Jubbling Is Back At Work

Mid-week national holidays are killing our momentum. We tried to tie Jubbling in with some green 4th of July ideas but that was going nowhere. So instead, we focused on making our Independence Day celebration less brown by lighting off 10 fewer fireworks than we did last year (successful) and by consuming 5 less beers (unsuccessful).

The only story we missed was the tiny DIY “One SQM House” by Van Bo Le-Mentzel. Have a great post-4th week. [Treehugger]


When Jubbling Grows Up, We Want To Be More Like The Burlap Bag!

The Burlap Bag
Re-Grow Celery By Planting The BaseThe Burlap Bag in Austin Texas just gets it. We may never make it to their brick and mortar storefront in Austin Texas but thankfully we have their website that is chock full of neat DIY ideas. The tone of the site is never “better than you” and The Burlap Bag’s Lauren and Josiah easily explain how to recreate their projects and they’re very responsive to visitors asking questions. Some of their projects include making overnight bread & butter pickles and how to grow endless celery. It’s all great and delivered in a self-deprecating tone that Jubbling appreciates. [The Burlap Bag]


DIY Scrap Wood iPhone Stand, Meet The iDuplo Stand

DIY scrap wood iPhone standKate Pruitt’s iPhone stand on Design Sponge is about as minimal as you can get. Built out of scrap wood, the Jubblinged up stand takes about 15 minutes to build and costs next to nothing. Any search on iPhone stands and you’ll get prices ranging from a basic model for $5.00 all the way up to $30,000 for the iNuke dock/speaker that is the size of a small car.

Kate’s stand is perfectly uncomplicated and best of all, it inspired me to build an iPhone stand of my own. I’ve been using the sticky bottom of a remote control and some ABC gum to prop my iPhone and it’s not the best solution. iDuplo iPhone Stand So I raided the kids toy box and 2 minutes later, Voilà – iDuplo iPhone stand. Duplos, which are Legos chunkier cousin, are easy to build with and the stand I created works. I’m still waiting for my Sonastand but until it arrives, iDuplo iPhone stand is perfect. [Design Sponge via Treehugger]


NQJW 10th Edition: hyMod Car Is Gas Or Electric, Turn Off Any TV And Pink Slime Is Jubbling

Stories that are not quite Jub-Worthy There are stories out there that merit the cycle of agonizing over our thoughts and limited writing abilities for four hours, and others that might be interesting but are just as well represented by a link. Here are those links.

  • ‘hyMOD’ lets driver swap out either electric or gas engine
    [youtube width=”250″ height=”188″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_4zdZ1mabg[/youtube]

    Romanian company SCI is working on the hyMod car that can switch between being fully electric or a hybrid vehicle by having its engine swapped out at a designated changing station.

    This seems like another green idea where a company is so focused on figuring out how to do something when they really should be wondering why. [SmartPlanet]

  • How to Make an Energy Efficient Remote to Turn Off Any TV

    “If you don’t like the fact that you can’t sit in a restaurant or bar without being surrounded by televisions, the TV-B-Gone will appeal to you. [TV-B-Gone] lets you turn off any TV you see, without having to ask the bartender and look like the guy or gal who’s spoiling everyone’s fun. The ubiquity of large televisions drives up energy consumption, it promotes materialism and pushes back the day when we all might decide that we own enough stuff.”Alex Davies, Treehugger

    TV-B-GoneHoly nuts… if you follow Mr. Davies advice, the TV-B-Gone would be better known as the Deathwish or Total-Dong device. The DIY remote was developed by Jinseok Jeon and will turn off any TV anywhere.

    Stealthily turning off the TV in a bar for green reasons will never work because it’ll just be turned right back on and you might get your ass handed to you to boot. To see what happens to people when they’re caught turning off the TV among friends, not strangers, watch the video below. [Treehugger][youtube width=”425″ height=”239″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMmqqKV49cg[/youtube]

  • Pink slime in the context of history
    Pink slime?  No!  It's soft-serve beefgurt.Jamie Oliver wants us to hate it and Maggie Koerth-Baker of BoingBoing wants us to appreciate it. Pink Slime, the concoction made of ammoniated animal parts normally discarded, has been taking a beating in the press. Maybe because it has been added to our ground meat without our knowledge for so long or maybe it’s the parts of the animal (rectal tissue?) used that make us want to gag.

    Either way, Jubbling’s with Maggie Koerth-Baker on this. If you’re going to process an animal, might as well use it all but definitely label it. [BoingBoing]

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