Henry Hargreave’s Deep-Fried Gadgets Almost Made Me Un-Appreciate Art Again.

Deep Fried Foamcore Apple iPad - Henry Hargreaves

“I see a connection between tech and fastfood culture, both are fetishized, quickly consumed then discarded.”
– Henry Hargreaves, Wired article
“Artist’s Deep-Fried Gadgets Blend Unhealthy Appetites”


I was so close to becoming an art connoisseur thanks to back-of-truck grime art and the invisible art exhibit. Then Henry Hargreaves went ahead and made an artistic statement about consumption by deep-frying some gadgets and I felt kicked in the arts again.

But wait, due to a lack of funding, Mr. Hargreaves didn’t deep-fry the actual electronics and built his soon-to-be-fried gadgets out of foamcore. So I guess the key to Jubbling art must be limited funding. Thank you Mr. Hargreaves – artful message received. Best of all, you didn’t have to make your point and provoke us to think about consumption via hypocritical art. [Wired]


Deep Fried Foamcore Apple MacBook Air and iPhone - Henry Hargreaves

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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]

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The Green Cycler From Ecotonix May Have Your Kids Fighting To Grind The Pre-Compost

Designed by gardener Gail Loos, the Green Cycler is a cool idea that could make pre-composting fun. It’s a hand-cranked composting aid that speeds up the process by grinding up your plant waste before you add it to your compost pile and I could definitely use one. The compost in my Sun-Mar drum composter looks like an un-fruit salad with intact apple cores, pineapple skins and orange peels that aren’t breaking down because they’re too big. With the Green Cycler, I have no doubt that my kids would grind our compostables down and they’d even fight to be the one doing the cranking.

As useful as the Green Cycler seems, I’m not ready to shell out $139 to get one. I think the only way I could justify the purchase of a Green Cycler is if I made it a Christmas gift and gave one to my kids. [Treehugger]

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Sorry kids, we’re eating your science project tonight.

[youtube width=”425″ height=”239″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYhN_qms474[/youtube]There’s something to the whole eating bugs thing as long as People for the Ethical Treatment of Insects (PETI) are out of the way. Don Bugito’s Prehispanic Snackeria focus is mealworm larvae based foods that are high in protein and loaded with vitamins and minerals. Probably the most important advantage of eating mealworms is that they occupy a low rung of the food chain and so the energy transfer is not as wasteful as other animal based proteins. Another advantage is that for now, Don Bugito’s booth at the local food festival is going to have a shorter line.

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