Hanging Potted Plant Light Fixtures – Meet The BucketLight Plant Lamp.

The BucketLight - A hanging plant and LED light.

BucketLight Plant Lamp, indoor ceilling-mounted garden and lighting.Do you want a whole mess of plants in your room but don’t have the table-top space? No problem – check out the BucketLight Plant Lamp from Dutch designer Roderick Vos. The space-saving, dual-purpose BucketLights connect to the ceiling and you don’t have to worry about electrocuting yourself when you water your plant lamp because they’re waterproof.

Jubbling? Sure, as long as the BucketLight Plant Lamp isn’t too expensive and thankfully, it’s only $2600… SWEET JESUS!

Sorry BucketLight Plant Lamp: you just gave me $2550.05 worth of reasons not to buy a BucketLight. [N]


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Under Stairs Garden.

Under stairs garden - bm studioFrom bm studio of Escondido CA, the under stairs garden is a reminder of all of the places we could be, but are not, starting a garden. [Neatorama]

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It’s Not A Painting – It’s A Picture Of A Polluted Lake In China.

Lake algae bloom caused by chemical fertilizer pollution in China.That floating stuff may look like paint but it’s lake algae that has bloomed from chemical fertilizer pollution. The Chinese government is spending $77 million to restore the lake.

Lake algae bloom caused by chemical fertilizer pollution in China.

Do you think this doesn’t happen in the US? Think again…

Algae bloom in Wisconsin's Lake Tainter

Algae bloom in Wisconsin's Lake Tainter (2010)

We’re doing some painting of our own. [RocketNews 24]

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High Quality Animated GIFs Of Nature In Action.

Frog checking out mealworm.

Frog checking out mealworm.

These amazing high quality animated GIFs of nature in action were taken from documentaries. More animated GIFs of nature are posted on the Head Like An Orange tumblr blog.

Spinning tornado.

Spinning tornado.

Ladybugs wrestling.

Ladybugs wrestling.

Ground squirrel realizing the ladybugs aren't wrestling.

Ground squirrel realizing the ladybugs aren't wrestling.

Nature is awesome! [Laughing Squid]

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Effectiveness Of Pollutant Removing, Runoff Mitigating Rain Gardens.

Rain garden in SeattleRain gardens are a big deal in the Pacific Northwest. In areas with combined storm and sanitary sewers, rain gardens have been installed to slow down runoff during heavy rains in order to prevent sewage overflows. A nice bonus of a rain garden is its ability to filter out pollutants (driveway oil, lawn chemicals, heavy metals etc.) from residential runoff before it reaches a sewage treatment plant and ultimately, a waterway.

So what happens to the pollutants captured by rain gardens? Do they become toxic over time? The results are surprising.

If you get a chance, check out “Are Rain Gardens Mini Toxic Cleanup Sites?” by Lisa Stiffler. I refuse to TMZ’up Ms. Stiffler’s article. [Sightline]

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Juicer-Pulp Fritter Recipe.

Juicer with juicer pulpRecently, a friend of ours loaned us their juicer. When we went to set it up, we noticed the large pulp catcher and hesitated about juicing. What do we do with all that pulp? We could compost it but juicer-pulp is made up of normally edible food and we didn’t want to waste it. In the end, Jubbling juice-blocked us and we used our blender instead. Then I read about the juicer-pulp fritter recipe and I think we’re going to give the juicer another try.

The 20 minute juicer-pulp fritter recipe was submitted by Aylin on Glow Kitchen and here are the details:

Ingredients (6-8 patties):

  • 2 cups juice pulp (kale, carrots, chard)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Juicer-pulp fritter ingredients
Instructions: Mix until all of the ingredients are combined and then form them into patties. Place the patties in a greased saucepan over medium heat and cook each side 2-3 minutes.

Juicer-pulb fritters cooking.

In the GK article, the author suggests eating your juicer-pulp fritters in a sandwich or crumbled over a salad. When we try the recipe, we’ll probably add an egg to help hold the patties together.

A quick Google search will net you quite a few recipes for juicer-pulp. A nice bonus of the juicer-pulp fritter recipe is that you can feed your whole family with it: parents get the juice, kids (and pets) get the fritters. [Glow Kitchen via Ecorazzi]

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