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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Volkswagen Beetle ‘Chicken’ Coupe… I Mean Coop.

Chicken’s love beetles so this Volkswagen chicken coop makes perfect sense. Reduce, reuse, repurpose! [Imgur]

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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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The ‘Xeriscaping With Burton Knight’ Show Canceled Too Early In Hotter And Drier Dallas Texas.

Burton Knight - XeriscapingBurton Knight, resident of Junius Heights in East Dallas, decided to proactively deal with Texas’ water shortage by xeriscaping it; he removed his lawn and replaced it with rocks and native low-water consuming plants and cacti. Unfortunately, his neighborhood’s Landmark Commission voted on March 4th that Mr. Knight had to bring back the grass because they didn’t like how his lawn looked and he has said that he’ll comply. According to city planner Carolyn Horner: There are historically appropriate and acceptable ways to save water, she said. “This isn’t it.”

Nuts! Imagine if every law and ordinance was guided solely on the idea that there are historically appropriate and acceptable ways to… deal with food safety? Healthcare? Witches? I think the land commission in Dallas needs to update their thinking and consider revisiting Mr. Knight’s lawn-free, low-water consuming yard. His case might be the jolt they need to help keep Dallas from completely drying up and turning back into Mr. Knight’s xeriscaped yard. [Dallas Morning News via Treehugger]

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West Virginia Family Living Well Off The Grid.

Living off the grid in West Virginia - Sonny and Linda Jobe's Solar Powered Pothole FarmEntering retirement age, Sonny and Linda Jobe decided to make a change and live entirely off the grid by purchasing and outfitting a farm house in Doddridge County West Virginia with 20 solar panels. The solar panels produce most of the power they use – 18 panels for electricity and 2 panels dedicated to powering their hot water heater. How do they do it? By owning a small home and adapting their lifestyle. From Sonny Jobe:

“If it’s gonna be sunny, it’s when we’ll do most of the cleaning and things – between vacuuming and 3 or 4 loads of laundry.”

Check out the full story to find out how the Jobes are further adapting during the winter months. [MNN]


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Coiled Electrical Cable Artist Pavel Sineve And Wicker Covered Car Artist Ojo Obaniyi Need To Have A Playdate.

Here’s a sample of some functional art by coiled electrical cable artist Pavel Sineve:
Coiled elecrtical cable art - Pavel Sineve
From Inhabitat:

“From a watering can made from a length of garden hose to an entire car made from electric cables, his clever sculptures show new possibilities for re-using everyday materials.”

You can see more of Pavel’s work on his website.

Just a continent away, artisan Ojo Obaniyi is coiling and wrapping the inside and outside of his truck in woven raffia palm cane.
The Wicker Car - Ojo Obaniyi

Just imagine what might get reused and wrapped if these two ever got together. [Inhabitat and Neatorama]

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