Monthly Archives: May 2014

Forest Hydraulics

The maple syrup season was late this year, and so am I in posting these images of a late March visit to two sugar-making operations in the Hudson Valley. The first sugar shack we visited, Soukup Farms in Dover Plains, NY, is a third-generation maple producer with an old-school, wood-fired sap evaporator. IMAGE: The sugar […]

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The Carrot Hack

People who sell seeds have always struggled with an inconvenient reality: Their merchandise reproduces itself. So writes Lisa Hamilton, one of my fellow Fellows from the inaugural UC Berkeley/11th Hour Food & Farming Fellowship programme, summing up a problem that plant breeders have struggled with for generations: how to monetise the effort and ingenuity embedded […]

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Three Strikes

A quick promotional note about three events that I’m excited about — and will be speaking at — in the next few weeks. First of all, if you’re in New York City this weekend, I’ll be speaking as part of a panel discussion at Gizmodo’s Home of the Future. One of a series of awesome […]

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Fromidable!

Posted mainly for the pleasure of typing “Fromidable!” repeatedly. Thanks to the wonders of Canada’s bilingual labelling laws, and Loblaw’s stupendous “No Name/Sans Nom” brand packaging, we now have a fantastic new adjective to describe Johnny Hallyday’s greatest hits. And, of course, processed cheese spread. Fromidable! Posted to Twitter by @Wheeler, discovered via @doingitwrong.

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Mouldscape Architecture

IMAGE: Metamorfos 0611, Hans Jörgen Johansen via All Good Found/Liljevalchs. These atmospheric photographs document mould landscapes grown by Hans Jörgen Johansen. IMAGE: Metamorfos 0803, Hans Jörgen Johansen via All Good Found/Liljevalchs The Swedish artist is pioneering the practice of mouldscape architecture: designing and cultivating his way through a catalogue of horticultural styles, from the romantic […]

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