Thursday, May 20, 2010

Just Like Everything in Nature

I just love it when someone comes up with a brilliantly simple idea and I smack myself on the head and think "Why the heck didn't I think of that" - UGH!

LufDesign - a zip tie with style. And since Kyle is a zip tie freak, its second answer to every problem at home after duct tape, he will love this chic take on the traditional black.
They had me a cord control
So smitten with these things - check out their website
If you scroll further down the page, take a look at fork and cream sauce, so funny.
And at $7 for 12, that is not bad and cute colors too.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Container Homes in Haiti

For many the use of container homes as shelter housing or replacement housing in disaster regions of the world isn't received well. To say they are earthquake safe, fire resistant, waterproof and can be hurricane safe - I don't know what the dispute is really about.

Of course in Haiti, anything has to be better than a tarp or a tent. I just saw this posting on Inhabitat about Green Container International Aid providing containers designed homes to be built around the country for immediate and long term housing. I just think that this makes so much sense, Kyle sent me this picture -
My thought is that you are a heck of a lot more likely to walk away from this than from this:
 Hmmm, 2 million homeless, 700,000 abandoned containers, makes sense as a great way to protect these ones from hurricanes, future earthquakes and provides a safe and secure home that they can call their own.

Check out Inhabitat's article - its pretty exciting stuff.