Canned Air

We pay for bottled water, cable TV, satellite radio so it was only a matter of time before we paid for air. Prague-based photographer Kirill Rudenko has created Canned Air, cans of ’100% organic’ air from cities worldwide meant to relieve stress, cure homesickness and fight nostalgia. New York City, Paris, Berlin, Singapore and moreContinue reading “Canned Air”

The HemLoft, A Secret Tree House in the Canadian Woods

Former Canadian software developer and current carpenter Joel Allen built a beautiful egg-shaped tree house, The HemLoft, in the woods near Whistler, British Columbia. The exact location of the house is a secret because Allen built it on Crown lands (government property) without permission.

picNYC Table, An Indoor Urban Dining Table That Grows Grass

The picNYC table from Haiko Cornelissen Architecten is an indoor aluminum dining table created for urban living spaces that actually grows grass. Owners of this table must hand-cut the tabletop grass to maintain it because “no table grass mower yet exists”. While designed as a concept piece, interested buyers may contact Haiko Cornelissen for moreContinue reading “picNYC Table, An Indoor Urban Dining Table That Grows Grass”


Want to give your friends and family something a little more exciting than an email greeting for their birthday or the Holidays? Then send them these green greeting cards called PostCarden ($13). Each 155 x 18 x 95 mm card features a backdrop and a growing garden. All cards come with instructions, cress seeds, and aContinue reading “PostCarden”

Fee-Free Weekends in Your National Parks

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better this summer with three fee-free weekends at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees. Mark your calendars for fee-free weekends this summer: -June 20-21, 2009 (Father’s Day weekend) -July 18-19, 2009 -August 15-16, 2009 And to make the fun even moreContinue reading “Fee-Free Weekends in Your National Parks”

The New York Times 8th Annual Year In Ideas

Please click HERE for the New York Times Year in Ideas issue. For the eighth year in a row, they have compiled an alphabetical digest of ideas, from A to Z (almost) that features a whole slew of essays about the interesting concepts that people have come up with during 2008.  

Hidden Mickeys

In 1992 it was announced by Disney that they were to begin reforesting parts of Florida in an effort to give something back to the area. The furthest they got was to plant Mickey’s Forest (above), a collection of 50,000 pine trees shaped in a way that should be familiar to the majority of peopleContinue reading “Hidden Mickeys”