This is one of those desperation is the mother of invention moments. I recently discovered that Mr. Foxypants had thrown out my seed-starting tray “to make room in the garage.” Don’t get me started on the “WTF-buddy-throwing-away-tools?” screed. I’m still mad about it. You don’t want to hear it anyway. Since I’ve pledged to once [...]
With a Little Help of the Bees by Tomas Gabzdil Libertiny of Studio Libertiny was part of Droog‘s Smart Deco 2 Show at Milan 07. Libertiny made the vase shaped hive by building a wax infrastructure that the bees then colonized, building a their comb around it. Libertiny calls the process “slow prototyping”–it took 40,000 [...]
My friend Glen, who I have never met in person, traded me egyptian walking onions for lettuce and chard seeds. I love my adult pen pals.
I met Candace Kita when she showed up at our November garage sale for the sole purpose of buying my Hello Kitty Sandwich Maker. (Insert asian girl joke here). Candace interviewed me about producing movies and beekeeping for the February issue of Asiance Magazine. Career: Max Wong – Beekeeper (Asiance Magazine)
I was kicking butt all month socking away $50 here and $20 there from garage sale earnings, half.com sales, and birthday checks toward my goal of being $25,000 richer by the end of 2011. Then, yesterday, my savings for this year went back into the red, when we discovered that a raccoon had mauled our [...]
My neighbor has a massively productive pink guava tree. After picking 25 pounds of fruit, I hadn’t even harvested half of the ripe guavas off the tree. Unfortunately, I had to stop picking when a grumpy spider, who was clearly sick of me shaking her tree, decided to take a chomp out of my arm. [...]
Artist Karen Ingham, with the help of technologists at the Welsh Centre for Printing and Coating, has developed Pollinator Frocks, a limited edition, unisex clothing collection made from specially designed textiles that have been treated with a “nectar-like” solution. The wearable food trucks *cough* I mean dresses will, allegedly, keep bees and other pollinators fed [...]