Head over to YLighting.com between now and December 31, and you can register to win a Raimond Suspension Light by Moooi. The Raimond was designed by a math professor, and it was a hit in Milan last April at i Saloni. Not only is it a Ylighting exclusive, you’ll no doubt be the first among anyone you know to have one. (You may have to wrestle us for it.) Enter here.
1) We even like to save food we don’t like. Cat Sitter in the City says of the digital day counters: “Now this is a great idea. I wish I had had one last night when I pulled some marinara sauce out of the fridge and couldnâ€™t remember exactly how long it was in thereâ€¦ I hate it anyway.”
2) As of this writing, a little over 70% of our readers eat some kind of meat. The poll’s not scientific, but the results and comments are interesting. Chookooloonks says: “Iâ€™ve gone back and forth from being a full-on meat-eater to eating-only-seafood for years, until last year when I gave up eating meat entirely…. I just figured that Iâ€™m lucky enough to live in a part of the world where food is abundant, and I can stay healthy without something having to die for me to do so.” See more food for thought here.
3) Erica needs to post a pot rack how-to. Riye says: “That looks awesome Erica!! Please do post some instructions and more pics. The idea of using shower hooks is inspired. :-)” See the pot rack here — we’ll ask Erica to share more soon!
4) Cool knob sources abound. Leslie says: Try Lee Valley Tools! TONS of choice, and some pretty neat stuff all â€™round. Their knobs are at http://www.leevalley.com/hardware/page.aspx?c=1&cat=3&p=46742 and their main site is http://www.leevalley.com.” Click for more places to find cute knobs.
5) Those tin can lids need to be produced pronto. We think they’re still a prototype, but Valentina summed up reader opinion of the tin can lids: “LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!” Here’s hoping they get produced soon!
Photo by porah
The Little House in the City confesses: “I paid $200 for a stump.”
Black Friday, Cyber Monday — tired of the holiday gimmicks? Jezebel is too.
ZOMG, IKEA iPhone app! At swissmiss.
This might come as a relief: AT on living happily with less.
Pretty much the coolest tape dispenser ever at 2Modern.
Homemade ginger-ale at 30 Bucks a Week — looks great!
If you’ve never had quilt envy, you probably will after seeing these baby quilts at Simple Things.
And just ’cause we love ‘em: fake and fabulous holiday trees at Casa Sugar.
A recent story about scientists growing meat in a lab made me shudder (if you’ve read Oryx and Crake, you know why). I was a vegetarian for almost a decade, but I went back to being a meat eater quite a few years ago. Recent books like Eating Animals and The Omnivore’s Dilemma have been making me think about it again. So I’m curious about our readers and their habits — where are you on the meat-eating spectrum? Take the poll, and then tell us more in comments about what you eat and why. — Mary T.
Photo by Michal Zacharzewski
1) Paper pans have fans. Joan A. says: “I have used them. Theyâ€™re great. Iâ€™ve also seen them at Sur La Table, in case you donâ€™t want to wait for them to be shipped.” Have you used paper pans?
2) You have lots of great ideas for hanging pots. S.C. says: “I got frustrated after being unable to find an affordable pot rack. I ended up using a sturdy, solid, curtain rod from Ikea. I have 5 cast-iron pots and pans hanging with S-hooks, and itâ€™s holding up beautifully!” See all the suggestions for Erica’s pots-and-pans dilemma here.
3) Everyone could use more travel comfort. Tiffany says: “Thatâ€™s hilarious! I was at the airport a couple of days ago and saw a child in a car seat strapped onto the back of her dadâ€™s roller. She was just chilling and watching a dvd. Can we get those for grown ups too?” See the suitcase sofa.
4) You enjoy guessing the animal crackers as much as we did. Erin says: “I think the first one is a hermit crab, the second a gorilla, and the thirdâ€¦um, yeah, letâ€™s go with a headless something. Guess those people that like to bite the heads off first will feel like something is missing in their animal cracker experience.” By the way, an unnamed source has solved the mystery: Apparently that’s a bison, an elephant, and a llama. But we stand by our initial assessments!
5) Wicked Plants gets two thumbs up. Sprout says: “Good book! Quick read, but no index so not useful as a reference.” Kristi says: “It was a quick and enjoyable read.” Sounds like Wicked Plants will be wicked good!