Chris Little and Zack Sears started a little company in the Winter of 2012 where they made simple, classic, precision covers for iPhone 4 and 4s. With Apple’s release of the iPhone 5, Sled is working furiously on making covers with the same characteristics for the new iPhone.
Peaches are in season and the lovely, fragrant fruit are everywhere. If you have gone through the usual recipes for peach cobbler and have been forced to contemplate canning, here is another recipe that is filled with natural goodness.
*Yummy Mummy, Marina, has been so kind as to share with us her recipe for individual peach pies
After being smoldered in the Swiss forest for many hours, these pieces of wood are transformed from ordinary raw wood to easily carved charcoal.
If you have ever stained floors or a piece of furniture and looked at the label, you will have seen the long list of horrible chemicals they put into stains to give them their colour and staying power. The Money Pit has a list of household items that you probably already have in your cupboard that can be used instead of the chemical-laden shop bought stains. The colours can be just as vibrant as stains from your hardware, but they are easier on the environment and easier on your allergies.
You can find the complete list of stains, from vinegar and coffee, on The Money Pit website
Susy Harper is an independent label created by designer Michelle Anslow. The physical shop and workshop is located in England, where designs with strong feminine shapes are created. The emphasis is on cut and texture where the fabrics are mostly natural and often hand dyed to give them a unique finish.
The Susy Harper line is also available online through their mail order site
I hadn’t heard of Dog Island before, but after seeing how the dogs are living a life that is as close to natural as can be, I think it would be a great idea to visit.
You can get more information and find out how to volunteer at the Dog Island website
As a hardcore fan of all kinds of bread and wood fired pizza, Ziggy (Brian Liloia), author of A Year of Mud the book and the blog, wanted to see if he could build a wood fired pizza oven with the same methods and materials he had used to build his first house, mud & cob. Cob is an ancient mixture of sand, clay, and straw, mixed by foot, and then applied by hand to form massive walls, used by various indigenous people to construct houses, and various other buildings before cement was used so widely. On his blog, and in his book, he details his experiences during his “Year of Mud” when he decided to go as completely off the grid as possible. Back to his pizza oven below
Moss and mould are usually discouraged from growing in bathrooms, however, bathrooms are usually the best places for them. Damp, warm, and usually dark. However, there is the theory that walking on grass is good for the circulation. So how do you combine the two? By getting a moss bath mat, that’s how: They say walking on fresh grass increases your blood circulation; I can’t vouch for that! Anyways, it is a reason to get going to the nearest park, remove your expensive Jimmy Choo’s and prance around.