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2.28.2006
foodnews.org: shoppers guide to pesticides in produce ::

highest in pesticides ::

these 12 popular fresh fruits + vegetables are consistently the most contaminated with pesticides * buy these organic.

* apples
* bell peppers
* celery
* cherries
* grapes (imported)
* nectarines
* peaches
* pears
* potatoes
* red raspberries
* spinach
* strawberries

lowest in pesticides ::

these 12 popular fresh fruits + vegetables consistently have the lowest levels of pesticides.

* asparagus
* avocados
* bananas
* broccoli
* cauliflower
* corn (sweet)
* kiwi
* mangos
* onions
* papaya
* pineapples
* peas (sweet)

by ~mod*mom~ at 28.2.06 © 1 comments




san francisco, california, is going to encourage people to convert dog poop into an energy source. (by paul sakuma, a.p., via washington post)

in the next few months, san francisco will start a program at a popular dog park that will encourage people to drop their dog droppings into a methane digester, a contraption in which bacteria eat at doggie doo for weeks until the poop becomes methane gas. the gas could then be used to power gas stoves + heaters. it also could be used to generate electricity.
how much energy could be generated by fido's feces? well, city officials say that almost 4% of household trash is dog waste. that's about 6,500 tons a year.

san francisco, named after saint francis of assisi, the patron saint of animals, is home to about 120,000 dogs."

by ~mod*mom~ at 28.2.06 ©




"3 1/2 days of cutting edge contemporary design + architecture. ca boom combines exhibits from independent designers, architects + manufacturers, tours by cutting edge architects of recently completed projects + panel discussions whose participants are the leaders and innovators of the contemporary design community." sounds like fun to me!!!

by ~mod*mom~ at 28.2.06 ©



think pink!

self magazine and estee lauder founded the pink ribbon campaign in 1992 to help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. since then, thousands of companies have followed suit, developing pink products whose sales benefit various cancer research foundations. The following is a partial list of products available to help cancer research:


* clarins colour gloss $19 nordstrom 15% benefits the national breast cancer foundation.

* revlon super lustrous lipgloss, $7; at drugstores. $1 benefits national breast cancer coalition.
* polo.com 10% benefits ralph lauren's pink pony fund.
* lilly pulitzer scarf for ford $35 fordcares 100% benefits the komen foundation.
* body-slimming hoodie $48 + t-shirt danskin 15 percent benefits bCRF.
* bead v-neck sweater $240 whiteandwarren 50%benefits women at risk.
rain-ready boots $120 rockport $5 benefits dana-farber cancer institute in boston.
* newbalance.com $5 benefits the komen foundation.
* rado's sintra pink super jubilee watch, $5,800 + sintra pink jubilee, $3,500 rado.com 10% benefits the komen foundation.
* cartier roadster, $3,900 cartier stores, $30,000 of sales benefits BCRF.
* bold-faced watch, $16 target stores 100% benefits BCRF.
* slim watch, $298 coach stores, $100 benefits BCRF.
* woolly scarf, $195 burberry stores, 30% benefits BCRF.
*avon pink collection 10% benefits avon breast cancer crusade
* dazzling studs, $6,800 from mikimoto's collection of hope at mikimoto stores, 15% benefits young survival coalition.
*kitchenaid pink product collection benefits the komen foundation.
* love cures discount card $30 at ann taylor stores 50% benefits BCRF + the komen foundation."

(via abc news)

by ~mod*mom~ at 28.2.06 © 1 comments


2.26.2006












plan59 museum of midcentury illustration retro 1950s + 1960s tile ads show modern decor + furniture + scarey asbestos tile that now is a health danger, because we have to retile our vintage home. the backing is soooo dangerous. i'll post a link about it. (via smissmiss)

by ~mod*mom~ at 26.2.06 © 0 comments


2.25.2006


superparent yuki ohno's blog "access apolo" + the shani davis page are about mod*tot's uncles!! Go uncle apolo! go uncle shani!

by ~mod*mom~ at 25.2.06 © 0 comments




babystyle has futuristic strollers by stokke of norway.

by ~mod*mom~ at 25.2.06 © 0 comments


2.22.2006





velocity's modern playshed is @ $3000 (via design*sponge) or make your own mod shack for $1500 with instructions from readymade magazine.


by ~mod*mom~ at 22.2.06 © 0 comments


2.21.2006

sheer makes a spherical futuristic kitchen that comes apart. the top half raises for venting + light, the lower half has your food preparation area + sink. you work around the "kitchen" instead of having the "kitchen" stuff around you. i don't know why there's no table + chairs in there though. the chaise lounge looks out of place. oh, i think i see folding chairs in the cupboard. maybe the table is hidden away too.

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.2.06 © 0 comments







autoblog has pics of nissan's futuristic 4x4 terranaut :: "nissan of europe has released a bevy of images showing every nook and cranny of its upcoming geneva-bound concept, the terranaut. the 4x4 was designed for "scientists, geologists, archaeologists or adventurers" whose office is the great outdoors.

it seats 3 people in an interior modeled after a u.s.s. enterprise shuttlecraft. the "spherical laboratory" is accessed from a seat that swivels 360 degrees to give any intrepid scientist access to all of the vehicle's workstations."

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.2.06 © 0 comments







reprodepot has groovy 60's and 70's fabric! via design*sponge

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.2.06 © 0 comments




i saw these alessi "ship shape" butter dishes with knives on yanko

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.2.06 © 0 comments


2.20.2006

chiasso:: message watch :: winner of international design awards, this futuristic watch displays "peace on earth" +, with the flick of the wrist, it displays the time + date. soft and supple vinyl rubber uni-band also has a light. uses one battery, included. a funky little gift. sale price: $24, orig: $98, save: 76%"

by ~mod*mom~ at 20.2.06 © 0 comments


2.19.2006

zip calls nuvo "the worlds first humanoid robot for home use." time says, "this 15-in., two-legged bot can dance, talk, play music, tell time + even shake your hand. it can respond to 40 simple commands (like 'nuvo, let's dance') in a japanese-accented female voice + take pictures with the cyclops lens mounted on its head. the 15 motorized joints in its body allow nuvo to perform tricks like headstands + head rolls, as well as to roam freely around the house. nuvo will even take photos + zap them to your cell phone." (best inventions of 2005)

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.2.06 © 0 comments




pure contemporary's interactive room planner + home decor organizer interior design software tools for remodeling & home planning are fun, functional + free.
i enjoyed using the room planner software to plan the remodel of our kitchen with ikea cabinets, gas stove + separate gas cooktop. i had my kitchen professionally measured by an ikea rep + she was soooo happy i turned her on to this software, because it's way better than ikea's. it even has a selection of modern furniture along with appliances + you can accurately size windows + doors in the room.

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.2.06 © 0 comments




kate's paperie has modpod ipod + laptop covers by lifepod. fresh as springtime.

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.2.06 © 0 comments


2.17.2006
i like s.britt's mom in the middle + the swimmerciser + the pancakes, yum!

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.2.06 © 0 comments




design observer had this interesting article: method was begun in 1999 by a chemical engineer and a graphic designer, with an aim to create totally biodegradable, environmentally sound cleaning products. with packaging designed by karim rashid since 2002, the complete line now includes laundry, specialty surface, dish, hand and body wash as well as all-purpose cleaners. here in the us, method products are available at target, as well as gracious home, gourmet garage and most recently, wal-mart. the surface cleaner shown here retails for about $4 for a 28 ounce bottle.

the bottle on the right also has a circular logo, consisting of the first letter of the brand name (in this case, s) and uses lowercase, sans serif type, an abstract, duotoned photograph, a horizontal label with rounded edges and a narrrow white border, and a fresh, mint scent. the bottle shape is similar too, albeit slightly larger, holding 30 ounces of liquid. both products are biodegradable. this product sells for one dollar and is available at select discount stores and pharmacies."

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.2.06 © 0 comments



i love the sixties + the winter olympics (mostly speed skating). the 1968 design magazine had the moddest op art cover!

check out the
torino 2006 - speed skating homepage + schedule

congratulations to anouk leblanc-bouchier of canada on her bronze in the 500m (a fashion trendsetter + very nice person).

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.2.06 © 0 comments


2.16.2006

plasma car can be ridden by moms, dads or tots. it handles up to 220 lbs. just swivel the steering wheel to propel yourself on a smooth surface inside or outside.

click on the plasma car to watch people riding them. i've tried one at a big toy store + they're pretty comfortable + i saw a man from the store ride one. it's pretty durable too. i wish they came in silver so they would look more jetson-like.

they have an interesting little movie on the discovery channel about the physics behind the plasma car (from canada).

they're for sale at sfmoma + plasma car


by ~mod*mom~ at 16.2.06 © 0 comments


2.15.2006

swissmiss has a baby in her tummy + an awesome blog. look at that radical single-slice star toaster! i can cook toast. this is for me.

by ~mod*mom~ at 15.2.06 © 0 comments