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unconsumption:

To add to our posts about libraries, other book-related matters, and wine-related repurposing, there’s this:
An obsolete card catalog repurposed as a minibar.
Need we say more?!
(photo via The Sugar Monster on Flickr)

Today, in “things I love.”

unconsumption:

To add to our posts about libraries, other book-related matters, and wine-related repurposing, there’s this:

An obsolete card catalog repurposed as a minibar.

Need we say more?!

(photo via The Sugar Monster on Flickr)

Today, in “things I love.”

Via futureoflistening:

“The graphics are musical notations for the correct level of liquid to produce the perfect pitch when a user runs their finger along the rim of the glass.”
Functionality, y’all.
Set of Musical Glasses — ACCESSORIES — Better Living Through Design

Today, in “things I love.”

Via futureoflistening:

“The graphics are musical notations for the correct level of liquid to produce the perfect pitch when a user runs their finger along the rim of the glass.”

Functionality, y’all.

Set of Musical Glasses — ACCESSORIES — Better Living Through Design

Today, in “things I love.”

Via unconsumption:

It’s wine o’clock (somewhere) — time to share a wine-related repurposing find:
Wine corks used as plant markers! (spotted on Pinterest)
For additional wine-spiration, check out earlier Unconsumption posts here.
Cheers!

Today in things I love.

Via unconsumption:

It’s wine o’clock (somewhere) — time to share a wine-related repurposing find:

Wine corks used as plant markers! (spotted on Pinterest)

For additional wine-spiration, check out earlier Unconsumption posts here.

Cheers!

Today in things I love.

Via unconsumption:

Thanks to Unconsumptioneer extraordinaire Rob, here’s a two-fer post celebrating:
1) cork repurposing [it’s a bit early for wine o’clock here, but it’s wine o’clock somewhere, right?], and 2) Earth day.

Cork forests are one of the largest providers of oxygen to the earth, in addition to being one of the most sustainable and environmentally harvested forests in the world. Cork forests also have the world’s highest amount of forest biodiversity, including endangered species like the Iberian Lynx, the Iberian Imperial Eagle and the Barbary Deer. It’s sort of a big deal.
In honor of Earth Day and cork forests, our retail friends at Anthropologie have joined forces with the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance (CFCA) to raise awareness and preserve Mediterranean cork forests (which just so happens to be one of the Earth’s most valuable ecosystems). CFCA donated 2 million corks to 153 Anthropologie stores that were then turned into window displays. (via Retail Design Diva)

If you’re wondering what will happen to the corks after Anthropologie takes down the displays, this post says: ”The installations will actually be available for “adoption” after Earth Day, in exchange for a contribution to CFCA. Remaining corks will be returned to the organization and recycled through its Cork ReHarvest program.” [We cover Cork ReHarvest and CFCA in this earlier Unconsumption post.]
Pictured: Display in Anthropologie’s Troy, Michigan, store. (via Our Earth Day 2011 Windows Facebook album)

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Via unconsumption:

Thanks to Unconsumptioneer extraordinaire Rob, here’s a two-fer post celebrating:

1) cork repurposing [it’s a bit early for wine o’clock here, but it’s wine o’clock somewhere, right?], and 2) Earth day.

Cork forests are one of the largest providers of oxygen to the earth, in addition to being one of the most sustainable and environmentally harvested forests in the world. Cork forests also have the world’s highest amount of forest biodiversity, including endangered species like the Iberian Lynx, the Iberian Imperial Eagle and the Barbary Deer. It’s sort of a big deal.

In honor of Earth Day and cork forests, our retail friends at Anthropologie have joined forces with the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance (CFCA) to raise awareness and preserve Mediterranean cork forests (which just so happens to be one of the Earth’s most valuable ecosystems). CFCA donated 2 million corks to 153 Anthropologie stores that were then turned into window displays. (via Retail Design Diva)

If you’re wondering what will happen to the corks after Anthropologie takes down the displays, this post says: ”The installations will actually be available for “adoption” after Earth Day, in exchange for a contribution to CFCA. Remaining corks will be returned to the organization and recycled through its Cork ReHarvest program.” [We cover Cork ReHarvest and CFCA in this earlier Unconsumption post.]

Pictured: Display in Anthropologie’s Troy, Michigan, store. (via Our Earth Day 2011 Windows Facebook album)

I like this. All of it.

Watermelon purists can rejoice: The fruit *did not* come in contact with a warm pan or olive oil.

My simplified (and reduced-fat) variation of yesterday’s salad recipe includes tossing together diced watermelon, arugula, salad greens, feta cheese, and vinaigrette (a reduction of watermelon juice and balsamic vinegar with cracked black pepper), with a sprinkling of slivered almonds on top.

A warm, crusty baguette and chilled Sheldrake Point 2007 Riesling were good accompaniments.

[Note @counternotions: No pics. :) ]

"Pan-seared watermelon with peppery arugula, anyone?"

Today’s festivities include making this sautéed watermelon, arugula & almond salad (recipe spotted in Wednesday’s Chicago Tribune).

To sip with it: Finger Lakes Riesling.

Other wine suggestions?