Realizing you can make your own dog poop bags

As we anticipated the arrival of our newest family member, our puppy, Chica, I felt confident and competent that we had covered all of her essential needs and adapted our living habits to accommodate a little furry companion with boundless waking energy and pin-sharp teeth. We had designed and built wooden movable barricades in doorways […]

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Seed Bombs

Seed bombing inspires those looking for a passive means of repopulating plants with a easy solution, or those who dabble in occasional Guerilla gardening. In truth, for true Guerilla gardeners, ensuring that a plant grows to maturity against the challenges that face a young seed such as drought, rot, predators, mould, and competition from other […]

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Single-Use Plastic Sculptures

The war on single use plastics in North America has become even more contentious since China refused to accept exported waste from other countries last year (2018). While banning straws and shopping bags has been popularized through grassroots campaigns, the majority of my household plastic waste comes from neither of these sources. Rather, it is […]

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The art of the fold

Many people ask me what it means to be an origami constructivist. Quite simply, it means appreciating the functional aspects of origami folding as both a metaphor for intelligent design and practical usefulness.  Origami takes a flat piece of paper and makes 3-dimensional shapes or recognizable figures through folding techniques.  It is the multiplicity and […]

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