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folding electric bike an urban travel solution


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Bike makers for the urban dweller, Brooklyn, New York City-based, Brooklyness, designs and builds two-wheeled solutions for the city commuter. Their CMYK 2.0 (photos above + below) folding electric commuter bike is a perfect vehicle for space-challenged apartment dwellers. The little bike can easily take you from home or apartment to rain, bus station or ultimate destination.

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The handlebars and seat fold-down for carrying it on the train or bus – or ride it to the office, and fold it up and store under your desk or cube. (more…)

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

dog halloween costumes – frightening stuff


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As a hound, I’d like to speak for all those canines trapped in loving homes with owners hellbent on including little Fluffy in all their Halloween hijinks.

People tend to get carried away on Halloween — must be the combination of all that pagan energy and sugar blurring folks’ judgment and inducing them to strap-on a Sarah Palin wig or David Hasselhoff mask. Rule of thumb, if your pooch looks miserable in that tutu or sombrero don’t make them wear it … animal cruelty can sometimes be disguised as love.

pictured above: Shiny Clown (Amazon), Frog Dog (DIY), and BatdogI mean Batman ($8.39 on sale now).

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eco news roundup – around the globe


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reclaimed glass becomes cool candle holders


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Looking for a nice housewarming gift or perhaps a nice little addition to your holiday table setting? Loving this Pillar Candle Holder Set – a sweet way to prop-up votives or tealights but not take up too much room on your table. Measuring 5.75 inches high and 2.5 inches in diameter, they’re not apt to be toppled over as guests toast their host or pass the potatoes. Another alternative … in lieu of candles, glass can be filled with pretty pebbles, seashells, feathers and other decorative touches. Fashioned from reclaimed wine cooler bottles and made in the USA $38; buy @ hipcycle.com.

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