My latest drool over dream appliance.
“Constructed with stainless steel encased in a frame of beechwood, the KoMo Magic Grain Mill is exactly what its name says it is –magic. The main housing is cylindrical with a bowl-shaped hopper sitting at its top. The top and bottom ends of the cylinder are each ringed with bands made of beechwood. These bands are joined by a slat, also made of the same material, that spans the height of the stainless steel housing. Close to the top, a hole is drilled on the wood slat for a spout where ground grain fall out. The lid of the hopper is also made of beechwood. This combination of wood and stainless steel lends an aura of elegance and flair to the mill. Its successful mix of old and new materials makes it look like magic.”
via Mill – Electric – Spice Grinders.
“Nothing gets kids up in the morning like the thought of going to school – not! If your youngsters are anything like others around the world, they need something interesting to get them out of bed, and this living Bamboo Soil Clock is fascinating enough to fit the bill. It’s a great way to teach your children about alternative sources of energy because it’s powered by something kids love – DIRT!”
via Bamboo Soil Clock Powered by DIRT! | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
and now for the redneck version of a Kelly Kettle.
“…volcano kettle is complete. It weighs 42g or 1 1/2oz and the stove weighs 31g or just over an ounce.
I just finished and tested my first customer’s kettle and it boiled 2 cups (16oz 474g) of 17C tap water in 3 mins 30 seconds using 13 grams of alcohol fuel.
I think that’s as fast as the quickest gas and canister stoves using a conventional pan set up isn’t it?
It has a thermal efficiency of 60% and has met all my targets for weight, speed, economy, and ergonomics.
I can also make these using heineken keg cans with a slightly smaller capacity if they use the fast 1oz stove or a full 2 cups using my 4g lip balm pot stove. Boil time with the small stove is around 9 mins.”
via Make Your Own Gear » 2 cup Volcano kettle boils in 3 1/2 mins with 13g alcohol ! — BackpackingLight.com Forums.