Just Say No to Faux: Sky Factory Virtual Skylights
Skylights are wonderful things; they bring in natural light for free and can be part of a passive solar heating design. Or, they can be kilowatt-sucking imitations of the real thing "displaying terabytes of HD content in the structure of a full-size faux skylight, SkyV presents the essence of nature’s sky-events in vivid sequences."
More on virtual skylights, plus a roundup of other ridiculous stuff, below the fold.
Seriously, if you want a pretty ceiling, hire Charlton Heston. Laying in three HDTVs during a time when we are supposed to be sucking less power is just silly.
When looking for signs of the end of the world as we know it, one indicator might be the proliferation of useless devices that consume resources and energy for no apparent purpose. UnTreeHugger: An Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser
Un-treehugger: A Yacht That Thinks It's An Island
Awww c'mon, unless you're traveling across America with a caravan of performing dachshunds, or you're running an animal shelter in the middle of the Sahara, do you really need the so-called convenience of disposable plastic pet-bowl liners? UnTreeHugger: Bamboo Feed N' Toss Pet Bowls
How did it come to this? Take the most evil fuel burning device this side of a Hummer or a gas-powered daquiri maker and outfit two teams with them, fire up the leaf blowers and blow the ball towards the goal. The "first ever leaf blower hockey game in the history of the world" was played yesterday in Toronto, which now has yet another reason to hang its head in shame for having one of its citizens, an ad exec named Michael Paul, invent such a crime. The End of the World As We Know It Dept.: Leaf Blower Hockey