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leaf chaps.

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with fall comes the ultimate scourge of lawn work: raking leaves. all of those gorgeous, oxygen-giving trees in your backyard become instruments of torture, littering their leafy bounty all over the lawn and sidewalk.

according to the inventor of the the leaf pants, the leaves aren’t the problem. it’s the rake – that pronged nightmare that strains backs, blisters hands, and poses a real threat if left lying in the grass. but a leaf-blower isn’t the answer either.  instead, the inventor insists, what humanity needs is a method that is “compatible with the natural body movement of a person.”

enter the ‘leaf chaps’, a pair of zip-on, flexible tubes that slip over pant legs with a net fastened between the two so you can gather leaves as you stroll. the net corrals the leaves and collects them in front of you, so with just a few extra steps, you’re forming piles that are easily picked up later. 

not merely convenient, the chaps also promise to make you more productive. rather than struggle with bulky tools, do something you’d be doing anyway (walking around your lawn), while getting work done! sure, that walk is more like a waddle, but that’s the price you pay for innovation. 

“if you’re not prepared to be wrong,

you’ll never come up with anything original.”

– sir ken robinson

credits: mental floss magazine

cups runneth over.

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lots of cups and lots of ideas

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“building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form.

we should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking,

but all in harmony together.”

-alvar aalto

ideas.

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in my little front yard

mama and papa rabbit

stand guard

ever watchful

waiting for babies

to hop out of the nest

and

head out into the world

all on their own 

excited

full of curiosity

and

fresh ideas.

“ideas are like rabbits.

you get a couple and learn how to handle them,

and pretty soon you have a dozen.

– john steinbeck

go together.

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team problem solving

4 grandies and 1 wagon

lots of sizes

lots of weight

lots of ages

lots of ideas

lots of feelings

1 bent axle

1 road at the end

how to get it back up the driveway

who wants to pull

who wants to push

who wants to ride

who wants to walk

how can we do it so no one cries?

“if you want to go quickly, go alone.

if you want to go far, go together.”

~african proverb.

a good idea will keep you awake during the morning, but a great idea will keep you awake during the night. – Marilyn vos Savant

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some ideas,

like warm cookies and milk delivered to you

at your house or your dorm

until 3am,

are simple,

and just brilliant.

IMG_0821Insomnia Cookies was born out of the dislike of heavy meals late at night, love of food delivery, and the realization that by the time you get hungry at night, nothing is open. The concept was founded by Seth Berkowitz in 2003 from his dorm room while attending the University of Pennsylvania. Berkowitz started baking and delivering warm cookies to students late-night on campus… and Insomnia Cookies was born.

and now, when i see the truck heading out through the streets of ann arbor, i smile every time.

FD1COOKIE26-A I usually travel with a posse. I roll deep.

I travel like a rapper, but without the artillery.

We don’t carry guns, we carry cookies.
Gabriel Iglesias