You Can Eat These Drinking Straws

In an effort to make plastic drinking straws extinct, Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker of Loliware have invented the ‘world’s first edible, hypercompostable, marinedegradable straw.’ They hope their eco-friendly Lolistraw will replace the ‘500M plastic straws’ that they say are currently being used in the United States every day.

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Links for 12/31/17

Photos: Malick Sidibe Shows Mali’s Youth With A Groovy ‘Twist’


 

Wan Chai: Sex, Dives and Bar Cards From 1970s Hong Kong


 

Seaside Casino: 1905


 

How Big Oil Lost Control of Its Climate Misinformation Machine


 

New lab-bred super corals could help avert global reef wipeout


 

Tiki


 

Sustainable Package Design is a Must to Tackle Pollution Crisis


 

Barracuda and surfer dude… 1964 Plymouth press release photo


 

New evacuations ordered as California Thomas wildfire rages


 

After You Finish Your Drink, You Can Eat This New Edible Straw


 

The Downtown LA that just won’t quit


 

The Fight Against The Tiny Plastic Pellets Choking Our Oceans


 

Ice Apocalypse | Grist


 


 

Links for 12/23/17

Roots vs the Future


 

Stanley Black Sophisticat in Cuba 1958


 

The New People (1969 Promo)


 

Mapuche Leader Moira Millán: “We Mapuche people don’t fight for land ownership but for a way of living on the land”


 

California wildfires: 120,000 forced to flee as blazes tear through south of state


 

Are You Ready to Consider that Capitalism is the Real Problem?


 

How 5 African-American Women Are Shaking Up Atlanta’s Cocktail Scene


 

Nelson and Ashley Ahina, Laniakea 15 Nov 2017


 

DownHill SkateBoarding Freeride Lacets Montvernier


 

This British gent lives life like it’s the 1940s / Boing Boing

Links for 12/19/12

Checkmate: how do climate science deniers’ predictions stack up?


 

This skate company is turning guns into skateboards


 

Climate change has created massive blooms of ecologically disruptive jellyfish, but luckily they’re delicious


 

Bartend Against: Helping Communities Across the Globe


 

“Pacific Vibrations” 1970 “Brave Ulysses”, Ashish & Randy’s Music


 

Bros go to LA city council to speak for house parties


 

The problem with nuclear waste


 

Source: House Preparing to Sacrifice Right Whales for Big Oil


 

MCS joins 150 organisations backing call to ban oxo-degradable plastic packaging | Marine Conservation Society

Links for 12/10/17

Hidden Beat-era Enclave Could Get National Historic Status


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LekodBAmKA

 

Is This The Solution To Plastic Waste Pollution?


 

Octopus tiki mug


 

How to Etch Aluminum / Etched Guitar Pedals


 

The article that changed my view … of humanity’s impact on the planet


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-9_iyNBwbo

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFbyujLT8HQ

 

Fmr FBI Agent Turned Surf Guitarist Using Her Voice To Advocate For The LGBTQ Community. She released her ‘Love Is’ compilation in October

Source: Fmr FBI Agent Turned Surf Guitarist Using Her Voice To Advocate For The LGBTQ Community – GirlTalkHQ


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jCGwiHdI8E

Source: Blackboy: A Portrait of Deni Firdaus


 

The Jetsons is actually a bone-chilling dystopia – The Verge

Links for 11/24/17

‘As close as the US gets to Egypt’s pyramids’: how Chaco Canyon is endangered by drilling


 

Source: Tom Goldtooth: Carbon Trading is “Fraudulent” Scheme to Privatize Air & Forests to Permit Pollution | Democracy Now!


 

Source: Study finds different types of alcohol may affect our emotions differently / Boing Boing


 

Source: Will You ‘Promise to Protect’? Coalition Urges New Wave of Resistance to Stop KXL | Common Dreams


 

Source: Who Owns the Internet? | The New Yorker


 

EV West, a car shop in California, built the world’s first electric Ferrari.

Source: Meet the DIY Mechanics Retrofitting Classic Cars With Electric Motors

Links for 11/9/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwTOoe0nrr4


 

Source: Australian Lawmakers Propose Outlawing Parody, Having A Sense Of Humor | Techdirt


 

Source: Under – Snøhetta


 

Can it be true? A working ‘Dick Tracy Wrist Watch’

Source: Can it be true? A working ‘Dick Tracy Wrist Watch’


 

Languages of the US before European Colonisation


 

Source: Zealandia drilling reveals secrets of sunken lost continent | World news | The Guardian


 

Tiki drinking first bloomed after Prohibition, and now—after a protracted decline—it has returned, integrated into the larger classic cocktail canon.

Source: The Birth, Death and Rebirth of Tiki

Links for 10/17/17

1960s James Bond-inspired retrofuturistic design comes together in a pair of wireless audio speakers that may leave you both shaken and stirred.

Source: Bossa Moonraker Retro-Futuristic Stereo Speaker System – Design Milk


 

Source: Record Amazon fires stun scientists; sign of sick, degraded forests


 

Source: I Went Undercover at a Boot Camp for Young Conservatives—Here’s What I Learned | Alternet


 

Source: Where is the musical underground in 2017? | Music | The Guardian


 

Source: Tiki Death Punch | Modern Tiki


 

Tribes people from around the world watch the BBC’s programme Protecting Our Parents.

Source: BBC Two – Tribes, Predators & Me, Web exclusive: Tribes react to care homes


 

Source: Gin Wong: 5 LA projects by the modern architect – Curbed LA


 

Source: Home (2009)

Links for 9/30/17

Built in 1883 by the eccentric Boston millionaire Franklin W. Smith as his winter home, Villa Zorayda was inspired by the 12th-century Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. (Wikipedia)Circa 1904. “Zorayda Club, King Street, St. Augustine, Florida.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: Villa Zorayda: 1904 | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 


 

Tribes people from around the world are shown BBC news footage of Morris dancing.

Source: BBC Two – Tribes, Predators & Me, Web exclusive: Tribes react to Morris dancing


 

Source: Trash Isles: Could the Great Pacific Garbage Patch become an official nation? — Quartz


 

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Source: ‘Non-drinkers deserve a great adult cocktail’: how alcohol-free spirits became a stealth hit | Life and style | The Guardian


 

new mix: EARRITATING (funk - psych - bolly - rock)

 

A longtime South Bay resident barrels through the wave of early-‘60s surf bands and clubs that once gave our Beach Cities a summer soundtrack.

Source: The South Bay Bands that Created the 60’s Surf Music Sound – Southbay Magazine