Grow Y’own

All-in-one gardening solution simplifies at-home growing

From luxury chicken coops to high-tech wind turbines, the more accessible tools of today’s self-sustainability movement mean you can do things like raise fresh meat and harness affordable energy without going to extremes—providing you have the cash. But gardening at home, like an express lines for farm-to-table eating, tends to pose the greatest challenge for those craving homegrown produce. Anyone who has tried to raise …

Ugly-Kid Gumo

Parisian street artist brings his gritty vision of Oz to NYC

As rebels against not just art world norms but against conventions for public space, many see graffiti as by definition disagreeable. Artists like Ugly-Kid Gumo embrace that position, providing commentary through art that originated on the street. Gumo’s raw, emotional figures and faces draw attention to the flaws and fallacies in our urbanized society by literally and figuratively staring straight at them. The 30-year-old Parisian …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Nose navigation for iPhones, urban futures, pretzel keyrings and more in our weekly web survey

1. Finger Nose Stylus For those of you who always wanted a convenient way to navigate touch-screens without dorky traditional styluses, Dominic Wilcox crafted a solution. His stylus conveniently straps to your face, allowing for complete hands-free navigation. 2. Land Rover U.K. Land Rover’s recent print ad for their iconic Defender cleverly captures the vehicle’s singular ability to take you places beyond the local Whole …