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Anti-Fly Sphere: Sustainable, non-toxic bug repellent! On the streets of urban Mexico, food markets and taco kiosks dangle water-filled plastic bags overhead because the refraction of water magnifies movements and color, keeping flies away. Native José de la O takes this bit of ingenuity one step further with this beautiful glass bulb and stopper. For the designer, now based in the Netherlands, design should be about sustainable solutions and human interaction.


Did You Know...

A page full of "did you knows".. If you place a wooden spoon over a pot of boiling water, it won't boil over. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold! Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking...THERE IS MORE!!

Wonder if these can be made with cement and lace fabric doilies, dries over plastic bowl

DIY Magic bottles—fill with distilled water, glycerin drops, glitter flakes, sequins, light plastic beads - anything that sparkles and is light enough to float around.

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An Eco Friendly, Safe Way to Repel Flies

how to keep flies away from outside dining areas via apartment therapy TIP: Goodbye Fruit Flies: To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup an d gone forever!

anti-fly - lovely way to do this. who wants a ziplock bag filled with pennies hanging anywhere within eye shot?

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Bee safe wasp trap. How to make your own wasp trap for free

How to get rid of wasps and not hurt bees.

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Anti-Fly Sphere at Milan Design Week

It’s a traditional way to scare flies away and is used in most of the food markets in urban Mexico. Light is refracted by the water, the colours and movements of the bag are amplified and the fly is confused and flies away.


Epsom Salt to Remove Tree Stumps

Tree Stump Removal - Get rid of tree stumps by drilling holes in the stump and filling them with 100% Epsom salt. Follow with water, and wait. Live stumps may take as long as a month to decay, and start to decompose all by themselves.

$15.00 this is the best thing ever. LED light changes color according to water temp. SAHWEET!! ;)

Borax ant bait. Borax is the most common ingredient in house ant control products, and get this: it's absolutely 100% natural. The best way (in my opinion) to use Borax is to mix 1 cup of warm water with 1/2 cup of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of Borax. Then soak the Borax mixture up with cotton balls and place those cotton balls near any trails the ants have established in your home. Feeding frenzy... tomorrow they'll be gone

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Scare Flies Away With Water With This Chic Version Of The Popular Latin American Bug Repellent

Fly Repellent - So much nicer looking than plastic bags. I bet you could still drop in the pennies as well to add the additional shine and reflection. I wonder if chandelier crystals would also work? Has anyone tried the water/penny method?

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How-To: Lily Pad Pool Warmers

Lilypad Pool Warmers - Using a hula hoop, and some cheap black plastic you can melt the plastic to the hula hoop - the black traps energy from the sun and heats up the pool. Very cheap and efficient way to warm up the water!


Homemade Tick Repellent

Natural tick deterrent for human usage - 1 part tea tree oil to 2 parts water in a spray bottle. Spray it on shoes, socks or pant cuffs. This is good to know!