Four-Minute Hourglass Shower Timer for Drought-Stricken Georgia Folks,…

Unlike the rest of the Giz crew (especially Chen), I shower daily. But I'm also currently located at ground zero for god's wrath. Despite the governor's public missive for divine relief, Georgia's still got less moisture than scarecrow, which is really the only reason this four-minute shower timer in hourglass form… » 12/05/07 6:10pm 12/05/07 6:10pm

Hippies Using Human Hair to Soak Up Oil Spills


If you've given more than a second glance to your greasy IT guy's matted, oily hair—or just don't wash your own that often, you might pick up that our hair holds onto oil like gas'll hit $100/gallon tomorrow. Gross, yeah, but apparently useful! Some hippies are taking mats made of human hair to mop up oil on SF… » 11/14/07 7:00pm 11/14/07 7:00pm

Disposable Camera Belt Perfect for Chris Hanson Wannabes


One of the quirkier DIY projects we've seen, the disposable camera belt is not a disposable belt for your camera, which is what I initially thought. No, it's a disposable camera strapped to a belt. But! That's a lot cooler than most of the "ironic" giant belt buckles assaulting my eyes lately—and hey, it's easily… » 10/02/07 5:20pm 10/02/07 5:20pm

Bubble Wrap Curtains (Verdict: Ghetto Classy)

If you're looking for a cheap but aesthetically pleasing and environmentally conscious way to both tantalize your neighbors and keep them from peeping all the goods, we can't think of a better way than bubble wrap curtains. Hell, we even have real curtains and we might put some of these up instead. If we can resist… » 7/17/07 3:33am 7/17/07 3:33am

DIY Ghetto Hovercraft Uses a Leaf Blower and Duct Tape (Naturally)

If you're looking for something to keep the kids busy on a Saturday morning (and they've already finish mowing the lawn, sweeping the gutters and trimming the hedges) then this leaf blower-powered hovercraft construction project might be a good way to keep them busy so you can watch Saturday morning cartoons in… » 5/20/07 1:38pm 5/20/07 1:38pm