Living Water

heather m. newell

Fact: A blender could easily be the most utilitarian and useful kitchen tool yet.

Case Study: Strawberries, banana, chocolate chip ice cream, yoghurt, milk, whey protein, and peanut butter can go in one mixer and voila! Food! And not only food, but an easy-to-drink, flavorful meal.

Caveat: You can only eat meals processed by a blender for six weeks. Yikes. Sorry dad. A broken jaw will do that to you.


I’ve been assisting my dad this week in finding the best variety of smoothie-shake-blended meals that I can find. Of notable help has been Jaws Wired Shut, a clever name for a blog serving as a tool for people with eating issues. Nice.

In this process, I’ve been fiddling around and experimenting – though in truth, it hasn’t been very hard, having had worked for a smoothie shop one college summer and a string of…

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Olafur Eliasson showcases cheap solar-powered light at Coachella

Little Sun at Coachella

Artist and activist Olafur Eliasson showcased his Little Sun project at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival.  The solar powered LED lights are the result of a partnership between Eliasson, engineer Frederik Ottesen and Absolut Vodka.  Eliasson’s aim is to supply the 1.6 billion globals without electricity with access to cheap light.