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G Monkie

I am a shadow dwelling twisted green juice guzzling monkie overlord, inhabiting the DarkPlanet. Using my own oozing brain juice, I go about my days infecting the helpless drones who unfortunately find themselves on my domain.

A Wee Modular Prefab Home in Pennsylvania

weehouse 01 A Wee Modular Prefab Home in Pennsylvania

Want to see what a Prefab Weehouse actually looks like when its completed on site. Here is one by Alchemy Architect in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. Weehouse are purchased by picking out a few modules and fitting them together like giant legos.

This 2,200SF 3BR retreat home consists of a larger main unit accommodating most daily activities and a smaller sleeping tower. Both units are connected by an elevated patio bridge component. The main unit’s upper level is designed to allow for numerous vista points and provides an almost complete immersion into the spectacular setting of the heavily wooded site.

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Our Latest Kiva Loan | Qanimat Mehtiyev

kiva loan qanimat mehtiyev Our Latest Kiva Loan | Qanimat Mehtiyev

G Living Micro Loaning Monkie Team: We are posting the loans by the G Living staff, contributors, partners and the members of the G Living Kiva Loaner Group Members, who are giving micro loans to people in need. We hope by including you, our readers in the experience, you will be encourage and inspire to join in. Tiny micro loans from each of us, will make the world a better place for all of us. Join Our Kiva Loan Group

Loan Request by Qanimat Mehtiyev
Total Loan Needed: $1,200.00
Loan Provided By Team Member April: $25.00

Qanimat Mehtiyev is a 45-year-old entrepreneur who sells different kinds of goods in a store, which he rents. He has been selling food for the last ten years. Qanimat is married and has two sons. His main source of income comes from his business.

He dreams of building his own store one day. To realize his dream, he applied for a 1200 USD loan to help increase his income and allow him to save money for his own store. Qanimat is counting on your help. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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G Monkie’s Not So Secret Love For Lykke Li

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So, it is out in the open, I am confessing once again my un-shakable love for Lykke Li. I love everything about them, including their strange odd take music and visuals. There is just something about the entire bands weird geeky take on being a band. They dance around in their underwear, in some ones, one room apartment, while filming it, to make a music video. How could they possibly think that was going to be be cool? But of course it was, right?

Well, here are a few more videos of Lykke Li, including a live performance on some Holland Tv Show. More videos after the jump. Also, checkout my previous post about the very monkie band.

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Gardening Inspiration | The Urban Homestead In A City Of Millions

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As I sit here staring into my two 30 inch screens, my eyes start to glaze over and I fall into deep dreamy thoughts of my future life as a gardener. Someday soon, I will balance my life, I will stop trapping myself in this box, I will stop staring into my screens for 14 hours a day. I will stop being single minded and start balancing my designing, business life with life as a gardener. For years now I have been waiting to start my gardens, because I live in Industrial crowded noisy Los Angeles, I wanted to be in a more natural place. I didn’t think L.A. was the place to dig in my roots, but maybe I was wrong. I could have started much sooner, if only I would have followed in the path of the Urban Homestead in Pasadena.

This simple little home in sun baked Pasadena, which is part of Los Angeles, is a world within it’s self. With only 1/5 acre they grow enough food to support the 4 adults living on the property. They grow over 350 varieties of editable plants, and produce over 6,000 pounds of produce each year. They even have some farm critters, such as ducks and chicks living within the gardens. Blows me away. Their site pathtofreedom.com, is basically a how to guide, for anyone interested in jumping in transforming your own small urban yard. It’s worth a look and if your in the area, you can even stop by for a visit.

Some resources: Youtube Channel, Journal, Facebook Additional Video after the jump.


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G Living Room101 | Elizabeth Kucinich Talks World Politics

Today on G Living’s ROOM101. Elizabeth Kucinich, wife of Congressman Dennis Kucinich joins Sarah Backhouse for an in-depth two part conversation about her life before Dennis and what life is like on the road during the race for the Presidency.

In this interview we will cover: Meeting Dennis, War in the Middle East, War and The Environment, Greener Government, and what the future looks like. Sit back and enjoy a special Room101 with Elizabeth Kucinich.

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The Micro Cube Portable Home

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Imagine this, owning a micro-sized house that needs no furniture and no extra rooms. A future-forward home that gave you the feeling of living in your own sci-fi film, set on a distant planet. If this image appeals to you, welcome to your dream home: The m-ch (micro-compact home). A team of researchers and designers based in London and at the Technical University in Munich developed the m-ch as an answer to an increasing demand for short stay living for students, business people, sports and leisure use and for weekenders.

The m-ch, now in use and available throughout Europe, combines techniques for high-quality compact “living” spaces deployed in aircraft, yachts, cars and micro apartments. Its design has been informed by the classic scale and order of a Japanese tea house, combined with advanced concepts and technologies. Living in an m-ch means focusing on essentials — less is more. The use of progressive materials complements the sleek design. Quality of design, touch and use were the key objectives for the micro-compact home team, for “short-stay smart living.”

The micro-compact low e-home is all-electric and powered by photovoltaic solar panels of 8sqm with a small diameter vertical axis wind generator.

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Beverly Skyline Residence by Bercy Chen Studio

beverly skyline residence 01 Beverly Skyline Residence by Bercy Chen Studio

Bercy Chen Studio: Our concept revolved around the notions of recycling a building, reusing natural and manmade resources and reclaiming the ancient ideal that buildings can and should be sacred places, especially the home.

The project began as a modest remodel, but turned into a full master-planning for the site; including complete interior and exterior recycle, an addition to an existing 1970’s home, as well as re-organization of the garden. As the original house was poorly sited, a large motivation of the design was to reconnect the house with its site by utilizing the steep topography to capture the expansive views.

One goal was to integrate the architecture with the native garden and creek at the bottom of the property. To fully enjoy the reclaimed views, the house is wrapped by exterior decks with glass railings. The inspiration is kiyomizu temple in kyoto, japan, (founded 7th century a.d.) which sits above the landscape and provides panoramic views of the city.

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Box That Cafe | The Muv Box Cafe

You can pick up your jaw off the ground now. Yes, that really is a shipping container turned in to a mighty Transformer. This transformers, trick is to go from a box to a Café in about 2 minutes flat.

Official Spill: Located in Montreal’s Old Port, Müvbox offers a variety of dishes featuring lobster from Îles-de-la-Madeleine. Created from an old shipping container powered by solar energy, this concept is a modern-day reinvention of the old-fashioned canteen which creates an experience that’s environmentally-friendly, ethical and affordable. Every night, Müvbox vanishes back into its cube, redeploying early the next morning in less than two minutes, at the touch of a button! movboxconcept.com

Muvbox Video interview after the jump!

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Our Latest Kiva Loan | Fulgencio Júlio Machava

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G Living Micro Loaning Monkie Team: We are posting the loans by the G Living staff, contributors, partners and the members of the G Living Kiva Loaner Group Members, who are giving micro loans to people in need. We hope by including you, our readers in the experience, you will be encourage and inspire to join in. Tiny micro loans from each of us, will make the world a better place for all of us. Join Our Kiva Loan Group

Loan Request by Fulgencio Júlio Machava
Total Loan Needed: $375.00
Loan Provided By G Monkie: $25.00

Fulgencio Júlio Machava, was born in Gaza Province. He is 27 years old and single with no children. He attended school through the 10th grade and he received training as an elementary teacher.

He left Gaza Province for Namaacha, a town on the border with Swaziland, with his parents after his father was transferred through his work in education. After completing primary education, his mother advised him to enroll in the training course for primary teachers as a fast path to entering the job market. Fulgencio completed the course in two years and quickly went to work as an administrator in the District Administration Office of Education in the same town of Namaacha. He has been working for three years and earns a salary of 4700 meticais monthly. He has not been able to save because he is building his residence in the town of Boane, which is located 75 km away from the town of Namaacha. he has not been able to complete the construction, so he approached Hluvuku requesting a loan to continue the work. He obtained this with a little bit of difficulty due to lack of collateral, but with the help of his uncle as a backer, he was able to overcome this barrier and continue the work. He takes care of his mother and his two younger siblings who live in the city of Maputo by sending them 1000 meticais per month. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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Organic Farming in…Skyscrapers?

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We’ve written about urban farms before, how the future of farming might rely on giant skyscrapers, using hydroponics or other systems to feed our growing cities. New York Magazine has decided to do a feature on this as well, and has named it Skyfarming.

(via nymag.com) "A Columbia professor believes that converting skyscrapers into crop farms could help reduce global warming and make New York

Urban farming has always been a slightly quixotic endeavor. From the small animal farm that was perched on the roof of the Upper West Side’s Ansonia apartment building in the early 1900s (fresh eggs delivered by bellhop!) to community gardens threatened by real-estate development, the dream of preserving a little of the country in the city is a utopian one. But nobody has ever dreamed as big as Dr. Dickson Despommier, a professor of environmental sciences and microbiology at Columbia University, who believes that “vertical farm” skyscrapers could help fight global warming."

The New York Magazine article is based on Dr. Dickson Despommier work and essay on Vertical Farming. He has recently updated his essay and we will include part of it here: Essay 2

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Lord Of The Ants Professor E.O. Wilson

As kids most of us are amazed by the tiny bugs roaming around in our front yards, in their micro jungles made of grass. I personally loved to watch the ants for hours. They seem to be amazingly organized and devoted to each other. Professor E.O. Wilson understands my feelings about the ants, in fact he spent a lifetime devoted to knowing everything about them. In this Nova show, The Lord of the Ants, he takes us deep into the world of ants.

At age 78, E.O. Wilson is still going through his “little savage” phase of boyhood exploration of the natural world. NOVA profiles this soft-spoken Southerner and Professor Emeritus at Harvard.

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Our Latest Kiva Loan | Faridah Namawa’s Group

kiva loan faridah namawa group Our Latest Kiva Loan | Faridah Namawas Group

G Living Micro Loaning Monkie Team: We are posting the loans by the G Living staff, contributors, partners and the members of the G Living Kiva Loaner Group Members, who are giving micro loans to people in need. We hope by including you, our readers in the experience, you will be encourage and inspire to join in. Tiny micro loans from each of us, will make the world a better place for all of us. Join Our Kiva Loan Group

Loan Request by Faridah Namawa’s Group
Total Loan Needed: $3,975.00
Loan Provided By Team Member April: $25.00

Faridah Namawa is 49 years old. She is the leader of Kisimba group in Lugazi. She is a devoted and hard-working lady. She has had a clothing store for 20 years in the Najja trading centre. She is married with seven children. Two of her children are graduates while five are still in school. She cares for twelve dependents, though she does not stay with all of them.

Faridah has been successful in business because of her networking tricks and good customer care. She makes sure that she knows what is available at the market and ensures that her customers get the best outfits. She needs a loan to help restock her shop with more clothes. Continue Reading / Additional Photos / Videos

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