The app that’s kickstarting a food-sharing revolution

Saasha Celestial-One got her unconventional surname from a pair of “hippy entrepreneur parents” who taught her the value of hustle.

Growing up as part of a large family in Iowa, she developed an affinity for saving items that others discarded: spending days salvaging tin cans, wood from foreclosed houses and just about anything else sellable.

The idea that one person’s trash could be another’s treasure resonated, and she dreamed of starting a business centred on sustainability.

In December 2014, Saasha’s friend Tessa Cook – who she met at business school in California – had a brainwave while moving apartment.

Clearing out her fridge, Tessa didn’t want to throw all her food away – but didn’t want to start knocking on random neighbours’ doors either.

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Review: Shapeoko XXL Is a Super-Sized Kit for Desktop CNC Carving

The Shapeoko XXL ships with everything you need to begin carving away except for your favorite stock material.

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This Week in Making: Star Wars Droids, Comic Con, and Deadly Paper Cuts

This Week in Making looks a Star Wars droid puppet, a makerspace in South Africa, Silicon Valley Comic Con, and murderous paper.

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Take a Video Tour Through Maker Faire Hong Kong

Maker Faire Hong Kong was an engaging mix of old and new. Take a ride through the Faire with Senior Editor Caleb Kraft as he captures the magic on video.

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Maker Pro News: Is AirBnB the Future of Manufacturing?

Distributed manufacturing could be a game changer. Plus, the benefits of chowing down on bugs, highlights from Maker Faire Miami, and more!

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This Week in Making: Gaming in an Altoids Tin, Guardians of the Easter Egg, and Mother’s Day Gifts

This week, catch up on all the recent Maker Faire events, put your Easter eggs in superhero costumes, and plan your Mother’s Day gift.

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This Week in Making: ChickTech Meetup, Dark Souls Props, and Robotic Arms

This Week in Making saw the reveal of the Two Bit Circus Foundation, hand-made Dark Souls rings, some new crowd funding campaigns, and more.

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Iris van Herpen’s Otherworldly Design Inspires Futuristic Couture in Pittsburgh

In a grand, lengthy gallery at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) in Pittsburgh, a legion of exquisitely dressed mannequins stand at attention, displaying seven years’ worth of innovative, otherworldly haute couture designs by Iris van Herpen, the Dutch fashion star known for her striking, futuristic aesthetic. Van Herpen marries science and technology, as well as artistry and meticulous handicraft, in her ethereal designs. The intricate ruching on one metallic-hued dress evokes invisible electromagnetic waves whirling through space. Delicate acrylic threads protruding from a skirt resemble the threadlike tentacles of a jellyfish.

“Everybody who comes in this gallery sort of stops dead, because it is so unusual and beautiful and strange,” Rachel Delphia, CMOA’s Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, tells Creators. “Once you’re … Read the rest

Scientists in Peru Have Figured Out How to Grow Potatoes on Mars

Thanks to the International Potato Center (yes, there is such a thing), when Leonardo DiCaprio travels to Mars IRL, as he is planning to do, his diet could include some way more exciting snacks than Tang and freeze-dried ice cream. That’s because scientists from the Potato Center, working in conjunction with NASA, have identified a type of potato that will actually grow well on the harsh climate of Mars.

The scientists involved in the project said that the potato discovery could not only benefit future Mars exploration, but could also help us deal with the impact of climate change on Earth. So, feel free to continue fucking up this planet, people, because all we need is a lift to Mars, and a diet of potatoes … Read the rest