Saturday, January 19, 2013

Green Homes of Today and Future - A Sixties Modern Vibe with Healthy Benefits

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  Can you imagine this, a home constructed of hemp and lime with extremely low untility costs, no termites, no dry rot, fire and pet resistant, no waste, significatly reduced C02 emissions and much more?   If those facts don't make you want to do cartwheels... this will. 

A Hemp Home's energy use is only .25 per square feet per month.  That's right... I'm talking cents, not dollars.  Oh yeah, you're ready to do a cart wheel now... and take out your checkbook.

Of course, our iCafe Woman Moderne D.I.V.A.S.  (Dynamic, Industrious, Victorious, Artistic and Strong) are over-joyed about the green features, but we also love the modern vintage design.

(Hemp Homes)  


"Yes, you can determine a tree or a person by the kind of fruit produced." Matthew 7:20  

Blair Sutton  
Kiki, the humble head of our home away from home -- iCafe Woman Moderne -- sends her miracles and blessings.  I'm Blair Sutton, a Green Architect... and I'm thrilled about hosting today's brief look at two of my favorite green homes worth considering.
Hemp Technologies
I take it, you've watched the video in our opening scene.  Isn't the home amazing?  And for those who haven't watched it yet, how would you like a home that has:             
  • Thermal Mass Insulation

  • Negative Carbon
  • Low Density
  • Clean Air
  • High Thermal Resistance
  • High Thermal Inertia
  • Vapor Permeable (breathable)
  •  Inherently Airtight 

    Paying the Environment Forward  
    Constructed of Hemp and Lime, Hemp Homes produced by Hemp Technologies is the first company in the U. S. to build fully permitted, healthy hemp homes.   They see it as paying it forward.  This is what they say:      
    Building with Hemp Grows Demand  
    If we as a company continue to build healthy, non- toxic energy-saving, clean-air homes using Hemp + Lime, demand will increase for farmers everywhere to grow Industrial Hemp as a "Break Crop," adding more jobs and prosperity to every region.  Internal deficits will drop and the air we breathe gets cleaner for everyone with Zero land-fills.  

    My next choice is a green pre-fab home from Stillwater Dwellings.  I love the butterfly roof.  It reminds me of Palm Springs homes popular in the Sixties and today.  

       Stillwater Dwellings     

    Stillwater Dwelling Facts:  

    Energy efficiency is at the heart of their design philosophy.       Super-insulated and tightly sealed.   High-efficiency space and water heating systems.   Modern fabrication system reduces waste up to 50% compared to to site built homes.

    Monday, January 14, 2013

    Our Edible Chocolate Fashions Are Back!

    (Chocolate Dresses)

    Yes, Virginia... this is an edible chocolate dress...
    and oh so vintage modern.  It's the bees knees.

    Here's a sneak preview of the chocolate fashions to come.  
    Holy Bat Girl!  Her costume's made of chocolate.

    (New York Chocolate Show)

    Can you smell it?  Dark Chocolate, 
    White Chocolate, Milk, Semi-Sweet.. Truffles.  

    Do you believe it... it's almost that time again... circle it on your calendar ...February 14.  I already have.  Valentine's Day is a month to the very day away.  Can you believe it?  Please don't tell me your Christmas stockings are still hanging on the chimney. 

     What are you waiting for?  Take them down and replace them with cupids and paper hearts.  How do you like these heart chocolates?

    Heart Shaped Truffle Assortment - 9 Chocolate Truffles for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day

    To say our iCafe Woman Moderne D.I.V.A.S. (Dynamic, Industrious, Victorious, Artistic and Strong)... love Valentine's Day is like saying the sky is blue.  


    We're a happy bunch around here, but we're especially happy around chocolate.  

    This is the time when romantics and those who need an excuse to scoff down chocolate--indulge in and gift that luscious treat to their Amor, or themselves.  You know the song... Love the one you're with.  Since you're always with yourself... go on... have a raspberry chocolate truffle.  Yum!

    "For a man's heart determines his speech.  A good man's speech reveals the rich treasures within..."  Matthew 12:34

    (One of my favorite chocolate mid-century modern homes designed by Joseph Eichler in the 1960s.)

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    iCafe Woman Moderne

    Miracles and Blessings, thanks for stopping by again.  Kiki here... with today's yummy text-webisode:  Our Edible Chocolate Fashions Are Back!  Our edible chocolate fashions come to you from the New York Chocolate Show.   

    We're doing things a bit different this time around. 
    Edible Chocolate Fictional Characters 

    Say Hello... Medusa!


    Edible Chocolate Super Heroes... 

    Meet Xena Warrior Princess


    You Can Take Chocolate to the Beach!

    Let's go to our fictional beach in this chocolate inspired swim bikini top, skirt and chocolate wrap.  

    (Edible Chocolate-Inspired Swim Wear) 

    Let's boogie the night away in the ultimate party dress.  This ruffled, ruched mini and carved clutch are ready to go out on the town.

    Can You Hold My Purse?  

    You won't hesitate to say yes to holding this chocolate bag with white chocolate mouse and topped with a raspberry.

    You can even make this yourself.  Just click on the link for the recipe.  Chocolate bag with white chocolate mouse

    Chocolate Clutch Designed by Chocolatier Jacques Torres
     and was Featured on Martha Stewart!  It looks even richer and shinier in person. 

    Martha Stewart's Chocolate Clutch


    Gayle's Chocolates

    We're back at Gayle's Chocolates, learning how to make her incredible edible chocolate stilletos that really look like the stilletos Sex in the City's Carrie Bradshaw wore.  

    (Actress Anna Sohpia Robb starring as Young Carrie Bradshaw in the Carrie Diaries and Sarah Jessica Parker as 30-Something Carrie) 

    More than a few of Gayle's Chocolates look like Manoloe Blahniks.
    You can also learn how to make these.  Click on the link for instructions to make the shoes below.  Edible Chocolate Shoes

    Fellas, we know you like chocolate too.  
    We love this stylish men's Oxford.

    Since we're all about Modern Vintage, of course we had to end our Edible Chocolate Virtual Fashion Show with a tribute to our favorite Lucy and Ethel episode in the chocolate factory.

    (fle-icks and fle-thoughts)

    What's your favorite chocolate story?  iCafe Woman Moderne Wants to Know.  Drop us a comment.

    Got Toon-Game Scribe?

    Love Watching Sponge Bob with Your Kids?
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    If you answered "yes" on both accounts, then you'll enjoy reading about the creative minds behind today's hottest cartoon shows:  writers, producers, story-editors, directors, game writers and designers at Got Toon-Game Scribe

     You'll also read profiles about graphic novelists and the writers of cartoon-tie-in and comic books.

    Check out Got Toon-Game Scribe debut text-webisode, and stay-tuned to the next text-webisode featuring an interview with    Freelance Animation, Game Writer and Copywriter.  

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    Joan B. Average, Scriptwriter... may have what you need to get you moving toward success.