Shipping Container Homes🏠, Make Apps📳, and Meatless Meat🍖🚫
Will you try Meatless Meat?
Hey everyone! It’s great to see you again.
Hope you’re excited for this week’s issue! We’ve got some COOL stuff to talk about!👌
Shipping Container Homes
Let’s be honest here. Houses are expensive - no matter what part of life you’re currently in.
What if there was a slightly cheaper option?
That didn’t cost an arm, leg, and your firstborn? 🤔
AND was super modern, cool, and environmentally conscious?
That’s where shipping container homes come in. There are hundreds, thousands, if not tens of thousands of shipping containers laying unused and abandoned around the world. They sit, and they rot, and they lay useless like sad cardboard boxes cursed with eternal life.
BUT - There’s a way forward! There are companies using them to build affordable modular housing. 😁👍
There are several companies around the US that design, build, and ship shipping container homes direct to you! (Yes. Ship shipping. What if they ship shipping containers via ships? 🤣)
One standout example that I’ve found is a company called HONOMOBO. Here’s their statement.
The modern design of a Honomobo means timeless clean lines, authenticity of materials, and efficient use of space in every model that we build. Our homes are meticulously designed to offer an indoor outdoor living experience wherever you choose to place your home. Whether it’s an H series shipping container or M series rigid steel frame, a Honomobo is built from extremely durable long lasting materials and runs fully on electricity. Our world is evolving into a more sustainable place and a Honomobo is ready to function as a net positive energy home right now. The modular nature of our homes means they are built in a controlled factory environment with a rigorous quality control program and less waste than typical construction practices. Modern. Sustainable. Beautiful. Honomobo. Source
Pretty cool right? Check this out!
My modernist minimalist self loves this stuff. 😁 I hope you enjoy it too!
Make an App without Coding!
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making an app but don’t know how to code? Listen, I’m right there with you. The furthest I’ve ever gotten in coding is “Hello World” in HTML.
I found this pretty neat company called Kodular that has a Drag and Drop style app builder. The best part? It’s FREE.
No paid tier to get the “Actually necessary to do anything” tools. 😉
Basically - it’s like the Canva of App Building. You can drag different components (buttons, images, sliders, etc.) onto the screen to start building.
It looks pretty neat. I’m going to see if I can build anything (super simple, of course) in there in the next month or so.
Check it out!
Have you been hearing about the rise of the Impossible Burger? The Magical Meatless Meat that tastes like Meat?
And don’t get me started about that stock price on day one. Phew! I wish I bought a few shares.
To boil it all down - over the past decade or so a bunch of scientists have put their heads together and made plant proteins taste like meat -with some science and genetic engineering.
I STILL need to try one. 😭
Here’s a helpful quote I found on Impossible Food’s Medium Blog by a Dr. Michael Eisen.
The Impossible Burger, is made almost entirely from common crops: wheat, corn, soy, coconut and potatoes. But a key ingredient, heme, the molecule that gives meat its bloody taste when raw and creates the intense, meaty flavors and aromas when it’s cooked, isn’t as easy to get. The major source of heme in meat is the protein myoglobin. It turns out that soybeans make a functionally identical protein known as leghemoglobin. Unfortunately it is made it in the roots, and digging up soybean roots is difficult, expensive and terrible for the soil.
So instead, scientists at Impossible Foods engineered a type of yeast to make soybean leghemoglobin. As with chymosin, they grow this yeast in fermenters like those you would find at a brewery, but instead of making beer, they get lots of leghemoglobin, and can make it at a cost that enables them to sell burgers at a competitive price. Source
It’s really cool to think that we’ve reached a point where we can isolate a protein in Soy that’s similar to meat, grow it - and make it taste like meat.
This would have sounded like science fiction twenty years ago!
Vegans and Vegetarians can rejoice! This means a whole lot less tofu meat. 😁
If you want to try one, I heard Burger King has them now. 👍
Want to learn more? Check out Impossible Food’s website for more details!
The Land of Random
I don’t know about you but I love looking at cool graphic design stuff. Check out Dribbble. You can spend hours on this awesome platform checking out cool designs!
A Peak at a Possible Gen Z Meatless future. 😲 Fascinating Forbes article about how Gen Z might be bringing a possible future of Meatless Meat -that isn’t just a fad.