Vases by The Cottage Industry.
-Due to the recession, fancy melons in Japan sold for a record low price—a mere $12,000 for two, versus in 2008, when a pair of melons sold for more than $30,000. (In the buyer's defense, the original article speculates that Yubari, Hokkaido, the town where the melons are grown, went bankrupt in 2007, and sympathy for the town may have been a reason for the melons' high price.) [Straits Times, via Kotaku]
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-How to choose plants wisely at the nursery. [Apartment Therapy]