Monthly Archives: September 2011

WannabeHippie: How the New Sustainable Californian Gets Prepared for Earthquakes

Adorable baby chicks, an adorable dog and a few other things make for a happy, healthy, earthquake-proofed home.

We say they are “Totally Unprepared” but really that’s not true. The Gingerys are on their way to being totally prepared, just like you. We helped the Gingerys see how easy it is to adapt their lifestyle for earthquake preparedness. … more »

Posted in Behind The Scenes on Totally Unprepared

Behind The Scenes at the Beautiful Gingery Home

The trip to Wannabehippie’s home turned out to be a real treat for the Totally Unprepared team. Elaine and Mark live with their two daughters in a beautiful home designed by famed architect Rob Wellington Quigley. Their house was designed … more »

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The WannabeHippie and Family Are Totally Unprepared

Meet the Gingery Family:  Mark and Elaine, parents of two beautiful girls, Lily and Anya, who dote on the world’s most mellow Labrador Retriever, Maya. Elaine is a popular mommy blogger, wannabehippie, who writes about living the good life in … more »

Posted in Totally Unprepared

So what did we really learn about wine racks and earthquakes from Will It Shake?

Our Wine Dummies

Behind the Scenes on the Set of Will It Shake? Wine Rack Episode Engineer Andy warned us before hand, “If you value your wine, I’d secure it.” How’d he know the rack would fall? If it was that obvious wouldn’t every … more »

Posted in Behind The Scenes on Will It Shake

How to Make Fake Wine

The amazing and hunky engineers at the Jacobs School of Engineering earthquake simulation laboratory would not let us break real wine on the shake table. Engineer Paul, who runs the indoor earthquake simulator, refused to let us do anything to … more »

Posted in Behind The Scenes on Will It Shake
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