I heard a great piece on NPR this morning on d.i.y. pools made out of dumpsters. The idea, which sounds to me to be part d.i.y. ingenuity, part social experiment and part art installation, was hatched by a real estate developer in Brooklyn. The pools have been set up in an industrial neighborhood of Brooklyn called Carroll Gardens, are complete with cabana tents, grills and beach chairs, but are accessed by invitation only. So New York. Check out the article here.