Ready to retire that stack of tawdry, beach-ready paperbacks and settle down with a tome that's a touch more high-minded? Check out my fall book picks ranging from New Urbanist texts to old school cabin porn.
This Labor Day weekend: Renderings for Brooklyn Bridge Park's Bjarke Ingels-designed Pier 6 are unveiled, a lovely dwelling hidden away in the dunes of North Holland and the return (again) of slavishly adored shelter mag, Domino.
California isn't the only state with multiple teams competing at this year's Solar Decathlon: Vermont will also be in the (solar-powered) house with teams from both Norwich University and Middlebury College.
Yet again, NIMBY outrage grips American's ritziest summer colony, the Hamptons, where some residents have been rendered aghast by the scourge of cookie-cutter McMansions being erected by a local builder.
While the Solar Decathlon has never exactly been flush with California competitors, a quartet of homegrown contenders have emerged for the 2013 edition of the event which, for the first time, is taking place in Southern California.