This past week, I spent nearly 12 carbon-intensive hours in the loving hands of Delta Airlines as I flew back and forth from New York City to Los Angeles. I thought that most Delta aircraft were now equipped with WiFi access but I wasn't so lucky on my cross-country flights. So instead of dedicated green home news catch up time, I got a lot of Bravo
catch up time and just a wink of sleep.
So this Friday, you'll find me a bit out of the loop after a vacation in Lala-land and ample time spent on airplanes. This is a real session of link wranglin' catch-up? Care to join?
The New York Times tours
this years International Contemporary Furniture Fair with Ellen Lupton, curator of contemporary design at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Among the finds: new furnishings from IKEA, Umbra, and a personal favorite, Kikkerland.
GreenBiz chats with
Adam Lowry, the co-founder and of Method about the evolution of laundry detergent at the second annual Greener By Design conference.
Shelteriffic goes shopping
at CVS and discovers a new line of off-brand green household products (TP, paper plates, etc.) called Earth Essentials. I've used Earth Essentials 100 percent recycled fiber paper towels before and give 'em an enthusiastic thumbs up.
the concept for architect Vincent Callebut's 128-floor vertical farm in NYC, Dragonfly, as a "locavore wet dream."
The LA Times gives us a peek
into Tiny Houses
, a new coffee table book from Rizzoli. All of the compact, efficient homes beautifully captured in the book are under 1,000 square feet.
Jetson Green also thinks small
with a post on Dwelling Sheds, small green homes (or cabins) from the Seattle-based company that makes the drool-worthy Modern Sheds.
: the Stitched Table from my neighbors at Uhuru Design is "hands down the sexiest band-aid job this planet’s ever seen."
The Stranger chronicles
the controversy over "Big Red," a 75 year-old western red cedar that's in the middle of a development dispute in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood.
Sierra Club launches
Green Home, an info-packed site that's "dedicated to helping you create a more sustainable home environment." Composting and the benefits of going solar are among the hot topics.
an excellent, overlooked spring cleaning tip: Fix what's broken.