The Guardian enlists
mustachioed green home guru and BBC host Dick Strawbridge to dispel common green home myths. Among them: "Eco-gadgets are cons" and "most eco renovation take decades to pay back the cost."
Inhabitat is super jazzed
that you can now search for "green building" in The New York Times
' online real estate section alongside popular search terms like "dishwasher," "elevator," and "doorman." Good to see the Grey Lady getting a bit greener.
CasaSugar is equally super jazzed
will be releasing a DIY-specific mag called Make It Yours.
The new title is expected to hit newsstands in September. Shelter mags have had a hard year so my fingers are tightly crossed that this new niche title will be just as popular — and excellent — as its parent publication.
Cool Hunting spots a fabulous piece of real estate
that's on the market: "The Ben Rose Home," a modernist masterpiece that's tucked away in the woods of Highland Park, Illinois. Not familiar with it? Remember Cameron's house from Ferris Bueller's Day Off
? I thought so. The four-bedroom home (there aren't any green features as far as I can tell) is being sold by Sotheby's for a cool $2.3 million.
The New York Times goes shopping
with Gabriel Fries-Briggs and Rachel Himmelfarb, the creative force behind Brooklyn's Putting Lot, a miniature golf course made from almost entirely repurposed materials.
Michelle Kaufmann says goodbye
while also giving us a taste of what's in store for the future. As I reported earlier this week, Kaufmann is closing her highly influential architecture and design firm.
Design*Sponge gets its craft on
with instructions on how to make super cool pendant lamps made from Ecoform (made from renewable grain husks) planter pots.