Hope everyone has a great weekend planned. I, for one, plan on catching up on that elusive thing that they call sleep.
Below, you'll find your weekly dosage of green home-related links collected from around the world wide interwebs by yours truly. I also threw in a swine flu story for good measure. And thanks for the folks who voted for MNN in the Green Log Awards
. It's much appreciated. And, of course, a quick shout-out to all my new followers on Twitter
. I'm an awkward six-foot tall man of a baby bird who is just learning to Tweet so it's nice to have admirers.
The New York Times crosses the East River
for a trend piece on young, independent Brooklyn designers in anticipation of this weekend's Bklyn Designs show. I'll be there tomorrow scooping out what's new in the way of eco-friendly home furnishings and accessories.
Inhabitat takes a break from
promoting/previewing Bklyn Designs (what happened to old-fashioned anticipation and surprise?) to feature an energy-efficient modern home in San Francisco's Noe Valley district. The "H House" was designed and built by SF-based Group 41.
The Guardian poses an interesting question
: What is more financially draining during the current recession, a green new build or reducing the carbon footprint of an old home? Eco-renovator/blogger Andy Phipps is finding out it's the latter.
Re-Nest tries out
another cleaning solution from Earth Friendly Products: ECOS 100% Natural Laundry Detergent Packs.
Jetson Green decorates
with Slate-ish interior design tiles. I'm digging these wall accents made from 100 percent post-consumer waste paper.
Image (please note that IKEA is the only landmark on this map): Mayyanpearl