The number one movie at the box office this week was Friday the 13th
, a grisly horror remake (or “recharge”) starring a homicidal madman who gives creative reuse to an old hockey mask (and a wood chipper, apparently).
If you’re a resident of one of the many towns called Crystal Lake, you may have passed over this week’s green home news due to incessant nightmares. Here are 13 items that will hopefully inspire, inform, and lead to more pleasant dreams over the weekend.
The New York Times goes shopping
with Jill Fehrenbacher, the editor of the super cool Inhabitat.com and founder of the Greener Gadgets conference. Among the stops is Green Depot, a new home improvement store that I had the pleasure of visiting on its opening night.
The BBC gets all medieval
with a visit to a zero-carbon home in Kent, England, that boasts “timbrel vaulting” a building technique first used in Spain in 1382.
Jetson Green unpacks
a GreenBox, an annual subscription of green material samples shipped to your door for $849.95. GreenBox is a service of Ecolect, a website that helps designers, builders, and architects choose eco-friendly materials.
UnBeige takes a peak
at the winners of Design 21’s forest-saving design competition. For the competition, entrants had to “create a compelling and persuasive message that sparks an interest in FSC [Forest Stewardship Council] and drives people to a consumer-searchable website; a campaign design for online and print ads; and a clever URL name for FSC's consumer website.”
on how to make a coffee table from reclaimed wood for under 70 bucks.
GOOD grabs a caulk gun
for an article on "weatherizing" the current economic storm. Recent MNN favorite Van Jones is quoted in the piece.
Ideal Bite shares
NYC DIY extraordinaire Jodi Kahn's sew-less technique of turning old pillow covers into charming tote bags.