Jetson Green admires
Sustainable Cabin, an eco-innovative prefabricated cabin (pictured above) that's up and running near Wichita Falls, Texas. The Thoreau- and Le Corbusier-inspired off the grid hideaway was built by a group of students from Texas Tech University.
The New York Times pays a visit
to the beautifully "reassembled, repaired and restored" home of neighbors of mine in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Ben Schneider and Sohui Kim. I've been inside of — but mostly in the backyard of — this potential tear-down in the past and I must say the home is a true labor of love.
architect and author Sarah Susanka to share tips and tibits on how to build/remodel a "rightsized" home.
The Los Angeles Times spots a rather obvious trend
: handmade crafts working their way into the inventory at my two favorite home furnishing and accessory chain stores: CB2 and West Elm. Reads the article: "The grass-roots emergence of these cottage industries seems to be a natural outgrowth of several converging consumer cultural streams: the green movement, fair-trade importing and shopping locally. The economic crash has made crafting even more attractive."
a fabulous 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. With 77 design gifts under $77, this gift guide is probably my favorite — and I've come across more than a couple — of the season.
at ESLICE Prefab homes out of Latvia that are small, efficient, and just like a "hearty piece of rye bread — satisfying, affordable, comforting, and simple." Hmmm. I think I'm going to stick with the sourdough.
USATODAY takes a peek
at a "gorgeously green abode" in Chicago that cost $1.6 million to build and boasts 48 solar panels concealed under a butterfly shaped roof.
that the world's first residential solar powered air conditioning unit is in production. Gree Electric Appliances, the Chinese company behind the product, plans to sell the first $50,000 units on the American market.
on how to "Start a Creative Reuse Revolution in Your Community in 5 Easy Steps."