Happy Friday, everyone.
Dwell steps inside the humble abode of Andreas Stavropoulos: a 1959 Aistream Trailer (pictured above) that's situated in a co-op garden in North Berkeley, Calif. Lucky for Andreas, one of his neighbors is the landmark sustainable restaurant, Chez Panisse.
The Los Angeles Times profiles the determined turf scientists of the University of California, Riverside who are working to develop drought- and pest-resistant grass.
The Wall Street Journal previews a range of energy-saving, grid-connected "smart" appliances set to be released including a line of dryers from Whirlpool that can save users in the ballpark of $20 to $40 a year.
TreeHugger warns consumers to "Be Careful When You Shop for Compact Fluorescents."
Inhabitat admires Inke Heiland's Birdhouse Lamp. It's a really beauty made from 100 percent salvaged French Oak and comes with a CFL bulb.
The San Francisco Chronicle rounds up five must-have garden tools. Making the cut is the Bug Blaster and the Kangaroo Pop-Up Bag.
Ecofriend digs De Dietrich's Onis Dishwasher that recycles water and replaces detergents with vinegar and ultrasound. Yes, ultrasound.
Dornob just says no ... to low-flow shower heads with a look at a shower head filter that aids air to the middle of water drops resulting in dramatic water savings without sacrificing the nice, steady streams provided by full-power shower heads.
There's also been tons of great home-related posts published by some of my MNN co-bloggers this week:
Robin dispenses advice on how to reuse old coffee cans around the kitchen.
Siel gets her apartment tidied up by an eco-friendly cleaning service called Green Cleaner Los Angeles.
Melissa reports that the CEO of the USGBC has titled Brad Pitt's Make It Right New Orleans the "the largest and greenest community of single-family homes in the world."