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Playing catch up: Helping hands
Need advice on how to send termites packin', score an eco-apartment, build a reclaimed wood table or achieve zero-waste at home? Look no further than this week's green home link round-up.
Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 10:06 AM
The New York Times sits down
with Ms. Kaufmann to reflect on her time spent with mkDesigns, her lauded green prefab firm that was shuttered last year in the down economy.
on "How To: Achieve Zero Waste at Home in 6 Steps" with the sage advice of A Clean Life founder Steven Mandzik. The first two steps are important ones: monitor and get your bins in order.
Fast Company travels
to my neck of the woods — Red Hook, Brooklyn — to report on the Conover Cottages Design Competition where a row of quaint but time-worn cottages will be receiving Small House Movement-inspired makeovers. I'm all for the renovation of these vinyl-clad cuties, but one question: where will the current residents go?
Design Milk is delighted
by Light Wind, a self-powered outdoor lamp with a built-in propeller that harnesses wind energy and stores it. The windmill-inspired Light Wind (pictured above) comes from Dutch firm Demakersvan.
: are super-efficient, German-borne Passive House building standards "too rigid and inflexible for America?"
The Wall Street Journal reports
on the continuing toxic tale of Chinese drywall. Federal regulators are now strongly urging homeowners to remove the chemical-emitting building material.
a home on Bainbridge Island, Wash., that "exudes agrarian charm." Makes sense since the three-bedroom abode used to be a dairy barn.
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