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Playing catch up: Hot and cold
Overheated, sweaty and ready to unwind? Pour yourself a big cold drink, sit back and cool down this weekend with a few hot links from the green home news circuit.
Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 04:07 PM
Sustainable Industries announces
the Top 10 Green Building Products of 2010. Making the cut is a greywater recycling system, a home energy management device, and glass that gives second life to junked car windshields.
Dwell is pumped
for Dwell on Design, the West Coast's big modern design hoedown. Be sure to stop on by the Los Angeles Convention Center and other auxiliary events if you're in the area over the weekend (and tell me about any standouts!)
Contemporist is smitten
(and so am I) with the Schierle House, architect Matthias Benz's lovely, low-impact home outside of Munich. That's it pictured above.
GOOD is also smitten
with Resource Furniture, a NYC-based company that sells "attractive, high-design, multifunction, space-saving furniture." As GOOD notes: "We don't have word on prices yet — though you can request quotes for things that interest you — but it's tough to put a price tag on innovations that could help us lead more sustainable lives."
The New York Times eyes
the Windmill from Currey & Company. This cute little table lamp with a shade made from repurposed flour sacks comes with a big price tag: $240.
Jetson Green squeezes into
the itsy-bitsy L41 House. This energy-efficient 240 square foot domicile was designed my Michael Katz and Janet Corne and will ultimately be sold in bulk for about $50,000 each.
Forbes spreads the word
that home improvement giant Lowe's has invested big bucks in San Francisco-based home energy auditor, Recurve. The funds will be used to improve Recurve's existing home energy-efficiency software describe as "Turbo Tax for homes."
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