I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Over the next few days, I'll be in the very, very toasty Pacific Northwest. On the itinerary: a special green home audit (my parents' summer home) and my 10-year high school reunion where I hope to not break out any Romy and Michelle-inspired lines like "Could you excuse me? I cut my foot earlier and my shoe is filling up with blood."
While I sweat and awkwardly socialize this weekend, please enjoy this tasty summer mix of green home news collected this week from around the interwebs.
The San Francisco Chronicle fills this blogger with shelter envy after a visit to a home filled with fabulous flea market finds.
Dornob visits a truly striking "modern rustic" building project: an "underground forest home." (pictured)
Re-Nest is inspired by reclaimed wood plank accent walls.
The Daily Green shares "21 Organic Lawn Care Tips from a Real Expert." The expert in question is Paul Tukey from Safelawns.org.
Planet Green promotes another kind of lawn care: stop obsessing and do (almost) nothing to it.
Yanko Design sings in the shower with the Bath Radio, a clever new product from one of my favorite eco-conscious design companies, Japan's Muji.
The Seattle Times tracks an interesting new gardening trend: small veggie gardens being grown in the city's parking strips, the small patches of grass between sidewalks and curbs.
Dwell chews that fat with Geoff Manaugh, the author and prolific architecture blogger (and former Dwell editor) responsible for the new BLDBLOG Book.
Design*Sponge instructs on a nifty DIY project: a sprouting table.
The Los Angeles Times profiles Kathy Hemenway, a woman with various chemical sensitivities who has taken refuge in a nontoxic "safe house" in remote Snowflake, Ariz.
Fast Company poses the question: "Does Your Childhood Home Dictate Your Design Choices?"
EcoHome chats with South Carolinian and green builder extraordinaire Todd Usher.