TreeHugger follows Joan Crawford's wishes
with a look at designer Joey Zeledón
's "Coat Check Chair," a seating concept that makes use of all those unneeded plastic hangers
cluttering your closet. Explains Zeledón: "The hangers conform to your bum and are surprisingly comfortable. They slide on and off the steel frame without adhesive or hardware. So you can throw on whichever hangers you like, mix and match colors, and "let your closet join the party."
The New York Times sits down for a chat
with Jill Reid Lukesh and Judy Reid Mathieu, daughters of auctioneer, flea marketer, and the man who put antique mecca Brimfield, Mass. on the map, Gordon Reid.
Re-Nest takes it down a notch
with a look at the chilled-out, 10-part design philosophy of Slow Home Studio
, a Canadian firm that "aims for a more 'considered, calm and intuitive' approach to home design, a reaction to the not-so-sustainable construction trends of recent years."
Jetson Green admires
House Ocho, a gorgeous, green-roofed abode nestled into the hillside of a nature preserve outside of Carmel, Calif. Feldman Architecture designed and Grozo Construction built this environmentally sustainable stunner.
The Independent tracks
the latest housing conversion trend to hit the U.K.: The transformation of old, sometimes-historic seaside hotels into super-lux apartment complexes with "eccentric features."
The Los Angeles Times pays a visit
to the earthbag
-riffic outdoor lounge area at Skyfarm, a Lincoln Heights fixer-upper-turned-urban homestead owned by Ilse Ackerman and photographer/retired child actor extraordinaire Meeno Peluce.
The Guardian drools over
the big winners in 2011 International Garden Photographer of the Year contest, "the world's premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography."
The Seattle Times reports
that the Emerald City is at long last laying down the law when it comes to the unwanted delivery of the yellow pages. Explains the Seattle Times: "Under a new city ordinance, if a directory is delivered to a resident who has used the website www.seattle.gov/stopphonebooks
at least 30 days before the scheduled delivery, yellow-pages publishers can be fined up to $125. The ordinance also imposes a 14-cent fee for every book delivered."