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Playing catch up: Really retro
Whether it's a trend piece on backyard tipis or advice on how to tactfully incorporate vintage into your living space, the past is alive and well in green home news-land.
Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 11:50 AM
The Financial Times goes native
while tracking the modern tipi craze. Says tipi manufacturer Harry Janicki: "Few people want to go so far as to accept the challenge of living full-time in a tipi now, preferring just to have one as a quiet place to go outside of home. I still have one in my garden. It’s hard to explain until you’ve tried one but they’re hugely rewarding.”
Jetson Green admires
2002 Alpine, a "hyper eco luxury home" in Boulder that costs a whole lotta green: $3.5 million.
the winners of the 2010 Spring Greening Contest. Some truly cool designs made the cut including Sarah Turner's pendant lamps made from recycled soda bottles a bicycle tire/furniture leg shelving system called Elasticshelf, and a nifty spice rack that incorporates old light bulbs.
Yanko Design checks out
EcoCleaner, a portable, solar-powered dishwasher concept that turns food waste/grease into compost material through ultrasonic waves. This clever device is an entrant in the 2010 UltraLux Design Lab Competition.
Design Milk digs
Neffa's Ivy Exposed, a beautiful LED lamp that doubles as an ivy planter.
Raid Earth Options, a line of garden pesticides, as being as greenwash-y a product as they come.
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