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Playing catch up: Short stack
Featured in this abbreviated (hey, it's a Friday afternoon in mid-August) edition of 'Playing catch up': Sod-roofed pool houses, fancy tree branch lamps and New Jersey's premiere collective of 'garbage dealers.'
Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 02:16 PM
The New York Times checks in
with the always-inventive gang at TerraCycle, the most fabulous "waste solution development" company in all of New Jersey (or perhaps the entire world). Founded by Princeton dropout Tom Szaky and boasting a design team headed by "trash evangelist" and "ReMake it!
" author Tiffany Threadgould, the 10-year old company turned a modest profit for the first time this year.
The Washington Post has a few thoughts
on dealing with "the garden police." Talking with "How the Government Got in Your Backyard
" authors Jeff Gillman and Eric Heberlig, columnist Adrian Higgings writes: "Does government belong in our gardens? Absolutely. Who wants neighbors with extremely toxic pesticides or who create public nuisances that degrade a whole community? But there are times when government might go too far. The popular view of what constitutes a landscape is narrow, and those limitations are probably shared by the people who make laws and those who enforce them."
Jetson Green gets a load
of a net-zero energy i-house — Clayton Homes' design-y and green $75K manufactured home — that's open for tours at Green Bridge Farm, an eco-friendly development in Effingham County, Georgia. That's the home pictured up top.
in some good, old-fashioned real estate voyeurism with a look at a few (architecturally) famous homes on the market including Dennis Hopper's Venice, Calif. beach house and a Frank Lloyd Wright stunner in Houston.
TreeHugger digs Reclaiming Brooklyn
's Branch Lamp, a $1,000 light fixture made from metal shims, a cord, a light bulb, a spun aluminum shade, and a gigantic tree branch felled during a freak tornado that hit Brooklyn last fall.
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