And next, brilliant news! Spring arrives on Saturday and it couldn't come sooner. It's been a loooong winter here in NYC. I'll be greeting the change of seasons by stopping in at the Go Green Expo
and the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.
Both events are, most conveniently, running side-by-side this year so I'll be able to hit up the best in eco-living and
home design in one fell swoop. I also plan on taking a stroll (and some photos) along the High Line
since the weather as of late has been super nice.
How are you ushering in spring? Need some ideas? I've found a couple of interesting ones — Dumpster diving, urban beekeeping, or sex toy recycling, anyone? — worth checking out in this freshly wrangled collection of green home news. See you next week.
The New York Times
hits the stacks and emerges with three spring reads: Mindy Pennybacker's Do One Green Thing: Saving the Earth Through Simple
, Everyday Choices
, Prefabulous + Sustainable: Building and Customizing an Affordable, Energy-Efficient Home
by Sheri Koones,
and Ecodesign: The Sourcebook
by Alastair Fuad-Luke.
The Daily Green admires
"6 Awe-Inspiring New Green Homes." I'd move into number five if they'd have me. Sao Paulo here I come!
The Los Angeles Times loves
(and so do I) a luxe line of long-lasting, handmade planter boxes from Paul Robbins. Greenthumbs who like 'em too better be prepared to shell out a bit of green: they start at $950.
TreeHugger loves a good fight
. In the ring? FSC (the Forest Stewardship Council) and SFI (the Sustainable Forest Initiative). The latter group wants to be recognized by the LEED certification program but the FSC ain't having it.
Michelle Kaufmann moves
her blog to a new website. Looks great! Recent posts tackle bamboo flooring and air plants.
Yanko Design takes a ride
on a fun-looking (but perhaps flawed) design concept for small residential lawns and gardens that's one part John Deere, one part Segway: The Lawnmower Scooter.