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Playing catch up: Warming up
As NYC breaks the 60 degree mark — thank you, Mother Nature! — here's a look at a few hot green home and garden news items you may have missed this week.
Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 10:30 AM
"Who's got the greenest house on the planet?" Writer Jess Zimmerman notes that the "'greenest house' thing is sort of a pointless race — not unlike having the longest fingernails, actually — since these green-tech-heavy yuppie paradises aren't likely to be more energy-efficient than a hut in a village."
Jetson Green thankfully does not reference
JWow or the Guidice clan with a look at the Jersey LABhaus, a green, four-bedroom prefab home under construction in the Garden State. That's a rendering of it pictured up top.
Dwell takes in
some "Souped Up" green architecture at SOUPERGreen an "exhibition of new architectural work that offers a compelling alternative to the conventional idea of “being green.” The exhibition is running through April 14th at the Architecture + Design Museum in Los Angeles.
Curbed is rendered dumbstruck
by a Tacoma, Wash. (holler!) man's 2,300-square foot man cave in the basement of his 7,600-square foot home. The space features a "gun
shop-cum-safe room," pool table, and tons of lots of vintage car memorabilia. And actual vintage cars.
TreeHugger takes a moment
to rant on the un-aesthetically pleasing properties on ceiling fans and their inherent "fugliness."
Designboom is amused by
Sascha Urban and Dorthea Wirwall's "Loungebarrow," a wheelbarrow that doubles as a totally functional padded chair with a built-in laptop desk.
USA TODAY asks consumers how they really feel
about the new breed of energy-efficient light bulbs that will replace old school incandescents. According to a USA TODAY/Gallup poll, a majority of consumers — 84 percent — are more than "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with 'em.
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