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Playing catch up: Yes to green homes after Labor Day
Unlike white shoes, green homes will always be acceptable no matter what the season. Featured in today's round-up: Floor lamp planters, drying rack chairs, no-till gardens and designer CFLs.
Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 11:55 AM
The New York Times fends off weeds
... with recycled newspapers. An essential tool in no-till gardening, newspapers are a carbon-friendly alternative to gas-powered tillers that "not only pour hydrocarbons into the air, but also release CO2 when they churn up the soil."
over the super-stylish, LEED Platinum Mill Valley, California, home of architect Scott A. Lee.
readers to send in photographs of the favorite neighborhood building. Ten to 20 of the photos will be selected to be part of a crowdsourced Picture Show and one winning image will be printed in the next print issue of GOOD.
the design concept for Lean, a chair with a railed back that doubles as an indoor drying rack. That's it pictured above.
Tutoring, a nifty two-in-one floor lamp/planter designed by Aurélien Veyrat and Tanguy Nguyen.
Jetson Green notes
the rising popularity of the Plumen 001, a striking-looking designer CFL that's only available in Europe at the moment (it arrives stateside next year). For some serious light bulb eye candy, check out the video embedded below.
Fast Co. Design asks
"Can Architecture Help the Elderly?" UPenn professor and Architizer co-founder Matthias Hollwich is convinced it can: "I believe that sustainability (saving the planet) and designing for an aging society are the two biggest topics we as designers have to tackle in our lifetime."
The Daily Green talks
food coops and recycled toilet paper with Fran Hawthorne, author of The Overloaded Liberal: Shopping, Investing, Parenting and Other Daily Dilemmas in an Age of Political Activism.
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