Happy first day of summer, MNN readers! It's a hot one here in NYC ...
As is customary around these parts, I'm marking the change of seasons by taking a look back at some of the most memorable, most commented on, and most liked posts from this past spring. While a recurrent theme from the spring of 2011
was, hands down, energy-efficient light bulbs, this spring was a touch more eclectic in terms of popular topics. In its quest for world domination, Swedish home furnishings mega-retailer IKEA did manage to pop up quite often (click here
, here, here
, and here
for this spring's IKEA-related stories). Innovations
in the design
of modular homes also garnered more than a couple of headlines
while downsized living
also proved to be a perennially popular subject manner
What’s been your favorite post from this past spring? Was there a particular story or trend that I missed out on that you would like to have seen featured? And are there any hot topics that you'd like to see me tackle this summer and beyond? As always, thank you for reading and if you aren't already, follow me on Twitter to keep up to speed.
Watch: 'We the Tiny House People'
— In 'We the Tiny House People,' TV producer-turned-tiny house documentarian Kirsten Dirksen takes a look back at some of the most intriguingly petite homes that she's toured over the past 5 years.
Evergreen homes: Zero Energy House
— Located in Seattle's Ballard district, the Zero-Energy House, the first net-zero energy home in Seattle, is a conventional looking 3-bedroom abode that boasts unconventional energy performance.