Ready to retire that stack of tawdry, beach-ready paperbacks and settle down with a tome that's a touch more high-minded? Check out my fall book picks ranging from New Urbanist texts to old school cabin porn.
This Labor Day weekend: Renderings for Brooklyn Bridge Park's Bjarke Ingels-designed Pier 6 are unveiled, a lovely dwelling hidden away in the dunes of North Holland and the return (again) of slavishly adored shelter mag, Domino.
Yet again, NIMBY outrage grips American's ritziest summer colony, the Hamptons, where some residents have been rendered aghast by the scourge of cookie-cutter McMansions being erected by a local builder.
We're not quite through with summer yet but it's never too early to start conquering that filthy grill, remedying those BBQ sauce-stained tablecloths and erasing any evidence of beer-fueled backyard bacchanalias.
This week: A sci-fi-inspired yard display in Palm Springs built from upcycled e-waste, prefab homes from Estonia and a LED recall from Philips. Plus, how to deal with a houseguest who may be harboring, gulp, bedbugs.
This week: How your good intentions may be causing bees more harm than good, the case for banning 'problem lawns' and a visit to the home of a passive design pioneer. Plus, utopian wind turbine dwellings.