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Playing catch up: Extreme green
This week in green news, we take it to the eco-living limits with the human manure movement, 'radically frugal' Econoline living, and toilet paper roll art.
Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 11:07 AM
TIME is forced to use potty language
in a trend piece that chats with followers of the human manure ("humanure") movement that eschews modern plumbing for the collection and reuse of people poo. That's humanure devotee David Bailey pictured above.
Salon.com steps inside the home
of Duke University grad student Ken Ilgunas that just happens to be his very own "Walden on Wheels," a 1994 Ford Econoline van. Self-described "radically frugal" Ilgunas lives in the van parked on the Duke campus in order to avoid student debt.
The Los Angeles Times chats
about fertilization and irrigation(or lack thereof) with Owen Dell, author of the book Sustainable Landscaping for Dummies
Dornob is in awe
of Anatassia Elias' painstakingly crafted artworks made from a commonly trashed household object: cardboard toilet paper rolls.
Michelle Kaufmann is jazzed
that the first LEED Platinum home to be built in Montecito, California, is about to begin construction. Check out the renderings ... it's a total beauty.
Ecorazzi sits down with a good book
: Architecture in Times of Need
, a book that documents Brad Pitt's Make It Right green home building project in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans.
Yanko Design gives props
to the "Flotsam and Jetsam Table" from Melbourne-based Marcus O' Reilly Architects. It's a gorgeous coffee table made with hunks of reclaimed driftwood.
Re-Nest is inspired
by Cape Town-based green designer Katie Thompson's seating line that makes whimsical use of discarded vintage suitcases.
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