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Playing catch up: Flaming links
Included in today's green home round-up: Solar-powered floating lofts in Barcelona, an affordable green village in Los Angeles and Wayne Coyne's quirky eco-abode in Oklahoma City.
Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 4:08 PM
the oddball Oklahoma City casa of Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne. Lloyd Alter calls the alt-rock star's "Martian Mansion" a "serious piece of architectural design, heritage restoration, environmental planning, and urban regeneration." That's it pictured above and featured in the video below.
the Keetsa Mattress Store, purveyor of eco-friendly mattresses made with nontoxic materials like wool, latex foam, unbleached and organic cotton, and hemp blends.
The Los Angeles Times chitchats
about home coffee-making waste (ie: throwaway paper filters) and methods of curbing it in the latest "The Recyclist" column.
Jetson Green is jazzed
about this weekend's grand opening of The Mews at Atwater Village, a community of 23 tricked-out, solar-powered homes in Los Angeles. Prices for the homes start at $599,000.
The New York Times explores
the aquaponics trend, a method of sustainable gardening that incorporates fish and hydroponic planting techniques.
that the always fabulous TerraCycle is teaming up with Paper Mate, Sharpie, and EXPO to produce trash cans made from recycled plastic pens and markers.
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