Jetson Green tours
81 Weatherby, a super modern, super green private residence in Atlanta (MNN's home turf) that's been recently completed. The pad boasts soy-based spray foam insulation, low-VOC paints and adhesives, ENERGY STAR appliances, Plyboo Bamboo flooring, a green roof, and more.
Dwell talks shop
with the owners of Spruce, a green modern design boutique in New Orleans.
Inhabitat is keen
on the TWEET-A-WATT, a power monitor that Twitters your home energy use. Online over-sharing has reached its peak, apparently.
Fast Company whisks us away
to Zira Island, a planned 1 million square-meter "futuristic eco-island" in the Caspian Sea that will have zero carbon footprint. The island — part of the nation of Azerbaijan — will have both a tourist resort and a residential area.
ecofabulous provides a sneak peak
of the new green-roofed, solar-paneled West Elm store in Emeryville, California. The home furnishings store had plenty of green loot prominently displayed, apparently.
Edificial goes live
. The NYC-based "Brutal (but Constructive) Architecture Tabloid" from Breaking Media is edited by Ian Volner and Eva Hagberg, a friend of mine who contributes to Metropolis
, The New York Times
, and other titles.
See ya next week with reportage from the opening of Green Depot
, a green building supplies superstore on Manhattan's Bowery, a look at sustainable options for those planning on hitting the sheets over Valentine's Day weekend, and a round-up of green garbage cans and recycling containers. As always, feel free to drop a line with any tips, tidbits, or suggestions.