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Playing catch up: Not of the garden variety
Green home news is an anything-but-ordinary affair. Read on for stories about Teletubby-inspired eco-bunkers, soap overdoses and a curious species known as the contractor.
Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 10:06 AM
The Los Angeles Times dons an umbrella
and pushes rain barrels to their limits. "Realist Idealist" Susan Carpenter reflects on how hers held up during the recent storms in Southern California.
that what can and what cannot go in the recycling bin can be a confusing matter. The Green Lantern tries to clear things up.
a new line of eco-friendly cleaning products with cheeky packaging called B_E_E (Beauty Engineered forEver).
The Daily Mail gawks
at the plans for Manchester United star Gary Neville's bizarro, subterranean abode in the British countryside. It's solar and wind -owered and apparently draws architectural inspiration from the Teletubbies. That's the eco-bunker in question pictured above.
designer Xavier Calluaud's Urb Garden, a mini vertical garden with modular cubby holes, built-in worm farm, and a water-saving drip irrigation system.
contractors. Yes, contractors. Writes Dan Maginn: "They are fundamentally different from other people. They have their own language of sorts and their own curious customs and mannerisms, like Klingons, or French people. They have cool belts and cool stuff (multitools, wee little anodized flashlights, and other things that would be handy to have) fastened to their cool belts."
the plans for a student housing complex in France that's constructed from 100 stacked recycled shipping containers.
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