I’ll be out on Fire Island
, New York, catching up on reading, slathering myself in sunblock, and performing a special green home audit
: “The Summer Share Edition.” Keep an eye out for that next week. In the meantime, get your long holiday weekend started with these fresh green home links.
The Los Angeles Times finds a diamond in the rough
at last weekend's Dwell on Design show: The Hero 365 Rain Collector. This modern rain barrel isn't cheap (about $475) but it's certainly the most attractive rain harvesting device that I've ever laid eyes on. (photo on left)
a "Handy Reference Guide to the 20 Greenest Materials." On the list: rice hulls, reclaimed rubber, felt, cork, and more.
with Dror Benshetrit about his new home line for Target. The collection (love the Mamma Nature-inspired pillows) looks great and Dror is a super nice guy, to boot ... he was one of my first interviews when I started writing about design back in the dark ages (2004).
Fast Company heads to the roof
with an article on aesthetically pleasing solar roofing tiles from Philadelphia-based design firm Bresslergroup. They're called Solé Power Tiles.
if Smart Stones, decorative garden stones made from recycled shopping bags, are "hot or not?"
Architectural Record heads Down Under
with a look at the Bridge House in Ashbourne, South Australia. This striking, energy- and water-smart home designed by Max Pritchard straddles a creek like an, ummm, bridge.
Jetson Green travels north
to take a gander at the Maison IDEKIT home in Quebec that's made from seven recycled shipping containers.