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Playing catch up: Shark week(end)
Brace yourself for a full-on green home invasion this weekend with stuffed sharks in the bedroom, bees in the backyard and cucumbers in the cleaning supply closet.
Fri, May 21, 2010 at 03:20 PM
the "Secret Super Cleaning Powers of the Might Cucumber." Yes, really. Cucumbers can remove tarnish from stainless steel, de-fog a bathroom mirror, and remove pen/crayon marks from walls.
The New York Times investigates
the upside-down garden phenomena sparked by those Topsy Turvey infomercials. Turns out, upside-down gardening isn't a dumb gimmick but a smart
gardening technique with benefits like efficient water delivery, less pests, and saved space.
the best and the brightest green homes honored at this year's NAHB National Green Building Conference. Among the awarded: The Charity Works Greenhouse in McLean, Va, and Rosewood Hills in Columbia, S.C.
a few tips on how to assess the quality of antique furniture in a special guest post by antiquing guru Kay Davenport.
Fast Company checks in
from the Congress of the New Urbanism (CNU18) taking place in Atlanta. Added bonus: photo of David Bryne in a tutu.
Ralf Mier, one of the builders behind 2002 Alpine, a recently built "hyper-ecoluxury urban home" in Boulder, Colo.
GOOD takes a look at
a stunning collection of neighborhood flag designs submitted by artists, designers, and illustrators to celebrate the uniqueness of their respective 'hoods. If your neighborhood had its very own flag, what would it look like?
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