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Playing catch up: Sustainable salmagundi
Take a moment to dig in to this delicious, nutritious green home news medley filled with CFL dissenters, photovoltaic thieves, and more.
Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 03:23 PM
Michelle Kaufmann congratulates
the winners of the Chain of Eco-Homes design competition in Greensburg, Kansas. Take a look at all of the frontrunners — including first place winner, the Meadowlark House, pictured below — and be inspired.
with Matt Grigsby, the co-founder of Ecolect, the world's largest database of sustainable materials. Ecolect is sponsoring the Materials Petting Zoo at the Better x Design conference in Providence, R.I.
TreeHugger is on the same page
as Dwell with a slideshow highlighting sustainable materials: "Green Materials Guide: Your Guide to Materials for Green Home Improvement, Remodeling and Renovation."
The Los Angles Times profiles
Frankfurt, Germany's Ulf Erdmann Zeigler, a rather extreme CLF dissenter who has hoarded over 3,000 incandescent light bulbs in his apartment ever since the EU banned their manufacture and import. He hopes that they'll last him a lifetime.
Design Milk digs
'Hangers,' a series of coatracks designed by Jade Barnes-Richardson that are constructed from old steel clothes hangers.
Jetson Green takes a peek
at the recently completed green prefab "villa" from love-him-or-hate-him architect Daniel Libeskind.
The Wall Street Journal delves
into the world of solar panel theft-protection devices. Apparently, photovoltaic theft is on the rise, not just in the US but across the world.
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