July, for the most part, seems to have flown by at a breakneck pace. This week, however, I was running on tortoise time ... champing at the bit for Friday to arrive.
If you're in NYC this weekend, be sure to swing by the New Museum Block Party
is heavily involved), take a stroll on the High Line
, or cruise out to Governor's Island
. Or, just relax at home with these assorted green home news items collected this week from across the interwebs. See you next week.
The Atlantic scrutinizes
Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA in an insightful piece that begs the question: is IKEA "the least sustainable retailer on the planet?"
Jetson Green heads to Texas
for a look at Camp Cinco, an award-winning, off-the-grid vacation home consisting of five upcycled shipping containers.
The Los Angeles Times switches green for pink
in an article about how Barbie's townhouse has changed over the last 35 years. I'm not holding my breath for mini cork footstools, rainwater harvesting on the roof, and a solar-powered elevator.
The New York Times reminisces
about this year's Brimfield Antique Show. The annual antique show in Brimfield, Mass., is described as a "kind of showroom on steroids with the chaos of a parking-lot flea market."
Der Spiegel introduces
us to Germany's "arbo-architecture" trend which find designers (at least a trio of them in Stuttgart) building structures out of living trees.
Re-Nest excuses itself for a moment
to share a nifty new product: Ever-Green toilet paper. Instead of being wrapped in plastic, rolls of recycled-content, bleach-free Ever-Green TP are packaged in a recycled fiber paperboard box.
The Wall Street Journal pays tribute
to influential architectural photographer Julius Shulman. Famous for capturing the work of architects like Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Netura, Shulman passed away last week at the age of 98 in Los Angeles.
The Guardian checks in with
Andy Phipps, one of the bloggers participating in the Guardian
's super cool Green Your Home project. In this post, LED light fixtures and energy-efficient appliances are discussed.