Happy Friday, MNN readers. I've been on Fire Island
this week relaxing, cramming in quality outdoor time before Mother Nature turns the air conditioning on, and, of course, tracking green home tidbits from around the World Wide interwebs. As you'll see below, it's an eclectic link lineup as always. Enjoy and I'll see you on Monday.
The Guardian tests out
the new line of LED light bulbs from Philips. What did they think? Crazy expensive but powerful and highly effective.
Ecofriend sits down
at Mingling Wang's Oxygen of Green, a coffee table/air purifier that incorporates soil-less air plants into its striking modern design.
The New York Times
goes shopping for a very glamorous household staple, trash cans, with industrial designer Scott Henderson.
Gliving heads down under
for a visit to Aussie architect Alexander Michael's Kangaroo Valley House, a stunning space that seamlessly invites the outdoors in.
The Los Angeles Times steps inside
artist Kenny Scharf's "funky low-water oasis" with a very Pee Wee Herman-goes-to-the-flea-market decor scheme. Outside, Scharf explains his landscaping agenda: "I disconnected my sprinkler system years ago and ripped out the lawn. I'm against lawns in Los Angeles. I think they're a waste of water.
(and so do I) Sungho Lee's "LED Pin" a nifty clothespin shaped clip-on LED lamp.
a gorgeous kitchen remodel that incorporates vintage wooden tea crates.