Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend. I'll be back on Tuesday with the best in green building, design, and home improvements. Until then, unwind with these freshly wrangled links (and some worms).

The San Francisco Chronicle gets down n' dirty with a step-by-step guide for creating worm bins for limited-space composting. The worm o' choice? Red wriggelers. 

New York House pays a visit to the eco-friendly "love shack" that B52 Kate Pierson shares with her partner Monica Coleman in New York's Hudson Valley. . 

Inhabitots reports that a high end petting zoo in Holland has been nominated for a World Architecture Festival Award. 

Jetson Green eyes up some fine lookin' green home furnishings from Studio Nola. The Kanas-based company produces modern pierces made from FSC-certified woods, recycled steel, and zero-VOC paints. 

Time admires another Nola, New Orleans, and the Global Green-lead efforts to reconstruct that city in the wake of 2005's Hurricane Katrina. 

TreeHugger checks in from one of my favorite cities, Copenhagen, where a big event is currently underway that's not the UN Climate Conference: Copenhagen Design Week. 

The New York Times publishes a story covering a much whispered about but not exactly new topic: the faults behind coveted LEED building certification. It's an interesting read if you've ever been skeptical of a LEED-certified building's "greenness."

Dornob inspires clueless and/or inexperienced gardeners with a look at Chris Chapman's concept for an idiot-proof all-in-one, pre-planted roll-out garden. 

Dwell chats with the owners of a beautiful, conformity-busting home in Houston that's comprised of four shipping containers. 

HuffPo Green amps up the "wow" factor  with these "8 Rooftop Gardens From Around the World." 

Photo: Plant Design Online

Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

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