Re-Nest doesn't love the "miserable process" of selling a home but still offers up a few tips on how to do it sustainably. 

The New York Times chats with Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf about his love affair with winter gardening. Says Oudolf: “The garden in winter is an emotional experience. You think in terms of decay and disappearing and coming back. You feel the life cycle of nature.”

USATODAY wonders if Americans will be able to stop loving incandescent light bulbs. Turns out, plenty of folks (not just Michelle Bachmann and Ron Paul) are hoarding them. Personally, I can't wait to see them go. Are you stockpiling them? 

Jetson Green is head over heels for the Cusabo Island Cabin, a green prefab getaway — an "interesting case study of sustainability and coastal design" as JG puts it — on Cusabo Island, S.C. 

The Wall Street Journal examines the relationship between consumers and strong-scented cleaning product lines like Mrs. Meyer's. Writes the WSJ: "With their cheerful retro packaging and four strong fragrances — basil, lavender, lemon verbena and geranium — the Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day products have become an under-the-radar splurge and status symbol for some women, who may have bottles of dish soap and countertop spray displayed by the kitchen sink the way cosmetics and creams are often found in bathrooms."

EcoHome has a crush on the Zero Energy Idea House in Bellevue, Wash. (I think I do, too.)

The Washington Post finds that vintage furniture lovers in the D.C. area are flocking to repurposed barns to get their antique on. 

Ecofriend lusts after "10 futuristic treehouses that promise intimate ecstasy on Valentine's Day." Love is indeed in the air, I suppose. Or straight-out acrophobia. 

Sunset adores the crew of seven different Seattle-based furniture and product designers who banded together and made an appearance at this week's New York International Gift Fair. Among them, one of my favorites: Grain.  

The Architects Newspaper spots actor/humanitarian/environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio on "Oprah" sharing his love of affordable green housing. The segment finds DiCaprio and architect Larry Scarpa touring L.A.'s Colorado Court, a project described by DiCaprio as the “first green affordable housing project in the country.”

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

Playing catch up: I heart green home news
This Valentine's Day weekend, 'Playing catch up' is filled with love for winter gardening, smelly natural cleaning products, affordable green homes and ... inca