The Financial Times goes native while tracking the modern tipi craze. Says tipi manufacturer Harry Janicki: "Few people want to go so far as to accept the challenge of living full-time in a tipi now, preferring just to have one as a quiet place to go outside of home. I still have one in my garden. It’s hard to explain until you’ve tried one but they’re hugely rewarding.”

Jetson Green admires 2002 Alpine, a "hyper eco luxury home" in Boulder that costs a whole lotta green: $3.5 million.

Inhabitat announces! the winners of the 2010 Spring Greening Contest. Some truly cool designs made the cut including Sarah Turner's pendant lamps made from recycled soda bottles a bicycle tire/furniture leg shelving system called Elasticshelf, and a nifty spice rack that incorporates old light bulbs.  

The San Francisco Chronicle asks the experts — Brian Patrick Flynn, Genevieve Gorder, and Betsy Burnham — on how to incorporate vintage furnishings and decor into your home without getting too kitsch-tastic. 

The New York Times goes shopping for garden goodies with Jamie Durie, an Aussie landscape designer and host of HGTV's "The Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie."

Yanko Design checks out EcoCleaner, a portable, solar-powered dishwasher concept that turns food waste/grease into compost material through ultrasonic waves. This clever device is an entrant in the 2010 UltraLux Design Lab Competition. 

Design Milk digs Neffa's Ivy Exposed, a beautiful LED lamp that doubles as an ivy planter.  

Re-Nest outs Raid Earth Options, a line of garden pesticides, as being as greenwash-y a product as they come. 

Designboom gives the green light to Dutch designer Mike Thompson's Latro Algae Lamp, a light that's, yep, powered by living algae.  

EcoSalon recommends "5 Stylish Recycling Stations to Fit Any Space."

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

Playing catch up: Really retro
Whether it's a trend piece on backyard tipis or advice on how to tactfully incorporate vintage into your living space, the past is alive and well in green home