The New York Times checks in with the always-inventive gang at TerraCycle, the most fabulous "waste solution development" company in all of New Jersey (or perhaps the entire world). Founded by Princeton dropout Tom Szaky and boasting a design team headed by "trash evangelist" and "ReMake it!" author Tiffany Threadgould, the 10-year old company turned a modest profit for the first time this year.
The Washington Post has a few thoughts on dealing with "the garden police." Talking with "How the Government Got in Your Backyard" authors Jeff Gillman and Eric Heberlig, columnist Adrian Higgings writes: "Does government belong in our gardens? Absolutely. Who wants neighbors with extremely toxic pesticides or who create public nuisances that degrade a whole community? But there are times when government might go too far. The popular view of what constitutes a landscape is narrow, and those limitations are probably shared by the people who make laws and those who enforce them."
Dwell partakes in some good, old-fashioned real estate voyeurism with a look at a few (architecturally) famous homes on the market including Dennis Hopper's Venice, Calif. beach house and a Frank Lloyd Wright stunner in Houston.
The Wall Street Journal unwinds at the prettiest sod-roofed pool house in all the land ... that land being East Hampton.
TreeHugger digs Reclaiming Brooklyn's Branch Lamp, a $1,000 light fixture made from metal shims, a cord, a light bulb, a spun aluminum shade, and a gigantic tree branch felled during a freak tornado that hit Brooklyn last fall.