The Daily Green hits the sauce with a tip on how to freshen your laundry (and save time, energy, and water) by spritzing it with vodka. Yes, vodka. 

The Guardian checks in with Mark Boyle, aka the Moneyless Man. Boyle, founder of the UK's Freeconomy Community, has gone 18 months without spending a single cent. 

Design Milk asks what you think — "weird, gross, clever, tasteless?" — about the Roadkill Rug from the always subversive Dutch design house, Studio OOOMS. 

Core77 breaks sad news that the provocative, frequently eco-oriented designer Tobias Wong has passed away at the age of 35 in Manhattan. You might know Wong best as the brilliant mind behind SUCK UK's solar-powered Sun Jar. 

Ecorazzi also reports some sad news: actress, animal rights activist, and a fixture in my own home, Rue McClanahan, has moved on to the great big lanai in the sky after suffering a massive stroke. The former Golden Girl was 76.  

ReadyMade provides detailed instructions on how you can make your very own dining room table out of a recycled wood pallet (pictured below). 

The Globe and Mail chats with Stan Cox, author of Losing Our Cool: Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned Word (And Finding New Ways to Get Through the Summer), about why its important to crank down home AC units this summer. 

The New York Times gets hip to the terrarium trend.

Re-Nest shares a few resources for landless gardeners. 

Jetson Green helps to spread the word of a "prefab eco-enclave" planned for North Toronto. The project is overseen by Living Homes and will be developed by Nexterra Green Homes. 

TreeHugger admires Victor Vetterlein's Trash Me Lamps, light fixtures made from salvaged paper egg cartons that have been mixed with water and molded into lamp shapes. 

Dornob digs a hillside home outside of San Francisco that's both big and green (it's LEED Platinum certified) not to mention absolutely beautiful. 


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

Playing catch up: Mix and match
Shipping pallets in the dining room, vodka bottles in the laundry basket and roadkill on the rug ... it's just another end of the week green home news roundup.