Hungry for more green home goodness? It's been another busy week in the news — unfortunately, much of it has been bad news — so I've wrangled up some tasty tidbits that you may have missed. I'll be back next week with thoughts on how to transform your loo into a sustainable love nest for Valentine's Day, a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of online green home tours, and more.

Don't forget to root for Mother Nature this Sunday by checking out Danielle V's video on how to throw an eco-friendly pigskin party. And remember, Fritos and bean dip are a lot more delicious when served out of a super green bowl.  

The New York Times mourns the painful downfall of the home furnishings biz. 

The Huffington Post advises on the "4 Types of CFL Haters... And What to Tell Them." 

GreenBiz reveals that Cradle to Cradle — certifier of home-centric products like roof tiles, flooring, and chairs — will move further down the supply chain with its new Cradle to Cradle Approved Ingredients certification. 

Ideal Bite gives the 411 on home energy readers, gadgets that will hopefully lead to conservation measures around the home.  

Jetson Green gushes over TerraScreen's lush interior greenwall systems. These vertical indoor gardens aren't for the average homeowner but are pretty striking looking.

greenUPGRADER showcases Tom Deininger's stunning, stinky artwork (including a rather realistic rabbit sculpture, pictured above) made from littered cigarette butts.

Re-Nest asks: Are EcoHangers made with 100 percent recycled paper and recycled plastic bottles caps hot or not? 

The LA Times invites three designers to play "decorator in chief" at the Obama White House.

TreeHugger dedicates a slideshow to super cool tree houses that would make even the Swiss Family Robinson, ahem, green with envy. 

The Independent has the scoop on a legal war unfolding over the British government's plan to erect affordable "eco-towns" in rural parts of England. Opponents worry that "poorly-sited eco-towns will lead to soulless commuter-based dormitory towns becoming expensive white elephants of the future."

The Otago Daily Times pays a visit to a gadget-free New Zealand family living in a completely self-sufficient, off-the-grid home.

Inhabitat reviews the impressive green cred of Swedish big boxer IKEA, a store very near and dear to this blogger's heart. 

Ecorazzi dishes on Björk, the songstress who dresses like she's from Oz but is proving that there's no place like home. She's launching a green venture capitol fund to help rebuild her economically devastated homeland, Iceland. 

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

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