Last Monday I was a little ga ga over the barn door Boots and Totty built to close off their nursery from the master bedroom. Today, I'm a full-blown groupie of barn doors used functionally, and as interior design elements. Rustic in nature, but very modern in application. I love that. Next up is my favorite.
This month’s installment of REALTOR® Magazine Online includes the top fifteen green home building trends. In no particular order, they are:
Copper Roofs. Copper roofs and their alloys can last 100+ years and are recyclable.
Timber Framing. Timber framing, which generally includes the use of SIPS (superior insulating panels), uses less lumber and generates less waste.
Low-E Windows. Low-emittance windows block UV rays from entering a house, which...
My friend Brian tipped me off to Inhabitat, a cool green-design blog where I found this:
Turns out there are thousands of underwater forests in the world just sitting there, doin' nuttin'. According to the Triton Logging Company, maker of the Sawfish (that cute guy pictured above), there are more than 300 submerged million trees worldwide (many due to flooding by hydro-dams).