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innovative prefab home design – piero ceratti


Milan-based architect, Piero Ceratti’s House_17, a prefab concept home, has some attractive design features.

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A glass enclosure with curtains creates a connection and flow with the landscape.  Living quarters in the rear provide privacy, while the open floor plan creates a sense of space and freedom.  Add some solar panels, a gray water recapture system or green roof and you’ve got a stylishly sustainable domicile.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

a mixed bag of green news


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retro or green valentine’s day cards


Today we can really sweet talk in a style that reflects who we are, (or wanna be).  Here are a few cool finds that have your sentimental side covered — whether retro, digital or eco.

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(above) Go ahead, date yourself.  “You’re out of this world” kitschy, nostalgia cards.  This collection coincides with the first US space satellite launch of 1958.  Only $4.49 for a set of 10.
Aptly available at perpetualkid.com

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(above, L) Show how love grows by giving a plant-able “post card” handmade with recycled paper embedded with wildflower seeds. Comes with an envelope and planting instructions; packaged in a biodegradable bag, and 10% of proceeds are donated to charities. 
Be Mine; I Like You; You’re Cool a set of 6 for $12 via retrowhale @ etsy. Only one set left, but she has other plantable cards in stock as well.

(above, R) Join for an annual fee of $12, and send e-cards to anyone with an email address.  Super eco-friendly (no paper, no stamps, no energy required for delivery) — you just can’t beat that! Pictured above, “bubble bath” from Jacquie Lawson animated valentine e-cards.

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obama waltzes into the white house


ok, so it wasn’t a waltz…

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Didn’t you love Stephen Colbert’s t-shirt: “Yes, I Did Think I’d Live to See the Day”

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