Woodsy Off-Grid YETA Retreat in Italy

Italian architect Flavio Galvagni of Lab Zero sent us some information on this calming, woodsy cabin that he designed and built with the help of Raffaelli Contract.  The tiny eco hut — roughly 12.5′ wide x 14.5′ long x 10.75′ tall — can be used as a mini-lodge, mountain shelter, meditation space, or temporary dwelling.  It’s easily transportable and both off-grid and off-pipe.

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Energy-Efficient Wood Stoves by Morsø


Whether you’re looking to replace a drafty fireplace or utilize zone heating during the cold winter, perhaps an energy-efficient stove from Morsø should be considered and researched for your application.  The company offers several models — small, large, traditional, or contemporary — that are built in a low-impact manner with recycled materials.

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LSG Unveils $30 60-Watt Equivalent LED

Today Lighting Science Group announced that it has become the first U.S. company to domestically manufacture one million LED bulbs in less than a year.  With the announcement, LSG also unveiled a new omnidirectional A19 LED bulb as the one-millionth bulb.  The 60-watt replacement is 75% more efficient than an incandescent bulb and dimmable, mercury-free, and relatively affordable.

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The Ultimate Green Gift Guide 2010


If you're looking around for holiday gifts, there's still time to ship some things, if that's what you're thinking.  Below is an index of green gifts in our eight-part Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010,* a curated list of goods for design-savvy folks interested in the environment.  There's something for all income brackets:

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Home Office in a Tiny Green YardPod


The shedworking movement is growing with folks nixing the daily commute by carving out a little extra space at home.  One way to do this is with a YardPod, which is fabricated in a solar-powered factory in Rohnert Park, California.  YardPods are framed in light-gauge, recycled-content steel, insulated with recycled-content, natural cotton fiber, and covered with a cool roof.  Flooring can be either bamboo or cork.  A 10’x12′ DIY model starts at $2,100, while a complete kit starts at $11,000, not including tax or delivery.

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