Molly’s Cabin Sits Off-the-Grid

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I find this off-the-grid cabin in Northern Ontario to be quite interesting.  It’s a 1,000 square foot retreat that practically hovers out on the water.  Molly’s Cabin is located a few hours north of Toronto in a place called Pointe au Baril.  Outfitted out with a bedroom, living room, library nook, kitchen, dining room, and small loft, the L-shaped floor plan intermixes the interior and exterior.  Can you imagine how serene it would be to chill and fish and sleep in a place that sits gingerly on the edge of the water like this?

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TerraScreen Lush Interior Living Walls

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If you've been to a green trade show or exhibit, you may have noticed a few green wall providers.  One to keep in mind, just in case you're thinking about incorporating a lush living wall or vertical garden, is TerraScreen.  The TerraScreen Interior Greenwall System was designed by Planterra to hold large 6" plants and can be maintained by your average interior landscape contractor.  The system requires about 18" of space from the wall and a catch basin, but can be supported with drip irrigation and a tank, too.  It's comprised of modular panels made with powder-coated, galvanized steel wire and these panels can be lined up to really liven up a place.  Make sure to check these images below … having one of these, I think, is a pretty good way to make a statement about the way you do things. 

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EcoClad Modern Green Exterior Cladding

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It looks like Joel Klippert, a true Benjamin Franklin of green products innovation, has developed another great green material.  Building on his success with PaperStone and EcoTop, his company now offers EcoClad, a beautiful exterior cladding sure to please architects bent on sustainable design.

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PTI: Testing Out Something New

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If you know us, you know we're never satisfied with the status quo, so we’re testing out a new ad server program that’s kind of fun.  If you look to the right sidebar, you’ll notice a 50×50 pixel gray square – it’s not standard ad size or anything, but that’s why we like it.  We think people will look at it and, curious about what the box is, they’ll click it and find you.  But this is entirely speculative and exploratory, so we can’t be sure.

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The Simple House Offers Modern, Affordable, Green Home Plans

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Bill Randall built his architectural practice doing solar and energy-efficient design, but recently, he's had an itch to get into small, sustainable housing.  So last November, he launched thesimpleHOUSE, and the concept has already been given an Honorable Mention in the 2008 green dot awards.  thesimpleHOUSE is all about providing simple, contemporary, green house plans at an affordable price.  You can order your choice of the expanding line of plans from prices of about $475 — a straight up deal when you think about it.

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New Post-Consumer Recycled Glass Mosaic Tile Just Like Wallpaper

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Trend USA just launched an interesting new glass tile collection that I'm sure will be a favorite among the design savvy. The Wallpaper Collection* is available in 64 patterns; our ecologically inclined readers will notice that 26 patterns are the FEEL recycled glass mosaic, which is made from 80% post-consumer recycled glass bottles. The entire collection is broken up into four themes, Academic, Euphoric, Natural, and Classic – depending on your style, there's certain to be a pattern that's right for your project.

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