Source Reclaimed Materials at "Recycling the Past"

Mantle_2 Sink

Recycling The Past is a vintage/antique building supply store located in New Jersey.  The store offers a wonderful variety of products ranging from mantles to hardware to doors, all of which may be viewed online.  Two of my favorite products are the sinks and the tiles.  There are nine pages of stunning tiles in a range of shapes, colors, and styles.  The collection of decorative tiles is incredible; some of them are amazingly detailed. 

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Modern Prefab Cabin Available For Rent on East Coast

Lost River Modern Interior

If you’ve been listening to the chatter on prefab and thought: "What’s the big deal with prefab homes?" or "Why would anyone ever want to own a prefab?", now’s your chance to find out.  In his most recent update from A Prefab Project, Chris dropped a link to his shiny new website for Lost River Modern, a prefab cabin in Lost River, West Virginia.  And as you can tell from the images on the new website, Lost River Modern is quite incredible to look at.  Designed by Resolution: 4 Architecture, creators of the original Dwell Home, Lost River Modern is the first and only res4 home available for guests.  You can (and probably should) rent the place and completely chill out.  I see some slots are already filled up, so if you’re interested in testing the prefab waters on the East Coast, you better get on it quick. 

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Green America, Future Houses, Megahomes, LEED-EB, and Knowing Green Codes [WIR]

Week in Review

*WIR = Week in Review; a Saturday showcase of excellent links.

Happy Fourth of July From Jetson Green!

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Hopefully you’re eating good, hanging out with friends and family, and enjoying this day that we celebrate.  Keep it real, keep it careful, and we’ll be back with you as always tomorrow morning.

Photo credit: jonrawlinson.

Toyota Looking to Expand Stylish Prefab Homes Unit

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Forget the fact that I lived in Japan and absolutely love its culture, I didn’t know that Toyota had a homes unit.  And they’ve been in the business of making homes for over twenty years!  The company adapts automobile manufacturing technology to build stylish, earthquake-resistant homes for sale within Japan.  The Toyota Homes unit accounts for only .5% of the company’s $262 billion in annual sales, and Toyota would like to beef that up a little bit.  Plus, with the roll-out of the plug-in hybrid beginning in 2010 (remember all that discussion here about solar homes and plug-in hybrids replacing gas stations?), Toyota would like to do more with their environmentally-friendly, prefabricated homes. 

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Re-Nest Hearts Us, We Heart Back!

Jetson Green - Blogging the Green Building Revolution

There’s a lot of positive stuff going on for Jetson Green these days and we’re sure having fun keeping up.  Just this week, Stephanie from Apartment Therapy’s Re-Nest gave me the grill on various green building topics and posted the “Green People” Q&A today.  We talk about my biggest green inspiration, my biggest green frustration, promising green building products, my favorite green building project, and finish it up with some green advice.  Don’t miss the advice part — you seriously need it!  Thanks Re-Nest!

[+] Green People: Preston Koerner (aka Jetson Green) [Re-Nest]

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