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December 02, 2010

Green Gift Guide: Good Magazines

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This is the seventh part of The Ultimate Modern Gift Guide for the Holidays 2010,* which is a curated list of goods for design-savvy folks interested in green innovation.  This green gift guide has eight parts, which will be made available throughout the week.  This part includes five, magazine, gift ideas for folks interested in modern, green homes.

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September 22, 2010

Three New Green Design Magazines

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You don't have to read Nieman Journalism Lab to know the publishing world is in shambles.  Particularly in the shelter magazine category, where available titles shrink from one month to the next, there hasn't been much going on.  But in the past few months, I've noticed some new activity -- perhaps this is an inflection point.  In any event, if you're looking for fresh green design inspiration, here are three new titles to keep in mind. 

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March 17, 2009

Good Green Shelter Inspiration

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If you're the kind of reader that still likes the tactile feel of a good book or magazine, you might as well go give a couple magazines a quick look.  The March 2009 issue of Dwell focuses on the theme "Smarter, Greener, More Daring," while the April 2009 issue of Metropolitan Home looks at Green Renovations and the Greenest Little House in America.  There's plenty of high-quality reading material packed into both ... well worth the combined cost of $10.98, if you buy them together. 

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January 15, 2009

The Ultimate Prefab Magazine 2009

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During Christmas, I was in the airport waiting for my flight and decided to pop into a store to grab some reading material.  Much to my surprise, this was December you know, the February issue of Dwell was already up and it popped right out at me.  On the stands right now is "The Prefab Issue: Real Homes for Real People," and it's definitely worth reading.  In addition to an essay from founding editor-in-chief Karrie Jacobs, here are a few prefabs you can expect to read about in this issue:

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July 26, 2008

Bonus Giveaway: Natural Home Magazine 1 YR Subscription

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This is part of the Jetson Green birthday giveaway, so make sure to leave a comment by midnight Tuesday, July 29, 2008, if you want to be considered for the contest.*

With the Jetson Green birthday givaway wrapping up and winners soon to be announced, I want to announce this bonus giveaway which we're offering by the generosity of Natural Home Magazine and its editorial team.  As a reader of Natural Home Magazine myself, I'm pretty psyched to be able to giveaway a year's subscription to this high-quality publication.  Natural Home focuses on sustainable home design and materials, earth-friendly decoration, and natural lifestyles.

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April 16, 2008

Architectural Record's Unbuilt Houses 2008

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Eight houses were chosen for Architectural Record's special, web-exclusive list of Unbuilt Houses.  They're all green.  If you take a look, you might notice something familiar.  You've probably seen many of them before.  Five of the eight homes have been featured on Jetson Green previously (links below).  I guess that means we're doing something right (and fast), too.  My favorite would have to be Adjaye Associates' design for the Make It Right Project in New Orleans. 

December 18, 2007

Consumers Spend $3 Billion/Year on Nothing!

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Vampire energy, aka phantom loads, is estimated to cost U.S. consumers about $3 billion per year.  I know, it's not really that much ... I mean, if you break it down to the individual level, that's only $10 per person ($3 billion / 300 million).  But the point is, it's money that goes in the pocketbook of energy companies and their shareholders -- it's not going in yours.  The chart above is courtesy of GOOD, the magazine that always brings a full-page spread to otherwise obfuscatory information.

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November 09, 2007

[Video] Dwell Design Leaders Video + More

It's Friday and as I like to say, why not watch a little video?  If you've been to Dwell lately, you'll know they just unveiled their new, completely overhauled website.  It's super nice now, with easy access to images and information from their archives.  There's also a new video page with content of some very interesting leaders in design.  Hence, the name for their new video series, Dwell Design Leaders.  I've embedded the video of Michelle Kaufmann above talking about prefab and the mkLotus.  The next video below is of David Baker.  I found his comments extremely interesting.  The last video below is Christopher Deam talking about his modern interpretation and design of the Airstream and his collaboration with Design Within Reach.  Very compelling, really inspiring.

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October 11, 2007

Kiplinger's, The Green Issue - October 2007

Kiplinger's The Green Issue "This issue is a big departure for us.  In fact, I don't think we've ever devoted as many pages of an edition to a single topic.  But then, you seldom encounter a subject so full of possibilities for making money as an investor and for saving money as a consumer.  To date, global warming has been debated as a matter of government policy, and the economic fallout has usually revolved around costs and sacrifices -- pretty depressing stuff, actually.  It occurs to us, however, that confronting global warming will produce winners as well as losers.  Which would you rather be?" - Fred W. Frailey, Editor

I couldn't have said it better myself.  There is a business case for environmentalism, for sustainable progress.  Here are a few articles worth a read:

July 13, 2007

The Jetson Green Sustainability Bookstore

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If you know me, you know I like to read.  You name it, I read it.  Books.  Magazines.  Newspapers.  Online.  Actually, I have a theory on book reading, which goes like this:  if you don't pay reasonable market value for it, you won't be motivated to read it.  It's like a gym membership.  With this in mind, I've put together an online shop of sustainable books, The Jetson Green Sustainability Bookstore, in case anyone is searching for good material on environmentalism.  There's a lot out there.  Let me know if I left something out that you think merits inclusion.  Here are the categories:

++ Magazines + Prefab/Small + Architecture/Design ++
++ Non-fiction/Business + Green Lifestyle ++

This isn't a money maker for JG, I've never made more than $10 /quarter from Amazon...this is more intended to be a resource library for those of us at all levels in the journey towards living and working in a greener way.  Again, let me know if I left a good book out.  Also, I've gotten into Eco-Libris thanks to Victoria-E.  Eco-Libris plants a tree for every book that you purchase an offset for.  I'm not going to get into the offset controversy, but suffice it to say, I like the idea and will do it from now on.

         
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