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Friday, January 23rd, 2009

In Case You Missed It: Around the Web This Week


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky
5 Comments » | Published in Design Press, Design on the Web, Green Design, Other Blogs, Photography, Renovation, Urban Planning  |  5 Comments

1) I cut this Boston Globe Magazine story out of the paper over the holidays and just found it wedged in a Soduku book in my carry-on. It’s about Nicole Freedman, whom they are calling “The Spokes Woman.” Freedman has a background in urban planning and is now Boston’s Bike Czar. rallying for bike share programs (like this one I told you about in Paris) and better bike lanes.

2) On a related note, here’s a clever bike lane light post over at Shelterrific. It’s from Good magazine, where we learned about guerrilla bike lanes a few months ago:

3) This image over at swiss miss brightens up a rainy day:

4) Melissa Hom turned the camera around on one of our very favorite photographers/bloggers Todd Selby – I spied him in his own home over at New York Magazine. By the way, any headline that mentions A.C. Slater will grab my attention every time! That magazine has some of the best article titles.

5) What do you think of “log” cabins made from concrete logs? I’m with Joe Campeau who says “Architecture 101 says respect the integrity of the materials…material should represent itself and not another material. Simply put, they’re fake.”

Yea or nay on the logless log home? I suppose we could get into a big semantic argument over the definition of “log.” Does it imply a shape and color to you or material? What do you associate log cabins with (it’s Laura Ingalls Wilder for me all the way)? Would you forgo the integrity of the material in exchange for low maintanence? Wouldn’t you rather have a house that celebrates its material like this one?

2) from Good, via Shelterrific

3) photo by Sam Spenser via szymon via swiss miss

4) photo by Melissa Hom for New York Magazine

5) photo by Janie Osborne for The New York Times

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the "Editorial Director" here on Hatch, you can find me spewing lots of design opinions and tips over at Houzz. Make me happy -- leave a comment!



  1. Nikki - Logo Design Guru says:

    January 23rd, 2009 at 11:45 am (#)

    Thanks, so much goes on in a week that I often miss a lot. nice photos, i enjoyed them.

  2. Bettie says:

    January 23rd, 2009 at 6:51 pm (#)

    Laura lived for a pretty short time in a log house. Most of her life was out on the prairie. Faux bois is all the rage as is textured concrete, so why not combine the two?

  3. Becky says:

    January 23rd, 2009 at 8:42 pm (#)

    Bettie, interesting point. Faux bois textured concrete is definitely a rage I’ll be steering clear of as well.

  4. Carpet Cleaning Edinburgh says:

    September 28th, 2009 at 2:47 pm (#)

    loving the umbrella tree pic lol made me laugh

  5. Custom Logo Design says:

    January 13th, 2011 at 11:20 am (#)

    Love the umbrella one!

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