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Jolene in London: 7 Simple, Budget Ideas to Steal from the Year’s Most Rustic Bakery

The oldest surviving terraced houses in England were built in 1658, and they stand at 52-55 Newington Green, in a neighborhood that borders Hackney and Islington. Across the historic green, at number 22, is Jolene, a bakery, restaurant, and wine bar opened in September by David Gingell and Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim—the pair behind two of north London’s favorite neighborhood restaurants, Primeur and Westerns Laundry. Both of the previous sites are in unexpected locations: Primeur is in a converted 1920s car garage on a smart residential street, whilst Westerns Laundry occupies a former wholesale laundry business. Despite the historic surrounding, the founders…


Best In Show

I attend many trade shows, both national and regional. This year, for example, my calendar includes nineteen events. It will increase in the next few weeks. You see, I teach continuing education classes and trade shows are where they tend to be offered because that’s where building professionals gather. You might imagine a trade show like the USGBC’s Green Build or the National Association of Home Builders’ International Builders’ Show (IBS) to be full of amazing discoveries. I guess for a first-time or occasional attendee, that may be the case. And that may be true in the educational presentations that…

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