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The new USDA zone map, a summary of the case of Organic Seed Growers & Trade Association, et al. v. Monsanto (opening arguments started today), a map of every tree in the U.S., a call for submissions for the Venice Architecture Biennale, AIDS memorial, a new garden writer publication, and more!
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A cool test tube chandelier, exactly what seeds to winter sow, highlights from Maison & Objet, a lost wedding ring is found growing on a carrot, the end of botanical Latin, a memoir about growing pot, and more in today's Links We Love. 
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Curious what gardendesign.com readers have been clicking on this year? Here are the top 10 most popular posts on our site this year, with an emphasis on DIY guides and surprise, surprise, garden photos.
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Igloo hotels, a malt factory transforms into an urban roof farm in Berlin, a mountain retreat in New Mexico, Apple's new campus, DIY Christmas decorations, a wild tree house with a drawbridge, and a proposed floating garden park for Taiwan.
A British town grows vegetables that anyone can harvest, a plan to cover the Eiffel Tower in trees,  the Ice Cube video about his love for Eames, and a nine-mile park on an abandonned railway in New Haven, Connecticut.
Bikers race through the streets with plants on their heads (above), the 2012 International Landscape Design Award competition is now open, a Lego tree house, succulent ornaments, Patrick Blanc's vertical gardens, the Windowfarms Project, clothing that grows, the underground "Low-Line" park, and the online release of the urban planning documentary Urbanized.
Links we love include Menagerie, a new book of photographer Sharon Montrose's animal portraits (above), Chez Panisse menus, a tour of a green home in San Francisco, DIY chalkboard lamps made from old plastic planters, and an Art Nouveau poster of...Natalie Portman!
An architectually elegant garden shed/greenhouse (above); Urbanized, by Gary Hustwit (whose earlier films include Helvetica and Objectified), opens this weekend; a Google Earth view of well-known gardens, including the High Line, Kensington Gardens, and Koganei Park; and answers to all the mushroom questions you wanted to ask in this week's Links We Love.
Is "authenticity" over, as The New York Times says, or are we just all sick of the oh-so-sweet and lovely rustic style? My rant about how we've become beaten down by charm. Plus: I take a look at some of the new magazines and websites that have crossed our desks—including Wilder Quarterly and Co.Exist—and ponder what's next for design, now that "tweemo" (yes, that's our term!) may have finally reached its peak.
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A ShelterPop interview with our Editor-in-Chief, D. Landreth Seed Company is struggling and may go out of business if money is not raised, Frances Palmer's pottery is on sale, and more, in today's links we love.
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