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Author Nina Munk's New Abode; Judge-Approved Townhouse

NYC—Author and Vanity Fair editor Nina Munk and her husband, artist Peter Soriano, have just bought a new six-story townhouse that was designed by St. Patrick's Cathedral architect James Renwick, Jr. [New York Observer via Fishbowl NY]

BOSTON—A 19th-century townhouse where long-serving Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. lived for several years is on the market for $3.5M. [Curbed Boston]

EVERYWHERE—According to its 2011 Sustainability Report, Ikea doubled its purchase of sustainable cotton from the year before. Sustainable cotton accounts for nearly 24 percent of cotton used by the Swedish furnishings retailer. [Ecouterre]