If you’re looking for a unique way to liven up a boring cement slab, decorate a retaining wall, or just leave your mark without leaving a chemical footprint, then we have the solution for you — moss graffiti! Sounds crazy, right? But it isn’t! Using moss you either gather or […]
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You may have heard this term before. It’s also been called “the new urbanism” or “agrarian urbanism”. The idea is that city neighborhoods could be built and restructured in order to be self-sustainable, a harmonious blend of urban and rural. Daniel Nairn wrote a compelling article about the concept over […]
In my recent issue of Natural Home, I fell in love with a revamped warehouse-turned-home in Chicago. I was most impressed with the home’s exterior elements. Outside is a greenhouse and a roof garden surrounding solar panels. An outdoor boardwalk overlooks the courtyard and connects to the homeowner’s studio. There’s […]
This article highlights a study from the University of Utah that states that areas of higher population density typically have residents who maintain a healthier weight. This is due to the walkability and pedestrian friendly design of their neighborhood.
In the shadow of the Staples center in downtown Los Angeles there has been an infusion of residential buildings that are reshaping the atmosphere of downtown. Many of these new buildings are positioned as “uptown” style lofts with high ceilings, wood floors, and lots of amenities. This shift towards urban […]