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  • Sea and Stone: A Croatian Island Garden, Slide Show

    Sea and Stone: A Croatian Island Garden, Slide Show

    Gallery Page Layout:  Gallery A In Magazine Issue:  January/February 2012
    - 13 Jul 15, 3:42pm -
  • Valentine's Day Ideas

    Valentine's Day Ideas

    Gallery Page Layout:  Gallery A
    - 10 Jul 15, 7:37pm -
  • I Love This Plant: Sharkskin Agave

    I Love This Plant: Sharkskin Agave

     This sharkskin agave was photographed at the Ruth Bancroft Garden, a public garden in Walnut Creek, California, which has a diverse collection of agaves and other drought-tolerant plants. Photo: Barb Ries.read more
    - 21 Apr 15, 5:58pm -
  • My Garden: A Naturalistic Garden Welcomes the Birds and the Bees

    My Garden: A Naturalistic Garden Welcomes the Birds and the Bees

    A paver walkway meanders through the back garden, under the watchful eyes of a concrete Buddha, which sits among Echinops ritro. Also in the mix are Hebe ‘Quicksilver’, Penstemon ‘Husker Red’, and a variety of Pacific Northwest natives such a…
    - 16 Apr 15, 7:58pm -
  • New Outdoor Furniture Collection Is Inspired by Nature

    New Outdoor Furniture Collection Is Inspired by Nature

    The Nick Williams Longridge Furniture Collection uses beautiful, weather-resistant teakwood reclaimed from old bridges, barns, and other structures. Photo: Nick Williams.read more
    - 14 Apr 15, 1:02pm -
  • 2015 Tour Series Explores Celebrated European Gardens

    2015 Tour Series Explores Celebrated European Gardens

    One of the gardens featured on the tour is Jakobstuin, owned and designed by Jaap de Vries, who calls it an “Ode to the Dutch Wave.” In addition to warm-season grasses typical of the North American Prairie, de Vries also uses many perennials favo…
    - 9 Apr 15, 7:29pm -
  • A Manhattan-Style Rooftop Garden

    A Manhattan-Style Rooftop Garden

    Before, this rooftop terrace in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan was an unusable space with rotting wood decking. Now the 500-square-foot retreat houses a modern area for entertaining within a classic framework of evergreen shrubs and horizontal…
    - 7 Apr 15, 4:42pm -
  • San Diego Spring Garden Tour: Gardens Then & Now

    San Diego Spring Garden Tour: Gardens Then & Now

    Photos courtesy of San Diego Horticultural Societyread more
    - 3 Apr 15, 12:55pm -
  • Container Gardens Made for the Shade

    Container Gardens Made for the Shade

    Nearly every gardener has experienced the problem of too much shade, which can cause plants to become too leggy or fail to thrive. Whether it's a wooded suburban lot or a north-facing apartment balcony, low light means more growing challenges. Rather…
    - 3 Apr 15, 8:22am -
  • Botanical Interests Introduces Eco-Friendly Garden Products

    Botanical Interests Introduces Eco-Friendly Garden Products

    Love plants? Get detailed plant information in every issue of Garden Design magazine. Preview the magazine.Botanical Interests, a company specializing in non-GMO and untreated vegetable, herb, and flower seeds, launched four new products this year t…
    - 24 Mar 15, 7:51pm -

Home Energy

  • new[Article] The Evolution of Smart Home Performance and Its Benefits to the Grid
    As the number of residential demand-response programs and the use of smart home technologies has grown over the last several years, an important opportunity has emerged in home performance to increase residential energy savings. Namely, the opportuni…
    - 3 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:34am -
  • [Blog] A Closer Look at Connecticut's Zero Energy Homebuilding Competition
    At the Better Buildings By Design conference, Ann Edminster spoke about the growing interest in net-zero-energy buildings saying, “This [net-zero-energy construction] is a market opportunity. This field is going to explode.”
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 4:45pm -
  • [Blog] Angry Air!
    John Tooley said, “Air is like crooked rivers, crooked people, teenagers, and cheap labor. It always seeks the path of least resistance.” He didn’t say that Angry air is Noisy air. Air doesn’t like being forced through corrugated, flexible du…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 6:07pm -
  • [Blog] Energy Efficiency is Increasingly Popular With Home Buyers
    The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a trade association based in Washington. It boasts more than 140,000 members across diverse industries such as construction, remodeling, property management, finance, home building, design, building…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 3:54pm -
  • [Blog] Liz Robinson Stepping Down After 33 Years at the Energy Coordinating Agency
    After 33 years at the helm, Liz Robinson, Executive Director of the Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA), is stepping down. Since the early 80s, Liz has championed energy efficiency and social responsibility in Philadelphia, earning a national reputation…
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 6:41pm -
  • [Blog] Women in Building Performance: Darlene Jackson
    Darlene Jackson is a program associate on the Residential team at the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA). In this role, she provides support in the coordination and implementation of HVAC SAVE and Illinois Home Performance. Before MEEA, she wo…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 1:10pm -
  • [Blog] A New Lens for Assessing Cost-Effectiveness
    The issue of determining the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency resources has long been a complicated and sometimes contentious topic. Despite the perception that virtually all states nominally use some version of the tests identified decades ag…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 4:42pm -
  • [Blog] Energy Department Announces up to $3.7 Million in Building America Industry Partnerships
    As a part of the Administration’s efforts to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department today announced up to $3.7 million to study and validate new energy efficiency solutions for the nation's homes. These projects will le…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 4:37pm -
  • [Blog] DOE's Solar Decathlon Needs Volunteers
    The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, energy-efficient, solar-powered houses. The winner most successfully blends design excellence, smart…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 4:28pm -
  • [Article] Tiny House, Tiny Energy? Part 1
    This is part 1 of a two-part series on Tiny Houses.For those who are seeking to reduce their carbon footprint by living in a super energy-efficient house, the choices have been limited to a small selection of “energy-efficient” production homes…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Jul 17, 2:16am -

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L.A. Times: Home & Garden

Modernica

  • newPeriod Correct
    This week in our retailer spotlight we visit the Period Correct Atelier in Costa Mesa, California. Period Correct is an automotive inspired clothing brand created by founder Bryan Calvero. Entering the flagship store, you are greeted with a mid centu…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 12:38pm -
  • newWaikiki’s New 1960s Inspired Hotel
    Once known as the Coral Reef Hotel in Waikiki, this 1969 building has been transformed into a jet-set 1960s haven for design lovers.The post Waikiki’s New 1960s Inspired Hotel appeared first on Modernica | Made in California.
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • Richard Rogers’s Wimbledon House Renovation

    Richard Rogers’s Wimbledon House Renovation

    After remaining in his family for 47 years, the house British architect Richard Rogers designed for his parents was donated to the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) in 2015. Although the noteworthy home was in decent condition, the normal wear…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 11:55am -
  • Alexander Girard – A Designer’s Universe
    Cranbrook Art Museum presents the U.S. debut of this career retrospective of Alexander Girard (1907–1993), one of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. Girard worked across the fields of architecture, interior design, textiles, a…
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • Rejuvenation
    Rejuvenation House Parts was founded in 1977, but the story really begins in 1975 - when Jim Kelly purchased a condemned saloon in a rough-hewn Portland, Oregon neighborhood for $1,000. What was once essentially a specialized junk store is now offeri…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • Ian Coates
    This week we met up with our friend Ian Coates to document his home and workspace. Ian is a designer and product manager for Undefeated, a well known lifestyle and retail store inspired by sports, art, music and street culture. In this visit, Ian giv…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:21pm -
  • Kito Fujio Captures the Whimsical World of Japanese Playgrounds
    Kito Fujio Captures the Whimsical World of Japanese Playgrounds.The post Kito Fujio Captures the Whimsical World of Japanese Playgrounds appeared first on Modernica | Made in California.
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • July 2017

    July 2017

    See who's buzzing about Modernica.The post July 2017 appeared first on Modernica | Made in California.
    - 12 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • The Making of Modern Housing by Mark Swenarton
    If your into British Modernism (and Brutalism) we've got a book for you. Cook’s Camden: The Making of Modern Housing by Mark Swenarton.The post The Making of Modern Housing by Mark Swenarton appeared first on Modernica | Made in California.
    - 14 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • Instagram Lately
    Check out these latest and greatest #Modernica posts from Instagram!The post Instagram Lately appeared first on Modernica | Made in California.
    - 16 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 11:00am -

San Francisco Chronicle: Home

  • 7-bedroom Tudor showcases ‘warmth, stunning craftsmanship and character’
    The landmark estate sits along Orinda Country Club, and Roaring ‘20s grandeur is on full display inside the charming Tudor.“It has been extensively updated and showcases incredible warmth, stunning craftsmanship and character,” said Dana Gree…
    - 15 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 3:04pm -
  • Contemporary living at Potrero's ‘jewel on the hill’
    [...] a corner home in Potrero Hill became a signature party house for decorator to the stars. The interior is a lasting legacy of designer Larry Masnada, the prominent ’80s artisan who fashioned pads for Mel Brooks, Frank Sinatra, and Diane Sawye…
    - 44 days ago, 12 Jun 17, 7:33pm -
  • Pro tips for decorating a bungalow house
    San Francisco summers might be grey and gloomy, but all you need to channel those sunny California vibes is the right decor.
    - 57 days ago, 30 May 17, 7:00pm -
  • 7 smart ideas for a low-water yard
    Keep your garden looking great, while making smart choices for your house — and the environment.
    - 81 days ago, 6 May 17, 7:04am -
  • The Santa Cruz garden that launched a movement
    The Alan Chadwick Garden at UC Santa Cruz received a splendid gift for its 50th birthday this year — more than 5 feet of seasonal rainfall, courtesy of Mother Nature. The result has been an epic spring bloom, just as the university kicks off a yea…
    - 13 Apr 17, 3:00pm -
  • Designer Profile: Unique lights, fabrics will make a bold statement this spring
    Designer Suzanne Tucker, co-founder of San Francisco’s Tucker & Marks Design, recently launched new designs and finishes to her outdoor furniture line.The weatherproof finishes are dyed to mimic the random color schemes inherent to real wicker.…
    - 10 Apr 17, 6:11pm -
  • Getaway: Floor-to-ceiling luxury awaits in 36th floor penthouse above Las Vegas Strip
    [...] meticulous planning earned Veer Towers gold certification from Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design. A split-level floor plan separates the bedroom suites, affording considerable privacy in the contemporary building. Towers in the midd…
    - 13 Mar 17, 2:43pm -
  • Luxury NoPa penthouse boasts expansive terrace
    “The NoPa achieves a new level of modern sophistication and urban luxury in one of San Francisco’s most coveted neighborhoods,” said Bernie Katzmann of Vanguard Properties, who is co-listing the penthouse at 1811 Turk St. with fellow Vanguard a…
    - 13 Mar 17, 2:27pm -
  • Designer Profile: Conrad Asturi Studios, Inc.
    The designers, owners of a boutique firm that’s a hybrid of their last names (Conrad Asturi Studios) share the mind-set that the biggest regrets stem from not taking a chance.“Failing means you’re trying,” said Sanchez, a designer with more…
    - 13 Mar 17, 2:21pm -
  • Tiburon bayfront home a homage to Japanese architecture
    Set at the northeastern edge of Tiburon’s peninsula overlooking San Francisco Bay, a striking display of Japanese architecture overlooks boat slips and the sea.Alfred Klyce, a fourth generation Mill Valley architect who trained in Japan, designed…
    - 10 Feb 17, 6:24pm -
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The Daily Green: Green Home

The Independent: House & Home

West Elm: Front & Main

  • newCod and Panzanella Salad

    Cod and Panzanella Salad

    A low-fuss recipe with summer flavor!The post Cod and Panzanella Salad appeared first on Front + Main.
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • How To Style Your King-Sized Bed With Pillows

    How To Style Your King-Sized Bed With Pillows

    Your average pillows can go a long way!The post How To Style Your King-Sized Bed With Pillows appeared first on Front + Main.
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • Eclectic Style On A Small Alaskan Island

    Eclectic Style On A Small Alaskan Island

    Building a dream home in an unlikely placeThe post Eclectic Style On A Small Alaskan Island appeared first on Front + Main.
    - 2 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • Empty-Nesters Make A Home In Downtown Chicago Condo

    Empty-Nesters Make A Home In Downtown Chicago Condo

    See how the expertise of the Style + Service team at west elm skokie transforms this Chicago condo.The post Empty-Nesters Make A Home In Downtown Chicago Condo appeared first on Front + Main.
    - 5 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • In The Studio With Forty Third Place

    In The Studio With Forty Third Place

    We chat with the creatives behind this DC woodworking studioThe post In The Studio With Forty Third Place appeared first on Front + Main.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • A Wabi-Sabi Summer Arrangement With Blueberries + Tulips

    A Wabi-Sabi Summer Arrangement With Blueberries + Tulips

    Julie Pointer Adams shares a DIY flower arrangementThe post A Wabi-Sabi Summer Arrangement With Blueberries + Tulips appeared first on Front + Main.
    - 7 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • How To Make The Perfect Martini

    How To Make The Perfect Martini

    An essential for any host's toolkitThe post How To Make The Perfect Martini appeared first on Front + Main.
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • A Family-Friendly Home That Doesn’t Sacrifice Style

    A Family-Friendly Home That Doesn’t Sacrifice Style

    Making a kid-friendly home look grown-up in ColoradoThe post A Family-Friendly Home That Doesn’t Sacrifice Style appeared first on Front + Main.
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 10:36am -
  • Maman’s Outdoor Space Blossoms In Soho

    Maman’s Outdoor Space Blossoms In Soho

    Take a peek at Maman's new garden space!The post Maman’s Outdoor Space Blossoms In Soho appeared first on Front + Main.
    - 12 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 9:00am -
  • In the Studio with The Neighborgoods

    In the Studio with The Neighborgoods

    We sit down with Jodi, the west elm LOCAL maker behind The Neighborgoods.The post In the Studio with The Neighborgoods appeared first on Front + Main.
    - 13 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 9:00am -

WSJ: Home & Garden

  • Decor That Goes for the Gold
    Love one particular color? Decorating your home in it needn’t feel one-note, as this New York apartment filled with burnished variations on golden earth tones proves.
    - 28 Feb 15, 2:32am -
  • An Irresistibly Cozy Sitting Room
    Keep your spaces for socializing warm, even without a fireplace, by embracing the traditional Danish concept of ‘hygge’ this winter.
    - 14 Feb 15, 2:33am -
  • Ceramics: The Latest 'It' Fashion Accessory?
    Beyond bangles and sunglasses, fashion boutiques nationwide are now selling vases, vessels, mugs and pitchers from emerging potters.
    - 7 Feb 15, 2:42am -
  • A Sargent-Inspired Winter Bouquet
    For a post-holiday-mania arrangement, floral designer Lindsey Taylor finds inspiration in a tranquil John Singer Sargent portrait.
    - 31 Jan 15, 2:32am -
  • A Retreat Designed for Drama-Free Weekends
    For theater professionals looking for a refuge from the Broadway bustle, this Hamptons interior grants a full measure of serenity.
    - 21 Jan 15, 2:33am -
  • The Ultimate Home-Design Shortcut
    Some busy people let interior designers choose all of their ‘personal’ items. Time-saving strategy or shameful secret?
    - 17 Jan 15, 2:32am -
  • Five Alternatives to the Holiday Candle
    Dispense with pedestrian pine candles this holiday. These unconventional scents look unconventionally stylish, too
    - 10 Jan 15, 2:33am -
  • An Unpredictable Holiday Bouquet
    Floral designer Lindsey Taylor creates a many-layered bouquet that riffs on a 1980s painting by Anselm Kiefer.
    - 3 Jan 15, 2:33am -
  • A Day in the Life of Craig Robins
    The real estate developer who helped turn Miami into a global destination for design is bringing scores of luxury fashion brands to the revived Design District.
    - 30 Dec 14, 2:32am -
  • Five Design Books Worth Giving
    This holiday season, give the design junkie in your life the gift of inspiration, found in abundance in these coffee-table-worthy tomes.
    - 27 Dec 14, 2:32am -

ALLYOU: Budget Home

Horticulture Magazine

  • Gaura Karalee Petite Pink Is a Social Butterfly
    Virtues: Karalee Petite Pink gaura, or wand flower, is a social butterfly in the garden for a few reasons. Its pink flowers look like butterflies, for one thing. Another reason is its habit; with its low foliage and taller wands … Read ArticleT…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 9:54am -
  • An Easy Test for Your Container Soil
    You can do your best to provide just the right amount and frequency of watering in your container garden, but your potting mix could be working against you. The right mix will make container gardening so much easier! Take a … Read ArticleThe po…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Jul 17, 9:47am -
  • Bush Honeysuckle Handles Dry Shade
    Virtues: Bush honeysuckle is a summer-blooming shrub that grows easily in dry, shaded areas such as underneath trees. Its summer flowers provide food for bumblebees and other pollinators. Common name: Bush honeysuckle Botanical name: Diervilla lonice…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 4:12pm -
  • Safe Rose Spray Recipe That Really Works
    More than 5,000 rose bushes grow at Hershey Gardens in Hershey, Pa., where the gardening staff works hard to keep them free of pests and diseases. They use a chemical spray in the main garden, applying it every week or … Read ArticleThe post Sa…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 4:08pm -
  • Wilted Plants: How the Garden Uses and Loses Water
    You know that wilted plants need water, but have you ever wondered how and why they wilt? Horticulture’s gardening meteorologist, Ed Brotak, explained that plants release water through stomata, or leaf pores, a process called evapotranspiration. Th…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 8:25pm -

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