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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

  • [Blog] Redefining Home Performance in the 21stCentury
    Today, the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) calls on policymakers, industry leaders, energy program managers and contractors to redefine home energy performance to include smart technology, smart homes.  In “Redefining Home Performance in the 21st…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 2:45pm -
  • [Blog] Zero-Energy Homes Are Ready for Mainstream Markets
    Zero-energy (ZE) homes—efficient homes that produce or procure as much renewable energy as they consume over the course of a year—are often marketed as luxury homes, only available to the select few that are willing to pay a significant premium t…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 12:55pm -
  • [Blog] Connecticut Energy Efficiency Policy Issues Get a Fast Start on the Fall Season
    September has already been a busy month on two critical energy efficiency (EE) issues directly impacting home performance contractors in Connecticut. First, the United States District Court in Hartford heard oral arguments on a lawsuit to restore $14…
    - 20 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 12:44pm -
  • [Blog] Why Open Standards Matter for Home Energy Efficiency
    This is the first of a new monthly series that will showcase the benefits of HPXML in scaling the home energy efficiency industry by organizations that use the data standard – software companies, utility programs, government, and contractors. Every…
    - 26 days ago, 26 Sep 18, 12:23pm -
  • [Blog] Top 10 Tips for Residential HVAC Sales People in 2018
    Selling to consumers in the residential HVAC market has changed over the last 10 years. The days of formality in a sale are fading away and consumers now are going with companies that can show the most transparency and connect better during a sale. …
    - 31 days ago, 21 Sep 18, 9:28pm -
  • [Article] Why Are Monitoring and Accountability Needed in Weatherization?
    DOE’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has the following mission: “To reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes whil…
    - 38 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 7:49pm -
  • [Article] Heat Pump Water Heaters: Bring Them Upstairs?
    Heat pump water heaters are seeing increasing use in homes. They go well with solar PV and so support strategic electrification to reduce carbon emissions. And they are more efficient than electric-resistance water heaters. Several major water heater…
    - 38 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 5:22pm -
  • [Article] Builder-Installed Electrical Loads
    Not too many years ago, when you unplugged all the appliances in a home the doorbell transformer was the only device still drawing power. That’s no longer true—a host of devices now draw power before anybody moves in. The most common devices incl…
    - 38 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 2:25pm -
  • [Article] Editorial: The Buzz from the ACEEE Conference on Energy Efficiency
    Every two years, a thousand energy efficiency experts gather near Monterey, California, to discuss every conceivable aspect of energy use in buildings. Two years is long enough for changes in the outside world to be visible in the energy efficiency c…
    - 39 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 4:29am -
  • [Article] Breaking Barriers with Buried Ducts
    In a 2013 cost study commissioned by Leading Builders of America, it was estimated that as much as $1,700 in construction costs can be saved by using a performance path instead of the prescriptive table in the International Energy Conservation Code (…
    - 39 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 2:37am -

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L.A. Times: Home & Garden

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    San Francisco Chronicle: Home

    • Designer Profile: Holly Hollenbeck of HSH-Interiors
      To Holly Hollenbeck, all design is relational. Objects in a room — from wall treatments to furniture, lighting to window types — must complement one another and provide context to the home itself. A room’s design not only reflects the inhabitan…
      - 18 May 18, 12:03am -
    • Meticulous planning results in magical Tiburon estate
      Paden Prichard knows Tiburon’s 233 Round Hill Road as well as anyone. After all, the Marin County-based designer has led multiple remodeling and expansion efforts at the serene estate framing views of Sausalito, Richardson Bay and the Golden Gate B…
      - 4 May 18, 1:26pm -
    • Breathtaking East Bay garden shows how to maximize your space
      Keeyla Meadows' front yard is one a passersby can't help but to stop and marvel at. The plantings, sculptures and massive stones make up a display of unhindered color. Everywhere your eye wanders, there are eye-popping blossoms, large, colorful rocks…
      - 21 Apr 18, 7:29am -
    • Getaway: Outdoor fun at Glen Ellen country estate
      A life of recreation and relaxed elegance awaits in Glen Ellen. “Stylish interiors, rustic touches and hardwood plank floors throughout create a sense of warmth and comfort,” said Tina Shone of Sotheby’s International Realty, w…
      - 6 Apr 18, 9:14pm -
    • Sky lounge with stunning views tops reimagined Cow Hollow five-bedroom
      Striking vistas, sumptuous finishes and grand proportions define a towering five-bedroom in Cow Hollow. The decadent residence represents a collaboration between Jeff Schlarb Design Studio and Sutro Architects, who remodeled and exp…
      - 6 Apr 18, 9:06pm -
    • Grand five-bedroom on 10-acre estate amid Lodi’s wine country
      Napa and Sonoma get all the love as California’s Wine Country, but a blossoming community in the Central Valley continues to gain ground as a destination wine region. Lodi, a town of about 70,000 people just north of Stockton, is h…
      - 5 Mar 18, 12:13pm -
    • ‘A single-family home in the sky’ penthouse listed at luxury Rincon Hill tower
      Near the Bay Bridge stands a collection of penthouses within a development that acts as its own miniature city. Lumina sprouts from the bottom of Rincon Hill, boasting an upscale design and seemingly endless amenities. A penthouse o…
      - 2 Mar 18, 7:48pm -
    • Architect creates high-end, timeless designs throughout the Bay Area
      Given a choice between trendy and timeless, Eric Dumican will chose timeless every time. The San Francisco-based architect has no interest in creating a design that will look dated 20 years from now. His goal, he said, is to create a design that tran…
      - 2 Mar 18, 7:47pm -
    • 20 game-changing places to live
      What's defined the West more than anything else is the sense of opportunity. So where is the innovation happening right now?
      - 17 Jan 18, 7:00am -
    • How to revive a historic cabin
      A real estate dead-end drove a couple to the hills—
and to a historic cabin.
      - 14 Jan 18, 7:00am -
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    The Daily Green: Green Home

    The Independent: House & Home

    West Elm: Front & Main

    • newNew Love For An Old Classic: Pumpkin & Coconut White Russian

      New Love For An Old Classic: Pumpkin & Coconut White Russian

      Get into your fall grooves and revive this classic cocktail with a twist.The post New Love For An Old Classic: Pumpkin & Coconut White Russian appeared first on Front + Main.
      - 7 hours ago, 22 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
    • Get Guest Ready With This Guest Room Checklist

      Get Guest Ready With This Guest Room Checklist

      Guests coming? Here's how to wow them.The post Get Guest Ready With This Guest Room Checklist appeared first on Front + Main.
      - 3 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:00pm -
    • A Los Angeles Condo With 16-Foot Ceilings

      A Los Angeles Condo With 16-Foot Ceilings

      west elm Santa Monica's Design Crew transforms this condo space.The post A Los Angeles Condo With 16-Foot Ceilings appeared first on Front + Main.
      - 4 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 12:00pm -
    • The Power Of Sight

      The Power Of Sight

      west elm partners with nonprofit VisionSpring to bring better vision to workers around the globe.The post The Power Of Sight appeared first on Front + Main.
      - 5 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 10:47am -
    • Finding Zen In An Eco-Conscious Home In DC

      Finding Zen In An Eco-Conscious Home In DC

      Monika draws inspiration from nature to create this simplistic, cozy and minimal space.The post Finding Zen In An Eco-Conscious Home In DC appeared first on Front + Main.
      - 8 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 9:37am -
    • Get Your DIY On: Join Us For Our Fair Trade Crafting Event!

      Get Your DIY On: Join Us For Our Fair Trade Crafting Event!

      Learn a fun new skill while making an impact: join our fair trade DIY event!The post Get Your DIY On: Join Us For Our Fair Trade Crafting Event! appeared first on Front + Main.
      - 11 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 8:55am -
    • In The Studio With Tattly

      In The Studio With Tattly

      This company is on a mission to make people of all ages happy with beautifully designed, wearable art.The post In The Studio With Tattly appeared first on Front + Main.
      - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 10:29am -
    • Four-Story Townhome Outfitted To Inspire

      Four-Story Townhome Outfitted To Inspire

      Go inside this new Atlanta development.The post Four-Story Townhome Outfitted To Inspire appeared first on Front + Main.
      - 12 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 12:48pm -
    • On The Shelf: 5 Books To Read This Month

      On The Shelf: 5 Books To Read This Month

      The Brooklyn Public Library shares their book picks for OctoberThe post On The Shelf: 5 Books To Read This Month appeared first on Front + Main.
      - 13 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 12:00pm -
    • In The Studio With Sunwoven

      In The Studio With Sunwoven

      Erin Barrett has carved out a perfect spot to nourish creativity.The post In The Studio With Sunwoven appeared first on Front + Main.
      - 18 days ago, 5 Oct 18, 9:00am -

    WSJ: Home & Garden

    • In Praise of the Mundane Marigold
      Esteemed gardeners are revisiting the flower best known as gas-station landscaping—and revealing its long-obscured charms.
      - 67 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 11:38am -
    • A Serene-But-Not-Sleepy Apartment
      In a Scandinavian-meets-Midcentury makeover of a Manhattan flat, hits of earthy woodgrain give an otherwise pallid palette a twist.
      - 67 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 11:38am -
    • A Bouquet Inspired by a Joan Mitchell Canvas
      In a loose arrangement, floral designer Lindsey Taylor recreates the feeling of a poetically chaotic canvas by the abstract expressionist painter.
      - 67 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 11:34am -
    • Decorating Fabrics Inspired by Matisse
      With a major show of Henri Matisse's cut-outs opening stateside this fall, designers are busily creating patterns inspired by the textile-obsessed painter's art.
      - 67 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 11:34am -
    • A Flower Arrangement Inspired by Matisse
      Floral designer Lindsey Taylor translates one of the French master's Tangier paintings into a summer bouquet.
      - 67 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 11:33am -
    • Best Hammocks for Summer Reading
      Pair a stylish, stress-dissolving hammock with a book so good you'll take up permanent residence between two trees.
      - 67 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 11:32am -
    • A House Rooted in Nature
      How a shabby cabin in the woods can become a sophisticated weekend retreat—without losing a connection to the outdoors.
      - 67 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 11:32am -
    • Lord Norman Foster on Good Design
      The sought-after architect reveals what he's seeking, riding, collecting and coveting.
      - 67 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 11:31am -
    • When Your Home Is a Showroom
      In his apartment-cum-furniture-showroom, interior designer Charlie Ferrer proves that a muted palette needn't be meek.
      - 67 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 11:27am -
    • Entertain With Sea-Urchin Lights
      These lamps and votives, modeled after ocean creatures, are the perfect accessory for beachy summer fêtes.
      - 67 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 11:24am -

    ALLYOU: Budget Home

    Horticulture Magazine

    • Sanguisorba officinalis, or Great Burnet, in the Garden
      Virtues: Sanguisorba officinalis, or great burnet, is a late-blooming perennial that fits well in meadow gardens and naturalistic plantings, as well as herb gardens, where its young leaves may be harvested for salads. Its long-stemmed, deep red bottl…
      - 3 days ago, 20 Oct 18, 6:00am -
    • Oakleaf Hydrangea Is a Shrub for All Seasons
      Oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia) meets all the requirements of an excellent garden shrub: year-round interest; beautiful flowers; long bloom time; interesting foliage; and ease of care, including pruning. One of a handful of Hydrangea specie…
      - 5 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 6:19am -
    • Kids Gardening Ideas: 5 Simple Projects
      Accomplished plantsman Daniel J. Hinkley offers these 5 activities to get children excited about plants and gardening: First, a disclaimer: I don’t have kids of my own (though I must say, I believe that having two goldendoodles under the age ……
      - 6 days ago, 17 Oct 18, 10:19am -
    • Crimson Flag Lily Flowers in the Fall
      Virtues: Crimson flag lily offers brilliant red flowers in the fall and textural grassy foliage that can be evergreen in the warmer parts of its hardiness range. It is related to irises. Common name: Crimson flag lily Botanical name: Schizostylis ……
      - 10 days ago, 13 Oct 18, 6:00am -
    • Best Alliums for Flowers and Tips for Growing Them
      Gardening expert Kathleen LaLiberte shares the best alliums and tips for their care: Ornamental alliums are enjoying a surge in popularity, and it’s no wonder. These gorgeous plants easily meet the top requirements of gardeners across the country:…
      - 12 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 6:00am -

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