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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] Tennessee’s WAP Teams Up with TVA to Reduce Operational Friction, Serve More
    The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), where I work as a senior manager, is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power companies serving nearly 10 million people in parts of seven southeas…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 19, 1:42pm -
  • [Blog] Home Energy Minute #01: Alaska's Griffin Hagle
    Welcome to the first in a series of quarterly interviews conducted by Corbett Lunsford of Home Diagnosis TV, that will focus on the topic of home performance! Hear from a home performance pro dealing with issues in one of the coldest climates in Nort…
    - 10 days ago, 15 May 19, 1:35pm -
  • [Blog] Avoid These Pitfalls When Installing HVAC Sensors
    Modern HVAC systems are getting smarter, which means they need sensors to tell them when to keep the house cool and when to let the temperature climb a little bit to save power when no one is home. These sensors serve a specific purpose, but they can…
    - 11 days ago, 14 May 19, 6:12pm -
  • [Article] Ventilation and IAQ in New California Homes
    Starting in the mid-2000s, the California Energy Commission funded several research studies (for example, Price, et al., 2007, and Offermann, 2009) that aimed to evaluate the potential indoor air quality (IAQ) impacts associated with envelope air sea…
    - 24 days ago, 1 May 19, 3:24pm -
  • [Blog] Is Geothermal a Realistic Way to Achieve True Energy Independence?
    Energy independence is a goal for many households and communities for a variety of reasons from simply wanting to save money each month, to the broader goal of saving the planet for future generations. To accomplish this lofty goal, there must be a w…
    - 26 days ago, 29 Apr 19, 3:09pm -
  • [Blog] Getting the Lead Out: Earth Day, 2019
    We all need somebody to lean on. —Bill Withers. Singer-songwriter, 1938-1985
    - 37 days ago, 18 Apr 19, 9:58pm -
  • [Blog] A Recap of the Largest National Conference in our History - HPC19 is in the Books!
    We wrapped up the 2019 National Conference & Trade Show on April 4, 2019, after four full days of workshops, sessions, events, and networking! As many of you have heard, we broke the record for the number of attendees at this year’s event – 1,942…
    - 45 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 2:24pm -
  • [Blog] How HPXML Transformed NYSERDA’s Home Performance Program
    Since the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES) program initiated its HPXML – supported Express Contract workflow in 2015, nearly 8,500 projects have been completed. The a…
    - 45 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 2:03pm -
  • [Blog] Building Performance Association—Live from Chicago, Thursday Edition
    Wednesday was another rich day of inspiration and connection. My brain is nearly full. When you read this, I will likely be on the plane flying from Chicago back to Oakland; where I will have some time to digest it all. There are more sessions this m…
    - 52 days ago, 3 Apr 19, 6:01pm -
  • [Blog] Building Performance Association—Live from Chicago
    Check out that title! Monday, we were HPC, Tuesday we are a new association made up of three organizations, HPC, Home Energy, and Efficiency First, called the Building Performance Association. It’s been a change a long time coming, but seems like i…
    - 53 days ago, 2 Apr 19, 8:04pm -


L.A. Times: Home & Garden


    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

      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.
        - 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.
        - 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.
        - 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.
        - 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.
        - 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.
        - 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.
        - 16 Aug 18, 11:32am -
      • Lord Norman Foster on Good Design
        The sought-after architect reveals what he's seeking, riding, collecting and coveting.
        - 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.
        - 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.
        - 16 Aug 18, 11:24am -

      ALLYOU: Budget Home

      Horticulture Magazine

      • Virginia Bluebells Are Magic in the Shade Garden
        Is it possible to fall in love with a plant? I think it is, because Virginia bluebells (Mertensia virginica) have charmed me since the first time I saw them one late April morning as I was driving a country lane … Read ArticleThe post Virginia…
        - 8 days ago, 18 May 19, 6:00am -
      • How to Care for the Soil in Raised Beds
        Text by Mary Tiedeman, courtesy of the Soil Science Society of America. As thoughts of spring enter our minds, many people are starting to design and develop their perfect spring and summer gardens. For many vegetable growers, beds are a … Read A…
        - 10 days ago, 16 May 19, 6:00am -
      • Baptisia Pink Lemonade Brings Fresh Color
        Virtues: Baptisia Pink Lemonade offers the tall, bushy shape of Baptisia australis but with a surprising mix of colors within its flowering stalks. Flowers open yellow and later turn pinky purple. Easy to grow. Common name: Pink Lemonade baptisia, Pi…
        - 11 days ago, 14 May 19, 1:47pm -
      • Bird’s Nests and Baby Birds in the Garden
        Spring and summer may bring birds to nest in your garden, even if you don’t set up nest boxes to attract them. Certain birds, including the house finch, seem to even prefer garden objects and home architecture over more natural … Read Article…
        - 15 days ago, 11 May 19, 6:00am -
      • Tropical Garden Design for Colder Climates
        Text by Caleb Melchior for the May/June 2017 issue of Horticulture. Summer is coming, with its attendant patriotic gatherings, hot afternoons by a municipal pool and breathtaking electric bills, thanks to the air conditioner. For a gardener, summer a…
        - 17 days ago, 9 May 19, 6:00am -

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