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From field to finishes – agricultural waste transformed!

In a world of dwindling resources, shrinking forests and threatened ecological habitats, it is more important than ever to embrace sustainable, environmentally sound alternatives, and find ways to reduce waste. In my quest to become a full-fledged locavore, and make … Continue reading


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Subtle, simple and sensual – material expressions in the Japanese Garden

One of the top destinations in our fair city – in my book, at least – is the Japanese Garden. It never disappoints. Every time I go, I see new things, depending on light, weather, seasons – what have you. … Continue reading

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The beauty of the mundane

And so, another Earth Day has come and gone. This year I didn’t plant a tree, but I spent some time training the one I planted last year. It is growing and budding quite nicely, and should break into bloom … Continue reading

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Your very own personal pod…

Came across this on one of my favorite blogs Inhabitat.com and just had to pass it on! It’s so darn cute! It’s Archipod’s spherical garden office pod. Who wouldn’t want one of these to call your own! Very cool!

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Wreath Therapy

A long time ago, when a dear family friend died, I poured my soul into my first wreath. Our friend, who had been a farmer and a forester, had spent much of his life in the deep forests of northern … Continue reading

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Designer Fees and How To Control Your Costs

The fee structures of the architectural design world can be a bit confusing to clients, but there really is a method to the madness. Design and remodeling is an affair consisting of many layers, so there is a level of … Continue reading

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