How HOA Members Can Be Good Neighbors

September 5, 2018

How_HOA_members_can_be_good_neighbors Photo: Robin Plaskoff Horton.

HOAs (Home Owners Associations) exist to promote cooperation, safe neighborhoods and a stable environment for those who live within their boundaries. Rules and regulations are often necessary to ensure that neighbors treat one another with respect Read More...

A Futuristic Self-Contained Eco-Village of Homes Enclosed in Greenhouses

July 11, 2018

Imagine living in a self-sustaining eco-village of homes enclosed in greenhouses

A new community in the Netherlands will harness the latest technologies to create a closed-loop system that will produce its own solar and biogas power, grow organic vegetables,

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A Barcelona Rooftop Sanctuary Inspired By Japanese Art

April 21, 2018

For a rooftop terrace in Barcelona’s Horta district, landscape designers Jordi Sanchez and Nico Doblado of Simbiosi Studi created a unique outdoor sanctuary with a retro aesthetic influenced by Japanese art.

Sanchez and Doblado’s plan interpreted the expressed interests of Read More...

Sun, Surf, Sand, and Snow: Weekend Getaways in Southern California

February 28, 2018


I’m riding 130 feet in the air at the top of the world’s only solar-powered Ferris wheel. From my vantage point above the Santa Monica Pier at Pacific Park, I have a panoramic view of the surrounding Southern California coastline. Read More...

Lamps, Streetlights, and Bomb-Detection Powered By Plants and Vegetables

February 8, 2018

 Photo via Living Lights.

Read by the light of your arugula and kale? Researchers at MIT in Massachusetts are embedding specialized nanoparticles into the leaves of plants and vegetables such as arugula, kale, spinach, and watercress to create…edible lights and Read More...

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