Bioclimatic Garden Building Promotes Biodiversity

August 22, 2015

husos-hostandnectar-garden-building_urbangardensweb Photo: © Javier García

Part of a plan to promote biodiversity and protect the surrounding environment in the South American city of Cali. Colombia, the multi-use Host and Nectar Garden Building also seeks to establish a network of gardeners Read More...

Teaching Kids Through Play About “Urban Survival”

April 21, 2015


Tasked with designing an educational kit to convey “the contributing factors of urban poverty,” designer Ryan Romanes dreamed up the Urban Survival Pack.



To be used in the classroom, the package’s playful shape and tactility is intended to engage children … Read More...

Sneak Peek: Dwell on Design Los Angeles Home Tour

March 30, 2015

Art-Gray-Westside-Dawnsknoll-4319-MasterAX Dawnsknoll House, Photo: Art Gray

After many years on the east coast, I’m lucky to be back in Southern California (aka the left coast) where I grew up. I’m not missing winter one bit, and if I have a yen Read More...

How I Overcame My Fear of Bonsai

October 3, 2013

Photo via Art of Bonsai, by Nacho Marin, Caracas Venezuela

As a gardener, I know what I like and don’t like. Then there’s the middle gray area: the mysterious garden endeavors I might like, but I’d always been too freaked Read More...

A Farm Dinner at Hancock Shaker Village

September 17, 2013



As a crisp autumn-like afternoon last week turned settled into a cool evening, three friends and I dined with about 150 others at a long communal table on the farm at Hancock Shaker Village  in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, about 3 hours … Read More...

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