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  1. Hollywood Renovation: Week 9
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 9

    This week the plan was to transform the back garden into a lush California native garden inspired in part by Maui, where we just returned from vacation. However, it has been raining almost every...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    03.25.11

  2. Buffalo's "Blank Snow" Park
    A Great Idea

    Buffalo's "Blank Snow" Park

    A few weeks ago, the possibility of snow at sea level here in the San Francisco Bay Area raised quite a stir. Will it? Won't it? Should we ready our toboggans and show shoes? Nary a flake has...

    written by: Diana Budds
    03.16.11

  3. Visiting the Fishers Island House
    Travel Reports

    Visiting the Fishers Island House

    While reporting the March Profile story about Thomas Phifer (see it online here), I had the opportunity to visit one of his masterworks, the Fishers Island House, located off the coast of...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Jaime Gillin
    03.03.11

  4. Creative Re-Use in Oakland
    House Tours

    Creative Re-Use in Oakland

    Stephen Shoup is the kind of person to see potential in things that others might miss. In 2005, looking for a property that would house himself and his design/build firm, building Lab inc., he...

    02.28.11

  5. Bronx
    House Tours

    Bronx

    Two hours later, revivified by a pair of conga players’ exuberant performance on the 2 train, I hustle out at the corner of Third Avenue and East 149th in the South Bronx, once an...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    photos by: Jake Stangel
    02.14.11

  6. Staten Island
    Outdoor

    Staten Island

    While my appreciation of New York’s 24-7 public transit system remains immeasurable, I am pleased, as day two begins, to catch a ride in a Parks Department Jeep to Staten Island. Within an...

    written by: Marc Kristal
    02.14.11

  7. SLO Symposium 2009

    SLO Symposium 2009

    This event is an opportunity to discuss all things related to landscape architecture, and is scheduled around the 5th-year design presentations at Cal Poly and Cal Poly LADAC's regularly scheduled...

    04.17.09

  8. Hands-on Greywater and Rainwater Workshop

    Interested in learning how to retrofit a home to collect rainwater and recycle greywater? Come to this double workshop on rainwater/greywater to learn how. The morning will be about rainwater...

    04.13.09

  9. The LA Garden Show

    This is a three-day celebration showcasing sustainable gardening practices and edible plants, from fruits and vegetables to herbs and grains, and their decorative and functional uses in gardens....

    04.09.09

  10. Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti
    Post

    Winners of "Healthy Homes" for Haiti

    In the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, ARCHIVE, a non-profit whose efforts center on the use of housing as a strategy for preventing illness and providing care among...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.12.11

  11. Kat Geiger Terrarium Trunk Show

    Kat Geiger Terrarium Trunk Show

    For the past seven years, Oakland–based designer Kat Geiger has created terrariums from found and re-used glassware. Come for the terrariums, and stay for the refreshments and live music.

    04.07.09

  12. Horticulturist Seth Hogan at Flora Grubb Gardens

    Horticulturist Seth Hogan at Flora Grubb Gardens

    Stop by Flora Grubb Gardens to hear Seth Hogan of Sauvie Island, Oregon–based nursery Cistus speak about his recent projects, including a yucca-studded green roof in Portland's Pearl District...

    04.03.09

  13. Hollywood Renovation: Week 5
    Renovation

    Hollywood Renovation: Week 5

    In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on, tight-budgeted renovation of her and her partner's live-work rental in Los Angeles. Week 5...

    written by: Linda Taalman
    01.07.11

  14. Garden Show: A Festival of Flavors

    This is a three-day celebration featuring designer gardens, guest speakers, organics, edible plants and more.  Other events and attractions include garden chats, landscaping experts, a...

    03.24.09

  15. Master Stroke
    Outdoor

    Master Stroke

    In Santa Monica, California, where pools are plenty but not always eye-pleasing, Padraic Cassidy lifted one 30 inches off the ground­—dramatically elevating its aesthetic appeal.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: David Allee
    01.04.11

  16. Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

    In this hands-on workshop from Slow Food Chicago, you will graft and take home a low-maintenance fruit tree that can produce fruit organically without harmful spraying. There will also be fruit...

    03.19.09

  17. A POD in the Garden

    A POD in the Garden

    The Garden Conservancy & Flora Grubb Gardens present 2009 Garden Design Talk at Flora Grubb Gardens. A POD in the Garden: Capturing and creating your own "personal outdoor dwelling" in the garden...

    03.01.09

  18. Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson
    Profiles

    Landscape Architecture: Marcel Wilson

    Landscape architect and urban designer Marcel Wilson describes his practice as “combining things that are made with things that are alive.” Hence the superhuman name of his firm, Bionic...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Katie Shapiro
    12.15.10

  19. Robert Hammond: Chance Encounters
    Interviews

    Robert Hammond: Chance Encounters

    Robert Hammond has just returned from a year in Rome. While there he created an urban experiment called Chance Encounter on the Tiber, involving 100 chairs in public spaces in Italy. Now back in...

    12.13.10

  20. Olympic Sculpture Park
    Travel Reports

    Olympic Sculpture Park

    One of the highlights of my trip to Seattle was taking an early morning photo jog from downtown over to—and through—the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park. Designed by Weiss...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Miyoko Ohtake
    11.01.10

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