Laure is a Los Angeles–based photographer and design enthusiast. When not contributing to Dwell and Apartment Therapy, she's opening too many tabs in Firefox, baking, gardening and exploring the great outdoors.
Flickr is a great place to find visual inspiration, often allowing you to travel all around the world right from your desk chair. One group is pooling photos of their favorite green buildings and sustainable communities.
We all know that changing out traditional incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescents is a huge step towards managing energy consumption. The only problem is that often the light they give off is just bad. Thankfully that's changing and there are some utterly flattering cfl's on the market now:
Fifty years ago William Krisel helped shape the look of modern design that has become synonymous with Southern California. By building 2,500 tract homes and nearly doubling the size of Palm Springs in the 1950s, the architect brought modernism to the masses.