Crafting a Hollow Wood Surfboard from Old-Growth Redwood
Long inspired by the work of Grain Surfboards based in Maine, San Francisco's own Danny Hess, and my friend Patrick Burnett of...
Two Creatives Carve Out a Blissful Home in a California Redwood Forest
Nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains, surrounded by old-growth redwoods, this dreamy home is a spiritual sanctuary for a creative...
This Little House in Washington Has Mighty Big Ties to Nature
Nestled in a second-growth forest, this Pacific Northwest retreat is deliberately simple yet modern.
Before & After: A Modest Midcentury in Miami Expands Around a Lush Courtyard
Brillhart Architecture protects the home’s old-growth trees and adds two sleek wings for an oasis setting.
Mingle With Mother Nature in This Tiny Prefab Getaway
Tucked into an old-growth forest, this prefab home was assembled in just three days with minimal site impact.
101 Alternative Energy: Knowledge Is Power
If necessity is the mother of invention, then the coupled concerns of population growth and resource depletion might be...
Art Start
Curatorial manager Jennifer Strate O’Neal calls Creative Growth Art Center the “homestead” of a now-flourishing creative...
Housing in Crisis Part 4: Lures Cast by Creative Developers
Fact: Urban areas, including those in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, have been experiencing exponential growth of inner-city...
The Vegetal Chair
The Bouroullec brothers continue to prove that there's no limit to variation and innovation in chair design.
Innovation Hub: ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego
'Innovate' was the buzzword at the Urban Land Institute’s spring conference in San Diego, May 15-17, where some 3,500 planners,...
Designing Inside the Box
Fort Collins-based Otterbox could easily have looked outward to design a new building for the creative teams who develop its...
Everything You Need to Know When Designing and Building in Austin, Texas
Austin is a rapidly growing city. In March, the U.S. Census Bureau ranked Austin ninth among all U.S. metro areas for population...
Transforming Shanghai
There seems to be no end to the superlatives being used to describe cities in China: the buildings there are the biggest, the...
Designers’ Tips for Creating a Productive Remote-Learning Space for Kids
For little ones attending class online, a well-designed space can make all the difference.
Space to Work, Room to Play
A mobile game studio in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District outgrows its original office and brings back designer Sheena Murphy to...
Friday Finds 08.02.13
From a storm detecting app to a ghostly portrait photography series, dark vibes certainly take the lead in this week's roundup of...
It’s Time to Prune Your Houseplants: Here’s How the Experts Do It
Bloomscape’s resident “Plant Mom,” AKA horticulturalist Joyce Mast, gives us the scoop on how to prep your plant buddies for...
A Party House in Hacienda Agua Caliente
In August of 2004, a weekend-long party took place at a new house in the Hacienda Agua Caliente neighborhood of Tijuana, Mexico.
7 Prefab Companies That Oregon Dwellers Should Know
The Beaver State is known for its abundant forests—and these modular homes emphasize sustainability while connecting to the...
Beauty and Brains: Building Sustainably With Redwood
The return of summer barbecues and back porch hangouts means that outdoor living spaces are again enjoying heavy foot traffic.