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  • The new West Elm retail store on Water and St Paul Third Ward in Milwaukee
    New West Elm retail store on Water in the Third Ward
    The New York based modern furniture and home-décor retail store is planned for next spring in the Third Ward downtown area, at 342 N. Water Street, on the intersection between Water and St Paul Ave. This location would be the first store for West...
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    Sustainability 112: Achieving a sustainable future
    Sustainability 112: Achieving a Sustainable FutureAt times, we may convince ourselves that we own our particular destiny — that it is merely the combination of our individual will and our personal actions that determines our future.But then...
  • Sustainable, fashionable designs displayed at Dutch Embassy open house Dec. 14
    Sustainable, fashionable designs displayed at Dutch Embassy open house Dec. 14
    Pop into the Netherlands Embassy's pop-up exhibit "ReUse, ReTouch, ReDutch"onDec. 14, showcasing hats from human hair, baskets made from discarded flip-flops, a clock that runs on mud, and other designs as fashionable as they are...
  • Design Limitations
    Design Limitations: A Bane or Boon
    I was having a rather intriguing conversation with an SEO marketer about design the other day. I know a lot of you are probably thinking “why would you talk design with SEO” and this is probably the first mistake that people make when...
  • The Home Book
    "The Home Book" for all the responsibilities you didn't know you had
    Buying a home? Remodeling a home? Ever done it before? If not, what you don’t know could bite you…severely. There are so many things a newbie will never think of, not to mention things that even trip up experienced buyers. Such is the...
  • Finding your dream tree home
    Dream tree house abodes: Live in a cool tree home
    The dream of living in a tree house has been the fantasy of many children and adults as well. A place of beautiful lush greenery to escape upwards into, leaving the hardships and worries of life below can be more than just a fantasy. Some talented...
  • Tall Cupressina Norway Spruce Specimen
    PLANT OF THE MONTH SERIES NOVEMBER 2014
    NOVEMBER: CUPRESSINA NORWAY SPRUCEWell, here we are in November and have been blessed by a warm, relatively dry October here along the Front Range of Colorado. This has meant great fall colors and an extended fall growing and planting season for...
  • Cool interactive micro apartment
    Cool Micro-Apartment concept fits family into comfortable 500 square feet abode
    Imagine living in a tiny apartment with your family of three or four. With today's cost in real estate and people attempting to make ends meet, often one has no choice but to down size the living quarters. With a new micro apartment innovation...
  • Cambrian Trilobite
    The "Software" of Life Argument for an Intelligent Designer, part five
    Another excerpt from my new book What Your Atheist Professor Doesn't Know (But Should):The Cambrian ExplosionAbout 540 million years ago, most of the body types in nature appeared suddenly in the fossilrecord without transitional forms...
  • Modern Country cover
    Pining for country living? Look at the book Modern Country
    Modern Country takes you into the interiors of several French magazines—Côté Sud, Côté Est and Côté Quest. The interiors run from European locales such as Brittany to Corsica, Ibiza, to Cornwall. There are a variety of looks here as well:...
  • Kitchenalia by Vinny Less
    Kitsch to classic, Kitchenalia is the book for kitchen period style
    We love the idea of an object living a second life. Kitchenalia is a new word for us but basically, it is the egg cup your father used, your mother’s favorite sauce jar and lace doilies, the bowls and baskets of past everyday kitchen life...
  • Andrew Nowell’s menswear is a shining beacon during DC Fashion Week
    Andrew Nowell’s menswear is a shining beacon during DC Fashion Week
    One of the bright spots that shone during DC Fashion Week was the menswear line from Andrew Nowell.The designer presented his Spring/Summer 2015 collection last Saturday night during the Emerging Designers Showcase held at the Washington Post...
  • Idea photo spot of Fallingwater
    Fallingwater is the mecca of innovation
    Fans of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture find Fallingwater the mecca of innovation, design and ahead of its time.The Kaufmann family built a fortune from their retail niche of department stores in Pittsburgh. The family contracted Frank Lloyd...
  • Artist creates updated Peace Sign
    Seattle artist celebrates International Day of Peace with new Peace Sign
    The iconic Peace Symbol was created in 1958 by Gerald Holtom, a British graphic arts designer unifying members of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) as they rallied for a protest march from Trafalgar Square to the Atomic Weapons Research...
  • Free floor planner to easily create dream rooms for the abode: Icovia makes it happen
    Free floor planner to create dream rooms for the abode: Icovia makes it happen
    Interior Designers create magnificent beautiful rooms custom designed for clients. The finished decor that is unveiled to clients takes a lot of work beginning with measuring and producing floor plans on paper. For free Icovia allows people to use...