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by Kelly Weimert on Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 4:06am.
There’s no better time than Earth Day to consider some ways to make your home more environmentally friendly. Not only does a green home make Mother Earth happier and healthier, but it can also save you loads of long-term money in electricity and other costs.
And don’t think you need to invest a ton of cash, time, or energy into reducing your home’s carbon footprint; there are a number of simple and inexpensive things you can do in an afternoon to reduce your home’s impact on the environment for years to come.
Get a Smart Thermostat
Many tech products like a smart thermostat, or even simply a programmable one, will regulate your home’s temperature, ensuring you’re not using more energy than you need to. All you have to...
by Kelly Weimert on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 4:06am.
With the global population continuing to grow and resource consumption at an all-time high, we’re putting a great deal of stress on Mother Earth, which is leading to very real consequences. The good news is, there’s a lot that each of us can do to reduce our carbon footprint and work to create a healthier planet, and more and more people are looking to their homes to help. In fact, most Modern+Contemporary architecture incorporates eco-friendly designs, recycled materials, and advanced technology to create energy-efficient homes that reduce the impact on our environment.
In honor of Earth Day coming up on Monday, April 22nd, we’re featuring some of the most beautiful homes that combine stunning style with eco-friendly designs.
On Scene: A Culinary Experience in North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto
by Kelly Weimert on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 10:27am.
Dating back to 1966, the Berkeley, California neighborhood colloquially called the Gourmet Ghetto is thought to be the birthplace of many popular food and drink movements, like farm-to-table restaurants, locally-sourced ingredients, and specialty coffee.
The foundational vibe of this culinary destination on Shattuck Avenue and Vine Street is largely attributed to specialty food and drink businesses that opened in the area in the 1960s, such as Chez Panisse, The Cheese Board Collective, and Peet’s Coffee. With their focus on local ingredients, sustainable practices, and organic offerings, these businesses were a stark deviation from a ‘60s culture overrun by fast food and boxed mac and cheese.
People increasingly flocked to these fresh restaurants and ...
Our Favorite Items From Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home Collection on Amazon
by Kelly Weimert on Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at 12:18pm.
It’s no secret the Frank Lloyd Wright is among the most prominent and influential architects in the world, but did you know that you can buy a whole line of Wright-inspired home decor on Amazon?
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has plans to roll out home decor and furniture in retail stores across the country in 2020, but it currently offers a bunch of home decor items from its collection on Amazon. The foundation’s CEO, Stuart Graff, said of the collection: “I think in the past, the focus was on serving the museum shops and serving Frank Lloyd Wright sites by creating souvenirs and memorabilia. What we're looking at now is how relevant he is to contemporary living.”
With its stained glass influences and sleek, geometric line...
Neighborhood Spotlight: Bungalow Heaven, Landmark District
by Kelly Weimert on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 4:06am.
Nestled in Pasadena, California, Bungalow Heaven is an idyllic, century-old neighborhood that received its name for the more than 800 bungalow homes it hosts. Most of the homes it features were built between 1905 and 1925 when people in the U.S. were moving away from fanciful Victorian architecture in favor of the more affordable and practical homes offered by the Arts and Crafts Movement.
California’s warm climate and economic potential led many Americans to make their way west where they could purchase brand new bungalow homes for $2,500, or less if they opted to build it themselves from one of the many available kits. One of the makers of bungalow build kits, Ready-Cut Bungalow Company, estimated that it shipped ov...