Did you catch our March story on floral design tips from the pro? Debra Prinzing, author, Seattle-ite, and dear friend of Sunset, shares her choice tips on using color theory when arranging flowers to avoid a vase of confetti.
A few weeks ago staff photographer Tom Story and I spent two days in the lush forest around Northern California’s Mount Tamalpais. We were documenting a “field trip” of Juniper Ridge—the self-professed “nature freaks” known for their place-scented products like “Big Sur Backpakers Cologne” and “Siskiou Cabin Spray.” (Their tagline is “Mountains in a Bottle” and that’s no marketing gimmick.) […]
There are so many high-tech ways to build a house. You can meld shipping containers for a new take on modular homes, you can go utterly passive and ditch the furnace and AC all together, you can even build a structure almost entirely out of glass–and that’s all way cool.
I like formal gardens. Symmetry makes me feel calm. Keeping plants in the mostly green and leafy realm creates a feeling of peaceful tranquility. And sometimes the style just goes perfectly with the adjacent architecture.
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