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20 seconds to sign your name?

FOOD is, arguably, foundational to any cause you care about. Without healthy food/agriculture, in a couple of decades, we’ll be such a sickly species that we will not have the strength and stamina to take care of our children, animals and the earth.

Let’s make sure that the 2012 FARM BILL—a federal bill that resets agricultural policies every 5 years—invests in healthy food instead of handouts to corporate MEGA-FARMS.

The ever-impressive EWG (Environmental Working Group) has joined with Mario Batali, Michael Pollan and more than 70 of the nation’s food and health leaders to urge Congress to redirect a portion of crop insurance subsidies into vital investments in nutrition, healthy food and conservation programs. Add your voice and SIGN HERE.

EWG is also already preparing for when the farm bill comes up in the House of Representatives. Add your name to their letter to House members HERE.

Posted at 10am on 6/5/12 | 2 comments | Filed Under: environment, home, the shift (of ages) | read on



Can’t remember where I originally found these, but the tree house is in a forest village theme park/tourist trap in Canada. The second photo is how I’d decorate it :)

Posted at 3am on 2/19/11 | 3 comments | Filed Under: home, photography | read on


nature’s fingerprints

Just came across these cool little tables made by Holmes Wilson (found on Style Files.) Even cooler are their concrete panels. I can totally envision these lining a foyer, or a spectacular bathroom, or a recessed in a library, lit up like a fossilized archeological treasure. The trick is in the stain and what kind of patina and texture they create. The larger leaf imprints are particularly stunning.

Posted at 7pm on 12/9/10 | no comments; | Filed Under: art & artists, home | read on


curves and light

“Reminiscent of a rock pool.” See larger here. Found here. Unfortunately, no details other than the caption. Adding this to the handmade dream home file.

Posted at 11pm on 10/26/10 | 5 comments | Filed Under: home | read on


handmade home

My dream house – a hobbitesque straw bale home with smooth rounded walls, domed ceilings and no right angles – will also have a staircase like this. From here.

Posted at 12am on 10/15/10 | 1 comment | Filed Under: home | read on


chintz of darkness

New blog infatuation – the delicious and decadent Chintz of Darkness. If Edgar Allen Poe and Marie Antoinette collaborated on a blog, this would be it.


new antiquarians


Charmed and delighted by the antiquated world of sisters Porter and Hollister Hovey who were just written up in the NYTimes. I’ve been glued to their blog, a fabulous collection of their vintage artifacts and discoveries, ever since finding it on Native Kee a few months ago.

In the NYT piece, Valerie Steele (director of the Museum of FIT) perfectly describes this ‘new vintage’ trend: “It’s way more than anti-modernism, this sort of deep spelunking into the past… It’s not aspirational and it’s not nostalgic. It’s a fantasy world that is almost entirely a visual collage. It’s a stitched-together, bricolage world, an alternative world.” (Spelunking and bricolage – good words.)

Posted at 10pm on 8/12/09 | 3 comments | Filed Under: blogs, fashion, home | read on


old south


Very True Blood…..with which I have such a love/hate relationship!

(Photo found on here on the The Architecturalist.)

Posted at 7pm on 7/29/09 | 4 comments | Filed Under: home | read on


woodland house

I’ve been obsessed with this house for sometime and have probably posted pics of it before, but it was only this week that I came upon its story and the man behind it, Simon Dale.

It was built for £3000 (!) with an estimated 1250 man hours of labor. Here is what Simon says about the house: “This building is one part of a low-impact or permaculture approach to life. This sort of life is about living in harmony with both the natural world and ourselves, doing things simply and using appropriate levels of technology. These sort of low cost, natural buildings have a place not only in their own sustainability, but also in their potential to provide affordable housing which allows people access to land and the opportunity to lead more simple, sustainable lives.”

For an explicit look at how the house was built (with lots of pics) and a short interview with Simon Dale (who’s philosophy about the world and the future or civilization is right-ON) go here. It’s really worth taking a look!

Posted at 11pm on 5/29/09 | 2 comments | Filed Under: environment, home | read on


that roundhouse

Building a roundhouse.

Posted at 12am on 5/7/09 | 1 comment | Filed Under: environment, home | read on

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