Alternative Living, Design, Green Building

What is the Perfect House?

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” -Ruskin i What’s the perfect house? This question conjures up vastly different images depending on who you are, where you live and what you do. Thoughts of beach side tiki huts, penthouse suites or multi-million dollar mansions…

Design, Finance, Sustainability

The True Cost of Commuting

I recently had a brief and glorious hiatus from the world of commuting – no frustrating rush hour traffic, no scraping off my frost-covered car at 7am – but alas, with my new office job I’m right back in it, and therefore right back into thinking how to make the best of my daily voyage to-and-from…


Form Follows Function

“Whether it be the sweeping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blossom, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the branching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drifting clouds, over all the coursing sun, form ever follows function, and this is the law.” – Louis Sullivan, American Architect Form follows function. It’s a…

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