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“Junk” is relative

“Junk” is relative

I am once again reminded that the old adage “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” is very true. Over the past week, I cleaned out two entire houses. One was an estate sale house that my mom was moving into and one was my mom’s old, much too large, house. In both cases, my […]

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What Can I do with Leftover Paint?

What Can I do with Leftover Paint?

Almost a month ago now, my husband and I purchased a home and immediately launched into a fairly comprehensive renovation of it. The home was built in 1934 and while it has some amazing original features and is built extremely well, let’s just say that homeowner tastes and electrical codes have changed a bit in […]

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Green Building News Article

Green Building News Article

A couple weeks ago I was interviewed by Green Building News about my upcoming seminar at NeoCon as well as some general thoughts on the future of sustainable design. You can read my words of (hopefully) wisdom at this link and you can even listen to a podcast of the interview. I hate how I […]

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Biomimicry: Design Inspired by Nature

Biomimicry: Design Inspired by Nature

I remember the first time I heard anything about biomimicry was back in 2000 when Speedo’s Fastskin swim suit made a literal and figurative splash at the Sydney Olympics. The premise of the suit was that the fabric was manufactured to reduce drag by mimicking a shark’s skin using a bumpy surface that resembles the […]

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Sustainability Abroad

Sustainability Abroad

It has clearly been way too long since I’ve done a blog post! The summer has slipped by way too fast and suddenly Fall is looming. In addition to an action packed summer at work, I was extremely fortunate to be able to take a twelve day trip to London, Brussels and Paris with my […]

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