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Rebelling against authority

I did my Masters degree in Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona, and they had a saying there, “EmbraceView full post »

So many of the things I love in one image

1. This is a photo from the EcoSmart Fire website, and if you haven’t been to their site, go there now. They areView full post »

Where does the inside stop and the outside begin?

We talk a lot about connecting the inside spaces with the outdoor living spaces, but rarely do you see it done soView full post »

Gorgeous daybed

If I owned a hotel in Palm Springs, this is what I’d put around the pool. This style of daybed is usuallyView full post »

The outdoor pouf… a grown-up’s bean bag chair

I’m newly obsessed with outdoor poufs. They are so multi-purposse: ottomans, side tables, casual seating, or aView full post »

Why don’t we do this at home?

I’m a big fan of lazing around on a Saturday morning with a cup of tea and a good book. Because of that, I haveView full post »

Sage website updated with new photos

I got a new batch of project photos back from my photographer, Ed Gohlich, who I can’t recommend highly enough. IView full post »

Would you stay in this hotel?

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for adaptive reuse. What do you think of this German hotel where the cottagesView full post »

Sneak peak: Santa Luz residence

  Do you have a home with one of those covered patio areas that seems to small to be useful for anything? How aboutView full post »

Modern minimalism in the desert: Amangiri resort

I am completely blown away by the design of this place! This is everything I love in one design: integration with theView full post »

Fun with modern hanging glass planters

Some eye candy for today, thanks to my fabulous landlord Lorrie Webb: this dreamlike arrangement of hanging glassView full post »

Porcelanosa: modern tile with a European flair

I find something particularly fascinating about tiles that have a tactile quality to them (if I was being snotty, I&#View full post »

Finally! I found a cobble you can use in a fire pit!

We’ve all seen photos of fire pits filled with beautiful river cobbles. I, for one, love how it looks. But do youView full post »

What do you think of 2013’s color of the year?

Pantone has released their pick for 2013’s Color of the Year: Emerald Green. At first, I wasn’t sure if IView full post »

Don’t miss the Garden of Lights at the San Diego Botanical Garden

From now through New Years Eve, the San Diego Botanical Garden throws their Garden of Lights celebration. They deck outView full post »