DIY Playgrounds

DIY Playgrounds: A Healthier Way to Take the Structure Out of Play

A Healthier Way to Take the Structure Out of Play Back in the day, it seemed like the biggest hazard on a playground was a metal slide on a hot summer day. But as it turns out, many conventional … [Read more]

Hunkering Down in a Yurt

Hunkering Down in a Yurt: Down-Sized Living in a Modern Age

Down-Sized Living in a Modern Age In the summer of 1999 I suddenly found myself without a job or home. With a partner and newborn—and plenty of crazy ideas common to twenty-somethings—I decided to … [Read more]

Greenhouse Dreams

Greenhouse Dreams: Peppers in December

Peppers in December A home garden greenhouse may seem like a daunting item on a gardener's wish list. It comes in the form of a pipe dream or is shuffled into the "one of these days" … [Read more]

Put Down the Plastic

How to Move Away from Plastic Dependency Infographic

How to Move Away from Plastic Dependency Since plastics were first introduced to the U.S. during the mid-late 19th century, we’ve been dependent on the material for it’s versatility, convenience, and … [Read more]

The Power of Printing

The Power of Printing: 3D Printing Technology for the Modern Crafts Movement

3D Printing for the Modern Crafts Movement In the 1980s, most tech geeks were still busting their brains over how to develop personal computers and entertainment consoles for the masses. Little did … [Read more]

Walkable Urbanism on the Rise

Walkable Urbanism on the Rise Infographic

Turning a metro space into a more walkable urban space, though costly, can reap benefits from economic growth to an increase in development. Walkable urban spaces have a higher amount of wealth and a … [Read more]

Green From the Inside Out

Green From the Inside Out –How to Make Sustainable Furniture Choices

How to Make Sustainable Furniture Choices For budget-conscious consumers, frequent movers, or first-time renters, furniture meant to stand the test of time doesn’t exactly sound feasible. A $30 … [Read more]