Archive for February, 2012

Matt Grocoff
Feb
29
2012

This week the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced a strikingly bold project called "Energizing Taliesin West" with the goal of taking the National Historic Landmark Taliesin West to net zero - producing as much on-site renewable energy as the property occupants and visitors consume.


Matt Grocoff
Feb
28
2012
Until about one hundred and fifty years ago the rhythms of day and night, sunrise and sunset were gentle and graceful. Our bodies evolved within this elegant pattern of nature. Human circadian rhythm is our internal clock and sunlight winds the dial. Today, at least to our retinas, the sun often never sets. At 6 a.m. the alarm blares and the room is ablaze with light as bright as the sun. Our bodies barely notice when the sun sets.
Shannon Lee
Feb
23
2012
I have dealt with a number of contractors over the years. Some of them were handymen who were retired from their full-time construction jobs and simply looking
Shannon Lee
Feb
16
2012
If there was ever a time when best-laid plans go awry, it's during an old house restoration. The first time I embarked on renovation of a home, I thought I
Shannon Lee
Feb
09
2012
Some houses are owned by legends. Then there are the houses that become legends in their own right. The gorgeous Biltmore estate in Asheville, NC is an