In this rather concise TED video, Kamal Meattle explains that there are three common plants that can be used to grow all the fresh air needed to maintain human health. Research suggests that these plants can help with tight, energy-efficient structures to mitigate what’s commonly referred to as sick building syndrome. The plants are:
As spring approaches, folks hankering for vitamin D will find a way to get outdoors. Lounging around may require furniture and Haskell, a new design firm, wants to help with its new Series 9 collection of outdoor furnishings made in Southern California. Series 9 includes a chaise, chair, occasional table, side table, and the “sultan”– a low 8″ riser seating option for up to two adults.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently published the results of new research into what Americans are looking for in their next home. The electronic survey — The New Home in 2015 — went to 3,019 builders, designers, architects, and marketing specialists, and 238 of the total pool responded. From the responses, the NAHB determined that new homes will be smaller, greener, and more casual.