Blog

SAD and DIY LEDs: Battling the blues with green and blue

Here in Maryland the rain has melted one day into the next, each equally gray and damp. At such times it's easy to sense the importance of one's environmental palette. A recent Dutch study found that the closer you live to green space, the better your overall health. People who live within 1 kilo...

Read More »

Tags: Green space, Light therapy, Sad, Seasonal affective disorder
User Comments (0)

AM Inspiration: Green Spaces, Indoors and Out, Give Us RDA of Vitamin G

On our ever-more-populous planet, there may be less elbow room to go around. It's not just any sort of space that contributes to human wellbeing. Green space, in particular, has been found to reduce mental fatigue and aggression, even in such small doses as a few trees and bushes outside an apart...

Read More »

Tags: Green space, Plants, Urban planning, Wellbeing
User Comments (0)

Recycling Strip Malls: Reinvisioning Public Space

I've always thought there was nothing sadder than a strip mall. In the Southeastern United States where I grew up, the steadily encroaching tide of flat generic architecture has washed over pristine forests...and in many cases, washed back with the changing population, leaving abandoned retail hu...

Read More »

Tags: Aesthetic, Architecture, Art, Design, Green space, Leisure, Repurpose, Shopping
User Comments (0)

For Cheap, Green Thrills, Go to the Park

This weekend I was in New York City, where I was struck all over again by what I noticed upon moving to the city years ago: New Yorkers love their parks. Union Square park, in the middle of busy Park Avenue and Broadway, is hardly a restful spot. It boasts a wonderful farmers' market and the occa...

Read More »

Tags: City, Entertainment, Green space, Nyc, Park, Urban
User Comments (0)

Search

Connect with Us