Mark Boyer is a writer and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A native of Buffalo, NY, Mark studied literature at the University of Chicago and was the founding editor of Curbed Chicago. His work has appeared in GOOD, Mindful Metropolis, and others.
With temperatures rising well over 100 degrees in many parts of the country, this summer has been one of the hottest on record, and the first week of July figures to be no different. And when
The Goddards are based in the Welsh border town of Presteigne, where Bill works as a tree surgeon and carpenter. Bill uses locally sourced wood, and he tries to allow the wooden interiors to
Just how much greenery covers the Earth? Now we have an answer, thanks to a new interactive map produced by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that shows how
About a decade ago, Piano started developing plans for a minimalist home. He had been interested in the concept since his student days, and he began doing the work on spec, without a specific
Among the most striking sculptures in Late Harvest is Kate Clark's "Licking the Plate," a hybrid creature with an animal body and a feminine human face. The piece forces viewers to decide
Halloween brings out the creativity in kids perhaps more than any other major holiday, and these Jack-O'-Lantern crayons can inspire some great works of art! Made from melted-down, recycled
Artists and scholars from around the world will convene in Reno, Nevada this weekend for the 2014 Art + Environment Conference, which is hosted by the Nevada Museum of Art. Conference attendees
"Small" and "modest" aren't in Dallas residents' vocabularies. Some 45 different varieties of pumpkin and gourd have been formed into houses and other structures at the Cinderella-themed
Across the country, the leaves are changing and the air is turning crisp. It can only mean one thing: Time to get your Halloween plans in order. We love dressing up for Halloween just as much as
New Book ‘Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air’ Features 50 Breathtaking Tree Houses from Around the World
Nothing captures our collective imagination quite like a majestic treehouse. Tashen's new book Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air features stunning images of 50 of the world's most
We first discovered Ross' unique mycelium material at The Workshop Residence in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood during the 2012 AIA SF's month-long Architecture and the City festival.
From a sleeping bag that charges your gadgets to entire buildings warmed by body heat, scientists are harvesting the heat emitted by humans as a source of renewable energy. But the latest
Garnier says he founded the 'treesort' in an effort to make a living off Oregon's number one natural resource -- trees -- without cutting them down. When Garnier got started building treehouses,
The form of the home itself is shaped like a scar, perhaps commenting on the site's industrial past, while the lush sod represents healing. According to the architects, the home is a modern
If you live in New York City, you've probably encountered aptsandlofts.com, a go-to resource when searching for prime New York City real estate. We recently had a chance to pick the brain of
Looking for the right way to tell your special someone what you really think of them? Forget the store-bought Valentine's Day cards and stationary, and make your own DIY V-Day card. Nothing says
One of the first things that comes to mind when someone mentions a wood skyscraper is the risk of fire, but the architects maintain that wood is more fire-safe than other common building
The Exbury Egg is a collaboration between British design firm SPUD, Perring Architecture + Design (PAD), boat builder Paul Baker, naval architect Stephen Payne, and artist Stephen Turner.
Purchase a Tree from a Nursery Nurseries in most parts of the country sell young pines and fir trees, and the best way to find a tree is to call around to local nurseries
The Stockholm subway system is often described as the world's largest art museum -- for the price of a Metro ticket, you can enjoy impressive works of art spanning from the 1950s to the 2000s.
San Francisco has a very mild climate. There are seasons -- it's colder and rainier in the winter, and it's warmest in the spring and fall -- but temperatures fluctuate much less than in other
Tourists are unlikely to stumble upon Glen Park. There's an aura of seclusion in the small San Francisco neighborhood, and that feeling extends to the Hill House, a new renovation project
This week, to mark the building's 50th anniversary, the San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects hosted tours and a panel discussion about the building's legacy as part of
This past weekend Urban Putt opened its doors so that visitors could tour the building, which is a former mortuary that has been vacant for more than a decade. Fox and his team of designers and
As the climate changes and sea levels rise, cities that were previously thought to be relatively safe are looking more and more vulnerable -- just ask anyone in New York who lived through
The Woodcube was made for the International Building Exhibition, which Hamburg is hosting this year on the island of Wilhelmsburg. The event, which showcases a wide variety of innovative green
A good pen isn't just a sign of prestige -- it's a form of expression. When you hold a solid, well weighted pen in your hand, you feel more inclined to write or draw something more meaningful
For the past two decades, the University of Turin has been gradually modernizing its architecture as new facilities are constructed on formerly industrial land. Foster + Partners describes its
The beauty of Google Street View is that it can instantly transport you to faraway places, giving you an on-the-ground perspective. Scientists in Australia have partnered with Google to produce
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