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by Marshall Mayer last modified Aug 17, 2012 09:05 AM
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LiveModern subscribes to blogs about modern and sustainable design for housing products and services. We've aggregated the subscriptions into the Blogs section. If you publish or know of a blog that other LiveModern readers would like, please contact us and we'll subscribe to it here.



 

 


The Sporting News

by tres_arboles from Three Tree Journal  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:33 AM
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While familia tres_arboles enjoys spring, as it heralds the beginning of baseball season for our Joven tres_arboles, this spring is burdened by a shadow looming over Seattle. That shadow is cast by the goings on with our hometown National Basketball [...]

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First Interior Renderings of the 100K House

by chad from 100khouse.com  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:38 AM
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You’ve all been patient with our decreased posting the past few weeks so ISA decided to reward you all with the first interior renderings of the home. I’ll save my thoughts for later an let you guys comment first. If you’ve always wanted to comment but never have, now’s your chance. Also, before someone mentions [...]

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Buckminster Fuller and contemporary design

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:59 AM
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Buckminster Fuller: In Effect A conference about Buckminster Fuller's possible influences on contemporary design. Friday, April 25, 2008. 10 am - 6 pm Piper Auditorium, Gund Hall, Harvard Graduate School of [...]

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Knowing when to turn off

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:24 AM
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An interesting article in the Sydney Morning Herald by Lucinda Schmidt looks at the importance of knowing when you've done enough shedworking and you should go and do something else instead. Most of the piece is an interview with life-work balance expert Linda Duxbury who says she works 55 to 60 hours a week but has strict rules to separate her work and family life, never working at weekends or holidays, taking regular long weekends with her family, never using a BlackBerry or mobile phone and never answering calls during dinner. Although she doesn't say anything about lunch. Well worth a browse.

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Thursday Outhouses - 21 Acres

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:14 AM
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The 21 Acres Center is "an innovative, community-driven project that serves as an agricultural and environmental learning center for people of all ages". And as you'd expect, the 21 Acres Outhouse - architectural sketch above - is not only a lovely design it fits the organisation's mission statement on sustainability since it has a composting toilet (naturally), is powered by solar panels and collects rainwater in barrels. As they say: "The Outhouse will provide a natural waste treatment system that will save water, money, and return beneficial soil additives to the land beneath it."

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Calatrava's Chicago Spire developer missed property tax deadlines

by Edward Lifson from The New Modernist - Edward Lifson.com  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:48 AM
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Crain's Thomas A. Corfman Garrett Kelleher failed to pay nearly $430,000 in property taxes due nearly two months ago on the proposed site of the Spire, even as the Irish developer was launching a lavish, five-city Asian tour to trumpet the massive [...]

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Latch Fetish

by Jamie from Farmhouse Modern  (modern blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:25 AM
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.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; } .flickr-yourcomment { } .flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; } .flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } 198f_pb_x_x_g, originally uploaded by farmhousemodern. I was looking around for a great cabinet latch today and stumbled upon this one. It has a weight too it that appeals [...]

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It's Earth Day and Energy Priorities is Four

by Denis Du Bois from Energy Priorities  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:13 AM
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When I started Energy Priorities on Earth Day 2004, "sustainable business" for most companies meant having enough working capital. Few people took global warming seriously. Venture capital investment in clean tech (counting everything from agriculture to water) in the previous year had barely crested a billion dollars. The 2003 blackouts were behind us; our attention was on the elections...

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Seattle shed

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:23 AM
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One part of Diana and Tim Hammer’s larger cottage remodel involved turning an old 10-by-12-foot shed (120 square feet is the maximum structure size that can be built without a permit in Seattle) in their Ballard backyard into an attractive free-standing guest room/office, using mostly reclaimed and donated materials, including French doors, oak floors and oversized windows. Seattle Magazine A Bill Kratz spot.

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Off-shedworking: blog-tagged

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:18 AM
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I've been tagged by Steve Stack (in fact, I've been tagged twice within 24 hours so I'll do the second one tomorrow) and asked to write down six random things about myself which are, in no particular order,: 1 - My favourite sandwich filling is cheese and apple 2 - The most expensive book I've ever bought cost £100 3 - My party piece is a trick with my tongue which makes it look like I'm twisting it round more than 360 degrees (it's better than it sounds and is not at all vulgar) 4 - I am a half-decent snooker player 5 - I only discovered that I have naturally curly hair at the age of 18 6 - Opera singer Lesley Garrett sang an aria down the phone to me while I was interviewing her And now I have to tag six other bloggers so I shall nominate: The Garden Monkey Uncle Wilco LeatherdykeUK Mary's Greened House Building Adventure Emma Jones@Enterprise Nation Mother at Large And I am supposed to include the rules: Link to the person who tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Write six random things about yourself. Tag six people at the end of your post linking to their blog. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

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