Archives for the month of: April, 2013


Amazing! One of the classes I am taking right now is called “The Contemporary House.” In this class we are learning how to design a unique, conceptual, working floor plan along with an entire house. Within the process of design, as interior design students, our Japanese professor educates us on the actual construction of the house’s foundation, the makeup of the walls, the roof’s construction (which has been a big eye opener on the complexity and depth of work an aesthetically successful house takes), and right down to the construction of kitchen cabinetry.

This post on treeHugger has really hit home with how I tend to think, “Why does it have to be done this way?” …A thinker of “nothing is impossible,” I always like questioning the way things work. So being a Sustainability minor, I have to say, “Goodbye drywall!”

This article shares where drywall began, why it was used (cheap), why we should get rid of drywall and how there are designers and architects who refuse to use it and have created seamlessly beautiful spaces.

How did we end up with drywall? : TreeHugger.

In the midst of my studies, two jobs, dog, cleaning, cooking/grocery shopping/prepping to stay healthy, and work outs, I find it more and more rare when I have a calm, sane, clear-thinking moment.

Thank goodness for the flower and plant-filled canyon behind my house.

Check out the article I saw provide evidence on this topic @:

Study shows a walk in the park fixes a fuzzy brain : TreeHugger.