Art & Design Home & Garden

Chic and Natural: 13 More Rustic Modern Interiors

Who says you have to choose between rustic and modern interior design? When blended together, these two seemingly disparate styles provide a beautiful balance of sleek, airy minimalism and weathered natural charm. These 13 (more!)  renovated barns, mills, lofts and other aged spaces benefit from leaving time-worn surfaces intact.
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Art & Design

Refab Paradise: Ruined Factory Becomes Dream Retreat

Not long ago, what remained of the Shihlin paper factory in Taipei was in ruins, nearly lost to time. Left to crumble along with many other structures in this forgotten area, the factory was predictably overtaken by nature – with stunning results. Rainwater poured in and ferns and other greenery began to flourish against the […]
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Art & Design Home & Garden

15 (More!) Terrific Towering Tree Houses

There’s something about human dwellings perched in trees that brings out the child in all of us, gazing up in wonder at seemingly endless staircases and platforms so near the sky. These 13 (more!) tree houses range from rustic cabins that seem like overgrown versions of children’s playhouses to modern interpretations gleaming in glass and […]
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Animals & Habitats

Eco Kitty: 12 Great Green Products for Cats

Dusty clay cat litter, food based on slaughterhouse byproducts and toxic flea treatments aren’t good for your cat, your family, your home or the world at large. Choose healthier, greener cat products instead, from toys and treats to collars and carriers. These 18 eco-friendly options will keep your cat happy, healthy and high on catnip.
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Animals & Habitats

Green Pet Products: 12 Eco Essentials for Dogs

Kind-hearted and loyal, our dogs are faithful companions that help us enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like luxuriating in a patch of sun or wading in a cool creek. So why not protect them from pesticides and other toxins, and keep their paw prints from making too deep of an impression upon the earth? […]
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Art & Design Home & Garden

Airy Architecture: 13 Homes Open to Nature

Imagine being able to temporarily remove an entire wall of your home – or maybe every wall – to let in cool, fresh air in the heat of summer. That’s the idea behind these 13 open-air houses, which utilize either sliding panels, garage doors or permanently perforated screens to take advantage of natural ventilation and […]
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Geography & Travel Nature & Ecosystems Science & Research

Ahead Of The Curve: Hudson Bay’s Semicircular Nastapoka Arc

Billions of years of bombardment by space rocks of all sizes have left our planet remarkably unscathed, yet if one looks closely the traces of enormous ancient impacts are all too obvious. Or are they? Hudson Bay’s Nastapoka Arc may superficially resemble the many frozen lava “seas” of the moon but its actual origins are much more down to Earth.
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Art & Design Home & Garden

Cob Creations: 18 Natural Homes, Pizza Ovens & More

Cob is a natural building material made using mud, straw and lime that has been in use for millennia. Fireproof, earthquake-resistant and very inexpensive to build with, cob can be used to make stunningly creative homes, sheds, benches and wood-fired bread ovens. These 18 examples of cob creations illustrate the material’s beauty and versatility.
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