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BOOK REVIEW: Lawn Gone!

I LOVE THIS BOOK, but not because I needed convincing that the American lawn habit is an environmental disaster — a $40 billion dollar industry, writes Pam Penick, an Austin, Texas-based garden designer and blogger in Lawn Gone! Low Maintenance, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes

NEW YORK HAS BEEN CHANGING FAST, in large part due to the soon-to-end 12-year reign of the not-entirely-beloved but undeniably greenery-conscious Mayor Bloomberg. Under his tenure, 750,000 trees have been planted and there have been innumerable improvements to the city’s … Continue reading

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Inquiring Minds: Long Island’s Modernist Architecture

MORE THAN A DECADE of research — and a whole lot of driving — went into the newly published Long Island Modernism 1930-1980 (W.W. Norton), a scholarly survey of L.I.’s visionary 20th century architecture disguised as a lush coffee table … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Rooms to Inspire by the Sea

THIS IS A BOOK to dream on, full of effortlessly (or so it looks) chic interiors from coastal locations the world over. Rooms to Inspire by the Sea is the newest entry in Rizzoli’s Rooms to Inspire series (…in the … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Design*Sponge at Home

SOMETIMES I THINK I have a case of arrested decorating development. At my age — a couple of generations past 30, which is the age of Grace Bonney, hugely successful design blogger and now author of a hefty new decorating … Continue reading

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