An Active Look at The Passive House: Part 1 What is a “Passivhaus”

It’s May 1988 and a very important conversation is taking place between Bo Adamson of Lund University and Wolfgang Feist of the German Institute for Housing and the Environment. During this conversation, the seeds were planted that would eventually grow into the Passive House (or Passivhaus) standard. After years of research the first Passive House

Great Landscaping is More Than a Well Cut Lawn

Simple front lawns are a poor use of space, there is nothing to draw your attention and frankly these sad lawns need a facelift. But how do you go about redeveloping your front yard landscaping? Making a new flower bed won't improve your front yard on it's own. First you must fully consider what the

‘90s Design is Back, Hint at Years Past, Not Re-Live it: Part 2 Plants and More Plants

We last looked at the return of hunter green from the ‘90s used in modern interiors. Our verdict, don’t try to update then re-introduce the ‘90s in your home; especially don’t try to relive the ‘90s. Adding little nostalgic touches to a contemporary can really provide some measured contrast to your space.   An Overuse

’90s Design is Back, Hint at Years Past, Not Re-Live it: Part 1 Hunter Green

What was once popular then tossed aside seems to always come back years later. Designers in many fields seem to be taking cues from the ‘90s once again. Websites are taking cues from early internet design and brutalist architecture meanwhile JNCO baggy jeans are being manufactured again. Now we aren’t suggesting you go out and

Happy Mother’s Day From All of Us at VictorEric

Running home from the bus stop full of energy with your drawing in hand. Your 3rd grade teacher gave you three stars for the effort. You burst through the door, haphazardly remove your muddy boots and greet your Mom with the drawing as a gift and enveloping her with a hug. You feel a deep