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6 Tips From a Nearly Zero-Waste Home

Lower your trash output and increase your quality of life with these ideas from a mom who did it to the max Full Story
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Amanda
What I never understood before trying this was how much Time it takes. I have to be very organized and committed. Lots of times I've given up out of frustration and just bought the frozen packaged veggies vs fresh with no plastic waste.
Here in Winnipeg things are spread out and biking everywhere is a pita. I try and do my best and hope that's enough.
May 21, 2014 at 7:00am     
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Paintings by Kirsten Elizabeth Gilmore
I like the idea in the article about buying cleaning products in bulk and simplifying the ingredients.

I make a conscious effort to reduce waste in the art studio, as well as the home. Some of my newer paintings are collages made from paint that dripped off of other poured paintings while they were drying. :)

I attached a picture of a blue, recycled "paint skin" (the term for peeled up dried paint) that will become the basis for a new painting. The second photo shows a finished collage painting made from re-purposed, cut, dried paint. (Scroll over it to see the long, tall image.) My philosophy: Make less waste and more art. :-)
May 21, 2014 at 7:07am     
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goatpro
First white IS a color. Now having said that, ALL of us have way too much stuff. In America it seems that STUFF is directly an indication of success. NOT! It's just stuff. I'm not advocating sterile I'm just advocating reasonable. I see all the people that have accumulated and then they tell me that this accumulation is because they are a "collector". Really? There is a tipping point as we all know where "collections" become hoarding. As for dusting, I just just open the windows on both ends of the house on a breezy day and tell my friends I'm "dusting". No housekeeper required!
May 21, 2014 at 7:09am     
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Danielle B
I like the idea of a Zero Waste home. I think I will get a headstart by downloading the book instead of buying a paper copy - a Zero Waste book. Get it?
May 21, 2014 at 4:32pm     
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Roxane Frank
I think some of these comments miss the point. Yes cloth napkins do need to be washed, and washing using resources. Yes plastic grocery bags can be reused as garbage bags and if you do not use one you need to use the other. Yes flying is bad, so if you fly you are not truly zero waste. These are all true statements. The idea is to look at areas of your life that you can improve. We do not all need to live in stark white home to lessen our environmental impact. If you simply purchased a large tub of yogurt instead of single serving cups that would make a big difference at the end of the year. There is a trade-off for just about everything, use less plastic, you are probably going to use more water. I think it is important not to shut down a solution because it is not perfect. It may be the stepping stone to perfect.
June 5, 2014 at 9:39am     
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Houzz Tour: Minimalism Suits an Arizona Ranch House

Leaving only what wouldn't blow off in a hurricane, an architect designs a modern take on Southwest style Full Story
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Too often an architect inflicts his vision upon a client as opposed to understanding the clients vision, then infusing imagination into that vision. A piece of architecture can look great in a magazine but if it does not solve the clients program in a beautiful and functional way, the architecture has failed. The architects job is to design a celebration of the clients life while solving all the necessary program requirements.
If I were a musician and Braindoc50 hired me to write a piece of music that was a celebration of his life, that piece of music would be significantly different than a piece of music written to celebrate thepaintitguy's life. That is how it should be and architecture is frozen music (FLLW).
If this were braindoc50's home perhaps the fireplace would be wrapped in steel or if the home belonged to Colonel Sanders the fireplace could be wrapped in chicken feathers. That's the beauty of architecture, individualization. A detail that provokes a personal thought or feeling for the homeowner.
Architecture is not about perfect universal solutions (those don't exist) it's about appropriate solutions; solutions appropriate to the context of the project. The context is the client's program, site conditions, climate, budget etc.
That said, I love the giraffe head because it adds whimsy to the space, it's amusing and modern architecture takes itself far too seriously.
I love the stone fireplace because the stone is personal to the homeowner, a piece of her past, and the workmanship is extraordinary.
The stone makes this HER home. That is architecture.
December 10, 2012 at 6:55am     
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Houzz Tour: Mediterranean Minimalism for a California Bungalow

Newly opened spaces and minimalist details help a Spanish-style home get ready to entertain Full Story
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January 9, 2014 at 5:59pm   
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clavrot
the first minimalist home I have seen that has character! Stunning, functional, and not one pointless item in sight. I was about to lose interest in my new minimalism phase. thank you
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