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Required Reading: Abode, by the Owners of General Store in San Francisco

Ever since we featured Serena Mitnik-Miller and Mason St. Peter’s low-key, DIYed 1920s cabin in Topanga Canyon—actually, since well before that, when we first featured their shop, General Store —we’ve associated the couple with the ultimate in California cool, and a certain kind of not-trying-too-hard but bright and edited aesthetic. Thankfully they’re revealing their tricks in their first book, Abode: Thoughtful Living with Less, just out from Abrams.; in it, they chronicle their projects together as a couple—from General Store to their own living spaces—and reveal how to create natural, simple spaces, attainable even for new DIYers and those on a…

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In Germany, Consumers Embrace a Shift to Home Batteries

This post originally appeared at Yale Environment 360. Stefan Paris is a 55-year-old radiologist living in Berlin’s outer suburbs. He, his partner, and their 3-year-old daughter share a snug two-story house with a pool. The Parises, who are expecting a second child, are neither wealthy nor environmental firebrands. Yet the couple opted to spend $36,000 for a home solar system consisting of 26 solar panels, freshly installed on the roof this month, and a smart battery — about the size of a small refrigerator — parked in the cellar. On sunny days, the photovoltaic panels supply all of the Paris…

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How Can Cement be Natural?

How Can Cement be Natural? | 2019-05-01 | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work…

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Designing a High-Performance Building Envelope with Mineral Wool

Designing a High-Performance Building Envelope with Mineral Wool | 2019-05-01 | Walls & Ceilings This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain…

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