The Science of Color: New Purple, Orange and Green Pigments Discovered (5 photos)

At center is YInMn Blue, the pigment discovered in 2009. Around it are other YInMn pigments that have since been developed. Images courtesy of Oregon State University In 2009, the lab led by chemistry professor Mas Subramanian accidentally discovered a new pigment. In an attempt to create a material that could be useful in computers, […]
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Introduce Ashyleaf Buckwheat to Your Native California Garden (7 photos)

Houzz Contributor. Margaret Oakley Otto is Design Director for Oakley Gardens, a boutique landscape design and consulting firm in Los Angeles that focuses on sustainability and environmental stewardship. For nearly a decade, she has designed intimate garden spaces that connect people with nature. Margaret coordinates the Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plant’s annual […]
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New This Week: 3 Easygoing Living Rooms (4 photos)

2. Warm Metropolitan Designer: Jennifer Levy of CAVdesignLocation: Brooklyn, New YorkSize: 188 square feet (17.4 square meters) Homeowners’ request: Help them decide what to keep, what to add and where to place a mix of furniture brought from a smaller apartment. Also, bring a warmer, more lived-in feeling to the somewhat cold modern space. Casualness: […]
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Kitchen of the Week: From Dated and Isolated to Open and User-Friendly (9 photos)

AFTER: Looking at the rooms now from pretty much the same angle, you’re probably having trouble believing that it’s the same space. Silberman turned the previous pantry, bathroom and laundry area into the extended kitchen space you see here — everything from the refrigerator to the left. (See floor plans at the end of this […]
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Elements of Style: The French Art of Treillage (9 photos)

1. Skilled simplicity. If you’re planning on covering your outdoor trellis with vines as quickly as they’ll grow, you may not find it essential to have everything perfectly mitered and squared, but if you’re installing treillage to enjoy for its own beauty, select a skilled artisan versed in fine woodworking. Wood that has been delicately […]
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