TAG: Thoreau

2 Concept Designs For Outdoor Organization

2 Concept Designs For Outdoor Organization

Patio furniture and landscaping can tend to get a lot of attention in outdoor decorating, especially when the weather turns nice. However, outdoor storage, though necessary, is often an overlooked area in outside design projects. The following systems are ideas that work functionality and organization into efficient, space-saving presentations. The Watercabinet designed by Francien Hazen is a sustainable home water collection kit and supply closet in one. The combination unit is meant to contain everything needed for home gardening and outdoor plants, all in one organized space. The cabinet has water collection and disbursement capabilities, and even has a side greenhouse. Used outdoors to… read more

3 Significant Contributors to U.S. Environmental Literature

3 Significant Contributors to U.S. Environmental Literature

From environmental essays and natural reflections to printed discord for pollution yielding commercial regimes, many works have underwritten a strong movement for reverting back to nature. While the following are only a few of the countless, their works were fundamental during their time in shaping proactive attitudes toward ecology and conservation, and their rooted-in-nature concepts are still relevant today. Nature, in its ministry to man, is not only the material, but is also the process and the result. Ralph Waldo Emerson Known for his thoughts and essays exploring the human relationship with nature, Emerson was a pioneer of the transcendental… read more