2 years ago
Biophiliacs & aesthetes both will appreciate this beautifully implemented living wall at NRDC’s Washington office, via a Living Principles article by Kaid Benfield. 
Plants in living spaces boast a healthy (no pun intended) list of health & wellness benefits. Indoor air pollution, for example: plants have been proven to reduce volatile organic compounds like benzene, toluene, and xylene. NASA even uses plants for this purpose.
A University of Agriculture in Norway study indicates that indoor plants “reduce fatigue, coughs, sore throats and other cold-related illnesses by more than 30 percent, partially by increasing humidity levels and decreasing dust.” (Sixwise) In a corporate setting, Rehabilitation Literature, reports “a manufacturing company integrated plants into its office so that no employee would be more than 45 feet from greenery. The result? Company administrators said they noticed enhanced creativity and increased productivity in employees.”
Pretty awesome. The best part is that companies (like the outstandingly curated A+R) offer accessible and affordable ways to construct a personal living wall. The best part is that these systems are modular and can conform to virtually any wall size, indoor and out. Beautiful & healthy — what more could you ask for? 

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Biophiliacs & aesthetes both will appreciate this beautifully implemented living wall at NRDC’s Washington office, via a Living Principles article by Kaid Benfield

Plants in living spaces boast a healthy (no pun intended) list of health & wellness benefits. Indoor air pollution, for example: plants have been proven to reduce volatile organic compounds like benzene, toluene, and xylene. NASA even uses plants for this purpose.

A University of Agriculture in Norway study indicates that indoor plants “reduce fatigue, coughs, sore throats and other cold-related illnesses by more than 30 percent, partially by increasing humidity levels and decreasing dust.” (Sixwise) In a corporate setting, Rehabilitation Literature, reports “a manufacturing company integrated plants into its office so that no employee would be more than 45 feet from greenery. The result? Company administrators said they noticed enhanced creativity and increased productivity in employees.”

Pretty awesome. The best part is that companies (like the outstandingly curated A+R) offer accessible and affordable ways to construct a personal living wall. The best part is that these systems are modular and can conform to virtually any wall size, indoor and out. Beautiful & healthy — what more could you ask for? 

Shop here.

2 years ago
The trip to New York City was awesome, more details and follow-up to come soon.

(New Jersey shoreline, evening June 6 2011)

The trip to New York City was awesome, more details and follow-up to come soon.

(New Jersey shoreline, evening June 6 2011)

2 years ago
Yesterday morning my dad called me for a burger and milkshake (it was 10:50 AM, but he’d been awake since 3:30 AM, so it was definitely lunch time for him!) and he told me he needed some extra help with the cattle in the afternoon.
We cut calves (a very bloody process – I will spare you the details) and moved a small herd of longhorn cattle from their winter field, to a grassy pasture across the street. It was a long but rewarding day.
And if you ever want to enjoy the best organic T-bone, ground beef, tongue, veal etc. you know who to call!! My dad’s beef is truly phenomenal. The whole herd is small, hand-picked, predominantly grass-fed (as opposed to grain-fed) and lovingly cared for. This care comes through with unbeatable flavor and quality. 
True story.
And in case you’re wondering, I made zero progress on the job search front today. I crashed by the pool as soon as I got home. ha!

Yesterday morning my dad called me for a burger and milkshake (it was 10:50 AM, but he’d been awake since 3:30 AM, so it was definitely lunch time for him!) and he told me he needed some extra help with the cattle in the afternoon.

We cut calves (a very bloody process – I will spare you the details) and moved a small herd of longhorn cattle from their winter field, to a grassy pasture across the street. It was a long but rewarding day.

And if you ever want to enjoy the best organic T-bone, ground beef, tongue, veal etc. you know who to call!! My dad’s beef is truly phenomenal. The whole herd is small, hand-picked, predominantly grass-fed (as opposed to grain-fed) and lovingly cared for. This care comes through with unbeatable flavor and quality. 

True story.

And in case you’re wondering, I made zero progress on the job search front today. I crashed by the pool as soon as I got home. ha!