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Saturday Tweets: Compressed Air, Digging Down and Orange Marmalade
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 06:44

Compressed air energy storage: — Root Simple (@rootsimple) May 19, 2018 U.S. cities are losing 28.5 million trees ever...

On the market: Unusual Oregon dome homes (photos)
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 21:48

In this week's real estate gallery, we look at dome homes on the market or recently sold. Homes & Gardens

Storied Cobbs Mansion has an indoor skate ramp, outdoor tea house (photos)
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 06:46

One of Oregon's most famous houses, the 1918 Frank J Cobbs House in Portland has returned to the market, this time listed at $ 5.9 million. The Jacob...

Fall into 'A Big Garden': Detailed illustrations, poetic prose (photos)
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 03:58

Everyone imagines gardens in a different way. From now on, I'll be visualizing them as artist Vincent Grave does, as seen in "A Big Garden" (Prestel; ...

Music and Math by Hand
  • Sat, 19 May 2018 01:01

One of the issues of our time that keeps me awake at night is the loss of mnemonic systems, especially ones that make use of the physical world. The m...

HG calendar May 19-27: tour private gardens from Portland to Corvallis
  • Fri, 18 May 2018 21:51

It's time to stock up for planting season. Homes & Gardens

Granny flat is a geodesic dome: Small, second home rises in SW Portland backyard (photos, video)
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 21:50

Martin Gallagher of Southwest Portland built a backyard dome home from a kit to house his aging mom. Homes & Gardens

Solve Your Measurement Problems with a Construction Calculator
  • Thu, 17 May 2018 00:56

Why did I struggle these many years with our horrible and outdated measurement system, here in the States, without knowing about the soul saving power...

Our Week in Pictures
  • Tue, 15 May 2018 00:43

There’s too much going on at the Root Simple compound for a coherent Monday blog post. Our backyard resembles a strip mine in the aftermath of r...

Step inside Portland's famous modern homes (photos)
  • Mon, 14 May 2018 21:48

You'll be able to explore seven residences -- from the new and controversial Yard apartment building to the famous aluminum Alcoa ranch-style house --...

Saturday Tweets: From Zines to Hedgehogs
  • Sun, 13 May 2018 00:46

“zines are really any folded piece of paper with information on it. it’s powerful for the community to have zines to show that their voice...

On the market: Over-the-top, luxury condos (photos)
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 21:40

In this week's real estate gallery, we look at historic luxury condos -- and some new ones -- that are on the market or recently sold. Homes & G...

An Opening
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 06:50

Let me salute those of you who live in an apartment. Your living arrangement is much better for the planet. I’ve lost count of the amount of con...

Adam Parfrey, RIP
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 00:48

Our first book, The Urban Homestead, was published by Process Media which was, at the time, a collaboration between Jodi Willie and Adam Parfrey (who ...

HG calendar May 12-20: nurture Mother's Day memories in the garden
  • Fri, 11 May 2018 21:46

It's time to stock up for planting season. Homes & Gardens

Pietro Belluschi wine-country modern masterpiece sells for $1 million (photos)
  • Thu, 10 May 2018 21:41

On this once-remote patch of earth in 1946, revered architect Pietro Belluschi designed a midcentury modern masterpiece, for an actor-turned-turkey ty...

Coppicing and Rapping
  • Thu, 10 May 2018 03:44

The Idler magazine has a profile of woodsman Ben Law and the house he built in Prickly Nut Wood just outside of Lodsworth, West Sussex. Modeled on a M...

See four private estates during the Dunthorpe Garden Tour (photos)
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 21:46

The Dunthorpe Garden Tour on May 20 has private gardens that range from classic flower, fruit and vegetable producers to art-filled and park-like spac...

See why Portland's called the 'City of Roses' at Oregon Historical Society exhibit (photos, video)
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 04:28

An exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society through June 17 colorfully explains how Portland became known as the "City of Roses," starting with the gi...

What you need to know to grow your own Oregon strawberries
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 22:02

The first thing you need to know is what type of strawberry you want: June bearing, everbearing or day neutral. Homes & Gardens

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