7 Shade-Loving Rarities of the Plant World


“Pteridophyllum racemosum,” I replied, thereby landing a privileged internship at New York’s Stonecrop Gardens. My bottomless admiration for woodland plants, of which the said Pteridophyllum is an uncommon example, has consistently repaid. Obscure or mainstream,…

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Renowned Architects Give Artworks a Minimalist New Residence


The Parrish Art Museum has moved into a new construction in Water Mill, New York, roughly triple the distance of its previous home nearby. The new building, which opened in November 2012 and was designed…

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Art Deco Elements Create a Contemporary Flap


Generally linked to the flapper style of the 1920s, art deco appeared as a reaction to the enthusiasm of contemporary developments after World War I and flourished through the ’30s and ’40s. The art deco…

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Build a Smarter Kitchen Now With Gadgets You Already Have


The kitchen is a good place for a computer. For starters, cooks want timers, clocks, recipes, directions and much more — and even computers are ideal for these tasks. Additionally, kitchens have become hubs of…

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Saltbox Houses Pleasingly Pepper Landscapes


The Chinese philosopher Confucius is known for saying,”Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” The same is applicable to architecture, with saltbox homes being a rare and refreshing exception. A saltbox…

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