A Book Smart Review: 150 Best Eco House Ideas by Marta Serrats

BR_150EcoHouse_2 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar 150 Best Eco House Ideas by Marta Serrats(Harper Design, 2010)With hundreds of beautiful pictures of modern and prefab houses, architecture and design writer Marta Serrats has put together a printed tour of environmentally conscious home ideas. More than 60 individual houses are featured in 150 Best Eco House Ideas, with sites from Japan to Norway to the Green Mountains of Vermont.The book is divided into ideas on passive energy strategies, which refer to maximizing a home’s location on a site; insulation and...

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A Book Smart Review: And I Shall Have Some Peace There by Margaret Roach

AndIShall260 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar And I Shall Have Some Peace Thereby Margaret Roach(Grand Central Publishing, 2011)Honesty is inherently interesting and can be riveting when mixed with heart, soul, and delicious, literate writing. Margaret Roach's new book is all those things and more. Hers is a story of trading in one of the top jobs at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, with its stratospheric glamour, power, and attendant stress, for a solitary and sometimes deafeningly quiet life in upstate New York. Moving to her weekend home and refuge...

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