Five years ago we bought an old house in San Francisco with a fig tree. We tore the walls down but kept the tree. Months turned into years - very cold years - but we are finally putting the house back together. Thanks for visiting.

Wall-Mounted Succulent Letter DIY

Wall-Mounted Succulent Letter DIY

Hello there! I hope you’re staying warm wherever you may be. The US is experiencing a frigid Winter. I only feel a little bit guilty that it’s in the 60s here in San Francisco and I’ve been in the garden all week. I’m cheating a bit with the name of this project. It can only...
$10 DIY One Hour Upcycled Firepit

$10 DIY One Hour Upcycled Firepit

Happy weekend to you. Yesterday Joe and I wanted to do a fun and quick project for the house. We thought a firepit would be fun but didn’t like the looks of the ones sold at Home Depot and this geometric firepit at DWR is out of our budget. Eventually, Joe will design his own...

sturdy hose reel

My husband is very opinionated. Especially when it comes to products – any kind of product – from toothbrushes to space ships. Therefore, I (usually) listen when he recommends something and since it’s rare that he does, I thought I’d share it with you. After hearing me complain for many months about how much I...

modern shed in Seattle

One of my favorite things to do is search for other renovation projects around the globe and a few months ago, I noticed Meredith's modern shed project in Seattle...

Tara’s 9 tips for creating a garden you can be proud of

Joe and I have been thinking about what we'd like to do with our very big and painfully overgrown yard. Do we want a modern shed, an entertaining area, a vegetable garden, a place to compost, maybe even some grapes (this is Northern California afterall)...

isla sidepost and edible gardens

A few weeks ago, Joe and I stopped by the Dwell On Design conference here in San Francisco. We were a little underwhelmed by the expo but there were a few companies worth mentioning.

modern gardening with flora grubb

Joe and are lucky to live about a mile from Flora Grubb Gardens. We've been there about five times since they opened earlier this summer and it's well worth the visit; if not for the inspiring design of both the gardens and the architecture, go for the coffee.