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Living local, urban design, sustainability, landscape architecture, and places in the East Bay. Design that works where it is.

Longfellow: A Vibrant Neighborhood

I read a thoughtful blog post a few weeks ago from The Girl Next Door is Black, and it inspired me to write about Longfellow. For the last few years, I’ve worked and walked in Longfellow, … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Living Local: Our Own Backyard

There’s no place more local than your own backyard. We’re outdoorsy gals and we spend a lot of time both working and relaxing in our yard. When we bought the house, … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

A Truly Local Cocktail

San Francisco was originally named for this plant, Yerba Buena. It means “good herb” in Spanish. The City’s name was changed to San Francisco in 1846. The botanical name for … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · 1 Comment