Ryan Kress

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When It Comes to Achievement, There's Good News and Bad News

It really doesn't matter if you have natural ability or not.<p>You want to dominate in your profession, perfect your skill as a performer, or impress the world with your writing, artwork, or athletic achievements. There's just one problem: You're not very good at whatever it is you seek to do.<p>Should …

How to Teach Your Baby Sign Language So They Can Communicate at 8 Months

Baby sign language gives children as young as 8 months old the vocabulary they need to communicate want and needs with mom and dad.<p>Long before babies …

Classic Cocktails

From a perfectly balanced daiquiri to a refreshing mint julep, here are classic cocktail recipes.

Trader Joe's Just Released Their 15 Favorite Recipes

If Trader Joes’ recipes are anything like their products, we’re about to fall in love—and fast. In this month’s Fearless Flyer (the grocery store’s …

Beautiful Public and Botanical Gardens in Los Angeles

In addition to beautiful park spaces, Los Angeles is home to some amazing gardens, from encyclopedic botanic gardens to California native gardens to …

14 Modern Walkways And Paths That Are Creative And Functional

Backyard walkways and paths are a great way to connect parts of your yard and create separate areas within it. Today we’re sharing 14 examples of …

Beyond basic TV settings

When we talk about TV setup, most of the time we're just discussing the basics. The first page of the TV settings menu. But most TVs have many more pages of settings. Some of these have a pretty obvious effect on the picture, others are more subtle.<p>So what are the correct settings, or at the very …

Mission Accomplished: A Modern Mosaic Garden in SF, by Monica Viarengo

Italian landscape designer Monica Viarengo thinks constantly about g<i>enius loci</i>, the spirit of place. After a couple with three young girls asked for …

Landscaping

Aerial - Apple TV Aerial Views Screen Saver for Windows 7, 8, 10+

Aerial is a Windows screen saver based on the new Apple TV screen saver that displays the aerial movies Apple shot over New York, San Francisco, …

How To Create And Design A Mood Board?

A mood board, or as it is often called inspiration board, can be applied in many disciplines. Many times, you will see one in Interior design, where …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

Three tools to rule them all: How to fix anything in Photoshop with three basic tools

I know – that title sounds a little bit like clickbait-ish. But! It’s not! (well not this time). You don’t need a lot of fancy tools to fix most …

16 Inspirational Backyard Landscape Designs As Seen From Above

Backyards offer a place to relax, play, and socialize. No matter their size, they’re a great way to get in touch with nature without leaving your …

21 Beautfiul Boozy Drinks To Try This Season

Hello there, booze.<p><i>For more cocktail recipes, head over to Food52.</i>

An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds

Get the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it.<p>If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you — and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy …

This landscape architect is the bra burner of lawn design

The lawn, as we know it, is an anachronism: It’s a living fossil from the 1950s, the era of Levittown, glorified suburban sprawl, and better living …

Expert Advice: 8 Tips for a Meadow Garden from Grass Guru John Greenlee

John Greenlee paints with grasses. His colorful meadow gardens, created for clients around the world, are environmentally friendly alternatives to a …

Study: Sharrows Don’t Make Streets Safer for Cycling

Sharrows are the dregs of bike infrastructure — the scraps cities hand out when they can’t muster the will to implement exclusive space for …

7 Design Lessons To Learn From This Awesome Roof Deck In Chicago

When dSPACE Studio were designing this roof top deck for a building in Chicago, they really thought about how to create an urban oasis within the …

12 ways to make your office better for your health

You spend about half of your waking hours at your job. While certain jobs like construction or manual labor have clear hazards, you can't assume that if you are clocking time in an office environment that it's a healthy place to be. Many occupations deliver stress, sedentary behavior, and unhealthy …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

10 Reasons to Hire a Landscape Architect

<b><br>1. Landscape architects will increase the value of your home.</b> Hiring a landscape architect is one of the best investments for your home, adding as …

Tongva Park in Santa Monica proves a paradise can grow from a paved parking lot

Tongva Park is a real-life reversal of Joni Mitchell's familiar lyric, "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."<p>What was once a large, flat parking lot opposite Santa Monica City Hall is now a garden paradise thriving as an ecologically smart community park, with hills, winding paths and a …

Santa Monica

The great park San Francisco needed — but rejected

The State Water Resources Control Board recently curtailed San Francisco's right to divert water from the Tuolumne River into its Hetch Hetchy reservoir and required the city to reduce water consumption about 25%. To meet that goal, San Francisco will surely decrease the amount of water delivered …

September 2015

Best Professionally Designed Landscape: Outer Space Landscape Architecture

The winner of this year’s Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Professionally Designed Landscape is Outer Space Landscape Architecture of San …

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Garden: Pool Style Little Pool Style Yard Backyard Styles That Are Little Deluxe In Ground Pools, beautiful pool, backyard pool

Pool Style Little Pool Style Yard Backyard Styles That Are Little Deluxe In Ground Pools<p>Home » Garden » 10 Beautiful Pools in Small Backyards …