Printable Plant Wrapping Paper

Printable Plant Wrapping Paper

As the spring flowers start to peak their little tips above ground, I am reminded that we are entering into flower picking season.  Last year, where ever I could, I passed on the standard bottle of wine hostess gift and instead made arrangements from my garden. They were always more appreciated and to be frank,…

Thoughts on How to Make an Attractive City

Thoughts on How to Make an Attractive City

I’ve been serving on a committee with my little town to try to sort out some design guidelines for our ‘commercial district’. If you’ve ever been to Harvard,MA you might ask yourself – what commercial district? And that is sort of the point. For generations this tiny town has had an area where business related…

Chalkboard Garden Walls?

Chalkboard Garden Walls?

If you lived in England in the early 2000’s you might remember when painting walls ‘Ground Force’ blue was a thing. When I came across these images by Janne Peters, I immediately thought, why can’t charcoal chalkboard be a 2015 version of the same?  And then if your garden vignette is missing something, you don’t have…

I’m Moving! (not far)

I’m Moving! (not far)

What a week! The beginning of the year always feel like the first week coming back from vacation (a little tortured) but whew….it has been especially crazy here.  The next issue of PITH + VIGOR goes to print soon, so we have been slightly out of our minds pulling it all together.  I love jumping…

A Studio ‘g’ Holiday Shopping List

A Studio ‘g’ Holiday Shopping List

My wife asked me as we drove with our four kids from Maine to North Carolina, what I would like for Christmas. You know the feeling of not really wanting anything other than warmth, good company, good food, and a healthy, happy family. Well, I am having those feelings this holiday season but there are…

Before & After: A New Front Yard in Seattle

Before & After: A New Front Yard in Seattle

Hey everyone! I hope you guys were able to finish up all your fall gardening this year! I wanted to plant some bulbs this fall but didn’t get around to it (again)….does anybody else have that issue? Anyway, I wanted to share a new Before & After with you, from one of my favorite landscape…

Cozy Lights for the New Patio

Cozy Lights for the New Patio

It feels so good to have the pergola mostly finished (we still have to stain it but we’ve relented…that just isn’t going to happen until spring).  We had a little gathering of friends and hastily put up some lights so that we could see at night and so that we had a little ambiance. Without…

Before & After: A Cozy Renewal for a Southern Backyard

Before & After: A Cozy Renewal for a Southern Backyard

Hello everyone! Are you guys getting ready for fall cleanup? The leaves are at about 50% peak in Southern Wisconsin- I think the change in weather going to sneak up on us really fast this year! Anyway, onto the real reason I’m here- I want to share a makeover out of Austin, Texas with you…

Before & After: The Perfect Transition for a Spanish Style Home

Before & After: The Perfect Transition for a Spanish Style Home

Whenever I’m sifting through the depths of the internet in search of a great makeover, I like to look at the before photo and decide what I would do with the space if it was my own. Once I have a general idea, I scroll down to see what the designer or homeowner actually ended up…

Before & After: Making an Impact with One Small Change

Before & After: Making an Impact with One Small Change

The end of summer is drawing near and we’re losing sunlight fast. The kids are back in school and some of you guys are probably back in school as well! With chore-stacked to do lists and interruptions galore, I thought it would be nice to look at a makeover that stayed within the realm of…

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