Monica Michael Willis

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The former features director at Country Living magazine, Monica Michael Willis writes frequently about design, gardens, and environmental issues.

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NOVEMBER 28, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Architect Stefano Boeri's Vertical Forest in Milan

In Milan, Italian apartment dwellers will soon have the chance to live in the middle of a forest, 20 floors up. After years of planning, Italian architect Stefano Boeri of Stefano Boeri A...

NOVEMBER 28, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Bark If You Love Architecture!

Man’s best friend gets the royal treatment at Barkitecture Houston.  Being in the doghouse isn’t such a bad thing when you’re from Houston! On October 27, some of the city’s best architec...

NOVEMBER 2, 2012 | FRIDAY
Visiting the Newly Renovated Theodore Roosevelt Memorial

After a three-year overhaul, the American Museum of Natural History welcomes the public to its newly restored Theodore Roosevelt Memorial and Hall of North American Mammals. This past Sat...

OCTOBER 18, 2012 | THURSDAY
6 Pumpkin Festivals Not to Miss

Celebrate fall’s arrival at one of these fun, family-friendly events.  1. THE GREAT JACK O’ LANTERN BLAZEWhere: Croton-on-Hudson, NYWhen: Through November 11Van Cortland Manor is a histor...

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 | MONDAY
House Tour: Stone Farmhouse Addition

While striving to honor the provenance of the original stone farmhouse, Wyant Architecture created a spacious and contemporary new family home.

AUGUST 16, 2012 | THURSDAY
"Green" Paint: Sherwin-Williams Emerald

With its new eco-minded Emerald paints and ColorCast Eco Toners, Sherwin-Williams gives homeowners more high-performing, zero-VOC options. This summer, Sherwin-Williams broadened its eco-...

JULY 19, 2012 | THURSDAY
7 Great Places to Bunk at America's National Parks

From rustic log lodges to mountaintop cabins, these properties offer a good night's sleep as well as easy access to some of the nation's most beautiful parks.

JULY 10, 2012 | TUESDAY
Seattle Bans Plastic Bags at the Checkout Counter

In a bid to reduce waste and keep plastics out of the nation’s waterways and oceans, Seattle joins a growing number of cities pushing to eliminate plastic grocery bags for good. On July 1...

JUNE 27, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
DuPont's Drive to Zero

In a major push to green its global operations, DuPont Building Innovations, the makers of Corian and Tyvek building materials, eliminated 81 million pounds of manufacturing waste a year—...

MAY 4, 2012 | FRIDAY
House Tour: Redondo Beach Container House

Roughly half of the shipping containers that enter our ports never make it back to their points of origin. Not surprisingly, this growing glut of steel cargo containers has prompted more ...