Purple Passion Vine: 101 Plant Care Guide

I did a double-take the first time I saw a Purple Passion Vine. On closer inspection, I noticed that the dark green leaves were covered in tiny purple hairs that shimmered in the sun. This fascinating native of the Indonesian island of Java grows upright in its native habitat. The cultivar ‘Purple Passion,’ though, is … Read more

Peach Fuzz Is the 2024 Color of the Year & How Pantone Revolutionized the World of Color

Imagine a world where the color of your favorite brand’s packaging changes with every purchase. Confusing, right? This was the reality before Lawrence Herbert dubbed the “King of Color,” transformed Pantone from a small printing company into a global color consistency powerhouse. In 2024, while Pantone’s “Peach Fuzz” is making headlines as the color of … Read more

Rethinking One Rule Could Help North American Buildings be Better Designed

Imagine walking through a charming neighborhood lined with quaint, walk-up apartments, each brimming with character and history. These buildings, often found in cities worldwide, are not just architectural gems but also a testament to urban diversity. However, in North America, a different story unfolds. Apartment buildings are larger, more imposing, and stretch across entire blocks. … Read more

Peperomia obtusifolia plant

Mastering the Art of Baby Rubber Plant Care: 101 Beginner’s Guide

The popular Baby Rubber Plant (Peperomia obtusifolia) and its beautiful variegated cultivars are my favorite houseplants. I received my first Peperomia when I was ten and have loved them ever since. They’re perfect houseplants – attractive, easy to care for, adaptable to most household environments, and pet-friendly. Peperomias are native to Florida, Mexico, and islands … Read more