Tuesday, May 6, 2008

New Ruralism

I read about the "New Ruralism" in the Spring 2008 issue of New Old House recently.  It's "a way of creating new communities located in rural areas to help preserve this country's agrarian history while offering homeowners smalltown living adjacent to farms, wildlife habitat, and open space."  See the article on page 10.  New Urbanism is still alive; see the article on Little Rabbit (page 60). 
 
There're also articles on salvaged flooring, past craftsmen's techniques, beautiful and interesting new old homes, and gardening
 
They're making faux terrazo, I learned, in a piece on green flooring in this issue; and in a catalog I saw faux stainless steel, which comes on rolls of self-adhesive PVC vinyl. 

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