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About Sam Goldstein

Sam’s educational and work background spans a diverse range. With a certification in Landscape Architecture from Merritt College and a Fine Arts degree in painting, the visual arts have long been her calling. Recently, her love of writing has led her down a new path towards blogging, journalism and editing.
16 10, 2022

INDOOR/OUTDOOR SPACES

By |2022-10-17T14:36:11-07:00October 16th, 2022|Categories: Landscape Design|

Indoor/Outdoor Spaces Few things speak to the California lifestyle like being outdoors.  Even in the winter season, we can enjoy a balmy day or a cozy outdoor fireside retreat.  Increasingly, the indoor/outdoor living space is becoming part of almost every landscape we create.  These transitional spaces give all the feeling of [...]

21 09, 2022

Emotion In The Landscape

By |2022-09-21T17:07:40-07:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: Landscape Design|

Emotion In The Landscape photography by Sarah Cosca We ask ourselves many question when designing Outdoor Living space… “How will people interact in the landscape?  How will the landscape hold space for people?” and, perhaps most importantly, “How will that experience feel?”  Our emotions allow us to make sense of [...]

15 08, 2022

Pathways In The Landscape

By |2022-08-16T17:27:13-07:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Landscape Design|

Pathways In The Landscape photography by: Sarah Cosca In a landscape of any scale, the experience of moving through it is as important as the experience of resting within it.  Imagine a destination point – a tranquil gathering space surrounded by garden some distance from the house – and imagine [...]

20 07, 2022

Landscape Topography

By |2022-07-21T14:00:20-07:00July 20th, 2022|Categories: Landscape Design|

Landscape Topography (And How to Design With It) Does anybody recognize our own Mt. Diablo in the image above?  If you’re not familiar with topographic maps, you’re probably saying, “What?”  Topography is the science of mapping land formations, and topographic maps like the one above allow their users to understand depth [...]

4 07, 2022

Outdoor Entertaining

By |2022-07-06T11:07:15-07:00July 4th, 2022|Categories: Backyard Retreat|

Set the Mood: Ambiance for Outdoor Entertaining As designers of space, we understand that the feeling of your outdoor living space makes all the difference, and never is this more key than when it comes to outdoor entertaining.  The feeling we refer to as ‘ambiance’ could better be thought of as the transformative experience [...]

23 05, 2022

Ground Work

By |2022-05-23T16:42:51-07:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Landscape Design|

Ground Work Landscape Architecture is the design of space on every level – At our eye level, above our heads, and on the ground plane beneath our feet. The ground is an often-overlooked aspect of design, but it has the ability to define space and create interest within the landscape. Here we focus [...]

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