1. UNDERBED STORAGE: The ideal place to store your spare blankets and fluffy slippers! Under-bed storage is great for sliding in and out from under your bed; a space that is very often overlooked as something that can be utilised. Having a couple of large fitted boxes or drawers underneath will allow you to keep all your treasures safe and dust free whilst you’re not using them. This reclaimed wood drawer keeps to the theme of sustainability – interior design with a conscience!
  1. ORGANISED WARDROBES: Who doesn’t dream of owning a wardrobe this immaculate? Colour coordinated and organised down to every bootie, having a clear and precise space in your wardrobe really will create the illusion of so much space – and keep your room tidy! Often you’ll find that when items have a special place, it’s hard to not put them back in it, thus eradicating the desire to chuck your jumpers over one shoulder onto the floor!

If you’re lucky enough to have a big freeing space in your bedroom, then opt for a build in wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors (this double up will give you more wall/floor space if it means you don’t have to purchase a separate stand alone mirror). If your room is smaller, utilise the wardrobe you have by building in extra shelves and slotting in baskets.

KITCHEN

  1. UTILISE EXTRA CUPBOARD SPACE: One of life’s simplest yet most effective storage hacks, is utilising the space you have that generally goes unconsidered. Under the kitchen sink is where most people store their cleaning products, and with all the piping it can be a bit of a jungle in there and spray bottles get lost and lodged in strange places. Take some plastic tension rods and create hanging spaces for your bottles and cloths!

Similarly, use baskets and shelving on the inside of cupboard doors to store lightweight items such as foils, chopping boards and sponges.

NO MATTER HOW SMALL THE SPACE, USE IT: Even if it’s an awkward corner or thin slice of a slot – you’ll be able to make use of it somehow. Consider those thinner items that you can get into smaller spaces; mops, brooms, brushes, spices, utensils etc. Spice racks are a brilliant way to organise your Rosemary from your Thyme whilst using the slimmest of spaces!

USE BOTH SIDES OF SHELVES: Put your pretties on top and hang your utensils from the bottom! Grab some nails, baskets, rails and hooks and design your own under-shelf storage!

BATHROOM

 ABOVE THE DOORS: A genius way of storing towels and toiletries is to create shelving above the door – and of course add hooks or racks onto the inside of the door too!

  1. SNEAK IN SHELVING: Add it in even in areas you wouldn’t have considered needing before! Put a little shelf above your toilet roll to keep sprays or scented candles, slot shelving in behind your toilet lid for ornaments, use multiple shelving next to your mirrors for your toiletries and beauty products etc. Not only will it clear your cupboards but you can create lovely displays on them too!

 MASON JARS: Mason Jar DIY hacks can list on for ages! The many uses and looks these easy to get hold of pieces can bring to your home seem endless. One of my favourite ways to use them is to store beauty products! Brushes, cotton wool, liners, q-tips and bottles etc. – take inspiration from this DIY trick of attaching the lovely jars onto a plaque of wood to create shelving units designed by you!

LIVING AREA

USE UNEXPECTED SPACES: Using your stairwell to feature hidden shelving is a great and unpredictable way to gain extra display space. Ideal for housing your library of books, the small shelving you can fit behind and under your staircase will amaze guests! Take it a step further by adding in a couple of squishy seats and pillows to create a little reading nook for your leisure!

TIDY SECRETS: To keep everything looking clean, tidy and organized, create secret cupboards and drawers to give the illusion that you live in a minimalistic space – when really, all your belongings are safely tucked away behind hidden doors! This works especially well for your TV unit where it’ll help hide all your wires, remotes and DVDs.

Garages can be so messy if you let them go. The sheer amount of things in your home often means the garage is a dumping ground. In addition, add a lack of shelving and organised storage space and you can be in trouble. Here are some tips to get things organised.

  1. Make An Assessment, Analyze And Then Prioritize

One of the main problems you might run into when organizing your garage (or any other cluttered space) is that the space has no plan. People fail over and over again to visualize and analyze the space to determine how they would like it to function. When it comes to your garage, what are your priorities? To be able to park your car inside of it (one of your largest investments)? To store sporting equipment and seasonal items? To have a work space? Or perhaps all of these? It may be possible to get everything you want if you take the time to think about how you will be using the space and prioritize. Once you have figured out your priorities, it will be easier for you to organize and purge your space since you won’t have to spend time on what does or does not belong in the space.

  1. Clear The Space

Starting out with a clean slate is important. Find a few blankets or tarps to place all of your items on. Place them in an open area such as your lawn or driveway. Lay everything out. Wash down or sweep the walls and floors of your garage.

Note: This can be an excellent opportunity for staining your concrete floor and painting the walls. Your space with be given a clean, fresh, new look. Learn how to throw things out with this blog.

  1. Get Things Sorted By Placing Like Items Together

As you are pulling things from your garage, gather up all of your decorations together in one area, then your camping gear, lawn items, tools, sporting equipment and so forth. You can even get down to the very small things like screws and nails and sort them also. You can even get your kids to help. Sorting like items together might seem like a real “no-brainer,” however it actually is a very important part of the organizing process, not only to sort but also to get everything put into its permanent spot.

  1. Purge

During this stage of the process, be ruthless. Try to commit yourself to eliminating at least 50% of the items in your space. Making this kind of effort goes a long way even if you don’t end up getting rid of quite that much. Make four piles for your purging process: recycle, trash, donate, keep. As you are purging, put each item into its proper category. Toss anything you haven’t used for more than a year or that is broken. Return anything that doesn’t belong to you or goes someplace other than your garage. Eliminate duplicates. Keep in mind you are attempting to get your garage organized. How many rakes, bats, basketballs, brooms, screws or hammers do you actually need? If you are having difficulties throwing things out just keep keep asking yourself the following questions: Do I really need this? Have I used it over the past year? Do I use it now? Is it something I love? If you don’t, then place the item in the recycle, trash or donate pile. Donating things is great since you will be providing somebody else with the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy some of your belongings.

  1. Take Inventory Of Everything You Have And Get Your Space Mapped Out Into Zones

Once you have your stuff pared down, take inventory of everything you have so that you have a good idea of what kinds of organizational items you have and what you are going to need to buy. Don’t ever buy any organizational items prior to purging. This will save you a lot of frustration, money and time. Now get your space mapped out. Get out a piece of paper and draw it out or mark off outlines with tape of the various work zones or spaces inside your garage. You can get a spot marked off for your vehicle, sporting equipment, workbench, lawn care and gardening supplies, hazardous material and paint cabinet, heavy duty shelving and more.

Remember to use the overhead and vertical spaces that you have available to you. Your walls can be used for installing shelving or hanging items on. The ceiling can also be used for placing plywood boards across the rafters for storing seldom used and seasonal items. Good garage shelving can make things a lot easier for you.

Think about frequency of use and convenience as well. For example, most likely you would like to have a trashcan placed close to the driver’s door on your car so you can throw things away easily. Or put the recycling bins next to the door that leads into your house so that it’s easy throwing things in. Or you could park or hang your bikes close to the garage door to make it easy for your children to get on their bikes and go for a ride.

Introducing the Topic

What thoughts and considerations go into our spaces in order to encourage placemaking outcomes? That is, a purposeful strategy to factor people into the planning process of making public spaces (What is placemaking, 2008).

What relates is an article I read about third places (not home or work) from a library perspective. My takeaways were:

  • We plan our spaces. Organizations strategize to create holistically appealing settings.
  • We learn from each other. What one institution strives to accomplish in one way or another certainly pertains to other businesses and/or organizations.
  • We care about people. Why else work with the public–be it library or small business–than to ensure beneficial experiences for all staff, customers, and visitors?


In addition,

  • “People Appreciate Opportunities to Linger…lingering is what you do after you’ve done what you came to do” (Malczewski, 20123, para.3).
  • People Yearn to Be around Others. (It pertains that this human back and forth duality has its own expression: face-to-face aka f2f.)

 
So people make places matter. Do better places make better people? And, where do the two intersect?
 

diamond center masonry pavement

This diamond pavement seems interesting yet static without walkers (Photo: BuddingCo).

two legs with two shoes on brick walk

These bricks were made for walking as the action begins (Photo: BuddingCo).

Making A Masonry Supply Small Business Connection

Small business can be a microcosm of its larger counterpart–a village or a city–and a macrocosm of what’s smaller. Visitors see and touch stone textures while meandering in a masonry supply yard. Often they behave similarly on a larger scale in a national park or on a smaller scale in their own backyards. (Hey, is this lingering?)
  
At Budding Co. we interface with others outside in our yard, inside the store, at the design center or online right here. Everywhere however we’re in the building places business: trying to carry value over and above the sales transaction. There’s a bigger picture.
  

Involving Other Parties

Yes, a people-first movement is afoot. Architects and designers are getting on the placemaking bandwagon (Archinect, n.d.) as are contractors, masons and other building tradespersons who construct their projects. And, let us not forget artists and crafters (CraftsCouncil, 2014, video below).
  
We find it very motivating and an honor to be in the masonry field when these supplies are used for the betterment of people places. Indianapolis’s Cultural Trail, a prime example, was constructed with 11.25 acres of pavers! (Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc., 2016, para. 6).
  

people walking in copley square boston

People invigorate Copley Square in Boston while strolling about (Photo: BuddingCo).


  

Personally Reflecting on the Topic

I believe in a very real sense you and I are community-building when we maintain, repair, enhance, and restore——by helping to improve spaces that bring people together——be it commercially in the town center or residentially around a patio fire pit.
  

Afterword

This article is the first about what inspires us at Budding Co. BTW what’s your take on placemaking?
  

References

Archinect. (n.d.). News: Placemaking. Retrieved August 9, 2016, from http://archinect.com/news/tag/94265/placemaking
  
CraftsCouncil. (2014, April 1). Place making [Video file, 7:03, YouTube]. See below.
  
Malczewski, B. (2013, October 17). Mantras of library design. Public Libraries Online: News & Opinion. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2013/10/mantras-of-library-design/
  
What is placemaking? (2008 [Date of website]). Placemaking Chicago. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.placemakingchicago.com/about/
  

Further Reading & Watching

PPS (Project for Public Spaces). (n.d.). 10 principles for successful squares. Retrieved August 5, 2016, from http://www.pps.org/reference/squaresprinciples/
  

Recently we delivered some products to downtown Silver Spring Maryland. Since the turn of the 21st century the town has seen a huge regrowth in development. There are a plethora of new shops down main street such as next day blinds.  If you’re on your way to the capital stop by and check out this hidden gem.

The bedroom is arguably the most important room in the house – mainly because of its mentally and physically stimulating qualities; sleep, rest, comfort, relaxation, privacy, intimacy, romance and leisure. It’s the one room in the house that only you need appreciate and really take to town on the personal effects. It has been said that without a wealth of effort and love going into the organisation and aesthetic of your bedroom, you are missing out on a great opportunity to live a joyous life!

You spend around 8-10 hours a day every in your bed when you’re sleeping, waking and drifting into dreamland, not to mention the times you bring snacks up to cosy into the pillows and watch a film, or get ready for an evening out and have to try on fifty outfits before you successfully leave…or even those days off when all you want to do is sip tea and read your favourite novel. A bedroom is at its best when it is tidy, clean and full of textural comfort. Of course, the colour scheme, fixtures, furniture and artefacts all help to bring it to life – themes are great for working all these into one, so take a look at our bedroom design inspirations below for some ideas on how to follow the 2016 trends and make it your own!

5 Bedroom Design Inspirations for 2016

1. TIMELY

Ever been to one of those world heritage sites or National Trust homes and fallen head over heels with their historical structures? It’s easy to bring that element of heritage into your modern home by using reclaimed wood and rustic furniture or create strong beams through the walls to give it that country-village effect.

Use neutral palettes to make the rustic wood stand out and be sure to use natural fibres when choosing soft furnishings such as blankets, rugs, towels and curtains. This theme is a really great one to bring into a Bed and Breakfast style hotel or guest bedroom as it works well with minimalism, ensuring the wooden beams or furniture are the main focus. Holiday homes and Inns will also benefit from the clean appearance which will appeal to many travellers looking to rest their weary heads!

2. PARADISE HOTEL

Take inspiration from exotic hotelsaround the world when designing the look of your bedroom. Think about it, when you go abroad or travel to different locations and you stay in a hotel, what is it that makes you choose it? Other than the obvious price and location, aesthetic generally comes in to the decision making process. What kind of luxury are you wanting to experience? What colours excite you? Is it Instagram worthy if you took a photo of it – would your friends and family back home be swooning over it too?

Then you should take those qualities and add them into your own room, so you always have that feeling of wanderlust! Go for ottoman silhouettes, African prints, Greek pottery, ethnic rugs and lots of woven textures!

3. BLOGGER CHIC

If you want something completely modern, then opt for a style that we’ve dubbed ‘Blogger Chic’. You know what I’m talking about right? That very clean cut and minimalist bedroom with metallic accents, geometrical shapes and pastel shades? You can imagine a stack of Vogue magazines piled on a bedside table next to some fake roses and a scented candle.

Greys, pinks, creams and nude shades are big this year in interior design – particularly for the summer! With rose gold and copper being the metal of the moment, you’ll be wanting colours that keep their warmth burning but don’t overbear it. Think about the layout of your accessories, the levels that your lights hang and the angle that your chair is facing… it’s all about having your space photoshoot ready to create and illusion of perfect balance.

4. ANDROGYNY

Who’d have thought you could pull androgyny out of the fashion world and into the realm of interior design. Androgyny is the ideal compromise if you and your partner have different tastes and ideas about what the bedroom should emulate. Perhaps your boyfriend isn’t a fan of your fluffy cushions and fairy lights, or your girlfriend detests your tarnished rock band posters you blue tacked all over your last bedroom… it’s time to bring all the gender neutral forces together and create a space you can both be comfortable in!

It’s important to consider the things you both like – and decide on neutral palettes that can work with all your personal accents. If your partner loves a piece of art work but you prefer photo frames, get both and work them in together! Add a couple of prints and textures here and there – after all, it should be romantic and cosy too.

What if we were in Rome? (Maybe you are!) We’d saunter over to Trevi Fountain seeking skin-cooling relief at its water’s edge. Surely this architectural beauty would additionally radiate spiritual solace and admiration of a bygone era.

Daytime View of Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain (Credit: Verch, Marco)

Trevi’s timeline began in 19 BC when a spring fed by an aqueduct became a Roman bath. Between 1629 and 1762 different architects under the guise of different popes fortified and enhanced the structure in the popular piazza we see today. (Yes, it’s the coin-throw fountain.) The latest 2015 restoration with improvements (e.g., LED lighting) was financed by the Fendi fashion house. I find their masonry facts compelling:

3,900 square meters restored travertine [limestone] and marble…
340 square meters of restored stucco
320 square meters of restored basin
100 square meters of restored plaster
80 square meters of restored bricks…
26 restorers
” (Reddinger).

For non-metric folks, picture 340 square meters being just under half the width and a quarter the length of an American football field.

If you’re wondering why I made this comparison, wade through (or skip) these equations:

1 meter = 3.281 feet
square = area of length by width
1 square meter = 10.76 square feet (3.281 X 3.281)
LET’S EXEMPLIFY WITH THAT 340 METERS OF RESTORED STUCCO:
340 square meters = 3,658.4 square feet (340 x 10.76)
3,658.4 rounded to 3,600 = 60 feet by 60 feet
3 feet = 1 yard
60 feet x 60 feet = 20 yards x 20 yards
53.3 yards wide x 100 yards long = 1 US football field
approximately less than 1/2 width x 1/4 length of a football field = 340 square meters

Sorry if my minor calculating seems confusing, but can you imagine actually tackling major monument-building back in BC! What’s much more interesting (than my math) is a video lesson in Chapter 4 of an online course entitled: “Roman Engineering and Architecture.”

In closing, I’ll share that yesterday on Facebook we briefly melded the same medley — summer heat, Roman history, and masonry buildings. I wanted to expound here especially, BECAUSE it’s 103 degrees Fahrenheit outside AND wouldn’t it be DIVINE plunging a toe or two into TREVI right this moment?!

Works Cited

Reddinger, Paige. “Fendi Unveils Their Restoration of the Trevi Fountain in Rome.” The Daily Front Row. Nov. 3, 2015, fashionweekdaily.com/fendi-unveils-their-restoration-of-the-trevi-fountain-in-rome/.

Verch, Marco . Trevi-Brunnen [Image attribution]. Jan. 10, 2016. CC BY 2.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, Wikimedia Commons.

Being in the masonry field, our eyes are drawn to hardscape surfaces wherever we go. That is, brick, stone, tile or concrete building that purposely or decoratively “resides” within designed or natural landscapes.

It’s summertime and we’re intent on exploring once again Hildacy Farm Preserve. Fields abound with nature. Interspersed are also man-made structures — lots of mortared fieldstone. Farmers likely found these stones in fields and by streams.

Fieldstone wall at Hildacy

Colorful fieldstone wall at Hildacy (BuddingCo).

These facades remind me of a cairn image I recently saw in a book. A cairn is a “mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path” (Memidex online). At first I thought of our Cairn Terrier. (Sending her breed out in packs to forage in rock piles was Scotland’s solution for hunting small prey.) More important, this photograph highlighted the stonemason’s artistry of creating outdoor sculptures. “Whenever I had a free hour at the end of a day, I unwound by working on this satisfying expression of my appreciation of stone” (Reed, 2013, p. 211).

Stone Entrance at Hildacy

Arched stone entranceway at Hildacy (Buddingco).

Stone wall with ironwork gate at Hildacy

Mortared fieldstone wall with ironwork gate at Hildacy (BuddingCo).

Could we replicate similar formations? Which tools are used? Now might be time to rummage for finds around your local stone yard.

Hildacy in Media, PA encompasses 55 acres that were originally part of 300 acres of property that William Penn was granted in 1683. Thanks to the Natural Lands Trust these spaces are being conserved for our enjoyment. Like us, surely posterity will marvel at the notion that masonry lasts.

Reference

Reed, D. (2013). “The complete guide to stonescaping: Dry-stacking, mortaring, paving & gardenscaping.” New York, NY: Lark Crafts.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s latest issue of Preservation (magazine) is out with a trendy topic for summer: National Parks.

 

Obviously the National Park Service (NPS) — existent since August 25, 1916 — oversees the parks. Did you know that this federal organization also administers historic preservation and restoration?

 

Take its smallest site, for instance. Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial in Philadelphia requires routine maintenance and repairs. Compare the brickwork before and after masonry restoration in 1972 (image next) versus now.

 

Historic brick house in 1972 (Thaddeus Kosciuszko, HABS, public domain, LOC)

Historic brick house in 1972 (Thaddeus Kosciuszko, HABS, public domain, LOC)

Via their Technical Preservation Services (TPS), NPS provides a series of Preservation Briefs. A few masonry-related examples are:

 

  • 2  Repointing Mortar Joints in Historic Masonry Buildings
  • 5 The Preservation of Historic Adobe Buildings
  • 22 The Preservation and Repair of Historic Stucco Buildings

These reports are detail rich with straight advice summaries and informative reading lists. The four treat approaches especially interested us. That is, Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconstruction.

 

The National Park Service is a treasure trove of more than parks. We appreciate its masonry side of things. Happy Centennial Birthday, NPS!

The demand of having cheap living room furniture is increased from time to time. Due to the unlimited need of life, the homeowners must be smart with their home decorating expense. They should be a smart shopper to make the living room new, fine and nice without using a lot of dollars. Since furniture is considered as the primary element in the space, they should get the comfortable and stylish one. The budget constraint is no longer a big problem if you choose the living room sets under 1000.

The living room set usually consists of two chairs, loveseat, two end tables, a coffee table, a TV stand, and sofa table. Those pieces can be accommodated well if you have a very large living room design. If you only have a small living room, place a sectional sofa set with a coffee table. Skip the sofa table, end table, cabinet and loveseat.

How to Get Living Room Sets Under 1000
The homeowners who have limited budget under 1000 can get the brand new furniture set. There is no need for you to go to the secondhand furniture stores. The brand new one is more appealing and stylish for a living room. Check the products in the discount furniture stores to get the affordable pieces.

It is okay to have the old model of living room furniture sets as long as they can fit the current living room decoration. It is recommended for you to opt for the neutral styled living room furniture set such as the modern couch, contemporary coffee table and classic chairs. They are timeless and can be fitted in any kinds of living room setting. Therefore, the living room will never look old fashioned.

Look at the design of the living room furniture set carefully. You should choose the low priced furniture pieces in high quality material, construction and design. Get the sectional sofa set upholstered from leather. It is exclusive and durable. It can feature the wooden construction and adjustable features. The coffee table can feature glass and metal material. This set is nice to spot inside a minimalist and small living room design.

The living room sets under 1000 options are not always associated with the modern and contemporary style. The traditional Victorian ones are offered too by the notable manufacturers. They are available in ornate, decorative and majestic design. The back and arms are rounded with bulky shape. If you are fascinated with a traditional living room set, make sure that you have large space.

High Quality Living Room Sets Features
It is not tricky to find living room sets under 1000. Consider Bobkona Miranda living room set. The customers will get an ottoman sofa set with a three-piece reversible sectional. It comes in chocolate finish. You have to pay $988 to get this set. The upholstery is made of the high quality microfiber corduroy material. It has unique patterned look. The sectional is very flexible for it can face any living room setting due to the reversible loveseat or chaise. The frame is sturdy for it is made of wood. The fabric is durable and wearable. Enjoy the comfort when you sit on the top of the sectional because the cushions are made of the high quality lite weight formed cushion.

Lifestyle Furniture is another manufacturer in the market which offers the customers with living room furniture set. Pick the dark chocolate Urbania Right Hand Facing Sectional. It is sold in the price at $639.99. You will get a faux leather sectional and an ottoman coffee table. The latter product is equipped with large storage space that you can use to hold blanket, magazines, or books.

The homeowners who live in an English cottage or country home design can opt for rustic living room sets under 1000 specification from Better Homes & Gardens. This manufacturer is famous in the world for producing the high quality furniture. The furniture set consists of a TV stand set, an end table and a coffee table. All of them are made in rustic look. You just have to prepare the cash around $425 to get it. The finish is available in two options. The buyers can choose between the antique pine and antique black finish. The rustic TV stand can hold the television up to 52 inches.

The living room at home will never look plain if you have a bold or vibrant colored living room furniture pieces. Kings Brand Furniture serves their loyal customers with a red sofa and loveseat set made of microfiber upholstery. This product costs $899.99. The family and friends who spend their time in the living room will be comfortable because they can sit on this fluffy sofa. The back of the sofa is flexible since you can remove it. The dimension of the loveseat is 55″ W x 31″D x 37″H, while the sofa has the dimension at 75″ W x 31″D x 37″H. If you purchase the sofa, you have to do a simple assembly process at home.

If you are not interested with leather, linen, and microfiber fabric for the loveseat and sofa, Flash Furniture has an alternative for their customers. The cobblestone fabric is used as the upholstery for their Ashley Darcy Living Room Set. It comes with a loveseat and sofa set. Both provide the people with sufficient amount of seating area. This piece is nice to spot inside the contemporary and midcentury living room design because of the streamlined shape. The features of this living room furniture set include the pillow back cushions and plush upholstered arms. They can maximize the comfort when you sit on the sofa or loveseat for a long period of time. The frame construction is sturdy enough to hold the weight of the people.

Whether you have to choose a microfiber, linen, or leather sofa, consider the living room design as well as the budget in the pocket. Select the living room sets under 1000 based on the need and function. If you have a modern living room, avoid the bulky and heavy sofa. Pick the sleek and streamlined design.

Yesterday we toured Henry Mercer’s astounding concrete feat: Fonthill Castle in Doylestown, PA. You must go!

Close up of Fonthill Castle Concrete Dormer

Concrete Dormer

Closeup of Fonthill Castle Tower.

Concrete Tower

Although we deal with masonry topics every day, constructing an entire house seems overwhelming. What also comes to mind is what industrious individuals are doing in the 21st century.

Inspiring is how two brothers built stone dwellings. Whereas one used the slipform method, the other applied a tilt-up technique by “pouring stone walls flat on the ground and setting them in place with a crane” (Elpel, 2015, para. 5).

An enterprising artisan expounded in a series of videos about tilt-up constructing his very own castle (thecastleproject). We didn’t see it finished, but being in the building supply business, the materials and tools he used interested us.

Following the stages of these masonry projects is fascinating and brings new meaning to the idiom: Your home is your castle.

References

Elpel, Thomas J. (2015 [Date of web page]). Tilt-up stone masonry: A technological lift to the ancient art of stone work. Sustainable building and living: Resources for building earth-friendly, low-cost, high-efficiency homes. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from http://www.hollowtop.com/cls_html/tiltup.htm

thecastleproject. (2010, March 31). Tilt up monolithic stone masonry explained – The Castle Project [Video file, 5:43, YouTube]. Retrieved June 15, 2016, from