Dec 2014

  • Love of Water - puzzled hearts by Hai Linh Truong
    12.9.14

    For the Love of Water

    Are you like Dory from Finding Nemo and love all things shiny? Good news, according to “Taking a shine to it: How the preference for glossy stems from an innate need for water” published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology¹ (JCP) the love of shiny may be “from an innate preference for fresh water as a resource.” The JCP goes on to recognize “the presence of water has a relaxing and peaceful quality and has a positive influence on people’s level... MORE >

  • VCTO - Oynx - #1
    12.3.14

    The Growing Attraction to Turf Conversion Rebate Programs

    There’s a lot more than just the severe water shortage changing landscapes in California. Public works rebate programs, many of which went into effect in 2009, are gaining in popularity due to commercial and residential real estate owners who are quickly realizing that replacing turf with drought-tolerant landscaping can be as financially rewarding and beautiful as it is good for the environment. Case in point: Oynx, a high-end apartment community in southern California’s Warner Center. When Updating Means Saving &... MORE >

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