From the Ground Up

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"From the Ground Up" is an interactive journal tracking Jason Hammond and his family as they plan, design and build a unique modern contemporary home in the Twin Cities.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: technology, home, planning, design, Star Tribune


Blog Posts

Farewell on Mar 24, 2009 in Design, Green, Main, Modest Modern, building  Even though our house was completed over a year ago I have enjoyed continuing to write about construction, design and trying to live a greener life. The experience started as a way for us to track our journey while sharing with others. However, in...

Green design needs green behavior to work. on Mar 1, 2009 in Green, Products, UncategorizedWe’ve spent a great deal of energy and money over the past few years trying to reduce our over-all carbon footprint. Much of this has come in the form of thoughtful planning and design, environmentally conscious purchases and energy saving desi.

Wireless world. on Feb 22, 2009 in UncategorizedI am by no means a tech person. That’s not to say that I don’t appreciate it, but I just don’t get into the nuances of it. With that said, what I love about technology is how in can simplify something that before was so much

Wall Mounted on Feb 10, 2009 in buildingI think I’ve said it before, but I really like TV. I know that’s not the politically correct thing to say, especially for a design driven person, but it’s the honest truth. Many of my younger, creative co-workers, and several

Retro Fit on Jan 25, 2009 in Design, Modest Modern, ProductsIn our old house we had a fairly nice sized master bedroom, especially when considering the period and style of our home. However, it was oddly shaped making the location and positioning of our King-sized bed very limited, and as a result we had no s...

Picking paint might be harder than painting on Jan 19, 2009 in Design, Green, Main, ProductsAlthough, Stacy and I have decided to largely leave our walls white and use artwork to add the color and texture to the rooms, our two young boys were clambering for some color on the walls in their rooms. So after several trips to the home improveme...