Resistance Is Utile

Dwell Magazine, Dwell Outdoor Special Issue. Summer 2014. By Erika Heet: Out of necessity, water-wise native plantings are an integral part of landscape design. We consult experts on how to acclimatize on a local and a global scale. Q&A: Cassy Aoyagi.

15 Most Innovative Businesses at Dwell on Design

LA Weekly. June 24, 2014. By Tanja M. Laden: The centerpiece of Dwell on Design is the outdoor exhibit. As one of the show’s highlights, Dwell Outdoor features an assortment of prefab homes, tents, airstream trailers and backyard alternatives, along with a beer garden and lush landscaping that’s all artfully arranged and built by FormLA. Based in the Sunland-Tujunga area, the eco-minded landscaping firm focuses on creating sustainable environments with a team of horticulturists, craftsmen, and designers who are all well versed in LEED criteria. So not only does FormLA offer cost-effective drought-resistant landscaping, it successfully transformed a drab spot in the middle of the LA Convention Center’s West Hall into an enchantingly green space – literally.

Rustic Canyon Home Is A Natural Beauty

Los Angeles Times. April 12, 2014. By Anne Colby: Rustic Canyon’s sylvan beauty and funky charm cast its spell on Jill Soffer a dozen years ago. She liked the neighborhood’s relaxed environment and abundance of sycamore trees and purchased a home there in 2002.