October 25, 2016

Homecology 101 with Moneca Kaiser: Homecology Podcast – Episode 2

Homecology is a synthesis of some things that are very important to us but we don't really talk about a lot. It connotes something about community and environment, and it's evocative of something meaningful to us. We all long for home. We talk about homecoming journeys. We write poems about home, and we all know what homesickness is, and I wanted to try to study that, to what is it that makes up a home, and I wanted to begin a conversation about what those elements are, so Homecology is about our interdependence, and our community, I guess. What I'm trying to do is elevate the build environment to be in harmony with the culture and ecosystem we're dependent on, to have more of a symbiotic relationship with everything.
June 16, 2016

A Condo Transformation: The MKDB Design Build Process

Dave and Rio came to us with a need for a modest condominium renovation to suit their taste, values and needs. They are music enthusiasts and especially wanted to showcase their love for music while also looking for a place of zen that hits home. At MKDB we are home ecologists and offer an integrated systemic approach to aligning your values with an ideal home for each and every homeowner. This is our unique and revolutionaryDESIGN BUILD PROCESS based on our home ecology philosophy.
April 22, 2016

How to Plan a Home Renovation with Sustainable Design

We all want to begin the process of being accountable and responsible for our greatest impacts and biggest purchases in life. One of our biggest purchases usually ends up being our home and we lose ourselves in thinking that being environmentally conscious and affording good home design can't go hand in hand.
April 7, 2016

HomEcology: Rediscovering Home on a Harmonious Planet

Moneca has been putting together a book based on the principles of HomEcology and the idea of S.P.A.C.E. (Sun, Place, Adaptability, Cultivation and Ease) The book is in skeleton form however were excited to share the ideas behind the books thesis. The thesis of this book is that happiness happens when we align our lives with our values. “From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering….Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.” ~ Dalai Lama