We are available for one-time consultations as well as on-going advising and education. We're located in Petaluma, Sonoma County, just north of Marin and the San Francisco Bay Area, and are available to work with you in person or via phone, email, and Skype.
We work with individuals and organizations, and customize our approach with each client. We draw from a wide variety of design, psychological, and other tools for expanding awareness and developing skills.
's favorite childhood story is Stone Soup in which a group of villagers, starting with water and stones, manages to create a wonderful soup by each contributing what he or she has. The thread running through Beth's background in architectural and urban design, social psychology, and cross-cultural studies is how we can best tap our collective creativity in designing how to live. Virtues and vices include big picture thinking, creative problem solving, planning, curriculum design, watching slice-of-life films, and green tea.
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still owns his well worn copy of the Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom which he memorized as a child. Eric has had a lifelong curiosity and ability to learn within a wide range of subjects including the Japanese language, rock climbing, fine art, architecture and building science, information technology, and the Enneagram. Eric's desire is to create rich learning experiences that engage the mind as well as the heart, summed up by the phrase "sacred, adult, play space". Virtues and vices include an ability to discern patterns and create systems, a craftsman-like attention to detail, a calm demeanor, sci-fi novels, and ginger cookies.
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From 2004 to 2009 we were principals of a green home design firm in Portland, OR, Living Spaces Design. We offered architectural, furniture, and behavioral solutions for people to live more happily in their homes while reducing their Ecological Footprint. From 1999 to 2004, we were the Co-Coordinators of Sustainable Sonoma County, a nonprofit offering sustainability education to individuals, businesses, and local government. For a more specific description of our past slow design projects visit Project Portfolio.
We live in Petaluma California and value the unique qualities of Sonoma County and the San Francisco Bay Area, and we encourage you to support your local businesses as well.
General contact information can be found below, and more specific information is detailed on the contact page.