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While “sustainability” has become a trendy concept, it actually has been around for as long as people have been building homes. According to author, architect and designer Sarah Nettleton, simple homes are practical, beautiful and often green. Nettleton will discuss ways to achieve this simplicity during her June 5 trade-only design seminar, The Simple Home: Six Paths to Sustainability at the San Francisco Mart. The road to a simpler, more fulfilling life begins with a clear-eyed examination of the choices we make — and that includes choices about where we live. A Shaker cottage or a modernist white box might immediately spring to mind, but simplicity comes in many shapes and sizes—and the simple home can be defined in both tangible and more general ways. Simple homes reflect the wisdom of good choices and the elimination of nonessentials using the building technologies available today. Using stunning examples of homes and landscapes from across the nation, Nettleton will present her six pathways to simple sustainability. In this seminar, attendees will learn: - The design methodology and practical aesthetic of the current trend toward simplicity - Unique ways to design homes and spaces that embody the luxury of enough and help homeowners live a simpler lifestyle - The simplicity of sustainability and how it takes advantage of simple pleasures LEED-certified architect Sarah Nettleton designs houses and landscapes with an emphasis on sustainable design and supporting a lifestyle that reflects the values that motivate her clients’ lives. Among her acclaimed work is the Tofte Cabin, a 1947 cabin on Lake Superior. Nettleton is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Architecture School. Following the seminar, a limited number of attendees can join Sarah Nettleton and three noted Bay Area architects for an informal discussion on the state of sustainability in architecture & design, especially as it pertains to the Bay Area and Northern California. Panelists include Cass Calder Smith, CCS Architecture, San Francisco; Marc L’Italien, AIA, EHDD Architecture, San Francisco; and Henry Seigel, FAIA, Siegel and Strain Architects, Emeryville, Calif. Space is limited. A book signing will be held between sessions. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of Kelly Moore Paints. The seminar and the roundtable will be held in the San Francisco Mart Seminar Room, Suite 250. Admission is $25 for members/$35 for non-members by May 29; $35 for members/$45 for non-members after May 29. Reservations and pre-payment are required for all seminars. To RSVP with a credit card, call 415-437-7100 or e-mail seminars@sfmart.com. Send a check payable to the SF Mart to: SF Mart, Attn: Ruthie Idencio, 1355 Market St., Suite 294, San Francisco, CA 94103. With a history spanning four generations, the San Francisco Mart has a long legacy of providing design professionals and retail buyers with stylish furnishings, great value and meaningful educational opportunities. The SF Mart is located at 1355 Market Street between Ninth and Tenth Streets and is open to retail buyers and design professionals throughout the year. For more information, visit www.sfmart.com or call 415-552-2311.

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