4 Easy Ways to Conserve Water in Hyde Park

April 16, 2014 11:04 am

The need to conserve water is important. As our planet’s most important natural resource, water is precious. Here are four ways you can cut back on your water usage in your home at The Blackwood:

  1. Buy recycled paper. Did you know that it requires a lot of water to manufacture virgin paper? Opt for recycled paper products instead, and you'll save water as well as trees.
  2. Be diligent about turning off the faucet when not needed. We all get into the bad habit of leaving the water running while brushing our teeth, cleaning up, and doing the dishes. Try to be aware of the times when you can shut off the faucet, such as when sudsing and not rinsing; this will help save a great deal of water.
  3. Don’t play plumber. Attempting to fix a leak on your own may waste your water. Unless you are really handy, be sure to rely on professional help to prevent a small leak from consuming a lot of water.
  4. Give your plants a watering adjustment. When you water your houseplants less frequently, but more thoroughly, they will adjust. Over time, the roots will grow deeper and require less water overall.

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Happy Spring!

April 14, 2014 10:47 am

The sun is shining and the flowers are starting to bloom. Wishing everyone a lovely Spring!

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Home: An Eclectic Hyde Park Art Space Near The Blackwood

April 9, 2014 11:01 am

There is no place like Home when it comes to being one of Chicago's most unique art spaces. Located in the heart of Hyde Park, this “experimental living and exhibition space," as it bills itself, is just a few minutes from The Blackwood.

Curious about the name? From the outside, Home looks like, well, an unassuming home. Inside, however, it houses artists and artworks that turn a seemingly domestic space into an avant-garde gallery. With materials ranging from traditional paints and photographs to more adventurous stuff like furniture and appliances, artists transform and create a space meant to open visitors' eyes to something truly new.

What relationships do you form with the spaces you inhabit? Home aims to encourage visitors to think about this. Review the gallery's website for upcoming shows and more information.

1407 E. 54th Place
Chicago, IL 60615

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