MADISON AND GROW offers design and color consultation in residential, hospitality and commercial spaces. Teresa has over 15 years experience helping clients and is as happy working on small spaces as she is with large commercial projects. We would be happy to help you with your space, please give us a call.



 It was an honor to be asked to give this year's commencement speech at Stanford, which proudly describes itself as "nerd nation." Bill and I were thrilled to become citizens of nerd nation, if only for one day. (It's true, I had no problem putting on the nerd glasses in this picture.) It was also a privilege to be part of such an important day for thousands of graduates and their families.

By: María Shriver

Whether you’re in your twenties struggling to get a foothold in the job market, or grappling with long-term unemployment following a lay-off, facing down the five-day week without the structure, social stimulation, goals and challenges that come with a job, can play havoc with your confidence, undermine your sense of self, and inhibit your social life. In fact, a recent Gallup survey found that Americans who are out-of-work, are twice as likely to suffer from depression as their employed peers.

Umbria (Italian: Umbria; Italian pronunciation: [ˈumbrja]), is a region of historic and modern central Italy. It is the only Italian region having neither a coastline nor a common border with other countries. It includes the Lake Trasimeno, Cascata delle Marmore, and is crossed by the River Tiber. The regional capital is Perugia. Umbria is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy, and influence on culture.

Chelsea Clinton and Mindy Kaling kick off Google's 'Made With Code' initiative to get more girls interested in engineering and computer science. Google has promised to do all it can to recruit more women into Silicon Valley, and now the company is putting its money where its PR is. On Thursday, it launched a $50 million initiative to teach young girls how to code.

Metraton’s cube takes its name from Metraton, an angel,who in the hierarchy of spiritual beings, ranks second only to God.* 

It is related to the "tree  of life" described in Genesis 2:9 as the"forbidden tree of knowledge," the tree of good and evil.

In Jeshish faith it is known as the “sacred tree” that bears the fruit of all life.

The Eastern Orthodox church makes reference to it in a chant sung, during advent, that says:

"..for her womb will appear as a piritual paradise in which is planted the divine Plant.."  and which if eaten will make us inmortal, making a clear connection between the tree and creation. 

A soothing palette of blue and beige sets the stage for relaxation in the Family Room decorated by Nathan Turner. A unique barreled ceiling, an imposing bank of leaded windows and the  room’s  strong moldings  influenced the choice of a clean, sophisticated “Belgian aesthetic” Modern painting hangs above a Francois & Co. mantel.

The dusty eight- hour journey wet from Cairo by car (or ninety minutes by private plane) rewards travelers with a vision straight out of one  Arabian Nights:  ADRERE AMELLAL, a thirty-nine- room lodge tucked  beneath the white mesas.

Built in 2001 using an ancient construction technique called kershef - which requires only clay and water - this desert retreat is still the archetype for the perfect eco-hotel. Laid out like a Berber village , the eighty acre  resort is a labyrinth of narrow, shaded lanes and curved passages leading to private terraces.

Landscape architect Edith Katz creates innovative modern gardens that have roots in the southwestern terrain.

Garden Designers in the southwest are faced with the challenge of working in a landscape that is changing quickly. Development is encroaching rapidly on the area, altering the vast terrain and bringing what landscape architect Edith Katz calls “a cliché of imitation naturalism” Katz, whose firm,Laboratory of Landscape Architecture, is based in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, counters with innovative and graphic designs.