Month: February 2019

Antique Sewing Machines: Tailor Made for Nostalgic Decor

My maternal grandmother, Nana, would have been 100 years old this season if she had been still with us. She was a master carpeting sewer before the late 1960s. A few years after retiring from the trade, she began having grandchildren, and her lifelong sewing skills were transferred into an yearly tradition of making us […]

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Championing the Solar House

Based on author and teacher Anthony Denzer, a solar house — one which deliberately utilizes the energy of sunlight for heating spaces — is often considered as a product of the 1970s: “An eccentrically shaped structure using oversized sloped glass walls and also diagonal bamboo siding … an earth berm … a Volkswagen van neighboring” […]

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Portrait of a Terribly Good Neighbor

Years ago my friend Billy called me, distressed. It was summertime, and he had been feeling overwhelmed trying to take care of his lawn and gardens. Billy had been a homeowner for only a year and had been looking forward to planting heirloom tomatoes, herbs and cherry trees in the large plot the prior owner […]

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The Way to Decide on a Kitchen Backsplash That Wows

A kitchen’s backsplash functions similar to jewelry. Simple or snazzy, it may bring a whole look together; the ideal backsplash helps your kitchen reach its potential. Our comprehensive guides, rounded here, will be able to help you discover the backsplash material and colour that fit along with your kitchen’s look, your cleaning style and budget. […]

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Bathed in Color

There is a reason so many baths in high-end restaurants have reddish walls — it is a flattering colour for all skin tones. The proprietor might be expecting that looking good in the bathroom mirror means you are going to feel good about frequenting the institution. But red can be a tricky colour to pull […]

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