It's time to go out to your garage and take stock. Are you prepped for summer fun? Maybe it's time to upgrade an existing bike or toy, or maybe your kids have reached a new stage and new gear is needed. Either way, I know some of these amazing finds are... more »
If you’ve seen one of the advanced console games that have come out recently, such as Irrational Games’ BioShock Infinite, you know that they’re evolving into incredibly sophisticated, almost cinematic spectacles that create believable artificial... more »
Accessories are what give an interior soul and help distinguish a home from a furniture showroom. When accessories are done right, they tell the story of the owners' lives — their passions, their travels ... and maybe even their heartbreak. But accessorizing... more »
It never fails that when working in the garden you need one more little tool, or just something to help you carry the unexpected harvest. You can avoid extra trips by building this handy garden tote. more »
Whoever thinks time travel is not possible should come work with me sometime. I recently had a great blast from the past when I was called by new owners to look at a house they had just purchased. On the phone the house was described as a "fixer," and... more »
Sometimes a garden that is filled with plants of similar heights, especially those lower than 3 feet, can become drab. Add flair with tall coreopsis, a long-blooming, heat-loving, butterfly-calling skyscraper. more »
There's no need to limit your sink to what's on store shelves. Repurposing any number of vessels into a sink — whether new or vintage — will show off your personal style with little effort. From old metal buckets to massive shells to rain barrels... more »
Black is admittedly an unconventional color choice for a dominant color. Making it work in a bathroom can be extremely tricky, especially one that is cramped or underlit. But when done well, it can look stunning and sophisticated, as evidenced by the... more »
The hundred-year-old bungalow Melissa Glover bought had seen better days. Layer upon layer of numerous remodels had left the home a messy mix of styles. But its best days were yet to come.
As a first-time homeowner, Glover poured her heart,... more »
Vintage shopping is an art — usually you either have a talent for it or you don't. I fall into the latter category. Generally, I feel lucky if I end up with a funky postcard when I leave a flea market. But when Jutta... more »
Simple uses of sunlight can transform our homes from the static and expected to the dynamic and unexpected. Anyone who has visited a building close to water will be familiar with the delightful effect created by shimmering sunlight reflecting on the walls... more »
There is a house down the road that I have been in love with for years, an old farmhouse perfectly situated and so beautifully maintained that I have been a secret admirer since the first time I saw it.
It's a simple house with good and honest... more »