Take a Mini Springtime Tour of Monet's Giverny Gardens


I made a pilgrimage of sorts lately, not to a holy shrine or statuesque cathedral, but into a bit of land that motivated the fantastic impressionist painter Claude Monet: Giverny, in northern France. It was…

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12 Fantastic Kitchen Styles — That One's for You?


Style is easier to recognize with your eyes than with words : You know it when you see it, along with the photograph that inspires you can often surprise you. Think you know that your…

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The Forces Acting in Your Design


Sometimes opposing forces can combine to get a better end result. Sometimes not so much. Pllc, Jody Brown Architecture Pllc, Jody Brown Architecture Pllc, Jody Brown Architecture Jody Brown Architecture, pllc Pllc, Jody Brown Architecture…

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Light and Sweetness in a Swedish Family Home


Having a tasteful mix of clean, Swedish design and subtle bursts of colour, Anna and Richard Wright have created their small house in Stockholm, Sweden, a playful retreat for their family of five. Located in…

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Guest Picks: Little Kid, Big Style


In designing my daughters’ mixed nursery and “big girl” room, I hunted out products that carried my own aesthetic in the rest of the home in their space too, producing a magical sanctuary of serenity…

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Get Ready for Your Smart Coffee Table


Computers started out as discrete objects to be placed on top of furniture — a PC on the desk, a laptop around the dining table. An iPad on the kitchen counter. However, computing devices’ destiny…

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Guest Picks: Cookie and Kate's Cooking Essentials


Ever since I have serious about cooking, I have attempted to put money into durable, high-quality, non-toxic pieces for my own kitchen. Here’s a group of my own favorite and most-used cooking gear (and some…

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How to Connect a Drip to Sprinkler Pipes


When there’s plenty of rain and the water table is high, running the sprinkler system daily keeps both the yard and the lawn nourished and healthy, but you have to use water more efficiently in…

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Does a Craftsman Lawn Tractor Belt be Adjusted?


When the blade drive belt on a Craftsman lawn mower wears, it loosens and starts to slip. Each the event the blades won’t rotate. Blade drive belts on Craftsman lawn mowers aren’t designed to be…

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The Way to Get Along With the Neighbors — and Live Thumbnails in Home


Seeing people bringing a tall ladder or electricity tool from a neighbor’s home to theirs is a frequent sight in my block. In the evenings a lot of us sit outside on the front porch…

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