Online, Nobody Knows You're a Lamp


Don’t look now, but you are on the Internet. It’s great, isn’t it? Soon your family appliances — refrigerator, stove, alarm clock, air conditioner, garage door opener and lights — will all get on the…

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7 Shade-Loving Rarities of the Plant World


“Pteridophyllum racemosum,” I replied, thereby landing a privileged internship at New York’s Stonecrop Gardens. My bottomless admiration for woodland plants, of which the said Pteridophyllum is an uncommon example, has consistently repaid. Obscure or mainstream,…

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Pine Cones: Not Just for Christmas


Odds are that the last time you saw a pine cone at someone’s house, it had been on a mantel bedecked for the holidays. Even though these beauties tend to get tossed back outside or…

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Porter's Chairs Carry Rooms Into Comfort


If you love the sensation of being cocooned and secure all the way round, then a porter’s seat may be the one for you. Personally, I find those fantastic for sitting while studying my favorite…

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Architecture Pays Tribute to the Tax Person


It’s that time of year. The dreaded April 15, or at 2012’s instance, April 17, is near and many of us are scurrying to finish up our tax returns. We are sifting through page after…

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8 Great Solutions for Magazine Storage


Despite the arrival of digital magazine content, good conservative paper variations are still around, and at my house they pile up quicker than I care to admit. Having spent years as a magazine editor, I…

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Bell Roof


A bell roof has a rounded top and a flare at the base, resembling a bell. Fifthroom.com This extended bell roof shelters a gazebo. Andrew Nuzzi Architects, LLC Cuppolas often have bell roofs. See related