The summer heat means one thing to Teresa Scoline.
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The skill of sewing with a needle and thread was required in the centuries before the sewing machine was invented. A machine, probably the first, was used in England in 1715, and another was patented in 1844. But the Elias Howe (1845) and Isaac Singer (1851) machines were the ones that gained fame and sold by the thousands.
Every year, house by house and bit by bit, the wealth of midcentury homes in Las Vegas may be losing the little things that make them so distinctive.
Decorating a small space can be like packing for a weekend trip. There’s room for only the essentials, so every piece should be useful, versatile and worth its weight. If space is a commodity, the console table is one of the most valuable pieces on the market.
Did you know that June is National Safety Month? So what does safety month have to do with the interior design of your home? Lots, and particularly in the bathroom where approximately 70 percent of all accidents occur.
No matter how satisfying, relaxing and soothing a warm shower can be, why not make it better? More intense water pressure, better organization, even music can make a shower all the more enjoyable.
“Grey is a color that always seems on the eve of changing to some other color.” — G. K. Chesterton (1874-1962), English Writer, “The Glory of Grey,” Alarms and Discussions (1910)
Q: Every time I turn off the water faucet in my laundry room, it sounds like someone is banging on the wall. Is my house possessed by evil spirits? Please help; the noise is frightening my kids.
Q: Our almond tree was full this year. However, half of our crop was eaten by something. The nuts are not ready yet. They are still green and so hard you would need a nutcracker to crack the shells open.
The master gardeners of Southern Nevada held their annual Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Luncheon on May 31 at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center.
Succulent plants — things like agaves, aloes and sempervivums, known as “semps” — are glamorous and unfussy, with a distinctly 21st century plus: They can survive periods of drought by storing water and nutrients in their fleshy leaves and stems.
One of today’s most popular collectibles for automobile enthusiasts is a vintage motor oil can. There is very little information available about the cans, but there’s a lot about the companies that made the oil. So it’s easy to date a can by its logo and style, which makes it easy to find great early examples.
If your apartment or condo has a small terrace, the warm weather of summer should inspire you to make the most of that great spot for entertaining (even if you just have space for two!) Imagine stepping out onto your terrace to breathe in the fresh air, perhaps do your morning yoga, serve breakfast al fresco or welcome friends for a terrace cocktail party. Here are the top tips to make your small terrace an enjoyable extension of your home:
Plenty of Las Vegas homeowners have front and backyard landscapes that do not rely on grass or water-gulping plants. Some of those yards were entered into the 16th Annual Southern Nevada Landscape Awards competition. The Springs Preserve Botanical Gardens and the Southern Nevada Water Authority sent judges to each finalist’s qioglocation and announced the winners June 5.
How do you choose the right rug? Should it be wool or jute, patterned or solid, big or small? It’s a subject lots of us have on our minds.
Q: My husband planted some gorgeous petunias in early April. At first they were all blooming but now there isn’t a single flower in either of the planters. We noticed many holes in the leaves so my husband sprayed them with Sevin thinking that would do the trick. All we have is two planters filled with very healthy green plants but no flowers.
The DIY dad will get excited on Father’s Day with one or two of these tools for his toolbox or workshop:
Cynthia and Jon live in a 1970s-era home that has been undergoing endless renovation. They’ve just about had it with home improvements, so we agreed to tackle one of the biggest projects on their list — the kitchen.
Green homes are often considered more valuable than others of similar size and location, but what actually determines value? There may be tangible differences in efficiency, quality, comfort or level of toxicity, but unless a buyer is educated about those things and they are important to them, value can go right out the window. Value is tied to one’s knowledge and appreciation of a particular item.
Collectors sometimes find an unusual “go-with” for their collection. Collectors buy a standard one-sheet movie poster, 27 by 41 inches, or a three-sheet, 40 by 81 inches, or a half-sheet, 22 by 28 inches, or lobby cards that usually are 11 by 14 inches. Sometimes a full set of lobby cards — seven scene cards and one title card — is found.
Billed as “the ultimate tile and stone experience” showcasing the breadth, depth and beauty of the tile and stone industry, Coverings 2014 recently celebrated its 25th consecutive year in Las Vegas. More than 900 leading manufacturers and suppliers from around the world revealed the latest tile and stone patterns and designs, many with jaw-dropping displays that filled both floors of the vast Las Vegas Convention Center.