Groucho Marx famously said, ’I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.’ But in this digital age, are in-home libraries still a popular choice, or are they "Gone With the Wind"?
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The Doolittle Express is on the right track. For 10 years, Master Gardener Don Fabbi has been coordinating and educating the gardeners, volunteers and neighboring residents at the Las Vegas Doolittle Senior Center Community Garden.
School gardens coordinator recognized by school district
It’s been a long, dark road for outdoor enthusiast Diane Metlin.
In a perfect world we’d all have money to build a picture-perfect outdoor living space. The reality is a down economy with many unemployed and everyone pinching pennies.
“I’ll have an Orange Crush, please.” This request just has summer written all over it.
With the advent of 100-plus temperatures, we’re looking for ways to keep ourselves cooler and make our air conditioning use more efficient. Hanging blackout curtains is one of the cheapest, easiest solutions imaginable.
Utilizing natural light, while still maintaining privacy, need not be a design stumbling block in the home. Once relegated largely to commercial applications, the ease of installing clear block systems as residential windows and walls can be as smooth as glass, says Roger Murphy, president of Hy-Lite, a U.S. Block Windows Company in Pensacola, Fla., and a leading manufacturer of acrylic and glass-block systems since 1988.
It was a surprise when a 1940 handkerchief picturing Superman sold for $5,705 at an online Hakes Americana and Collectibles sale in 2014.
Q: My kitchen cabinets need some sprucing up. They are cheap, with no raised panels and definitely no pizzazz. I was thinking of adding some door handles to give them a little flair, but I want to make sure the handles are perfectly aligned. What is the trick?
Q: My tomatoes are wilting. I don’t think I am overwatering or underwatering them. Besides they like water, don’t they?
Several hundred thousand years ago (or maybe several million years ago), man came out of his cave. Around 1992, man started going back into his cave.
Design is collaborative by nature. Clients confer with a designer and designers will in turn consult with their subs and any number of talented artisans during the course of a project.
The ceramic tile industry is being revolutionized. What you’ll soon see in stores are products that blend three-dimensional digital printing technology, century-old manufacturing techniques and skilled artistry.
Brick red-dyed mulch is the equivalent of the 1970s orange shag carpet. It was popular for about two minutes and then became the ultimate downer after the fad passed. Unfortunately, colored wood chips are still around — even advertised on TV — which makes no sense when natural-looking alternatives are available.
Q: I have a canary palm in my yard that looks as if it’s dying, or at least the fronds are. If you look closely, even the fronds towards the center appear to be drying out. Have you seen anything like this? Can anything be done?
Playing is what childhood is all about. Making a place to play in the garden inspires kids and sets them an example for the rest of their lives. Even in a tiny backyard, there is plenty of room for children to play and for adults to have a good time.
Vintage and antique banks of all kinds are selling well in shops and auctions.
Long, lazy days are one of the season’s sweetest pleasures. But they leave your crew with a lot of hours to fill.
Summer is a great time for do-it-yourself projects. One way to spruce up your home is to add instant architectural detail to otherwise bland rooms.
Buying a sofa feels a little like getting married — there is so much to consider before you pick the one you want to settle down with, isn’t there?