Locker decorating has exploded from a homemade undertaking into a commercial industry during the past few years, where products like slam-resistant pink pencil cups, beaded lighting fixtures and “curtains” of sparkly plastic flowers are sold widely at discount and office supply stores, specialty stores and card shops.
Elizabeth Wilson’s Asiatica, a shop known for one-of-a-kind garments made from vintage kimonos and other unusual fabrics, also carries elegant housewares and unique gifts. Wilson is particularly proud of the shop’s role over the years as an incubator of new talent, as well as its unrivaled archive of antique kimono fabrics.
Will it be a September to remember for baseball fans in Kansas City? The Royals were in first place on Aug. 31 for the first time in decades and are in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 1985. Check out this special collection of stories and charts to get you prepared for the critical final month.
As a gardener, fall is always an exciting time for me because I know it's the perfect opportunity to enrich the soil in my garden beds. With many seasons and successful gardens behind me, I know the work I do in the next few weeks to prepare my beds has everything to do with the success I have in subsequent years. I also believe it's one of the main differences between the productivity of my garden versus others' gardens I see in my travels across the country.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Q: My house is less than 10 years old and some of the appliances are starting to wear out. First it was the garbage disposal, had to buy a new one, then it was the sink faucet, they gave me a new one, and now it's the bath fans. One of the fans is making so much noise we no longer use it. Did I buy a lemon or is this to be expected?
When it comes to decorating ones' homes, it isn't about how much money you spend, but about creating an appealing environment that reflects your personality and how you live. While heading to the nearest boutique or big box store can be an exhilarating thrill, before you pull out that credit card, consider the more economical approach of shopping your house.
The distance between runway fashions and home decor gets shorter every season. This spring, designers such as Givenchy, St. Laurent and Altuzarra stole the stage with lustrous shine for both day and night. Lust-worthy mirrored handbags and metallic mukluks had fashionistas begging for more and sent the hearts of interior designers into alpha rhythms.
"Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning..." Truman Capote said of this languid season when the maples come into their glory. It is also the season of beginning for planting trees.
On a chilly fall or winter night, my favorite thing to do after a long day at work is soak in a hot bath then burrow into a cozy, soft, warm bed. I'm out like a light! Since we spend so many hours of our lives ensconced in our beds, especially when the days are shorter, make sure your bedding is irresistible. At Nell Hill's we like to create bedding ensembles that are a delight to the senses so soft, warm and beautiful you'll never want to get up. Here are seven stunning looks to tempt you.
Dear Angie: I've noticed some dead spots in my grass. How can I tell if the cause is some kind of pest, improper fertilizing or something else? In spring, I noticed a vole trail and what looked like a rodent hole.
My neighbors were planning a large renovation to their home and they took me to dinner as a pre-apology for all of the inconveniences they knew would be coming. The sound of a jack hammer at 7 in the morning is not my idea of a great way to start the day, but that pre-apology has gone a long way toward keeping the peace ... and it got me thinking
Q: Dear Ed, I have read your previous columns on kitchen faucets and most have been about "pull-out" or "pull-down"-style faucets. What is the advantage of having the spray head built into the faucet spout? I would like to install just a standard-type kitchen faucet that has a normal spout with a remote spray. But, if I am missing the point, please let me know.
Usually this occurs because the shower valve needs a new washer. If the valve is a no-scald single handle valve, you may need a new valve, but if you mean you replaced the single handle unit, then it stumps the Handyman.