But to John and Cynthia Gillis, it’s a geometric poem that tells the tale of a partnership that spans beyond four decades and into the tall grasses of a Kansas meadow. When construction began in April of 2013, neighbors thought the landowners were building a church.
While the rides themselves are often tricked out with colored tires, swanky seats and vintage baskets, there are also those who see more than the sum of two wheels, a frame and a seat. Designers and artists are creating furnishings and art that give bicycles a whole new way to roll down Cool Street.
As of today, my husband and I will have been in Thailand for seven days. That means two things: You won’t be hearing from me here in H+H until Feb. 15; and we’ve been squabbling in markets, boutiques and artisan shops across Bangkok, Ko Samui and Chiang Mai.
A year ago former Hallmark designer Tammy Smith came up with the idea to create a print series inspired by cities and their best known landmarks, beginning of course, with Kansas City. Now her Tammy Smith Design line of prints, tea towels, pillows, cutting boards, totes and note cards has taken off, and she’s added portraits, featuring “Famous Bohemians” and “Famous Babes.”
With all those newly delivered, luscious seed catalogs staring us in the face, what are we going to do with them? Two of the most common mistakes gardeners make when shopping for seeds online or through catalogs are overbuying and buying without regard to appropriate conditions.
The sink does not fit tight against the underside of the granite, and it has to be caulked or it will leak. The contractor installed upright boards under the sink to hold it in place, but all that takes cabinet space and gets in the way.
Updated Jan. 27: This man is wanted for possession of cocaine. If you have information about any of these fugitives, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (816-474-8477), go to KCCrimeStoppers.com, or text TIP452 plus message and send to 274637. All calls are anonymous.
Almost any coffee lover can appreciate products that make the experience even cooler, whether it's pretty cups or stylish carafes. Here are some products that should be just your cup of tea, er, you know what we mean.
Q: I have been looking at buying a home, and I plan on having it inspected, and I would like to know what to look for before buying. Can you give me some ideas of what I look for myself so that I can make a good offer before paying someone to tell me I made a bad choice?
You know the saying: for everything there is a season. It's a great phrase that we can all relate to, especially gardeners. So I hope you will appreciate that I use it as my way of saying I've come to that season in my writing career where I need a break from the duties of creating a weekly column over the past eight years. Reluctantly, I'm ready.
Q: Dear Ed, I'm in the planning stages for my new kitchen and would like to have two sinks installed. For the main sink, I want one that is farmer-style with a high-end faucet. I will also have a much smaller prep sink and would like the faucet to match my main faucet. But, I don't want the prep sink overpowered by a large kitchen sink faucet. Do they make smaller kitchen faucets, or will I just have to use a bar sink faucet?
The master bedroom is a place for privacy, tranquility and relaxation. For many, the master bedroom is also a place where they may choose to splurge, perhaps on sumptuous bedding or the hand-crafted bed they have always wanted. But the reality is you don't have to break the bank to create an appealing bedroom.
They started the exchange the year I headed out in my VW to hippie life in the wilds of the Sierra Nevada. That was the first back-to-the-land movement when we all sought a natural lifestyle beyond suburban origins. Some really smart folks got a big idea for rediscovering and recovering garden varieties that had been passed down in families or communities and keeping them in cultivation. If we could somehow contact other gardeners and farmers in towns and villages around the world, we could request their own unique strains directly. There had to be a central clearinghouse where everyone could come together to announce what they had to offer so others could make contacts and exchange their seeds.
Want to chase away the winter glum by bringing some cheery color into your home? Have I got a dynamic duo for you: turquoise and coral. This peppy color combo adds vibrant energy to a space, whether you do it up loud and proud by washing your room in saturated shades or just adding a few subtle touches here and there to spark up neutral spaces. Here's some inspiration to get you started.
The KC Remodel + Garden Show, which draws more than 500 exhibitors featuring home and garden products, will take place Feb. 6-8 at the American Royal Center. Guest speakers will include Kevin O’Connor, host of “This Old House,” America’s longest running home improvement TV show; Leanne Lee, blogger at Diva of DIY; and Joel Karsten, innovator and author of “Straw Bale Gardening.”