It would be difficult to imagine a more idyllic spot for introspection. Spend time in the home of Shelley and Steve Mayse, and the niggling worries of the day seem to float off into the deep, quiet woods around.
Gary Johnson and Rod Schuch settled into a three-bedroom ranch in Leawood 14 years ago. Johnson, a former advertising executive who is now part of the Madden Myers team at Reece & Nichols, designed the large garden in the backyard. Stands of echinaceas, lilies and other blossoms provide summer inspiration for Schuch, a floral painter who also specializes in decorative painting, as seen in the interior and furnishings of their home.
Sloped roofs do not need to be cleared of snow because they will hold up to maybe 3, 4 or 5 feet of snow, even more, because a double slope, which most houses have, will hold many times their own weight.
I have a toilet that keeps making a swooshing noise like it is refilling the tank. I replaced the “flapper” valve inside the tank thinking it was leaking water, but that did not help. I have adjusted the float on the refill valve, but that has not helped either. Any ideas? What do I need to make the repairs in one trip to the store?
According to the Pier 1 Imports website, its buyers travel the world hunting for the kinds of treasures you cant find just anywhere. Everything, it states, has a global, artisan feel. Thats not what the merchandise in its spring 2014 catalog reflects.
Crate & Barrels January 2014 Best & Buys catalog is out, and its full of the usual modern, streamlined stuff, some of it in black, white or bright colors; the rest in wood tones.
Its hard to describe Broadway & Penn, a shop that opened during the last year in the Crossroads District. It carries a little bit of everything. But one of the coolest items we found was the ScandiPhone, a functioning retro phone based on an upright model that was introduced in Europe in the mid 1950s.
I love these vintage ginger jars ($64; Kincaids, 1812 W. 45th St.). I love their beautiful glaze thats either mostly blue or mostly green, but not fully one or the other. I love how that glaze is crackled and marred and doesnt always flow all the way to the bottom. And I love their squat, organic shape.