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.
The Kansas City Royals’ annual FanFest begins Friday at Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center. The two-day event includes appearances by the players, autograph sessions and interactive activities. Find hours, ticket information here.
As the nation's economy continues to improve and homeowners tackle more improvement projects, leaders in the electrical industry say a shortage of qualified electricians makes it even more important for homeowners to hire smartly.
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.