Kansas City native Sheila Kemper Dietrich talks about Livliga, a line of portion-control dinnerware she founded following a move to Boulder, Colo. She has a new line of childrens dinnerware and a childrens book in the works.
Allan Stever and Michael Richardsons Jadore shop in Brookside is a little department store of home decor items with a European flair. Stever talks about how the two got started and some of Jadores specialties
The previous owner of my house installed strand board panels in the living room instead of Sheetrock. I overlooked it, figuring that one day Id do something about. I prefer not to rip everything out to install Sheetrock. A friend suggested doing a skim coat that, if done well, will look like Sheetrock. Whats your opinion on this? Should I tear out and install new walls or go with skim coating?
I need to replace the foam insulated liner for my toilet or find a model similar to it. My house is 50 years old and has a crawl space, so it has to be insulated to prevent moisture sweating on the tank that drips on the tile.
A staircase lined with familiar family photos is a reset button, a way to remain grounded, architect Dan Maginn writes.
My wife and I find ourselves in the midst of our own grunge movement the ongoing renovation of our house in Brookside. Like many other creative and fiscally challenged couples, we are interested in creating dynamic and inspired spaces without breaking the bank. Predictably, we have fully embraced the Cobain, named for Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of Nirvana.
Like many in our community we have weeds in our lawn that need to be controlled. I have yet to put down a granular weed and feed due to the weather, however, we have dogs that enjoy being outdoors in our backyard on a nice days (who wouldn't be!)