Picture this: You're sitting cross-legged reading Peter Pan in your new beautiful white-canvas teepee, a home-within-a-home where no one can disturb you. Outsiders wouldn't even know where to knock.
Maybe it’s just me, but I think everyone should own a teepee. If not for the fantastic notion of an anywhere-tent, then at least for the fact that everyone will want to come to your parties!
#1 - At 26 feet high and 22 feet wide, this homemade teepee is spacious enough for a whole family. The architect and builder was a Santa Fe man with a Canadian Blackfoot heritage. ...read full post →
With the economy as sluggish as it’s been, homeowners are finding it nearly impossible to sell their home. Many are even hesitant to remodel. There are several improvement projects, however, that can greatly boost your chances of finally selling that home. It may help you find a buyer more quickly, but then again, it may just make you fall in love with your home again and never want to leave it.
One of the best investments you can make, whether for selling or for your own enjoyment, is making your house more energy efficient. Eco-trends aside, this will save you serious money in the long run, not to mention give your family extra comfort by reducing cold, drafty air leaks. ...read full post →
Yes... yes... yessssss. Some of our more recent posts have my pulse quickening.
This stylized cutout bookshelf is so appealing because it evokes a traditional library piece, bespeaking leather-bound tomes, Sherlock Holmes and mayhaps a snifter of scotch. But since most of us have long ago hung up our smoking jackets, designer Jaren Goh’s twist on the Baroque gets high marks for a modern reading space. Offered by Singapore-based Munkii, it’s a little bit grandiose, a little bit casual, and completely covetable. ...read full post →
Fires inspired these fireshields and their beauty while offering defense from that which ensued. So it went with the Great Fire of London that began one September evening in 1666 in a small bakeshop on Pudding Lane. The fire was finally stopped at the barren spot left by the fire of 1633. The reversal in destiny - fire containing fire - illustrates the providence also in the artwork of these cityscape screens. ...read full post →
According to Spiral Cellars, if I usually keep a few dozen bottles of wine around the house, and if I like to keep some of them for months before drinking them, I “need a Spiral Cellar.” Ergo, it seems my humble kitchen should now be outfitted with a nifty trap door.
Unfortunately, however, accessing my collection would then require descending into my landlord’s bedroom. Ah, one can dream. ...read full post →