Q: My husband and I just bought our first house in Maine (yay!), and are having lots of fun learning how to be homeowners. We have lots of plans for the exterior of our home, including a low stone wall near the street, flower beds, flower boxes on the porch railing, and new trees.
Like her native California, Tyler Dawson’s design aesthetic is warm, playful, layered and innovative. We caught up with her to find out about the space she designed as part of the American Craft Council’s San Francisco event, which takes place August 8-10.
By Amy Frearson
Everybody loves cat videos. If you’re visiting Maine next month, you can enjoy them outside on the big screen instead of on YouTube. Farnsworth Art Museum is hosting its first annual internet cat video festival. Why? Because cat videos are art, too: they “raise questions, challenge assumptions, and surprise people.”
Location: South East London, UK
We live in a 2 bed apartment in South East London, in a converted mews development (used to be a dairy mews in 1880′s). We love it for the interesting layout, tall ceilings in the bedrooms and quirky features like a weird column in the middle of the lounge!
We regularly ask readers to share how much they spent on a given item, service, project, or upgrade in the home. We hope this information proves helpful to anyone needing to get a basic sense of how much something costs, and how much you can expect to pay.
How Much Did it Cost to Waterproof Your Basement?
By Amy Frearson
News: Danish firm BIG has unveiled a vision for the future of Denmark’s Givskud Zoo where animals and humans “co-exist”, and all the architecture is hidden within the topography (+ slideshow). (more…)
If your couch is sagging under the weight of too many surfers this summer, you may need a refresh on the basics of guest/host protocol. Read on for our take on when to welcome guests into your home and how to just say no.