So many of our home-improvement and design choices are practical ones:
Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are often linked to how an athlete moves. Kicking, pivoting and landing can be important factors in tearing or rupturing this knee ligament that helps keep the joint stable. But gender and which leg sustains the injury may be key as well, according to a ne…
The number of home gardeners jumped by almost 40 percent last season, but nearly half of them won't be back this year. Most probably found vegetable gardening too much work. Or, because it was a pretty poor gardening season, they didn't have much success.
WASHINGTON - Margaret Carter was looking for a short-term relationship: Interior designer, formerly of Colorado and so over log cabins and antler chandeliers, ISO charming rental to make over as home, office and design lab.
If you feel like getting your blood moving - and with longer lasting effect than lifting dumbbells - go outside and lift stones. Make a dry stone wall - that is, one laid without mortar.
LOS ANGELES - Though he is still crawling, 9-month-old Thurston Conder takes about 10 seconds to have the run of the house.
DALLAS - From colorful glass pieces giving off sparkle to lamps and mirrors that play with the light, adding glamour to a room is easy - and something people are seeking, says interior designer Jan Showers.
FORT WORTH, Texas - They are up there, having a good time at your expense. Throwing wild parties and listening to rock 'n' roll.
Gardeners can rejoice since it is pansy-planting time across much of the country. While this is a good thing, the question is always asked, "What do I plant with them?"
At this year's recent New York International Gift Fair, it wasn't hard to keep track of the time.
You probably didn't realize, when you put an ornate old picture frame next to the sleek Pottery Barn sofa in your living room, that you had your finger on the pulse of America's design culture.
"By the light of the silvery moon" is such a fine time to be in the garden.
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CHICAGO - Agatha Wieczorek has never been able to keep her hands to herself. For most kids, this can mean trouble. In Wieczorek's case, it has served her well. It was, after all, her "tinkering" tendencies that led her to a career in architecture. The 25-year-old is working toward getting he…
So you're going away on vacation? Your plants are not, and there's no reason for them to suffer in your absence.
CHICAGO - It's your little corner of paradise - "little" being the operative word.
The dictionary says that mulch is anything you lay on top of the soil to protect it. Protect it from what, though?
Nemours lionizes its founder, Alfred I. du Pont, in its presentations (the facelift includes a new 5,000-square-foot visitors center) and emphasizes both his solidarity with the gunpowder workers at du Pont's powder mill on the Brandywine River and his enduring philanthropy. He left most of …