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Guest Picks: High-Tech Plant Helpers (20 photos)

What busy person couldn't use a little help to make life a bit easier? From soil humidity sensors to computer-generated growing tips to weather detection devices, a new generation of high- and somewhat low-tech gadgets are available to assist us all in indoor and outdoor gardens. These will...

Get the Upholstery Work You Expect: 10 Details to Discuss (11 photos)

Despite my 20-plus years in the upholstery business, there were times I bit the bullet and hired upholsterers for my own furniture. And more than once, I was in total shock when my furniture came back to me with style changes that I had not requested. Those upholstery flaws still stick out like sore...

Moshe Safdie Exhibit Marks Opening of Skirball Center

The entrance to the Marina Bay Sands Casino in

This October, the Skirball Cultural Center, one of the nation’s leading Jewish cultural institutions, will unveil the results of its 30-year partnership with legendary architect, urban planner, and theorist Moshe Safdie: a brand-new 15-acre complex in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Moshe Safdie Exhibit Marks Completion of Skirball

The entrance to the Marina Bay Sands Casino in

This October, the Skirball Cultural Center, one of the nation’s leading Jewish cultural institutions, will unveil the results of its 30-year partnership with legendary architect, urban planner, and theorist Moshe Safdie: a brand-new 15-acre complex in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Move Over, Soup Cans — the Kitchen Appliances Are Here (7 photos)

We've all come to appreciate the pantry for the myriad of foodstuffs it holds and hides. But the pantry can also be an ideal place for keeping small appliances out of view but within reach.

Guest Picks: Jet-Set Decorating Goes Gypsy Exotic (20 photos)

Gypsy + jet set = gypset.This style merges the unconventional, exotic flair of the bohemian lifestyle with the European polish of the glamorous jet-setter. I also think of this style as "boho luxe." The home of a gypsetter is glamorous and full of treasures collected on travels, but most important,...

6 Dependable Ground Covers for Warm Climates (9 photos)

Gardening in warm regions comes with a whole set of challenges: hot summers, dry shade, heavy rains, droughts and soils ranging from pure sand to impenetrable clay and soggy muck. But believe it or not, there's bound to be a suitable ground cover for your garden, no matter how hot, dry, shady or soggy...

The Truth About 'Simple' Modern Details (9 photos)

One of the projects that I've been working on is a set of additions to a 1970s modern house in a North Shore suburb of Chicago. This house has all of the modern architectural design features: large walls of glass, reveals, a low-slope roof with interior roof drains and more. All of these design details...

Modern Materials: Copper, Architecture's Natural Beauty (12 photos)

Copper is one of the most distinctive, yet rarely used, exterior materials. Its appeal owes to the natural patina that takes hold and transforms it from orange to brown to green over about 10 years. Used most often for roofs, siding and...

Clear the Air: A Guide to Indoor Air Purifiers (9 photos)

If you have allergies or asthma, or are sensitive to pollution, you may have considered purchasing an air purifier to clean the air inside your home but with so many types of filtration systems on the market, and prices ranging from $100 to nearly $1,000, it can be hard to know where to begin. Check...

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