RSS

Secretary of the Interior August 2012

BellGarden_20119.jpg

Photograph courtesy of Gateway Greening

If you garden, or want to, and haven't taken advantage of Gateway Greening 's Bell Demonstration Garden (3871 Bell), you are really missing out. Year after year, Bell provides community gardener... Read more

Design

Oh, I know. Birds are overly cutesy or kind of remind you of your Gandma’s house (sorry, Grammy!). But something weird has been percolatin’ in the home furnishings biz lately. Birds kind of got ... Read more

Interior Design

eggs.jpg

Photograph by Bennett Pruitt

The morning is usually a rush. People are weaving in and out of the bathroom, changing their outfits, and trying to find their homework from last night. With all the commotion in the morning, my ch... Read more

Design

Happy Monday, St. Louis!  I'm back with another edition of my top 5 picks from St. Louis' Craigslist page. First up is this $145 vintage cabinet : I think this cabinet is priced perfectl... Read more

Design

When I opened the Elaine Ryan Home Decorating Kit and saw the big grid-marked board and the sheets of tiny furniture cutouts, I was hooked. If the nation’s top CEOs can play with LEGOs to stimula... Read more

Design

According to climate experts, drought is the new black . Or the new biege, as in the color of your dead lawn. Speaking of lawns, they are still considered by most to be a non-negotiable part of th... Read more

Design

Recently, my twins celebrated their birthday. Around our house, this date is a national holiday and an excuse to go a little crazy.  In honor of the big day, we had back-to-back sleepovers and ther... Read more

Design

I’m starting to see a real interest in reviving campaign style furniture and accessories in the interior design world… and I like it!  At first it was just a piece here and there, high end and low,... Read more

Design

Many times, fashion, beauty, and home decor trends tend to overlap.  Like neon, one of the latest trends in beauty and interiors is the ombre look. This trend involves using color in different grad... Read more

Design

While tooling around last weekend, this caught our eye: free coffee grounds being unloaded by the Starbucks on Lindbergh in Hazlewood, aimed specifically at gardeners. We're not sure if other Starb... Read more

Design

curry-chicken.jpg

Photograph by Anna Pruitt

In all honesty, Olympians eat like pigs. If you do a Google search of their diets, you’d be amazed at all the food they consume each day. However, they eat very healthy, lean diets that they burn o... Read more

Design

Builas.jpg

Photographs by Beth Gellman

There is nothing quite like the experience and energy I get from going to the farmer’s market each week. For one, it’s never the same, something you can't say about hitting the produce section of y... Read more

Design

On Friday nights, I like to stay near home and do something fun. We usually get together with our neighbors quite a bit during the school year, when no one feels like cooking all that much. Sometim... Read more

Design

You start with an ugly refrigerator. And you wonder, what can I do? I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a very successful DIY’er. For many reasons, not the least of which is that I am legall... Read more

Design

"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change." —Buddha Flowers are as integral to the design of a space as the perfect chair. They add color, life, and t... Read more

Design

Last month, UCLA's Cotsen Institute of Archaeology published a wondrously strange title: Life at Home in the Twenty-first Century: 32 Families Open their Doors . It’s a cross between a coffee ta... Read more

Design