It’s spring – time to go outside and play with dirt. Our front yard only had two rose bushes which totally lacked interest and character. Lucky for us, it was however a blank slate for whatever landscaping pleases us. We put the rose bushes up for an adoption and started visiting local nurseries for landscaping [...]
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It is always a great pleasure to receive emails from readers. They are often artists and shop owners wondering if I would feature their artwork or stores. I greatly appreciate their submissions and admire what they offer.
I recently received an email from Amanda who lives in Pasadena, CA with her husband and two dogs. She [...]
We are in desperate need of an extra seating for our family room. Every night, three humans and five dogs fight over a space on our only sofa. Usually, only two humans and three dogs win the space. Because we share the seating space with our dogs (yes, they do have dog beds on the [...]
Santa was listening. A day after Christmas, we finally got an offer on our house (on the market since August). The buyer offered full asking price and asked us to pay $1,520 for a home warranty and repairs (if any). That’s it – too good to be true, right? We accepted the offer right away. [...]
My 13-year-old dog Keela was diagnosed with lymphoma on September 22. I was told she had two weeks to live – and that two weeks would not be very good. She would just get weaker and weaker and die. I had to make a decision on the spot whether to go with prednisone alone to [...]
Happy Thanksgiving! I am not a much of a Black Friday shopper, but here are some Black Friday/Holiday deals you may enjoy:
Mid Century Modern Furniture at Thrive Furniture: Enjoy 20% off their entire store all weekend long. Sale runs Friday 11/23/2012 through Monday 11/26/2012. Use code BLACK20 at checkout.
2Modern Holiday Sale: Save 12% sidewide (some [...]
I have always admired Rejuvenation’s mid-century modern collection since its introduction. Rejuvenation is America’s leading manufacturer of period-authentic lighting and house parts. The company started as an architectural salvage shop in 1977 by Jim Kelly. All of their lighting is assembled and finished in Portland, Oregon with as many as American-made parts as possible. My [...]
A few days before I left for Las Vegas to attend the Photoshop World Conference, I received a fall issue of Atomic Ranch. Inside there was an article about the mid-century modern neighborhood called Paradise Palms in Las Vegas – what a perfect timing! My schedule was already tight, but I added it to my [...]
When we bought our mid-century modern home, I pledged myself that I would restore as many original features as possible. One of such features was flooring. Our three bedrooms had the original 9” x 9” oak parquet flooring under the carpet which needed to be restored.
Fortunately, there was a flooring company (father and son team) [...]
I am a firm believer of “one cannot have too many Eames shell chairs.” Over the years, I have acquired six Herman Miller Eames shell chairs. Other than the two I bought off eBay, they cost almost nothing. All six of them have been given TLC – I have Eames shell chairs in every room [...]