Posts tagged "landscaping design"
UPDATE: Give your Home a "Nest"

UPDATE: Give your Home a “Nest”

Googles purchase of Nest points to Nest’s great design and hints and smart home features to come.  We told your about it back in 2011.  Now Nest is coming to a big stage.  Here again are more details … Read More…

Colors of Summer Gardens

Colors of Summer Gardens


 Phillip Watson - click to see more

Beauty or Kitsch in Landscape Design

Beauty or Kitsch in Landscape Design

While most garden trinkets are simply kitschy some do indeed work.  They can draw your eye to a certain part of your landscape and be beautiful throughout the seasons.

They can provide a little bit of charm in the more dreary days of winter. I call this one “snow angel”. It represents bounty and angel power.  As always with products,  quality in detailing matters.

What do you think? Beauty or Kitsch?

Portable Tabletop Fireplaces - Gift Home Goods

Portable Tabletop Fireplaces – Gift Home Goods

MUST-HAVE cool Home Improvement Products for friends and family – gifts they will want to have and will enjoy for months to come…. Read More…

Light Fixtures - Physical or Phantom

Light Fixtures – Physical or Phantom

We all have light fixtures in our homes…so why not have one where parts appear but do not physically exist?!  They exist only as a holographic image. Read More…

Must-Have Kitchen Tools

Must-Have Kitchen Tools

What is the very first step to enjoying a nice bottle of wine? Using the “Rabbit” Corkscrew to uncork the bottle. Not all households have them – perfect Gift! Read More…

What's behind your Walls - Pink or Blue ?

What’s behind your Walls – Pink or Blue ?

Green Building Products that are Blue

We all love living in our denim jeans. And as a young girl scout we used to recycle them into handy and utilitarian handbags.  Now, instead of going to the landfill with the garbage we can find those jeans recycled Read More…

Preventable Aging of Home Improvement Products

Preventable Aging of Home Improvement Products

Your brand new home is already starting to show serious aging.  Some types of patina are nice – say on wood flooring, for example.  However, streaks on your beautiful and expensive new slate or wood roof from your chimneys are not. Can it be prevented? Read More…

Fun & Uncommon Landscaping Ideas – Topiary

Fun & Uncommon Landscaping Ideas – Topiary

Topiaries are focal points in every garden. They are conversation pieces.  But are the difficult to create and/or maintain? What are the design and build do’s and don’t’s? Read More…

Understated Lighting Fixtures where Quality Shines

Understated Lighting Fixtures where Quality Shines

At first blush the FontanaArte table lamps/ light fixtures look so basic you might walk right by them.  But just as you do something about them catches your eye. What is it?  Read More…

Creativity solves ALL Problems

Creativity solves ALL Problems

Remember  - these images are on  flat stone surfaces – your terrace works just fine…. Read More…

Living Without Regrets –Security Home Products - Safes

Living Without Regrets –Security Home Products – Safes

STOP:  Don’t be in the “I-should-have-had-one…” group of homeowners.  Protection of your valuables against theft and fire is not something to be casual about.  Yet most people purchase a safe after loosing their most cherished stuff – in a burglary or to fire.  Read More…