Chuck Lehman

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How to Build a Raised Garden Bed On The Cheap

Having a raised garden bed is great, especially if you have bad drainage in your yard. In this video, which was <b>created courtesy of TheCraftyGemini</b>, …

Woodworking

What It's Really Like to Downsize to 250 Square Feet

I always considered myself to be non-materialistic—a simple girl who isn't wrapped up in the things she possesses. After all, it's only stuff, right? …

Minimalism

This Tiny 140-Square-Foot Apartment Boasts Comfort and Function

Carefully crafted adaptable furniture makes this 140-square-foot London home chic and functional.<p>Although some people might quiver at the idea of living in only 140 square feet, Studiomama co-cofounders Nina Tolstrup and Jack Mama saw the opportunity as an exciting design challenge.<p>By carefully …

North London

This 320-Square-Foot Tiny House Packs in a Ton of Style

At the beginning of the year, Zillow compiled a list of US cities with the worst housing shortage crises, which predictably included the Los Angeles …

Santa Monica

Savannah’s Squares Inspire New Urbanists

SAVANNAH, Ga.—Unlike the 20th-century experiment that reinvented much of America’s built environment as suburban sprawl, colonial-era experiments in …

Urbanism

Four Corner Villa

Aptly named for a cross-shaped home, the Four Corner Villa offers different yet purposely defined views seen through full-length windows or doors at …

Architecture

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Leadership

Reconnecting St. Louis to its River

According to Doyle Murphy, a growing number of people in St. Louis are "taking a second look at the much-maligned [Mississippi River] and seeing new …

Mississippi River

Why Women Matter In Urbanism And City Planning

Jane Jacobs was one of the most enduring voices in urbanism, railing against the plans of men like Robert Moses who sought to impress themselves and their ideas on the urban environment by razing history to the ground.<p>There has been no shortage since of women with something to say about the urban …

Gender

Five Breakthroughs That Could Make You Love the Bus

Can new technology radically improve the rider experience?<p>The Union Station bus deck in Washington, D.C., is a loud and smelly place. Municipal and inter-city buses rumble in and out, perfuming the semi-enclosed depot with the stench of combusted diesel. The arrival of a lone battery electric bus …

Transportation

Six Secrets From the Planner of Sevilla’s Lightning Bike Network

<i>PlacesForBikes is a PeopleForBikes program to help U.S. communities build better biking, faster. You can follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook</i> …

Sustainable Transport

Diasporic Placemaking in Chattanooga: A Q&A with Courtney Knapp

Can placemaking help a city come to terms with its past? In many U.S. cities, redlining and racial inequality have left a lasting mark on where …

Urban Design

Our New Favorite 800-Square-Foot Cottage (That You Can Have Too!)

1 of 10<p>Exterior Charm<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Prettiest Porch on the Block<p>3 of 10<p>Living Space With Room to Entertain<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Fab and Functional …

Cottages

No (Good) Idea Left Behind: Everyone In An Organization Has The Potential To Innovate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>A nationwide focus on innovation has changed how we live and work. Since the National Innovation Strategy was launched in 2014, innovation in the …

Innovation

Manchester set to get first zero-waste supermarket

The fight to stamp out single-use plastics in Greater Manchester has stepped up, as Key 103 can reveal the city will soon have its very first …

Sustainability

Want a More Equitable City? Try Food-Oriented Design

<b>The way to a stronger city is through its stomach</b><p>Cities rely on a familiar toolkit to become stronger, healthier, and more livable: expand …

Urban Design

8 Vegetables That You Buy Once And Regrow Forever !

Raw vegetables grown at home can bring a lot of benefits, more than the ones from the grocery.<br>Maybe it requires some time, but you will save money …

Gardening

Interactive: How corporate giving changed among the world’s top brands

A car stops at an empty house on a Detroit street. Three passengers get out and approach the house, snapping pictures of different details that need renovation. They return to the car and then repeat the process at the next house. The passengers aren’t snooping neighbors. They’re Detroit residents …

World Economic Forum

Tiny homes made of concrete pipes could be the next big thing in micro housing

The micro-housing trend has really taken off over the last decade, and a new age of tiny urban homes is now upon us. Created by James Law …

Housing

This Tiny Home and Writing Studio Was Invented For a Children's Author

The newest model from New Frontier Tiny Homes was designed for bestselling author Cornelia Funke, and is now available for $125,000.<p>When acclaimed German children's author Cornelia Funke, best known for the <i>Inkheart</i> trilogy, first contacted David Latimer of Nashville–based New Frontier Tiny Homes, …

Dining Rooms

Rise of the edimental garden

The garden, since Eden, has been a stand-in for Paradise — a lush island, sacred and sensual. The ancient Greeks grew greens and grain for …

Gardening

The secret to lifelong success is lifelong learning

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” — Charlie Munger, …

Self-improvement

Delhi to get its first elevated cycle track soon

Delhi could soon get the first-of-its-kind elevated cycle track. The ministry of road transport and highways has given in-principle approval to the …

India

Top 10 Garden Design Ideas To Make The Best Of Your Outdoor Space

These garden design ideas are the key to a scheme you’ll love for years to come.<p>1. Get your lawn into shape<p>Look out of your window at your garden and …

Landscaping

The 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow in your garden

Use this handy Vegetable Cheat Sheet as your guide<p>Growing your own vegetables can be a great way to help the environment and also save some …

Gardening

You've Never Seen Anything Like This One-of-a-Kind Tiny Home

Name: Chloe Barcelou, Brandon Batchelder and Cosmos (AKA Mr. Nose) the free-roaming rabbit Location: New Hampshire, USA Years Lived In: 1 year, owned …

Hobby Lobby

27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

Gardening

Scooters could solve a big urban mobility issue—if startups listen

Kids and seniors know that scooters are the future<p>For me, the scooter revolution occurred late last year. This was long before Bird invaded Santa Monica, Spin flooded the Bay Area, or Lime was unleashed upon San Diego. It was when my three-year-old first blazed by me on her kick scooter, leaving me …

Customer Service

Mayor Fadness seeks to bring farm experience to Fishers

<b>Samm Quinn</b><b>, Indianapolis Business Journal</b><p>Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness envisions the future of his latest venture and knows just what he wants to see:<p>A …

Urban Agriculture

Parks of the Future May Include Elevated Walkways Through Trees

With their bold design, one New York–based design firm is pushing the boundaries of how public parks should be created<p>Public parks, especially in urban environments such as New York City, are necessary sanctuaries for local residents. Yet the problem many cities face is a lack of space to create …

New York City