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Why Innocent People Plead Guilty

The criminal justice system in the United States today bears little relationship to what the Founding Fathers contemplated, what the movies and …

Tag: Design Travel

Material Interiors: A Shoppable Apartment in New York, Design Luminaries Edition<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Room at the Inn: At the Chapel in Somerset<p>by Julie …

Trending on Remodelista: Summery Kitchens

This week, the editors of Remodelista were happy to hang out in the kitchen–the easy, breezy, summer season kitchen that feels like an oasis, that …

Hardscaping 101: Front Paths

Nothing creates curb appeal faster than a well-designed front path. It’s the first impression your house makes to visitors–and to you every time you …

Hardscaping 101: Decomposed Granite

With a remodel <i>and</i> a garden design project under way, I’ve been researching how to simplify garden maintenance and cut back on water usage. And I keep …

Palette & Paints: 5 Favorite Eco-Friendly Stains

On Tuesday, Erin called our attention to the beauty of the color-stained garden bed in Trend Alert: Stained Raised Beds. She noted that untreated …

Trend Alert: Black-Stained Raised Beds

While using untreated lumber to construct raised beds is still the gold standard of edible gardening health and environmentalism, we’ve noticed …

The 6 Most Common Gardening Mistakes New Gardeners Make

There is nothing more exhilarating than that excitement that a new gardener displays. Take a few moments and think back to when you first decided to …

DIY: A Grapefruit Bird Feeder for Feathered Friends

I had no idea it was possible to become addicted to bird watching–until it happened to me. When my husband and I recently visited his family in …

Ikea Upgrade: The SemiHandmade Kitchen Remodel

LA creative director and designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and her husband, Rupert Samuel, thought nothing of tearing out the cabinets in their LA …

Necktie Tips for Men: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

× Tie Tips: A Visual Guide Proper Tie Length. Tip of tie comes right to the top of your belt buckle. Tie a little long? Use the Windsor Knot – it …

Remodeling 101: Soapstone Countertops

Look to science labs for the evidence: Soapstone is the material of choice for countertops designed to take a beating. A durable and hardworking …

The Last Minute Scotch Whisky Gift Guide: 12 Great Bottles Under $150 (OK, 11 Under and One Over)

As the Christmas shopping days dwindle down to a precious few, you may find yourself confronted by the age-old dilemma: lots of gifts still to be purchased but not a lot of loot to spend. Let's say, hypothetically of course, that your friends like whisky, Scotch in particular. (Crazy, I know, but …

Remodeling 101: Concrete Countertops

From rough hewn to refined, concrete countertops have moved beyond the drab slabs of the past. Advancements have catapulted concrete into the world …

Tag: Architecture & Interiors

Before & After: A French-Inflected Townhouse Renovation in Williamsburg, Brooklyn<p>by Alexa Hotz<p>Off the Grid Luxury: A Spare Weekend Home in the …

SOLAR POWERED HVAC SOLAR HOT WATER HEATING ALTERNATIVE ENERGY HEAT EXCHANGER

Solar thermal water heating using black garden hose. This is part one and part two of the video, black poly tube can be substituted with standard …

5 Favorites: Gutter Guards

From where I sit perched on my couch, I can see the roof of the garage in the back of my building. At this time of year, and for most of the summer, …

Gardening 101: How to Draw a Garden Plan

Have you already forgotten where you planted those tulip bulbs last autumn? And how exactly are you planning to locate that clump of wilted foxglove …

How to Build an Interchangeable Wardrobe | The Art of Manliness

For the man with an unlimited budget, style is easy. The rest of us have to work a little harder to look good with the cash we have.<p><b>A key wardrobe</b> …

How to Store Small Engines for the Winter

When you're ready to put away or mower, trimmer, or other small-engine machines for the winter, should you empty the tank or leave a little gas in it? Plus, our 4 tips to keep any engine healthy.<p>I'm getting ready to store my mower for the winter. What's better for the engine: leaving fuel in it or …

10 Best Garden Design Apps for Your iPad

The iTunes store is not making things easy with its mind numbing array of garden design apps–all of which promise to change your life. We sifted …

Shades of Gray: Architects Pick the 10 Best Exterior Gray Paints

There are at least 50 million shades of gray. Which one will look best on your house? We asked members of our Architect/Designer Directory to reveal …

High/Low: Handblown Glass Pendant Light

We’ve been lusting after a light from Los Angeles designer Alison Berger for a while now; the only thing stopping us? The museum-worthy price tag. …

Remodeling 101: Architects’ White Exterior Paint Picks on Gardenista

On Remodelista, one of our most popular all-time posts is 10 Easy Pieces: Architects’ White Paint Picks, cataloging 10 can’t-go-wrong shades of white …

5 Books to Read in a Hammock Today

Last lazy weekend of summer? Here are five books good enough to keep you awake even while you’re lying in a hammock:<p>Above: Photograph by Erin …

Why does America have such a big prison population?

“TOO many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no truly good law-enforcement reason.” The person who said that was neither a …

DIY ARDEX Concrete Countertops | Kara Paslay Design

• Posted on 27th July 2012,<br>• written by Kara<br>• with 83 Comments<p>** UPDATE: We have had lots of readers asking where to find ARDEX products. The first place …

Home Improvement

Build an Easy DIY Garden Fence - No. 2 Pencil

It’s been three and a half months since we planted our raised vegetable garden beds, and they are doing really well. The veggies are so tempting, we …