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Crime novel His Bloody Project put Scottish writing back in the spotlight – here is what's next

Thanks to the success of Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project, Scottish literature has returned to prominence lately. The historical novel about …

Hardscaping 101: Entry Stairways

Let’s get the song “Stairway to Heaven” out of our minds. Good, done, let’s move on to front stairways. Another creative idea.<p>A front stairway is an …

Landscaping

The Universal Hunt for Meaning: 11 Memoirs to Read Now

It’s difficult to pin down exactly what makes a memoir great.<p>Having read my share of (non-celebrity) memoirs over the years, as well as written one …

Books

Build This Flowchart to Overcome Procrastination

Psychologist Dr. Patrick Keelan has a series of questions to ask yourself when you feel stuck with your work. These four questions can act as a …

Procrastination

Take a tour of Scotland on this luxurious train

If you are thinking of taking a vacation in Scotland and want to do it in style then you couldn’t do better than spending a few days travelling on …

Learning and STEM toys we love

<i>By Courtney Schley</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that supports its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>We don't think …

Hardscaping 101: Pergolas

Say “pergola” and I think: relaxation station. But the not easy listening radio kind of station. A pergola is a relatively simple structure that …

The ten most overrated streets in Paris to avoid

<b>1. Boulevard Saint-Germain</b><p>No one would fault you for enjoying some upper-class window shopping along this avenue, or even overpaying for a cup of …

France

10 patios that will make you want to update your home

The porch or patio is the most precious part of the house at the time when the warm weather arrives. To spend a great time with friends and or …

Landscaping

9 Fashion Designer Interiors to Inspire Your Own Décor

Wait until you get a look at Victoria Beckham's space.<p>When it comes to designing a décor space, it's much like putting together an outfit. It requires the right pieces and accessories to make everything work, displaying the fact that fashion and interior design truly do go hand in hand. This …

21 pictures of wardrobes you can easily copy in one weekend

You're running out of space to store your clothing, accessories and essentials, and are in need of a drastic wardrobe overhaul to maintain order. …

15 awe-inspiring modern garden ideas to motivate you

You can't ever have too much modern garden inspiration, especially during these cooler months, as now is when you should be planning what you're …

Top 10 Best Gift Shops in New York City

Holiday Season is almost here. So <b>Interior Design Shops</b> has made an excellent top 10 <i>best gift shops in New York City</i>.<p>The first one is called <b>John</b> …

Copenhagen

Trending on Gardenista: Making an Entrance

This week on Gardenista, we’re exploring our antiquarian side with glam doorbells, a tarnished silver tea set turned succulent planter, and a visit …

Trends

11 Fascinating Books About Art History’s Most Scandalous Forgeries

Art World<p>Get ready to slather on the Crisco.<p>,<p>Can’t get enough of the current Old Master forgery scandal?<p>As artnet News awaits new details about the …

If you’re besotted by the Victorian world, beware the era’s reality

<i>Caitlin Flanagan is a contributing editor at the Atlantic and the author of “Girl Land.”</i><p>Oh, did Constant Reader heave a big sigh when she saw the title of this new book: “Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage and Manners.” She expected another “I. Have. No. Words.” report on …

Literature

Before & After: A Welcoming Walkway for a Front Garden in North Salem, NY

When Judy and Jeff Wert asked designer Lindsey Taylor to come and look at their garden in Westchester County about 50 miles north of New York City, …

Landscaping

49 Modern Thanksgiving Recipes to Cure You of Any Holiday Fatigue

Cooking

Garden Visit: The Kitchen Gardens at The Pig Hotel, Combe

The Pig at Combe is the latest addition to hotelier Robin Hutson’s collection of informal, luxurious boutique hotels in the south of England. Opened …

Gardening

A celebration of botanical art throughout history – in pictures

A new book Plant: Exploring The Botanical World celebrates the beauty and diversity of plants from around the world across all media - from murals in ancient Greece to a Napoleonic-era rose print and cutting-edge scans

Art

5 Steps to Creating a Haven for Backyard Birds

You can do more to welcome birds to your garden than hanging a feeder and calling it a day. To turn your backyard into an avian sanctuary, you can also plant native plants to provide food and areas for shelter. These additions to your backyard can provide a rest stop for migrants in the fall and …

Birds

Fence ideas for your graden

Garden fencing isn't typically something that fires up creativity but we want to change all that today by showing you some of the most incredible …

Landscaping

15 modern entrance ideas you can copy at home

The way your home entrance looks should be given some real thought. Not only is it the first impression that your house makes on guests, it also sets …

Landscaping

Creative Crafts Made With Buttons

If you’re like us, then you’re constantly collecting, saving, and maybe even hoarding spare crafting supplies that you <i>might</i> need some day. We’re …

How to build double shed doors | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step diy article is about <b>how to build double shed doors</b>. After building a large storage shed, you need to take care of the other steps, …

Woodworking

Pink Grasses: 11 Ideas for Muhlenbergia in a Landscape

It’s no secret among clothing designers that a soft shade of pink will flatter most complexions. The same rule is true in a landscape, where a hazy …

Landscaping

The Odd Grammar Rule Most English Speakers Know But Are Rarely Taught

<i>See Also: 4 More Unofficial Rules Native English Speakers Don't Realize They Know</i><p>The English language is full of all sorts of quirks that can be …

The Future of Genealogy Software

<b>Warning: this article contains personal opinions.</b><p>I recently exchanged email messages with a newsletter reader who is looking for a replacement for …

Genealogy