Outside gardeners are finally realizing what Alaskans have known for years

Fallen leaves gather on the front lawn of a home in Anchorage’s South Addition neighborhood on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. (Emily Mesner / ADN) Alaskans are way, way ahead of everyone else when it comes to reinventing gardening and yard care. It must be part of our Alaskan independent streak that enables us to ignore all those ads demanding we …

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Architecture in the Diverse Borough

Photo: Rafael Herrin-Ferri, courtesy Jovis When Rafael Herrin-Ferri and his wife moved to Sunnyside from Manhattan about 12 years ago, he began to notice how eccentric the buildings were on his walks around his new neighborhood: a boxy apartment rotated 45 degrees from the deli on the ground floor, Tudors done up like candy-coated gingerbread houses, and a two-story baby-blue …

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Prolific Fort Plain fine art, antiques collector left legacy of passion

FORT PLAIN — The late Paul Verbitsky had a passion for collecting fine art and antique furniture from across the centuries that he pursued throughout his 82 years. The treasured collection he amassed filled his village home when he died in August 2020. Paintings, pottery, statues, decorative aluminum, ornamental clocks, artistic lamps, French furniture and ornate chandeliers filled every room …

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October’s can’t-miss design events

At makers fairs and pop-ups alike, October’s design industry event-goers have ample opportunity to get their hands on high-end designer decor and furnishings. Read on for BOH’s calendar highlights for the month ahead, including conferences, trade shows, showhouses and design discussions. Archtober New York and Virtual | October 1–31 This year’s Archtober festivities include a monthlong series of activities, …

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Kimbal Musk’s school gardening nonprofit lays off entire unionizing workforce

At the gala, though, there was little outward indication the organization was on the verge of a seismic shift. Guests embraced the “Age of Aquarius” theme, snapping Instagram photos astride a flower-festooned VW bug. Wearing his signature cowboy hat atop an iridescent metallic print suit, Musk took the stage to extol the virtues of planting gardens at low-income schools, expressing …

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House of the Week: Architecturally unique Canastota home had instant ‘wow factor’ for its owners

CANASTOTA, N.Y. – When Annette Keil, with her husband, John, first walked through the front door of the three-level contemporary home at 3560 Knolls Avenue East in 2000, a simple word came to her lips. “Wow!” “Every room hit the right spot for us,” she said. “The house itself called us the moment we walked in.” The four-bedroom and four-and-a-half-bathroom …

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Home & Design | Heirloom Quality

Sometimes a site just calls for a certain kind of home. In the case of a 100-foot-high hilltop in Wayzata—with views of Ferndale Marsh and Lake Minnetonka—it was for a home that’s “almost magical and with more gravitas than a lot of others,” says builder Kate Hage, who worked with her husband, Kerry, on the project. The pair, along with …

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Different Types of Accent Chairs: How To Find the Right One

Custom-made upholstered chairs are one of the best pieces of furniture because of their ability to add personality to your living space. They can effortlessly help improve the color and style of any room. Additionally, they are highly functional items allowing you, your family members, and guests to sit comfortably. When you have an accent chair on the side of …

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