• HOME & GARDEN
    How new furniture materials are transforming home interiors

    Designers with an eye on the future often take their cue from the past. With technological advances enabling materials to be used in ways not previously possible, architects and interior decorators are putting a modern twist on old favourites – and introducing concepts that push the boundaries of the most fertile imaginations. Lighting is ripe […]

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    Smart home tech will drive up resale value

    From choosing the right block to getting the finishing touches exactly how you want, there are a lot of things to be considered when building a new home. One aspect that needs to be thought about is the longevity or potential resale value of the home, according to Advantage Air Australia General Manager Darren Bee. […]

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    5 pieces of home tech to impress your mates with

    It’s no secret that staying in is the new going out. The place to be during summer 2017? On your sofa watching Chris and Kem rap it out on Love Island. Be there, or be seriously muggy. And why wouldn’t you? The latest home tech has made that couch potato lyf even dreamier. From the Amazon Echo Show […]

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    Cundall: Plant beans now for a constant summer supply

    Top crop: Once they get going, beans will provide an almost-daily bounty. OF ALL THE summer vegetables, beans are among the easiest to grow because they love a warm-soil start. Production, even in a small area, can be virtually non-stop for up to five months if seeds are sown over the next week. The real […]

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    Concerns aired over Forest City water supply

    Johor politician warns of water crisis if project does not source for its own supply ISKANDAR PUTERI • A Johor politician told the state assembly yesterday that the Johor government had told the developer of the Forest City project to source for its own water supply. Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid Tengku Hamid Jumat, an assemblyman […]

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    Plan and budget for a good return on your garden investment

    This April 2010 photo taken near New Market, Va., shows a large supply of vegetables awaiting transplanting into home gardens. Buying supplies in bulk and then dividing them with your neighbors will provide a healthy financial return. (Dean Fosdick via AP) The first of the 2018 seed catalogs will be arriving soon in the mail, […]

  • Hot Property: 32 chandeliers grace this $1.2M southside gem in gated community

    Ryan and Amy Wright love to entertain, and they have just the house for it. The couple regularly host dinner parties, fundraisers, even cabaret shows in their 7,000-square-foot home in Diamond Ridge at The Point, a gated community on Indy’s southeast side. The four-bedroom, five-bath house at 6663 Silver Creek Drive sits on a pond […]

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    Tucson Home and Garden Nov. 26- Dec. 2

    All events are free or included in the cost of admission unless otherwise noted. SUNDAY Ikebana Japanese Floral Festival — Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 N. Alvernon Way. View 50 arrangements by five different schools of this 1,000-year-old Japanese tradition, arrayed throughout the grounds, museum, and art gallery. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 26. $15. 303-3945. WEDNESDAY […]

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    Stock kitchen with proper tools

    KATIE WORKMAN | Associated Press It’s that time of year: We’re all on the on-ramp to the holidays. With feasts, parties and other events ahead, it’s a perfect time to make sure your kitchen is ready and raring to go. Here are 11 items the well-stocked holiday kitchen should have: Roasting pan and rack. For a turkey, ham […]