by Sofia Lanigan on May 18, 2013 0
Okay, so we’re a day early for Armed Forces Day, but ATG Stores is never going to miss an opportunity to tip a hat and say “Thank You” to our men and women in uniform.
The neat thing about Armed Force Day, besides all the parades and pageantry, is that it gives civilians a chance to honor service members when they’re less likely to see it coming. Armed Forces Day has been billed as a service holiday for so long that it often slips under the mainstream media radar.
It’s still pretty big with service members, though. When it was created back in 1949 it was meant to consolidate the branch service holidays into one nationwide military hootenanny of sorts, but of course the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard folks didn’t want to give up their own service-specific celebrations.
Who would, right?
So, now we get an extra one. And, if you
by Alexander Catt on May 15, 2013 0
THE LANDSCAPE at the Tam family’s home in Medina was uninspiring. “It was really dull, pretty much a pathway to and from the house,” says Lucille Tam. The two flat levels of lawn didn’t even draw the kids outside to play.
The couple dreamed of a garden alive with birds, a landscape to connect the family to nature as well as complement their house. They liked the idea of adding a little wildness to the suburban scene of manicured lawns. Simon Tam, who travels to Paris for his work, is also intrigued by European garden formality. Yet they also hoped for a garden they could maintain themselves.
The Tams hired landscape architect David Pfeiffer to turn their yard into a nature sanctuary as well as a place for their two young girls to play. They also wanted space for dining and asked Pfeiffer to work with what they had. To lend scale to the house, he kept many of the large trees on the property.
by William Lundie on May 14, 2013 0
This month I’m writing to my HOMEGROWN friends about the ominous tale of what could have been.
I could have written about happy things.
I could have written about morel mushroom season, one of life’s glorious pleasures.
I could have written about our booming garden produce. We’re harvesting small volumes of mixed salad greens, spinach, turnips, mixed mustards, brassicas for braising, and beautiful radishes.
I could have written about the continued love-hate relationship I have with my goat herd, the goats having broken into our house one Saturday while we were out on the soccer field. They broke a lot of stuff, i
by Sofia Lanigan on May 10, 2013 0
It was the final game of Anglian Knights season on Saturday as they took on Tigers FC, a team battling for the top spot in the league. The Knights have been on good form over the last couple of weeks beating Frettenham and South Walsham, but they knew this game was going to be very difficult.
The team was missing a lot of players this week, but it did see the return of Liam Smith who badly injured his knee at the beginning of the season, he started in goal for the Knights. Kirk Lanckmans continued at left back with Ian Probert and Kieron Orford at centre back. Chester Gardner completed the back four in his final game for the Knights. Aaron Hooper returned to centre midfield partnering Mark Cook, with Lee Kiddell and Dwayne Powley providing the width for the team.
by William Lundie on May 9, 2013 0
Right in line with many of its other architectural designs, Milwaukee-based Johnsen Schmaling Architects designed this modern cabin in a remote forest of Muscoda, Wisconsin. Measuring just 880 sq. ft., what this compact house lacks in size, it more than makes up for in style. The hillside home is built into the slope, featuring a low-lying volume buried into the hill, connected to a tower overlooking the tree-covered valley below.
The tight budget meant the home had to be small and simple. To keep the home’s footprint small, the architects steered away from a traditional horizontal layout and opted instead for a stacked plan, organizing the communal living space, bathroom and tool shed vertically in the tower.
Now to the horizontal portion of this L-shaped layout.
by Sofia Lanigan on May 7, 2013 0
For being tiny (about 94 inches wide), Chrissy’s laundry room is big on style. Of course, it wasn’t always that way. Above is how it looked before she made it over. Utilitarian: yes. Inviting: not so much. After sewing curtains to hide the wire shelving, a new coat of paint on the walls, light fixture, rug, bins and other doodads, Chrissy’s laundry room is now cute enough to put on display (aka: leaving the door open for all to see.) For more information about the makeover and the individual projects that went into it, head on over to Shanty 2 Chic. And to see more of Chrissy’s magic, visit her blog Hoot Designs.
Hoot Designs – Laundry Room Makeover [Shanty 2 Chic]