The sound of good design: Cheryl DuCote had a $200,000 budget to create four rooms that showcase top-of-the-line home audio equipment for Michael Woods' Elite Audio Systems in Potrero Hill. The fancy speakers in the picture above (U-volas) are too pretty to be hidden. Susan Fornoff's article contains several other great products and tips for home audio installations.
AROUND THE HOUSE: Sally joins Susan this week and recommends the Garcia Imports' Summer Sale. Susan's on the home tech beat, adding Eaton's Home Heartbeat, a wireless home security system, and Thermador's fast-heating wall ovens to her list of picks.
Moving a hive of wild bees while saving the swarm: A fascinating story from T. Jeff Williams about the thriving bee community he found underneath his backyard shed, and how he used craigslist to relocate them to Half Moon Bay.
Weed it and reap a more bountiful, easier-to-grow garden: Lee Reich shares tips on how to manage and minimize the weeds, including the vinegar tip!