Cultivation & Habitation. We're expecially fond of the bamboo story and took pleasure in the bizarre stories of others leaving their home under the watch of friends and strangers...
Return From Vacation. If You Dare. Tales of house-sitting horrors —replacing pets, parties and guests that wear your underwear and don't wash it!
A Cane the World Can Lean On. All about bamboo — the wide variety of specimens, its unique properties and uses, and the difficulty in cultivating it. With all the hype around the "green-ness" of bamboo, this is an excellent primer that clears up some misconceptions.
Great Way to Stay Warm: Vodka and Sunshine Larry Weingarten's energy-efficient and low-maintenance home in Salinas, California. Interesting approaches like a home-made central vaccuum and roofing as siding.
- The Basement Steps Out Into the Light. Beyond the rec-room, basements increasingly house central rooms of a home.
- Room to Improve: How should I furnish an entrance hall?
- Personal Shopper: Curtains, pillows, slipcovers and other accessories to stylishly transform a rental beach house.
(Pics: Stuart Isett, Terrence McCarthy, John Lei)