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2014 colour of the year is bloomin’ baffling

February 4, 2014

Oh, my aching eyes. I’ve been spending some time studying Pantone’s 2014 colour of the year, “Radiant Orchid.” So what’s a radiant orchid? The big, frilly kind your granny might have worn as a corsage. It’s a sort of purple, but it‘s bluer than a true purple, and it’s pinker than lavender. But it’s more […]

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Home is where the art is

Art has been with us, well, as long as humans have been humans. Think of the vivid cave paintings found around the world… the still-fascinating wall paintings of Egypt … New World pre-Columbian art … aboriginal art of North America, Africa and the South Pacific. Not to mention the masters of the Middle Ages, the […]

Give your home a fall tune-up

Like it or not (and I don’t), I have to admit signs of autumn are pushing their way in. I need a hard hat, so many acorns are cracking down on the patio. Kids are giggling by on their way to school. Breezes are moving in from the north. And, inexorably, the sun is rising […]

Seven steps to a successful move

The busybodies who keep track of such things say that moving is one of life’s most stressful events. It can sure seem that way on the day itself and the weeks leading up to it. And we’re heading into prime time. “Peak moving season is in late June or early July, though typically the cycle […]


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