According to Neiman-Marcus, anyway. Here is a sample of what they’re featuring on their website. (For inspiration purposes only. Unless, of course you really want to pay two hundred and nineteen dollars for a pillow--then go ahead and knock yourself out.)
Acanthus-Leaf Nightstand ($699)
Blue Sea Life Pillows ($175 to $219)
Le Creuset French Ovens ($115 to $200)
As they say, candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker, so in the spirit of he season, I’ve scrounged around looking for cocktail recipes that put the howl in Halloween. Here’s some of the spookiest!
- 1 part bourbon whiskey
- 1 part Drambuie
- 1 part Dubonnet
Mix with ice and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a red cherry and a twist of lemon.
- 1-1/2 oz. Vodka
- 3/4 oz. Coffee Liqueur
- dash of lemon
Mix the Vodka and Liqueur with… Continue Reading
- 10 used ball point pens
- 1” Select Grade Pine, in the following sizes: 17x6” (back), 17x3 1/4” (shelf), 3 1/4 x 2” (x2) (shelf supports)
- Wood glue and short bar clamps
- 10 - 1 1/2” Wood screws
- Electric drill and masking tape or drill press
- 3/8” drill bit
- Phillips driver bit
- Drill bit for pilot hole and… Continue Reading
"Gardeners, listen up. You need not stand by each fall while Jack Frost kills off your favorite tender plants one by one. You can rescue your plants from certain death by bringing them in for the winter. Coleus, begonias, and even heliotropes don't mind taking a holiday as houseplants. And once your plants are indoors, it's easy to make more with cuttings. On the following pages, we've laid out a strategy designed to keep your plants healthy… Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, fellow Curblier ericson posted a question regarding crackle finishing. Ericson’s conundrum was that he is in the Phillippines and was unsure if he would be able to find the crackling medium used in the process. I’ve always had my suspicions as to what the medium was, but–and let me stress this–I really have no clue as to its chemical make-up. That being said, I went about doing a bit of experimenting… Continue Reading
DIY Dump has assembled a "Top Five" list of "DIY idiots" who've attempted a DIY adventure, only to have it take a different course than they planned.
A similar article details that Britons have cause over 350 million pounds of damage to their homes with failed DIY projects.
Does that make you wanna think twice before starting your next DIY-venture?
Nah, I didn't think so
"Pumpkin carving, that beloved family ritual, can turn as nasty as the goblins lurking outside if you're not carefuI, particularly if you let children carve or use the wrong tools. [Consumer Report] informally tested several pumpkin-carving kits and found that they can reduce the risk of getting cut."