How One Creative Couple Turned Old Windows into an Adorable Greenhouse

In my last design column, I wrote about clever DIY uses for old windows. In my own home, and in a number of design jobs, I’m fairly pleased with my projects of using old windows as giant frames for enlarged… Continue Reading


Old Windows: Clearly, Many Uses

Bone yard:  Slang. an area where old or discarded ships, planes, etc., are collected prior to being broken-up for scrap, or otherwise disposed. Years ago, while on a job for a client at a window and glass shop, I noticed… Continue Reading


Easy Steps to Design a Romantic Bedroom

As an interior redesigner, I am called upon to help clients who feel in a rut with their home interiors. Clients often say that they don’t feel comfortable in their spaces, and may even feel embarrassed to have people over.… Continue Reading


Company’s Coming: Airbnb

Sharing is usually a good thing, and Airbnb is no exception. Airbnb was launched just four years ago, based upon the idea of earning extra income by having guests pay to stay in a private citizen’s home. I’d only just… Continue Reading


Design Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

I went to a local department store to buy my great nephew a birthday gift. I passed the “pink toy” aisle when I heard a little girl’s voice say, “Get over here, Dad!” She reminded me of bratty Violet in… Continue Reading


Sunday Funny: New & Improved, Eh?

Please click the image to see Phil’s cartoon.
Editor’s note: We’ve launched our redesign of A News Cafe today, and we hope you enjoy the fresh new look and features. Please excuse any unforseen glitches as we tidy up, and watch for a special Doni’s Dish discussion of the changes on Monday.

As for our cartoonist, we realize there’s no excusing him … Continue Reading