With the home stretch of summer upon us, there's never been a better time to gather up a few friends (and a couple of watermelons) and head out back for an old-fashioned picnic. Here's a few goodies to have on hand ...
This week: Mortgage fraud and preservation troubles amongst Andy Cohen's finest, IKEA does dollhouse furniture and architectural phobias, illustrated. Plus: Bird-friendly roofs and bug-unfriendly backyards.
In an, err, illuminating survey released by the dimmer wizards at Lutron, 90 percent of Americans admit to leaving the lights on in unoccupied rooms. Kids, naturally, our burdened with a majority of the blame.
News you may have missed this week while sweating: IKEA relaunches a game-changing design, disinfecting wipes wreak havoc on sewers and the air conditioner turns 'eleventy-one.' Plus, Zaha Hadid takes Manhattan.
Yes, the wood furniture and home accessories found at IKEA are indeed made from actual lumber in some shape or form and, not surprisingly, the sustainability-minded retailer consumes a whole lot of it.