Made in the Shade: The ABCs of Patio Umbrellas

Pop singer Rihanna may tempt you to get under her umbrella, ella, ella, (you get the picture), but tell her no thanks, because all you need to keep shaded and dry can be found right in your own backyard. Patio umbrellas are sometimes overlooked as a boring piece of furniture. On the contrary, there are … Read moreMade in the Shade: The ABCs of Patio Umbrellas

Is Recycled Rubber Mulch Edging Really Eco-Friendly and Green?

The word “recycled” brings to mind visions of conservation, ecology, and saving the world, but is that word really ecologically friendly when it’s put on a product like recycled rubber edging and mulch? Experts say that recycled rubber may not be healthy for our yards or our families. Millions of tires are disposed of every … Read moreIs Recycled Rubber Mulch Edging Really Eco-Friendly and Green?

A Review of City Designer 3 – Windows Software for Creating Fantasy City Maps

This is one reader’s review of a fantasy/science fiction CAD drafting program used to make overland, top-down maps. This Windows program has excellent graphics that can be used to easily drop in details for maps of cities, forests, and even boats. It also comes at a very affordable price. Overview City Designer 3 is a … Read moreA Review of City Designer 3 – Windows Software for Creating Fantasy City Maps

New Landscape Design Package from SoftQuad’s Alpha Software Division Includes Free Photo Scan Service, Web Image Downloads

Complete Landscape Designer Offers Botanical Database That Turns Do-It-Yourselfers Into Horticultural Experts BURLINGTON, Mass., April 14 /PRNewswire/ — Alpha Software, a division of SoftQuad International (Nasdaq: SWEBF; Toronto: SKI), today announced Complete Landscape Designer, a feature-rich software package that combines ease-of-use and photo-quality landscape design capabilities with a comprehensive library of plants and structures. Complete … Read moreNew Landscape Design Package from SoftQuad’s Alpha Software Division Includes Free Photo Scan Service, Web Image Downloads

SANTA AND THE BIG KIDNAP

SANTA AND THE BIG KIDNAP. Now, I don’t want you to get the idea that Santa Claus was a drinker, but when I bumped into him in the pub last night he was pissed out of his mind. I’m Clark Hogwash, by the way, owner of the donkeys that ply their trade on Skegness Beach. … Read moreSANTA AND THE BIG KIDNAP

How to Find and Use Recycled Corrugated Metal Roofing

A great inexpensive alternative to use when replacing an old roof is recycled corrugated metal. This highly recyclable material dramatically reduces cooling and heating costs. Learn why you should use this form of metal roofing, prices, and where to find suppliers. Green Home Remodeling with Metal Roofing Whether you’re planning a complete renovation or installing … Read moreHow to Find and Use Recycled Corrugated Metal Roofing

Interior Design Games: Your Virtual Decorating Concepts

Have you ever dreamed of becoming an interior designer? Gaming developers have made a virtual scenario that enables budding style artists and those who have the knack for residence decorating to live their dreams to the fullest. With interior design games that capture your wildest imagination, you are able to produce your own unique style … Read moreInterior Design Games: Your Virtual Decorating Concepts