Beautiful Entry Steps

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During a recent visit to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, I encountered a visual catalog of beautiful entry steps to the historic buildings.  Hope these inspire you to build something that’s both practical and… Continue reading

Eye-catching Stone Paving at Outdoor Mall

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The new open air City Creek Shopping Mall in downtown Salt Lake City emphasizes good design, even down to the paving stones.  Look at these perfectly laid irregular shapes.  The designer and masons… Continue reading

Doggie Waste Bags Cleverly Presented

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At the new open air City Creek Shopping Mall in Salt Lake City, waste bags for cleaning up after dogs are nicely presented on a post topped by a well-mannered dog.

Designing with Mums?

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Chrysanthemums, those stalwart flowering potted plants of fall, seem terribly staid and boring until you encounter the hybrids being perfected by expert gardeners.  Brookside Gardens in Maryland held its juried annual chrysanthemum show… Continue reading

Mule Deer Walked Here

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At the new City Creek Mall in Salt Lake, the stone pavers include the hoofprints of mule deer and other wildlife native to the region (plus the irregular stone paving is beautifully laid).