Annie Howe in Action

The Art of Paper Cutting

The word “scherenschnitte,” meaning scissor snips, is the German name for the art of paper cutting. But this artist has mastered the art with a craft knife.

Lovely Outdoor Furniture Set

The Collector’s Shed

Rescued from ruin, this roomy potting shed houses a gallery of garden-related collections along with potting supplies—and the occasional woodland critter.

Elements of Style Family Room

Elements of Style

A design blogger and author welcomes readers into her life and home for a hearty serving of decorating advice.


Collecting Biscuit Tins

Necessity is often credited for being the mother of invention, and in searching the history of the biscuit tin you will find necessity led the way.