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Want to save time and money? Kill your lawn and embrace drought-resistant plants

How to kill part of his lawn and put in a more drought-tolerant garden that is nearly maintenance-free.

Home & Garden

Wallpapers from Brett Design pack serious punch

Take one look at Brett Beldock's dramatic wallpaper, and it's no surprise to learn the New York-based interior and product designer has a background in fashion. In fact, an eye for color, texture, material and scale clearly informs all her work for Brett Design, from luxe seating, tables and casegoods to a line of custom rugs for Doris Leslie Blau.

Home & Garden

5 small household changes that will reduce your carbon footprint

Environmental awareness is becoming more and more of a priority to most Americans. We bring canvas bags to the grocery store, ditch paper towels for washable cloths and use ride share transportation apps. Regardless, our society is slowly shifting towards more environmentally-friendly ways with the mentality that if we don't take care of our world, who will?

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An obsession with whiskey leads to candles

Porch Fly started as a T-shirt company, but ventured into candles after founders Joshua Gruder and Bryant Szabo decided to try to make a candle that smells like whiskey
Juli Leonard jleonard@newsobserver.com
An obsession with whiskey leads to candles 1:07

An obsession with whiskey leads to candles

Matt Booty of Enkle Designs finds inspiration in Scandinavian design 1:46

Matt Booty of Enkle Designs finds inspiration in Scandinavian design

Handmade: Potter Anna Eaves of Raleigh's Arrow + Sage 1:50

Handmade: Potter Anna Eaves of Raleigh's Arrow + Sage

Crowds flock to see big, stinky corpse flower at NCSU 1:24

Crowds flock to see big, stinky corpse flower at NCSU