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By Kellye Crocker Your home’s entryway offers a bright, spacious welcome to guests, but what about the back entrance you use daily? If it’s dim, cramped and depressing–we’re looking at you, endless heaps of laundry–you’re not alone. Improving the garage-to-house transition is a big trend in new home design, says Steve Moore, a senior partner […]
By Wini Moranville My favorite cheeses in the world are the washed-rind cheeses from France and Italy, such as Burgundy’s Epoisses and Lombardy’s Taleggio. Not to be confused with bloomy-rind cheeses, such as brie and Camembert, washed-rind cheeses go one step further: As they ripen, their rinds get rubbed or washed with a solution (often […]
United Way of Central Iowa’s new Hope Initiative aims to help lift 25 single-parent families out of poverty by coordinating programs and services to fit each family’s specific needs. Focused on improving financial stability, ensuring timely high school graduation and building healthy lifestyles, United Way is partnering with four agencies–Hawthorn Hill, Oakridge Neighborhood Services, Bidwell […]
By Kellye Crocker Start spreading the news: The Des Moines Community Playhouse’s Best of Broadway Tour May 8-11 offers Iowa theater fans a juicy bite of the Big Apple. The trip (sure to melt any little-town blues) includes round-trip coach airfare, three nights at the Renaissance Times Square (in the very heart of the city […]
By Kellye Crocker Who hasn’t eyed an artwork and mused, “What was the artist thinking?” Get the inside scoop from acclaimed Danish video artist Jesper Just, who will discuss “Jesper Just: This Is a Landscape of Desire” March 4, three days before the exhibit’s Des Moines Art Center debut. Des Moines is the first city to […]
While silver, nickel and pewter—the “cool kids” of home décor metals—continue to dominate Des Moines, brass is hot in design circles. “It has a warm feeling,” says interior designer Rick Schueder, who encourages clients to try it. “You feel good when you’re in a room with brass.” Several high-end designers and popular retailers are embracing […]