An invisible mirrored fence is way better than a white picket fence

Sure a white picket fence is part of the American dream but it's so much cooler to have this fence of mirrors surrounding your house. It turns the boundaries of your yard invisible. It changes colors with the seasons. And it is gleaming fun to look at. » 3/06/14 9:03pm 3/06/14 9:03pm

7 Plants To Scare Off Burglars, Nosy Neighbors, and Everyone Else

Do you want to avoid burglars and nosy neighbors? And pets and small children? And possibly all other human beings? But do you also have a refined aesthetic sense—none of that ugly concrete, please—and a green thumb? No worries! These anti-personnel plants are as effective as any moat. » 1/20/14 3:20pm 1/20/14 3:20pm

Don't You Wish You Were In One of These Beautiful Natural Pools?

You'd be crazy not to love stark, modern design like the stunning Tangga House, but the natural look can be beautiful too. Take these awesome man-made pond pools from Water House for example. You can't tell me you don't want to dive in right now. » 8/31/13 6:16pm 8/31/13 6:16pm

How to Roll a 340-Ton Boulder Through the Streets of Los Angeles

How does one move 680,000 pounds of solid granite from a quarry in Riverside county, through some of the busiest streets in the country, to the grounds of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art? This mammoth trailer is certainly a start. » 10/12/11 11:30am 10/12/11 11:30am

Amateur Lawn Striping On the Cheap

So a lack of athletic talent has led you to compensate by desiring "stripes" in your lawn. No big deal! Just pick up this relatively inexpensive striping kit from Toro and go to town on that grass. » 5/01/11 5:00pm 5/01/11 5:00pm

New York City Needs These River Pools

This is the East River State park. It's next to my house and—in the spring, summer, and early fall—I love to go there and lay down to read a book. Sadly, that pool is not there. » 8/11/10 7:00pm 8/11/10 7:00pm