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How to Get Rid of Ladybugs

For many, spotting a ladybug during your day is considered good luck. These small, spotted creatures—also known as lady beetles—are actually very healthy for the environment in most cases. They eat up aphid infestations and other bugs that prey on our garden. However, if ladybugs find their way into your home and multiply, a cute sighting can turn into a major problem. In this guide, we explain how to get rid of ladybugs in your home safely and quickly. We’ll also cover ways they may be sneaking back into your home, where they hibernate and reproduce, and how to shepherd…

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10 Easy Pieces: Remodelista Editors’ Favorite Everyday Wine Glasses

When it comes to the evening tipple, no need for a crystal goblet (especially if the vintage on offer is a go-to everyday table wine). A simple, sturdy, chuck-in-the-dishwasher, double-as-water-glass vessel does the trick. Here’s a roundup of our favorites: Above: Made in France (and virtually indestructible), the Gigogne Glass by Duralex is available as a set of 12 for $45 at Food52. Above: A set of 4 Iittala Lempi Glasses is $50 at Finnish Design Shop. Above: The Vincent van Duysen Clear Wine Glass is $60 at March. Above: The classic French bistro wine glass from Picardie; a set…

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Handled Review

When you are planning a move, do you handle everything yourself, or do you prefer to hire a specialist to help out? Many moving companies hire experts in packing, loading, and transporting so homeowners and renters like you don’t have to stress about the process of moving. Your only task should be finding the right professionals to trust with your personal items and furniture. To guide you on your search for a great moving company, the This Old House Reviews team researched some of the top brands when it comes to price, availability, and customer service. Handled is a website…

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Staying In: A Remodelista Living Room, Styled with Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Here at Remodelista, we approach design (including our own homes) with William Morris’s edict in mind: “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” These days we might tack on an addendum: “and comfortable, eco-minded, and multifunctional, too.” Which is why we’re longtime appreciators of furniture makers Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, who prioritize sustainability, American craftsmanship, and creating spaces of health and comfort with every piece, and whose “artisans of comfort” hand-make their upholstery at their factory in Taylorsville, North Carolina. So when MG+BW emailed us with a design…

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Steal This Look: A New York Kitchen with Old World Charm

Tara Mangini and Percy Bright are masters of the old-as-new look. The near-celebrity designers of Jersey Ice Cream Co. are known for moving in to a space while they transform it, integrating antiques and vintage whenever they can, and retaining the soul of any old property (while updating it, of course). We recently profiled their latest project, an 1890s house in Catskill State Park, New York where Tara and Percy “embraced the history and the whimsical quirks of the house,” the owners say. The kitchen is one area that was completely redesigned—but still has old world charm. “No one believes…

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Creative Compound: A Ceramic Artist Couple at Home and Work in the French Countryside

Ceramic artists Justine and Jean Hay de Slades’ rustic home and studio in France’s Haute Saintonge were years in the making. First, Justine had to establish her line of bone-white porcelain that she calls Epure—the exquisitely simple wares are what first caught our eye: see Made In a Barn in France. Success enabled Jean to join the business in 2014: he oversees production. And very recently, with their three-year-old daughter, Alma, the family bought a parcel of land with two decrepit 19th-century structures on it that enabled them to build their ideal live-work setup. “It’s a small wood house with…

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