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In David Hess’ hands, machine innards, weathered scraps of wood, old safes and ancient lawn mower parts get new life as chairs, chandeliers, stair railings and sculptures. Hess, a sculptor and furniture maker whose work is part of the collections of the American Visionary Art Museum, BWI airport, Johns Hopkins …

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At my first newspaper job, the editor marked me for a malingerer and malcontent. He believed that idle hands were the devil’s tools and that I was a veritable Black & Decker showcase of satanic mischief. On Monday mornings while slashing his way through the mail, he would bellow across …

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All Marla and David Oros wanted was a charming old house in the city that had plenty of land— and room for both living and entertaining. (And by entertaining, we mean anywhere from small intimate dinner parties to larger political or charity fund-raisers for, say, 450 guests.) When the couple …

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Anyone walking past Jerry and Georgia Martin’s two joined, brick townhouses near the American Visionary Art Museum would never suspect that a breathtaking terraced garden thrives inside the vine-covered fence. “‘Urban Italian,’ is how I describe it,” says Georgia, a CPA and voracious gardener who has turned into a knowledgeable …

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When the owners of this three-acre North Baltimore home moved here in 1979, the grounds were a maze of English boxwoods. “Hundreds of 7- and 8-foot boxwoods were everywhere,” says the owner. “They had been planted in the ’30s by the parents of the previous owner.” Little by little, year …

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When it comes to entertaining at home, Riche Griffin says, “KISS is one of the best rules:Keep It Simple, Stupid.” As chef and co-owner of Dish— the hot, year-old eclectic restaurant in Rehoboth Beach— Griffin is a natural when it comes to throwing a bash for friends at his Rehoboth …

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Three years ago, friends Kim and Steve Goad invited my husband and me to their Westminster home for dinner and a movie— with a twist.  Billed as the “Driveway Drive-in,” they fed us and a handful of other couples a delicious buffet before we gathered in lawn chairs in front …

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Fern Hill Design “Light, bright and cottage-y,” is how designer Missy Connolly describes the feel of this sun porch. Its yellow and green floral window treatments inspired the theme for the rest of the room. “I fell in love with the fabric and everything started from there,” says Connolly, owner …

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What’s the deal with Ed Scherer and Tom Looney? So far it’s been nine years of 14- to 16-hour workdays running their Canton restaurant Helen’s Garden— Tom cooking in the kitchen, Ed doing the books, greeting customers and keeping things running smoothly in the dining rooms. So you’d think the …

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We went down to Artscape last summer, as we have every summer since its invention. The gods decree that it will be held on the hottest and most humid weekend of July and that at some point a Jakarta-like thunderstorm will drench the displays, leaving everything sodden and sorry. There’s …

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