For car collectors and like-minded individuals, the garage is their retreat. They can spend hours in it repairing, maintaining, or simply admiring their pride and joy with other enthusiasts—it's no surprise the ideal garage serves multiple roles as a fully equipped workshop, an automotive museum, as well as a receiving area. One such collector is Andy Sta. Maria, whose love and care for his car collection goes beyond acquisition. A self-taught mechanic and avid racer, Sta. Maria has a garage that reflects his interests. It is wide rather than long, and divided into two areas. One side has floor-to-ceiling windows, offering a view from the receiving room. The other side has a sliding door and is lined with tools and cabinets, apropos to being the designated work area. "When we found this place... it had garage space for six cars, which I could park all in a row," recalls Sta. Maria of his current home in Quezon City. He got architect Ed Calma to redesign the garage to his exact … [Read more...] about The ultimate garage (and what it takes to build one)
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By Jane Black The Washington Post Tues., Aug. 21, 2018 Two summers ago, Ronald David canned something he never had before at the Glade Hill Cannery — and he’s canned just about everything: beans, beets, corn, carrots, tomatoes, cherries, peaches, fried apples, applesauce, apple butter, ground beef, stew beef, venison, liver pudding and souse meat. “It was water,” he said, breaking into a hearty laugh. “I don’t know why they want to can it. But if they want to, we can it.” David, 74, is a big man with a wave of white hair, a Tom Selleck moustache and meaty hands. With help from his wife, Carol, he has run the cannery since he retired from DuPont 25 years ago. Back then, the Davids would know when to show up to work when they saw the cannery’s opening day advertised in the local paper. Now, the couple just shows up sometime in early July. Though if a regular needed to get in early — to put up a bumper crop of, say, … [Read more...] about Why are public canneries disappearing?
OSLO - "I've had the car for eight months and it ran fine for four days," says Yngve Solberg, who like many Norwegians is fed up with the slew of problems his Tesla X has given him. Tesla has sold more cars per capita in Norway than any other country in the world thanks to the government's generous measures in favour of electric cars including tax exemptions, free city tolls and public parking. More than 26,000 Tesla S and X models are registered in Norway, according to the website www.teslastats.no. But Tesla has struggled to provide after-sales support that matches the soaring demand for its high-end electric cars. As a result, Tesla owners in Norway face long waits for repairs, a shortage of spare parts, difficulty reaching customer services, leading -- unsurprisingly -- to oodles of complaints. In the first half of the year, Tesla became the company with the fourth-highest number of complaints registered with the Norwegian Consumer Council. In 2017, it held the 24th spot. A car … [Read more...] about News Battery of complaints against Tesla in Norway
By Shivani Vora The New York Times Fri., April 20, 2018 There’s a spark of energy that shows no sign of slowing down in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighbourhood. Situated a few blocks south of the city’s downtown, the area was long a rundown part of town with warehouses, factories and garages. Today, artists, musicians and other creative types are moving into shiny modern condominiums and homes. Just as local real estate developers have been attracted by the inexpensive land and prime location, entrepreneurs have been lured in for these same reasons, too and are opening restaurants, distilleries, art galleries and other businesses that draw crowds from all over town. Bastion: Once a jam factory, now a bar and restaurant: The front area of this airy, 2-year-old space is home to a bar/lounge with mismatched couches and chairs with deep cushions. The cocktails are innovative, the spirit list is long and an oversize plate of decadent nachos is the sole … [Read more...] about Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston has unique rhythm
By Allison Harness Special to the Star Fri., April 13, 2018 PICKERING Location: 380 Dyson Rd., Rougemount Dr. and Rosebank Rd. Asking price: $2,159,000 Size: about 4,000 sq. ft., plus about 2,000 sq. ft. finished basement Lot: 80-by-346 feet, 2-1/2-car detached garage, private drive Article Continued Below Taxes: $13,598 (2017) Bedrooms: 4 plus 3 Bathrooms: 7 The bones of a century home live on in this 1989-built, two-storey Pickering residence named Baker House that replicates the architecture of 1850. With about 6,000 square feet of living space, the house is on a large lot backing onto a ravine overlooking the Rouge River and the Rouge Valley Conservation Area. “My wife Sharon started with the idea of building a reproduction century home from scratch, but came across a builder that had a real century home already dismantled. It is a Regency Gothic, stone cottage-style home, true to its 1850s period,” says home owner David Baker. … [Read more...] about Century home built from an 1850 original: Home of the Week