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hewn & hammered
North America
Hewn & Hammered is devoted to all aspects of the Arts & Crafts movement and its revival, including Mission, Prairie and Craftsman art, craft and architecture.
Interests: graphic design, typography, arts & crafts architecture, grammar
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This is a question that people should perhaps ask themselves before embarking on a self-build project of their own. While the world at large appreciates that naturally-occurring materials provided by Mother Nature herself (think wood, mud and straw) are the most organic and environmentally sustainable as you’re ever likely to find elsewhere, that doesn’t necessarily mean all other man-made materials... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Hewn and Hammered
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Our culture has seen a turn back toward organically grown, non-GMO foods that will better nourish our bodies. And while grocery stores have followed this trend, the majority of goods are not certified organic, which can make that weekly trip to the shop stressful when the vegetables you’re looking for aren’t available. For someone so dedicated to putting healthy foods... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Since the beginning of time, big cities all over the world see an influx of people streaming in, each year, in search of better working and educational opportunities, and seeking the big city way of living. With this comes more and more people looking for suitable accommodation for themselves or their families. Since the ’90s, there has been a drastic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Here is the 411 of watering your lawn properly. For most people, watering your lawn may seem like a relatively easy task. You turn your sprinklers on once a day, make sure it reaches most of the grass, and voila, you are good to go! But in reality, if you want a healthy, green, and overall good looking lawn, watering... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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One of the best things about warm weather is being able to spend time out in the yard or taking care of your yard, but when those pesky weeds keep showing up uninvited, it’s easy to focus on the eyesores. Why do some lawns appear perfect while others collect stickers and dandelions? It’s all about the grass type you choose... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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By now, I’m sure you know what a tiny house is, or at least have an idea. This trend of building small so you can live big has swept through camping and nomad communities, wealthy circles with remote second homes, and television channels like HGTV and DIY network. But now that it’s been a few years and some of the... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Lanyards have a lot of “typical” uses that we think about on a regular basis. Whether you’re thinking about college kids with their ID’s or someone taking their keys with them, you are likely looking at a lot of options that lanyards can be used for. That being said, have you thought about the other options that are available? Here’s... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Because sometimes it’s not about having less stuff, it’s about how you store it. Sometimes it can feel like you are drowning in your own belongings. Stuff seems to be piled up everywhere, and there are just not enough places to put it. The hard part about it too is that it’s all stuff you need and use every day,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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College is about learning and having fun, and where you are going to live is an important part of that. You are embarking on one of life’s first greatest adventures – college. It's super exciting to be thinking about leaving your home and being in your home, but also just a little bit frightening and overwhelming. It’s pretty common for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Edina, a small city located just outside of Minneapolis, is one of the most vibrant and affluent municipalities in the Twin Cities region. The median sales price for Edina Realestate was $437,000 in 2017 and the city is home to just over 49,000 thousand residents and 45 neighborhoods. The city is also a prime choice for families as well, so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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We live in a culture in which everyone seems to be constantly striving to achieve perfection. No matter how unattainable this might be, whether it's our hair, our clothes or even our homes, we strive to constantly improve and perfect. Adding a basement to your home can make a big difference to the overall feel of your home. Adding a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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There are plenty of unique design opportunities in older homes, making them an attractive investment opportunity for those who don't mind a bit of DIY work. Some find the allure of an older home in the design aspects already present in the house, while others relish the chance to pick up an affordable home on the market and improve it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Tired of spotty, patchy, and hard to maintain grass? Well, turf is probably the answer for you. When you hear the word turf you may automatically think of a football field or "fake" grass. While most football fields are lined with a certain type of turf, there are actually a few kinds, one of which is actually a plant and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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From entertaining your friends to the ladies, here are a couple ways to leave them impressed. Man-cave, man-den, stomping grounds or however you want to call it, you finally have your very own bonafide apartment. Sure it comes with a couple of roommates, but other than that it’s all your own.You won’t have a mom or dad telling you to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Want to build your dream home but don’t know where to start? Then read on. Have you always wanted to build and design your own home? Building your own home is definitely the American dream come true, but it can be overwhelming to know where to start. Do you need a designer? An architect? How much will it cost? How... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Making your home Pinterest worthy doesn't need to cost an arm and a leg. Home is where the heart is, and it’s also the place all your friends and family see when they come to visit. You are constantly and consistently pinning things you wish you could do to your interiors to update it and make it look worthy of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Hanging curtains can set the mood for any room. Vibrant colors bring energy to a space, while pastels and muted greys or tans can help create a relaxing vibe. Patterns such as stripes and florals can bring both life and personality to a nook or window, and layering can create depth and change the dimension of a room. Your choice... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
Are you working on your dream house one project at a time? Getting hands-on with home improvements can save you thousands and some projects can increase the value of your home when it’s time to move. But many homeowners end up losing their smart investment because they fail to time their handiwork around the unique challenges of each season. No... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
I would rather use Hewn & Hammered to steer people toward good products, but sometimes that goes hand-in-hand with recommending against those that are substandard. And this is one of those times. A few years ago, my wife and I decided to radically remodel our kitchen, tearing everything down to the boards and replacing all appliances with shiny new versions,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Spring and summer bring sun and flowers, but that also means bugs and spiders. No one likes the idea of bugs in or around their house. But what can be done to get these pests under control? Pest control is something all homeowners are on the lookout for, and there are actually several ways you can keep your house bug... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Nowadays, everyone is getting more concerned about the family health issues. More and more diseases are taking place in this era. One such reason for diseases is the overgrowing population of pests. German cockroaches belong to the same unruly. There are many over the counter medicines available to eradicate the problem. However, they are not safe for health and are... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
Painting the walls of your home sets the tone of your home. And with these tips, you will be set up for house painting DIY in style! 1. Sand Before You Paint Sanding is more important to perfectly painted walls or woodwork than it is given credit for. Sanding levels out spackle and flattens ridges around nail holes, giving you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Natural stone veneers have been gaining in popularity lately for a variety of reasons. Stone veneers don’t use whole stones, which gives them the appearance of whole stones minus the cost. They may be made from concrete with pigments to make them look like stone after they come out of molds, or they may be made from ground up stone... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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Springtime is just around the corner, so it’s time to start making the spring cleaning list! And along with it, think of all the home improvements you’ve been wanting to make but have been putting off in previous years. Well, now is the time! CC Builders, a home construction company in Jackson, WY, helped us put together this list of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered
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With summer quickly approaching, it’s time to start planning your outdoor entertaining space. With exciting new renovation options, why settle for the same old plan of fresh paint? Create an idyllic setting that you’ll be proud to share with family and friends. Consider one of these new trends to spruce up your home exterior, and don’t be surprised when your... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2018 at Hewn and Hammered