BuildDirect Blog: Life at Home

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Steffani Cameron

Steffani Cameron is a Victoria BC-based writer on a variety of topics. Here on the BuildDirect blog, she specializes in writing about smaller, urban spaces. How do you make the most of your smaller space? How do you decorate it to suit you? And how do you wage the war against clutter and win? This is Steff’s specialty.

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Recently, we decided it’d be interesting to do a series taking a look at architectural carvings. From time to time, we’ll run stories on architectural carvings that have been done over the centuries and even millennia. This would cover everything...
For a lot of people, a well-rounded life means learning to play some musical instruments. The trouble with learning to play instruments is that everyone sounds like a butcher in the beginning. Whether your kid fancies themselves the next...
It’s funny how sometimes buying one little thing for your home or office can be a philosophical epiphany. It’s the Qi of stuff and the fact that I’ve moved twice I’ve moved twice in the last 26 months that’s sparked...
I’m 40 now, and I still remember our childhood playhouse with great fondness. There’s something almost right-of-passage about a kid having a playhouse. It’s like going down the rabbithole, you know? No grown-ups allowed! One of my dearest friends...
Urban beehives are really sweeping cities. With more cities realizing how critical bee health is to our food supply, administrators have gotten onboard and allowed city dwellers to start running their own apiaries. Luckily for us, Europe, as always,...
The internet is a haven for mis-attributed or flat-out lying quotes, like one claiming Einstein once said mankind would die in four years if the humble bumblebee ever ceased to exist. Not actually said by him or maybe ever...