A Plastering ‘Watch List’
Taking control of the plastering process is within reach of any quality-oriented designer or builder, declares Kim Skinner.  To help you on your way, he offers this step-by-step guide to managing what should happen on site before, during and after plaster application takes place.      
Color Me Unimpressed
It's attention-getting, so it's easy to figure out why it's done.  But in this case, my feeling is that just because it can be done doesn't mean it should be done. What I'm agitated about here is the peculiarly popular practice of coloring fountain water to commemorate special dates or events.  You know what I mean:  Think about all those fountains dyed red for Valentine's