Jane Dagmi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

For almost 15 years, Jane Dagmi served in the editorial department of Country Living. Later, she worked as Communications Manager of Parlore, an interior design project management technology company. Today, she's Editor in Chief of Designers Today, Furniture Today, and Home Accents Today. As a freelancer, Ms. Dagmi has written extensively for numerous home-and-garden outlets, including Cottages & Gardens and HGTV. She lives in the Ft. Lauderdale area with her two daughters. Jane Dagmi on LinkedIn | Google+

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JUNE 15, 2012 | FRIDAY
Design Manifest: A Father's Day Tribute

I love the concept of "the family business. " It has that old-world feeling of apprenticeship, with one generation picking up skills from another. But the family business is one...

MAY 21, 2012 | MONDAY
5 Great Backsplash Ideas

Prior to April, I was a "tile virgin. " But then I went to Coverings, the tile and stone industry trade show. With over 800 exhibitors in 300,000 square feet of space, I was ove...

MAY 9, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
2020 Alton Road: Anatomy of a LEED Home

The luxurious super-green house underway at 2020 Alton Road in Miami Beach is moving right along on its way toward LEED Platinum certification. Outfitted with top-of-the-line, energy-effi...

MAY 2, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Make Kids Eco-Aware

The way to a young person’s conservation-conscious heart is through active learning—and maybe some candy. Kids love to say, “I hate school. ” As a parent and substitute teacher, I believe...

APRIL 5, 2012 | THURSDAY
Building Community: A Scene from Delray Beach

According to the City of Delray Beach, community service has no age requirement. At this weekend’s “Curb Appeal by the Block” project, volunteers as young as four came to paint, garden, a...

MARCH 14, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
From Construction Site to Runway: The Loop Jacket

Final countdown to spring! Time to park the parka and whip out the windbreaker. Don’t have one or looking to buy something fresh? Check out the Loop Jacket, a lightweight, stylish, and ec...

FEBRUARY 13, 2012 | MONDAY
A "Young House Love" Affair

Sherry Petersik is glowing. Her husband John is nearby. Baby Clara, one of the cutest child co-stars of the blogging world, is still sleeping. Since these passionate DIYers usually tackle...

FEBRUARY 7, 2012 | TUESDAY
2020 Alton Road: Prime "Green" in Colorful Miami Beach

At 2020 Alton Road, a home on track to be Miami Beach's first LEED Platinum residence is steadfastly taking shape. Much progress has been made since our last post, and general contractor ...

JANUARY 26, 2012 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila's Holiday Gift Guide: For Kids

Educational, craft-y, and just plain cute gift ideas for the DIY kid in your life.

JANUARY 26, 2012 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila's Holiday Gift Guide: For Men

Browse 15 fresh holiday gift ideas for the DIY dad, husband, boyfriend or just plain handyman.