CATALYST

Topic: DIY

Ask Umbra: Is synthetic yarn for the birds?

Q. Dear Umbra, I’ve been saving my yarn scraps all year to put out for the birds while they’re building their nests, but I’m wondering about synthetics, like acrylic. Most of my kn …

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Big Life in a Tiny House: Travels to Texas

Previously on Tiny House: The electrical, plumbing and composting toilet are in place, but with a sudden move to Washington state on the horizon for Michelle, finding a place to pa …

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Big Life in a Tiny House: Post #2

Salt Lake Valley resident Michelle Ashton chronicles her transition from apartment renter to tiny house builder, owner and, eventually, dweller. I was living with my two sisters, m …

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Day of the Dead | Family events celebrating art and ancestors

A collection of folk mask from the UMFA’s Education Collection. More masks can be seen at the Discovery Gateway throughout October. PHOTO BY ADELAIDE RYDER   During the Mexica …

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Herbs in Abundance: Dip, drizzle and marinate with fresh garden herbs

Now’s the time to take advantage of the abundance of fresh herbs in the garden. Make a salad sing with diced fistfuls of parsley, sorrel and chives added to a basic vinagrette. Add …

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Comings & Goings: DesignArts Utah seeks

The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is calling all designers, architects, brand/ packaging, display, fashion, furniture, graphic, industrial, interior, lighting, theater, trans …

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Editor’s Notebook

Thoughts about this issue. You’ll find a small gardening story in this issue that is really about optimism and sharing: “The Gifts That Grew,” p. 14. The idea came from contemplati …

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Shall We Dance?

A dress for dancing?—by Amy Brunvand Last month my mother made me a dress to wear for the Living Tra­di­tions Festival. Maybe you saw me dancing with Salt Lake Scandinavian Music …

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The Novice’s Grimoire: May 5–12

Garnet is a crystal with a grand, though somewhat disputed reputation. Garnet is essentially a mineral group comprised of many, and near entirely varied, representatives. The dispu …

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Life Matters

Top 10 spring organizing tips. —by Marla Dee Spring is here and our bodies feel the new life ready to bloom. It is the sweetest time of year for going through your home, clearing o …

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