I'm Blanca Gómez, an illustrator and designer living and working in Madrid.

Why Is Jane Smiling?
So you’ve brought home an ebullient new contractor to turn your wreck into the Ritz.
Home Smart Home
Energy-monitoring and smart technologies have set up shop in the home, transforming machines for living into veritable living...
An Introduction to Contractors
Architect-author, Dan Maginn of El Dorado Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri, gives us the inside track on one of his favorite...
Words You Should Know
Bid: How much the contractor will charge to build the house.
Building Tomorrow
What will the future hold for contractors and builders? We asked three industry leaders for their prognostications.
In the Nick of Time
Though contractors are unusually deft with tools, accidents do happen.