It's that time of year--the end of February (still two-feet of melting snow outside)--when the spring-cleaning gene kicks in and the urge to clean o...
We like to think these examples are as antiquated as an old rotary phone in our iPhone world, but unfortunately they are not.
If I were President of the United States -- the current President or a newly elected one -- I would immediately convene in the White House a meeting of respected and imaginative representatives of both labor and management from a wide segment of the marketplace.
According to an age-old maxim that has never appeared in Maxim, the racy men's magazine whose target audience is not exactly geezers like me, age is relative, especially if you have old relatives.
For the connaisseurs of the famous flea market of Paris, Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, a new space is born. Habitat, of the giant furniture store fame, has...
We scoured the blogosphere and checked in with Sheila Schmitz, editor at Houzz, a home design and renovation site, to round up the year's interior trends.
We will have to ask our retailers: Are you meeting the California flammability standard with chemicals in foam (i.e., business as usual)? Or are you meeting the standard through physical barriers instead?
The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.
A life-sized elephant weighing less than 10 lbs by artist/designers Seth D'Ambrosio, Rafi Aji, Brooke Francesi, and Dustin Tilsdale ...
The neighborhood across the Arno River is called the Oltrarno. Hidden from the tourist centric cafés and crowded piazzas of the city's center, this bohemian, off the beaten path neighborhood is home to sculptors, bookbinders and metalworkers.
Etsy. You know it. You love it. You have five wooden feather necklaces to prove it. But aside from all the home-brewed soaps and ethically sourced knit arm warmers, did you know that Etsy is also a great place to find inexpensive knock-offs of high-design home goods?
We have a lot of stuff. We have neighbors who need stuff to increase the quality of their lives and strengthen their day to day survival. What we don't have are enough connectors, enough systems to efficiently get the stuff from the people who no longer need it to the people who very much do.
Herve Van Der Straeten is not your average furniture designer. Unlike many whose designs are produced in big quantities in factories in the Far East, Herve mostly designs unique one-off pieces or in very small quantities which he manufactures himself.
The tables built the day before were linked end-to-end smack in the middle of a beautiful outdoor setting. The day's menu was made of produce and meat sourced from local farms, bread from a nearby bakery, and cheese from a creamery located just down the road.
The innovation, commitment and parties are almost to pre-Recession levels so it was great to see the furniture industry on the rebound. The excitement was palpable but there were some standout companies at NeoCon that I thought were particularly inspiring.
If you are heading to the show, here are a few exhibits and presentations that should be on your agenda.