The 45th Salone Internazionale del Mobile held last week in Milan's new fairgrounds is the focus for H&G's lead story. Our favorite quote sums it all up: "We're in Italy. I expect things to be beautiful. I don't expect them to be rational". Bravo!
Welcome to Apartment Therapy's Smallest Coolest Contest- the article! Interviews with Rob Radencic of Portland (" Apartmequarium") and Jill Slater, editor of AT-NY's amazing The Inside Out and Smallest Coolest judge. Something we like to hear: "the challenges of limited space and money aren't burdens, but rather fodder for inspiration." Also from H&G this week:
House Walks Season: A listing of upcoming house walk tours for April, May and June. These are the fundraisers that allow peeks at home interiors - and we can't believe how extensive this list is...
The Sharpest Cut: Techniques for maintaining formal hedges from Bruno Maciuszek, 80, who has been pruning the hedges around Buckingham Fountain for the Park District since 1959.
Gardening Questions?: All the info on two excellent sources for getting your questions answered by master gardeners - the Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Garden Plant information service.
Gardenspeak: Five things to know about botanical names. top photo: design niews-designws.com