The super-gigantor Kitchen and Bath Industry Show was held this week in Chicago, and H&G leads off with a story about the show's Design Idea Center put together by five home magazines. The spaces were each designed to represent an ideal space in which to spend a certain time of day, hence the "24-Hour Kitchen and Bath" title. The room pictured is the kitchen from Midwest Living, "Intimate Gatherings", which is the space intended for casual entertaining in the evening hours. It also included a dining area, and an outdoor rooftop living area, complete with fireplace.
Also from H&G this week:
Buying Kitchen Cabinets: five things to know about this major purchase - from the floor up.
Slow down, be happy and appreciate the past: Alexandra Stoddard's new book is about living with antiques. The author is the opening speaker for the upcoming Chicago Antiques Fair at The Merchandise Mart.
Bringing Maggie Daley home: A pink tulip was bred in Holland and named as an honor for Maggie Daley. A bouquet was sent to celebrate the kickoff of the annual Tulip Days along Michigan Avenue which runs from April 25 - May 14. (those giant planters of tulips really do look amazing in the middle of all that concrete)
Garden Clippings: Underwood Gardens, purveyor of rare, endangered and heirloom seeds is one of the vendors who will be at the Garfield Park conservatory next Saturday. The Green and Growing Fair will be held from 10 - 4 pm. Check greennetchicago. org for all the info. top photo: NKBA Design Idea Center by the Meredith Corporation.