Operation Ornament is the Second Annual "Have a Ball" auction. 22 celebrities fashioned ornaments which are being auctioned off to raise funds for the Tribune Holiday Giving campaign. The list of ornament makers includes Angela Adams, Karim Rashid and Redmoon Theater's Jim Lasko. The one pictured is by musician Tatsu Aoki. Click here to view all the ornaments and bid. Also from H&G this week:
Bedding: The new mainstream market for bamboo and beech sheets and pillowcases.
5 things: A few tips and bits of info on snow removal.
Dishing: Olives as the main dish attraction. Baked catfish in olives and Braised pork ribs in olive sauce.
The future in furniture: According to reporter Marge Colborn, it's Las Vegas vs. Highpoint in the battle to host the main furniture trade show and the new color is all shades of pale blue...