A whole lotta playfulness underfoot is the story of a designer's collaboration with his son, a preschooler. Designer Raju Peddada said, "We had to do something really radical, getting away from geometric, getting away from organic - Something capturing accidental and incidental beauty, which is very difficult to do." But not for his child. His son's drawings (done between the ages of 2-4) were the basis for the Tex-Mix collection of rugs. Also from H&G this week:
Snoop Patrol: Four Bears teammates do the H&G questionnaire.
Living the Green Life: Another reader question, this time about turning down the heat, part of H&G's 2007 green living focus. Also, have a tip on living green? Send it in today (its the deadline) to be in the running for a set of Ecobag string grocery bags. Email info available at the end of the article when you click through.
Dishing: The dishing column welcomes a new writer this week - former Tribune test kitchen director and cookbook editor JeanMarie Brownson joins Ron Bilaro in bringing recipes to the H&G readers. She kicks things off with three snack recipes...spicy sesame back back ribs, jalapeno chicken and avocado wraps and zesty artichoke dip.
Five Ways: to gently resolve situations when wildlife meets homelife. Top Image: Liblalee rug via Peddada