Furniture with a conscience is a report from the just-ended High Point Market. Held twice a year in North Carolina, trends there are an indicator of whats coming up in the retail furniture world, and not unexpectedly, the article reports that the buzzwords were "sustainable" and "eco-friendly". Some names to remember: the newly formed Sustainable Furniture Council, Forest Stewardship Council and the Smart Wood label. Lines to look for locally: Urban Woods, Bluefish Home, Crate & Barrel's Lockport, Four Hands and Maria Yee. Also from H&G this week:
5 ways: to get kids to help out with the housework. Aimed at helping children get in the habit of straightening up, these tips are not so bad for motivating couch potatoes of all ages.
Snoop Patrol: A tv host from TLC's "What Not to Wear", Stacy London, who apparently has an astonishing number of shoes, does the home life Q&A with the Tribune. NOTE: The round-up is a bit skimpy this week, as only a handful of articles were put online by the Tribune. Hopefully the full section will be available again next week. Top Image: Eco Luxury line from Maria Yee