Karen Klages covers the show in Milan, 2007's Internazionale del Mobile. Her buzzwords: "organic shapes and themes. Femininity. Elegance. Silver and gold metallics... And interesting beds..." like Patricia Urquiola's Lazy Night bed (above) for B&B Italia.
According to Karen's coverage, "expressive design was the biggest news coming out of this year's show". Murray Moss is quoted as discussing "...a kind of "neo-expressive direction," referring to the lack of "decoration and narrative" in objects since the late 1920s and the hold that the machine age has had on the design world for the last 70 years or so". Check out the extended special section here for more details.
Also from H&G this week:
House Walks: An exhaustive report on area house tours for May through August.
To do List: Read it: The May issue of Consumer Reports includes the Annual Product Reliability Survey. 30 kinds of products are reported upon and nearly 950,000 readers participated.
Banishing Clutter: A list of ideas and tips from two new books (Organize It by Mervyn Kaufman and The Well Organized Home by Judith Wilson) on organizing and storage.
Dishing: Jean Marie Brownson adapts and updates two of her favorite recipes. A cajun style meatloaf (Paul Prudhomme's) and chocolate pots de creme (Julia's).
Top Image: From the Tribune slideshow