"Furniture makers new mission statement" reports that Arts and Crafts and Prairie designs were the dominant look at High Point this year. The article states that nearly 25 percent of manufacturers showing at the North Carolina furniture market introduced collections referencing Wright's work. Copeland is the new exclusive licensee of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation for reproduction furniture. Scott Price, of Toms-Price here in Chicago reports that his store's sales of Arts and Crafts styled Stickley is up 15% from last year.
Also from H&G this week:
Five things to know when buying a vacuum cleaner: they must be spring cleaning at H&G too...
Forget entrees, let's do dessert: Ideas for an all-dessert party, including two recipes, Nutty strawberries and Cumin dusted roasted pecans.
Broadway Bound: A new (occasional) feature that we really like the sound of: quick visits to neighborhood "strips" of home stores. This week it features four shops on North Broadway in Lakeview, including Guava.
The garden gates are open: Complete listing of Chicago area garden walks for June, July and August.
H&G To Do List: Carpet cleaning resources, a victorian specialists website, the "Design Hotels Yearbook 2006", and the Let's Talk Gardening radio show. top image: ClassicsandBeyond.com