Here are the homegrown highlights from this weekend's Chron H&G:
Need it or not, here it comes: Susan Fornoff previews the annual 2007 International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago. A few of the products she highlighted, including Inventures Products' battery-operated wall sconces (good idea, ugly execution) and MinderCo's WearMinder hanger labels, address issues that have come up here on AT.
Victory in the garden: Apparently our city has 1,823 unsued acres of land that could be used for organic farming! Zahid Sardar covers Amy Franceschini's urban garden-renewal project.
Vogue metal finishes recycle with fashion: Arrol Gellner ties the wax and wane of finishes for home metal fittings to historic events like the 1925 Paris exposition.