Home & Garden Roundup: 09.27.06

Home & Garden Roundup: 09.27.06

Sep 28, 2006

We heart Zahid Sardar. In yesterday's H&G he wrote an obit for two luminaries in the design world. Ivan Luini, founder and president of Kartell US Inc., and his friend Sergio Savarese, founder and designer of Dialogica, died in a plane crash on September 15.

We wish the Chron's Design Editor wrote more often. But under happier circumstances.

  • Appreciation: Design world's loss: Two innovators who died in midcareer were friends whose lives often converged

  • Righteous carpet making: Rugmark asks buyers to make sure handmade rugs aren't made by illegal child labor: Here's more information about the international non-profit that we mentioned in last week's ALTO Stair Treads post. (We also learned a new term: "LOHAS," -- "the estimated 68 million Americans leading "lifestyles of health and sustainability." The article mentions "a Harvard study done on sales of towels and candles at Manhattan's famed ABC Carpet that concluded that LOHAS consumers will pay more -- as much as 20 percent more in the study -- for products that are certified organic or green.")

  • Design dilemmas: Beryn Hammil helps an Oakland couple re-design their living room for entertaining, not watching television

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