In yesterday's Chron,
we learned -- or were reminded -- that as Americans, um, grow larger, so does furniture. Susan Fornoff's article details the fact that American furniture makers are making wider, deeper, cushier seating to accommodate us.
But is it going to sell if it's ugly but comfortable? As Pulaski Vice President Jim Kelly says, "when you deal with fashion, you're never going to sell it unless it's pretty."
Starting from the Bottom: Furniture manufacturers widen their wares to suit expanding American derrieres
Design Dilemmas: Charles Smith helps a Truckee homeowner decide whether to "shrink" her living/dining room
Happy blooming New Year! Camellias, hellebores, winter hazel can brighten desolate Bay Area gardens: Demetra Bowles Lathrop writes about three mainstays of the winter garden
Take steps to protect your garden before harsh Bay Area winter weather comes: Katherine Grace Endicott's January garden checklist