Recent articles in the Chron's H&G included one by Susan Fornoff on online furniture shopping. In Clicking for couches: Shoppers buying more furniture online, she talks to several retailers about the nearly $2B in online furniture sales buyers spent last year.
Also from H&G (including a surprising pick for Around the House):
Design Dilemmas: Making space for living, dining in ranch house: An Oakland homeowner asks Christine Reid for help with a 1948 ranch home with no foyer or coat closet
GADGET HYGIENE: Clean screens without ruining the coating: Laura Thomas says that "E-tronic Wipes are great for computer screens, keyboards and keypads, including those on cell phones, stereos and DVD players"
Around the House: Put a lid on countertop composting odors: Susan Fornoff features Clean Air Gardening's countertop ceramic compost pail that has a deodorizing carbon filter
Around the House: Pocket UV Disinfector: "The makers promise that it's harmless to humans and pets but kills 99.9 percent of all bacteria and viruses"
Around the House: At-home stripper pole: According to Susan, the Fresno manufacturer of Lil' Mynx removable stripper poles "reports that sales are especially strong in New York and California, particularly in the Bay Area"
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