We didn't entirely forget H&H last week, we just were away and then when we came back we weren't totally inspired by this one. Despite the newsworthiness of Hurricane Katrina, a great subject for the H&H section it does not make. Accordingly, we're cutting a bit out... (Check out the chair on the left. It's going to be at Ikea...) Top Story
- Fine Old Plasterwork and Water Don't Mix: The total inside story on the age old trade of plasterwork in the Big Easy.
- Amazing vintage hardware roundup in Personal Shopper
- House of Antique Hardware - www.houseofantiquehardware.com
- Historic Houseparts - www.historichouseparts.com
- Liz's Antique Hardware - www.lahardware.com
- Van Dyke's Restorers - www.vandykes.com
- Crown City Hardware - www.crowncityhardware.com
- Two remarkable new buildings in Sweden and the Netherlands. One is by Calatrava and one is by René van Zuuk.
- 1stdibs.com is saving the South by still selling New Orlean's antique dealer's wares online.
- Company C is a new shop inside of Kate's Paperie selling colorful, soft housewares.
- Conran is having a 20% sale: Buy the 43-inch-wide Sleeper Sofa, by Niels Benson for less.
- Saitek's wireless stereo speaker unit that can broadcast music from your computer easily.
- Whoo! Whoo! Ikea is introducing "PS 2006" in October with the chair above by Chris Martin.