H&H roars into fall with a great lead story, "Back Off Buatta: Craig Is My Decorator," which speaks to our heartland. It has color! It has Craigslist! It has a great back story! And it's written by Penelope Green, who seems to have been stolen away from the Real Estate section for another of her star turns. As MJ, who sent us the link to this story, says, "I'm in love with the eccentric-ness of it!"
- In a Brooklyn Bayou: A New Orleans architecture firm, Ledbetter Fullerton Architects, relocates to Brooklyn with families in tow - all 17 of them. Inspiring. As the writer puts it, it's a "modern-day wagon train."
- A Scholar Tackles the Wash: Guy Decor's latest. This is a nice review of Cheryl Mendelson's new book, "Laundry," which is all about the importance of doing the laundry. You will remember that she is the author of "Home Comforts: The Art & Science of Keeping House," which we love.
- Q&A - Comely Lamp Cords?: Good tips here on upgrading from regular old white and brown plastic.
- Everything Is Illuminated: LED technology has gone crazy. Light is getting into everything. Here's a good primer.
- Personal Shopper - Tables and Chairs for Children: Another great roundup for those parents who want some chic, modern options.
- The Lower East Side Tenement Museum has opened a shop, Recollections, which sells "period antiques and collectibles." If MoMA can do it, why can't they?
- The Home Garden Center opens today at the New York Botanical Garden
- Coran has some chic new "African" style furniture.
- ABC Carpet has a new collection of patchwork rugs called Fragments, made from old ones.
- Is it a national treasure? A 1987 office interior by the architect John Lautner is about to be scrapped unless some stops the new tenants.
- Great tip! Precision Leather Crafter makes new leather covers for butterfly chairs to give them a classier, more durable look and feel.