Maybe it's just us, but this week's H&H is a summer delight, full of guilty pleasures. First of all, we love the big, juicy pics of the Perlbinder's Norman Jaffe house in Sagaponac, then we got into Ken Druse's story on the suburban chicken keeping fad (what? no garden?), and it all came right back home with Aric Chen's article on a hip Williamsburg renovation (with a Ron Gilad lamp). Hey, even Marianne Rohrlich's roundup of Dorm Decor made us chuckle with how glad we are not to be that young anymore.... TOP STORIES
- Drama in the Dunes: Act 2 for a Norman Jaffe Classic:
Beautitul pics and a great story about a family that has held onto this Jaffe classic despite a growing family and numerous attempts by nature to kill it.
- Scratch a Suburb, Find a Chicken:
Hey Martha! We're ordering our chickens this weekend...
- Mold? Mildew? Odors? New Towels Fight Back:
New towels are coming out with Microban, and anti-fungal fabric treatment. Ugh, will the American obsession with germs and our avoidance of work ever end. Eight words: "Teach the kid to pick up his towel."
- In Williamsburg, a Loft Renovation Based on Reuse: Matt Gagnon, a Williamsburg-based designer, does a really nice job with Ramona Liberoff's 1,700-square-foot loft, using recycled and reused bits and otherwise showing what you can do when you aim to consume less.
- Personal Shopper: Dorm Decor:
Oh, how nice not to be a kid again (But check out those crazy colors!)
- Q. What can I do to jazz up a white ceiling? :
Mitchell Owens goes to town on solutions
- There's a green-dragon branding fight brewing in Chinatown
- Chilewich is at it again with a new material called Spun Vinyl
- DWR releases it's first bedding collection - not bad
- Cool - Multimedia work by Julie Farris and Shane Sigler is projected into a lot in Carrol Gardens
- Homer has opened a new shop downtown in in NoLIta, where everything is 50% off