Chronicle H&G Roundup: 4.9.06

Chronicle H&G Roundup: 4.9.06

Apr 10, 2006

What's with the Chronicle's weekend H&G coverage? It was very light on H, very heavy on G, and included lots of coverage on dog grooming. Now we know it's spring, but with all the rain we've been having it's a little frustrating to see so little space devoted to actual shelter. Not to mention that most SF residents don't actually have gardens (though many do have dogs.)

Last week's Wednesay's section had some interesting stuff though, starting with Aleta George's piece on a city artist's exit to Vallejo, and contining on through a range of Q&A. Herewith, the rundown on Wednesday AND Saturday:

  • High tech met avant-garde's inevitable fate: If you've ever wondered about the aesthetic origins of the Aeron chair, or you're too young to remember when the term "high tech" was cutting edge, here are some interesting musings on the rise, fall, and legacy of the aesthetic from Emeryville architect Arrol Gellner.
  • AT HOME WITH RANDALL SEXTON: What happened to the artist's home and work when he fled SF rents and space constraints and resettled in Vallejo? (One good question begs another: what happens to the city when the artists leave?)

  • The Age of Denial: Advice on strategies for configuring your parents' home for safe "aging in place." The bits on how to introduce these improvements stealthily are helpful. No-one likes to admit they need a grab bar in the shower.

  • It's time to organize your garage: Pretty obvious stuff, but we suppose it's helpful to be reminded to periodicaly throw things out.

  • Cleaning a couch used as a young artist's canvas: How to remove stains from furniture upholstered with microfiber.

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