Home and Garden Roundup: 4.16.06

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The 45th Salone Internazionale del Mobile held last week in Milan’s new fairgrounds is the focus for H&G’s lead story. Our favorite quote sums it all up: “We’re in Italy. I expect things to be beautiful. I don’t expect them to be rational”. Bravo!

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Welcome to Apartment Therapy’s Smallest Coolest Contest- the article! Interviews with Rob Radencic of Portland (“ Apartmequarium“)
and Jill Slater, editor of AT-NY’s amazing The Inside Out and Smallest Coolest judge. Something we like to hear: “the challenges of limited space and money aren’t burdens, but rather fodder for inspiration.”

Also from H&G this week:

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House Walks Season: A listing of upcoming house walk tours for April, May and June. These are the fundraisers that allow peeks at home interiors – and we can’t believe how extensive this list is…

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The Sharpest Cut: Techniques for maintaining formal hedges from Bruno Maciuszek, 80, who has been pruning the hedges around Buckingham Fountain for the Park District since 1959.

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Gardening Questions?: All the info on two excellent sources for getting your questions answered by master gardeners – the Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Garden Plant information service.

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Gardenspeak: Five things to know about botanical names.

top photo: design niews-designws.com

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