| Jun 21, 2014
As president of Muji, the Japanese retailer that takes its name from a term that means "no-brand quality goods," Masaaki Kanai has worked with designers such as Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic and Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban. But you...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Put the champagne on ice, Baltimore.
With seven ballparks left on his journey, a man touring our great nation in search of the best ballpark hot dog gave the fare at Oriole Park at Camden Yards the highest ranking of his summer-long trip after taking in...
| Jun 27, 2014
Darvin Furniture is spending $4 million to expand its Orland Park store to more than 200,000 square feet, continuing the philosophy of the third-generation, family-owned business that it operates best under one big roof.
Darvin, which opened on 2...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:39 AM
Ikea has expanded the solar energy system at its Perryville distribution center, making it by far the largest rooftop array in the state.
The home furnishings retailer said Tuesday it began installing additional solar panels last fall to double the...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 6:30 AM
PARIS- TrustNordisk has sold Gunnar Vikene's comedy "Here is Harnold," to multiple territories.
The Scandi giant presented a 3-minute promo at Cannes and sold the film to Germany (NFP), Japan (Nikkatsu Corporation), Switzerland (Frenetec Films), Czech...
| May 9, 2014
| 4:53 AM
President Obama will promote his record on energy efficiency on Friday by touting several initiatives he says are taking hold across the country – as well as the completion of one very close to home.
After years of delay, solar panels have been...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:24 AM
It's Freebie Friday!
Today's edition is devoted to all the hard-working moms out there. My massive list is packed with freebies, dining deals, retail coupons, last-minute gift ideas and free fun things to do with the lady in your life on Mother's Day...
| Apr 15, 2014
It is a weekend for working around the house. My fiancee, Erin, and I have the baby's room to paint and some IKEA furniture to assemble. I roll out of bed early — 10:30 — and get into my wheelchair. Erin is already making coffee in the...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For Cleo and McShane Murnane, building a house for their family wasn't just a labor of love. It was an exercise in patience and perseverance.
The couple first began their home search in the middle of the real estate boom, in 2006, when Cleo was pregnant...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:30 AM
An avalanche seems like the right metaphor for trouble that starts small, gathers momentum and ultimately threatens to wipe out the peaceful balance of a posh Scandi couple's ski vacation -- and possibly even their marriage -- in Ruben Ostlund's precisely...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Ikea, the home furnishings store of choice for college dorms and bachelor pads around the world, is creating a new museum that is expected to open in the fall of 2015. The company will turn its first store in Älmhult, Sweden into a museum that will...