| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:53 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is honing in on its home department as part of a bigger plan to turn its stores into mini-malls of sorts.
The struggling department-store chain is unveiling revamped home areas within its stores that feature 20...
| Jan 13, 2013
Three of design's sharpest stylemakers let us in on the things shaping their worlds (and wish lists!) right now.
Paul Makovsky/Editorial Director, Metropolis
Home Furnishing: Finn Juhl's walnut Tray Table, which has a reversible top with a color on...
| Dec 29, 2012
Too cold outside to go out for a run? Too wet, icy? All the old wintertime excuses for ditching your daily jog don't work with the new breed of bad-weather footwear. Warm, dry and grippy, they're designed to get you safely through rain, ice and snow...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 8:30 AM
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| Nov 16, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Are you looking for some sort of Jedi mind trick to get your guy to dress more stylishly?
The way to a man's sartorial heart is through his ego.
"I wasn't really sure if I had a good answer for you, so I went and asked some of my girlfriends,"...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:23 PM
When running becomes a persistent pain in the butt (literally) and all the usual strategies (stretching, physical therapy, massage) fail to ease the pain, it’s time for a gal to contemplate drastic measures. That’s right, it’s time to...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 6:26 AM
As an artisan, Judy Williamson needs only to look outside her window for inspiration.
From her house sitting majestically atop a hill, she has a direct view of South Mountain and the Washington Monument and is surrounded by a rural canvas painted this...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 12:10 PM
After Clint Eastwood's back and forth with an empty chair at the Republican National Convention, I was thinking about doing a Q & A about Paul Ryan with my sofa.
But then I thought, talking to furniture is probably something best left to the...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 4:24 AM
Kids eat free at IKEA through Wednesday, July 4th.
In the restaurant, kids under 12 can pick a combo meal valued at $2.49. No purchase necessary, except you know you can't resist those Swedish Meatballs!
Also, before 11 a.m. on Mondays get a free...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 6:31 PM
When Kevin Luskin decided to fill a vast, long-vacant spot in a shopping center he owns in Towson, he envisioned a "category killer" store that would specialize in sofas and other seating — a store that would defy customers to leave without...
| May 30, 2012
| 2:28 PM
A local furniture manufacturer is cutting back some of its workforce.
Rowe Furniture announced Wednesday that it is laying off some of its workforce.
A news release did not indicate how many people actually were laid off.
Rowe Furniture cited a "...