| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Name: Propet Packable Washable Travel Shoes
What it is: Lightweight (7 ounces) walking shoes that can be folded for packing. Unlike many athletic shoes, these can be washed. The nylon-mesh uppers allow air to circulate, keeping your feet cooler, and they...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:14 AM
As the New Year dawns, many people will look around and realize that it's time for a little freshening up at home.
Putting away the holiday knickknacks is a good start, but more substantial dramatic changes require a little more effort — although...
| Jan 9, 2012
At first, they laughed at Vibram's weird ultra-light shoes with the five individual toe compartments. Now, with the barefoot-inspired minimalist tide sweeping the running and workout worlds, competitors big and small are rushing to copy it. Converts...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 2:00 PM
Terri Hartwell Easter has an interior design philosophy that incorporates three of her favorite things: furniture, art and fashion.
They converge in high style at the Maris Elaine Gallery, a fine-art and home furnishings store at National Harbor in...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 5:51 PM
In the tradition of the old-fashioned trunk show, home furnishings vendors often stage events to present new fabrics, wallpapers, finishes and more to interior designers hungry for new ideas.
The materials typically come in swatches or sample books or...
| Jan 13, 2012
In 1978, Byron Donzis walked into a Houston hospital looking for Dan Pastorini, the Houston Oilers' prized quarterback who was laid up with three broken ribs from a recent game. Donzis was wearing a trench coat and carrying a large bag. He was accompanied...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 4:18 AM
For millions of years, crabs have been scuttling about the bottom of the world's oceans and bays, but few regions have embraced the mean-spirited, omnivorous crustacean with as much vigor as we have here in Maryland.
When I moved here from the Midwest...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 10:32 PM
Things have always been a bit uncertain for Second Chance, a salvage depot and nonprofit organization that has built a loyal following among homeowners, interior designers, commercial builders and art students seeking one-of-a-kind home items —...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:43 AM
From Tinseltown to the Star City.
Furniture from Michael Jackson's home has arrived in Roanoke.
Grand Home Furnishings purchased some special furniture at an estate auction in December.
The armoire and other items belonged to Jackson.
| Jan 8, 2010
| 4:33 PM
California manufacturing could be headed for an upswing in the early part of the year, according to researchers at Chapman University. A quarterly index based on surveys of purchasing managers throughout the state predicts that performance in the...
| Jan 4, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Those hallmarks of physical fitness die-hards and comfort addicts alike -- running shoes -- apparently aren't all they're cracked up to be. In a study of healthy young runners published in PM&R: The Journal of Injury, Function and Rehabilitation,...