A cheese grater on the cutting edge If you want your...


July 14, 2002|By Tori Campion | Tori Campion,Sun Staff

A cheese grater on the cutting edge

If you want your everyday household items to demonstrate a modern yet sophisticated style, check out Michael Graves' 2002 collection at Target.

Joining more than 600 existing items by the architect, Graves' latest line incorporates a sleek yet practical design to kitchen appliances, lamps and furniture.

Graves, who has also designed home products for FAO Schwarz, Alessi and Steuben, began his Target line in 1999. The collection, which features a stainless-steel toaster, bedding, a magazine rack and a very space-age-looking cheese grater (below), priced from $3.99 to $99.99. To locate the nearest store, go to www.target.com, or call 888-304-4000.

Paradise delivered in a basket

Want Hawaii but can't quite make it this year? With its new collection, 1-800-flowers.com, the flower-food-teddy-gift company, has some exciting new products to decorate and entertain soirees from the Hawaiian luau to the cocktail party.

The Luau Party Basket ($74.99, above), which comes in a bamboo basket complete with goblets, plates, utensils and tiki torches, makes a Hawaiian party for four.

Feeling more like a Mexican fling? The Galvanized Margarita Party Tub ($56.99), made by the El Paso Chile Co., includes four margarita glasses, a salt set and a bottle of margarita mix, all transported in an aluminium pail.

For these and other summer party products, log on to www.1-800-flowers.com

How to plan a relaxed reunion, by the book

When author Jennifer Crichton helped plan a family reunion, she realized just how stressful it could be. Thus, the inspiration for her book Family Reunion.

Offering advice on locations, photography and ways to pay for such an event, Family Reunion is a comprehensive guide to everything reunion-related.

Family Reunion is published by Workman, costs $13.95, and is available at Barnes & Noble and other local bookstores.

For your nearest Barnes & Noble location, visit:


Quick change in the bedroom

Many of us at one time or another have wanted to change the look of our bedroom on a whim. However, most of us can't afford to change the style of our bedroom whenever we feel like it.

Lorraine Originals headboards may have made that a little more achievable. The headboards, made from ash or maple, come complete with a padded, muslin-covered insert that can be removed as easily as your bedsheets to instantly change the look of your boudoir. You simply swivel the clips on the back of the headboard, remove the fabric, replace it with new fabric, attached by thumbtacks, and then reclip it back in place. Any kind of fabric can be used, including bedsheets. The headboards are available in an arched or rectangular frame.

Prices range from $411-$993. For more information, see www.headboards.com or call the Lorraine Furniture Co. at 800-638-8735.

Home Front welcomes interesting home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Liz Atwood, Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, or fax to 410-783-2519. Information must be received at least four weeks in advance to be considered.


* Take a relaxing canoe trip Friday along Deer Creek in Harford County. The twilight trip, organized by the Irvine Nature Center, will be led by naturalist Sheryl Pedrick. No experience is necessary. Tickets cost $18; $12 donors. Ages 6 and up. Reserve your place by Tuesday by calling 410-484-2413.

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