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Mizrahi designs right on Target

April 10, 2005|By Lori Sears | Lori Sears,SUN STAFF

He's conquered the runways. Now he's set to conquer the living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens. Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi has just created an entire line of affordable and stylish home products for Target.

The Isaac Mizrahi for Target home collection offers more than 200 items, including furniture, decorative accessories, lighting fixtures, bedding, rugs, bath accessories, dinnerware, stationery, pet items and more. The collection features Mizrahi's bold style, with signature bright colors juxtaposed with black and white, as well as flower accents.

Pictured are the Poppy 4-Panel Screen ($99.99), the Tulip Shower Curtain ($14.99), the Pink Multi-Squares Area Rug ($99.99) and the Black Squares Runner ($29.99) and the Bookcase With Drawer ($199.99).

All items are available in Target stores and online at www.target.com. Call 800-591-3869.

The big Two Five

Certainly silver anniversaries are cause for celebration. And in Umbra's case, they're cause for more innovative and creative product ideas as well. The company, maker of unusual and functional home products, began 25 years ago and is celebrating its silver year with a line of five "25th Limited Edition" products. Profits from the sale of the items will be donated to New York's Pratt Institute.

The five limited-edition products, which will only be available this year, each have a chrome theme, in honor of Umbra's silver anniversary. The products include Lustrum ($100), a 13-inch-high, cast-metal table lamp with a square glass shade, available in chrome or nickel. The stylish base is shaped in the form of the numbers 2 and 5. Other items include the Micro Swing Can ($4), a chrome-finished mini version of Umbra's classic Swing can; Steam ($30), a 2.1-quart modern, whistling stainless-steel kettle with black or orange nylon band and handle; Reflex ($15), a set of four black and white plastic coasters; and Lockit ($6), a metal keychain that holds keys and a small photo on its ring.

To purchase, call 800-387-5122 or visit www.umbra.com.

Turning green

The grass shouldn't always be greener on the other side. It should be greener, fuller and thicker on your side, says Vigoro, maker of lawn- and garden-care products. Vigoro has just introduced a line of four self-repairing, high-germination, 99.9 percent weed-free grass seeds. The new Vigoro Ultra Turf Shady Lawn Grass Seed Mix ($9.29 for a 3-pound bag) contains Barclay, a perennial ryegrass, as well as Kentucky bluegrass. The versatile new Vigoro Ultra Turf Sun-Shade Lawn Grass Seed Mix ($8.59 for a 3-pound bag), which can cover both fully sunny and shady environments, also contains Barclay.

Find the full Vigoro line of grass seeds at Home Depot. For more information, visit www.vigoro.com or call 800-633-2873.


More than 500 rare and unusual posters will be on display and for sale at the Vintage Poster Show, running through tomorrow at Renaissance Fine Arts, 1809 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville. Pictured is the poster "Phoscao Woman," from circa 1935. It measures 63 inches wide by 47 inches high. Call 410-484-8900 for gallery hours.

See paintings by Anne T. Rich at the exhibit Havens, running through Saturday at Paper Rock Scissors, 1111 W. 36th St. The gallery is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Call 410-235-4420 or visit www.paperrockscissors.com.

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