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By Cheryl Johnston and Cheryl Johnston,Sun Staff | August 31, 2003
Decorating the dorm has come a long way since the days of using an old trunk as a table and cinder blocks to raise the bed. Dorm furnishings and accessories are now so stylish, compact and affordable that they are winning fans who graduated from college long ago. "We do see quite a bit of crossover. The design is universal," says Brie Heath, spokeswoman for Target, which has a line of trendy home furnishings by designer Todd Oldham. After all, who couldn't use a new futon, desk organizer, storage unit or lamp?
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By Cheryl Johnston and Cheryl Johnston,Sun Staff | August 31, 2003
Decorating the dorm has come a long way since the days of using an old trunk as a table and cinder blocks to raise the bed. Dorm furnishings and accessories are now so stylish, compact and affordable that they are winning fans who graduated from college long ago. "We do see quite a bit of crossover. The design is universal," says Brie Heath, spokeswoman for Target, which has a line of trendy home furnishings by designer Todd Oldham. After all, who couldn't use a new futon, desk organizer, storage unit or lamp?
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By Elizabeth Large | August 14, 1994
Fashion designer Calvin Klein is known for his stunningly classic lines and colors with names like dove, vanilla, parchment and ink. Look for those characteristics in his new home collection, which will debut next year. Calvin Klein Inc. has licensed the use of its trademark to Home Innovations Inc. to produce sheets, towels, silverware, glassware, dinnerware, furniture and other decorative accessories for the home.You'll be able to find his lines in department and specialty stores, as well as a flagship store scheduled to open next spring on Madison Avenue in New York.
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By Elizabeth Large | August 14, 1994
Fashion designer Calvin Klein is known for his stunningly classic lines and colors with names like dove, vanilla, parchment and ink. Look for those characteristics in his new home collection, which will debut next year. Calvin Klein Inc. has licensed the use of its trademark to Home Innovations Inc. to produce sheets, towels, silverware, glassware, dinnerware, furniture and other decorative accessories for the home.You'll be able to find his lines in department and specialty stores, as well as a flagship store scheduled to open next spring on Madison Avenue in New York.
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By Jill L. Kubatko | August 9, 1992
Crystal-clear tipsA popular gift for weddings and anniversaries is crystal. Collectors and new brides need to know how to care for their treasures, so Swarovski, a creator and producer of crystal from Austria, offers these tips:* When handling a piece of crystal, always use both hands and support the base of the piece for security.* Storage or display areas should provide as stable an environment as possible. Avoid extreme heat, cold and light.* When storing crystal drinking glasses, do not turn them upside down.
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Staff Writer | November 8, 1992
See Dick, see Jane, see good stuffDick + Jane's is the newest of the off-beat little home furnishing shops on Maryland Avenue. Owners Andrea Dixon and Ken Ingels graduated from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and worked at the Baltimore Museum of Art before striking off on their own to open a store that sells original crafts, fun collectibles and unusual furniture, much of it from the '50s. You'll find, for instance, a Danish-modern sofa next to a handmade quilt from the '20s.And what's the significance of the name?
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By Maria Hiaasen and Maria Hiaasen,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 14, 1997
Gift wrapping used to be so simple. Either you picked up a few rolls of paper, foil and some stick-on bows at the discount store, or you paid someone at the mall to wrap for you. A primary print for the kids and a conservative stripe for the grown-ups, and you were set.Now, you can be stymied by the multitude of gift-wrap choices. Paper? Choose plain brown paper, a splashy print or a textured handmade style. Select a shade in neon, metallic or earth tones. Or, opt for sheets of Mylar or cellophane.
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By Maria Blackburn and Maria Blackburn,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 22, 1999
A: Alarm clock. Start the school year off on time by awakening to the impossibly loud buzz of a big, bold retro alarm clock. That's right -- no digital numbers, no CD option, no snooze button. We're talking old school, here. Look for replicas of the 1939 Big Ben by Westclox at area stores including Bed Bath and Beyond and Pottery Barn. Clocks start at about $20.B: Backpack. Backpacks are old news, right? Wrong. This year, look for sleek styles that hang close to the body instead of those bulging, turtle-like lumps of years past.
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By Alyson Ward and Alyson Ward,Knight Ridder/Tribune | October 31, 1999
We're in the thick of homework season. Kids are getting serious, whipping out those No. 2 pencils -- or turning on the computer -- to do projects, studying and real work. Here are some of the best ideas, products and resources for getting out from under that pile of work:* Organize your study area with two musts: a calendar and an assignment book. Keep a calendar by your child's homework area to keep track of projects and long-term assignments. (That science fair can sneak up on you.) Try mounting a reusable two-month or three-month wipe-off calendar.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Sun Staff | August 15, 1999
The time has come to pack up the tape measure and the graph paper and head for that college dorm room that looked gigantic last spring when you were a lowly high school senior, and now looks smaller than your closet at home.Lucky students at ritzy places like Oxford and Harvard get to live in "chambers" that come with quaint furniture, fireplaces and Rembrandt sketches. You, however, will more likely be stuck with a featureless box on whose walls you are not allowed to affix anything permanent.
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By Jill L. Kubatko | August 9, 1992
Crystal-clear tipsA popular gift for weddings and anniversaries is crystal. Collectors and new brides need to know how to care for their treasures, so Swarovski, a creator and producer of crystal from Austria, offers these tips:* When handling a piece of crystal, always use both hands and support the base of the piece for security.* Storage or display areas should provide as stable an environment as possible. Avoid extreme heat, cold and light.* When storing crystal drinking glasses, do not turn them upside down.
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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1999
The signs at White Marsh Mall say it all: Help Wanted.More than half of the 180 stores have openings, and the entrances and store windows beckon applicants with promises of "flexible" hours and "generous" discounts.The problem isn't limited to White Marsh Mall. Retailers -- both in Maryland and nationally -- face a worker shortage. It comes at a critical time, when they need to bulk up for the holiday shopping swell.Officially, the season lasts five weeks -- from Thanksgiving to the end of December -- and accounts for up to 25 percent of retail sales, according to Tom Saquella, president of the Maryland Retailers Association.
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By JEAN MARBELLA | January 29, 2009
I don't know about you, but I find the Container Store catalog practically pornographic. I can spend hours pawing through it, imagining a life in which everything not just has its place, but a color-coordinated, perfectly sized and thoughtfully configured one. But as with all porn, the thrill is illusory. Eventually, I return to the real world, where my clutter remains scattered on countertops or forever underfoot, free radicals that defy containment by mere polypropylene stacking bins or galvanized storage cubes.
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