StevenBe: A Yarn Garage Workshop has opened at 3448 Chicago Av. S. in Minneapolis. The fiber arts studio stocks supplies and offers classes on topics such as crocheting, felting, knitting and spinning. The studio is an offshoot of the Yarn Garage in Rosemount. Among the workshop's offerings: "knitting luncheon lounges" twice a week and an Urban Knitters session on Sundays. See details at or call 612-259-7525.

• This is one of those times when we wish newsprint employed scratch-and-sniff technology. Minneapolis-based Caldrea has added Sandalwood Riceflower to its fragrance library for household products. Front Door's smell test results: subtle and calming.


The snazzy copper chimney pots from European Copper are now available in a gray finish, to better complement residential and industrial steel metal gutters and roofing, the Oklahoma manufacturer said. They are designed to cover wood- and gas-burning fireplace chimneys. The pots, in three styles and seven sizes, start at $1,464. Details at www; available at several Minnesota fireplace dealers.


"Mad Men" devotees, take note. "How Secretaries Changed the 20th-Century Office: Design, Image and Culture" includes office furniture and equipment, fashions and magazines that were part of the changing scene as women streamed into the U.S. workplace. The exhibition, at the U of M's Goldstein Museum of Design, runs through May 23. 241 McNeal Hall on the St. Paul campus; see edu for details.


Do you long to be an empty nester, but still have an adult child living in your home? Or are you crashing with the folks because you can't afford a place of your own in the current job environment? We'd like to hear your story. E-mail


Browsers of are frequently rewarded with resources for fun design and decor. Now they can find information on winning a wedding valued at $100,000 and the services of a celebrity wedding planner, too. The site, in partnership with Crate & Barrel, will award the winner the planning services of Jo Gartin (wedding architect for Brooke Shields and Courteney Cox Arquette, we were told -- Front Door had no idea). Entrants must tell their "love story" in 300 words or fewer at and maintain a registry there. Enter through March 31; the winner is to be named in mid-April.


Not using that armoire to store your TV anymore? We'll offer some ways to get a second life out of that unique piece of furniture.