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Falling for Sweater Weather

Falling for Sweater Weather

By Annabeth Carlson

September 23, 2014

Fall is undoubtedly my favorite season. It is a time to enjoy cool, crisp days, vibrant orange and red leaves on the trees, pick apples and pumpkins with the family, crowd around a toasty bonfire for S’mores and eat all the candy corn in sight. However, the part I look most forward to is the fashio...

Pop-up plant business plans to set down new roots at Furniture Lounge

J. Matthis Helmick, owner of Plant Mode, holds a jar of Marimo within the business's current location in downtown Champaign on Saturday.

By Frances Welch

September 8, 2014

For most college students, lacking a green thumb and having a shrinking wallet can scare away any thought of plant ownership. However, a new pop-up business, Plant Mode, located in downtown Champaign, may be the perfect solution.  The tropical houseplant business will be moving from its current loft space to Furnitur...