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The World from the Sneaker’s Point of View

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More on American Made Furniture

Here’s a follow up to my post about Chinese buying American Furniture. Harry Smith, from CBS News, talks to Bruce Cochrane of Lincolnton Furniture about bring jobs back to North Carolina.  Mr. Cochrane tells his story of selling his family’s … Continue reading

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Milan 2012: The Histogram and Copper Fossil Tables by Nucleo

When the polishing and vacuuming simply don’t make your sofa, carpet, and lighting pop after years of use, many of us turn to a new paint job or something equally as work-intensive. Thanks to the Torino-based design collective known as … Continue reading

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Bring Nature Inside Your Urban Dwelling

Hey all you pod dwellers.  Here’s a cool way to bring a garden inside.  Great way to grow succulents in Alaska.  Wonderful for apartments, dorms or any small living area.   Its Urbio. Check out the video:   —Fred Schechtman

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All the Rage: Unconventional Seating

Elementary school libraries are known for their bean bag chairs, acting like an incentive to reading. For various reasons, it seems that the poufs and bean bags we loved as kids aren’t as common in our adult world. Thanks to … Continue reading

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Pay Phones to Librarys

          NYC architect John Locke noticed all the unused phone booths through out the city.  Now that most people use mobile devices for communicating and the current version of the phone booth is of no use to Superman, he … Continue reading

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Hotel Americano – NYC

Heading to New York City? Consider staying at this very cool minimalist hotel in the heart of the artsy Chelsea section of the City. Read more about it at Design Milk.

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Cottage Style Furniture Adds Warmth and Beauty to Your Home

Looking at the fabric selections available for spring linens, it’s immediately clear that cottage charm is on many people’s radar! While cottage styled furniture and home décor has enjoyed its fair share of fans for many years, myself very much … Continue reading

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Black and Yellow Furniture Adds a Powerful Pop to Any Room!

I must admit that the spark for the idea of a black and yellow room came from Wiz Khalifa’s song “Black and Yellow”, which just like so many other millions of people, I can’t seem to get out of my … Continue reading

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Shifman Mattresses: Luxurious Comfort for Everyday Enjoyment

One of my closest friends has sworn by a Shifman mattress for years, urging me to trust his advice and try one for myself once my current mattress had worn out. To be honest, I had no idea that my … Continue reading

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