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Month: June 2020

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Lacey’s German Butcher Unveils Renovated Shop

LACEY, NJ — Heidi Daly, an owner of the Forked River German Butcher Shop, experienced the most hectic period of her working life during New Jersey's coronavirus outbreak. But the situation also gave the shop an opportunity.The German Butcher recently reopened its interior with a renovated shop. New additions include a hot food bar with hot meals to go. They also added a barista station with bakery items, bringing a mom-and-pop coffee shop vibe to the local favorite."We’ve always dreamt about making changes," Daly told Patch. "But we never really had the opportunity to do it because we were always so busy and had too much going on."Then New Jersey's coronavirus lockdown began.The German Butcher closed its interior mid-March, updating its business model on the fly to curbside service and onl...
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Looking To Refresh Your Space? R29’s New Home Decor Collection Is Here To Help

In the era B.C. (before COVID), "home" had its designated purposes. It was where you slept, got dressed, sometimes cooked. You'd come and go. On whims. You'd vacuum only when absolutely necessary. Now, several months deep in quarantine, "home" is: an office, a restaurant, a workout studio, a bar, a spa, a beach, a library, a movie theater, et al. Which means it's the perfect time to give your space a makeover. For over a year now, Refinery29 has been working hard to create a creative line of home goods that'll help make the interior of your home feel just as inspiring as the outdoors once did. Designed in partnership with VCNY New York, the full collection is curated by women, and it might include just the home-office-spa-gym accent your prolonged quarantine has been waiting for. With a li...
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Here’s who’s hiring as the economy reopens and jobless Americans go on the hunt

As states open up their economies, workers who lost their jobs during the pandemic and ensuing shutdowns are on the hunt again.In May, the economy added 2.5 million jobs — surprising economists — while the unemployment rate fell to 13.3% from 14.7% in April. Still, 20.5 million people remain jobless, per the May jobs report from the Labor Department.Read more: Unemployment insurance: What it is and how to get itThe good news for job hunters: Not every sector is struggling and those who were recently laid off may be able to find work to meet the growing demand in certain industries. Some companies have such a need for workers that they are forgoing background checks and hiring qualified candidates on the spot.Here’s where to look.The economy added 2.5 million jobs in May and the unemploymen...
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Where to buy paint online during the coronavirus lockdown

Photo credit: Vera Livchak - Getty ImagesFrom House BeautifulAs the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and self-isolation continues at home, a lot of us are looking to update our space as we embark on some painting and decorating projects. The majority of shops are closed, and even with the exception of hardware stores being listed as 'essential', many have remained closed in order to abide by the government's social distancing guidelines.Additionally, police guidance has stated that going out to buy paint and brushes simply to redecorate a kitchen, for example, is not a 'reasonable excuse' for someone to leave their home during the coronavirus lockdown.So many of us are left asking the same question, 'Where can I buy paint online?'You'll find some retailers and paint manufacturers are curren...
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Ritz Paris Tableware Gets Ready for Auction, #ShareTheMicNow Initiative Takes Off, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.SalesLooking for the Perfect Finishing Touch for Your Next Client Project? Try Some Tableware From the Ritz ParisThis weekend is set to include a very special—and limited—opportunity for fans of the iconic Ritz Paris hotel. Thanks to Artcurial, individuals will be able to bid on pre-renovation examples of the Ritz’s tableware, glassware, silverware, and other cutlery. (If this concept rings a bell, it might be because an auction of the hotel’s furnishings already took place a couple years ago.) Regardless, highlights of this sale include a Marthe service commissioned by Ceìsar Ritz in 1898 for the ope...
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Top designers share their secrets for creating a productive home office

Yahoo Life is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change.Yes, it's possible to create a calm work space at home. (Photo: Havenly)With all of us conducting business from our counters and sofas these days, having a dedicated home office is on everyone’s wish list. Case in point: Havenly, an online interior design service, says that requests for home offices skyrocketed from 6 percent in 2019 to 26 percent today. And since February requests have gone up 160 percent.“It all jumped the week of March 16, when the world went indoors,” says Lee Mayer, CEO of Havenly. “Even when we can go back, more people will work from home than ever before. So having a space you c...
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6 Essential Steps to Sell Your Stuff Online Quickly and Safely

If you've been storing furniture and home decor you no longer use or want, now is a great time to start clearing out that extra stuff. Before you set that old sofa or antique dresser on the curb, however, consider the potential resale value of the piece. "You'd be surprised at what you might be able to sell," says Natalie Angelillo, vice president of community at OfferUp, an online marketplace. "Even items that are slightly damaged or have normal wear and tear can still be sold to the right person."Selling unwanted furniture and decor online is an easy way to make some extra cash (and free up space around the house). Follow these tips on how to sell furniture online, including the extra precautions you should take to stay safe during the current coronavirus pandemic.Brian Anderson 1. Choos...
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Everything You Need to Know to Properly (and Safely) Hang a Heavy Mirror

Because they reflect light around a room, decorating with mirrors is a quick trick to make spaces feel bigger and brighter. But hanging hefty mirrors can be intimidating. Both robust and fragile, mirrors pose a challenge for drywall and plaster walls because of their size and weight. Most new mirrors come with mounting hardware, but selecting the proper installation hardware (the screws, bolts, and anchors that fasten into the wall) requires careful thought. After determining your wall type and picking out the right supplies, use the following advice on how to hang a heavy mirror securely so you can refresh your room while protecting your walls and decor.Maria-Carla Atencio How to Hang a Heavy MirrorSet yourself up for success with the right tools and accurate measurements. Then, collect t...
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25+ Black-Owned Home Decor Brands to Shop

As thousands protest across the country for racial justice and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, some are wondering what other actionable steps we can all take. In addition to donating to organizations working for change, voting, and reaching out to our representatives, buying from black-owned businesses is one way to take action. Put your purchasing power to use by supporting some of the talented black designers, ceramicists, artists, and business owners on this list. Here are black-owned home decor brands to shop right now, and for years to come.Looking for a little design inspiration before you start shopping? Follow these 35 Black interior designers and stylist on Instagram.Home Decor ShopsThese online home decor shops have it all, from area rugs, to wallpaper, to storage ...
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26 Home Makeover Ideas That Each Cost Less Than $500

You’ve probably been spending more time at home than usual due to the coronavirus pandemic, so all of those little things about your space that didn’t really bother you before are probably driving you crazy by now. If your home is in need of a refresh, you might not want to spend thousands on a full kitchen remodel or bathroom renovation, but there are plenty of home improvements you can make without spending a fortune. All of these home makeover projects can be done on a budget.Last updated: June 15, 20201. Paint the Front DoorYou can boost your home’s curb appeal at a small cost by painting your front door. “With a good coat of primer and a couple coats of exterior paint, your door will look new and striking at first glance,” said Dina Gibbons, home and garden design expert at RubberMulc...
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Support Black Artists, Creatives, & Entrepreneurs With Airbnb

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues garnering support on a global scale, there are plenty of ways to take an active part beyond spreading awareness through social media posts. Protests and petitions have been a crucial way to make collective demands for change, but it's also important for us to make strategic monetary contributions that will support the Black community long term. From fashion brands to beauty businesses, Black-owned companies are starting to receive the long-overdue recognition that they so deserve (if you don't know about the 15 Percent Pledge yet, read this). And, it doesn't stop with online shopping — which is exactly where Airbnb comes into play. If the online trip-booking platform serves as nothing more than a reminder of all the traveling you won't be doing ...
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Tired of Your Backyard Decor? Wayfair’s Huge Patio Sale is Here to Save the Day

Click here to read the full article. If your outdoor space could use a little TLC, then we have some news you’re going to love. As part of Wayfair’s Way More Outdoor Deals event, they’re offering steals on patio furniture, decor, and more through August 18 (but don’t wait too long or your wish list may disappear). You’ve probably canceled that tropical vacation this summer, so put that money to good use and allocate it into your backyard make over budget. You can save up to 65-percent off anything from a hot tub (yes, please) to a chaise lounge, so don’t hesitate to drop a few essentials into your cart. If there’s any time to flex those interior design muscles, the time is now.From basics like chic seating to some fun outdoor games to keep everyone entertained while at home, there’s sure t...
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In Paris, the Pompidou Centre prepares to reopen with one-way system and masks

By Elizabeth PineauPARIS (Reuters) - The Pompidou Centre in Paris, home to Europe's largest modern art collection, will be left 20 million euros out of pocket by the coronavirus crisis but its director Serge Lasvignes has a more pressing matter on his hands - how to reopen safely.His plan includes online ticket sales to avoid queues at the gate, a one-way flow around the museum's cavernous interior demarcated by arrows and guided tours of the permanent exhibitions for groups no larger than 10 people. And masks."We've got to make a visit as fluid as possible," Lasvignes told Reuters, as staff cleaned public areas and moved works ahead of the July 1 reopening.As France accelerates the unwinding of what was one of Europe's strictest lockdowns, restoration work to the museum's external escalat...
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30 Easy Home Improvement Projects You Should Tackle This Summer

Summer can be the perfect time to refresh your home, both on the inside and out. And that’s especially true now — whether you plan to cash in on your vacation days for a staycation, or you’ll be working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can use that extra time for these easy home improvement projects.Last updated: June 11, 2020Give Your Doors a Fresh Coat of PaintPainting your front door can give the exterior of your home a whole new look. Or, you can paint an interior door a contrasting color to give the room some more visual interest.Expect to spend between $100 and $300 to paint an exterior door and between $50 and $200 to paint an interior door, according to HomeAdvisor.Seal or Waterproof Your DeckGet your deck in tip-top shape by sealing or waterproofing it. This DIY proj...
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20 Retailers That Have Amended Their Return Policies Due to COVID-19

The task of returning unwanted products has become a lot more challenging during this pandemic.If you've been holding on to an unwanted item purchased in-store or online just before retailers temporarily closed brick-and-mortar locations or suspended e-commerce transactions, you're in luck. Most have extended their standard return window to accommodate customers who've been sheltering in place for weeks. But the trends aren't all favorable for consumers: Big-box retailers such as Costco and Walmart have temporarily discontinued returns for select household items -- including paper products and cleaning supplies -- due to health and safety concerns. And due to the increased volume of returns and e-commerce activity in general, it may take retailers longer than usual to process refunds, says...
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A postcard from Amsterdam as Europe reopens its borders

Borders between most EU states, closed for some months because of the Corona crisis, become more porous this morning. Travel is not yet enthusiastically encouraged, but holidaymakers who adhere to local Covid-19 restrictions may gently filter through. What will tentative first visitors find in Amsterdam?The Netherlands is now in its second phase of lockdown ease. Restaurants and café terraces have re-opened. Schools are back. Museums and theatres are welcoming visitors, and shopping is no longer a nervous dash to stock up on essentials.But Amsterdammers emerge blinking from lockdown to a different world from the one they shut their doors on three months ago. “It’s life as unusual,” a friend remarked.Social-distancing regulations – in the Netherlands 1.5 metres – remain in force. Unlike in ...
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15 pieces of Animal Crossing decor you can own in real life

15 pieces of Animal Crossing decor you can own in real life— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.In addition to landscaping your island and bonding with villagers, one of the best parts of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is definitely decorating your home. While you start out living in a humble tent, the game provides ample opportunities to build, expand, and customize a real house—then fill it with all sorts of furniture, decorations, and accents!If you’re anything like me, your Animal Crossing home is more cohesive in its design than your real-life living space, but I’m here to help you change all that. The following are 12 pieces of Animal Crossing furniture that you can buy in real life, bringing yo...
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Is working from home not working so well? Use these designer hacks to carve out a happy office nook

Yahoo Life is committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. We may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page. Pricing and availability are subject to change.Yes, it's possible to create a happy work space at home. (Photo: Getty Images)With all of us conducting business from our counters and sofas these days, having a dedicated home office is on everyone’s wish list. Case in point: Havenly, an online interior design service, says that requests for home offices skyrocketed from 6 percent in 2019 to 26 percent today. And since February requests have gone up 160 percent.“It all jumped the week of March 16, when the world went indoors,” says Lee Mayer, CEO of Havenly. “Even when we can go back, more people will work from home than ever before. So having a space...
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Gap Considers Home Decor, Ralph Lauren Signs With Theodore Alexander, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.BusinessGap Considers Home Decor, While Ralph Lauren Partners With Theodore AlexanderStruggling fashion retailer Gap is heading into unchartered, expansive waters—thanks to a new agreement with IMG, as WWD reported. The licensing deal will make room for expansion into home furnishings, decor, and fabric, among other categories. However, when asked specifically about furniture, a spokesperson for the brand demurred: “It’s too soon to share what we’ll explore first and where it will show up, but the flexibility allows us to react to where the customer is and the categories they are interested in such as...
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Where Can I Buy Paint Online During Coronavirus Lockdown?

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown and self-isolation continues at home, a lot of us are looking to update our space as we embark on some painting and decorating projects. The majority of shops are closed, and even with the exception of hardware stores being listed as 'essential', many have remained closed in order to abide by the government's social distancing guidelines.Additionally, police guidance has stated that going out to buy paint and brushes simply to redecorate a kitchen, for example, is not a 'reasonable excuse' for someone to leave their home during the coronavirus lockdown.So many of us are left asking the same question, 'Where can I buy paint online?'You'll find some retailers and paint manufacturers are currently experiencing knock-on effects as a result of coronavi...