Monday, November 23

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Interior

Sarasota home builder nabs three awards from Southeast Building Conference

Murray Homes nabs three awards; Ross Built of Bradenton also wins multiple Aurora awards.John Hielscher   | Sarasota Herald-Tribune Murray Homes of Sarasota led the way among a number of residential and commercial properties in Southwest Florida that were honored at the recent 41st annual Aurora Awards.The 2020 Southeast Building Conference competition drew nearly 200 entries in 54 categories for attached and detached housing designs, including interior design, detailing, custom and re-use and renovation work. It also honored diverse commercial, recreational and specialty buildings.Murray Homes nabbed three awards, including the best-in-show "Golden Aurora" for its 4,233-square-foot Sarasota Modern Retreat designed by the Guy Peterson Office for Architecture.Ross Built Construction of Brad...
Kitchen

Louisville Sanctuary Bluffs house could be one couple’s forever home

CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideWhen Pam Orlando Zanni moved in 2015 to Louisville, she had no intention of staying in Kentucky.“I had moved all over the country for work when I came to Louisville,” she said. “I didn’t anticipate staying here forever, but meeting (Mark Zanni) kind of changed everything.”They met in January 2017, just as she was prepping for a new home build.“I was getting ready to build another house (on my own) before I met him,” she said. “My parents had just moved from Chicago to Kentucky and my dad said, ‘You don’t want to build that house — this guy is sticking around.”Her dad was right — the couple got engaged that April and were married by July.Brand-new build“We each had a home to sell (to) combine our lives together,” Orlando Zanni sai...
Furniture

Healthcare Furniture Market (COVID19- UPDATED) Tremendous

Healthcare Furniture MarketGlobal Healthcare Furniture Market Growth 2019-2024, Covid 19 Outbreak Impact research report added by Report Ocean, is an in-depth analysis of market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional and country breakdowns, competitive landscape, market shares, trends and strategies for this market. It traces the market’s historic and forecast market growth by geography. It places the market within the context of the wider Healthcare Furniture market, and compares it with other markets., market definition, regional market opportunity, sales and revenue by region, manufacturing cost analysis, Industrial Chain, market effect factors analysis, Healthcare Furniture market size forecast, market data & Graphs and Statistics, ...
HVAC

Why the US-China chip war is heating up

© Provided by The Edge THIS past week, a new space plane prototype flew on a test flight from Jiuquan Satellite Center in the Gobi Desert, landing back on Earth on Sept 6. US satellites caught the landing and part of its journey. Beijing confirmed that a Long March 2F rocket had carried a “reusable experimental spacecraft” into orbit, describing the flight as an “important breakthrough”. The plane was modelled after US X-37B, an American space plane that has been operating for nearly a decade. A space plane such as US X-37B uses a lot of sophisticated equipment powered by state-of-the-art semiconductors. While China presented the experimental plane as a huge breakthrough, the truth is that it remains dependent on foreign semiconductor equipment manufacturers such as Applied Mate...
Interior

Seven schoolhouses to live in

Offering lessons in symmetry, light and space, a former schoolhouse can make an appealing alternative to a bog-standard semi or terraced house. It’s back-to-school time and while a lot of parents will be waving their kids off with a large sigh of relief, and be hopeful of getting some sort of rhythm back into weekdays, some savvy house-hunters are sharpening their pencils and starting to go through the roll of former school buildings. With many of us having spent hours in our school days gazing at their internal features when we should have been paying attention in class, we’re well aware of just how spacious these properties are. With the...
Furniture

Loves Furniture & Mattresses Announces Grand Opening of Pittsburgh, McMurray Locations

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Loves Furniture & Mattresses, a new home furnishings retailer, announced today the grand opening of their new Pittsburgh and McMurray locations with more stores to open in the coming weeks, including in Mt. Pleasant. The stores will feature an array of home furnishings, including mattresses, sofas, loveseats, dining furniture and more. Loves CEO Matt Damiani made the announcement at an opening ceremony today. "We created Loves because we think everyone deserves to love where they live," said Damiani. "We saw a better way to build a furniture buying experience – one that is personalized and designed to encourage exploration, imagination and discovery of the perfect pieces to help create memories at home that last." The stores will carry an in...
Paint

Sept. Tech Reviews: Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition, Foundry Flix 6.3 & Silhouette Paint for Nuke

Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition Of all of the newer laptop/mobile workstations that have recently come out with the latest RTX card, the Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition is the newest and visually the sexiest, in my opinion. The new model has an anodized finish on top of a body milled from a block of aluminum (which I found a little sharp on the edge) and an illuminated color keyboard which could be just glitzy glamor, but I found it practical to map specific colors to keys, similar to the Avid keyboards of long ago (I’m sure they are still around). But to move beyond the slick exterior: The first asset is the 4K touch display that extends to nearly the edge with a minimal bezel, with a 100% DCi-P3 color gamut — which is the standard that the American film industry has set for movie projectors....
Pest Control

Pest control on pause after disturbing video of pigeon’s death

LONDON, ONT. -- Startling video provided to CTV News shows a pigeon shaking violently before its death. And a warning that some viewers may find the video disturbing. “We just found one that is literally shaking to death,” explains Bonnie Siegfried. Siegfried says she found the dying bird near the Northview Apartment REIT complex on Mornington Avenue over the weekend. She comforted the distressed pigeon in its final moments before posting the video to Facebook. “We found it upside down shaking and vibrating outside...it was hard to watch,” says Siegfried. A spokesperson from Northview Apartment REIT confirmed to CTV News that this year and in previous years, management has hired licensed pest control professionals to deal with tenants' concerns about pigeons at 520...
Heating & Cooling

L.A. suffered deadly heat, yet chairs sat empty at its cooling centers

Despite scorching temperatures that shattered official records and led to deaths on the street, many chairs ended up sitting empty at the handful of city cooling centers set up to spare Angelenos from the blistering heat. © (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) The thermometer at Calvary Church in Woodland Hills registers 117 degrees during a heat wave last month. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times) Fewer than 300 people used the six centers that were set up at Los Angeles city facilities over the Labor Day holiday weekend — averaging fewer than 11 visitors daily at each site, according to numbers provided by the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti. One cooling center in South Los Angeles had no one stop in at all on Labor Day or the previous Friday. Load Error Homele...
Home improvement

America’s political geography: What to know about all 50 states

The 2020 election may see the highest turnout in decades, though it comes at the same time as vast uncertainty about voting systems, mail ballots and the role of courts. For the second consecutive cycle, Republicans see a path to victory that doesn’t include the popular vote. And for the third cycle in a row, Democrats have designs on control of the Senate — but can win it only by flipping seats in states where President Trump is favored.The electoral map is the largest in a long time, with once reliably blue states like Minnesota being contested by Republicans and once reliably red states like Georgia getting a hard look from Democrats. All 435 House seats are up for grabs, with Democrats favored to retain control thanks to their supercharged fundraising and the president’s political weak...
Decor

This floating red staircase brings a modern Harry Potter element to this London apartment!

When I think floating staircase, the first thought I have in my mind is the staircases from Hogwarts! While they are the ultimate level of cool, realistically in a modern London apartment they would be a misfit so architect Michaelis Boyd designed this eye-catching red staircase that also gives you the illusion of floating without any magic or green screens. Michaelis Boyd was in charge of renovating a Georgian apartment building in London’s royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea. He wanted to give it a ‘lift’ in terms of aesthetics as the original architectural work took place in 2010 when the studio combined two existing flats into a four-bedroom maisonette – so an interior upgrade was necessary! The team wanted to match the style to the client’s personality and the bold, bright stairc...