Day: October 12, 2020

Upscale Furniture Retailer Sawyer Twain Reveals Product Line For The 2020 Holiday Season

Known for their unique designs and exceptional experience, Sawyer Twain is a leading brand of upscale game room furniture products. Expanding upon perceptions about what the classic pool table entails, these handmade; billiards, shuffleboard, card tables, table tennis, and more fit into any space design and immediately elevate it. The online retailer has also built on its brand, offering a wide array of high-end living and dining room, and luxury outdoor furniture products.


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Known for their unique designs and exceptional experience, Sawyer Twain is a leading brand of upscale game room furniture products. Expanding upon perceptions about what the classic pool table entails, these handmade; billiards, shuffleboard, card tables, table tennis, and more fit into any space design and immediately elevate it. The online retailer has also built on its brand, offering a wide array of high-end living and dining room, and luxury outdoor

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21 Family Room Decorating Ideas, Ranging from a Quick Refresh to a Total Overhaul

The kitchen’s reign as the heart of the home has gone on long enough. This year, it’s time to reclaim your family room—or living room, den or whatever you call the space where your sofa and coziest armchair reside—as the ultimate hangout. Whether you’re looking for a quick refresh or a total overhaul, we’ve got the inspo you need. These family room decorating ideas run the gamut, with options for every skill level and style.

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You should feel totally comfortable living in your living room, which is why Maydan Architects did some strategic splurging when designing this San Francisco home. “We selected a fabric for the sofa that can be cleaned easily. The floors are porcelain ceramic, which is almost indestructible and looks particularly elegant,” says founder and principal Mary Maydan. “By using high-end materials that are

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iPhone 12 finally gets a new design, which means it could be even harder to repair

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Apple’s known for its obsessive focus on the iPhone’s design.


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This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

When Apple’s 5G iPhone 12, or whatever it’s called, gets announced on Tuesday, Oct. 13, during the company’s online-only launch event, industry watchers will be looking closely to see how Apple sells us on 5G wireless, its new chips and cameras, and whatever other new features it might pack in. (Here are all the final iPhone 12 rumors we’ve heard, and the latest major leak.)

But it’s the design that may end up being its most important feature. The new iPhone is expected to shave the device’s curved edges into squares, much like those on the current iPad Pro. After three years of the same design, the refresh will likely draw eyes from a lot

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London’s Shreeji Turns From Local Newsagent to Culture Concept Space

LONDON — Sandeep Garg first opened Shreeji in 1982 as a local newsagent and tobacconist in London’s Marylebone area.

Fast forward to 2020 and Shreeji finds itself surrounded by some high-flying neighbors. Across the street is André Balazs’ now-famous hotel and restaurant Chiltern Firehouse, while an array of specialty stores keep cropping up on the street, from the sustainable label Ssone to modern-day tailor Casely-Hayford — all at a time when staying local has gained new meaning.

Cue the reopening and reimagining of Shreeji as a “culture concept store.” Its original identity as a specialist newsagent has been kept intact, but husband-and-wife duo Gabriel Chipperfield and Laura de Gunzburg — who partnered with Garg on the relaunch — added a coffee and pastry bar, salon, reading room and event area.

De Gunzburg, who runs a homeware and design brand dubbed The Artichoke, curated a homeware pop-up at the store’s salon,

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The 10 most popular classes to take from celebrities on MasterClass

From gardening to magic tricks, these courses will inspire you.
From gardening to magic tricks, these courses will inspire you.

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It seems like I can’t go anywhere on the internet without seeing Anna Wintour asking if you want to learn how to be a boss. Or Margaret Atwood inspiring me to write the next Great American Novel. I’m talking about MasterClass, celebrity-taught online courses that are inspiring enough in their 2-minute ad space. I mean, how else are you going to learn to cook from Gordon Ramsay or feel like you’re in an acting class with Steve Martin without spending hundreds of dollars on a private lesson?

At just $180 for an annual subscription (though MasterClass is currently offering two memberships for the price of one), MasterClass makes these lessons more attainable. After trying the service out for ourselves, we found

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5 virtual events not to miss

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Modernism Week’s fall preview won’t include any in-person events due to COVID-19, but the celebration of mid-century architecture and design is still happening online. 

The annual event typically draws mid-century modern architecture fans to the Palm Springs area for home and neighborhood tours, lectures and parties that offer a taste of education and preservation efforts ahead of Modernism Week. 

Modernism Week Executive Director Lisa Vossler Smith said staff moved quickly to prepare content for the fall preview. 

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The Edris House sits nestled high on an alluvial fan below Mt. San Jacinto. The architecturally significant home was designed and built by E. Stewart Williams and will be a featured home during this year’s Palm Springs Modernism Week. (Photo: Jay Calderon/The Desert Sun)

“We want to bring the best of Palm Springs and the best of modern design around the country

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Tucson steakhouse launches ghost kitchen for rapper Wiz Khalifa | Caliente

“One of the big challenges a lot of operators face during the pandemic is they were not set up for delivery, or their food does not deliver well and those restaurants are in big trouble,” said Nextbite CEO Geoff Madding, who said the virtual kitchens are given the recipes and are responsible for providing the ingredients; the restaurant and Nextbite then split the profits. “We give them a whole lot of brands and the cool thing about the model is it allows them to do what they are already doing but they don’t have to create a new brand or create something specifically for delivery. It allows that restaurant to do what they are already doing.”

Garrett’s Family Steakhouse, 9431 E. 22nd St., is the first restaurant in Arizona to join Nextbite’s virtual restaurant program, which is in major cities across the country including Los Angeles, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Chicago

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Don’t Buy Apple Products Today

Did you just drop your iPhone on the pavement and watch your screen splinter into a thousand pieces? 

Did your dog eat your left AirPod Pro? 

Did your HomePod make a weird wheezing sound and then die in a puff of smoke? 

Don’t buy another. 

With tomorrow’s keynote on the horizon, Apple is ready to finally unveil the oft-rumored, highly-anticipated iPhone 12 line of devices. With four to choose from, from a 5.4-inch iPhone 12 mini to a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, you’ll be kicking yourself for replacing your iPhone 11 today. 

The new devices are supposed to finally sport a new design reminiscent of the iPhone 4 (one of the best designs ever) and will inevitably sport better cameras (possibly more of them) and faster processors. But that’s not why

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Federal workers should have option to pay Social Security taxes now, senators say

Starting in September, Social Security payroll taxes have been suspended for the majority of the 2.1 million federal workers apart from the U.S. Postal Service, in what amounts a loan they must pay back starting January.

The bill’s introduction follows letters from members of Congress and federal employee unions asking the administration to make the policy optional inside the government, as it is for private sector employers. Among executive branch agencies, only the quasi-corporate Postal Service, with some 630,000 employees, had that choice — and, like many companies, decided against suspending those withholdings.

In a late September hearing, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said it would be “reasonable” to allow federal employees the choice of participation. Despite a follow-up letter from Van Hollen to Mnuchin and the Office of Management and Budget, the policy has remained mandatory for most federal employees as well as for uniformed personnel. OMB did not immediately

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This German Amusement Park Is Inside A Nuclear Power Plant

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Screenshot: Tom Scott on YouTube

In Germany, there is a fully developed nuclear power station built decades ago that was never put into service. One day, an amusement park swing ride was installed inside the station’s cooling tower, and now the facility functions as a local tourist attraction. It looks like fun, in a creepy Orwellian fashion.

Tom Scott’s latest Amazing Places video on YouTube features the amusement park, called Wunderland Kalkar in Kalkar, Germany, near the Dutch border. It was to be a nuclear-powered generating plant, constructed with every intention of being a fully operating electricity station — and then Chernobyl happened.

While the facility was completed in 1985, after 13 years of construction and at an estimated cost of over $5 billion, the nuclear poprocks were never switched on. Initially, some local government officials and residents were concerned about the safety of such

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