Design

The What, How, and Why of Wood Veneer

Wood veneer differs from well-known laminate, which is a thin paper material printed with a grain made to mimic wood and then essentially laminated. Veneer, on the other hand, is a thin slice of real wood made by rotary cutting or slicing of the log.

A Chandelier for Every Room

Lighting has come so far in the last couple of years; the word chandelier no longer exclusively refers to the dramatic draping of crystal that collected dust over your grandmother’s dining table.

Small But Functional

To make the most of smaller spaces, one must be smart and practical, but smart and practical certainly needn’t preclude good design.

Technology in the Bathroom

What is it about such technology that appeals to us? Some are drawn to advances that improve safety, hygiene, and wellness. Others seek the environmental benefits. After all, design is at its best when it rewards us with a setting that meets our needs!

Lifestyle

Roller Derby

Roller derby resembles skating politely around a rink about as much as it resembles football. It’s a game of jammers, blockers, pivots

Human Behavior and Animals: The Animals & Society Institute

An entire field of degree-earning study is devoted to the human-animal relationship, with more than a century of research (especially findings within the last 20 years) indicating a direct link between exposure to animal cruelty and an increased likelihood of future violent or criminal tendencies in humans.

Changing the Way We Shop

Money that used to support local small business is now easily spent online, and for several decades, the future of thriving downtowns looked bleak. And yet, something positive is emerging … a changing of the guard, so to speak.

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