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Furniture maker calls contract claims 'baseless'

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan office furniture company says claims it improperly benefited from a state contract because its subcontractor is co-owned by Gov. Rick Snyder's cousin are "baseless." The Grand Rapids Press reported ( ) Tuesday that Holland-based Haworth Inc. said the accusations are an "affront ...

Final Glance: Tools and Appliances companies

Shares of some top tools and appliances companies were up at the close of trading: General Electric Co. rose $.11 or .4 percent, to $25.82. Snap-On rose $.64 or .6 percent, to $110.53. Stanley Works rose ...

Consumer misbehavior: Why we're terrible at buying appliances

Research shows that consumers aren't very good at buying appliances that will save them money in the long run, even when they are explicitly told about those savings.

Middday Glance: Tools and Appliances companies

Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: General Electric Co. fell $.11 or .4 percent, to $25.60. Snap-On fell $.90 or .8 percent, to $108.99. Stanley Works rose $.69 or .9 ...

100 Million Smoke Alarms Needed In U.S. Homes, According To Industry Study

AURORA, Ill., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Is your home among those that lack one of the whopping 100 million smoke alarms needed in residences today? The Vision 20/20 Project, a fire prevention initiative of the Institution of Fire Engineers, U.S. Branch, estimates a need for more than 100 million smoke alarms in U.S. homes today*, based on field experience indicating far more consumers have ...

Furniture Ideas To Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Let’s face it: not all of us can live in Versailles. In fact, lots of us (me included, sadly) are living in what feels like the opposite of opulence, in cramped urban spaces. Our living rooms are serving triple-duty as dining spaces and home offices, we’ve got too much stuff and not enough room to organise it all. Scrawling through stunning pictures of interiors can provide inspiration but also ...


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Early Glance: Tools and Appliances companies

Shares of some top tools and appliances companies are up at 10 a.m.: General Electric Co. rose $.04 or .2 percent, to $25.75. Snap-On rose $.82 or .7 percent, to $110.71. Stanley Works rose $.96 or 1.2 ... Launches Furniture Store with Free Shipping on Orders of $49 or More

JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quidsi, Inc. today announced the launch of a new, easy-to-shop furniture store on , the curated home products site with a focus on function, comfort ...

Aaron's buys Progressive Finance, cuts outlook

ATLANTA (AP) — Furniture leasing company Aaron's has agreed to buy online rent-to-own finance company Progressive Finance Holdings for $700 million in cash in a bid to turn around its business even as it cut its first-quarter outlook.

MIT Whizzes Invent Magical Furniture That Changes Shape on Demand

Just imagine if your sofa could sense how you’re feeling when you get home from work.

Philippe Starck leads 3D-printable furniture project TOG

The French designer and a collective of other artists have launched TOG, a project aimed at making customizable 3D-printable furniture more accessible to the masses. TOG stores will be opened around the world, and customers will also be able to access designs through the project's website, where designers will someday be able to share their patterns through an open source platform. In the future ...

Smart Home Connected Appliances to Exceed 10 Million Installed by 2017 - Juniper Research

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that the installed base of connected appliances in Smart Homes will beat the 10 million mark by 2017, rising from 4 million in 2013.

JF FURNISHINGS (00776) has dropped 5.039%. The last price is HK$14.7

[Dropping Stock] JF FURNISHINGS (00776)'s price dropped 5.039% at 10:27a.m . Its last price...

Interior Guru Ryan Korban’s Neo-Luxe

The key points of my design aesthetic are Sex, Romance, and Fantasy.

Global Furniture Market Report

DUBLIN, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets  ( ) has announced the addition of the  "Global Furniture Market Report" ...

Furniture store reopens after Berkeley fire

Federal investigators are digging through the rubble of a five-alarm warehouse fire in Berkeley.

Invention loves collaboration at Milan show

MILAN (AP) — Collaboration drove invention during Milan's annual International Furniture Show and collateral design week events, yielding the promise of homes without mobile phone chargers, and with more ergonomic seating, table settings fit for Italy's most demanding chefs and sculptures that double as furniture.

Monday Sector Laggards: General Contractors & Builders, Home Furnishings & Improvement Stocks

In trading on Monday, general contractors & builders shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.1%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of KB Home (KBH), down about 1.2% and shares of William Lyon Homes (WLH) off about 1% on the day.

Furniture with a charge at the Milan Furniture Show, where collaboration drives invention

MILAN - Collaboration drove invention during Milan's annual International Furniture Show and collateral design week events, yielding the promise of homes without mobile phone chargers, and with more ergonomic seating, table settings fit for Italy's most demanding chefs and sculptures that ...

Coast Wholesale Appliances Inc. Announces Cancellation of British Columbia Securities Commission Hearing on ...

Coast Wholesale Appliances Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with CWAL Investments Ltd. with respect to Coast's shareholder rights plan as it relates to CWAL's offer to purchase all ...

HuffPost Home Partners With HomeSense

If your lunchtimes are spent reading interior design blogs, you adore shopping for homeware online, and have a Pinterest board devoted to your dream living room, then HuffPost Home is the place for you. Launched in partnership with homeware specialist HomeSense , HuffPost Home is for interiors lovers who need inspiration, as well as practical support. Homes bloggers Fritha Strickland and Laura ...

10 Must-Have Vintage Home Décor Items

Adding a vintage object (or five!) into your home is a simple way of adding colour and print to your space and imbuing it with charm and elegance, whether your decor style is shabby-chic rustic or boldly hued, wildly patterned tiki parlour. The best part about adding some vintage flair to your home is that you don't need a massive furniture piece to make a statement: small home decor items like ...

by Euan Sey

Spring edition features six more in-depth design development stories. Click for larger images The spring edition of Car Design News’ quarterly interior design publication, Interior Motives magazine , is out now.

Sophos Boosts Network Security Performance With New Series of Hardware Appliances

Sophos today announced a major refresh of its network Security Gateway hardware with the availability of the new Sophos SG Series appliances. These high-performance hardware appliances -- based on the ...

DIY bloggers update their home, with help from a TV design pro

Last year, Bruno Bornsztein and Alicia Lacy did something controversial: They painted the dark-stained woodwork in their century-old Dutch Colonial a crisp white.

Ikea's online expansion helps boost sales by 3.1%

Retailer's sales rose to £1.27bn for financial year to August, while its home furnishings market share increased to 6.4% Ikea has consolidated its flatpacked grip on British households with increased sales and market share, bolted on by its expanding online shopping, the Swedish group has announced. Sales rose 3.1% to £1.27bn for the financial year to August, with a 29% leap in online sales ...

New Decor Boutique to benefit homeless families in Federal Way | Photos

Over the years, FUSION (Friends United to Shelter the Indigent, Oppressed and Needy) volunteers have had to get creative about where to store surplus home decor items.

Gnome Sweet Gnome adds southern flair to Kingwood’s Town Center

Like that old saying “Home Sweet Home,” Mary Beth Baker wanted to bring those sentiments to her shop in Kingwood.

Hot 2014 trends in outdoor furnishings

Outdoor furnishings trends for 2014 highlight stylish selections ranging from tropical to traditional to custom-orderable designs.

Ideas in bloom at Novi Home and Garden Show

Spring was finally in the air at the recent Novi Home and Garden Show held March 28-30, and there were plenty of exhibits to remind us that soon this tough winter will be a distant bad memory.

2015 Chrysler 200 and 2014 Jeep® Cherokee Named to Ward's 10 Best Interiors List for 2014

Newest offerings from Chrysler and Jeep® recognized for their outstanding interiors The all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 interior was inspired by classic American design and features clean, expressive surfaces and well-crafted components with world-class levels of fit and finish The 2014 Jeep Cherokee sports an interior that is modern, inviting and comfortable. With a sophisticated new design, hand ...

Car companies cruise into Milan Design Week

But Milan Design week is no longer uniquely about classic furniture designers -- here we take a look at the innovative car companies flexing their interior design muscles at the show. Each piece was inspired by the Maserati aesthetic. It is the first piece from the group's new made-to-measure interiors concept collection, which also includes a series of lamps, shelves, armchairs and tables. Ford ...

Go for glam: Opulence trending in home décor

Opulence is one of the hottest looks for the home in 2014, presenting itself throughout the décor in the form of dramatic colours.

Research and Markets: Household Appliances Markets in China 2013-2023

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Household Appliances Markets in China" report to their offerin

International design fair opens in Milan

The Salone del Mobile international furniture and interior design fair opened in Milan on Tuesday, with 300,000 visitors from 160 countries expected to attend and over 1,400 items on show. Claudio Luti, the director of the Salone, said the six-day event was an important global showcase for Italian creativity and innovation in the country's business hub and was becoming "more successful every ...

Design Success University April 17 Free Training Will Add Profits and Passion To Your Interior Design Business

DENVER, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For interior design professionals who want to thrive in today's industry, Design Success University is offering a complimentary webinar April 17 with additional viewing options, designed to guide designers in powerful inner transformation as a catalyst for business growth: "7 Keys to Transforming Your Interior Design Business – and START Making More Money ...

Selby Soft Furnishings Launches Range of Special Offers on Upholstery Fabric

Upholstery fabric specialist Selby Soft Furnishings has recently launched a range of special offers, which can be viewed online via the website. (PRWeb April 04, 2014) Read the full story at

EPA Recognizes Bosch Home Appliances With 2014 ENERGY STAR(R) Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Bosch home appliances with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment ...

Restaurants serve up suggestions for home decor

Restaurants can be a great source for design inspiration whether you're decorating or entertaining at home. It's funny how something so ordinary can become a novelty when it shifts to a new environment.

TigerDirect to Sell Home Decor and More has announced that they will be adding four unexpected product categories to their portfolio. Always dedicated to great prices and excellent customer service, the updated TigerDirect product portfolio will now include Home Decor, Furniture, Pool Supplies, and Luggage.

NewComLink Partners with NAHFA

NewComLink, the first multi lender, multi product, and multi device financing platform that simplifies retail credit programs for retailers, announced today an exclusive partnershi

Construction Goal to Be Enclosed, Air-Tight Now Reached for Expansion of Boston-Area Ikea Store in Stoughton, MA

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced that the significant milestone of being enclosed and air-tight now has been achieved in constructing the 58,575-square-foot expansion of its Boston-area store in Stoughton, MA.

Research and Markets: Six Trends Shaping Consumer Appliances 2014-2019

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Six Trends Shaping Consumer Appliances" report to their offer

Michele Safra Interiors, a Top NYC Interior Design Firm, Announces Receipt of Prestigious ‘Best of Houzz’ Award

Michele Safra Interior Design focuses on interior design in New York, NY and Miami, FL. The firm is proud to have been recognized by Houzz, a leading platform for home remodeling and design. (PRWeb April 02, 2014) Read the full story at


ROSEVILLE, CA – The North American Home Furnishings Association (NAHFA) will host several Next Gen NOW (NGN) networking and educational opportunities at the Spring High Point Market s April 5 to 10, 2014.

Darren Mercer Launches New Website

Manchester UK based interior design company Darren Mercer Interiors have launched a newly designed website at

Home design for fatigued shoppers

Decorating your home can be paralyzing, which is why some stores are adding free design services to spur sales.

Wayfair Introduces Birch Lane

BOSTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wayfair, retailer of the world's largest selection of home furnishings and decor,  today announced the launch of Birch Lane, a new retail destination for classic style and timeless home design. Birch Lane offers a fresh perspective on traditional furnishings and decor to provide shoppers with a new source for inspiration and attainable classic design. "We ...

Swedish Home Furnishings Retailer IKEA Secures Contractors for St. Louis Store Opening Fall 2015 in Midtown’s Cortex ...

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced that contractors are hired for its future St. Louis store. Pending remaining approvals, this progress allows the project to continue on track for site demolition in a couple of months, a groundbreaking during Summer 2014 and a store opening in Fall 2015, increasing the Swedish retailer’s presence in the Midwestern United States.
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