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Best Furniture Stores In Dubai For Wooden Furniture

  • July 22, 2023

Have you ever wondered where elegance and comfort combine to create extraordinary spaces? Look only as far as the furniture stores in Dubai. These captivating establishments bring a touch of luxury to the city’s vibrant landscape. From modern simplicity to timeless opulence, Dubai’s furniture stores offer a remarkable array of designs to suit every taste. As we explore the world of furniture shopping in this dynamic metropolis, prepare to be enthralled by the creativity and craftsmanship that transform houses into personalized havens of style. Join us on this journey through Dubai’s furniture stores, where dreams come to life and homes become reflections of refined taste and individuality.

A to Z Furniture

A true jewel in Dubai’s furniture scene, A to Z Furniture offers a diverse range of fashionable and high-quality furnishings. This store caters to varied interests and provides a broad spectrum for every space in your home, from contemporary designs to traditional pieces. A to Z Furniture has established itself as a trusted destination for furniture enthusiasts due to its commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

The One

The One is a go-to store for individuals looking for distinctive and inventive furniture designs with a distinct blend of creativity and functionality. This well-known business is known for its diverse product line, which includes anything from standout items to stylish home accessories. Step into The One’s showroom and immerse yourself in a modern environment.

Marina Home

If you want to add a bit of sophistication to your living room, Marina Home is the place to go. This company offers a handpicked range of furniture and décor products that radiate luxury and charm, focusing on contemporary elegance. Marina Home provides excellent craftsmanship and timeless design, from magnificent sofas

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Constructing a furniture store from 386 pieces

  • July 3, 2023

Chinese architectural firm Partyfriendship Studio (PFS) has recently completed an innovative project that combines traditional Chinese craftsmanship with modern technology. The studio has constructed a novel workshop space using CNC panels, where individuals can freely design and build their own furniture creations without the need for traditional tools, nails, or adhesives.

This innovative space, dubbed PFS Digital Mortise and Tenon Digital Furniture Store, pays homage to China’s long-standing tradition of wooden construction, while fostering public participation and celebrating the art of woodworking.

The PFS designers utilized high-precision CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining techniques to pre-cut the timber panels required to assemble the store, allowing the team to construct the entire building without the use of screws or glue. Instead, each component of the building is designed with mortise-and-tenon joints, providing a seamless connection that requires no prior construction or carpentry experience to assemble.

PFS Studio's workshop is a brilliant fusion of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary architectural innovation
PFS Studio’s workshop is a brilliant fusion of traditional craftsmanship and contemporary architectural innovation

The main structure consists of 20 modules, meticulously crafted from 386 EU-certified pine plywood panels. Extensive research and testing were conducted prior to construction on a 1:10-scale model to ensure the optimal combination of component size, structural integrity, and ease of construction.

Additionally, the team created a careful planning and editing strategy before starting the automatic cutting process using CNC machines, in order to maximize the utilization of materials. The PFS Digital Mortise and Tenon Digital Furniture Store also demonstrates a commitment to sustainability.

Dust and debris generated during the production process are recycled rather than wasted. The workshop collaborates with a local business in Hanyang, which repurposes the recycled materials as fuel for their daily operations.

This innovative space fosters public participation and celebrates the art of woodworking
This innovative space fosters public participation and celebrates the art of woodworking

A key objective of the project is to encourage public involvement in

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URA to introduce ‘preventive home maintenance’ model

  • April 22, 2023
The Urban Renewal Authority (URA) on Sunday said it is planning to require homeowners of one of its housing projects in Hung Hom to devise regular maintenance plans for their building.

The authority’s managing director, Wai Chi-sing, wrote on his blog that under the proposed pilot programme, new clauses will be added to the deed that is binding on all flat owners of the “eResidence” starter home project, for them to make plans and set aside budget for “preventive maintenance” at the time when they move in.

“If one only begins to collect fund for maintenance work after wear and tear starts to appear in the building, home owners will face heavy financial pressure. This will make them reluctant to carry out renovation work,” he said, adding that it’s the responsibility of property owners to keep their buildings in good shape.

The URA chief also said that the authority will issue a set of guidelines in the second half of this year to help homeowners formulate plans to fix problems in common areas once every ten years.

Wai added that, in the long run, he hopes to study the possibility of amending the Guidelines for Deeds of Mutual Covenant, and introducing regulation for homeowners to carry out building maintenance.

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Jrue Holiday, wife Lauren, victims in $13 million scam for luxury goods and home renovations

  • April 20, 2023

Jrue and Lauren Holiday, as well as former NBA stars Chandler Parsons and Courtney Lee are amongst victims in a fraud scheme estimated at $13 million dollars. Four people were arrested on Thursday, according to Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

The individuals in question are: Brian Gilder, Darryl Cohen, Charles Briscoe, and Calvin Darden Jr., and they are all being hit with wire fraud charges.

Jrue Holiday, who signed a 4-year extension with the Milwaukee Bucks valued at $134.9 million in Sept. 2022, is the highest profile victim involved.

How scammers stole money from Holiday, Parsons and Lee

According to the DA’s report, in one of the schemes, “three players were allegedly persuaded to purchase more than $5 million worth of life insurance policies at an enormous markup”.

“In another, a fourth player spent $7 million to buy a women’s professional basketball team, but prosecutors said the money never went toward a purchase”, Draper explained. For this particular scam, Darden Jr. transferred $1 million to Charles Briscoe, $500k to a relative, and spent the rest on luxury goods and home renovations.

Jrue Holiday, point-guard of the Milwaukee Bucks, was one of the victims to a scam perpetrated by four individuals.

Jrue Holiday, point-guard of the Milwaukee Bucks, was one of the victims to a scam perpetrated by four individuals.

Finally, the District Attorney also revealed a third ploy, in which “a player spent $1 million to fund a player representation agency that never existed”.

The maximum jail sentence for the scammers is 20 years

The four alleged perpetrators could be charged with up to 20 years of jail time. Meanwhile, the four known victims of the crime have filed claims against Darryl Cohen with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Cohen was formerly employed by Morgan Stanley, but was fired in March of 2021.

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Rare Woodpecker Spotted At S’pore Botanic Gardens, Birdwatchers Chiong To Catch A Glimpse

  • April 19, 2023

Rare Slaty Woodpecker Spotted At Botanic Gardens on 12 Mar

It’s not unusual to see birdwatchers pointing their camera lenses toward the canopies at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

But things were seemingly different on Sunday (12 Mar) as there were more birdwatchers than usual, and excitement was palpable in the air.

It turns out an elusive woodpecker had decided to grace the venue, drawing hordes of bird lovers who wanted to catch a glimpse of the rare bird.

Source: Instagram

One of the birdwatchers was, in fact, a groom who was holding his wedding solemnisation nearby — he left the ceremony briefly to catch shots of the woodpecker.

Rare woodpecker likely came from Johor

On Sunday (12 Mar), a slaty woodpecker was spotted at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Source: Facebook

With its bald head, large beak, and grey feathers, the rare woodpecker certainly bore a resemblance to the pterodactyl from the Jurassic period and also Aerodectyl from Pokémon.

Source: Facebook

BirdLife International classified the slaty woodpecker as “Vulnerable”, attributing the population decline to “loss of primary forest cover”.

Speaking to The Straits Times (ST), a committee member of the Nature Society’s (Singapore) Bird Group shared that the slaty woodpecker was one of eight species that vanished from Singapore’s forest since the 1950s.

The chairman of the same group speculated that the bird came to Singapore due to habitat loss in Johor, and served as a reminder of the importance of preserving nature here:

Its visit reminds us of the importance of our forests for biodiversity.

According to Singapore Birds Project, a slaty woodpecker was last seen in Singapore in May 2018 at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve.

Before that, the feathered creature was spotted over 100 years ago in 1904 and 1899, respectively.

Groom rushed

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Georgina Rodriguez’s curious demand for the renovation of the Madrid home she shares with Cristiano Ronaldo

  • April 17, 2023

The story of Georgina Rodriguez has been taken to the most famous streaming platform in the world, Netflix, who spotted potential in the model and partner of Cristiano Ronaldo as well as an attractive audience and the opportunity to show the most private and intimate side of the Spanish-Argentinean.

After the success of the first season of ‘I am Georgina’, the platform has launched the second installment of the series and hopes to have the same reception.

To this end, both the producer and Georgina Rodriguez herself have put a lot of effort into promoting the second season.

It was already clear from the trailer that this was going to be the most intimate season for the model, as it was going to deal with the subject of the loss of her newborn baby.

Georgina: The house wasn’t made for us

However, there is another aspect of family life between Georgina Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo and that is the refurbishment of their home in Madrid.

According to the model, the home was not family-friendly enough for the children she has together with the Portuguese player. That’s why they are renovating.

The Buenos Aires-born model is personally overseeing the progress of the renovation of her home in the Spanish capital.

“I decided to renovate the family home because it wasn’t at all suited to the kind of family we are and it wasn’t made for us,” Rodriguez declared.

“I think that every house is personal and the house was not made for the large family that we are.”

Georgina had certain demands for her bathroom

The 29-year-old personally chooses the materials and prefers not to leave this task to someone she trusts, because she herself keeps a close eye on all the work being done on her house.


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Why bushfire safety rooms could be next home renovation trend

  • April 14, 2023


As Australians look to climate-proof their properties with solar panels and water tanks, perhaps bushfire-safe rooms could be next on the home improvements list.

Researchers have tested a bushfire-safe room that could protect people and valuables in an emergency.

“In theory, people could survive in this shelter for up to two hours, but we need to test other conditions like air quality before recommending human survivability too,” lead researcher Anthony Ariyanayagam said.

It’s the first time a bushfire-proof room has been built and tested using realistic bushfire exposure conditions.

The Queensland University of Technology team tested the room for more than an hour to simulate fire approaching, immersion by fire and residual heat.

The insulated room was made with steel-framed walls and fire-resistant concrete on the roof. It maintained an interior temperature of 29 degrees Celsius despite testing temperatures of nearly 1000 degrees outside.

Unlike safety bunkers, which are built as stand-alone shelters, the design has the potential to form part of an everyday house, or for its principles to be expanded to the whole house.

More than two million Australians live in areas that have a high or extreme risk of bushfire.

Australia’s only Pritzker Prize-winning architect Glen Murcutt has designed sleek, deceptively simple houses that respond to the nuances of their environment, including bushfires, since the 1980s.

Water features, sprinkler systems, heat-reflecting ceramic tiles and gutters that reduced leaf clutter are some of the design elements he’s used to make his houses more bushfire-resilient.

Yet despite this, a high level of bushfire resilience is not a compulsory part of Australia’s building standards.

That’s because the standards are designed to help protect human lives, not buildings, said Ian Weir, one of Australia’s only specialists in bushfire architecture.

Dr Weir, who used to work with the

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The Face of Home Design-Build and Remodeling: Gregory Harth

  • April 11, 2023

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Gregory Harth spent countless hours during his adolescence building Legos on his family’s living room carpet, designing endless creations. After receiving a degree in civil engineering from the University of Delaware, he moved out West to Colorado where he joined Peter Kiewit Sons to work on a number of high-level, construction-focused engineering projects, including the development of a successful $1.2 billion proposal. While working with Kiewit, he helped pioneer the design-build model as a possible procurement option on large-scale, complicated projects.

In 2003, Greg returned home to join Harth Builders as a partner alongside his father, Allyn Harth, who founded the company in 1996. He officially took over ownership of the company in 2008. Over the course of 20 years, Greg increased Harth’s company and revenue from 700k and two employees to more than $20 million with 80 employees—all while maintaining net profitability and a culture of autonomy and accountability. He introduced the design-build processes and model to residential remodeling and custom homes.

From architectural design and remodeling to additions and meticulous finishing work, Harth has an award-winning reputation, expertise and acute attention to detail, allowing him to carefully interpret every customer’s unique vision and bring their ideal home renovation to life.
Under Greg’s leadership, Harth Builders has won more than 50 local, regional and national Contractor of the Year awards four National Chrysalis awards, the Philadelphia Business Journal’s prestigious “50 on Fire” and “Soaring 76” awards, and more. Harth Builders’ mission is to make your home your favorite place.

For more information: Harth Builders, 812 North Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA | 215-654-0364 | harthbuilders.com[email protected]

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Steiner’s Amish Furniture puts quality first | Business

  • April 10, 2023

Steiner’s Amish Furniture is a passion project for founders Brent and Stephanie Steiner.

Living in the small village of Apple Creek, Ohio, they were familiar with the quality of Amish furniture. The couple considered opening a store and with the encouragement of Brent’s winter visitor parents, they moved to Arizona to share their love of Amish furniture with the Valley.

“They are very familiar with the Amish community,” said Pamela Sanchez with Steiner’s Amish Furniture. “They established a business out here and moved them and their daughters, who were very young, out here.

“It was a passion for them. They knew the quality of the furniture was a big deal. It’s hard to find that quality in today’s products. You get what you pay for. They wanted to share their love of those products with the people out here.”

The first Steiner’s Amish Furniture opened in 2000 in Sun City. The small project is now a 15,000-square-foot showroom filled with transitional, mission, shaker, modern and midcentury modern furniture.

Since then, Steiner’s Amish Furniture debuted its Tempe location. At both stores, customers can design furniture with wood samples and kiosks.

Steiner’s Amish Furniture does not outsource. The family business features a variety of builders who have different specialties in dining, living room and bedroom furniture. Sanchez said everything is handcrafted in the United States.

“We work with about 150 builders in Ohio and Indiana,” she added. “We have them build the furniture to customers’ specifications. We bring it to our finish shop and truck it here. We deliver it to everybody’s door.

“It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it because it’s quality furniture. One of the things the Amish pride themselves on is that they hand-craft everything. It’s worth it.”

Steiner’s Amish Furniture

10722 NW Grand Avenue, Sun

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UFO-style tiny home manufactured in Euclid on display at Home & Remodeling Expo

  • April 4, 2023

EUCLID, Ohio — It is a concept that is being called “out of this world”, “next level” and straight up “mind-blowing”.

At first glance, it kind of looks like a UFO, something the Jetsons would reside in.

The “Futuro House” is actually being manufactured right here in Northeast Ohio—turning the tiny house market on its head.

It will be on full display at the Cleveland Home and Remodeling Expo at the IX Center this weekend.

The creators say the product may seem a little crazy to some, but the tiny house movement absolutely exploded in popularity over the last five years, especially during the pandemic.

“When you bring something to the industry that’s innovative and solves problems, then you have a business that’s gonna thrive,” Anthony Corpora, CEO and President of US Lighting Group and Futuro Houses said.

The future admittedly looks a bit out of this world.

Parked inside of an East 222nd Street Euclid business, Wickliffe native Anthony Corpora sees promise in the next generation of living in the form of Futuro Houses.

“The tiny home movement, the modular movement is booming,” Corpora said.

Workers with the US Lighting Group, which oversees Cortes Campers have been carefully crafting the concept for the last two-plus years.

“We’re gonna change the way people think about living,” Corpora said.

The uniquely designed tiny homes are constructed of 100% molded fiberglass composites.

The end product looks just like a UFO.

Futuro Houses have their own water collection and energy systems, making it completely possible for you and your family to live off-the-grid.

“You’re just gonna have to rely on mother nature. This will have in the fully outfitted unit-it will have wind, solar, and rainwater collection,” Corpora said.

The home comes shipped to you anywhere in the world, and you literally bolt

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