Month: July 2021

Caterer’s new home in Villanova features gourmet kitchens, inside and out

In a contest for making the biggest understatement, Steve Finley would definitely have been in contention.

“I love to cook,” he says.

Steve, owner of Philadelphia-based Finley Catering, one of the area’s largest catering businesses, was standing in the kitchen of his recently completed home in Villanova, organized around cooking and entertaining.

Wife Carol was making coffee with a water supply bubbling up from a basement filter; Steve was leaning against a marble island about the size of a small hockey rink. Outside, down a gentle slope, the view stretched out like a scene from Italy.

There is no formal

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US VP Harris to visit Vietnam, Singapore: White House | The Guardian Nigeria News

US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks virtually to small business owners about the infrastructure deal and the administration’s efforts to help small businesses, from the South Court Auditorium of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 29, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

US Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Vietnam and Singapore next month to discuss regional security issues and the global Covid-19 pandemic response, the White House announced Friday.

Harris heads to the Southeast Asian nations “to strengthen relationships and expand economic cooperation with two critical Indo-Pacific partners of the United States,” senior advisor Symone Sanders

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How to Spruce Up Your Bathroom for Less Than $100

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Photo: Artazum (Shutterstock)

Bathrooms are notorious for being one of the most expensive rooms in a home to renovate. Between tiling, plumbing, storage, and fixtures, the costs can add up faster than you’d probably like. However, if you want to enhance the look of your bathroom without spending big bucks on a full-scale renovation, a few minor upgrades can actually make big difference. Go beyond a new shower curtain and bath mats to spruce up your bathroom—for less than $100.

Start by freshening up your bathroom walls

The walls are the first logical stop in your quest

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A Zoo-Inspired Child’s Room That’s Still Sophisticated


SOON after Chauncey Boothby was tasked with outfitting a toddler’s room in Chappaqua, N.Y., the designer happened upon a lithograph by author and illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans. In the artist’s playful but urbane style, his waggish heroine Madeline confronts a tiger in a tented cage—ideal inspiration for an interior designer working to marry whimsy with a sophistication that will carry a young child named Maddie, now 4, into her tweens.

The resulting en suite bedroom is one of the cheerful refreshes Ms. Boothby, based in Rowayton, Conn., has been asked for lately as young and old attempt to shake off the

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Corey Damen Jenkins to Teach New Interior Design MasterClass

Is it just us, or are some of the world’s leading interior designers more accessible than ever before? For starters, the growth of The Expert has drawn continued interest from designers and consumers alike. And now, AD100 designer and Design Remix author Corey Damen Jenkins is set to teach an interior design–focused MasterClass course.

Offering something for homeowners, interior designers, creative students, and hobbyists alike, the self-described proponent of “new maximalism” will teach students the ins and outs of his adventurous, expressive style. Lessons touch on subjects ranging from color theory and the creative journey to space management and other

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C3’s Sam Nazarian Has Big Plans for Ghost Kitchen Company

Sam Nazarian’s C3 portfolio includes Umami Burger and Krispy Rice.

When Sam Nazarian, started to notice several industries trending toward direct-to-consumer offerings, the hospitality industry veteran went with the flow and founded the ghost kitchen company Creating Culinary Communities.
 
He launched the Beverly Hills-based business known as C3 in 2019 with the goal of giving dormant kitchens in malls and restaurants new life as shared cooking spaces for culinary brands, as well as a new proprietary delivery app.


“At that point, food hadn’t really been disrupted,” Nazarian said. “We started seeing that the onset of these delivery apps and marketplace

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Kano Hisbah arrests pharmacist for taking young woman to his house

By Bosede Olufunmi

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested one Yahaya Zakari for allegedly taking a young woman to his house at Sabuwar Gandu in Kano metropolis.

The Commander General of the board, Dr Harun Ibn-Sina, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued in Kano Friday.

A copy of the statement, signed by Malam Lawal Ibrahim, the Public Relations Officer of the agency, was available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to him, the arrest was made following reports from residents of the area.

“The young woman went to buy drugs from Zakari’s chemist when he took

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Modular Cabin + Architecture Designs that expand according to your living as well as working needs!

Modular architecture is officially on the rise! They give us the freedom and ability to create a home, office, or even a holiday cabin according to our needs and wants. Customizing or putting together a space exactly the way we want isn’t a far-off dream anymore. Your dream home or dream cabin retreat is now a reality with these amazing modular architectural designs. From a prefab modular tiny home that expands as you need, to a modular dome that can function as a greenhouse or tiny home – this collection of modular architectural designs can be anything you want them

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Vieques Outdoor bathroom collection by Patricia Urquiola for Agape

Dezeen Showroom: Patricia Urquiola has created the Vieques Outdoor bathroom collection for Agape based on her designs for a Caribbean spa resort.


The centrepiece of the Vieques Outdoor collection is a stainless steel bathtub, which Urquiola originally created as part of her interior design for the W Retreat Spa on the island of Vieques.

The Vieques Outdoor bathtub is made of stainless steel

The piece was designed as a contemporary take on old-fashioned outdoor tin tubs. Its structure is made of stainless steel and given a clean and minimalist appearance.

The collection also includes two washbasins – a column design

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