March 2023

Denim Dining Table, Anyone? How Harry Nuriev Is Making Furniture Out Of Jeans

Crosby Studios designer Harry Nuriev likes to describe himself as a “transformist.” His modus operandi is to take everyday things and transform them into something beautiful – Bic pens into chandeliers, say, or Ugg boot soles into a couch. And now, he’s debuting the latest object of his metamorphic desire: jeans.

This month, the designer is opening his first solo show with the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris, titled “Harry Nuriev: Denim”. As the name implies, it centres around the classic Americana material. But instead of showing it through the traditional form of jeans or a jacket, Nuriev does so

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40 Garden decking ideas for a showstopping outdoor space

Your garden should be an outside haven that extends your living space no matter the size or style. Effective garden decking ideas will transform your garden into somewhere for socialising, relaxing and enjoying nature. Decking is a versatile landscaping idea that can zone your garden and give you more stylish usable space.

Take your decking as an excuse to make an alfresco dining spot, a lounge area, or an interesting pathway. It is also a brilliant solution for sloping garden ideas.

‘Decking is great for sloping gardens,’ says Leigh Barnes, sales manager at Jacksons Fencing. ‘Decking is a great

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Your Home and Garden Are About To Get a Big Boost in Yakima

Did you recently purchase a new home? Maybe you’re looking for ideas to spruce up and modernize the home you’ve been in for years. Whatever the case you’ll find plenty of ideas and plans at the annual Central Washington Home and Garden Show set for this weekend, March 10-12 in the Yakima Valley Sundome.


According to a press release the “2023 Central Washington Home & Garden Show’s Design Delights: A Journey of Intention and Meaning is an interactive event that delights your senses and excites your imagination as you

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Solid Teak Furniture Is Tech Entrepreneur’s New Opus One

Ken Phillips, a successful entrepreneur, and founder of, is leading the way in providing high-quality solid hardwood teak tables to the market. With a passion for craftsmanship and an eye for design, Phillips has created a business that not only satisfies his clients’ needs but also represents a sign of success. specializes in creating bespoke, handmade tables that are crafted from the highest quality teak wood. Each piece is made to order, ensuring that every client receives a unique and personalized product. The company’s dedication

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49 garden lighting ideas for a beautiful outdoor space

These garden lighting ideas will have you dreaming of long evenings spent in your outdoor space, whether you’ve acres of land, a small backyard, or even a balcony area in need of brightening up. From creating a cozy nook on your patio to lighting

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Santa Rosa home decor shop Favorite Things is closing after 28 years

Popular Santa Rosa home and gift shop Favorite Things will permanently close after 28 years of business.

Owners Corinne and Patrick Murray said they are ready to retire and, considering the obstacles small business owners currently face, it’s time to hang up their hat.

“Retail is getting tougher and trying to figure out what people want because things are changing like their buying habits,” Murray said. “My customer base is shrinking and along with the internet and attracting customers, it’s just becoming tougher.”

The Murrays opened Favorite Things just before Christmas in 1995. Over the years, Corinne Murray has built

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The urban legend surrounding shaky dorm room furniture and its future at Northwestern

Graphic by Olivia Abeyta

Content warning: This article contains discussions of suicide that may be difficult for some readers. If you are in crisis, please contact National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255.

In Fall quarter of 2021, when School of Communication second-year Abby Mac Kenzie arrived at her dorm before her roommate, she encountered a moral dilemma.

There were two kinds of chairs in her East Fairchild (CRC) room. On her side: a two-position chair with bent legs that rocks the chair backward at the slightest touch. It had scratchy, black fabric and a metal frame which curved into armrests. On

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Hanson’s Garden Village hosts gardening class for kids | Local News

RHINELANDER, Wis. (WJFW) – On Saturday, Hanson’s Garden Village located a couple miles south of Rhinelander hosted a mini leprechaun garden class along with a scavenger hunt all designed for kids. Today was the first planting class of the garden center’s season, with a theme inspired by the upcoming holiday just a few days away. Manager Beth Hanson says the main goal of this class is to educate kids on what they can do outdoors. Saying she enjoys giving children the chance to use their creative skills. “The mini gardens are really fun for kids, there are a lot

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Interior & Design Manila Lifestyle back-to-back with Philippine International Furniture Show this March at SMX Manila

The first and only trade exposition dedicated to interior designers is rebranding in 2023. This year, Interior & Design Manila is staging two separate events—the first focusing on lifestyle and residential spaces, while the second on hospitality and commercial spaces. The move is aimed at further expanding its reach and influence across these interconnected industries, showcasing the latest in design trends and technology while setting up connections with industry leaders.

The first, Interior & Design Manila Lifestyle, is set from March 9–11 at the SMX Convention Center Manila in the SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. The three-day event

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Spring Tide show is a must-see for local garden lovers

Spring Tide — the annual almost-end-of-winter event at the Gage Park greenhouses — has grown to become a worthy companion to the somewhat more famous Fall Garden and Mum Show every October.

In fact, the two events neatly bookend the local gardening season: while the chrysanthemum show pretty much marks the end of gardening season, visitors to Spring Tide will be inspired to get into their own gardens as quickly as weather allows.

Just for that inspiration, Spring Tide is a must-see for local gardeners and garden lovers. For the rest, it is a joyous, vibrant gala that uses all

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