Somers Custom Furniture Division was commissioned to create a casual sitting area, where family and friends gather for a meal or visit while enjoying the lakeside view. An outdoor fabric in a textured sand color was selected to blend into the decorative tile work on the back wall. (Jim Decker Photography)Fernish's Hyperion collection features sexy curves, dramatic lines and rich materials. (Fernish)With distinct stylings, Fernish's Roxbury bedroom features black faux leather accents on the dresser and nightstand that play nicely with the exposed teak of the bed. (Fernish) The subject of furniture rental might bring back odd memories for some. Maybe it was you or a friend who rented an outdated couch that looked like it belonged in your grandmother’s house. And there’s likely no shortage of stories about stains, unpleasant smells and other rental furniture dysfunction from decades past. Fortunately, the furniture rental world has come a long way, especially in the past 10 … [Read more...] about Rental furniture embraces modern style
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An hour before midnight on New Year’s Eve in 1985, a bunch of Harley executives sat in a room at a bank with two stacks of papers, one for bankruptcy and another for recapitalization, if their last gasp ask for fresh investment came in. They had given themselves until midnight to get new money or go bankrupt, and time was running out. Many of the executives had, four years earlier, personally invested $1 million or more—while borrowing tens of millions more on top of that—to buy the company from the conglomerate AMF for $80 million and take it private. AMF itself had acquired the motorcycle manufacturer for $14 million in 1969 (about $100 million today) with a plan to expand production and squeeze out maximum profits. But a decade of labor trouble, declining build quality, and the dominance of Japanese motorcycles—Honda, in particular—had, by 1981, left Harley in dire straits. It was kind of a miracle that Harley had lasted that long to begin with and, … [Read more...] about How Harley-Davidson’s All-In Bet on Its Past Crippled Its Future
The summer weather keeps on making more of an appearance. The last thing you want to do is spend a fortune on new clothes when the seasons change. The key to a fresh new wardrobe is plenty of mixing and matching- and here these stores have plenty of items available with HUGE price drops. Topshop Topshop always have some deals for fashion fans. The store currently has 50% off selected lines - and that even includes some of the big name brands they stock. Also, some eagle eyed shoppers will know that you can also get 10% off student discount AND you can get 10% off if you sign up to the stores newsletter. Boohoo The online retailer now features their summer range with items as little as £5. And, if you don't mind being bright and bold for the summer months- there are plenty of items available in the stores sale section with discounts of up to a whopping 75%. Now, to save even more, Voucher code users spotted you can use code VCD-5ND-SD9-3TX-ZKK to save 25% on holiday shop … [Read more...] about You can now save up to 85% in these clothing sale hacks
BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported weaker-than-expected investment and retail sales in April and a drop in home sales, clouding its economic outlook even as policymakers try to navigate debt risks and defuse a heated trade row with the United States. FILE PHOTO: A customer pushes a shopping cart at Sun Art Retail Group's Auchan hypermarket store in Beijing, China, November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Fixed asset investment grew the slowest since 1999 and the pace of retail sales softened to a four-month low, suggesting a long-anticipated slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy may finally be setting in even as trade protectionism is on the rise. The lone bright spot on Tuesday’s activity data was industrial output, which jumped more than expected as automobile and steel production surged. “Industrial activity was buoyed by the easing of pollution controls (imposed over the winter). But there are signs in the rest of today’s data that the … [Read more...] about Soft China April investment, retail sales suggest economy losing steam
Before he ran for office, Donald Trump made millions by selling his name to adorn other people's products. There was Trump deodorant. Trump ties. Trump steaks. Trump underwear. Trump furniture. At one time, there was even a Trump-branded urine test.Now, almost all of them are gone.In 2015, Trump listed 19 companies that were paying him to produce or distribute Trump-branded consumer goods.In recent weeks, only two said they are still selling Trump-branded goods. One is a Panamanian company selling Trump bed linens and home goods. The other is a Turkish company selling Trump furniture.Of the rest, some Trump partners quit in reaction to campaign-trail rhetoric on immigrants and Muslims. Others said their licensing agreements had expired. Others said nothing beyond confirming that they'd stopped working with Trump. Their last Trump goods are now being sold off, often at a discount: One cologne is marked down from $42 to $9.99 for an ounce."Success by Trump," the website says. And below … [Read more...] about Before he ran for office, Trump made millions off his brand. Now his merchandise empire is virtually gone.