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  • Meet Joe! Nest Bedding’s Mattress Mastermind

    Sleepopolis
    Derek
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Over the weekend I had the chance to sit down with Nest Bedding founder, owner, and operator, Joe Alexander, for a quick interview. Nest Bedding as a company has intrigued me from the start. Like most mattress companies, they aim to develop universally comfortable and supportive sleep products. However, Nest takes this a step further by ensuring their mattresses, pillows, and other bedding products are equally as healthy and hygienic as they are comfortable. This includes using more natural, organic, and non-toxic materials in everything they build. I have had the opportunity to test and…
  • $75 Live and Sleep Mattress Promo Code Coupon

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    Derek
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Ready to order your Live and Sleep mattress, but want to save a little money? You’re in the right place. Use the exclusive Sleepopolis promo code to save $75 instantly on any Live and Sleep mattress order. Live & Sleep Coupon: Use promo code “SLEEPOPOLIS75″ to save $75 How to save $75 on your Live and Sleep mattress Go to LiveandSleep.com Shop for your new mattress and add your cart On the final check out page, on the left side, you’ll see “Have a Promotional code?” Enter “SLEEPOPOLIS75” into the promo code field Click next Boom! You just…
  • Choosing The Right Chiavari Chairs

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    Classroom Essentials Online
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Choosing The Right Chiavari Chairs For many event facilities, chiavari chairs have become a hot commodity. Providing a traditional design mixed with a modern finish, a chiavari chair can serve a range of different event types. They are traditionally used in wide open spaces as wedding chairs for ceremonies and again as banquet chairs for receptions. They are also used for black tie events where the decor is as important as the attendees. Classroom Essentials Online -
  • 3 ways to enjoy Avocado Mousse

    IKEA Hackers
    Jules IKEAHacker
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    In my quest to reduce gluten intake and satisfy my occasional cravings for cake, I’ve taken to baking. I am still awful at it. The latest disaster being a “too bitter, too dense” version of the Healthy Chef, Teresa Cutter’s Naked Chocolate Cake. The issue isn’t her recipe, just my “creativity” and throwing in too many “ideas” of my own. (Hey, why do you think I hack IKEA?) I’ve had great success with her Banana + Coconut Bread though, which is delicious to the power of 3. However, as in most things, there is a silver lining. The…
  • Move Over, Taxidermy: Contemporary Design Gets Lighter and Cleaner

    NYT > Furniture
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Furniture design is seeing a return to a brighter, lighter, more contemporary aesthetic, one that favors organic materials but with a more refined sensibility and cleaner lines.
 
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    IKEA Hackers

  • Oh IKEA, how we love (and hate) thee: An #IHstory

    Jules IKEAHacker
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    When we arrive, it’s bliss … and then, not quite. @alie982 @drivesin2lanes @snackablevegan @shannonlove22 @colinstarfish @tj_tj_o Leaving IKEA is always a nightmare … except for the froyo @jade_nd_nacho @cassandraevelyn @taytus @littleladyspeech @almarnik @the1lund @jnpenny The End. (Except we do it all over again, next weekend.) Did you like this #IHstory? Share your IKEA trip photos with the hashtag #ihIKEAtrip for a chance to be featured in the next #IHstory next month! Please upload your photos to Instagram and hashtag us. Instagrammers! If you do not wish to see…
  • 3 ways to enjoy Avocado Mousse

    Jules IKEAHacker
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    In my quest to reduce gluten intake and satisfy my occasional cravings for cake, I’ve taken to baking. I am still awful at it. The latest disaster being a “too bitter, too dense” version of the Healthy Chef, Teresa Cutter’s Naked Chocolate Cake. The issue isn’t her recipe, just my “creativity” and throwing in too many “ideas” of my own. (Hey, why do you think I hack IKEA?) I’ve had great success with her Banana + Coconut Bread though, which is delicious to the power of 3. However, as in most things, there is a silver lining. The…
  • HÅLLARE Candle forest

    IH guest
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:44 am
    Materials: HÅLLARE candle holder – 7 candles Simply glue dried branches to the back of the candle holder with hot glue. See more of the candle forest. ~ Aléxia Costa The post HÅLLARE Candle forest appeared first on IKEA Hackers.
  • BJURSTA to luxe upholstered bench

    Jules IKEAHacker
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    StyleMePretty published a tutorial on this fabulous upholstered bench. Its bones is the sturdy BJURSTA bench but its skin is all gorgeous. What you need is the bench, foam and fabric, hot glue and Mod Podge. It takes a bit of sewing (for the foam top), glueing and decoupaging the fabric onto the bench. Lots of patience (and skill) but so totally worth it. Hop over to StyleMePretty to see the complete tutorial. Photo Credit: Ruth Eileen Photography via StyleMePretty.  The post BJURSTA to luxe upholstered bench appeared first on IKEA Hackers.
  • MYDAL Loftbed with play area for girl’s room

    vadese
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    My daughter has a small room but we wanted to maximize the play area and make a loft bed for my little girl. Materials: MYDAL bunk bed STUVA combination Storage for dress TROFAST Storage for toys HAMPEN carpet (for under bed and upper TROFAST) SÄRDAL Light under bed BARNSLIG mirror LÄTT children table under bed RIBBA Picture ledge as bedside table SKOJIG Wall lamp SNUDDA solid wood birch + SOCKER Plant pot  + Magnets for penholder I used a MYDAL bunk bed structure to gain space in a small room. I removed the lower bunk for use as loft bed. I have modified the structure of the MYDAL…
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    Furniture Law Blog

  • Is "New Vintage" On the Way Out?

    1 Aug 2015 | 3:49 am
    The furniture business is constantly evolving.  New trends come and go.  Some stick around for a while, and some burn bright for what constitutes a fleeting second in the industry.  The New Times reports that "New Vintage" is on the decline and a new lighter aesthetic is taking its place. Find the article here.Remember that with good design comes the need for design protection.  With cleaner, more minimalist lines, modern furniture design lends itself to design patent protection in certain cases.  With a modest upfront expense, and relatively short pending periods,…
  • Don't Name Your Furniture Store After A Grocery Store

    19 May 2015 | 6:15 am
    On May 14, 2015, Aldi Inc., the grocery store chain, sued Aldis Furniture Inc. for contempt of a 2002 consent decree.  See Aldi Inc. v. Aldsi Furniture Inc., et al., 2:15-cv-2696 (N.D. Ill.).  The parties tussled before and the obvious and inevitable trademark infringement action brought by the grocer against the retailer resulted in a 2002 agreement.  The retailer, however, apparently thought 13 years was long enough and opened a new furniture retail store named:The whole affair falls into the "duh" category by the defendant.  However, it underscores a trend in furniture…
  • Jack Hicks Talks Defending Innovation, IP Rights in the Home Furnishings Industry with Furniture Today

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Even in the face of copycats, innovation remains the lifeblood of the home furnishings industry, and innovators have legal remedies to protect their designs.So says Womble Carlyle’s Jack Hicks, a veteran IP attorney who has served the home furnishings industry for more than 25 years. Hicks recently spoke on “Innovation, Impersonation or Infringement?” at the Furniture Today Leadership Conference, and Furniture Today was on hand to cover his presentation.“It is easy to knock someone off and knock off a bestseller, but if you want to come up with a one-of-a-kind…
  • Boyd Lighting's Steampunk Sconce Gets Stock Photo Archive Steamed

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    On December 16, 2014, Lived In Images, Inc. (d/b/a Hometica) sued Boyd Lighting Fixture Company for copyright infringement in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (San Francisco Division) (Case No. 3:14-cv-05500). Lived In Images is a stock photo archive specializing in home, garden, and interior design pictures. Lived In Images makes its images available through licensing arrangements. The complaint alleges that Lived In Images registered 5,500 architectural photographs with the U.S. Copyright Office and that Boyd Lighting is using at least two of those…
  • Plugged-In Furniture - What's Past Is Prologue

    8 Oct 2014 | 6:22 am
    As furniture becomes more and more tech-driven (e.g., USB ports, chargers, coolers, etc.) we can sometimes forget that claims to advancements in the basic sofa have been around for some time. Today's Westlaw's "Headnote of the Day" e-mail contained the case headnote "Sitting on a couch is not exercise." This got my attention and warranted a deeper look.The headnote comes from Stauffer Laboratories, Inc. v. F.T.C., 343 F.2d 75 (9th Cir. 1965). In Stauffer, the Ninth Circuit was asked to review a preliminary injunction directing Stauffer Labs and its principal officer from making claims that…
 
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    Classroom Essentials Online

  • Choosing The Right Chiavari Chairs

    Classroom Essentials Online
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Choosing The Right Chiavari Chairs For many event facilities, chiavari chairs have become a hot commodity. Providing a traditional design mixed with a modern finish, a chiavari chair can serve a range of different event types. They are traditionally used in wide open spaces as wedding chairs for ceremonies and again as banquet chairs for receptions. They are also used for black tie events where the decor is as important as the attendees. Classroom Essentials Online -
  • Enhance Your Child’s Learning Experience with Play Tables

    Ryan
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    Enhance Your Child’s Learning Experience with Play Tables If you run an early childhood center, you know that children learn and develop their skills in different ways. They learn about themselves, one another and the world around them through tactile manipulation, auditory reinforcement, visual cues, olfactory stimulation and more. In our many years of supplying daycare and preschool furniture to our customers, we have come to appreciate how children learn. Our search for juvenile furniture is continually guided by this knowledge. Our play tables for example are designed to enhance…
  • Get the Most out of Your Board Space with a Reversible Dry Erase Board

    Ryan
    5 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    Get the Most out of Your Board Space with a Reversible Dry Erase Board For nearly 30 years we have partnered with our customers to find practical, long-term solutions to the seating requirements of their organizations and groups. From elegantly designed church chairs and durable classroom furniture, we have expanded our merchandise inventory to include daycare furniture, office desks, restaurant chairs and tables and so much more. We work hard to find suppliers who will meet and surpass the requirements of our hundreds of customers all over the country. If you’re looking for a dry erase…
  • Maximize Your Space with a Coat Locker

    Ryan
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:23 am
    Maximize Your Space with a Coat Locker As a dependable supplier of classroom furniture in addition to church chairs, banquet tables and stylish Chiavari chairs, we offer several products that help increase the efficiency of your learning environment. If you’re short on space, consider installing our five-section coat lockers for your students. They may just be the addition your busy classroom needs to become — and stay — more organized. Practical Our coat lockers can grow with your school. Buy only as many as you currently need. You can buy more units as your budget allows and…
  • Organize Your Classroom Changing Table with a Diaper Organizer

    Ryan
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    Organize Your Classroom Changing Table with a Diaper Organizer If you are a care provider for infants, toddlers and young children, you know how important it is to be organized and systematic in order to run a successful facility. Our daycare and preschool furniture is expertly designed and constructed for many years of safe and efficient use — even by the most hyperactive two-year old. A well-designed diaper organizer can be a useful addition to your daycare center. You should consider installing one next to your changing table for the practical reasons below. Convenience With a large…
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    Office Chairs Unlimited

  • Tips for Choosing The Right Shape Desk for Your Office

    Nick
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    There are a variety of shapes of desks that you can use in your office. The type of desk should depend on budget, needs, and the size of your office space. The post Tips for Choosing The Right Shape Desk for Your Office is from Office Chairs Unlimited.
  • Increase Productivity: Create a Relaxing and Productive Work Environment

    Nick
    6 Jul 2015 | 11:38 am
    When employees are uptight, you lose your productive work environment and your employees stress more than they work. How do you create a relaxed environment? The post Increase Productivity: Create a Relaxing and Productive Work Environment is from Office Chairs Unlimited.
  • Keep It Rolling: How to Clean Office Chair Caster Wheels

    OCU
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    The chair in your office is stuck again. What could it be this time? Maybe its hair, maybe a paper clip, or maybe just years of dirt that you have neglected to clean off the wheels. The post Keep It Rolling: How to Clean Office Chair Caster Wheels is from Office Chairs Unlimited.
  • Make a Small Office Feel Bigger With These Tips

    OCU
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:25 am
    If you have a small office space, you may be frustrated with the way it looks. A large office is a nice luxury and provides you with all of the room you need, but not everyone has that luxury. If you want your office to look bigger, but you are not sure where to begin, [...] The post Make a Small Office Feel Bigger With These Tips is from Office Chairs Unlimited.
  • What Your Office and Desk Say About You

    OCU
    18 May 2015 | 6:11 am
    Ever wonder what your client thinks when they leave your office? Your office says more about you than you want it to. Make sure it says the right things. The post What Your Office and Desk Say About You is from Office Chairs Unlimited.
 
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  • Made in America: Celebrating Amish Craftsmanship

    Tracy Crotti
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    “Good character, like good soup, is usually homemade.” –Amish Proverb Our Amish handcrafted furniture is not just a stylistic effort; it’s the product of hundreds of years of history. A staple of American folk art, the Amish woodworkers are known for their quality, being 100 percent wood, as well as the distinct traditional style that transcends generations. Where the American Amish Roots Came From? The original Amish community dates back to the sixteenth century as an Anabaptist movement. During this movement three spiritual communities were formed; the Amish, Mennonites, and…
  • Tips on Buying Custom Barnwood Furniture from Old Barn Star

    Tracy Crotti
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    Here at Old Barn Star, we specialize in creating one-of-a-kind Amish-made reclaimed barnwood furniture including tables, chairs, benches, desks, buffets, hutches, islands and more! We truly love what we do and the best part of our job is working with all of our amazing customers. We wanted to answer some of our customers’ frequently asked questions about ordering custom furniture and how to take care of it once you make it a part of your home. Here are some of our most asked questions: How do I place a reclaimed wood furniture order? Since we may be in the shop, delivering a final barnwood…
  • How To Turn Your Home Into a Cozy Summer Log Cabin

    Tracy Crotti
    10 Jul 2015 | 10:43 am
    Howdy Campers! Summer is officially here; stop wasting time looking up log cabin rentals. Instead turn your home into a cozy little cabin, just like one nestled in the Catskills. With the help of white cedar log furniture you can easily turn your home into summer log cabin. Our selection of cedar log furniture is all handcrafted and able to be customized to suit your needs. 4 Ways to Use White Cedar Log Barnwood Furniture Here are four types of log furniture that are perfect for creating a log cabin atmosphere just like the one at your favorite childhood summer camp: White Cedar Log Coffee…
  • How to Clean and Sanitize Your Reclaimed Barnwood Furniture

    Tracy Crotti
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:16 am
    Custom, reclaimed barnwood furniture is truly a work of art. At our shop, each piece is handcrafted from harvested wood and constructed with care to keep the natural look and feel of the wood alive in the finished product. Our customers often ask how to preserve that look throughout the years, especially since our classic furniture is usually passed down through the generations. To ensure that all of the barnwood furniture at Old Barn Star remains in good condition, most of our furniture is sealed with a water-resistant topcoat. However, wood comes from a natural living organism, and proper,…
  • Take a Peek Behind the Scenes at Old Barn Star

    Tracy Crotti
    17 Jun 2015 | 6:35 am
    We can’t believe it is already almost July! Between custom furniture orders and local events, this season has been a whirlwind for us and we are ever so grateful. We often use our blog to show you some of our customers’ favorite projects or some unique ways to use barnwood in your home. This time, we wanted to pull back the curtain on ourselves and share some behind the scenes photos with you all the way from Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania! Whether you already know and love Old Barn Star, or you’re just starting to get familiar with all of our barnwood furniture; here’s a look inside why…
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  • Best Mattress for Back Pain

    Derek
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:25 pm
    Shopping for the best mattress for back pain can be a tough process, especially if you’re not quite sure what to look for. With so many options out there, it can be overwhelming and confusing to find the perfect mattress that prevents nagging lower back pain. So what matters most in a mattress? In this guide, we’re going to break down the parts of the mattress that are essential to provide proper support and comfort for the specific needs of back sleepers and those who experience lower back pain. In a rush? Click here to skip to the specific mattress recommendations for back sleepers…
  • Mattress Glossary

    Derek
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Shopping for a new mattress is always a tough task, but it can be even more difficult if you don’t understand the important terminology and descriptors of each mattress. The following is a list of key mattress shopping terms, product attributes, descriptions, and other definitions that will help you make an informed decision. The list is sorted into categories (not alphabetically). Not seeing the term you’re looking for? Send me a note via my contact form. I’d love to answer your question and add it to this list!   Essential words, descriptors, definitions, and more for…
  • Meet Joe! Nest Bedding’s Mattress Mastermind

    Derek
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Over the weekend I had the chance to sit down with Nest Bedding founder, owner, and operator, Joe Alexander, for a quick interview. Nest Bedding as a company has intrigued me from the start. Like most mattress companies, they aim to develop universally comfortable and supportive sleep products. However, Nest takes this a step further by ensuring their mattresses, pillows, and other bedding products are equally as healthy and hygienic as they are comfortable. This includes using more natural, organic, and non-toxic materials in everything they build. I have had the opportunity to test and…
  • Sleepopolis $1,000 Scholarship

    Derek
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:38 pm
    Sleepopolis $1,000 Scholarship Sleepopolis believes deeply in the value of education and giving back. My college experience and education helped prepare me for both personal and professional challenges. It’s my hope that I can help others achieve that experience as well. It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce the first Sleepopolis scholarship available for the 2016-2017 school year. Eligible applicants may enter below for the $1,000 scholarship. Apply for the $1,000 Sleepopolis scholarship award.   Eligibility Requirements Applicants must be: Current high school…
  • $75 Live and Sleep Mattress Promo Code Coupon

    Derek
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Ready to order your Live and Sleep mattress, but want to save a little money? You’re in the right place. Use the exclusive Sleepopolis promo code to save $75 instantly on any Live and Sleep mattress order. Live & Sleep Coupon: Use promo code “SLEEPOPOLIS75″ to save $75 How to save $75 on your Live and Sleep mattress Go to LiveandSleep.com Shop for your new mattress and add your cart On the final check out page, on the left side, you’ll see “Have a Promotional code?” Enter “SLEEPOPOLIS75” into the promo code field Click next Boom! You just…
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