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  1. Oak making a comeback

    Oak is making a comeback in fireplace designs; only it’s been disguised. When most people think of oak it’s the yellow-orange colour of hardwood floor or stair railings.

    Walking into an old century home, the creaky oak textured floors suit the overall appeal of the home. Now with more new homes being built, and the popularity of high-rise living, the old oak finish disappeared.

    Skip a few years to the present day, oak has been reinvigorated with darker, more modern finishes. ...
  2. Electric Fireplaces

    Dimplex North America Limited is the world leader in electric heating, offering a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial products. The company’s commitment to innovation has fostered outstanding product development and design excellence. Dimplex North America Limited is a member of the Glen Dimplex Group of companies of Dublin, Ireland. The Glen Dimplex Group employs over 8,500 people worldwide with sales in excess of $3.0 billion. In 1991, Dimplex North America entered the North American ...
  3. Vermont Furniture Featured on ABC News "Made in America" Series

    I blogged about Diane Sawyer's Made in America Series on ABC News. As I was going through ABC's website I noticed that they have a great little map of the USA that shows where American made products are being produced. The only problem was that Vermont Woods Studios Furniture was not on that map.
    So I contacted ABC and requested that we be included. Low and behold... a few days later I got a call from Zach at ABC wanting to know what our company was all about. I assured him that all of our ...
  4. Furniture Made in America

    This week ABC News with Diane Sawyer is running a Made in America series in an effort to get people to think about American jobs whenever they buy something. The series takes a look at a family of four in Texas. It turns out they own hardly a thing that's made in the USA. So ABC news clears their house out of everything imported (basically only a flower vase is left) and re-fills it with American made furniture, appliances, clothing, toys and such. It's interesting and a great reminder to buy American. ...
    Tags: furniture, made, wood
  5. Antiques: The ins and outs of Colonial Furniture

    The 18th-century American furniture exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a mini-feast of masterpieces in the sort of people-oriented presentation that collectors long to see in museums, but rarely do.

    The 60 Queen Anne and Chippendale selections in provocative displays are from the Metropolitan's permanent collection, and were chosen by Morrison Heckscher, curator of American decorative arts. The works in the show - which can be seen through December in the American Wing ...
    Tags: furniture
  6. Sleep Advisor

    An old English proverb says: "Sleep is better than medicine”. And this is true, but only if you sleep correctly. You can sleep the right way if your mattress is perfectly in harmony with your weight, your build and your sleeping customs.

    Your biomechanics is correct when your backbone is well situated – regardless whether you are lying on your back, in a side position or in a face-down position. If, for instance, the degree of hardness is not right, disturbances in blood circulation ...
    Tags: bed, mattress