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sherrie-theriault's picture
Jan.19.2014
January 19     ROCK BOTTOM PRICES     Marble topped dressers, dry sinks and wardrobes, standing in the auctioneer’s warehouse, show loving use and obvious value.  The hungry consumers peruse the merchandise looking for the perfect piece to fit their need.  Old men...
luke-james's picture
Feb.08.2012
If We Still Had Prehensile Tails – 10 Things that Would Be Different 1.   Couches, chairs and especially toilet seats wouldn’t be the same shape. 2.   Camera tripods, shooting sticks, and hanging straps in subway trains would never have evolved. 3.   Teenagers (and...
michael-seidel's picture
Jan.19.2012
The Quest For Furniture continues. A sideboard is sought, along with ongoing hunt for the couch and some chairs. We have also added a lamp to the list. Is there a video game out there about this, this furniture hunting? Actually, doesn't it seem like a way to teach economics and critical thinking?...
michael-seidel's picture
Jan.07.2012
My old home, down in Half Moon Bay, was smaller than my current home, up in Ashland. Not by much. We're not into big in homes.  The HMB place had 1600 square feet and this place has 1800, and both are three bedrooms, with one bedroom serving as an office. Down in California, we also had a...
dale-estey's picture
Sep.22.2011
  Oxford University launches furniture range to raise cashOxford University was accused of cheapening its image last night after the launch of a "vulgar" branded furniture collection. By Tom Rowley and Lizzie Porter   The institution has put its name to a range of sofas, dining...
hugh-lafferty's picture
Dec.01.2009
Hello Everyone: I recently had another Questionable and Disappointing Consumer Experience inspired by possibly deceptive advertising (but because I first saw the ad on the Web site of the Smartest Man I Ever Met, I have considerable reason to doubt the accuracy of my interpretation). It involves a...
anthony-difiore's picture
Nov.09.2009
(from The Publeconomist) Furniture-makers, beware. You’d think that with the buzz surrounding the new Barnes & Noble e-book reader, Nook, that I’d be able to go furniture shopping and get a pleasantly discounted bookshelf. Unfortunately, Ikea isn’t biting. I do believe in the future of e-books...
kathi-kamen-goldmark's picture
Apr.14.2009
I know people who have a knack for decorating. They can walk into a room, move a chair here and drape a scarf there, and voila! Suddenly the room looks tasteful. I am the opposite of those people. Not only am I bad at interior decorating, I'm not even that good at dressing myself. Once, when I...
gregory-roensch's picture
Aug.01.2008
My grandparents came to America from the Philippines during World War II. Occupation. Displacement. A long sea voyage. Years later, in the early 1970s, my grandfather’s work took him (and my grandmother, too) back to Manila. I was lucky enough to visit them in the summer of 1972.   When my...
jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Jun.28.2008
A couple of months back there was a Pickles cartoon where Earl finally gets a new chair. He decides to put his old chair on the road so someone can get it and put a FREE sign on it. He and his wife Opal move the couch and he says "Good-bye, old friend." The next panel shows not only the...