Fastest Growing Interior Design Firm Partners With Fastest Growing River Cruise Line in the U.S.A.

Named Sole Interior Designer Of American Cruise Lines’ New Class Of Modern Riverboats, Studio DADO Enters A New Market Vertical & Continues To Push Design Boundaries

The River Lounge on American Melody-headed to the Mississippi in 2021
The River Lounge on American Melody-headed to the Mississippi in 2021
The River Lounge on American Melody-headed to the Mississippi in 2021

Coral Gables, FL, Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Interior Design Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Firm” Studio DADO, is pleased to announce that American Cruise Lines has selected the hospitality design firm, as the sole interior architect for their newest modern riverboat, American Melody, set to debut on the Mississippi River in 2021. The design project awarded by American, the largest and fastest-growing domestic cruise line, is noteworthy for Studio DADO, as the firm’s first foray into the domestic river cruise industry.

“The magnitude of the American Melody build reaches beyond the normal anticipation we see with clients celebrating the expansion of

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Best Early Office Supplies, Furniture & Computer Savings Monitored by Spending Lab

Black Friday sales researchers track the best early Office Depot  & Staples deals for Black Friday, featuring sales on storage, desk organizers, computer chairs, desks and more

Find all the latest early Staples & Office Depot deals for Black Friday 2020, together with the best laptop & desktop PC, ergonomic chairs, desks & tables and more discounts. Links to the best deals are listed below.

Best Office Depot Deals:

  • Save up to 30% on a wide range of furniture at – get the latest deals on home and office furniture including desks, beds, chairs & more    

  • Save up to 40% on various types of chairs at – click the link for live prices on office chairs, task chairs, ergonomic chairs & more   

  • Save up to 44% on laptops for school & work at – check out live prices on 2-in-1 laptops, business laptops, Chromebooks, gaming laptops &

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Just like Easter, Fourth of July and Halloween, Thanksgiving is going to look a lot different this year. Gov. Andy Beshear has published guidance advising Kentuckians to celebrate the holiday with only the people already in their households, following the same guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

But that doesn’t mean your more intimate holiday get-together can’t feel special. And frankly, with all that 2020 has thrown at us, why not try to make your mini-Thanksgiving feel just a bit more special?

“Thanksgiving can be a really long and overwhelming day,” Brittany Gilbert, formerly Brown-Forman’s “How-to Hostess,” previously told The Courier Journal. “Especially if you’re the host.”

Whether you plan to eat dinner virtually over a Zoom call or celebrate with immediate members of your household, Thanksgiving should be a holiday for everyone. Instead of struggling to recreate

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Breakingviews – Corona Capital: Smoking from home, UK aid, Baidu

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters Breakingviews) – Corona Capital is a daily column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights.

Employees wearing face masks are seen next to a Baidu AI robot, in front of a sign of Baidu at the company’s headquarters in Beijing, following the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China May 18, 2020.


– Lockdown smoking

– UK aid

– Baidu’s new app

UP IN SMOKE. Big Tobacco is reaping the benefits of a captive customer base. Imperial Brands said here on Tuesday that 2020 revenue was boosted by a fall in illegal cigarette sales and smuggling. Chief Executive Stefan Bomhard delivered nearly 8 billion pounds of adjusted group revenue for the 12 months ending Sept. 30, up 0.8% from the previous year. The 13 billion pound cigarette maker’s share price rose over 3%.

The boost may

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Watch Owen Pallett Play A Tiny Desk From Home : NPR

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

The Tiny Desk challenges artists to think outside their usual box. When they play my NPR desk, we don’t amplify the singer’s voice into the room, resulting in a more vulnerable sound. For their Tiny Desk (home) concert, the singer, musician and composer Owen Pallett did something different, but just as unusual. Owen recorded four songs in multiple stages on different instruments: first, they played acoustic guitar and sang; then they performed the songs again, but this time on violin and viola; finally, Owen layered the recordings in post-production, not really knowing what the final versions would sound like. They explain the whole process, charmingly, between songs.

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‘I’m a Plant Stylist. Here Are 4 Tips to Make a More Peaceful Home’

When I was growing up, my mother understood the necessity of having a piece of greenery in the home, whether it was faux or real. To her, it was almost like a staple of home decor. But she didn’t really have time to tend to plants, she was tending to me and busy working.

I always had a passion for the outdoors as a kid; playing in the woods or outside in greenery. But it wasn’t until I got older, at around the age of 30, that I found myself in a garden center in a town in Pennsylvania and it truly took my breath away. There was a feeling in that space that was different to anything I had experienced before and I immediately wanted to replicate it in my own home.

At that point I was living in Los Angeles and didn’t have a large enough space with

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GuardKnox, NXP, and Green Hills Software Partner to Develop Advanced, Secure Automotive Platform for the Next Generation of Vehicle Architecture

RAMLA, Israel and SANTA BARBARA, CA, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GuardKnox, the automotive industry’s first Cybertech Tier supplier of high-performance computing solutions, announced today its partnership with NXP Semiconductors, the number one provider of secure vehicle network processors, and Green Hills Software, the worldwide leader in high-assurance real-time operating systems. The companies will collaborate to develop a secure automotive platform targeting next-generation zonal E/E architecture, enabling commercial deployment for software-defined and service-oriented vehicles.

The innovative platform will empower global OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers with a flexible, efficient solution designed to overcome current technological challenges such as integrating the hardware and software required for delivering advanced features and functionalities for the next generation of vehicles. The unified platform targets new zonal vehicle architectures that consolidate services that have traditionally been performed by multiple, dedicated functional domain platforms. This will simplify wiring harnesses which lowers vehicle weight and

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Architectural Digest joins Black Interior Designers Network to launch ‘The Iconic Home Virtual Show House’

NEW YORK (WABC) — For 100 years, Architectural Digest has been the leading authority in design. Featuring the work of some of the most sought after architects and designers in the world.

Now, Architectural Digest wants to lead the way in inclusivity, by amplifying the voices of African Americans in the industry. Its major effort kicks off Wednesday.

“Underrepresented voices need to be heard,” said Amy Astley, Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Digest.

Astley joined forces with the Black Interior Designers Network to launch the Iconic Home.

“19 designers from 16 firms, all black designers designing incredible rooms,” she said.

“They’ve been tremendous when it comes to making us feel comfortable enough to make this happen and be creative and be free as we should be,” said Keia McSwain, President of Black Interior Designers Network.

This first of its kind virtual show house features photo-realistic renderings. It gives those looking for inspiration

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Essay Collections on Home, Culture and Everything in Between

By Luc Sante
328 pp. Verse Chorus. Paper, $19.95.

Sante’s collection of essays is a cabinet of curiosities, filled with the dark, the curious, the marvelous, the magnificent and the simply strange subjects that have passed through his imagination, mainly in the past 15 years of his work as an author and a critic.

The book opens with several moving personal reflections on the East Village music scene of Sante’s youth, and contains a lustrous oeuvre of art and cultural criticism, but its most striking pieces evade easy categories. A section of writing on photography includes staged arcade portraits, fotonovelas and a series of photos of people in masks. One mixed-media essay invents collectors’ notes for old 45-r.p.m. records. Another short piece observes the party mood of a crowd gathered at the scene of a street accident.

Sante’s cultural filter catches what others

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Black Friday 2020: Home Depot deals on tools, appliances, furniture are live right now

What are the best Black Friday 2020 deals from Home Depot?

Home Depot’s 2020 Black Friday sale started earlier this month and runs through December 2 as the home improvement center joins the list of big box and online retailers launching their Black Friday offerings weeks in advance of the traditional date this year.

You can shop the full Home Depot Black Friday 2020 sale online and find steep discounts on appliances, furniture and home decor, tools and more from top brands like DeWalt, Makita and LG Electronics.

Home Depot joins retailers like Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, Coach Outlet and Wayfair who have started Black Friday offerings early and expanded online availability this holiday shopping season. Some retailers, like Best Buy, are guaranteeing that all deals in store will also be available online, while others, like Walmart, are expanding the deals across the whole month of November to curtail the

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