From ‘frat house’ to family home: A major remodel in Bethesda

Kennith Bogan
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When a rainbow-painted gladiator statue is the housewarming gift from a builder to the homeowners, you know there must be a great story behind it.

“My grandmother’s cousin sculpted this concrete gladiator statue that had a lamp on top and eventually it ended up in my parents’ garage,” says John Frye, 43, who is in commercial air-conditioning sales. “My friend Matt loved it and brought it to our frat house when we went to college together in Cleveland. He spray-painted it silver and then … it sat in his parents’ basement for 20 years.”

Frye’s friend Matt Covell, also 43, founded Structure, a custom home builder and renovation firm based in North Bethesda, Md., in 2016. He remodeled Frye’s house in 2019-2020 and brought the gladiator to Matt Corrado, an artist and mutual high school friend, to “paint it rainbow colors as a housewarming

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Ariake take over an elegant Italian apartment for Milan Design Week 2022

Kennith Bogan

At the beginning of June, I built a fast 24 hour journey to Milan for Milan Style 7 days 2022. With the Salone del Cellular – the biggest furnishings fair in the earth – and a variety of exhibitions dotted close to city in palazzos and showrooms, there was so significantly to see. I only truly scratched the area but a person matter I did make time to see was Cipango: Japan Reimagined, an exhibition by Japanese layout manufacturer Ariake.

I very first came across Ariake at Stockholm Design Week in 2020, just in advance of the pandemic strike. The corporation was established in 2017 by two effectively-proven home furnishings manufacturers, Legnatec and Hirata Chair, equally primarily based in Morodomi, in the Saga prefecture of Japan. The title Ariake comes from the nearby Ariake sea, but it also usually means ‘daybreak’ in Japanese.

In 2016, the two homeowners of Legnatec

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What I Want in the iPhone 14: New Design Tweaks, USB-C and More

Kennith Bogan

The iPhone 13 and 13 Pro sit among the best phones you can buy in 2022, thanks to the lineup’s superb all-around performance and camera skills. But, Apple could be bumping up the specs and maybe changing up the iPhone’s look later this year. Rumor has it that Apple’s iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are on their way with a few possible design and camera updates (maybe even an upgraded selfie camera). 

Although Apple’s next iPhone almost certainly won’t debut until this fall (here’s everything you should know about its rumored release date, price and new design), I thought it was worth getting my wish list in early to give Apple the time it needs to put all of my ideas into action. Because that’s how it works, right?

In no particular order then, here are my top hopes for the iPhone 14.

No notch

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EEOC lawsuit North Carolina Aurora Pro Service alleges religious misconduct

Kennith Bogan

The U.S. Equivalent Work Opportunity Fee on Tuesday submitted a lawsuit towards the Aurora Professional Services company in North Carolina for unlawful spiritual therapy and termination of two workforce in Greensboro. 

According to the commission’s push release, the lawsuit alleges that because at minimum June 2020, the firm has held each day, personnel-led prayer meetings involving solicitations of prayers for staff, Bible readings and Christian devotionals. On the Aurora Pro Companies internet site About Us webpage, Christian values are displayed as integral pieces of the business. For illustration, it states, “I uncovered that no matter what troubles I have, the answer can constantly be discovered in the Lord.”

The initially incident associated John McGaha, a development supervisor at the corporation, who discovered as an atheist and built this identification acknowledged to his employer, according to The Washington Write-up. The criticism states that the employee was necessary to show

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How To Install A Tile Backsplash

Kennith Bogan

Kitchen area Backsplash Tiling

Adding a new backsplash or updating the current kitchen area backsplash is a rapid way to update the most made use of room in your residence. We’ve place together a action-by-step information to setting up a kitchen tile backsplash. In addition, enjoy our movie demonstating the set up of a glass subway tile backsplash venture we completed in New Jersey.

How to Install a Tile Backsplash

Steps for Installing a Tile Backsplash

1. Get Measurements and Elements

Evaluate the space among your countertop and upper cabinetry.  After you have calculated the sq. footage, be absolutely sure to acquire adequate tile to protect the region in addition an additional 10%.  In addition to the tiles you will need to have to have spacers, grout, grout sealer, mastic and caulk. Grout arrives in a lot of different hues and can be applied as a style element alongside with

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