How Employers Can Encourage Healthy Eating at Work

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There’s a revolution taking place in today’s corporate cafeterias.

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA, August 22, 2019 / — How Did Office Cafeterias Go Gourmet?

If we could go back 30 years to ask the question: “What’s your favorite office cafeteria or restaurant?” we probably would have gotten quite a few blank stares in response. Such was the state of affairs for the much-maligned office cafeteria in those days.

Someone might’ve suggested the United States Senate dining room at the Capitol in Washington, DC — where politicians, lobbyists, and reporters rubbed shoulders (wearing formal jackets and dresses of course, per the dress code). But, despite the high-power guests and Federalist decor, the menu selections were as uninspiring as the signature Senate Bean Soup, which has been on offer each day for more than a hundred years.

The situation today is altogether different. As we’ll see below, hardly a month goes by without a major announcement of a new corporate cafeteria opening up that rivals anything in the local restaurant scene.

But like most revolutions, this transformation didn’t happen overnight. To get where we are today took a journey of more than two decades, starting with a new cafe concept in the San Francisco Bay area.

If you’re thinking about Alice Waters and her groundbreaking Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, you’re not far off. Waters has single-handedly helped develop the modern American palette and our appetite for eating locally grown food.

But there is another figure who helped transform the lackluster world of corporate and institutional cafeterias into the modern gourmand era, the restaurant entrepreneur Fedele Bauccio.

Larry Ellison, the co-founder of the software database giant Oracle, gave Bauccio his first big break in the corporate catering world of Silicon Valley, selecting his company to create a paninonteca, or Italian sandwich shop. Soon Bauccio’s company, Bon Appetit Management Company, opened a series of different cafe offerings at Oracle, each featuring a different cuisine.

Over time, Bon Appetit’s concept of providing high-quality, locally-sourced food took root all across Silicon Valley. The company now operates more than 500 corporate cafeterias at leading tech companies, including Adobe, eBay, Google, LinkedIn, and Yahoo. At Google’s Mountain View headquarters alone, Bon Appetit operates more than 30 different cafes.

The Top 5 Reasons You Should Introduce Healthy Food Options In Your Office
Is the trend toward upgrading corporate cafeterias on your radar?

We look at five reasons you might want to make the switch to offering healthier food options in the office.

1. Cafeterias That Support Your Brand Message Are Becoming An Essential Talent Recruiting Tool

Given the ongoing shortage of tech talent, leading tech and finance companies are making an investment in cafe amenities to build up their brand as a cool place to work.

The resulting transformation of the once mundane corporate cafeteria into a “must try” food destination hasn’t gone unnoticed in the culinary, restaurant, and food service industry, as this deep dive article by Bon Appetit (the magazine, not Fedele Bauccio’s company!) explains:

“Where boomers were swayed by sturdy 401-k plans and reliable retirement packages, today’s labor force—particularly those interested in tech-y and internetty jobs—are wooed by snacks, sustainability, and farm-to-cubicle ethics. And these companies are happy to keep them at the office longer, both in the span of a day and the span of a career.”

In other words, Millennials and Gen Z employees prefer to start their careers at companies that cater (pardon the pun) to their needs and desires, which skew toward workplaces with college campus-inspired open office environments, sustainable business practices, and healthy food choices.

Among these aspirations, it’s the latter one, healthy food choices, that often winds up as the most talked about amenity shared among their peers on social media. Indeed, Instagrammable food pics send a signal to their friends and followers (who, in turn, represent a significant pool of potential job recruits) that company X, Y or Z “is a cool place to work, just look at the food! #delicious.”

2. Skip Sad Desk Lunches. Use Mealtimes To Converse And Collaborate With Colleagues At Work

In a world where we are trying to kick-start worker productivity by encouraging spontaneous collaborations, corporate cafeterias offer a unique opportunity to connect with your co-workers while you savor your meal.

By investing in a central eating location, companies can avoid the food diaspora that occurs at lunchtime. At lunchtime, a certain percentage of employees head for the exits to partake in a longish lunch at some local establishment, while another group hovers worryingly around the kitchen mess, waiting for their moment to get a chance to heat up their salty microwave meal before they muddle through another “sad desk lunch.”

What a missed opportunity.

If you are concerned about lack of communication and missed opportunities for collaboration among your employees, then you should consider an investment in a new or upgraded cafeteria.

It can also help improve productivity by reducing those “long lunches” off campus. A recent study by Towers Watson indicates that having food available at work can save employees between 30 and 60 minutes at lunchtime.

Not sure how to go about it? Talk to one of our friendly Formaspace Office Design Consultants who will share their experience of creating cafeteria furniture for leading companies, such as CapitalOne and Twitter.

3. Good Nutrition Is A Cornerstone Of Good Employee Health

Companies have a reason to be concerned about their employee’s health, particularly due to the alarming increase in incidences of obesity and diabetes that are affecting American workers.

Increasing the activity of your workers at the office is part of the solution.

Getting up and moving around during the day is important; in fact, the negative health aspects of sitting for hours at a time has given rise to the phrase “Sitting is the New Smoking.” That’s why we recommend taking a look at our line of Sit-to-Stand desks, workstations, and conference tables. These innovative furniture designs allow you to change your seating position during the day, from sitting in a chair to standing, in order to improve your cardiovascular health. Taking breaks and walking throughout the day is also part of the solution, including taking a walk to the cafeteria.

Having a cafeteria on site is another way to help your employees live a healthier lifestyle.

Onsite cafeterias will encourage your employees to eat regular meals throughout the day. Research shows many Americans skip meals entirely during the workday. Serving proper portions of healthy food on a regular time schedule can help prevent/control obesity and diabetes.

You can also help “nudge” employees to avoid excessive calories by offering smaller plate sizes (which make us feel fuller with the same caloric intake) as well as changing the menu and recipe choices.

Consider reinforcing healthy eating choices in the cafeteria with other wellness programs, such as an onsite gym or workout facility.

For many employees, using a fitness app, such as MyFitnessPal, LoseIt or FitBit, can help reinforce calorie control and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle.

4. Rethink Food Offerings To Provide Healthier, More Sustainable Options

Companies like Google are taking the concept of calorie control a step further.

For example, the recipe for hamburgers offered at their cafeterias has slowly shifted to include more plant-based ingredients, such as mushrooms.

And healthier vegan choices are promoted more prominently on menus to encourage eating less meat.

It’s all part of Google’s overall plan to reduce the company’s impact on the planet by reducing consumption of livestock, dairy, and egg production that contributes to global carbon emissions.

What can you do at your company?

From birthday cakes to pizza parties, the office makes it difficult for individuals to control calories and make good nutrition choices. One place to start is by replacing sugary and high-caloric snacks with healthy alternatives. Phase out cakes and “treats” with healthy alternatives that have less sugar and more nutrient content. Eliminate pastries and other “treats” provided during long office meetings with healthy alternatives based on fruit and vegetables.

What about snacking throughout the day?

Snacking is not inherently bad. In fact, some nutritionists recommend we eat many smaller mini-meals throughout the day rather than two or three big meals. But we need to eliminate the temptation of sugary late afternoon snacks. Swap out the vending machine and replace it with healthy snack choices.

What if you don’t have a cafeteria at your office?

If you don’t have an office cafeteria, you can organize healthy potlucks where people bring healthy food options from home. For example, a salad club encourages each participating person to bring a special salad topping or side dish.

5. Teach Gardening, Food Preparation, And Cooking Skills For A Healthier Lifestyle At The Office And In The Community

Companies like Adobe and Google are now going beyond just providing healthy food in the cafeteria — they are using their kitchens as teaching tools to educate their employees about the food we eat.

Employees can participate in cooking classes taught by corporate chefs in specially designed kitchens that mimic the type of residential kitchen the employees have at home. These classes go beyond just recipes, they include learning about where food comes from (especially locally-sourced produce), how to be an educated food shopper, and, of course, how to cook healthy recipes at home.

This is an important effort, because many of today’s workers are very disconnected from food sources, instead, relying on pre-packaged, highly processed foods.

Companies can help by partnering with a local community garden, participating in farmer “shares” programs, or arranging buying trips to local farmer markets.

Programs such as these encourage your employees to become healthy food advocates in the communities where they live. You can reinforce this message by offering healthy food from your company garden to visitors and partner companies attending meetings at your facilities.

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Global Container Houses Market To Reach A Value Of $61 Billion By 2022 offers Container Houses Global Market Report 2019 from its research database.

The Global Container Houses Market Was Valued At About $47.68 Billion In 2018 And Is Expected To Grow To $61.34 Billion At A CAGR Of 6.5% Through 2022.”

— Abdul Wasay

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, August 22, 2019 / — The global container houses market was valued at about $47.68 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $61.34 billion at a CAGR of 6.5% through 2022. North America is the largest market for container houses with a 39% share in the market.

The container houses market consists of sales of houses developed using shipping containers. Container house manufacturers utilize shipping containers to construct sustainable and affordable high-quality houses. These houses are considered environment friendly homes as these homes are made from used containers, which reduces the use of metal.

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The space constraint issues and resulting rise in housing prices in most of the major cities across the world is driving the growth in the container houses market. Container houses make use of the old shipping containers to build their houses and require very less space compared to conventional houses, thus saving space. According to Discover containers, every time a 40 foot container is recycled and reused to construct a house close to 3500 kilograms of steel can be used again, which would otherwise be melted down. Moreover people in urban areas are opting for container houses in order to afford a cheaper living, as container houses costs less compared to tradition houses. In 2018, the affordable housing program in Alberta receiver a funding of $10 million from the US federal government. The program is aimed at using repurposed shipping containers to build houses. The container houses market is expected to benefit from increasing space constraints and housing prices during the forecast period.

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High possibility of corrosion is restraining the growth of the market for container houses. The life span of the container house is highly dependent on the climate in which the shipping container is located. Container houses corrode faster in coastal areas due to a large amount of salt in the air. For instance, according to the Confoot report of 2018, the average lifespan of a heavily used container house is close to 10-15 years if high maintenance is applied. For container houses that are not used as often can last up to 25 years, after which, it can no longer be used. This dependence of container houses on climatic factors and high vulnerability to corrosion is restraining the growth of the market.

Companies in the container houses market are increasingly adopting artificial intelligence (AI) into manufacturing of container houses, in order to develop better designs for the houses. AI can be used in detecting and resolving any constructional issues before starting the manufacturing process. AI is an essential sketch platform that helps in generating many innovative layouts or designs. This helps companies to reduce the manufacturing cost and time and improve constructional safety. With the use of artificial intelligence, customers can also accurately correlate the size of the area to the number of goods or appliances that will fit in that respective area.

Major players in the container houses market include Giant Containers, SG Blocks, Inc., Gaint Containers, Anderco Pte Ltd. and Container Homes USA.

Container Houses Global Market Report 2019 is one of a series of new reports from The Business Research Company that provides container houses market overviews, analyzes and forecasts container houses market size and growth for the global container houses market, container houses market share, container houses market players, container houses market size, container houses market segments and geographies, container houses market trends, container houses market drivers and container houses market restraints, container houses market’s leading competitors’ revenues, profiles and market shares. The container houses market report identifies top countries and segments for opportunities and strategies based on market trends and leading competitors’ approaches.

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Markets Covered: global container houses market
Data Segmentations: container houses market size, global and by country; historic and forecast size, and growth rates for the world, 7 regions and 12 countries
Container Houses Market Organizations Covered: Giant Containers, SG Blocks, Inc., Gaint Containers, Anderco Pte Ltd. and Container Homes USA.
Regions: Asia-Pacific, China, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, USA, South America, Middle East and Africa.
Time Series: Five years historic (2014-18) and forecast (2018-22).

Other Information And Analyses: PESTEL analysis, container houses market customer information, container houses market product/service analysis – product examples, container houses market trends and opportunities, drivers and restraints, key mergers and acquisitions, key metrics covered: number of enterprises, number of employees, global container houses market in 2019 – countries offering most new opportunities

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Strategies For Participants In The Container Houses Industry: The report explains a number of strategies for companies in the container houses market, based on industry trends and company analysis.

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Easler Learning Management System, announced today that it will debut its new online platform at the 2019 Annual SAPAA Conference taking place from September 16-19, 2019.

Our platform aims to be a centralized host of quality, up-to-date content that can be shared by industry professionals including program administrators and third party administrators.”

— Andrew Easler

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 21, 2019 / —, the leader in drug and alcohol testing training and education announced today that it will debut its new online platform at the 2019 Annual SAPAA (Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association) Conference taking place from September 16-19, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, 237 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. The platform hosts unique, industry-specific training programs designed for industry leaders and stakeholders.

Andrew Easler, a career educator and co-founder of summarizes the motivation for the new platform, “the laws regarding training in the drug and alcohol testing industry provide for very little oversight. Even though the bar for minimum training standards is often set fairly low, there are still too many in-person and online training programs out there that consistently miss the mark. I have trained individuals who have been working in the industry and taking recurrent training consistently for decades–individuals who should, by their experience, be industry gurus–and have been amazed to find that they were never taught critical aspects of a procedure in any of their courses. They have been collecting specimens, conducting breath tests, or making reasonable suspicion determinations incorrectly sometimes for decades and no one along the way corrected them in training. I see a serious issue with that. Our platform aims to be a centralized host of quality, up-to-date content that can be shared by industry professionals including program administrators and third party administrators.”’s learning platform helps respected industry leaders including C-SAPA’s and other industry professionals to integrate learning solutions to their programs. In-house Designated Employer Representatives (DERs) and Drug and Alcohol Program Managers (DAPMs) have the option to easily invite users to the platform, purchase credits, manage their enrollment, monitor progress, and download certificates from one co-branded portal. Similarly, third party administrators will have the same options and the additional option to integrate an e-commerce system, allowing clients to purchase courses and earn commissions directly from their site.

Conference attendees can find at booth #33. Attendees will be able to meet with company co-founder James Timothy White and instructor Wade Douty who will be giving away prizes and answering questions about the program.

About is operated by Easler Education Inc. and provides the training and skills necessary for industry professionals including supervisors, drug and alcohol program managers, collection site personnel and drug testing entrepreneurs to make a positive and lasting impact in the struggle against substance use and abuse in the workplace. The course offering covers most aspects of a drug and alcohol-free workplace ranging from Designated Employer Representative (DER) courses and Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion training to DOT and Non-DOT drug and alcohol testing training.

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Best Schools for Architecture & Interior Design in America

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AUSTIN, TX, USA, August 20, 2019 / — Here are the rankings tallied from this past year’s survey of 4,000 respondents, starting with undergraduate institutions, followed by graduate studies programs:

2019 Top 10 Architecture Undergraduate Programs:
1 Cornell University
2 Rice University
3 Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (SLO)
4 Syracuse University
5 Cooper Union
6 Rhode Island School of Design
7 Pratt Institute
8 Virginia Tech
9 Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
10 University of Texas (U.T.), Austin

2019 Top 10 Architecture Graduate Programs:
1 Harvard University
2 Columbia University
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)
4 Cornell University
5 Yale University
6 Princeton University
7 Rice University
8 University of California (U.C.), Berkeley
9 SCI-Arc
10 University of Michigan

Once again, two American architecture schools lead the pack for architecture and interior design. For undergraduate studies, once again, Cornell University takes top honors for 2019 — a position it has held for 8 of the last 9 years. And for advanced degrees, the longtime leader of the pack is Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), which has been ranked #1 for the last 6 years in a row.

If you’re a little fuzzy about Cornell’s place in the world of design, don’t worry — the school is perhaps better known for its technical prowess in engineering. But you probably have heard about one its famous students, the Dutch-born starchitect Rem Koolhaas.

By the early 2000s, Cornell recognized that their architecture teaching facilities and student design studios were due for a makeover. So, in an inspired “eat your own dogfood” moment, they engaged former student Rem Koolhaas to come back to re-envision the campus environment for students at Cornell’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP).

The result, Milstein Hall, is a remarkable achievement. When it opened in 2011, the 47,000 sq foot building — designed by Koolhaas and OMA principal Shohei Shigematsu — created a new ‘center of gravity’ for the design arts at Cornell.

Inside Milstein, you can find the stunning new L. P. Kwee Studios — a light-filled open space whose hybrid truss superstructure boldly cantilevers 50 feet over University Avenue — providing much-needed studio space for around 285 students.

As Cornell’s needs for studio space grew, Formaspace was there to help.

With the benefit of a gift from Cornell Alumna Frances Shloss, (B.Arch. ’45), the university was able to engage NYC-based LEVENBETTS architects to undertake a sensitive renovation of historic East Sibley Hall — to create a new state-of-the-art studio space for another 60 students.

Opening in 2014, the new Frances Shloss Studios at East Sibley Hall combines the best of the past — such as original pine floors and antique windows — with the best of the future, including overhead skylights and Formaspace’s renowned industrial-strength desks, tables, and workbenches.

According to Aaron Stoneburner, the Industrial Design and Engineering Team Manager at Formaspace, the Cornell project called for over 300 Basix workbenches, each one kitted out with laminate plywood worksurfaces. Formaspace also manufactured 230 custom storage units for the Frances Shloss Studios, each one designed with two stacked file drawers.

The steel-framed Formaspace furniture incorporates key details that make life easier for students, including a pull-out shelf under the worksurface for storing drawings, built-in power strips for computers, glue guns, and other devices — all of which can be stored in the built-in drawer under the desk — as well as a soft, felt privacy panel that provides space to pin drawings, mood boards, and other important reference items.

As is so often the case, one project leads to another. As the Cornell project was wrapping up, Formaspace got a call from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, thanks to a referral from Cornell. Harvard wanted to renovate the interior studio space of its iconic Gund Hall on the Cambridge campus, and they wanted Formaspace to assist with updated furnishings.

Designed by Australian-born GSD graduate John Andrews, Gund Hall opened in 1972. Its massive angled roof allows natural light to flood into the student studio workspaces inside, while providing views of downtown Boston across the Charles River.

After decades of use, the individual studio work areas at Gund Hall were in need of a major refresh. Harvard commissioned Formaspace to create and install new furniture — right down to replacing all 160 of the original metal “spines” that anchor the worksurfaces and panels to the floor.

The new furniture was manufactured at Formaspace’s Austin, Texas factory headquarters, including 400 new worksurfaces, silver-painted pegboard panels, and updated translucent acrylic privacy panels.

Once everything was ready, Formaspace shipped the new furniture to Harvard and performed an onsite installation — in only three weeks — to minimize disruption on campus.

“Several aspects made this a challenging project for us,” says Formaspace’s Stoneburner. He notes that “the floors that comprise the five tiers of Gund Hall’s stadium-like interior aren’t level, which meant quite a bit of fine tuning during the manufacturing and installation process. Temperature shift was another issue inside the building — we made provisions for the acrylic panel fittings to allow expansion without cracking. And we were able to find new sources of Baltic birch plywood, as our regular supplier in Japan was disrupted due to a major earthquake.”

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Murphy Bed NYC Returns Living Space, Restful Sleep to Hard-Working New Yorkers

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A wall bed can be the most important part of a strategy to make smart use of every square foot of floor space.”

— Alen Rafailov

NEW YORK, NY, USA, August 19, 2019 / — New York is a city of big dreams, big opportunities, and tiny living spaces. With the grand opening of Murphy Bed NYC, New Yorkers can take back precious floor space during the day without sacrificing their quality of sleep at night.

Murphy Bed NYC carries a full range of carefully engineered, durably built bed frames that accommodate conventional mattresses up to ten inches thick. By night, that means a proper bed, even for New Yorkers whose living quarters have forced them to make their peace with futons and flimsy sofa beds in the past.

By day, a clever counterweighting system makes it easy to fold the entire mattress and frame into a handsome, efficient wall unit. Murphy Bed NYC can even add amenities like shelves and lighting fixtures.

“I’ve been doing carpentry and furniture installation in New York for years,” notes Murphy Bed NYC’s CEO Alen Rafailov, “and it’s remarkable how living spaces have shrunk lately. Everyone’s paying more for less, and anyone can find themselves pressed for space these days. A wall bed can be the most important part of a strategy to make smart use of every square foot of floor space.

How much space? More than 40 square feet in the case of a king-size bed. Which brings Rafailov to another point.

“Murphy Bed NYC can get people of the sofa beds they’ve been trying to sleep on, but we also build solutions for growing families, professional couples, and anyone else who needs to free up the real estate taken up by their conventional beds.

“Starting a family or moving up in your career used to be a cue to look for a larger place. That’s not so easy these days, and more people in those situations are looking to improve their current apartments or condos. By adding shelving and storage options to our wall bed installations, we can give customers an elegant wall of built-ins while giving them back more of the space they’ve paid for.”

To learn more about how Murphy Bed NYC is helping New Yorkers reclaim their living spaces, please contact Alen Rafailov at (646) 541 0525 or .

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Household Furniture Market 2019 Global Trend, Segmentation and Opportunities, Forecast 2023 adds “Household Furniture Global Market Opportunities and Strategies To 2023” reports to its database.

PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, August 19, 2019 / — Household furniture refers to the items that are used for placing and seating appliances, storage, and showpieces among others. Chairs, tables, cabinets, shelves, cupboards, benches, garden chairs, and beds are some significant examples among the broad range of products that come under the household furniture segment.

The global market for household furniture is predicted to have a lucrative run in the coming years, backed by a number of important factors. With rising number of people moving out of their homes to look for employment, they go for accommodation on rent. As such accommodations are mostly temporary in nature, tenants opt for furniture that can be taken on rent instead of purchasing them. Moreover, with surging income level of people, there has been a sharp rise in the demand for household items in recent years.

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Besides, as consumers are gradually getting acquainted with different choices available in the market, the demand for specifications and range of the products is bound to change as well. Plus, customization in a bid to meet with diversifying requirements of urban consumers could work in favor of the market in the years ahead. As a result, manufacturers are striving to enhance ease of use of furniture by inducing required design modifications that could suit customization.

At present, space saving furniture have become all the range in the worldwide market as they do not compromise on space in metropolitan homes. This has boosted the demand for kitchen cabinets in recent times. Environmental concerns are expected to be a significant barrier in the market growth for household furniture. Having said that, there is a host of opportunities in the affordable and rental household furniture segment. Design innovations coupled with rising focus on user experience are few other prominent areas which hold immense potential for players in the worldwide household furniture market.

The wood furniture segment controls the largest portion of the household furniture market backed by the increasing customer preference for wooden products compared to other materials. This could be owing to aesthetic reasons and also as they are highly resistant to wear and tear, in addition to immune to rust such as metal furniture. Bedroom furniture enjoys the highest demand in the global household furniture market.

From a geographical standpoint, Asia Pacific has been identified as the largest market for household furniture, followed by Western Europe and North America. China stands as the biggest country in the world, in terms of value in the market. Furthermore, China and Italy expected to grow at the fastest rate in the ensuing years.


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Dramatic Colored Diamonds, American Impressionist Paintings and Eames Furniture

Dramatic Colored Diamonds, American Impressionist Paintings and Eames Furniture at Michaan’s on September 7


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“The final quarter of 2019 will be an exciting time in the auction business ,” says Scott Bradley, Vice President and COO of Michaan’s Auctions. “Rare private collections, fine estates and property from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have made Michaan’s monthly sales very special this year — and there’s much more to come.” Michaan’s Gallery Auction on Saturday, September 7 offers exceptional property in every category.

Michaan’s September sale of fine art will thrill collectors with a New York landscape of excellent provenance by Ernest Lawson (1873-1939), one of ‘The Eight,’ a group of progressive young artists who assertively challenged the dominance of formal academic traditions in early 20th Century American painting. Lawson exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1894, where the critic William Merritt Chase called him “America’s greatest landscape painter.” In New York he was a prominent and influential Impressionist, the only one of ‘The Eight’ to focus on landscape painting. With their unconventional compositions, complex colors and masterful strokes of the palette knife, Lawson’s paintings are lyrical and powerful at the same time. Ernest Lawson’s impasto oil “Landscape – New York” is estimated at $30,000-$50,000.

Another top highlight is the 1962 folio of twelve brilliantly colored aquatints by Georges Braque, “l’Ordre des Oiseaux,” offered by Michaan’s at $20,000-$25,000. Braque created this joyful work in response to a poem written in honor of his 80th birthday by Nobel laureate Saint-John Perse. The Nobel Committee praised “the soaring flight and evocative imagery” of Perse’s poetry; the same can certainly be said of Braque’s “Oiseaux,” a masterpiece of graphic design, modern art at its most optimistic.

In September Michaan’s also features the French graphic designer Paul Colin, perhaps the greatest French poster artist of the Art Deco period. Colin rose to fame in 1920s Paris, as African art and the music of Josephine Baker exploded in popularity among the avante-garde. Michaan’s offers his mixed media gouache on paper “African Dancer” and “African Man with Monkeys,” together in one frame, at $3,000-$5,000.

Works of modern fine art in September’s Gallery Auction also include Helen Frankenthaler’s serene 1980 woodcut, “Cameo” ($5,000-$8,000), Benjamino Bufano’s bronze “Penguin” ($3,000-$5,000), and two by Warhol.

A special opportunity for collectors is the oil on board, “Marin County Farm” ($8,000-$10,000) by ‘Society of Six’ painter Selden Conner Gile (1877-1947). Gile’s plein air landscapes, pulsing with vitality, show Fauve and Impressionist influences but mostly the artist’s singular vision. He lived the quintessential California Bohemian artist’s life, entertaining guests like Jack London on his Belvedere houseboat. Gile’s 1924 painting of Taos hangs in the Oakland Museum of California.

Diamonds in striking fall colors are tops in Michaan’s September fine jewelry. The showstopper is a ring centering a fancy light yellow radiant-cut diamond over five carats in weight, rare and dazzling. Set in platinum and 18k gold and flanked by white diamonds, the gorgeous natural colored stone is GIA certified ($30,000-$50,000). Also perfect in autumn: the “Tango” cuff bracelet by the Italian luxury fine jeweler Pomellato, of luscious brown diamonds set in 18k yellow gold. Estimated at $2,000-$3,000, the bracelet exemplifies Pomellato’s colorful and unconventional aesthetic.

Another standout among the designer jewels is the emerald and diamond ring by Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. ($8,000-$12,000). A dramatic dome of diamonds centering a sizable emerald-cut emerald, the Schlumberger ring is a bold statement of impeccable taste.

Also highlighted is the pair of earrings by British designer Elizabeth Gage (b. 1937), whose creative vision has long been admired by international tastemakers. Gage’s “African Queen” earrings are offered by Michaan’s at $1,000-$1,500. Featuring a striking ancient coin form design in 18k gold, the earrings are accented by fine diamonds and cultured pearls.

September’s incredible jewelry finds include several more from the world’s top designers. Bulgari’s “Spiga” diamond and 18k white gold ring is offered at $2,000-$3,000. The Patek Philippe pocket watch with fob, in gleaming 18k white gold, is $3,000-$5,000.

Michaan’s selection of fine furniture and collectibles is especially diverse and noteworthy in September. Eames is featured, with several lots including the sculptural ‘Time-Life’ stool of turned walnut, c. 1960 ($1,500-$2,500). In addition, this auction initiates Michaan’s POP! auction-within-the-auction. POP! focuses on mid-20th Century furniture, fine art, “Turn On, Tune In and Drop Out” related memorabilia, including costume; textiles; movie, rock and pop culture posters. Each section of POP! has a unique twist – some sections will look more to the 1950s and 1960s, others, more toward the 1970s and 1980s. The c. 1950 vanilla fiberglass Eames Zenith rocker, first iteration with rope edge, is estimated at $1,200-$1,800. Also of the period is Knoll’s Model 700 upholstered daybed designed by Richard Stein (1917-1990), with beechwood frame and lever-operated folding function ($1,500-$2,000). George Mulhauser’s bentwood walnut and black leather lounge chair with ottoman, known as “Mr. Chair,” is another mid-century modern find (c. 1960, $700-$1,000).

Beatles fans and collectors will be thrilled to find a “Yellow Submarine” film cel ($2,000-$3,000) featuring all four Beatles, part of the “Apple Bonkers” section of the iconic movie. A complete issue of the Andy Warhol-designed multi-media magazine Aspen is offered at $2,000-$3,000. Published in December, 1966, the issue is housed in a box mimicking the graphic design of vintage “Fab” laundry detergent boxes. Among its contents are a flip book based on Warhol's film “Kiss,” a flexi disc by John Cale of the Velvet Underground, and a "ticket book" referencing Timothy Leary’s papers about LSD.

Michaan’s is well known to collectors of Tiffany Studios. Several pieces of Tiffany Studios favrile glass are among the fine decorations in the September 7 auction: a large trumpet vase ($1,600-$1,900) and a pastel centerpiece bowl (c. 1920-1930, $2,000-$3,000). Also from Tiffany Studios is the bronze inkwell dated 1842 ($1,500-$2,500), decorated with lovely nautical scenes and details. For more information and condition reports, please contact specialist Jill Fenichell at (510)227-2524.

Asian art and antiques from fine estates and collections continue to shine in every auction at Michaan’s. 2019 has brought the consignment of exceptional porcelains which have sold very well. From a private San Francisco collection, a top September highlight is the Arabic-inscribed Chinese blue and white bottle-shaped vase with ‘garlic mouth’ estimated at $8,000-$12,000. This offering follows Michaan’s sale in March of a large Arabic-inscribed blue and white plate for $3,500, and the May sale of a Chinese ewer with Arabic inscription for $25,000.

Embroidered Chinese textiles featured in September include the silk robe with black velvet cap ($1,500-$2,500) and the blue ground silk dragon robe ($4,000-$6,000). A set of four embroidered decorative panels ($1,500-$2,500) and a large single panel is ($2,500-$3,500) are also offered. For more information on these fine textiles, including condition reports, contact Michaan’s specialist Annie Zeng at (510)227-2536.

Carved white jade, famille rose porcelains and a massive lingbi scholar’s rock with stand are also among the Asian art highlights. A Chinese ruyi scepter, of cinnabar lacquer finely carved with symbols and decorative motifs, is $2,000-$3,000.

Well aligned with the season is the pair of Chinese brown lacquered, hardstone inlaid wall panels ($3,000-$5,000) inscribed, “In the garden, there are autumn colors, In the home, there is quiet cultivation of virtue”. Dating to the late 18th/early 19th century, the panels are accompanied by a written evaluation, dated 1962, by Kuo-P’ing Chou, the University of Wisconsin.

Michaan's reaches buyers online via; phone bidding and absentee bidding are also available at each monthly live auction event in Alameda, CA. Visit for the full calendar of events.

Talesa Eugenio
Michaan’s Auctions
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Feel Fun and Happy with Funwood

Funwood became the winner of Luxury Lifestyle Awards in the category of Luxury Furniture and Homeware in Taiwan

Funwood became the winner of Luxury Lifestyle Awards in the category of Luxury Furniture and Homeware in Taiwan

Luxury Lifestyle Awards named Funwood Luxury Furniture and Homeware in Taiwan

NEW YORK CITY, NY, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2019 / — Simplicity, taste, and style are all about Funwood. You will feel comfortable and be sure to see changes when you have accessories of special quality and history. Funwood conveys a combination of simple design concepts with wooden material, which make people feel happy. Funwood became the winner of Luxury Lifestyle Awards in the category of Luxury Furniture and Homeware in Taiwan, it is absolutely deserved.

Luxury Lifestyle Awards is a global award to select, recognize, celebrate and promote the best luxury goods and services all over the world. The goal of the company is to provide people with the best of luxury. LLA have evaluated more than 10 000 various goods and services in 400 categories from 60 countries. The company analyzed the results to give you a TOP list of the best of the best in the world. Such world-renowned brands as Chanel, Dom Perignon, Tiffany&Co., Ferrari, Rolls-Royce, and Hilton were proudly named winners. The victory brings companies status and recognition, global promotion and development of an entirely new market of customers.

Funwood tries to bring is the little fun with simple design shape, natural wood, and metal material. Funwood's product emits the nature of wood and the fashionable metal which is different than the traditional woodcraft and can be used for three generations. Accumulation of experience is a success for the brand Fünwood, which now has both texture and quality. The main philosophy is to bring customers high-quality, unique and beautiful wooden products.

The company has a professional design team and one-step production. Also, they have a patent on composite materials (wood and metal). The most interesting products are wooden Clock (main product which is made by natural wood and modern metal materials), macaron clock (the macarons color blends with the minimalist design of the Nordic style), EcHome (unplugged speaker, which is different from anything else on the market right now), wooden doll (it is suitable for decorating the space) and so on.

Funwood is a brand with the idea of fun, simplicity, and creativity in order to create wooden stationery, home decoration, and wooden gift. If you have something from this product, you see the world completely different. Our environment greatly affects our mood, so it is important to take care of the things that you furnish the house.

Olha Kipiani
Luxury Lifestyle Awards
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Exhibit by Aberson presents The Holey Kids | New Work, 3524B S Peoria Ave. Tulsa OK August 15th from 6 until 8 PM

This is an image of work by The Holey Kids small canvases sized 30" x 20" with colorful shapes, sitting by ceramic containers in greys and whites

The Holey Kids at Exhibit by Aberson

This is an image of 2 works by The Holey Kids alongside 2 wooden sculptural pieces. The Holey Kids work is brightly colored shapes on grommeted canvas

The Holey Kids at Exhibit by Aberson

This is an image of Exhibit by Aberson with The Holey Kids work installed for a gallery exhibition. There are brightly colored canvases on the wall.

The Holey Kids at Exhibit by Aberson

Exhibit by Aberson opens The Holey Kids this evening, Thursday August 15th from 6 until 8 PM.

TULSA, OK, USA, August 15, 2019 / — Exhibit by Aberson presents
The Holey Kids | New Work
3524B S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK
Thursday August 15th
6 until 8 PM

Exhibit by Aberson is pleased to present a selection of new work from The Holey Kids Thursday August 15th from 6 until 8 PM at Exhibit by Aberson located at 3524B S Peoria Avenue, Tulsa OK 74105.

The Holey Kids are a masked Duo from OKC. They strive to explore the importance of connection/collaboration in all of their creations, working to drop the notion of individualism in order to be seen as one entity.

They call themselves, Mother Holey and Father Holey, together, the Holey Kids. Both grew up in Oklahoma and find that aspect of their current artwork a vital piece. When they first met it was in bars, and began to communicate with each other on the paper from labels and coasters, drawing shapes and handing the paper back and forth. Eventually the bar visits stopped and The Holey Kids stayed in and began to paint as an organic part of their relationship. As the relationship progressed they began to see their work as the work of an individual or an entity. This aspect of their work continues to the present.

When Warby Parker was slated to open at Center 1 Tulsa, The Holey Kids were approached to complete a mural for the space. It was a project that they were excited to be involved in. Currently, inside Warby Parker at Center 1 Tulsa located at 3516 S. Peoria Avenue, you'll find original artwork from Holey Kids. This Oklahoma City-based collaborative duo created a day-brightening abstract mural that fills the space with splashes of color, adding striking contrast to the minimalist space. This evening view the Holey Kids mural and enjoy refreshments in Warby Parker from 6 until 8 PM.

For all press inquiries and information, please contact Kim Fonder at or call the gallery at (918) 740-1054. Please join the conversation with Exhibit by Aberson on Facebook (@aberson.exhibits), Instagram (@exhibitbyaberson), Pinterest (@abersonexhibits), Artsy (exhibit-by-aberson) and 1stDibs (@exhibit-by-aberson).

Kim Fonder
Exhibit by Aberson
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Nelson Construction and Renovations Makes Inc. Magazine Inc. 5000 List

Nelson Construction and Renovations Crew

Nelson Construction and Renovations Team

President &Vice President of Nelson Construction and Renos

Greg Nelson & Dominique Nelson Owners

NARI Tampa Bay Winning Full Home Remodeel

Award Winning Full Home Remodel

Inc. Magazine just released that Nelson Construction and Renovations is on their Inc. 5000 Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

We are excited to be included on the esteemed Inc. 5000 List! This honor is a tribute to our professional and dedicated team who work tirelessly to build beautiful, high quality homes…”

— Greg Nelson, Owner and President

CLEARWATER, FL, UNITED STATES, August 15, 2019 / — Nelson Construction and Renovations learned today that it is on the Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“We are excited to be included on the esteemed Inc. 5000 List! This honor is a tribute to our professional and dedicated team who work tirelessly to build beautiful, high quality homes and commercial buildings making happy customers,” said Greg Nelson, Owner and President of Nelson Construction and Renovations, Inc.

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit

About Nelson Construction and Renovations, Inc.
Nelson Construction & Renovations, a family business founded in 2006, is a design-build (turn-key) company that specializes in high-end residential construction including new-builds, home additions, large remodels, and light commercial properties. With headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, they serve homeowners all over Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. They are an award-winning member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), a 4-time recipient of Best of Houzz award and have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit their website at or call (727) 596-9006. You may also visit their office at 1174 Court Street in Clearwater.

Jeannine Dowdell
Nelson Construction and Renovations, Inc.
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