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IKEA & Ori Team Up To Develop ROGNAN Robotic Furniture For Small Living Spaces

Cities are booming and at the same time living spaces are shrinking. That’s why IKEA is exploring flexible and innovative solutions that empower people to have big dreams for small homes – introducing ROGNAN robotic furniture developed in collaboration with Ori.

To meet this need, IKEA is collaborating with Ori, an American startup that has developed robotic furniture for modern living and has been challenging the limitations of space in living spaces – now introducing ROGNAN. With ROGNAN as a robotic furniture solution for small space living, people will be able to turn small spaces into smart spaces that have all the comfort and convenience of a home. ROGNAN is a bed, closet, sofa, and desk all in one! 

ROGNAN is built on Ori’s robotic platform with system thinking in mind, working with the IKEA storage solution PLATSA as a standard geometry. This means that people can easily change the function and look of ROGNAN, or move PLATSA to another place if that’s needed, being more conscious and less wasteful of what you buy by prolonging the life of the product and letting the product adapt to your life changes. ROGNAN also works with TRÅDFRI cabinet and wardrobe smart lighting.

The form, function and price of ROGNAN is based on the needs of an urban, extreme small-space living consumer; determined through home visits, data and expertise in the IKEA retail markets of Hong Kong and Japan.

The first launch of ROGNAN will be in Hong Kong and Japan during 2020. 

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Advantages of Using Clearabee Bee Bags

One inescapable task of running a house is getting rid of rubbish. A pile of waste is both unsightly and a health hazard. If you are having an excess of rubbish such as after a house party, the Clearabee skip hire service can be quite helpful. The bee bags they provide will ensure that you do not have to deal with unsightly piles of rubbish in your home. Here are some of the benefits of this service. 

Same Day Delivery

When you use the skip hire service by Clearabee, you can expect the bee bag to be delivered to your home the same day. If you had visitors and the piles of rubbish became too much, this service is quite useful. You will get your bee bag in good time, which means it will not have time to become a health hazard. 

Varying Sizes

Whether it is just a bit of garbage or a lot of garbage from a small construction project in your home, you are covered. There are a wide array of bee bag sizes when you choose this skip hire service. You can choose a small one or a huge bee bag to accommodate all the rubbish. Some of the items that you might need to dispose of include soil, light construction waste, and garden waste.

Emergency Delivery

In most cases, the bee bags are delivered the next day after you place an order. However, some situations might demand you get the bee bag the same day. As such, Clearabee offers you the option to get rid of waste via a same-day request. The best part about this is that there is an option to order for labour too. Thus, you can sit back as your rubbish is safely taken far from your home and processed. 

24 Hour Delivery Guarantee

Once you place an order for bee bag delivery, the task is acted upon immediately. However, if any reason causes delays, do not lose hope since there is a 24-hour service. In case you need the bee bags delivered fast, there is a small extra fee. However, it is minimal compared with next-day delivery. 

Varying Payment Options

Once you decide that you need to get rid of rubbish, making a payment for the skip hire service is important. Clearabee offers various online payment options. As a result, you do not have to struggle just to utilise the skip service. The site is protected using modern technology to ensure that you are safe during the transaction. Best of all the service is affordable. There is also a loyalty program for those who wish to save on the costs of using the service. 

Availability at all Times

Rubbish might need to be disposed of at any time. Thus, the service is offered on the weekends, holidays, as well. On weekdays, the hours extend well into the evening to give room to those who need to make a late inquiry. No matter where you are, you can access this service and speak to the customer support team to make inquiries. 

Summary

Clearabee tries to meet all the needs of its customers. The scheduling is easy, and booking is possible via a phone call. In short, this is a flexible company. For those with environmental concerns, this is a great company. They recycle about ninety percent of all the waste they collect. As a result, they ensure that any waste that can be processed does not reach a landfill, which is not good for the environment. The company is also present on social media, where you can contact them for any further inquiries.

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Fender Amp Mug

The Fender Amp Mug is an officially licensed Fender product. It’s an oversized ceramic mug that will help keep your drink warm. It features the shape and design of the original Fender amp. …This slick Fender Amp Mug is great for lovers of rock n’ roll! It’s also perfect for budding guitar players, Fender fanatics, and music fans in general.

Order HERE for $15.

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Can You Help Furnish The Brady Bunch House?

HGTV needs your help for their upcoming program A Very Brady Renovation!

As anyone who has ever watched any HGTV show knows, a renovation is never truly complete until the staging team comes in with furniture, decor and all the little details that really make a house a home. The renovation of The Brady Bunch house is no different. After all, is it really Carol and Mike’s place without the iconic horse statue in the living room?

In order to truly bring The Brady Bunch house back to life, HGTV needs vintage furniture and decor items true to the original TV series. As you can imagine, many of these items aren’t easy to find. From the living room couch and credenza to the home’s front door handles, HGTV has a whole list of sought-after items. Check out this photo gallery to see which items are in high demand.

If you own or know where to find any item ever featured in the The Brady Bunch home, you can let HGTV know by direct messaging any of HGTV’s social media channels, by sharing a photo of the item with the hashtag #verybradyreno, or by sending an email to BradyBunchCrowdsourcing@gmail.com.

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Scotch Magic Tape Dispenser Record Player

The Scotch Magic Tape Dispenser that let’s you tape like a rock star! Personalize your space with this premium, nostalgic dispenser with woodgrain and silver finishes that keep it feeling modern. This dispenser is weighted for easy dispensing and can handle rolls up to 1500″ long. Keep your favorite Scotch Brand Tape at your fingertips. It’s the preferred tape for offices, home offices and schools.

– Record Player shaped tape dispenser with weighted base for easy dispensing
– White and woodgrain base with silver arm
– Includes 1 roll of Scotch Magic Tape
– Attached hub won’t get lost or misplaced
– Dispenser is refillable
– Holds 1 in. core tape, up to 3/4 in. wide and 1500 in. long

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The Beatles & Crate And Barrel Come Together For New Home Decor Line

Crate and Barrel just introduced an exclusive art collection featuring images and illustrations of The Beatles. The collection includes 21 large framed pieces, framed on large scale, archival quality canvas.

Most of the artwork showcases the band’s milestone moments and three kids prints are included in the collection.  With a band as timeless as The Beatles, this art is sure to stay stylish in your home even as design trends fluctuate.

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Tidying Up with Marie Kondo 

Marie Kondo comes to the rescue by helping people sort through the physical and metaphysical clutter in their lives on her new Netflix show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.

The diminutive Japanese “Tidy Guru” released her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in 2014, which professed, among other things, one simple rule for people looking to clean up their homes: hold each item, and keep only the things that spark joy.

On the show which is streaming now, Marie visits a variety of families, including a couple with a baby on the way, a family who had to downsize homes, and a woman who lost her husband and is struggling to let go of his things.

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The Upside Down Christmas Tree

The online Christmas tree retailer Treetopia is selling a tree that faces upside down. This unique shape saves space and offers more room for presents 

Fall head-over-heels in love with Treetopia’s 7-foot Knocked Upside Down Christmas Tree. It features a full shape and 100% classic PVC needles with hand-strung clear lights that cast a warm glow during the holidays. Its unique shape makes it a whimsical backdrop for your beloved ornaments while providing ample space for presents.

The tree comes in either a trimmed or untrimmed version.

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Star Wars Yoda Metal Bookend

Display a collection of sacred Jedi texts—or your favorite page-turners—with a little help from Master Yoda. The bookend’s slanted design gives the effect of the revered Jedi Master using the Force to do the heavy lifting.

Order HERE from Hallmark for $19.95.

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5 Things That Can Go Wrong With Your Move

If it’s been a while since your last move, or you are gearing up for your first, you might think that the process is a relatively simple one. All you need to do is pack up your things and load them into a truck, right?

You’re right, but there are a number of complications that can occur along the way. Even well thought out moving plans run into problems that are outside the realm of control. Here are five excellent examples, along with how you can smooth them over.

1. Your Hired Movers Never Showed Up

It happens a lot more than you might think, unfortunately. Without the helping hands you were counting on, what are you supposed to do now? How are you ever going to get your things to the apartments for rent in Bellevue?

When hiring a moving company, it is always best to make a deal that is in writing and signed by both parties. Calling them a week ahead of time to remind them of the date is also highly recommended. Ensure that they have the right address and phone number, too.

If your movers are a no-show, call the company to find out exactly what is happening. Sometimes, movers get behind schedule due to various complications such as traffic. Whatever you do, don’t panic.

2. The Moving Truck is Too Small

If you chose to rent a moving truck and haul your stuff on your own, then this problem is solved by making additional trips. If your journey is a long one, take the truck back and explain the situation. The company will most likely add on the difference for the larger truck with no extra costs.

If your movers showed up with a small truck, multiple trips can quickly rack up additional charges. Your best bet is to have them move the largest items in your home and transport smaller belongings in your personal vehicle. You should also call the company and demand any extra charges be removed, provided they did a home walk-through.

3. Injuries

When navigating tight corners or stairs, it isn’t unlikely for someone to suffer an injury or for your property to become damaged. Injuries can cause an instant change in plans for the day, which makes planning for safety a crucial part of the process.

Clear out any obstacles, wear comfortable clothing, and keep an eye on your shoelaces. Work with your moving buddies to ensure everyone remains as safe as possible when lifting heavy objects.

4. Damages

When it comes to damages, sometimes you’re simply out of luck. However, you are entitled to compensation if a moving crew damages your belongings. It isn’t an easy process, however, which makes labeling your fragile belongings beforehand the smarter option.

5. There’s No Parking

Apartment dwellers, you know what terrible experiences parking limitations can cause. Whether it’s paying extra charges to the movers or running out of time before you have to return your rented truck, this is a nightmare no one wants to experience. While some movers might be lucky enough to have ample parking at a place like the luxury apartments in Hercules, CA – Aventine apartments, the rest of us aren’t so lucky.

Your best bet is to work smart. Call ahead to see if you can reserve a parking space out front for moving day, or see if a friend can hold the space for you with their car until the movers arrive. Sometimes, you’re just going to have to pay the extra charge.

Moving can be a nightmare, which makes planning ahead for the unforeseen essential to a smooth transition. When the unexpected does happen, don’t panic. Remain calm and rely on your wits to make the most of the situation.

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