Pine & South offers WFH furniture with design aesthetic

The Arco Desk ($1,369) from Pine & South is paired with the ID Trim task chair ($1,585) and the Swoon lounge chair ($3,059) to create a designer-inspired, contemporary, work from home space.

NEW YORK– The goal for new direct-to-consumer site Pine & South is to change the aesthetics and functionality of the at-home office by offering stylish and quality furniture.

“With the line between work and home being much more blurred than ever, we saw a major gap that existed for quality-made, design-driven home and office furniture that could be delivered directly to the consumer,” said Peter Gaslow, CEO of Pine & South.

“The products on Pine & South were carefully chosen and curated for the way we work and live now, designed to enhance and facilitate efficiency in a comfortable, flexible, multipurpose and stylish setting,” he added.

Gaslow said Pine & South is designed to provide solutions for modern day work-from-home practices by bringing together commercial and residential brands with a modern aesthetic.

Founded on the corner of Pine and South streets in New York City, the company said its new contemporary brand lives at the intersection of work and home and allows consumers to shop from a selection

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LG Sourcing recalls 48,000 electric fireplaces

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – LG Sourcing has recalled about 48,000 electric fireplaces due to a potential fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Wednesday.

The CPCS said that wiring connectors in the fireplace can overheat, posing a fire hazard. The agency said the company has received 28 reports of overheating, smoke and fire associated with the units, with several instances of smoke damage reported to the surrounding area and one instance of smoke inhalation.

The recall involves the Allen + Roth brand, 62-inch-wide, 5,120-BTU infrared quartz fireplaces with item number 4666656. The cabinet of the units has a wood cherry finish, and the units feature a thermostat and remote control. An insert in the cabinet simulates a wood-burning fireplace, providing heat. FEBO Flame Electric Fireplace Model Number ZHS-30-A is printed on a white label on the back of the unit.

Made by Easy Top Enterprises Ltd. of China, they were imported by LG Sourcing Inc. of Mooresville, N.C., and sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide and at from January 2013 through April 2018 for about $700.

The CPSC has advised consumers to immediately stop using the recalled units and contact LG Sourcing for a free repair kit and

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Pantone Picks Two Colors of the Year, Sends Message of Strength for 2021

After a dim and tumultuous year, Pantone has named Illuminating — a sunshiny yellow — and Ultimate Gray as the 2021 colors of the year. The color institute calls the pairing “a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.”

“Practical and rock solid, but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope.” — Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute

“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Practical and rock solid, but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit.”

The institute said that it chose two colors this year to highlight how different elements come together to support one another. The bright, cheerful shade of Illuminating is optimistic and conjures feelings of happiness, while its partner, Ultimate Gray, provides feelings of stability.

“A message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination

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The Inside partners with designer Sheila Bridges

The Harlem Toile de Jouy pattern from designer Sheila Bridges is now available on benches, bed frames, sofas, ottomans, screens and a cabana chair – courtesy of The Inside.

NEW YORK – The Inside, a direct-to-consumer website offering fast-fashion for the home, has launched its newest exclusive collaboration with designer Sheila Bridges that features her Harlem Toile De Jouy pattern now available on five new colorways.

Sheila Bridges

“I have always wanted to see my design on furniture that was affordable, and now, thanks to my latest collaboration with The Inside, that will be possible,” said Bridges. “After spending so much time at home due to the pandemic, I realize more than ever how incredibly important it is to surround yourself with furniture that brings you joy but won’t break the bank. I love the fact that The Inside’s furnishings are customizable but without the long lead times. The colorways are brand new and inspired by many of the schemes that I live with in my own homes.”

Bridges founded her own interior design firm in 1994. As a visual storyteller, Bridges creates layered interior environments and thought-provoking home furnishings that reflect and embody her own passion for design.

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