Interview With Artist Emmett Moore on His Exhibit “The Grotto”

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Tall steel walls protect the miniature fortress that is Emmett Moore’s home and studio. The Miami-born and -reared artist designed his new home near the Miami River, which was constructed from the ground up and is affectionately nicknamed the Boat House. As the hot sun begins to set, its fleeting rays beam on the red entrance door and reflect off the steel fence.

It’s a whimsical — yet fully functional — home design that feels unlike anything else in Miami.

A fortunate few were able to experience the Boat House during last year’s Miami Art Week, when the artist opened his home as part of his exhibition with gallerist Nina Johnson. Scattered through the two-story building are pieces created both by Moore himself and artists he admires.

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How to Design for Dogs at Home

The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but pet owners know that the four-legged family members are the real heartbeat. So how do you make your kitchen a warm and welcoming place to every member of your family—without sacrificing style?

Just as great design seamlessly melds fashion and function, the best pet-friendly kitchens create stylish, integrated spaces that allow your pets to be part of the family, without adding clutter or creating safety hazards for paws and tails. Here’s what to consider when creating your pet-friendly kitchen.

Create a feeding space

There’s nothing quite so appealing as great cuisine surrounded by the warmth and comfort of home – and your pet probably feels the same way. So when planning space for family meals, it makes sense to include a spot for dogs and cats, too. But…nothing is less appealing than a stray dog hair in your food.

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Herman Miller and Knoll to combine in deal valued at $1.8 billion, create leader in office and home design

Herman Miller Inc.
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and Knoll Inc.
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said Monday they have agreed to combine in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $1.8 billion that will create a leader in modern design for the home and office. Under the terms of the deal, Knoll shareholders will receive $11 in cash and 0.32 shares of Hermann Miller for each share owned, equal to a premium of 45% over Knoll’s closing price on Friday. Once the deal closes, Herman Miller shareholders will own about 78% of the combined entity, while Knoll shareholders will hold abut 22%. The deal is expected to close by the end of the third quarter. As part of the deal, Herman Miller will purchase all of Knoll’s outstanding preferred stock from Investindustrial VII L.P. for a fixed cash consideration of $253 million, or $25.06 per each underlying share. “This highly complementary combination will create the preeminent leader

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Homes in Abilene: 349 Marti’s Way

This week’s profile is a beautiful, newly constructed home in South Abilene near the Wylie East campuses.

Masterful design and modern luxury are uniquely embodied in this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home built by Legend Homes. The open floor plan encompasses generous living space and stylish finishes, providing you with the perfect setting for relaxing and entertaining.

Boasting nearly 1,700 square feet of living space, 349 Marti’s Way features a gourmet kitchen that will inspire your inner chef, a primary bedroom suite that ensures the perfect private space, and a large, privacy-fenced backyard that is a virtual blank canvas for outdoor entertaining – or a future pool/spa.

As you arrive at this beautiful home, your eye is drawn to the beautiful landscape, and short walkway to a covered front porch. Step through the custom front door – with glass and wrought iron inlay – and into a welcoming entryway, complete with luxury

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