Are We Tired of Doing Parking Lots Dumb Yet?

Are We Tired of Doing Parking Lots Dumb Yet?
The car was invented 135 years ago, and all that time we have needed a place to put them when we run into the grocery or the bank. Trouble is, we discovered that early on that parking lots are inherently ugly, gray, bleak, depressing, hard, dirty, blazing-hot-in-summer, bitterly-cold-in winter, soul-sucking, wind-swept plains of human misery. To mitigate this, some time ago, people began planting trees in them.   Was this a good idea? Sure. Why not? Everyone loves trees. They’re wonderful. They’re pretty to look at, and, among a zillion other things, they shade our cars, clean our air and water, mitigate stormwater runoff, provide for wildlife, and sequester carbon. Socially, they support our well-being, create a feeling of community, and, believe it or not, they even make us behave better. That’s the power they have, and all because they connect us urbanized, home-to-Starbuck’s-to-office-and-back-again hominids, albeit briefly, to our long-ago,... Read More

Furniture Today, sister publications unveil Total Home Market

Furniture Today, sister publications unveil Total Home Market
HIGH POINT – BridgeTower Media, the publisher of Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Gifts & Decorative Accessories, Home Textiles Today, Designers Today, Home Furnishings News and Casual Living is leveraging the power of the home furnishings and gift industries’ leading brands to launch Total Home Market, a new media platform to connect buyers and sellers disrupted by the recent wave of market cancellations. “At a time when the industry is confronting unprecedented challenges and is finding it more difficult than ever to connect in person, we felt it was critical to provide a platform that offers critical product and merchandising information and simple, user-friendly ways to connect buyers and sellers,” said Robin Martinez, Group Publisher. The industries’ leading B2B brands will bring their respective communities together into one comprehensive network to provide product, merchandising and trend information along with access to product suppliers across a broad spectrum of home furnishings,... Read More