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by Angela Rowe Of Decorating Den Interiors

Much more than just the place to sleep, today’s master bedroom should act as a truly personal home retreat. Your bedroom is or should be a retreat from everyday life and a quiet place to relax.

Before diving into a new design, it is important to develop a decorating plan. In addition to sleeping, would you like a comfortable chair to relax and read, or perhaps a desk for your daily diary entries? If you love to watch TV in the bedroom, would you like to watch it from a chair or just from the bed? Without a major addition to the house, do you have room for all of the activities you want to do in the bedroom? All of these questions are critical to developing a plan.

The focal point in every bedroom is of course the bed.

The sleeping possibilities are varied and can meet almost every taste under the sun. A big goal when choosing a bed is style. From plain and simple modern to traditionally stained wood and everything in between – choosing your personal favorite is the starting point for every bedroom design. Padded headboards are very popular because they offer texture, color, and comfort to sit back and read or watch your favorite Netflix, and can suit any style depending on the fabric and shape.

That questions the color. Do you prefer calm neutrals or a more dramatic theme? Keeping colors bright or pale will help reflect rays of light instead of absorbing them, which is good if the room isn’t quite as big as you’d like it to be. Conversely, the use of strong colors creates a drama and helps, if the room is extremely large, to warm it up and humanize it.

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Next, the million dollar question is bedding.

“Bed-in-a-bag” hardly fits on a “standard” bed because there is no such thing as a standard bed. When mattress makers started making pillow tops and super deep mattresses, we all went out of the way. Start by measuring the top of the bed and the waste on the sides plus a few inches to see exactly the size you need. All king beds are not the same size.

Next, let’s move on to the windows.

In more than any other room in the house, the window decorations in a bedroom need to be both beautiful and functional. Many of my clients insist on room darkening treatments while others just want privacy. These questions fall into the interior plan and should be considered before designing the bedroom. If your bedroom has a beautiful view, you want a treatment that is easy to use and that opens up to clearly show the view.

Bedside tables can run the gauntlet from large storage cabinets to dainty decorative side tables. Don’t feel like the side tables have to go together. Gone are the days of Matchy-Matchy 5-piece bedroom sets.

Have fun mixing textures, sizes, stained and varnished wood, and mirrored parts in the redesigned bedroom.

‘The Mumbaikar’ provides metropolis its personal cowl artwork in model of New Yorker journal

THE FAST LIFESTYLE, the influx of people, and cramped housing are some of the things that make Mumbai and New York sound like twin cities. It was surely the experience of Breach Candy resident Rachita Vora that led her to create works of art that connect two of the world’s greatest cities.

The series adapts the covers of “New Yorker” magazines and replaces the art with scenes from Mumbai. A couple on Marine Drive, a crowded train compartment, or a rainy day are well-known Mumbai experiences that Vora highlights.

The digital illustrations are titled “The Mumbaikar”, a game with the New Yorker and its iconic font. Vora, 39, said the Mumbaikar series pays tribute to two at once. “I’ve always loved New York magazine and its art. And I thought the pun would be interesting, ”she said.

Vora is the co-founder and director of India Development Review (IDR), an independent media platform for the development community. She is also doing an animated series for IDR called This Nonprofit Life.

Self-taught artist Vora rekindled her childhood love for art with online tutorials, including one on linocuts, during this pandemic. About a month ago she started the series The Mumbaikar on Instagram and with seven illustrations so far, she has received several requests for specific city vignettes and people to be represented, such as the Dadar flower market or the Dabbawallas. The series will conclude with an upcoming eighth work and is for sale as a print.

“I didn’t choose any typical images like Gateway or CST. I wanted the illustrations to have meaning for me and my relationship with the city, ”Vora said, citing an illustration called Mumbai by Night and Day, which contrasts the sprawling informal settlements with skyscrapers.

From 2005 to 2006, Vora spent a year in New York after graduating from Yale University. Noting the similarities between Mumbai and New York, such as their rich street culture and diversity, she noted that “both are brave, very rewarding, but also unforgiving”.

The iconic New Yorker typeface used for the cover and headlines was set by the magazine’s first art director, Rea Irvin. The unique Irvin font named after him is easy to distinguish and has strong brand recall. In the Mumbaikar series, Vora’s hand-drawn fonts are stylized in the style of Irvin.

The audience in Mumbai caught on with Vora’s series.

One of the works shows Shiv Shanti Bhuvan, a historic Art Deco residential building in the Oval Maidan. One resident was delighted to find that Vora had illustrated her bedroom window. Another shows a handcart on a beach with a selection of chaats. “Chaat on the beach is a childhood memory. Chaat and Mumbai are synonymous to me, ”said Vora.

Bitcoin Seperate Cash State – Bitcoin Journal: Bitcoin Information, Articles, Charts, and Guides

Discussion around Bitcoin for years relegated it to being a bubble, tulipmania or some Ponzi scheme, but now even disbelievers likely acknowledge that Bitcoin is here to stay. What they may not realize is that beneath the veneer of charlatans, gamblers and grifters is a movement slowly making progress towards a grand vision of the future. A future where money is the medium of a flourishing society rather than an oppressive arm of the state.

Since the odds of Bitcoin collapsing in on itself grow slimmer each passing day, Bitcoin’s enemies have begun coming to terms with what its steady progress means for them. As they slowly realize the ensuing revolution, politicians and central bankers are starting to say the quiet part out loud by arguing that Bitcoin is a threat.

For once, Bitcoin’s opponents are actually correct in their analysis of the subject. A threat is exactly what Bitcoin is: a vicious threat to fiat currencies and government coercion everywhere. While the media has chosen to spread this idea as Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD), Bitcoiners embrace it as the reason for Bitcoin’s entire existence: a practical means to separate money from state.

There are two falsehoods society has strangely accepted as truth: a) it is natural for government to control money and b) inflation is necessary. People argue in favor of separating powerful institutions when it comes to church and state, yet they do not apply that same logic when discussing money and state. Money’s impact on society cannot be understated as it is the means by which people transact value and interact with the economy. Putting this powerful institution in the hands of government, another extremely powerful institution with a history of misusing said power, is the natural conclusion we draw?

When government is given full control over money, it has the capacity to debase the money as its ruling party sees fit. Everyone is aware of the perils of hyperinflation, yet people are unphased by the ability of a small few to arbitrarily expand the money supply. Not only are they unbothered, but many even view it as natural that central bankers should determine the value of the money they use to store their hard work and that this interference in money is required to prevent economic collapse. This reality comes as no surprise given the dominance of Keynesian economics in politics, central banking and academia (as a current Economics major at a university, I witness this firsthand).

Keynesians’ entire theory is focused around government intervention and boosting demand to spur economic growth, so naturally they abhor something that severely limits those goals. Sound money, like bitcoin and gold, incentivizes saving and planning for the future which Keynesians, by their own admission, view as detrimental. To them, inflating the money supply is the necessary motivation for people to deplete their nest egg in favor of needless high time preference production.

Often referred to as a hidden tax, inflation breeds financial serfdom as citizens are subjugated to the silent theft of their purchasing power. Bitcoin finally provides an opportunity for the masses to opt out of this one-sided arrangement. With an immutable monetary policy and decentralized consensus structure, there is no fear of an arbitrary change to the rules of the game and those in power can no longer mold the monetary supply to meet their ends.

One of the most important qualities of money is its portability over space and time. Fiat is good for transferring value around the world (though you do run into restrictions with KYC or when moving large amounts), but it is terrible at transferring value across time as it is guaranteed to lose some purchasing power each year through inflation. Conversely, gold is difficult to move in large quantities or across distance but has proven adept at holding value over thousands of years.

Before Bitcoin came around, gold was viewed by many as the solution for separating money from state. However, this is misleading since gold is heavily reliant upon centralized institutions. Custodians are required to safeguard any meaningful amounts of gold and entities must be trusted to issue coins or paper notes in an honest fashion. Bitcoin requires no such trust as each individual can take delivery of the asset and custody it safely.

Gold is a durable, scarce, shiny rock that we have collectively chosen to use as a money for thousands of years because of its soundness and superior qualities when compared to other forms of money. Likewise, bitcoin has value because it serves the same purpose that gold does as a monetary good chosen by the free market, but without the handicaps inherent to gold’s physical nature. Simply put, bitcoin is gold 2.0 in that it is easily divisible, has a verifiably capped supply, is practical for self-custody, is seizure-resistant and is fully permissionless. The only valid criticism of bitcoin in relation to gold is that gold has stood the test of time, but Bitcoiners are willing to look past bitcoin’s relative infancy and bet that its ever-growing network effects will allow it to do the same.

Bitcoin is incredibly powerful in that it is one of the few true bearer assets. Practically all other forms of property you own are yours only because some centralized authoritative power deems it so. Strong property rights are necessary to the flourishing of society. It can generally be trusted that those rights will be respected and upheld in stable democracies. However, the same cannot be said for much of the world’s population. In countries with authoritative regimes or where rule of law means nothing, private property is a luxury afforded to few and where the solution may lie in Bitcoin. A person’s bank accounts could be frozen, possessions stolen and house repossessed, but so long as they memorize their mnemonic seed phrase, their bitcoin will remain stored in cyberspace, ready to be claimed.

In the United States, this notion of true property can serve as an insurance policy or even be used as a political statement. Bitcoin exists completely separate from the current financial system which operates under the steady gaze of the state. Removing your wealth from a system under their control to one outside their purview severely limits the state’s ability to coerce. Through holding an asset that the state is powerless to seize or freeze, an individual gains a great deal of leverage over those wishing to impede their civil liberties.

The narrative of bitcoin being a store of value has successfully entered mainstream discourse. Many bitcoin advocates, notably Michael Saylor, focus their pitches on how bitcoin’s fixed supply schedule and seizure-resistant properties make it the preeminent store of value. This is a far less threatening narrative than others they could tell. Evangelizing bitcoin as the future currency of Earth immediately turns heads, so pitching the more palatable notion of bitcoin being “digital gold” is a perfect Trojan horse.

As this narrative continues, more capital and individuals will flock to bitcoin in search of a store of value amid inflationary fears which, unbeknownst to them, begins the process of hyperbitcoinization. Soon, as development and adoption of Lightning Network increases, bitcoin will make inroads toward becoming considered a scalable medium of exchange. After it has proven sufficient in that regard, bitcoin will steal fiat’s final redeemable quality: its status as a convenient unit of account. Keep in mind this process would take decades to play out as bootstrapping a currency with no leaders to global adoption is a hugely audacious task. Nevertheless, Bitcoiners have a rather low time preference and have no issues with being the patient stewards of this long-term project.

Despite some coming from benevolent intentions or misunderstanding, the FUD against Bitcoin has never been about saving the environment, preventing ransomware or stopping criminals. Co-opted by statists, it is now a vessel to restrict individual freedom and keep people entrenched in the coercive legacy systems that provide their power. If you ever want to see true bipartisanship in government, just start messing with the monetary system. When two diametrically opposed people like Elizabeth Warren and Donald Trump share the same stance on Bitcoin, monetary sovereignty is clearly not an issue of left versus right, but one solely of power. Even politicians with the noblest of intentions become slaves to the allure of using other people’s money to achieve their own goals. Bitcoin fixes this.

Now, do not expect governments to give up their prized possession without putting up a fight. If history and recent regulatory scrutiny are any indication, a bitcoin ban is inevitable once the mass exodus from fiat draws near. Unlike the criminalization of gold in the U.S. following the Great Depression, trying to successfully ban Bitcoin is a nearly hopeless task.

While there is nothing nations can do to restrict the network itself, apart from shutting down the entire global internet, what they can do is destroy the fiat on and off ramps. Doing so would certainly weaken bitcoin’s price, but would only be successful if every nation showed a united front. The thought of Russia, China, North Korea and the U.S. working together to ban bitcoin of all things is nothing more than laughable.

Without a fully uniform ban, Bitcoiners would simply take advantage of jurisdictional arbitrage by moving to nations (or U.S. states) that establish bitcoin safe havens. Nations will be incentivized to create those safe havens in order to attract the wealth and investment of Bitcoiners to their local economies. Ironically, breaking bitcoin’s connection to the legacy financial system would likely just force Bitcoiners to leave fiat forever.

A revanchist revolution to remove from the state control over its prized possession and restore sound money chosen by the market is long overdue. The answer is not in greasing the wheels of politics to reinstate a gold standard that, despite perhaps being in their best interest, voters either think is archaic or just simply don’t care about. Not to mention how politicians on both sides of the aisle would be reluctant to give up control of the money printer that so easily helps fund their agendas. Instead, as F.A. Hayek presciently forecasted 37 years ago in reference to denationalizing money, “all we can do is by some sly roundabout way introduce something they can’t stop.”

The movement to separate money from state must always remain fully voluntary. No one must be forced to take part in it, which is why aspects of El Salvador’s new bitcoin law are concerning. If the law were to end at treating bitcoin as currency and eliminating capital gains, then this could be considered a win for freedom. But it does not stop there. Instead, Article 7 requires merchants to accept Bitcoin. Now, merchants do have the option to immediately exchange bitcoin for dollars through a $150 million government fund, but that is a fund financed by Salvadoran taxpayers who should not be forced to bear the brunt of bitcoin’s volatility.

It remains to be seen whether Article 7 will be strictly enforced or not, however its mere inclusion spells worry. The moment we stoop to the level of the entities we are attempting to replace for the sake of increased adoption, we lose any possible moral superiority. Make no mistake, a country adopting bitcoin to help end their reliance on the U.S. dollar is a huge step forward. What this means, however, is that more eyes will be on Bitcoin and FUDsters will be waiting with bated breath if things go even slightly awry. Therefore, Bitcoiners must remain vigilant and stay just as critical of themselves as we are of those looking to attack Bitcoin if we wish to preserve the Bitcoin ethos.

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Bitcoin can provide property, hope and self-sovereignty to billions of people. Money is purely a social construct which means each and every one of us has a voice in what we deem valuable and choose to transact with. Do not be tricked into thinking that money must be a top-down phenomenon bestowed upon us by our overlords.

Bitcoiners are used to being the ones forced to defend their position, so the next time a nocoiner or precoiner friend asks you about Bitcoin, posit them a question instead. Ask: why, during this epochal monetary revolution, have you chosen the side of theft, coercion and censorship when the alternative is so clearly in front of us?

If this proposition of a fully digital money controlled by no one were immediately accepted by all, then this would cease to be a revolution. It is precisely because of how radical and ambitious Bitcoin is that we must undertake this project as a society. What does it say about us if we are unwilling to embark on what is certainly a Herculean effort, the success of which we may not see in our time? Our society is at its best when we build for the future. Now we have a tool to build a freer one together.

This is a guest post by Jack Kriesel. Opinions expressed are entirely their own and do not necessarily reflect those of BTC, Inc. or Bitcoin Magazine.

New York Instances Model Journal praises North Little Rock Artwork Gallery

Some North Little Rock art galleries in good weather are among the 12 selected in a June 16 article in the New York Times Style Magazine.

Goodweather, directed by Haynes Riley and his sister Erin, has participated in galleries in San Francisco, New Orleans, Miami, Detroit, and the magazine’s “12 Galleries Not in New York or Los Angeles”. Is posted. Art edition 2021 (

Reporter John Chiaverina writes, “There are many interesting and important American art spaces across the city with a 1 percent seasonal playground.”

Well that’s right.

Riley, an artist and curator who taught in Minneapolis and Detroit, founded Good Weather in 2011 and turned the garage of her brother Zacks’ home in the Lakewood neighborhood of North Little Rock into a gallery.

Erin boarded in 2015 and Goodweather expanded to Chicago in 2019, where the Hunter Brothers live. The gallery shows works by the sculptor Pay Suan Wang and the Brooklyn-based artist Laque Ford. In September, Good Weather will take place on the List Art Fair Basel in Switzerland in the Chinese gallery A Thousand Plateaus Art Space.

“It’s kind of the best alternative show,” says Riley. “We entered the list in 2019. That was a sign of approval. “

And while they lay the groundwork for collectors around the world, they remain firmly anchored in North Little Rock.

“I come from a large family and my parents grew up in Lakewood. We lived in Lakewood, ”says Riley. “North Little Rock has shaped me. I am proud and happy to be here. Staying home in North Little Rock is one way to be with my family and relationship. It’s kind of respect. “

Goodweather’s current project is “Rayman”, Little Rock Hunter Foster’s first solo show.

Foster’s work (a thin canvas wrapped around a painted core) is on view from Saturday noon until 3:00 p.m. through July 10 at Funland Drive in Burns Park, North Little Rock, which was once part of a prison. It is on display near Pavilion 8. calls this show a “must-see”.

Two Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographs The two former photographers on the Democrats’ Official Newsletter are part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that publishes the latest news earlier this month.

Alex Brandon and Mike Stewart were one of 10 Associated Press photographers in the United States to capture the emotion and drama of George Floyd’s May 2020 autopsy protest.

Stewart, who works in Atlanta, joined the Arkansas Democrat in 1989 and joined the Columbia Daily Tribune in Columbia, Missouri in 1993. Brandon, son of longtime celebrity editor Philis Brandon, lives in Washington, DC. He worked for the Democratic Party in August 1983 and worked on paper until he moved to San Diego in 1989.

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Cash Journal Names Fattmerchant a High Decide for Credit score Card Processors of 2021

ORLANDO, Florida, March 1, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Fattmerchant, a leading provider of integrated payment technology, has announced its inclusion in Money Magazine’s Best Shopping List as one of the best Best Credit Card Companies of 2021 for the second time in a row. The ranking complements a long list of awards from several leading publications as the leading payment technology provider has seen steady growth across the fintech landscape.

“We are honored to receive the prestigious awards and rankings that Fattmerchant has continued to receive as we continue to work to help businesses harness the real power of payments,” said Suneera Madhani, Founder and CEO of Fattmerchant. “Our listing by Money Magazine as one of the best credit card processing companies is a testament to our growing position in the marketplace and the impact of our state-of-the-art technology platform.”

The payment technology company’s subscription-based pricing model isn’t the only contributor to its recent high profile recognition. Fattmerchant’s innovative technology has more than 12,000 users and is effective in serving software, small businesses and large businesses.

Fattmerchant’s Omni Connect is a unique, fully managed payment platform for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies. The only API integration enables software companies to get to market quickly with an entire payments ecosystem, including easy customer registration, fully controllable payment acceptance options, dynamic financing, and strategic marketing and sales services for greater portfolio growth. SaaS companies can monetize payments within a few weeks and embed them in their platform.

With Omni, Fattmerchant’s integrated all-in-one payment platform, established business owners have access to a radically simple solution that goes beyond accepting cards, cards, cards and contactless payments. With Omni, companies can display detailed payment data and customer analysis, as well as automation functions with flexible billing and invoicing tools for recurring payments. The platform also provides a comprehensive marketplace where businesses can sync with popular business tools and applications such as QuickBooks Online and Google Reviews.

Money Magazine recognition follows several national and industrial awards. For two consecutive years, the company has been recognized as one of the top credit card processing companies in the US News & World Report and on the Inc. 5000 list of Fast Growing Private Companies. Additionally, Fattmerchant’s founder and CEO Suneera Madhani was recently recognized in Fortune’s 40-under-40 list in the Fintech category.

About Fattmerchant:
Fattmerchant is a high-growth payment technology company that has been featured in Inc. Magazine’s top 5% list of Fastest Growing Companies in America for the past two years and Inc.’s 2020 list of Best Workplaces. Fattmerchant serves its direct customers through Omni, an all-in-one payment platform that enables companies to process payments from $ 1 million to $ 100 million across all channels through a single interface. In addition, the integrated payment API from Fattmerchant, Omni Connect, enables software companies to monetize payment flows directly on their own software platform.

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Laurel Mengers
Riot PR for Fattmerchant

Sauce Journal – The Ritz-Carlton’s Mediterranean-style Casa Don Alfonso will open in March

The Mediterranean Casa Don Alfonso in the Ritz-Carlton will open in March

The eagerly awaited opening of the Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Don Alfonso’s houseis now one step closer with the publication of menu items and highlights. The new concept by Italian restaurateur Mario Iaccarino is located in the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton at 100 Carondelet Plaza and is due to open next month.

Casa Don Alfonso is Mario Iaccarino’s first company in the USA, as his two Michelin-starred Don Alfonso live on the Sorrentine Peninsula of southern Italy in 1890. Many of the menu items as well as the ambience aim to offer customers a similar experience as at Iaccarino’s at home and in childhood.

“We really took the time to select certain high-quality ingredients,” said Alen Tanovic, General Manager of Casa Don Alfonso. “What I mean by that is the contact with the old, traditional, authentic Mediterranean. This Napolitana style experience in Sorrento with a touch of modernity. ”

The chef of Casa Don Alfonso, Sergio Chierego, will put together the authentic menu for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and offer desserts, cocktails and an espresso bar.

The lunch and dinner menu is largely based on traditional Mediterranean dishes, each telling a story of the Iaccarino family and Italian heritage. “The entire philosophy brought to us by the Iaccarino family is based on the Mediterranean diet,” said Tanovic.

Highlights include a tuna tartare with a rich and wild-caught yellowtail tuna, lasagna napolitana that takes 48 hours to make and uses traditional green peas, a rack of lamb with lambchops from Colorado, and The Rediscovery of the Chicken Cacciatora recipe by Marios Grandfather whose recipe was accidentally discovered in an old armoir.

“We really took our time at Casa Don Alfonso to compare the right regions with the best ingredients,” said Tanovic.

Handmade pasta also evokes the Iaccarino family history, such as fresh tagliatelle and ziti. There is also a choice of eight different Neapolitan pizzas, including cherry tomatoes and burrata or a Calabrian nduja.

In addition to lunch and dinner, the breakfast and brunch offer many traditional dishes like tramezzino (Italian tea sandwiches) and classics like brioche french toast.

The cocktail menu and the espresso café are also handmade and tailored to Italy. The 163 is a cocktail made from prosecco, limoncello and homemade rosemary syrup. It is named after the famous route in southern Italy that stretches from Naples to Sorrento.

“It’s really a project where nothing has been rushed,” said Tanovic. “The best ingredients, organic and simple, with authentic Mediterranean cuisine.”

Although Casa Don Alfonso does not have an exact opening date, it is slated to open in the spring, with security being the top priority. “We are excited to open our doors to our neighbors in Clayton and St. Louis and to reassure them that things will get better,” said Tanovic. “[We hope to] Give the St. Louis region another dimension of Italian and Mediterranean offerings. “