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Paralympics 2012

Posted by Krista Payne on Aug 30, 2012 12:31:01 PM

Great Britain's Claire Cashmore

Image by PA

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HD Boutique Comes to Miami

Posted by Krista Payne on Aug 24, 2012 12:14:34 PM

 

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Countdown to Opening Ceremonies

Posted by Krista Payne on Jun 27, 2012 10:10:00 AM

As seen in Aquatics Intl.

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PCBC Embarks on San Francisco June 27-28th

Posted by Krista Payne on Jun 22, 2012 11:44:13 AM

PCBC is a gathering of America’s most prominent residential builders, developers, architects, building scientists, lenders, investors, marketers and product manufacturers, such as Diamond Spas. Although PCBC made its name as a home building event, it now draws major builders of a wide range of housing forms—single-family, multifamily, mixed-use, seniors’ and resort development. Exhibits will include, a sustainable living showcase, a parade of products which will showcase new innovative products on the market with an optional Bay Area Architectural Design Tour for an additional cost. Register today.

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AIA Convention and Design Expo Goes to the Capitol

Posted by Krista Payne on May 4, 2012 11:34:34 AM

 

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May is Water Safety Month

Posted by Krista Payne on May 1, 2012 10:36:20 AM

Water Safety Tips from our friends at the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF)

  • Teach children water safety and swimming skills as early as possible.
  • Always brief babysitters on water safety, emphasizing the need for constant supervision.
  • Appoint a “designated watcher” to monitor children during social gatherings at or near residential swimming pools.
  • Equip doors and windows that exit to a pool area with alarms.
  • Install a poolside phone, preferably a cordless model, with emergency numbers programmed into speed-dial.
  • Post CPR instructions and learn the procedures.
  • Keep rescue equipment poolside. Don’t wait for the paramedics to arrive because you will lose valuable life-saving seconds. Four to six minutes without oxygen can cause permanent brain damage or death.
  • Keep a first aid kit at poolside.
  • Install four-sided isolation fencing, at least five feet high, equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates, that completely surrounds the pool and prevents direct access from the house and yard.
  • Maintain constant visual contact with children in a pool or pool area. If a child is missing, check the pool first; seconds count in preventing death or disability.
  • Don’t use flotation devices as a substitute for supervision. Never allow a young child in a pool without an adult.
  • Don’t leave objects such as toys that might attract a child in the pool and pool area.
  • Never prop the gate to a pool area open.
  • Don’t rely on swimming lessons, life preservers, or other equipment to make a child “water safe.”
  • Never assume someone else is watching a child in a pool area.
  • Don’t leave chairs or other items of furniture where a child could use them to climb into a fenced pool area.
  • Don’t think you’ll hear a child who’s in trouble in the water; child drowning is a silent death, with no splashing to alert anyone that the child is in trouble
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San Fran Decorator Showcase Celebrates its 35th Year

Posted by Krista Payne on Apr 27, 2012 9:07:53 AM

Considered to be the West Coast’s premier design event, San Francisco Decorator Showcase is celebrating 35 years of intriguing and inspiring interior design. Renowned for featuring the work of the region’s top interior and landscape designers, this years event has over 20 established interior designers that participated. Every space is designed by a different designer from the atypical telephone room and listening room to the more recognized spaces of the master bath with high end tubs and manicured gardens on roof top terraces.

All the funds raised through the Decorator Showcase go directly to support the San Francisco University High School (UHS) Financial Aid Program. The success of this important fundraiser depends upon the generous support of our sponsors, the school’s trustees, parents, faculty, alumni, students, friends, the participation of hundreds of accomplished designers, and the patronage of thousands of Showcase visitors each year. Last year the showcase raised more than $500,000.

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How Will You Make a Difference for Earth Day

Posted by Krista Payne on Apr 20, 2012 11:04:20 AM

Earth Day is Monday April 22nd this year. Can you do one thing this year that will invest in our world? Here are some ideas that we think are easy to do and make a big impact if we all do our part.

  • Recycle your paper and glass disposables. Recycling is easy once you get in the habit, and if you are like me you become insane when you see a glass bottle in the trash instead of the recycling bin. Can you imagine if everyone recycled a small bin each week? That would be a lot less trash in our landfills.
  • Use cloth dishtowels or newspaper instead of paper towels. For cleaning off the counters and drying your hands, use a cloth dishtowel that can be washed and used again. Newspaper is great for cleaning windows with a little cleaning solution.
  • Change out at least 1 light bulb to LED or a CFL which aids in lower energy use and longer lifetimes. From just 1 light bulb swap greenhouse gas emission is reduced.
  • Eliminate chlorine in your home swim spas and/or swimming pools. Leaving chemicals and pesticides out of our environment helps reduce the amount of hazardous materials in our waste streams.
  • Pack your lunch in a reusable container that can washed and used again, avoiding plastic bags that don't break down in landfills. If you must use plastic try compostable products.

 

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Kitchen and Bath Industry Show Kicks Off

Posted by Krista Payne on Apr 19, 2012 11:20:32 AM

If you work in the Kitchen and Bath Industry, or just love to see what is new in the marketplace, the KBIS show is a must see. The best of high end bathtubs to tech savvy shower wall systems to custom sinks, everything that is trending in Kitchen and Bath design will be on hand.

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Purchase Tickets Now for Olympic Swim Team Trials

Posted by Krista Payne on Apr 12, 2012 12:30:35 PM

The 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming will return June 25-July 2 to Omaha, Neb., as one of the fastest and pressure-filled competitions held in the United States. The winners of these specific trials will earn the right to compete and represent the United States in the pool at the London Olympic Games. Tickets can be purchased through ticketmaster.com, but don't wait too long as tickets are going fast.

Omaha hosted the Swim Trials in 2008. It’s the biggest competition before the Olympics, which are in London this year. So far this year 1,600 athletes have met qualifying standards making it one of the largest team trials to date. Four years ago 1,100 athletes came to Omaha in 2008 for the Trials.

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