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Curl Up and Keep Cozy with these Magnificent Reading Chairs

first_img All 21 Six Flags Parks in the U.S., Ranked Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Editors’ Recommendations 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Charles Dickens once wrote that “procrastination is the thief of time.” With cold weather fast approaching, you’ll soon be craving quality time by the fire with a good book, the right cigar, and a glass of whiskey to keep you warm — and the last thing you want to do is procrastinate choosing the perfect reading for those cozy nights. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite reading chairs to curl up in this season.Restoration Hardware Library Leather Chair, $1,995-$2,750Designed with great European reading rooms in mind, this sturdy chair is built to last. Impeccable brass nail-head detailing and curve-appeal are both stylish and inviting. The cushion is padded, with a down-feather fill that welcomes you into an extra-deep seat tilted at just the right reading angle. A huge variety of colors (along with the option of fabric instead of leather) make this a powerful throne for any bibliophile’s kingdom.Herman Miller Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman, $6,140No reading chair round-up would be complete without the seminal Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. From Frank Sinatra’s Palm Springs palace to Frasier Crane’s luxurious slice of Elliott Bay Towers, this cozy pairing has racked up quite a list of famous friends. The basic design hasn’t changed much in the 60 years since the Eames made its debut; it still boasts all of its original, hand-assembled craft and the aesthetic feels as sleek as ever. Just because the set still hearkens back to its predecessor doesn’t mean it lacks modern luxury. Today, you can get the chair and ottoman in two different sizes, leather or Mohair upholstery, and  your choice of veneer. Behind of its artsy exterior, the set is also loaded with smart details that cater to comfort; this MoMa-worthy lounger sits at a slight angle, with a cushion that supports your lower back.London Leather Lounge Chair, $1,400It may be true that “all that is gold does not glitter,” but this London Leather Lounge Chair is certainly an exception. It’s gorgeous gold frame adds a pop of urban modernism, while the Cognac-color leather upholstery recalls the grandiosity of its European predecessors. With an iron base and plush foam cushions, this eye-catching chair will keep you comfortably sipping whiskey and reading Whitman for many winters to come.Restoration Hardware Churchill Leather Chair, $2,195-$3,695If you want to dive into the classics, this luxurious Churchill Chair is the perfect place to park. With a low, deep seat; fine finishes; a sturdy hardwood frame; antiqued brass nail-head detailing; and contours that border on regal, this chair will bring a classic dignity to your den. You can choose leather or fabric, foam or down-filled cushions, and a variety of colors. The only problem with this big beautiful chair is that once you settle in, you may never want to leave it.El Purista RA 1.15, Prices VaryDid you embark on your reading chair search hoping to ultimately land in the lap of pure luxury? We’re pleased to tell you that your journey is almost over. El Purista RA 1.15 is more of a personal oasis than a simple reading chair. It is made from molded beech and walnut wood (taken only from sustainable forests) and upholstered in smooth aniline leather. The sweeping arms double as soft-close drawers and open storage space, so you can keep your reading material handy. Each chair and ottoman is handcrafted, with an artisan expertise that makes every set unique, from the solid steel frame to the plush leather cushions. Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Menlast_img read more

Visit by Stephenson, Stanley Cup stirs emotion in Humboldt

first_img Receive latest stories and local news in your email: “While their Stanley Cup dreams went unfulfilled, we thought we’d bring Stanley to them,” Pritchard wrote.“That means so much to me,” said Kaleb Dahlgren, one of the 13 players who survived. “I know those people that lost their lives there would really appreciate that. I appreciate it too.“It’s nice to honor that and it really does mean a lot.”Some of the survivors met privately with Stephenson before the Cup was introduced to the public.Stephenson, originally from Saskatoon and wearing a green “Humboldt Strong” T-shirt, was escorted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as he carried the Cup into Elgar Petersen Arena. Published: August 24, 2018, 6:38pm 3 Photos Share: GO Stephenson was joined by more than a dozen current and former professional players for Humboldt Hockey Day, which was organized by the NHL and the players’ union to honor the town of 6,000.Two of Stephenson’s friends — Dahlgren and Brayden Camrud — were among the survivors.Chris Joseph, whose son Jaxon died, said that being back at the rink was difficult but he’s happy the Broncos are moving forward. Training camp for the upcoming season starts this weekend.“I’m happy that the Broncos are … getting ready to play,” Joseph said. “I think it’s a big step for the town. I think it’s a big step for the country. It’s a big step for hockey.”The Broncos were on their way to a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoff game in Nipawin when the crash occurred April 6. Share: Jaskirat Singh Sidhu, who was driving the truck, was not injured.He is charged with 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 counts of dangerous driving causing bodily injury.center_img By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Subscribe Today Washington Capitals NHL hockey left wing Chandler Stephenson and a young fan pose with the Stanley Cup during a Humboldt Hockey Day event in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (Kayle Neis/The Canadian Press via AP) Photo Gallery By Associated Press Visit by Stephenson, Stanley Cup stirs emotion in Humboldt Capitals forward brings some cheer to grieving town The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. HUMBOLDT, Saskatchewan — A small Saskatchewan city devastated by a fatal bus crash involving its junior hockey team welcomed a trophy on Friday that fans no doubt hoped would one day be hoisted by one of their boys.Washington Capitals forward Chandler Stephenson brought the Stanley Cup to Humboldt to recognize the community’s strength and resilience after the April crash that killed 16 people — 10 of them players.But a quiet visit to the rural highway crossing where the Broncos’ team bus and a transport truck collided may have meant the most.A tweet from Philip Pritchard, official keeper of the trophy, shows the Cup sitting in the middle of a makeshift memorial composed of hockey sticks, crosses, flowers and flags.last_img read more

Housing starts slow as condo market cools

[np_storybar title=”Everything you need to know about Canada’s housing ‘bubble’” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2012/10/04/everything-you-need-to-know-about-canadas-housing-bubble/”%5DCanada avoided many of the mistakes that the U.S. made in its housing market. But top economists are increasingly sounding alarms that the sector is the next bubble and it’s about to burst [/np_storybar]OTTAWA — Canada’s housing market continued to show signs of cooling last month, but still no evidence of a correction that would seriously impact the economy.The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. reported Tuesday housing starts for September totalled 19,750. That’s 220,200 units annualized, a slight decrease from the upwardly revised 225,300 units the previous month.The agency said the seasonally adjusted annual rate of urban starts decreased by 3.0% in September to 203,731 units.But the September number was still above the consensus forecast of about 205,000 and well north of what economists consider would be required to meet the growth rate in household formations.“In our view, Canada still has overbuilding concerns,” said TD economist Francis Fong.“Demand for new homes is primarily being supported by accommodative interest rates.”[np-related]In a new global outlook released Monday, the International Monetary Fund singled out housing and household debt, which currently sits at a near-record 152 per cent of income, the key areas of concerns for Canada.“An important domestic vulnerability in Canada relates to the housing market,” the Washington-based financial institution said. “A sharp or sustained decline in house prices could seriously set back the leveraged household sector and domestic demand.”Those concerns have been voiced before, including by Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney and Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, who has moved four times in as many years to reduce mortgage lending.Scotiabank economist Derek Holt says he expects Canada’s economy will take a little bit of a hit from housing during the third quarter, noting that while still strong, new home construction during the summer was below the level achieved in the spring.Economists expect the slowing to continue across the board in starts, sales and prices in subsequent months.Over-saturation, high prices, high debt levels and recent tightening of mortgage rules are already impacting the resale market, they note, particularly in the previously torrid markets of Toronto and Vancouver.Bank of Montreal economist Robert Kavcic noted that condo re-sales in Toronto were down 27% during the month from September 2011. So building should follow, eventually, he said.“The gradual cooling will likely persist given the sales slowdown currently taking place in a number of major markets,” he predicted.In fact, Toronto saw the most acute retreat in starts during September in the CMHC report, down 38.2%, or about 24,600 units. Ontario as a whole was lower by 18.2 per cent, or 16,000 units.“As expected, the number of multiples starts in Ontario, particularly in Toronto, reverted back to a level more in line with the average pace of activity over the last six months,” said Mathieu Laberge, deputy chief economist at CMHC.“Following a period of elevated housing starts activity due to strong volumes of multi-family unit pre-sales in 2010 and 2011, the pace of housing starts is expected to moderate.”Elsewhere, seasonally adjusted annual rate of urban starts increased by 17.6% in the Prairies, 20.3% in Atlantic Canada, were up by 1.35% in Quebec and edged down 3.7% in British Columbia.Overall, single starts fell by 1.4% 67,643 units, while multiple urban starts decreased by 3.9% to 136,088 units. read more

Mens Hockey No 4 Ohio State sweeps No 11 Notre Dame in

Ohio State senior forward Freddy Gerard (15) move the puck up the ice in the game against Notre Dame on Feb. 2. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOhio State’s Saturday matchup against Notre Dame was marked by low scores and high tension as the Buckeyes took down the Fighting Irish 2-0.No. 4 Ohio State (17-5-4, 10-3-3 Big Ten) continued its momentum, picking up its fifth consecutive win after beating No. 11 Notre Dame (14-10-3, 7-8-2 Big Ten) in a defense-heavy matchup. Ohio State sophomore goaltender Tommy Nappier’s made 30 saves in the shutout performance, his fourth of the season..“Every night you try to go out there and give up no goals,” Nappier said. “You just go out there and play your game every night.”The second period opened with a bang as sophomore forward Austin Pooley scored the first point of the game within the first minute. Both teams were noticeably more aggressive in the second period, doubling the shots taken during the first period, with Ohio State shooting 13 times and Notre Dame 15 times. With 7:29 left on the clock, Notre Dame junior forward Cal Burke seemed to give the Fighting Irish their first point. The goal went under review, however, and the goal was overturned because a player was in the crease.  The final period was much like the first one, with both teams struggling to get shots on the net. Ohio State only managed five shots on goal and Notre Dame nine. With less than five minutes left in the game, junior forward Carson Meyer managed to increase the Buckeyes’ lead when, immediately after a faceoff, he shot the puck straight past Notre Dame’s defense and into the net.  “It happened pretty fast but the puck just popped right to my stick,” Meyer said. “I just tried to put it on net as fast as I could because I knew the goalie wouldn’t be ready for that”Nappier, the No. 2 goalie in the NCAA in save percentage and Notre Dame junior goalie Cale Morris, the No. 11 goalie in save percentage, both kept their respective teams in the game. Nappier finished with 30 saves in the shutout, and Morris had 22 saves in the lossBoth Ohio State and Notre Dame ended the first period having shot six times each with no success.Head coach Steve Rohlik offered a little insight into how crucial defense was in this game.“We play solid defense,” he said. “We know if we do that we’re going to have a good offense.”Ohio State moves on to play  an away series against Wisconsin on Friday. read more