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WINDOW ТО THE WORLD

Strategically placed windows blur the lines between the indoors and the outdoors of this Secunderabad residence.

Most often, in housing societies, builders create generic structures without factoring in several practical considerations. It then becomes the interior designer’s task to turn the house into a livable space. This house in Secunderabad belongs to a gated community where one comes across rows of other identical bungalows. Hameeda Sharma of Aamir & Hameeda Designers along with her team took on the task of giving this residence a distinct identity with its interior design. According to Sharma, as the house has a built up

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What makes the kitchen so special?

ITS ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES

One of the top priorities for this brand new kitchen was to make it look like it wasn’t brand new at all. Although it’s the hub of a freshly built 5,355-square-foot, four-bedroom home in Richmond Hill, Ont., «the homeowners didn’t want it to look like it was just a big, new kitchen in a big, new house,» explains designer Halina Catherine of Catherine + Davis. To that end, plenty of architectural interest was added with a beamed tongue-and-groove ceiling, reclaimed elm floors laid in a herringbone pattern, honed Calacatta marble countertops, a servery (not shown) and a

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THE HOUSE THAT PIETERS PARENTS BUILT

This modern barn on Jacobsdal wine farm in Stellenborsch is home to Koba and Cornelis Dumas and their two young sons

At the southwestern edge of the Stellenbosch wine region, on the vine shrouded slopes overlooking a gleaming False Bay, is a silver grey barn. A barn filled with beautiful furniture and books and photographs and laughter. A barn that’s actually a house. And in the house lives a little boy called Pieter, and his father and mother and baby brother, Stefan, and their two dogs, Suki and Simba. Happily ever after.

Two years ago Pieter’s parents, Cornells and Koba.

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Surprised by Joy

By THE EvE of our fourth wedding anniversary, we had wanted to have a baby, but without success. My husband asked me what I would like for our anniversary, and I sheepishly answered, “a baby.” He gently told me he couldn’t promise me that, but that we’d have a nice celebration of four happy years.

But an anniversary wish impossible for my husband to promise was not impossible for God! The next day, we heard that after waiting four months with an adoption agency, we had been chosen to parent a baby due to be born in two weeks! Miraculously,

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October 2013

AS FALL BREEZES IN WITH ITS CRISP WEATHER AND COLOURFUL VISTAS, OUR THOUGHTS TURN TO COZY TEXTURES AND A WARM MIX OF OLD AND NEW PERFECT FOR RESTFUL DAYS AT HOME.

Good design doesn’t always announce itself with pattern, paint or wow-factor wallpaper. Sometimes, it’s just about the way the eye moves around a room, skimming over a surface, pausing to take in the shimmer of crystal or mirror, then moving outward to the source of natural light. It’s found in the marriage of materials and the combination of finishes — and it’s the way Toronto designer Ingrid Oomen of

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NILS GUNNAR

CEO AND PRESIDENT OF NORWEGIAN SPECIALIST RECLINER BRAND IMG

Furniture has been in his family’s blood for three generations since 1941. Nils Gunnar grew up without any expectations to join the family business, but stepped up to the challenge in 1996 to lend his expertise in corporate finance. He now heads IMG Norway, which spun off from the family business.

What was it like growing up in a family that runs и furniture business?

Ergonomic chairs is the core family business, so I was often reminded to sit properly. I didn’t listen then. But now, after years of carrying my

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What we know about the uterus

Uterus looks nice and pleasant … view it as important and majestic that at a glance makes our curiosity and makes you think, that this creature is an elder in his breed. Slenderness of her body, the color of her legs, the length, not too thick and not too thin, its stubby wings — in short all its form presents us with a beautiful lady, pleasant and majestic. — So clearly outlined artistic queen bee the famous Russian beekeeper PI Prokopovich. Even from this brief description it is clear that the uterus and the like, and not like the rest

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Life by the river

Murray and Jane Spencer swapped London for a laid-back life on the banks of the River Thames

When Murray Spencer and his wife Jane found out they were expecting a baby, they decided to up sticks and move from London to the countryside. ‘We used to live in a Victorian terrace in Hammersmith, but wanted to bring up our children (Ella, five, and Ben, two) in a more rural environment – somewhere they’d be able to climb trees, go out on their bikes and breathe clean air,’ says Murray. Their search centred on an Oxfordshire village, just an hour’s drive

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Passion — rest for the soul.

My good friend from Ukraine Peter A. Kuzmenko suited to any business slowly, but if for something to be taken, making every effort to realize our plans with the greatest effect. Apparently, this is not surprising, as the name Peter in Greek means «stone».

I want to talk about passion Poroshenko bees. He is always willing to show his apiary honey treats, talks about the updates that are already tested and what the results obtained …

By the way, about the results. They have beekeeper not only stable, but also very solid (and why I decided to tell about his

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Increase the production load of all apiaries

Beekeeping — an important sector of agricultural production Bashkortostan. On its territory there are more than 400 thousand bee families, including more than 219,000 in the collective and state farms.

Republic annually passes the state at a half-two thousand tons of good-quality honey, and this year, as of September 15, the consumer cooperatives in store 2179 tons of honey.

Bashkir honey is sent not only in Moscow, Leningrad and other large industrial cities of the Soviet Union, but also exported to Czechoslovakia, Cuba, Poland and other countries.

On apiaries and bee farms, most state and collective farms this year received

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