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  1. Vintage & Neon Vibes at the Best Bay Area Restaurants

    The Bay Area has some of the most beautiful and uniquely decorated restaurants in California. Not only do they serve great food, but they also provide customers with beautiful experiences with unique interior designs (crucial in today’s Instagram-centric world). The San Francisco Chronicle talks about 10 of the Bay Area’s “most beautiful” restaurants and goes into depth about their famous dishes, decor, and location in Northern California. Here, we’ll take a look at the restaurants’ designs and table base choices, and the benefits the bases provide to decor as well as functionality, such as space and seatingContinue reading →
  2. Now Offering Pay Later Options at Checkout now offers PayPal’s pay later options, so you can manage your payments over a term that works for your budget and project deadline. Now instead of worrying about lines of credit, or putting a large charge on your credit card, you can instead checkout with PayPal and spread out the cost of your purchase over a longer period. We’ll...
  3. Easy Last Minute Holiday Decoration Ideas

    Shiny Christmas Ornaments in a Bowl The holidays are a busy time, and it seems like the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas flies by quicker than a snap of the fingers. Before you know it, Christmas is knocking on your door and you still don’t have any decorations put up. Don’t worry! Houzz has some quick and easy ideas for bringing the festive season to your home, even on short notice.  Continue reading →
  4. How Restaurants Are Finding Viral Success on TikTok

    Since its creation in 2016, TikTok has quickly become one of the most popular social media apps across all age groups. With over 1 billion active monthly users (about 150 million are in the US), TikTok has blown past other networks like Twitter and Instagram. The demographics of users range across all ages, with users aged 10 to 49 making up more than 89% of the service's user base, making it a powerhouse in internet culture. TikTok has one of the largest age ranges we see in social media, and it’s algorithm makes it easy to reach others through interaction, for example,  liking certain videos, searching certain hashtags, and looking at different accounts. The algorithm studies the types of videos and accounts you seem to enjoy or become interested in, and will seemingly show more and more of similar content on your feed. Restaurants are finding success with customer's viral videos. Continue reading →
  5. Are Freight Trains the Next EVs?

    Greenhouse gas emissions due to transportation make up nearly 29% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.  The website Ars Technica discusses the possibility of powering large vehicles like trains, with batteries rather than diesel, to help reduce carbon footprint. With this rapid pace of technology change in smaller vehicles, it brings up the question of whether or not big modes of transportation, such as trains, planes, and ships, are able to join the wave of going green. A new study performed by California Based Researchers studies the possibility of electrifying rail-based freight. Technology is advanced enough to be able to make a plan like this work, but there is also an economic side that needs to be brought into consideration.  Continue reading →
  6. The Juggernauts of Restaurant Design

    The article Who’s Defining Restaurant Design Now is the perfect insight into examples of exceptional restaurant design all over the world, and what inspired the visuals and environment inside these places. Design firms like Avroko and Bells + Whistles discussed in the article are responsible for bringing to life the vision of the owner of the restaurant. They handle everything design wise, ranging from visuals, how the customers feel when they dine in the restaurant, and how they interact with the space. As a table base company, we take pride in being a great resource for design companies large and small (as well as homeowners). We've had 20 years to hone our extensive knowledge on table base and top options, and offer designs and looks to fit a variety of different environments.  Continue reading →
  7. Need Decoration Ideas? Check Out These Thanksgiving Decor Tips

    This is a guest blog post from Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas for Your Home With only a couple more weeks until we give thanks, nothing is better than celebrating the holidays in style. Have fun this holiday season by decorating your home with pumpkins, candles and personalized name cards - or go big with home improvements that will get your home ready for any occasion. Thanksgiving is celebrated in many ways, so whether you are hosting a dinner in Atlanta GA, or planning a Friendsgiving in Chicago IL, here are Thanksgiving decoration ideas to get your home in the holiday spirit this November. Continue reading →
  8. A Trucker Provides an Inside View of the US Shipping Crisis

    You may have heard by now that there is a major “shipping crisis” happening in the United States. A critical shortage of resources and infrastructure at nearly every step of the shipping process is causing major backlogs. We’re seeing this first hand with our own shipments, some LTL (pallet freight) shipments that previously took 1 week to pick up and deliver are sometimes taking 2 weeks now, or even longer. That’s actually the easy part of the equation – while there is still a shortage, most trucking companies do have drivers and trucks available. The real backlogs are with the bigger pieces of the puzzle; the shipping containers that bring goods from overseas manufacturers, to retailers and consumers in the United States.  Continue reading →
  9. Bring the Ambiance of Autumn Inside

    As October rolls around in California, the weather starts to cool down, the leaves begin to change to deep reds and oranges, and the “warm and cozy” vibe is heavily sought after. Many people’s first instinct is to immediately run to Target and stock up on all the pumpkin spice and vanilla scented candles they can find, browse the aisle with all the fuzzy blankets, and grab themselves a $20 pair of sweatpants on the way out. When I say “many people’s first instinct” I actually mean my first instinct. Something I always ask myself when this time of year comes around is “how can I create a perfect fall-wonderland ambiance in my home?”. Well I’ve found some answers to the best fall-time hacks for home decor.  Continue reading →
  10. The Cost of Meat is Going Up Up Up

    You may have looked at your receipt recently after checking out at the grocery store and wondered “Why is my bill so high when I’ve been buying the same products for months?” Here’s the simple answer for you: Meat prices have gone up 10.5%  in the past year. This increase in price for poultry is due to multiple factors, including shortages, and more people are switching to plant-based diets during the pandemic. People have grown more concerned about their health since the pandemic began, and this especially includes aspects of diet. Lock down in 2020 allowed for people to (literally) sit and evaluate their decisions when it came to lifestyle and health choices, with many people reconsidering what they eat, especially when it comes to meat. When we reached the summer of 2020, plant-based food sales more than doubled (+243 percent),with consumers putting 14 percent more meat-free and dairy-free options in their basketsContinue reading →

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