Samsung looks at new opportunities amid surge in demand for home appliances

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From sanitising closets to customisable fridges, the coronavirus pandemic has fanned demand for home appliances – so much so that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is adding warehouses and bringing popular products to more markets. In particular, consumers have been willing to splurge on products that make their homes cleaner.

In Brazil and other emerging economies, households which once relied on maids are now investing in dishwashers and robot vacuum cleaners, while Samsung says its overseas sales of air purifiers jumped more than five times in January-July compared to the same period last year. Samsung’s AirDresser, a closet that steam cleans clothes and kills bacteria, has seen a spike in sales with British furniture firm Lux Group ordering 1,000 earlier this year. Big fridges have also climbed in popularity as people cooking more often at home seek more freezer space.

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Like an Offering to Vulcan, This Home Honors the Ancient Volcano That Shaped Its Design

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We often see homes inspired by nature. It could be anything from the ocean to the mountains that influences an architect’s design decisions. We’ve seen desert hues and winter whites, boulders that cut right into a wall or even a tree growing through the middle of a house. But this home precariously positioned on a steep slope may be the first we’ve seen that drew its influence from the stages of a volcanic eruption. Take a peek at Lookout House — a home that goes from glowing orange magma to cooled-down basalt.

The result of a collaboration between architectural firm Faulkner Architects and Concept Lighting Lab, Lookout House was fully informed by the land. Everything from the slope of the ground to the fact that it sits at the base of a dormant volcano had influence on the design process.  Located in Truckee, California, this house is like an

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GRAND OPENING OF CETARA THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH AT ORCHARD HILLS IN IRVINE

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Offering a New Perspective on Elegant Irvine Living

The eagerly awaited Model Grand Opening of Cetara within gated Orchard Hills® in Irvine arrives this Saturday, August 29th. Shea Homes invites you to tour the models and experience refined living presented in stunning beauty by the sophisticated, estate-style luxury residences. Shea Homes’ Cetara welcomes you to an exclusive natural setting amid soft rolling hills, parks, walking trails, walking trails, and privately owned avocado orchards. Pictured: Plan 1B Tuscan

The eagerly awaited Model Grand Opening of Cetara within gated Orchard Hills® in Irvine arrives this Saturday, August 29th. Shea Homes invites you to tour the models and experience refined living presented in stunning beauty by the sophisticated, estate-style luxury residences. Shea Homes’ Cetara welcomes you to an exclusive natural setting amid soft rolling hills, parks, walking trails, walking trails, and privately owned avocado orchards. Pictured: Plan 1B Tuscan

Shea Homes’ Cetara

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Fitness guru Kayla Itsines puts lush Australian home on the market

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Australian fitness guru Kayla Itsines has put her beautiful home on the market.

Following the announcement of her shock split from her fiancé Tobi Pearce, the 29-year-old is selling her beloved home in South Australia.

The 3,400 square foot property has already been listed on an Aussie real estate site asking potential home owners for ‘best offers’.



a living room filled with furniture and a fire place: Pic: RealEstate.com


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The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home embraces open-plan living and boasts its own tennis court, solar-heated swimming pool, and ‘fully equipped alfresco pavilion.’

The home also has two ‘master wings,’ its own cellar and a self-contained studio.

Fans of the fitness influencer will have already got a peek inside the home through Kayla’s various social media platforms but the official photographs give a proper insight into the plush mansion.



a kitchen with an island in the middle of a room: Pic: RealEstate.com


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A huge selling-point of the house is the airy, spacious

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