This season’s newest home design books offer something for every style

Interior design books out this fall document one of the year’s strongest décor trends: color, and loads of it. Designers such as Mark D. Sikes, Markham Roberts, Katie Ridder and James Farmer all show a lively mix of color, pattern and style in their recent projects.

Every page is full of inspiration for your own projects, showing you how to mix and match — or not match at all — and love it.

Dominic Bradbury’s new architecture book, “The Iconic American House,” compiles 50 well-known iconic and innovative homes built in the U.S. since 1902. They’re traditional and modern, and each comes with an interesting story.

Here are six new architecture and design books worth a closer look.

“The Iconic American House,” by Dominic Bradbury

(Thames & Hudson; $65; 320 pp.)

You’ve heard of Philip Johnson’s Glass House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, Edith Wharton’s The Mount and the Annenbergs’ Sunnylands

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8 Women Offer Co-Op Wellness, Safe Healing Space In St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — A fusion of services that include self-healing and growth are offered in a peaceful space called The Collective St. Pete that opens on Monday.

This new venue isn’t just a yoga studio, it offers a variety of services provided by eight professional women who each bring their self-improvement specialties to the community.

“It’s a co-op wellness space,” one of its certified yoga instructors, Amanda Riker, told Patch. “This is a space that is supposed to feel safe, and it’s a place where a person can try a new modality and grow.”

Dani Mae, one of its co-founders, said one of the goals of their business model is to allow teachers, creators and service providers to use their studio space and therapy room on their own terms.

Breathwork and Ayurveda are a couple of styles offered in the variety classes at the studio. Ayurveda is a holistic

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Bank of America to offer payday-style loans that cost just $5. Here’s how they work.

Bank of America will begin to offer small, short-term loans to cash-strapped customers, the Charlotte-based bank announced Thursday, a move that could upend the market for short-term loans.

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Bank of America

The loans, called Balance Assist, will have a $500 limit, and will only be available to people who have had a checking account at the bank for at least a year. The roll-out will start in a handful of to-be-announced states by January 2021 before expanding to the rest of the country early next year.


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The move makes Bank of America — with its tens of millions of customers — one of the biggest financial institutions to have a small-dollar consumer loan.

It’s a space historically dominated by payday lenders and other consumer finance outlets, who gained seedy reputations for their high fees. Regulators have urged banks to get into small-dollar lending for years, and

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Mopar to Offer More Than 100 Factory-engineered Accessories for Quickest, Fastest, Most Powerful Pickup Truck in the World: All-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Accessories include RamBar, bed-mounted spare-tire carrier, off-road rock rails, rear bed step, beadlock-capable wheel rings and much more
  • Mopar offers more than 600 authentic, proven parts and accessories across entire 2021 Ram Truck brand lineup

Setting the benchmark for extreme-performance pickup trucks, the all-new 702-horsepower 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the “apex predator” of the pickup truck world. On the street or in the desert, Ram’s all-new truck is designed and built bolt-by-bolt to significantly outperform every production truck on the planet. With more than 100 factory-engineered, quality-tested parts and accessories, Mopar stands ready to take the Ram 1500 TRX to a new level of extreme capability.

“The all-new 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is the most extreme off-road production pickup truck on the planet,” said Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care for FCA – North

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Cleveland Shops to offer first gift card sale of the year

CLEVELAND — Northeast Ohio is once again coming together during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Cleveland Shops, an organization of locally owned stores, has announced its first gift certificate sale of the year, hoping to help drive-up business in anticipation of the holiday season.

Each location has a limited number of gift cards to sell, either 5-$100s or 10-$50s. $50 certificates will be sold at $35 and $100’s at $70.

The list of local shops involved includes: Alson Jeweler’s, Lisa Moran Ltd., Casey’s Irish Imports, Paisley Monkey and Kilgore Trout to Cara’s Boutique, Marshall Carpet One, Mar-Lou Shoes, Cleveland Lighting, Calvetta Brothers, J3, Knuth’s Shoes, Geiger’s and more.

“Plans for this launch have been over a year in the making,” says Gordon Geiger, President of Cleveland Shops and owner of Geiger’s in Chagrin Falls, Lakewood and Downtown. “We believe that the time is right. We’ll help our members kick off the holiday

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Vintage Electric E-Bikes offer big power and retro style without the sweat or spandex

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Portland is the only city in the continental United States with a volcano within its city limits. It’s called Mount Tabor, and although technically a mere “extinct volcanic vent,” walking or hiking up to the top of its roughly 440 feet is still a decent workout. Those who bike up it are typically spandex-clad Lance Armstrong types or casual cycling sadists content to chug up at 3 mph. I, on the other hand, pedaled up Mount Tabor at 20 mph. No huffing, no puffing, no sweat, no spandex.

That’s because I was riding a Vintage Electric Café electric pedal-assist bicycle, and after a summer spent zipping around town without the typical cycling concerns of hills, going too damn slow and showing up to your destination drenched, I’m thoroughly sold on electric assist bicycles as a concept. And as for the Café itself, it takes that

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Nissan to Offer NISMO-Branded Off-Road Accessories

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Photo credit: Nissan

From Car and Driver

  • Nissan is offering NISMO-branded off-road accessories for the Frontier, Titan, and long-departed Xterra.

  • Upgraded Bilstein dampers, tough front bumpers, Rigid lights, and stronger wheels will be offered by NISMO.

  • Pricing will be announced closer to when the parts go on sale this fall.

It doesn’t take a paleontologist to tell us the Nissan Frontier is old. Our once taut skin has wrinkled and our hairs have turned gray as we have awaited the debut of the all-new model. Nissan may have fitted the next-generation powertrain into the 2020 Frontier, but its looks are essentially identical to those from the George W. Bush administration. Ahead of this year’s Rebelle Rally—an all-female adventure race—Nissan has unveiled NISMO-branded accessories to spice up the truck’s look and off-road capability.

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Similar to the Performance Level 1 that Ford offers for the Ranger, Nissan breaks up

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Stockal to Offer Global X’s Thematic ETF Model Portfolios to Empower Indian Investors

 Stockal to Offer Global X's Thematic ETF Model Portfolios to Empower Indian

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  MUMBAI, India, Sept. 29, 2020

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Stockal, India's leading
platform for global investments, announced today that they will begin offering
its investors access to a variety of Global X's ETF model portfolios on the
Stockal platform. Global X ETFs, a New York-based exchange traded funds (ETFs)
provider offers a range of model portfolios that include exposure to high
growth disruptive themes, and are tailored to meet certain levels of risk
tolerance. The addition of the Global X's strategies will help Stockal
strengthen its product 'Stacks' which at present consists of various options
like 'Thematic Stacks', 'Expert Stacks', 'Risk-adjusted Stacks' and 'Industry

Commenting on the development, Vinay Bharathwaj, Founder and Executive
Chairman, Stockal, says, "Stockal is creating an entire ecosystem where Indian
investors can trade skillfully and make informed 
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