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  • February 22, 2023
A woman with a blue scarf and red coat stands in front of a yellow house. To her right is a silver truck.
Gabby Peyton stands in front of a home on Merrymeeting Road in St. John’s that was once Coady’s Store. (Mike Moore/CBC)

It all started with a bowl of macaroni and cheese. One drizzly afternoon I was craving my favourite comfort food when I discovered I was out of milk. Without a car, I realized the closest grocery store was at least a 25-minute (uphill) walk, and the closest corner store at least 15.

I asked myself: was the macaroni and cheese worth the uphill battle in the rain? In the end, I called my husband, who had our vehicle that

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  • February 16, 2023

Lazzoni Modern Furniture compiled a list of iconic 20th-century designs still used in modern furniture today.

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  • June 28, 2022

There’s always been a taste for antique furnishings. These days, a widely acquired taste.

Antiques are hot partly because of supply chain delays and higher prices for many custom or mass-market pieces. There’s also the public’s turn toward sustainability: Environmentally-conscious buyers are averse to throwaway furniture, and are trying to reuse and recycle.

And as always, pop culture plays a role. Period-specific shows like “Bridgerton,” “Downton Abbey” and “Outlander” have given the styles of bygone eras a romantic glow. “Mad Men” stoked a hot market in midcentury modern furniture. And designers cite renewed interest in 1970s and ‘80s decor,

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