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‘Cheer’ star Jerry Harris assaulted 15-year-old in public bathroom, feds allege

Federal prosecutors say “Cheer” star Jerry Harris has “exploited and violated” at least 10 boys, “exhibits all the signs of a serial child predator” and should stay behind bars.

They also allege that Harris sexually assaulted a 15-year-old boy in an unlocked public bathroom at a cheer event “with other individuals coming and going” — suggesting either that he “wanted to be caught or he simply cannot control his impulses.”

The claims appear in a nine-page memo filed Tuesday ahead of a detention hearing for Harris, who was arrested by the FBI nearly a month ago and charged with production of child pornography. The memo also alleges Harris destroyed his cellphone upon learning of the investigation — and then continued to “victimize minor boys” with a new one.

Harris, 21, is being held at the downtown Metropolitan Correctional Center, prison records show.

Though the original criminal complaint filed against Harris

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How this Hong Kong apartment’s views informed its interior design



a kitchen with a dining room table: Tommy Hui designed this Wong Chuk Hang apartment, aptly named the Bird Hide, to make the most of its panoramic views. Photography: Steven Ko


Tommy Hui designed this Wong Chuk Hang apartment, aptly named the Bird Hide, to make the most of its panoramic views. Photography: Steven Ko

A good view is a terrible thing to waste. And the view from the 690 sq ft Wong Chuk Hang flat that Tommy Hui Shui-cheung was hired to renovate is truly spectacular: a sweeping panorama of Bennett’s Hill and Aberdeen Harbour, with folds of greenery rolling into the sea.

“We wondered how to focus the interior on the views,” says Hui, founder of local architecture firm TBC Studio.

The clients, a young couple – a nurse and an urban planner – plan to have children, but for now they wanted a sanctuary where they could relax with family and friends. Hui worked with them to create a design he calls the Bird Hide, a reference to lookouts built to observe nature, birds especially, at close range.

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S.F. interior designer Jeff Schlarb conceptualizes penthouse in Nob Hill

A resplendent penthouse in Nob Hill awaits its next owner and showcases the vision of San Francisco-based interior designer Jeff Schlarb. Crowning the Crescent, the city’s newest collection of boutique residences, the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom penthouse that’s listed for $7.1 million is an artistic, inspirational oasis with more than 1,800 square feet of living space and 925 square feet of exterior space, with views of the Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco Bay and Coit Tower.

“My vision in designing the penthouse at Crescent was to imagine a resident feeling inspired every time they enter their home,” Schlarb said. “We kept drawing upon the idea of creating a custom, romantic space that feels exciting and familiar at the same time, straddling a careful balance of maximalism and softness while honoring the unparalleled architecture and world-class design of this one-of-a-kind building and its residences. The color palette, in particular, draws upon nature and complements … Read More

Cape Cod-Based Interior Design Firm Wins Four Top Awards

CAPE COD, Mass., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Casabella Interiors was recently honored with four design awards from three different organizations. Luxe Interiors Magazine awarded Casabella the “Best of the Rest, Landscape Design/Outdoor Rooms” award for 2020. The Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI) awarded Casabella the 2020 EM NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY) Gold Award for Residential Exterior, and America’s Property Awards selected Casabella for both Bathroom Design and Residential Interior Private Residence Design awards.

These awards reflect Founder and Principal Designer, Michele Holbrook’s continuous pursuit of design excellence for her clients. Says Holbrook, “”Our top priority is to provide an ultra-premium design experience for our clients. Each client’s interior reflects a completely distinctive approach – no two homes are alike. I am always thrilled to see the efforts of me and my team be professionally recognized.”   

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5 Reasons To Book A Bath Staycation While Lockdown Rules Still Allow It

For the last decade or two, with increasingly reasonable air travel, brilliant house swaps and inventive boutique hotels to be booked at first swipe, Instagram inspo and some of the best city guides ferreting out secret sources of joy and relatively undiscovered charm, travelling the world has become a widely undertaken and easy rite of passage.



a castle on a bridge over a river: Staycationing around the UK has become a lifeline for those who can’t live without a dose of escapism. And, thankfully, some cities remain open to visitors.


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Staycationing around the UK has become a lifeline for those who can’t live without a dose of escapism. And, thankfully, some cities remain open to visitors.

Sadly, the pandemic has brought much of the above to its knees. Long haul travel has quickly become frightening and, in many cases, off-limits. Even short stints across the channel come with fresh disadvantages, such as the chance that the government’s Covid-19 rules will change while you’re abroad, throwing your return (and potential quarantine period) into question.

Luckily, necessity is the master

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5 stunning minimalist bathroom ideas

Looking for minimalist bathroom ideas? Are you yearning for a clutter free, sleek lined bathroom that sparks joy? Aren’t we all. To successfully create it though, you need to be happy to have less (or to hide your clutter), as bits and bobs lying about does not make for a pared-back modern bathroom. So first things first, it’s time for a clear-out and let these five fabulous looks be your motivation. You’ve got this, we believe you can achieve the minimalist bathroom of your dreams…



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For more bathroom ideas head over to our gallery.

1. Use marble to create serene light filled space

How gorgeous is this bathroom? Not only is it minimal, but it shows you how to create this look when space is tight. The mini bath is a great shape and it looks perfect sitting on the large marble floor tiles

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Reimagining commercial bathroom design to boost water savings

‘Reimagining our future’ – the theme for this year’s Water Week is truly inspirational, especially for architects who have an important role to play in mitigating global concerns about water security.

The ongoing climate change crisis makes it imperative for all stakeholders to invest more in water saving technologies across all parts of society.

By reimagining water usage in commercial bathrooms, architects and designers can future-proof their projects – with a little help from Uridan Waterless Solutions, and their latest touchless and sustainable waterless urinals.

The waterless urinal of choice since 2003, Uridan combines stunning industrial design with sustainable management of water and energy. With a single installation of a Uridan waterless urinal, a building can save up to 60,000 litres of clean drinking water per year, which would have otherwise been flushed out in a conventional urinal.

By using no water, the Uridan collection makes for a more environment-friendly

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More time at home means more opportunity for you to design your personal kitchen, bath :: WRAL.com

Every year we consider the colors and styles homeowners are gravitating towards when personalizing their new home kitchen and baths. The 2020 season, more so than ever, has given us the most poignant glimpse into how everyday living can affect our design choices. 

The global pandemic we continue to experience has resulted in families spending more time at home, altering both their needs and wants with regards to aesthetics, technology, innovative design options and energy-saving features.  

Buyers may have also found a little extra time to spend on Pinterest or watching HGTV to get inspired on the design of their new home.

“I have buyers that come in after months of being stuck at home with social distancing/COVID restrictions and they have learned what they don’t like,” said Rachel Anne Phelps, design consultant for Drees Homes.  “Through staying home,

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7 ways to add stylish storage to your space

The best bathroom shelving ideas add both style and function to your space Whether you’re working with a tiny powder room or an expansive master bath, shelving is a great way to add storage, corral beauty products, and display décor. Sure, a plain old shelf above the toilet is a great start, but we’re loving these ultra-stylish, yet still oh-so-handy, bathroom shelf ideas. Time to get organized.

Looking for more bathroom ideas? Check out our dedicated page for more tips and inspiration. 

1. Utilize vertical space

For even the tiniest bathrooms, hang high shelving for a smart storage solution. Since it may be out of everyday reach, we love how this design uses the extra wall space to display décor (how cool is the antique train sign?), plants, and extra toiletries. Even a few rolled up towels add to the spa-atmosphere.

Meanwhile, Little Savage Life’s Vikki puts more accessible items

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FL Star begins construction of Egret design at Sapphire Cove

Construction is underway on a new move-in ready home, the Egret design, at Sapphire Cove, an intimate residential community being developed by FL Star off Collier Boulevard in South Naples.



a palm tree in front of a house: An artist’s conception of the Egret, now under construction at Sapphire Cove, a new residential community being developed by FL Star.


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An artist’s conception of the Egret, now under construction at Sapphire Cove, a new residential community being developed by FL Star.

The Egret is a three-bedroom plus study, two-bath design with 2,230 square feet of air-conditioned living space. With spacious outdoor living area, covered entry and two-car garage, the home encompasses 3,198 square feet.

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“This is a very functional contemporary design,” said Jim Borden, sales professional with FL Star. “It combines the liveability of a split floor plan with elegant comfort in the details.”

Part of the appeal of the Egret design is the large master suite which shares one wing of the home with a study. The master suite includes two walk-in closets and a

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