Artsper Empowers Designers Experts to Source Unique Pieces via Virtual Marketplace

Vibrant artworks create a statement in the otherwise muted living room of the interior designer Camille Fernez. Photography courtesy of Sloft Magazine Fabienne Delafraye. 

Adding to the growing list of project collaborators, from furniture makers to electrical engineers, designers are increasingly tasked with venturing into the art world in hopes of finding special pieces for a given space. With a rising interest among clients in building a considered and personal art portfolio, knowing how and where to source art can be a time-consuming part of the design process. On a mission to simplify and make the art-buying process more accessible by combining human art expertise with specialized AI algorithms, one online marketplace is streamlining the search.

Artsper offers designers a seamless, easy-to-use interface— look through the Abstract Painting category here. Image courtesy of Artsper. 

Named after American painter Jasper Johns, Paris-based company Artsper boasts a virtual marketplace with more than 130,000 works from 15,000+ artists. Partnering exclusively with professional boutique and renowned galleries across the world, Artsper’s team ensures all art is ethically sourced and that participating artists are aptly supported. Using the site, designers are able to digitally consult with trend experts and narrow their search with

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Opendoor Technologies Takes Unique Approach Towards Real Estate Industry



a sign on a pole: A picture of the OpenDoor (OPEN) app on a phone.


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Opendoor Technologies (NASDAQ:OPEN) is a platform that allows the purchase and sale of properties. It also offers financing services to the buyer. The company has become a leader in the “iBuying” market, a fairly new industry that allows homeowners to sell their houses to the company, which will list them on its platform. Year-to-date, Opendoor stock is up 11.2{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c}.



a close up of a sign: A picture of the OpenDoor (OPEN) app on a phone.


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A picture of the OpenDoor (OPEN) app on a phone.

The lighting-fast approach to real estate is a perfect alternative to the tedious process of listing a home, working with an agent, showing the home to buyers, and waiting for the buyers to get financing to finally close the deal. The company is garnering attention and investors’ interest.

Opendoor stock stood at $10.80 in June 2020 and soared to $31 in December 2020. They have a unique approach to real estate which is why I am bullish on the stock.

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The iBuying Business Model

Opendoor has a business model that works in its favor by changing the way properties exchange hands, making the process of selling a home more

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10 Unique And Affordable Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, your mind might be racing to come up with ways you can show you care without overspending (because let’s be real, who isn’t broke after the holidays?). While a day of lounging on a yacht or a night eating at a fancy restaurant may seem appealing, there are plenty of budget-friendly options that are just as imaginative and memorable. For dates that won’t break the bank, just think outside the box.

Creativity goes a long way in making an impression that will truly wow your significant other on Valentine’s Day. From going for a bike ride and sightseeing at your lover’s favorite locations to creating an at-home spa experience, inexpensive date ideas don’t have to feel thrown together. You can volunteer or visit an animal shelter to give back together (which is an unforgettable philanthropic bonding experience), or even share your dreams and start manifesting with a vision board party for two.

Just think of your partner’s personality, lifestyle, and what they like to do for fun, and we’re certain you can come up with a budget-friendly date that checks all their boxes. The creativity is sure to earn you extra

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UCASU completes 1st proprietary design for its unique Shared Home-Office Community (SHOC) business

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ATLANTA, Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
ATLANTA, Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — UC Asset (OTCQX: UCASU), an Atlanta-based global real estate investment firm, announced that its subsidiary, SHOC Holdings LLC, has developed a proprietary architect design for its unique Shared Home-Office Community (SHOC) properties.

This proprietary architect design combines the comfort of a residential property with the convenience of a business hotel meshed with the hi-tech amenities of a home office. The prototype is a 5-bedroom property, with each bedroom designed as an individual business lodge equipped with state-of-the-art home office capabilities. Each room can be rented individually as a conventional hotel room for business travelers. 

In comparison to conventional hotel rooms, SHOC are equipped with home-office facilities such as hi-speed internet, video conferencing, easy access to office accessories such as printers and scanners, and other tools to empower today’s business travelers. But it also presents the personalized charm, including home-style full-equipped kitchen, to serve travelers with a home office away from home.

“This is the first design of its kind.  We are pleased that our architect has been able to turn our vision into

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Historic Memphis space yields unique design opportunity using LED luminaires

Memphis architectural design firm LRK worked with A-Light luminaires to enhance the natural light coming into the new Orion Federal Credit Union headquarters in a historic building that incorporates the original industrial-looking concrete and exposed ductwork alongside modern aesthetics and layered lighting. (Photo credits: Images by McGinn Photography for A-Light.)

Memphis architectural design firm LRK worked with A-Light luminaires to enhance the natural light coming into the new Orion Federal Credit Union headquarters in a historic building that incorporates the original industrial-looking concrete and exposed ductwork alongside modern aesthetics and layered lighting. (Photo credits: Images by McGinn Photography for A-Light.)

A-Light, an Acuity Brand, has announced a solid-state lighting (SSL) project in Memphis, TN where a unique historic building afforded lighting designers the chance to focus their efforts on aesthetics given abundant natural light that floods the space. Much of the artificial lighting is focused on grazing walls and wall art and adding to the ambient layer, with task lighting only directly located over interior work spaces. Orion Federal Credit Union moved its headquarters into what once was the home of a famous bread baker and rehabilitated the natural concrete surfaces, minimally changing the internal space.

Architect LRK spearheaded the interior design with engineering assistance from HNA Engineering. Orion had chosen the office because of its location in the iconic building in a historic neighborhood undergoing a reinvention through commercial and residential growth. The credit union grasped the opportunity to be an anchor in the neighborhood.

The building had what

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