I used my favorite RA ‘Somerset’ duvet and pillows and added in SSC ‘Mon Ami’, a vintage striped down filled pillow, and some white ruffles to the mix. However, Motlokhov’s father, Vladimir, works for a giant Russian fertilizer company, PhosAgro, and between 2000 and 2008 Vladimir Motlokhov was also the vice-governor of the Murmansk region, where PhosAgro’s mining operations are based. Ksenia Solovieva, the editor of Russian Tatler, which assiduously documents the lives of the oligarchs, looked blank when I mentioned Gurieva’s name. In Canada Building Code’s provisions must be enforced but this Russian company is not willing to co-operate in regards to compliance to Building Code, claiming that they can not share their intellectual property. The Kremlin has also been angered over the banning of the Russian Paralympic team from the Rio Olympics amid claims of state-sponsored doping of its athletes. Russian has been taught at the University of …Continue Reading
Bamboo floors can be cleaned out by using a soft brush that has soft bristles. During the milling, (breaking down the bamboo poles into the smaller sections…strips) the waste material (called strands) is collected to produce a very different type of bamboo flooring called strand woven bamboo. Bamboo flooring is an excellent choice for decorating your home and giving yourself a floor that is made from a wood that is long lasting, light, and enjoyable to look at for years to come. Bamboo reaches maturity that are harder than red oak, 25 percent and 12 percent stronger than the North American maple. In the age of green building, bamboo flooring holds a unique place as a natural material which is completely sustainable.
The bamboo can be stained and given a coat of urethane, as you would with any other hardwood. Prices for solid-bamboo flooring usually range between about $2 and …Continue Reading