Archive for February 7, 2014
There are a few lesser known facts about furniture that you may not know. Did you know that the first sofa originated in 2000 BC in Egypt? Or that the Egyptians also probably invented the first tables, using raised stone platforms to keep their food off the floor? It might also come as a surprise that Charles Darwin invented what is now known in modern furniture as an office chair. He put wheels on the bottom of his armchair so that he could roll around his office faster to look at all his specimens. In recent years, there was even an office chair race. In 2009, Bad Koenig-Zell, Germany, held the first German Office Chair Racing Championship. Out of the 70 races, only a few completed the 170 meter course.
Why are these facts important?
Aside from being fascinating, they give you an idea of how m
Do you know how many acres of residential and commercial lawn exist in the United States? Well, according to the latest figures, American property owners maintain around 40.5 million acres of landscaping; and they spend about more than $30 billion dollars a year doing so.
Some people might look at 40.5 million acres and think, “That’s a lot of landscaping, but in a country of nearly 318 million people there has to be a lot more acreage than that.” It is important to realize that 40.5 million isn’t the total number of acres of land that is owned in the United States, but the number of acres of neatly trimmed green lawns. Obviously, there are many huge properties of which only certain sections are maintain.
While those facts are certainly fascinating, most American homeowners only care about keeping thei