The high life: a light-filled top-floor apartment in Porto

Homewares designer Christian Haas has set his imagination free on the top floor of his Porto townhouse Christian Haas lives in a tall, thin 19th-century townhouse on a side street in Porto, where each floor has a different mood and function. His home is on the top two floors, above a ground-floor restaurant and his work studio on the first floor. Here, there are computers, tables are spread with drawings and shelves lined with miniature models of his furniture designs. They include a bench made in tiny slivers of balsa wood and neat, origami-like chairs fashioned from paper. Even at an early stage, this is a useful way to immediately see whether a shape works, he explains. Upstairs, there are …

Thomas Markle Is ‘Delighted’ To Hear About The Birth Of His Grandson – Full Statement HERE! – Perez Hilton

It may be quite a while before Thomas Markle gets to see his grandson — if ever? — but that’s not stopping Meghan Markle‘s estranged father from expressing pride about today’s royal birth. The 74-year-old grandpa issued a statement from his Mexico home on Monday after the news first broke, congratulating Meghan and Prince Harry on the safe arrival of their first-born son and wishing the child well so as to “serve with grace, dignity, and honor.” Though Thomas was about 5,500 miles away from Windsor’s Frogmore Cottage — where Meghan, Harry, and the new baby boy will make their home henceforth — the new grandfather was And though he may have fallen out of favor with the royal family (and, potentially, his …

Stewart: I’d bring country together as PM

Conservative leadership: Javid and other contenders take to the stage Rory Stewart: Brexit red lines ‘could shift’ The hustings to be our next prime minister, in all but name In March Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss told The Sunday Times if she were leader she would use money saved by Brexit to fund tax cuts for businesses and young people. Justine Greening told the same paper she would be tempted to enter the race to ensure the Conservatives bring a modern approach and equality of opportunity. And Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has said it is “entirely possible” she will launch a bid for the Tory leadership once Mrs May steps down. ‘Reach out’ Mr Stewart was …

The 3 Zodiac Signs Who Should Stay Single This May

Holly Riordan Updated May 3, 2019 By Kevin Laminto Virgos should stay single in May. You have a lot going on in your life at the moment. It’s not overdramatic to say you don’t have time for a relationship right now. Even though a relationship sounds nice in theory, it’s not practical. You have enough on your plate already. You can’t imagine finding the time or the energy to plan dates and take romantic getaways. You barely have enough time to . At the end of each workweek, you’re drained. You aren’t in the right mindset for a relationship. You don’t want to end up hurting someone you care about on accident. You don’t want to neglect them because you’re …

Nurse denied world record for not running London Marathon in a skirt

A British nurse who ran the London Marathon in her uniform said she was denied a Guinness World Records listing because she wasn’t wearing a skirt, only scrubs. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP) “I’m sure Guinness World Records don’t intend to cause offense, but it would be nice if they decided to revise their criteria instead of reinforcing old gender stereotypes,” she told the magazine. Last Sunday marked the 39th running of the London Marathon, which saw over 42,000 people cross the finish line. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed Trending in Sports Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Duchess of Sussex gives birth to boy

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrince Harry says he and Meghan are “absolutely thrilled” The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a boy, the Duke of Sussex has announced. A beaming Prince Harry said they were “absolutely thrilled” and thanked the public for their support. He said Meghan and the baby were doing “incredibly well”, adding that they were still thinking about names for the infant, who was delivered at 05:26 BST. Buckingham Palace said the baby weighed 7lbs 3oz (3.2kg), and that the duke was present for the birth. The baby boy is seventh in line to the throne, behind the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and his children – Prince George, Princess …

Air Pollution May Be Listed As A Cause Of Death In The UK For The Very First Time

In 2013, 9-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah died after a serious asthma attack close to her south London home. The capital had been experiencing major spikes in air pollution and Kissi-Debrah’s family believe that this was the leading cause of her death. Following a high court ruling made this week, the family is about to embark on a second hearing to prove that this was indeed the case. If successful, it will be a legal first and will no doubt put an enormous onus on the UK government to combat the illegal levels of pollution seen in the city.  To put the severity of London’s pollution levels into perspective, hourly levels of NO2 must not breach 200 micrograms per cubic meter more than 18 times …

Injured iguana still in protective custody a month after owner swung it at an Ohio restaurant manager

A bright teal iguana with green flecks on its skin was named Copper by police. (Painesville Police Department) The reptile has remained in the protective custody of the Lake County Humane Society, which says she needs a surgery that would cost about $1,600; according to intake coordinator Allison Rothlisberger, the procedure can’t be done without the approval of a judge. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The Humane Society is seeking tax-deductible donations to pay for the surgery. For now, the animal is getting basic care to make it as comfortable as possible. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

Gabrielle Union Serves Up ‘Bring It On’ Cheers Recapping The Battle Of Winterfell With Jonathan Van Ness In EPIC ‘Gay Of Thrones’ – Watch! – Perez Hilton

Thankfully, Jonathan Van Ness was able to capture that epic-ness in this week’s Gay of Thrones recap, largely thanks to his guest, Gabrielle Union. Some particularly memorable moments include the hairstylist’s description of Evil Red Riding Hood’s (Melisandre, Carice van Houten) kinky fire play and the White Twerkers’ abush. Photos: Best ‘Game Of Thrones’ Memes From The Battle Of Winterfell! Like Ice Pence (the Night King), Gabby was not here to f**k around. “Martina Hingis’ storied tennis career.” The two continued to go back and forth with this metaphor until they got to Other highlights included the duo launching into an epic “Burr, It’s Cold In Here, There Must be Some *Dragons* in the Atmosphere” cheer and Van Ness comparing Ice Pence’s …

How Tulisa shaped one of the decade’s biggest hits

Her new single Daddy was released last month, the first of a three-single record deal she has signed. It’s captured attention with the help of its sexualised video – which sees a pink-haired Tulisa performing alongside pole-dancers while singing: “I wanna call you daddy, make you want all my love.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Britney Spears and Will.I.Am released, Scream And Shout, which Tulisa had originally recorded “And Will.I.Am heard it through the producer and, being a lot closer to him than I am, basically went ‘give me this record’.” Will had approached Tulisa to ask for her permission, but she was keen to keep the song for herself. Some discussion followed about whether they could team up …

Couple Spend 20 Years Replanting A Destroyed 4 Million Tree Rainforest

Sebastião Salgado returned home to Brazil in 1994 after spending years abroad. As a photographer, he’d just returned from a harrowing experience documenting the Rwandan genocide, expecting to find comfort in the tree-covered rainforest paradise he’d left behind.  However, when he got back to Minas Gerais, he found that the forest that had belonged to his parents had completely dried out and died due to deforestation and uncontrolled exploitation of its natural resources, especially iron ore. He and his wife acquired the land and decided to do something about it, spending the next 20 years replanting the entire forest. “The land was as sick as I was – everything was destroyed,” Salgado told the Guardian. “Only about 0.5% of the land was covered in trees. …

Buttigieg, husband attend Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class

PLAINS, Ga. – Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) and his husband, Chasten Glezman, have joined the large crowd at former President Jimmy Carter’s Sunday school class in Plains, Georgia. At Carter’s invitation Buttigieg stood and read from the Bible as part of the lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church. Carter told the audience that two other Democratic presidential candidates, Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar (KLOH’-buh-shar) of Minnesota, had previously attended his classes. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Kim Jong Un Supervises ‘Guided Weapons’ Test; Trump Says: ‘I’m With Him.’

North Korean leader Analysts believe one of the weapons was a Following earlier reports of the tests, President Donald Trump, oddly, tweeted Saturday: “I am with him,” referring to Kim. changed the word “missiles” to “projectiles” because it was unclear what was launched. violation of an inter-Korean military agreement. “Our military has ramped up surveillance and vigilance in case of a further launch from North Korea,” the Joint Chiefs said, reported The Washington Post. “South Korea and the The drill tested “large-caliber long-range multiple rocket launchers and Kim stressed the strike was needed for combat readiness to “defend the political sovereignty and economic self-sustenance” of the nation in the face of threats and invasion, KCNA reported. Tough the U.S. was not mentioned …

The Harrowing Inside Story Of A Harlem School Run By A Hate Group

NEW YORK — Ten years ago, “Daily Show” correspondent Jason Jones sat down to interview a pastor in the classic style of the program ― the correspondent played straight while talking to someone with ridiculous ideas. The interviewee, James Manning, had plenty. Manning, highlight of the interview one more time after thatSouthern Poverty Law Center the two units of which are called Great Tomorrow’s USA Elementary/Middle and Atlah High School. His persona there is anything but an entertaining spectacle. Around the same time Manning was gaining notoriety for his dangerous rhetoric, he locked a teenage boy named Sharif Hassan in the church’s basement, according to Hassan and several other congregants and students from that time. For three full school days …