Make Holiday Gatherings Safe for All with Universal Design by Millea Living

The Judith Bench, by Millea Living, can be customized to fit any living environment. This image shows the bench with an adjustable chrome frame and water resistant raven seat with cashmere-feel finish.

The Judith Bench, by Millea Living, is welcoming to every person who enters the home. It offers comfort and dignity, providing assistance when needed to keep caregivers and loved ones safe.

Judith Bench, by Millea Living, is customizable. This image shows the bench with an adjustable chrome frame and water-resistant, solid frost seat with cashmere finish.

The Judith Bench features a cashmere-feel seat with removable storage caddy, easily adjustable height, non-slip feet and textured grab bar for ease of use, even in the bath.

The Judith Bench helps keep caregivers and loved ones safe by providing assistance when needed. This image shows the Judith bench with a solid frost seat and adjustable chrome frame. The bench is positioned in a bathtub for bath or shower use.

The Judith Bench provides secure seating for bath or shower. The cashmere-feel seat texture allows even fragile skin to glide easily across, and the removable storage caddy keeps supplies within reach. The waterfall seat allows for convenient transfer from a wheelchair.

Simple tips and furnishing inspired by universal design make holiday gatherings safer and more welcoming for all guests, regardless of age and ability

We blend engineering with artistry to create beautiful assistive furnishings that allow all people to live their lives with pride and purpose as they age or live with disability.”

— Jackie Millea, architect, designer, founder of Millea Living

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2019 / — Celebrating with friends and family is the hallmark of the holiday season. Yet, disability, aging, illness and injury can make visits difficult or even dangerous. Furnishings and tips inspired by universal design help ensure holiday gatherings are safe and welcoming for all loved ones.

Applying principles of universal design, an emerging class of designers is developing home products with aesthetic and functional qualities to serve all people. For more than two decades, award-winning architect and designer Jackie Millea has specialized in designing for all ages and abilities, and designing homes equipped for aging in place. She and her sister, Jennifer Noll, were inspired by years of tinkering with assistive devices to help their father, who was left quadriplegic after a stroke. The pair formed Millea Living to disrupt the medical furnishings industry by creating stylish, luxury furnishings with functional qualities to keep guests and caregivers safe.

“Connection with friends and family is fundamental to wellness,” said Millea, “yet it’s nearly impossible to find assistive devices that contribute to a warm, inviting environment. Despite major advances in technology and design, little improvement had been made to the same cold, clinical-looking devices available to our father three decades ago. We're determined that stylish furniture could also provide needed assistance, whether for natural physical declines due to aging, functional limitations of disability, or temporary setbacks caused by injury or illness. We blend engineering with artistry to create beautiful assistive furnishings that allow all people to live their lives with pride and purpose as they age or live with disability.”

The inaugural product from Millea Living, the Judith Bench, features a cashmere-feel, non-slip seat; waterfall seating for gentle transfer from a wheelchair; and non-slip rubber feet to ensure stability on any surface. Customizable and lightweight, the Judith Bench is designed to provide stylish seating throughout the home, for putting on shoes in the foyer and providing extra stability and in the shower. Millea is eager to expand the line to address additional needs. In fact, two products already are available for pre-order — the Judith Bench Wall Mount for shower and bath, and the Judith Bed Stability Rail.

The number of people who could benefit from assistive furnishings is expanding. Aging adults make up the fastest-growing population. Every 11 seconds a Baby Boomer turns 65 in the US — that’s 10,000 each day. Baby Boomers have changed many aspects of American life, from improving education, working conditions and wages to redesigning how we live by inspiring suburban life and the “family room.” They make up more than a quarter (28%) of the US population and command tremendous buying power, owning 80% of personal assets and generating 80% of the luxury travel industry. As they build, buy and remodel homes to support aging in place, they fuel a growing demand for luxury home products that promise confidence and comfort for years to come. Functional furnishings are also important tools to provide security and independence for many people living with disability. Injury, illness and pregnancy also create situations where added stability is welcome, if not essential. Rather than designing products solely to address unique needs of a specific audience, the concept of universal design encourages exploration of inclusive design solutions, pushing boundaries to enable use by as many people as possible, without compromising the integrity or quality of the product.

“Design plays a pivotal role in our wellness and the health of our relationships and communities,” adds Millea. “Allowing all people to live with dignity, autonomy and well-being contributes to a healthier society. By empowering greater connection within a safe environment, we all benefit from richer relationships and healthier communities.”

Even simple actions make a home environment safer and more broadly welcoming, suggests Millea, such as keeping floors free of clutter, removing obstructions to allow doors to open fully for wheelchair use, and ensuring good lighting. In winter months, keeping external entry areas free from ice is also an important consideration in cold-weather states.

To celebrate this season of family get-togethers and gift-giving, Millea Living is offering a 20% discount on the Judith Bench for the entire month of December. Learn more about the Judith bench at, where you can also sign to be notified of new product introductions and news via the Millea Living newsletter. Follow @MilleaLiving on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

Minneapolis-based Millea Living creates functional, beautiful furnishings for people of all ages and abilities, with respect, love and purpose. Millea Living offers premium, customizable finishes and coordinated product lines that add comfort, style and luxury to day-to-day life. Judith bench images available via link, or by request.

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Latest Report of Global Kids' Bikes Market 2019-2025|Trend,Application,Regional Analysis,Growth Rate and Competitors

The notable feature Kids' Bikes Market market report is, it has been summarized with market dynamics such as drivers, restraints and opportunities.

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, December 3, 2019 / —
Global Kids' Bikes Market

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Schwinn Bicycles
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$6,000 Reward Announced for Jimi Hendrix Shrine Auditorium 2/10/68 Concert Poster by Psychedelic Art Exchange

A $6,000 Reward is Offered For This Jimi Hendrix Shrine Auditorium 2/10/68 Concert Poster

A $6,000 Reward is Offered For This Jimi Hendrix Shrine Auditorium 2/10/68 Concert Poster

A $4000 Reward Is Offered For This Jimi Hendrix Fillmore East 5/10/68 Concert Poster

A $4000 Reward Is Offered For This Jimi Hendrix Fillmore East 5/10/68 Concert Poster

A $5,000 Reward is Offered For This Jimi Hendrix “Flying Eyeball” BG 105 Fillmore Auditorium 2/1/68 Concert Poster

A $5,000 Reward is Offered For This Jimi Hendrix “Flying Eyeball” BG 105 Fillmore Auditorium 2/1/68 Concert Poster

Nationwide search for vintage Jimi Hendrix concert posters offer record prices.

We’re hoping our record breaking $6,000 reward for this popular Hendrix poster pulls one or two out of the woodwork. Any condition and any quantity will be accepted.”

— Glen Trosch, President of Psychedelic Art Exchange

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, UNITED STATES, December 3, 2019 / — A $6,000 reward has just been announced by Psychedelic Art Exchange for anyone that has an authentic Jimi Hendrix Shrine Auditorium 2/10/68 concert poster. The poster was created to advertise one performance by Jimi Hendrix on Februray 10, 1968 in Los Angeles.

“The market for vintage concert posters is starting to heat up, so we decided to launch a nationwide search for vintage Jimi Hendrix concert posters,” explains Glen Trosch, President of Psychedelic Art Exchange. “We’re hoping our record breaking $6,000 reward for this popular Hendrix poster pulls one or two out of the woodwork. Any condition and any quantity will be accepted.”

If you have a Jimi Hendrix Shrine Auditorium 2/10/68 concert poster, or any other vintage Hendrix concert poster you wish to sell, you can claim the record prices being offered in this nationwide search.

For example, Psychedelic Art Exchange is offering a $4,000 reward for any Jimi Hendrix Fillmore East 5/10/68 concert poster, and an $5,000 reward for any Jimi Hendrix “Flying Eyeball” BG 105 Fillmore Auditorium 2/1/68 concert poster. To get top dollar for your vintage Jimi Hendrix concert poster, call Scott Tilson at 760-898-9837 or email

Psychedelic Art Exchange is the leading auction house-website to buy, sell, and learn about vintage concert posters. PAE maintains offices in Maryland, California, and Utah. A free Collectors Guide to Vintage Concert Posters, and searchable archive of past auction records with prices realized, descriptions, and enlargeable photos is available at

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Hot Sauce Depot and Beagle Freedom Project Team Up to Spread Awareness About Animal Testing On Giving Tuesday

Beagle Freedom Project Hot Sauce

$1 From Each Bottle of Beagle Freedom Project Hot Sauce Goes to BFP

The moment Amory chose Dawn at BFP's "Dallas" rescue in June of 2017.

The moment Amory chose Dawn at BFP’s “Dallas” rescue in June of 2017.

Hot Sauce Depot

Hot Sauce Depot

Hot Sauce Depot has partnered with Beagle Freedom Project to release a line of hot sauces to help raise funds for BFP. $1 from each bottle goes to BFP.

This is personal for us. I had found out about BFP through a pop-up on Facebook. I read more about them, then immediately signed Rick and I up to foster.”

— Dawn Morris

KELLER, TEXAS, 76244, December 2, 2019 / — Hot Sauce Depot has joined the #GivingTuesday Movement by partnering with Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) to create a line of hot sauces where a portion of proceeds is donated to BFP.

Rick and Dawn Morris are the owners of Hot Sauce Depot and parents to furbaby Amory, a BFP pup who was part of the "Dallas" rescue in June of 2017. The Morrises are longtime animal-lovers and BFP advocates who strongly denounce animal testing in laboratories. Their goal for this line of sauces is to raise both funds and awareness for the Beagle Freedom Project and its mission. Each sauce features a photo of a BFP rescue beagle on the label along with their story and an introduction to BFP. The hot sauce can be purchased through Hot Sauce Depot, and $1 from each purchased bottle goes directly to BFP.

“We already had a beagle, Indy, who was our baby, and we welcomed Amory, our BFP furbaby, into our home in June of 2017," states Dawn Morris. "[Amory's] ability to forgive and adapt to life outside of a cage is incredible. She loves people, treats, and most importantly food. She went from scared of grass to conquering it and eating the grass, from freezing and zoning out at the veterinarians to nipping and putting them in their place if they try to work on her.”

There are 8 hot sauces in the line, with each sauce showcasing a BFP rescue Beagle along with his or her personal rescue story. The Cayenne sauce features Freedom and Bigsby, BFP’s first two Beagles who were rescued in December of 2010. The Morrises’ own rescue beagle, Amory, is pictured on the XXX-tra Hot Garlic Habanero sauce.

About Hot Sauce Depot
Hot Sauce Depot is a leading distributor of hot sauce, BBQ sauce, salsas, and spicy snacks, carrying approximately 50 unique brands in addition to private label sauces, Hot Sauce Depot distributes to retailers, restaurants, national chains, and food markets all over the world from their headquarters in Keller, Texas.

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Beagle Freedom Project (BFP) is a non-profit animal rescue and advocacy organization. Since 2010, BFP has been rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming animals used in laboratory testing and experimental research as well as animals subjected to other forms of cruelty, abuse, and neglect around the world.

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Contessa Gallery Celebrating Their 20th Anniversary at the 30th Anniversary of Art Miami Fairs

Mr. Brainwash “Subway” 2019, Mixed Media on Aluminum, Plywood and Plexiglass Multi Panel Train, 72x200in.

Mr. Brainwash “Subway” 2019, Mixed Media on Aluminum, Plywood and Plexiglass Multi Panel Train, 72x200in.

Maria Svarbova “Mountains” 2019, Archival Pigment Print, 35 2/5  x 35 2/5 in

Maria Svarbova “Mountains” 2019, Archival Pigment Print, 35 2/5 x 35 2/5 in

Hijack “Fame Girl” 2019, Mixed Media on Canvas, 52x100 in.

Hijack “Fame Girl” 2019, Mixed Media on Canvas, 52×100 in.

Daniele Sigalot “Muhammad Ali” 2019, Acrylic Varnish on Aluminum, 98 ½ x 78 ¾ in.

Daniele Sigalot “Muhammad Ali” 2019, Acrylic Varnish on Aluminum, 98 ½ x 78 ¾ in.

Brendan Murphy “Only If You Ask” 2019, Oil, Acrylic, and Gouache on Canvas, 72x96 in.

Brendan Murphy “Only If You Ask” 2019, Oil, Acrylic, and Gouache on Canvas, 72×96 in.

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, PALM BEACH, December 2, 2019 / — Contessa Gallery will be participating in the 30th annual Art Miami Fair. Over the past 30 years, Art Miami has established a well-known reputation for providing fine art collectors with the latest in high quality Contemporary and Modern Art. The fair will begin on December 3rd and run through December 8, 2019. Contessa Gallery is thrilled to present the most recent works by Mr. Brainwash, Brendan Murphy, Hijack, Maria Svarbova, Daniele Sigalot, and David Drebin. This year Contessa Gallery has gone big and bold. This will be the highly anticipated Art Miami/Basel Week debut of Mr. Brainwash’s impressive new Subway piece, the world premiere of Brendan Murphy’s latest chrome sculptures, added new works to Maria Svarbova’s Swimming Pool series, and all new works by Hijack, Daniele Sigalot and David Drebin.

Mr. Brainwash (born Thierry Guetta in 1966) began his artistic career over 17 years ago documenting the underground world of street artists. Eventually this endeavor introduced him to Banksy, who is arguably the most anonymous and famous street artist living today. With the encouragement of Banksy, Guetta began creating his own street art. In 2008, Mr. Brainwash produced an explosive first solo show, Life is Beautiful. The epic display of hundreds of breakthrough works revolutionized the art scene not only in Los Angeles, where the show was held, but worldwide. This phenomenal exhibition skyrocketed Mr. Brainwash’s popularity. His artistic evolution is chronicled in the Academy Award nominated documentary, Exit Through the Gift Shop, coincidently directed by Banksy. Known for his stylistic combination of pop and street art, Guetta creates his works by brilliantly fusing together historical pop imagery with contemporary cultural iconography. This year the gallery is excited to showcase the artist’s continual revolutionary experimentation with new media and subject matter. The special exhibition will showcase his newest broken vinyl record collages, which give both material and subject a new life by “making singers live forever with what they sold.” Mr. Brainwash will also be showcasing a show stopping work of art that features a multi-panel Subway train which consists of mixed media on Aluminum, Plywood, and Plexiglass.

With popular demand, Contessa Gallery is bringing back Hijack this year with all new exciting work that brings viewers attention to todays modern generation. Contessa Gallery will highlight Hijack’s continual evolvement as a studio fine Art Star, in addition to being one of the world’s most respected street and graffiti artists. His talent is showcased in his detailed stencil and oil work, controlled paint drips and striking urban compositions. Working at the intersection between street art and fine art, Hijack presents a refreshing future for the next generation of artists.

A world-renowned artist, Brendan Murphy pushes the walls of creativity beyond the confines of the canvas and has since explored 3-dimensional work, concept pieces, and a wide range of different materials. In doing so, Brendan has developed his own style, a definitively dynamic mix of the abstract and figurative form. Brendan’s talent lies in his ability to balance these various elements of exploration against the backdrop of his greatest inspirations: formulas, equations, relationships, and the spectrum of human emotion. Along with recent paintings from his iconic Chalkboard Series, Contessa Gallery is excited to premiere an all new series of unique, chrome sculptures that are extraordinary in scale and technique. These sculptures are created using a process exclusive to Murphy, resulting in a vibrant chrome-based painted finish. The gallery is looking forward to debuting these exciting new works at Art Miami.

Through his massive paper plane installations made out of aluminum and stainless steel sculptures, Daniele Sigalot is gaining critical acclaim in the fine art world, with major museum shows highlighting his talent. The center of his research spins around the ambiguity between the perception of the materials he uses and their actual nature. His iconic paper plane installations appear ephemeral at first glance, but are in actuality hand-crafted out of metal. This year will be the Art Basel Miami premiere of his latest and greatest body of work to date. “Muhammad Ali,” featuring 2,000 units of handmade aluminum post-it notes, a new dynamic plane sculpture installation, “13 Attempts of Greatness,” and “It Doesn’t Take Magritte to Say this is Not a Paper Plane”.

David Drebin is one of the most successful and highly collected multi-disciplinary artists working today. The gallery will display new, never before seen photographs, light-boxes, and neon light installations by the artist at Art Miami. His works are compilations of alluring fantasies, didactic landscapes and mysterious circumstances, all in some way or another idyllic in appearance.

Maria Svarbova’s Swimming Pool series will be brought again to Art Miami this year with new 2019 photographs added to the collection. Maria Svarbova (B. 1988 – ) is an up and coming game changer in the contemporary art world giving a fresh take on portrait photography. Born in Slovakia one year prior to the end of communism, Svarbova explores the relationship between Socialist era architecture and public space and pulls from the geometric visual elements of functionalist design. Her distinct style departs from traditional portraiture and focuses on experimentation with space, color, and atmosphere. Carefully composed figures create thematic, dream-like scenes with ordinary objects. Her elegant and thought-provoking photographs evoke a contemplative silence, and her postmodern vision boldly articulates a dialogue of the isolation of the human experience.

About Contessa Gallery

Founded in 1999, Contessa Gallery is a Fine Art Dealers Association member (FADA) that offers artworks of exceedingly high quality as well as art acquisition counsel to collectors, museums and institutions. Areas of expertise include pre-20th century, Modern and Contemporary sculpture, paintings, and photography and works on paper. Contessa Gallery is collector focused, with a mission to assist clients in developing collections that have deep personal meaning. Contessa Gallery encourages its clients to view their collections as a legacy that can be passed down through generations or to art institutions.

The gallery continues to expand its clientele and reputation through its participation in prestigious art fairs, such as; Art Miami, Art New York and Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary. At the philanthropic level, Contessa Gallery aims to make a difference in the community through the contribution of time, expertise, sponsorship and educational programming for museums and organizations dedicated to the arts.

For more detailed information about the gallery, its artists, exhibition history, art fair schedule and philanthropic support, please visit our website: or contact Steve Hartman at 216-956-2825 or via email:

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Turning Puzzles into Robots

ActivePuzzle in Action

ActivePuzzle in Action

ActivePuzzle Puzzles on Table

ActivePuzzle Puzzles on Table

ActivePuzzle is a new robot-building game where blocks are puzzle pieces.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, ISRAEL, December 1, 2019 / — ActivePuzzle is an innovative technology company that develops imaginative and educational products for the early advancement of children. The ActivePuzzle game developed by the company is an interactive robotic puzzle for kids. Designed to harness children’s enjoyment of puzzles and robots, and turn it into computational thinking experiences, ActivePuzzle teaches kids STEM concepts, logic and problem-solving skills in an innovative method. Through puzzles and robots, kids maintain a sense of spatial and tactile awareness rather than the tunnel vision that accompanies standard 2D puzzles or video games.

“Technology should be taught in a language children understand,” said Meir Sela, the founder of ActivePuzzle. “I got together with a team of creative people who shared the same vision; we wanted to teach children technology using their own language, one that they learn before they even start talking… Puzzles!”

Expressing technology ideas using puzzles makes ActivePuzzle the simplest robotics on earth. ActivePuzzle doesn’t rely on coding or computer screens — simply snap puzzle pieces together to form robots. That makes ActivePuzzle a great platform for invention and innovation. ActivePuzzle is easy to get the hang of — if you can build puzzles, you can create robots.

Each puzzle piece implements a certain function: the battery piece supplies electric power to the circuit, the proximity sensor “sees” objects, the motor drives a wheel or fan, etc. ActivePuzzle robots are based on the Braitenberg Vehicle principle: input pieces trigger adjacent output pieces. For instance, when a light sensor puzzle is connected to a motor puzzle, the motor will run faster as the light on the sensor gets more intense.

ActivePuzzle is for children aged 8+ and for those with young minds who want to build robots and to learn how they work. Additionally, educators can use ActivePuzzle to teach STEM: the game is very intuitive and simple to learn, and there are a large number of scientific and technological concepts that can be taught using ActivePuzzle. One important characteristic of ActivePuzzle is its being a gender-neutral game: the puzzle language makes girls feel natural and confident, and the game activities strengthen their self-efficacy.

Benefits of ActivePuzzle:
• Improves STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and math) while playing
• Develops computational thinking, along with logic and problem-solving skills
• Develops spatial cognition capabilities
• Encourages creativity and innovation
• A really fun game to all family!

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