February 19, 2019 12:02 PM SHARE Jessi Roberts is the founder and co-owner of Cheekys, a business on track to have upwards of $10 million in sales this year, all from her setup in downtown New Plymouth, Idaho. Katherine Jones Jonni Smith is one of Cheekys 30 employees. She “does a little bit of everything,” including pulling orders in the Cheekys warehouse. Katherine Jones [email protected] Ensconced in her first official office, Jessi Roberts is the “Backroads Boss Lady,” the founder and co-owner of Cheekys, a multi-million dollar online enterprise, which she operates from several nondescript storefronts in New Plymouth. Since going digital in 2004, this a small-town Idaho company has grown into large online presence. Katherine Jones [email protected] 1 of 3 i By Katy Moeller [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story A longhorn skull … [Read more...] about Jessi Roberts turned a small-town clothing store into a cheeky online success story
Shade room store
Their names are Vince Marie and Priscilla Costa. She’s an artist, wedding-gown designer and business owner. He runs a creative production agency called High Heels and Bananas. Vince is a widower. He lost Janine, his wife of 27 years, to an aneurysm the day before the Eagles won the Super Bowl in February 2018. When those memories surface, he wipes away some of his tears, and Priscilla helps with the rest. Priscilla, who came to this country from her native Brazil in the early 2000s, is recently divorced. Fueled by a creative spirit, she’s quick to laugh and hasn’t lost much of her homeland’s accent or joie de vivre.Neither one of them has time for people who choose to tear others down. It's a theme revisited countless times during a conversation Monday that lasted a couple of hours. Snuggled on a couch in the Maple Glen, Montgomery County home they’re trying to sell, they finish each other’s sentences like people who have been together for decades. … [Read more...] about An intimate chat with the couple selling the ’50 Shades of Maple Glen’ home
Ayesha Curry and her husband, Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, pose for pictures during the preview of her new Homemade store at Jack London Square in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) OAKLAND, CA: FEBRUARY 1: A view of Ayesha Curry’s new Homemade store at Jack London Square in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) OAKLAND, CA: FEBRUARY 1: Ayesha Curry hugs Makhaya McKinney, 10, of Oakland, during the preview of her new Homemade store at Jack London Square in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) OAKLAND, CA: FEBRUARY 1: Bed linens are seen during a preview of Ayesha Curry’s new Homemade store at Jack London Square in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group) OAKLAND, CA: FEBRUARY 1: Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry talks with visitors during the preview of his wife Ayesha Curry’s … [Read more...] about First peek: Ayesha Curry’s new Homemade retail store
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Europe | This Quirky Car Is Japanese. But There’s ‘Something Very British’ About It. Supported by Britain Dispatch ByRichard Pérez-Peña Jan. 11, 2019 LONDON — It just might be the most adorable thing on four wheels. People smile when one cruises by. They point, they wave, they use the word “cute” a lot, and they ask, “What is that?” The tiny Nissan Figaro has an almost cartoonish design that is guaranteed to stand out. To an American living in Britain, who regularly spots pristine Figaros, it would appear to be a highly popular model that was made recently. Every part of that guess is wrong: The Figaro is rather old, built for the 1991 model year, and there never were large numbers anywhere. Nissan never even exported it from Japan. Yet here it is in … [Read more...] about This Quirky Car Is Japanese. But There’s ‘Something Very British’ About It.
Ikea is finally introducing low-cost, motorized smart blinds. Called Fyrtur, the blinds will be available in all of Ikea’s United States stores starting April 1, an Ikea spokeswoman tells Fast Company via email. The smart blind is made of a “block-out” fabric, an opaque finish that will completely stop sunlight, similar to the fabric used on the existing company’s Tretur manual blinds. (There will also be a translucent version called Kadrilj, but it won’t be available in the U.S.). Ikea started launching smart-home products back in 2017, when it debuted a full line of connected lighting products. The blinds are the next step in its ongoing home automation strategy. The blinds require no electrical installation whatsoever: They use a lithium-ion battery pack that can be recharged with an USB power brick, which is included in the box. You can also buy additional battery packs if you’re not patient enough to wait for the packs to recharge … [Read more...] about It’s official: Ikea’s smart blinds are coming to the U.S. this spring