Soft formed in Brooklyn in 2003, but the group did not begin performing live until more than a year afterwards; for this reason, they were not well known on the New York music scene despite receiving critical acclaim elsewhere. Prior to forming Soft, lead singer John Reineck had previously played in a band called The Siren Six! at the University of Minnesota, and spent a year in Osaka working for a noise music record label after college. The name "Soft" was given to the group by Mickey Madden from Maroon 5, who suggested it after the group opened for one of their shows. The group also opened for such acts as Kiss, Phantom Planet, Hot Chip, and Voxtrot. After releasing several EPs and an LP in Japan, the group's debut full-length, Gone Faded, was released on October 23, 2007. The band recorded a follow-up album in early 2008 with producer Chris Coady which was released in 2011 as Dogs.
Hot Club and the Smoke Machine (2006, Japan only release)
The decorative arts are arts or crafts concerned with the design and manufacture of beautiful objects that are also functional. It includes interior design, but not usually architecture. The decorative arts are often categorized in opposition to the "fine arts", namely, painting, drawing, photography, and large-scale sculpture, which generally have no function other than to be seen.
"Decorative" and "Fine" arts
The distinction between the decorative and the fine arts has essentially arisen from the post-Renaissance art of the West, where the distinction is for the most part meaningful. This distinction is much less meaningful when considering the art of other cultures and periods, where the most highly regarded works – or even all works – include those in decorative media. For example, Islamic art in many periods and places consists entirely of the decorative arts, as does the art of many traditional cultures. The distinction between decorative and fine arts is not very useful for appreciating Chinese art, and neither is it for understanding Early Medieval art in Europe. In that period in Europe, fine arts such as manuscript illumination and monumental sculpture existed, but the most prestigious works tended to be in goldsmith work, in cast metals such as bronze, or in other techniques such as ivory carving. Large-scale wall-paintings were much less regarded, crudely executed, and rarely mentioned in contemporary sources. They were probably seen as an inferior substitute for mosaic, which for this period must be viewed as a fine art, though in recent centuries mosaics have tended to be seen as decorative. The term "ars sacra" ("sacred arts") is sometimes used for medieval Christian art done in metal, ivory, textiles, and other high-value materials but not for rarer secular works from that period.
Fleas can survive in carpets and soft furnishings and can come out as soon as they sense a new host's breath, warmth or vibrations ... This is because you mostly find them on the edges of carpets as well as on other soft furnishings, such as beds ... other soft furnishings, such as beds.
What a thrill it’s been watching you tearing strips off everyone from Nadhim Zahawi to Michelle Mone...It’s been your appearances on morning TV, though, that have had me cheering ... Speaking truth to power from ITV’s soft furnishings, with Holly Willoughby looking on, qualifies as an almost revolutionary act in Britain in 2023 ... All the lolz to that ... .
King Charles is known to mend rather than spend — not least on his favourite old coats. Now he is seeking a soft furnishings upholsterer to keep the rooms at his palaces up to scratch. The Royal Household advert admits that the post — based at Windsor — will ‘stretch’ the successful applicant ...Royal ... Sex Education's Emma won't get carried away... Actor.
Soft things absorb sound ... in a kitchen.”As always, the balance between hard and soft materials is dictated by practicality as well as style ... When people speak of layering in the decorative sense, they’re often referring to soft furnishings and window dressings.
Whether it’s incorporating bold colours into your home accessories or your soft furnishings, giving your bedroom a dopamine boost can make waking up a little easier – and we’ve found nine dopamine-inducing pillows, duvets and sheets that will help bring instant joy, no matter the time of day.
Every pet parent understands the challenges of keeping a clean home for the well-being of every family member as well as the overall environment of the home healthy. Experiencing allergic reactions to pets can be difficult to manage ... Pet dander can remain airborne for long periods of time as well as stick to clothing and soft furnishings ... Also Read ... .
Below is a need-to-know list to help navigate the floods and the clean-up to come..Weather warnings...Calling for help ... West ... Bus ... Trains ... Those with insurance have been advised to contact their insurance company to confirm the process for disposing of storm-related waste, including building debris, soft furnishings and storm-damaged household items ... .
BargainHunter brings you the latest money saving ideas (Picture. Getty/Metro) ...Below you will find the weekly Bargain Hunter’s tips, Kara Gammell shares everyday life hacks that will save you money ... If you donate items to Oxfam (either clothing or soft furnishings), you can get a £5 voucher (to redeem against a £35 shop) at Marks & Spencer ... MORE .
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Flooded carpets, furnishings, and fridge/freezers should be treated as contaminated, and safely disposed of ... "Hard times will be ahead" - Simon Bridges. Photo / Mark Mitchell ... The InsuranceCouncil is telling people to photograph, remove and discard any water or mud-damaged goods that pose a health risk like saturated carpets and soft furnishings ... .