Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: Looking for a new feline friend to add to your household? Come along and meet a number of spayed, neutered and fully vaccinated cats at Kittysnip’s adoption days - taking place at several location across Dubai.
The Dubai-based animal welfare group will host the adoption days throughout November to rehome abandoned or neglected cats and kittens that are in desperate need of a new family.
11am to 5pm every Friday throughout November at the Dubai Garden Centre (Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 40), 11am to 5pm on Friday 9, 16, 23 at The Pet Shop, Al Quoz and 10.30am-4.30pm on Saturday 10th and 24th at The Courtyard. Adoption fees apply.
Dubai, UAE, November 06, 2018: Banished to the garden since the 1970s, rattan is taking pride of its place indoors again and are firmly establishing our interiors. As signifiers of a certain type of contemporary style, they are the antithesis of ostentatious and have fast become the homeware of choice in living spaces across the region. Home and Soul Dubai, the unique lifestyle retail concept store, have introduced a beautiful new rattan collection to their homeware offering: from seats to coffee tables, each item promises to add the perfect relaxed feeling to any home.
Rattan is a timeless material and can be placed both indoors and outdoors. It is made from the core of the rattan plant, which grows naturally in tropical climates and can hold up in both humid and high temperatures – ideal for any household in the ......read more
The leading German paint manufacturer expands it presence across UAE with yet another brand new store
SHARJAH - November 06, 2018: Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paints and coating solutions, launched its new showroom at Beena centre, King Faisal Street. Caparol achieves a milestone with the opening of the new store in UAE. The store showcases an array of innovative products and finishes aimed at supporting contractor companies - interior designers, paint professionals and home owners to select the most modern and sustainable products for their needs.
Caparol Paints designed the new showroom to portray the brand’s German roots by displaying both conventional and modern product ranges. The store marks Caparol’s commitment to strengthen and support its regional reach and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 November 2018: IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, maintains its promises of quality and customer satisfaction, with its guarantees of up to 25 years for a vast selection of its products.
Maintaining high quality standards, the IKEA product range is crafted to bring together elements of excellent craftsmanship and designer looks, promising the customer a product that not only looks good, but can also retain its superior build for a long time. Ranging from small products such as a hand shower to larger products like couches and kitchen systems, IKEA promises a build quality that rivals no other.
With a goal to maintain the customers trust, IKEA is reputed for its attention to quality and its guarantees for selected lines of products. With such an immense ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018: Danube Home, part of Dubai-based diversified business conglomerate Danube Group, has opened its first store in Hyderabad, India today. The store is spread across 60,000 square feet and is located at the largest malls of India, Sarath City Capital Mall, Gachibowli. It will offer 30,000 affordable home furnishing products ranging from soft to hard furnishings under one roof. The products are sourced from 20 plus countries such as US, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Malaysia etc. and more than 30% of the products are sourced from India.
The brand is known for its world class quality with excellent after sales service and pocket friendly price across Middle East. In addition to this, customers shall enjoy free interior designing services from expert interior designers based out of the store. Danube Group ......read more
Coffee Table book “Motion Buildings Meeting Places“ launched at d3 Dubai
Dubai, UAE - November 04, 2018: With retail playing an integral role in elevating Dubai on the global stage, leading retail architecture firm, Design International are launching their own international journey in a hard back edition of “Motion Buildings, Meeting Places” at their office in the Design District in the presence of clients, media and local dignitaries.
The book highlights key take home design messages by the partners at Design International who take us back down memory lane when Design International began and how over the years the founding partners have transformed the standard design of shopping malls and buildings into functional and yet unique immersive environments.
Paul Molle talks about the ......read more
GROHE continues to position itself as a full-service provider in the bathroom
Slim and minimalist design ensures consistent flow of form and functionality
PerfectMatch solutions with seven different models
Dubai, United Arab Emirates , 1 November 2018. Whether it is for a new build or a bathroom remodelling project, the needs for a comfortable, but at the same time modern designed spa bathroom increase. Therefore, contemporary solutions provide not only satisfaction that lasts for decades, but in many cases also a visual enhancement. With the extra-low-profile GROHE shower trays, design accents can be set that ultimately increase the property’s value. Especially a bathroom without substantial edges and steps stands for timeless and barrier-free architecture.
With its unique and ......read more
Gift your loved ones aesthetically pleasing items combined with functionality
Dubai, UAE (October 30, 2018): When the festivities are around the corner, there is a lot of hustle to decorate your house with the latest trends or find the perfect gift for your loved ones. Upscale furniture retailer, Western Furniture, has put together some thoughtful and beautiful, purely decor accents for your home decor obsessed friend or family member. The furniture retailer’s showroom showcases a captivating collection from the furniture industry’s crème de la crème Italian brands such as Natuzzi Italia, Reflex Angelo, Flou, Gruppo Tomasella, Gamma, Calligaris, Draenert and Bonaldo.
Customers can find an eclectic collection of home furnishing products designed by various well known personalities enhancing the ......read more
Dubai, October 27, 2018: Al-Futtaim ACE has a PRICE CRASH promotion with up to 25% off selected products, including Home, Outdoor Garden, Automotive, Paint, DIY and select pet products. There are also special offers for Diwali.
Details of the event:
Event: Al-Futtaim ACE PRICE CRASH
Date: October 24 and 28 – online only ; October 25 to 27 – in-stores and online
Venue: Al-Futtaim ACE stores and online at acehardwareme.com
Al-Futtaim ACE stores offer a wide selection of Outdoor Lifestyle, Gardening, Home Living, Paint & Décor, DIY, Automotive and Pet care products. With more than 33,000 great products, Al-Futtaim ACE offers world-class brands such as WILKO, Karcher, Black & Decker, Makita, Clark + Kensington, Weber, Gardena and Leisuregrow. In addition, all stores also have ......read more
Dubai, October 23, 2018: It’s everyone’s favourite time of year and Al-Futtaim ACE has just announced that its festive collection will be available starting October 17 across its stores in the UAE and also online at acehardwareme.com.
With a collection featuring modern and the traditional, festive decoration will never be easier as the home improvement and lifestyle store, introduces its new seasonal collection with an extensive range of products from indoor and outdoor decorations, gifting, dining wear, a selection of gift wrapping and artificial and natural Christmas trees.
The collection includes eight seasonal must-have themes including the fun, funky and indulgent individual pieces of festive adornment from Kitsch-mas and combining crisp crystal elements, feathering glass and handmade ......read more
17th October, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Danube Home, the UAE's leading home improvement brand is launching a ‘Pink Weekend’ campaign to offer free of cost consultation by a gynaecologist at Danube Home Sheikh Zayed showroom on 26th and 27th October 2018 in order to raise awareness about women’s health related issues, breast cancer in particular.
The World Health Organisation's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) states that breast cancer accounted for more than 20 percent of the total 4,707 new cancer cases that were found in the UAE in 2018. As per the date one in five men and one in six women worldwide develop cancer during their lifetime, and one in eight men and one in 11 women die from the disease. Hence to raise awareness about this devastating disease the group initiated ......read more
Grab all your favourite items from the store at amazing prices, and take it home VAT-free!
Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018: PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, brings you the season’s biggest clearance sale of the season.
Save big with the Mega Clearance sale, where you can shop your favourite items at pocket-friendly prices. Not only that, all your shopping will be VAT-free, so you can shop to your heart’s content.
The store features diverse collections, including Traditional, Classic, Rustic, Country, and Victorian themes that are chosen to suit the needs and taste of their customers. PAN Emirates imports their products from countries like Turkey, Egypt, USA, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, China, Italy, Germany, and India, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 13, 2018: Obesity is a major health concern for today’s pet cats and dogs, and successful weight management can save your furry friend’s life. However, the weight loss process can be extremely challenging, especially for the most obese animals (and their loving owners). With the right diet, and appropriate exercise, however, you can quickly improve your pet’s quality of life and give them a much better chance of living a longer and happier life.
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention pets are increasingly being diagnosed with clinical obesity, which is far worse than being just a little bit overweight. A 2017 survey conducted by this organisation showed that 56 percent of dogs and 60 percent of cats were classified as obese or overweight by their ......read more
Add a touch of modern luxury to your home with stylish and elegant home accessories from John Lewis, seen only at Robinsons Department store
Dubai, UAE, October 09, 2018: This Autumn, give your home a picture-perfect seasonal update with John Lewis’s new Collectors House range, available exclusively at Robinsons in Dubai Festival City Mall.
John Lewis, Collectors House, Available at Robinsons
The Collectors House edition features a stunning selection of products for the home that celebrate modern luxury and add a touch of elegance to your living space. Based on the John Lewis archives, the new range draws from individual influencers and focuses on reimagined prints that can be found across textiles, décor and home accessories.
This season, customers can choose from a great ......read more
35% of people living in cities say they feel more at home away from home
64% of all people would rather live in a small home in a great location than a big home in a less ideal location
60% of all people are ready to create a life at home that’s different from the one they were brought up in
Dubai, UAE, October 08, 2018: The traditional idea of where we get the feeling of home has been disrupted, according to a global research project by IKEA Group. The fifth edition of the Life at Home Report – an annual study into domestic living trends around the world – found that 29% of people globally say there are places where they feel more at home than the space they live in. The research also observed a significant increase in this feeling amongst people who live in cities, where the ......read more
AXOR x Design Hotels™ Bring Together 25 Years of Design Excellence and Architectural Competence
Dubai, UAE, 8 October 2018: As of October, AXOR, the design brand of the Hansgrohe Group, will be the official partner of Design Hotels™. This partnership enables member properties of the Design Hotels™ community to take advantage of recommendations for bathroom interior design provided by their marketing platform. With this step, the two companies will merge their 25-year histories of pioneering and marketing unique design objects, and promoting architecturally sophisticated, privately owned hotels. From Hong Kong to Mexico, AXOR taps, showerheads and accessories are regularly featured in Design Hotels™ member properties; for example, in the Hotel Liberty, a former prison in Offenburg/Germany, the ......read more
Dubai, October 07, 2018: Winter brings with it lower temperatures, a need for hot chocolate and a mood to snuggle in. As the temperatures continue to dip in the UAE, house parties are being shifted outdoors but homes will always remain the place to unwind, light some candles and relax. As we wreak havoc to our wardrobes to find warmer clothes, a home makeover seems inevitable to go with the upcoming cooler months.
Incorporating suitable weather oriented colours into homes transforms a living space, makes it trendy and creates a lasting impression on those that visit. This winter Caparol Paints throws all caution to the winds and creates a palette that incorporates pastels and darker hues. Painted in different ways the colours become a part of transforming the living space.
Along with providing ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 02, 2018: Kittysnip, a Dubai-based animal welfare group, is hosting pet adoption days to rehome abandoned or neglected cats and kittens that are in desperate need of a new family.
Come and meet a number of spayed, neutered and fully vaccinated cats at the adoption days, taking place this weekend and over the course of October, at several locations across Dubai.
11am to 5pm on Fridays, 5th,12th and 26th October at The Pet Shop, Al Quoz, every Friday 11.00am to 5pm at Dubai Garden Centre (Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 40), Al Quoz, and 10:30am-4:30pm on Saturdays 13th and 27th at the Courtyard. Adoption fees apply.
These cylindrical beauties champion innovation, functionality and sturdiness in every bathroom
Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018: Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, has launched a new hip range of bathroom mixers; Its name: Ceraline.
Following a cylindrical design pattern, a prominent present-day trend in the UK, EU and Middle East, Ceraline range is in keeping with the high standard of all Ideal Standard’s products. Its cylindrical shape provides a soft and stylish elegance for all the collection; one that checks the ‘versatility box’ too. With six different basin mixers, both rim-mounted and built-in, with bidet, bath and shower mixers wall mounted and built-in, there is no need that remains uncovered. ......read more
Where comfort meets contemporary
Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018: From the smallest of apartments to the grandest of villas, there is one item of furniture that can be found in all of them – a sofa. As the living area is an essential spot in a home, it’s important to ensure you purchase a sofa or chair that suits your desires and design needs. Home and Soul Dubai, the ulti-mate lifestyle destination for transforming your home, has released their new collection of stylish and modern seating, each product promising to be the perfect new addition for any home.
The new seating collection blends form and functionality beautifully to ensure you can make the most of any living space. From a simplistic three-piece sofa to natural rattan chair, each design can help transform an ordinary room into a one-of-a kind hangout that ......read more
Fourth interpretation of the MINI Living Urban Cabin concept presented at the architecture exhibition China House Vision draws on traditional Beijing forms of housing as well as developing innovative ideas for maximum quality of living within a minimum space.
Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018: MINI presents the latest MINI LIVING Urban Cabin at the interdisciplinary architecture exhibition China House Vision in Beijing from 21 September to 4 November 2018. The micro-apartment concept was developed in cooperation with local architect Dayong Sun.
The Urban Cabin in Beijing is now the fourth interpretation of the concept developed by MINI LIVING last year. The Urban Cabin provides temporary living space with a high degree of flexibility and lots of possibilities – on a surface area of just 15 m2.
One particular design ......read more
UAE, Dubai; 27 September 2018: 2XL Furniture and Home Décor, the leading furniture, and home accessories brand in the UAE, has launched the mesmerizing beige Lego living room furniture for modern homes.
Lego sofa set is simple, elegant and features a slim edge and golden tinge legs. Made with pine wood and soft foam, Lego makes for a comfortable seating experience. The beige color is a beautiful basic color that goes well with any wall color or accessory. The thin golden finished legs of this sofa give a luxurious look to the room. Dark flooring will help to highlight the simplicity of the sofa set.
According to Amit Yadav, marketing manager, 2XL, “With clean lines, curves and a burst of golden tinge, Lego creates an understated look perfect for modern living rooms. Beige living room furniture, like Lego, holds a ......read more
Dyson revealed the Dyson Cyclone V10 TM cord-free vacuum, which will set the path for vacuum cleaner technology for the next decade. “It’s why we’ve stopped developing corded vacuums”.
The new Dyson digital motor V10 is the fastest and most advanced Dyson digital motor, spinning at up to 125,000 rpm and giving the new vacuum the most powerful suction of any cylinder vacuum.
Dyson also unveiled the new Dyson Pure Cool™ purifying fans which clean every corner of the room. The machines reveal the indoor pollution you can’t see – new LCD display reports pollutants in the home in real time, and then reacts automatically using a unique Dyson algorithm.
The Dyson Pure Cool TM purifying fans feature a 360 degree fully-sealed filter system to capture 99.95% of microscopic allergens ......read more
26th September, 2018; Dubai, UAE: Danube Home, the UAE's leading home improvement brand announced its exclusive Garden Collection 2019 and launched its much awaited Ahlan – Loyalty program on 25th of September 2018 at Emirates Hills – Sajan’s Villa. Present on the occasion were Adel Sajan - Director Danube Group, Shubhojit Mahalanobis - General Manager Danube Home, Sayed Habib - General Manager buying along with other senior management of the company. As part of the garden launch, a new 2018/19 catalogue was introduced featuring more than 1500 items, serving as a complete resource guide for outdoor furniture, accessories and lifestyle living.
The concept of this new catalogue is – ‘Beyond the doors’ which showcases four uniquely designed themes named as Tropical, Vintage, Urban ......read more
Dubai, UAE; September 19, 2018: Hormann, a leading provider of doors and gates in the region, has introduced a new door type- V4015 SEL Alu-R, that comes with an innovative tubular drive and high-speed process, making it ideal for tight spaces. It is safe and economical as it is equipped with the standard light grille and SoftEdge profile for a high level of security, to prevent door system damage by stopping the door immediately if a person or vehicle is in the door opening. These features make the door suitable for different sectors including general stores, hotels, homes, food and beverages stores, textiles, and furniture stores.
“The flexible V4015 door is a great choice for those who have a limited space. It is developed keeping our client needs in mind regardless of the size of the space they have,” said ......read more
Dubai, September 18, 2018: As residents look to enjoy their outdoor space during the cooler months, home improvement and lifestyle store, Al-Futtaim ACE has the perfect solution to refresh or revitalize their garden or balcony.
The Al-Futtaim company has just launched its exciting Outdoor collection with hundreds of new products that will provide plenty of inspiration for customers to ......read more
The renowned French outdoor furniture brand for hotels and resorts will display the latest collections and innovative designs from September 16-18, 2018 - DWTC
Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2018: Mousses Etoiles, a leading French manufacturer of luxurious outdoor furniture, will be exhibiting their latest range at The Leisure Show Dubai, from the 16th to the 18th September in Hall ......read more
Enjoy a wide variety of designs and combinations to suit every budget at one of the biggest bedroom festivals this year!
PAN Emirates launches bedroom festival up to 70 per cent discounts
PAN Emirates offers pre-arranged sets from cost effective
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 12, 2018: PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and ......read more
Meets every modern bathroom’s desire to balance functionality and aesthetic appeal
Dubai, September 12, 2018: Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, has unveiled Esedra – a classic contemporary ceramic range that ticks every box in the requirement list of a modern ......read more
Dubai, UAE; September 06, 2018: Hormann, a leading provider of doors and gates in the region, has introduced V2012 - a specialized door for supermarkets. This fully equipped door is a safe internal door for commercial enterprises with high customer frequency. The door comes with an operator and shaft cover manufactured with standard light grille (monitoring height 350 mm) and ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 5th September, 2018: Eros Group, distributor of world-renowned brands like Samsung, Hitachi, Linksys, TCL, Midea, Sonos and many more unveiled exciting promotional offers for Midea products. This offer will run from the 6th of September till the 6th October 2018 only at Midea Showroom, Eros Digital Home, Level 2, Burjuman.
Patrons will be able to ......read more
Dubai, September 05, 2018: Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paint and coating solutions, provided professional training to a group of 15 Architects and Interiors stream students of Ajman University in infrastructure painting system as part of the Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) competition.
The team of 15 students under the name “Team Aqua Green” received ......read more
City Centre Mirdif opens with VIP event and weekend sales
Dubai, UAE, 3 September 2018: Danish retail chain, JYSK, pronounced ‘yusk’, has today announced the opening of its second store located in City Centre Mirdif with a grand VIP launch and family fun activities over the weekend.
Following the hugely successful opening of its debut location in Umm Suqeim ......read more
2XL also offers customers the chance to win 100 Swiss gold bars during the month of September
Dubai, UAE; 03 September, 2018: 2XL Furniture and Home Décor, the leading luxury furniture and home accessories brand in the UAE, has launched their Hemlock corner sofa set in dark grey for modern living rooms.
Hemlock corner sofa is both stylish and flexible. The polyester fabric and ......read more
Dubai, August 19, 2018: Caparol Paints, the German leader in the global paints industry, recently signed strategic partnership agreements with a number of contractors from Iraq to increase its market reach in the country.
Caparol hosted contractors from various parts of Iraq to provide them with firsthand experience of Caparol’s paints and techniques. This is part ......read more
Newly launched 2019 catalogue makes its way to the UAE celebrating the different ways we live at home
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 August 2018: IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, has launched the 2019 catalogue in its 75th year, at an exclusive event at Marsa Plaza - Dubai Festival City, Residential Apartments by celebrating the many ......read more
Dubai, UAE; 15 August, 2018: 2XL Furniture and Home Décor, leading luxury furniture and home accessories brand in the UAE, has launched their stylish Nicola dining table and chairs designed to make dining an experience to be cherished. The set consists of a stunning grey and golden dining table and six chairs, all made of fine beech solid wood.
The chairs are cushioned and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018: A new study from the Conservation Ecology Research Unit (CERU) at the University of Pretoria set out to unravel migration in the world’s largest terrestrial mammal - the savanna elephant.
Migration, a term often associated with wildebeest in the Serengeti, is more common amongst large mammals than one might think, particularly in species that inhabit ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 11, 2018: 2XL, the homegrown luxury furniture and home décor brand, has upgraded their e-commerce services with the launch of ‘cash on delivery’ option on orders of accessories worth AED 500 to AED 2000.
The user-friendly website- www.2xlme.com- features latest products from 2XL’s collections. All products are delivered in three working days ......read more
A formula for styling coffee tables
Dubai, UAE, August 06, 2018: Coffee tables have been a focal point of any living room for years. This piece of furniture is put to a myriad of uses every day. It can be used as a display for a fresh set of roses or an enticing book. A well-designed table can complement the look and decor of the space.
However, choosing the right table is ......read more
Core revenues increased by 2.6% to AED 678.4m year on year
Tile and sanitaryware revenues increased 2.7% in UAE, 17.2% in Saudi Arabia, 2.2% in India and 6.0% in Europe year on year.
Tableware revenue increased 25.5% year on year due to growth in Europe and US markets
Core gross profit margin reached an all-time high of 34.7%, increasing by 50bps
Ras Al Khaimah, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 01, 2018: One cannot deny that the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in our home, so it gets difficult to keep it tidy and organized. Transforming the bathroom into an exciting and comforting space is not easy. Everyone’s bathroom is different and there’s no one-size-fits-all formula. However, the right tips to keep the bathroom organized and uncluttered, ......read more
Dubai, UAE; 30 July, 2018: 2XL, the homegrown luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, has created a grand look for the bedroom with the launch of its Florenza bed in golden hue with a tinge of cream colour.
The beautiful tufted style of the bed gives the room a sophisticated, glamourous look. The artfully crafted legs add a touch of opulence to this elegant bed. The ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018: Leading home furnishing and improvement of Middle East, Danube Home has recently opened their fifth big box store at Salalah Oman with an investment of AED 40 Million. Present at the launch were Mr Rizwan Sajan Chairman and Founder Danube Group, Mr Adel Sajan, Director Danube Group along with senior management of the Group.
The new store spans across ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018: Thanks to better nutrition and improvements in veterinary medicine, our pets are living longer than ever before. Whether your pet is considered a senior depends on its size. For cats and smaller dogs, old age is anything above seven years. Larger dogs, however, are senior at five years old. While old age is not a disease, older pets are more likely to develop ......read more
Custom-made Indonesian decor with an ethnic flair
Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018: After a huge demand of their previous collection, Home and Soul release their new Bali collec-tion this month, an array of home items that represents both serenity and peace to help accen-tuate the summer vibe within your home.
The new collection includes a variety of items such as ethnic rugs, hand ......read more
GROHE’s sustainability performance is above target.
Sustainability is an integral part of GROHE's strategy which focuses on efficient growth and includes the entire value chain, partners, customers, suppliers and employees.
Mission, values, strategy and organisation – the world's leading supplier of sanitary fittings has now published all relevant information on its ......read more
A sneak peek into what to expect from IKEA in terms of brand collaboration and limited collections ahead of its catalogue launch in August
Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018: Ahead of the UAE Catalogue launch, IKEA, the much-loved Swedish furniture retailer, has showcased a sneak peek of its upcoming global collections and products – and introduced some of its exciting ......read more
Dubai, UAE; 11 July 2018: 2XL, the homegrown luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE, has launched the elegant Louna beige color sofa set in velvet for luxurious living rooms.
The velvet fabric gives it a smooth silky feel that makes for a comfortable seating. The set is beautifully designed with curved arms and legs in silver tint that matches the sofa’s beige ......read more
Dubai, July 10, 2018: Caparol Paints, the German leader in the global paints industry, recently hosted a delegation of interior designers from China at its state-of-the-art facility in the UAE.
The delegation of 28 interior designers from China was here to learn about the interior design industry in the UAE and the Middle East as a whole. They were given a tour of the ......read more