These Aren’t Your Grandma’s Rocking Chairs

first_img Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Editors’ Recommendations How to Cultivate Mid-Century Modern Style in Your Own Home 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know A rocking chair may not be the first piece that come to mind when you’re looking to furnish your home. While your grandmother may love her Windsor rocker — as cozy as it may be — those chairs don’t exactly scream “stylish”. Finding a rocking chair that is as sleek as it is comfortable is easier than you think. You just have to know where to look. These three companies are leading a rocking chair revolution that will have you itching to add one to your home.Ikea Gronadal, $249When Ikea released its fall catalog over the summer, the design world did a collective gasp. The company has built an iconic style at affordable prices — which isn’t necessarily a good thing. While nice to look at, the furniture wasn’t always regarded as the best quality. And then came the autumn collection. It’s full of fresh ideas, high-quality materials, and pieces that are making us rethink just what the “Ikea look” means. The Gronadal rocking chair is an ideal example of the new image. Stylish natural materials, a touch of brushed metal, and the Scandinavian simplicity that minimalist homes crave — the Gronadal is quickly going to become this generation’s front porch rocker.Mexa Ixtapa, $500Does a rocking chair have a place in an urban industrial space? It does if it’s the handmade Ixtapa Leather Rocking Chair from Mexa. The powder-coated steel frame is made by certified welders. From there, artisan weavers skillfully form the soft leather seat. The finishing touch is the solid walnut wood rockers. All come together to create a masculine, slightly gritty chair that is sure to be your favorite seat in the house.Joybird Paley, $719Joybird has secured itself as the source for contemporary mid-century modern furniture. From seating to storage to decor, they have everything you need to create a stylish, mid-century-inspired home. The Paley rocking chair is no exception. The simple lines of the handmade beech wood frame are reminiscent of the early designs of the 1950s. The cushions are customizable and available in a variety of classic and contemporary colors. It’s the perfect blend of old meets new. How to Pick the Right Suit for Your Body Type Ain’t That American: 7 Great Home Decor Brands Based in the U.S.A.last_img read more

UN anticrime agency pledges continued support to Indonesia to combat corruption

“We will continue to support the national efforts in corruption prevention and eradication,” the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedotov, told reporters at an event organized by Indonesia’s Corruption Eradication Commission (known by the acronym KPK) in the capital, Jakarta.Indonesia is home to the largest single UNODC country programme in the region, which provides support to anti-corruption efforts by the Supreme Court, the KPK, the criminal justice system and general law enforcement. It also involves civil society mobilization to better combat emerging threats such as corruption and its links to deforestation. In his remarks, Mr. Fedotov praised President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s commitment to independent anti-corruption agencies and highlighted UNODC’s work supporting Government initiatives to combat corruption, illicit drugs, and wildlife, forest and environmental crimes. “Transnational organized criminal syndicates operating in Indonesia and the region play a role in illicit resource extraction – like protected natural resources, timber, fish and other wildlife – and crimes which harm the environment. They are a threat to public health and society’s well-being,” said Mr. Fedotov. “Let’s put them out of business.” While in Jakarta, Mr. Fedotov met with senior Government officials to whom he reiterated the importance of the strong partnership between UNODC and national authorities to strengthen the rule of law and improve the capacity of anti-corruption institutions, implement prison reform, and combat environmental crime, as well as the use of illicit drugs.The UNODC chief’s four-day visit to Indonesia concludes his five-country trip to Southeast Asia to engage both with government counterparts and civil society partners. Prior to Indonesia, Mr. Fedotov visited Thailand, Myanmar, Viet Nam and Laos, where he exchanged views with regional leaders on the human security challenges facing the region and how the world body could respond better. read more