This past summer, when
was asked to supply a special marble from China for a project in the Hamptons on Long Island, she had to tell the architect that the cost would be at least 30% higher than last year and take twice as long to arrive.
“We used this beautiful marble, which is unusual because it could be used next to the ocean. A lot of types of marble can’t be around salt because it can get damaged,,” said
, owner of
Karen Pearse Global
Direct in New York City, a distributor of high-end materials for developers, architects and designers. “But tariffs on Chinese marble went from 4.9% to 30% in the past year and everything takes longer now, too.”
In that case, the homebuyer and the architect opted to pay more money and wait longer to get the marble they wanted. The decision the
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On May 27th, the second day of mounting national outrage over the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, the president of America’s largest evangelical university decided it was the perfect time to blast out a tweet featuring the crudest of racial imagery. “I was adamantly opposed to the mandate from @GovernorVA requiring citizens to wear face masks until I decided to design my own,” wrote Jerry Falwell Jr. Below the text was his design: a mask displaying the image of a white person in blackface, standing next to a fellow sporting a Klan robe and hood.
For any snowflakes who might take offense, Falwell appended an explanatory tweet of sorts, pointing out that the image on the mask came from a 1984 medical school yearbook page of Ralph Northam, Virginia’s Democratic governor. This was true; when the image came to light in February 2019, it had caused quite a … Read More