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Ron Barth
Ron Barth is a founder and President of Resource Furniture.

Entries by Ron Barth

Micro-Apartments Unhealthy? Quite the Opposite

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 1:21 PM

Recent reports in the New York Daily News and The Atlantic falsely assert that living in a modern micro-apartment causes substance abuse.

Lost in these articles is that the micro-units are being created to fill a real and growing demand for them due to housing crises that exist...

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Outsourcing and Me: Adventures in Manufacturing

(1) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 10:39 AM

sweat shops

We visit an office supply store to buy pens: Made in China. We order cleaning products: Made in Vietnam. We try on a new pair of sneakers: Made in Indonesia. We browse new cell phones and computers: Made in China, Made in China.

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Killing Two Birds With One Stone: Economics, Sustainability and the Future of Urbanism

(2) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 5:26 PM

It's official: Urban dwellings provide more sustainable and economical living spaces -- not to mention better access to social opportunities -- compared to suburban areas. Let's take a look at the statistics: In the United States, less than 3 percent of the land mass is made up of urban space,...

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Solving the Arrested (Real Estate) Developer Once and for All

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2013 | 10:16 AM

Cities are in a pickle: Populations are skyrocketing but there is little room for people to go. One hundred years ago, a meager two out of every 10 people lived in urban spaces, but today that number has jumped to over half the population and growing. It's impossible for developers...

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Q&A With Italian Architect Pierluigi Colombo, Design & Art Director At Clei

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 11:35 AM

With our mutual vision, mission and drive to reinvent space, I thought it more than fitting to sit down with Italian architect Pierluigi Colombo, interior designer of LaunchPad, featured in the upcoming exhibition Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers, opening to the public January 23, 2013,...

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Holiday Entertaining Ideas: Stress-Free Solutions For Small Spaces

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 2:05 PM

This time of year, no matter what you are celebrating, entertaining is on everyone's mind. Time spent with friends and family, over night guests and those who drop by for a quick cocktail, and maybe even some hot-chocolate sipping little pals. While the company can be fun, figuring out where...

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Spice Up Small Spaces With These Expert Tips

(12) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 4:56 PM

At Resource Furniture, we see a lot of small space problems and come up with even more solutions. But we aren't alone in believing that everyone can make their spaces work for them. This month, we invited designer and creative force Libby Langdon to share some tips and tools from...

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Small Space Living: Ron Barth From Resource Furniture Shares The Benefits Of Adjusting Your Home To Your Needs

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2012 | 4:03 PM

The air will soon grow brisk as the days become noticeably shorter and the leaves begin to fall from the trees in various vibrant shades. The shopping list now includes book covers and number 2 pencils. The days of beach bumming are behind us and the focus shifts to the...

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Small Space Living: Ron Barth From Resource Furniture Offers Tips To Keep Up With This Growing Trend

(16) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 1:33 PM

With New Yorkers increasingly opting to rent rather than buy and overall vacancy rates at less than one percent, affordable rentals are scarcer than ever. Like a domino effect, most renters are settling for smaller spaces to save money and are facing what most people like to call "the compromise."...

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Princess Elisabeth Antarctica -- Rethinking Space Use in a Vast Environment

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 1:12 PM


Building a living and working space for 25 to 40 Antarctic researchers in one of the most inhospitable terrains on Earth is a challenge. Throw in a self-sustaining, "zero emission" station in sub-zero temperatures and mobile research units with sleeping accommodations run entirely on...

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