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2008-08-26 12:01:14

Mary Jurek Design, Inc.(www.maryjurekdesigninc.com), a Los Angeles-based luxury goods company specializing in hand-made stainless steel tableware and home design products, is proud to celebrate its ten-year anniversary with the launch of its responsibly-harvested wood product line. Founded in 1998 by international design award recipient Mary Jurek, whose designs were sold by Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Piaget, and Gubelin of Switzerland ignited her infatuation with stainless steel, the...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'