Gap Considers Home Decor, Ralph Lauren Signs With Theodore Alexander, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

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Gap Considers Home Decor, While Ralph Lauren Partners With Theodore Alexander

Struggling fashion retailer Gap is heading into unchartered, expansive waters—thanks to a new agreement with IMG, as WWD reported. The licensing deal will make room for expansion into home furnishings, decor, and fabric, among other categories. However, when asked specifically about furniture, a spokesperson for the brand demurred: “It’s too soon to share what we’ll explore first and where it will show up, but the flexibility allows us to react to where the customer is and the categories they are interested in such as home.” Also of note, Ralph Lauren Home has inked a contract with Theodore Alexander, making it its sole manufacturer. Theodore Alexander will now handle

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Jon Bon Jovi Still Washes Dishes at Soul Kitchen Five Days a Week

Soul Kitchen may very well be considered an valuable facility. The restaurant of Bon Jovi gives all meals. All who can afford to donate are welcome, but those who can’t yet eat.

On April 14, Bon Jovi performed from his New Jersey home at the Howard Stern Show. Five days a week, he asked him to help his restaurant provide food for people in need in the soul kitchen.

You won’t meet Jon Bon Jovi if you eаt аt Soul Kitchen this week

Bon Jovi is keeping Soul Kitchen purely for the people who need to eаt. He’s not mаking аny promotionаl аppeаrаnces in the dining аreа. So don’t think аbout going to Soul Kitchen for аn аutogrаph or selfie.

“Whаt I do there is I literаlly аm in the kitchen with the chef аnd the sous chef аnd the mаnаger of the restаurаnt,” Bon Jovi sаid. “Thаt’s it. Literаlly,

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Deep Clean One Neglected Part of Your Kitchen Each Week

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Given that you’re likely spending a little extra time cooking these days, it’s possible that you’ve noticed a few dingy, neglected areas of your kitchen that could use some love and attention. I am not suggesting you spend all of your socially isolated hours scrubbing your oven, but picking a small kitchen betterment project each week will make the room a more pleasant place to be.

Completing one kitchen project a week has helped me feel a little less anxious and stir crazy, and has also visibly brightened my kitchen, a room I was already spending a lot of time in, but am now spending even more. So far I have cleaned the tops of my built-ins, wiped down the top of my fridge, and reorganized my pantry (which I had to do anyway to fit all of the beans and pasta). It’s important

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