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Month: July 2020

Home improvement

‘I was deeply obsessed with David Brent’

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO Your TV guilty pleasure © Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO ‘Finding beauty in the rubble is my jam’ ... Natasha Rothwell. Anything on HGTV [Home and Garden Television]. I just love home improvement shows, from redecorating to renovating to gardening. It sounds super cheesy, but I think we need more of that spirit of wanting to improve things and make people’s lives better. Finding beauty in the rubble is my jam. I have the channel on all the time – I even put it on when I leave the house to keep my dog company. The last TV show you loved I May Destroy You has been amazing. It is incredible to have a sexual assault as the centrepiece of a series, but for it not to overshadow everything. A...
Home improvement

Summer in the backyard: 4 popular fire pit styles to set up

Four different fire pit ideas for your backyardInstalling a fire pit is a surefire way to maximize outdoor living space, according to Kaley Galinsky, an Associate Merchant Fire at Home Depot who specializes in fire pits, fireplaces, patio heaters and accessories. Here are four ideas for your backyard fire pit.There’s no place like home – especially during this unusual summer.If you’re battling boredom as the pandemic continues, installing a backyard fire pit is a surefire way to maximize outdoor living space and enjoy the rest of the summer. Whether you like to crack a beer, roast marshmallows or tell ghost stories around a crackling blaze, the easy addition is destined to become a neighborhood favorite.To spark inspiration, an expert from Home Depot chatted with Fox News about why backyar...
Decor

House to home: Neutrals can help tame bold colors – Entertainment & Life – telegram.com

 Dear Debbie: I inherited a few pieces of furniture from my aunt's midcentury modern collection when she drastically downsized to a tiny apartment. She has decided to travel the world, or at least parts of it, and has changed her living requirements at home. Lucky me. But not sure how to make the turquoise chair work with my rather bland decorating. — SashaDear Sasha: Lucky you is right. Furnishings and accessories that we inherit don't always suit our style. But sometimes they teach us something about ourselves that we might not have known. Instead of thinking about how the turquoise chair doesn't work, ask yourself if you like it. That's the key. If so, experiment with ways that it could fit.It is natural for most of us to be timid about color, especially strong color. That c...
Interior

Tiny home setups that prove why micro-living will be the next big trend: Part 4

Sometimes when I get done with my day, there is a moment when I stop and wonder how much simpler life would be if I did not have so many things lying around! Especially with the ongoing quarantine, our days and nights seem to blend into one, weekends included, all I crave for is a break. As we get more materialistic, we get caught in this cycle of storing and maintaining these possessions by buying more of them. It’s a wicked cycle! Enter the phase of minimal micro-living also known as tiny homes. A simple, elegant place where each belonging has a place for itself and a purpose to it because you simply cannot store anything more than essentials! So from luxury campers, simple caravan style homes, or even rickshaw houses, we have a micro-living setup to woo you.The Pacific Harbor is a tiny...
Kitchen

New Settle Down Tavern has a few good ideas | Food & Drink

The Settle Down is a Madison tavern for the moment, for better and for worse. The better is following up that smash burger with Mink’s “grandma’s pudding,” ($8), like a chocolate version of Papavero’s ultra-creamy budino, or starting with a Feel Good Veggie Seltzer ($6). It tastes like cold-pressed juice from Saints Juice Company, intensely fresh and bright, plus a little fizz. The Settle Down Tavern opened at 117 S. Pinckney St. on May 26.  ...
Bathroom

A Japanese Man Was Arrested for Vandalising Public Bathrooms With Drawings of ‘Smelly’ Poop

On July 20, a 45-year-old construction worker from Osaka, Japan was arrested and charged for vandalism. Not for some cool graffiti but for, quite literally, drawing shit. Using a black marker, the unnamed suspect had written the phrase “unkopuuun,” which roughly translates to “smelly poop,” with a drawing of poop, on a public toilet seat in Nishinomiya, Osaka, on the afternoon of April 17, Yahoo News reported. The Japanese phrase, “unko puuun” literally translates to “poop pyewww,” and is used when teasing someone about their poop being smelly. It’s often used by young children, but it looks like some adults still find it really funny. The police arrested the man after identifying him in security footage. According to Kobe Shimbun, he readily admitted to writing the phrase and just said, “...
Decor

8 DIY Home Decor Projects For Summer 2020 That’ll Turn Your Space Into An Oasis

This summer, you're probably channeling your energy into projects you never thought of tackling before. So far, you may have baked a delicious loaf of banana bread or reorganized your spice cabinet so the glass jars have matching labels. There's still plenty of time to tackle even more DIY home decor projects for summer 2020 and add items to your to-do list that'll turn your space into an oasis.In other words, don't slow your roll the minute you finish going through your closet and creating piles of clothes you can donate, or grab a plant at the grocery store and set it up on the windowsill in your kitchen. Take the motivation you have and run with it as far as you can. Watch tutorials on how to sand and paint your porch, and how to turn a vintage mirror into a modern-looking piece on your...
Kitchen

Romanza’s design complements London Bay Homes’ Wellington model in Mediterra

Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, Special to Naples Daily News Published 6:00 a.m. ET July 11, 2020 CLOSEThe ideal work-from-home headquarters, a handsome, light-filled study features a trio of windows, coffered ceilings, and a nearby half bath. (Photo: Submitted)The kitchen features an elevated cabinet combination of milk chocolate-finished maple bases paired with white, beveled edge Shaker-style uppers, sable pulls and knobs, and white Pompeii quartz countertops with light veining (Photo: Submittted)The new Wellington model boasts lake views and 4,670 square feet of light-filled living space with interiors by Romanza Interior Design. (Photo: Submitted)Within the Wellington, London Bay Homes’ largest new furnished model in Naples’ premier golf and be...
Bathroom

Clubber brings Jilly’s Rockworld back to life using virtual reality

Click to expand UP NEXT A former Jilly’s Rockworld clubber has used his technical skills to create a virtual reality version of the legendary Manchester nightclub. From the famous orange bathrooms to the vomit on the floor, Rob Prest has tried to capture as many of the club’s quirks as possible. Rob took to Facebook to share his initial attempt at creating the club and asked clubbers to search their memories to help him with the details. © Rob Prest The orange toilets of 'Jilly's Rockworld' He has now painstakingly reworked parts of the map and included all kinds of details, meaning users can enjoy virtual playlists and ‘drinks’ that were served in the club. He has even made it so that visitors to the VR club can pick up a Pot Noodle - a d...
Kitchen

The Best Home Design Apps for Android and iOS

Planning a new home or redecoration is an exercise in mental image projection: How will that sofa, armoire, or easy chair actually fit into your real space? Will colors clash? Will the new item look mismatched? Will it take up more room than the measurements imply and dominate the room? The optical illusion of complementary colors, size, and style often persists until you’ve taken the plunge and that particular item lands in your living room, kitchen, or bedroom. Home design apps, especially ones that employ some kind of 3D, augmented reality (AR), or virtual reality (VR) to simulate your environment, can help avoid rookie mistakes and alleviate the anxiety of a large purchase by giving you another way to envision and double-check how a new piece will fit into your current decor. Her...
Bathroom

Inside Madonna’s $6m 18th-century Lisbon mansion

She was said to be leaving the lavish property last year after she admitted that she was 'alone' and 'bored'.Yet it appears as though Madonna is still living at her 18th-century £6 million palace in Lisbon, Portugal. The pop legend, 61, has been giving fans a glimpse of the sensational property, which boasts a guesthouse, four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, on her Instagram. Lavish: She was said to be leaving the lavish property last year, yet it appears as though Madonna is still living at her 18th-century £6 million palace in Lisbon, PortugalMadonna moved to Lisbon in 2017 so her son David Banda, 14,could fulfil his dream of playing football for Benfica's youth team.   The star, who divides her time between the US, UK and Portugal, spends a large part of her time in Lisbon with chil...
Home improvement

CAST Partners with Silesia Devices for Superior 8051 Microcontroller IP Cores

Woodcliff Lake, NJ and Katowice, Silesian District, Poland, December 20, 2013 -- CAST, Inc. has forged a new technology partnership with start-up Silesia Devices Sp. z o.o., and has streamlined its 8051-compatible intellectual property product line to prepare for new IP cores and services Silesia Devices is about to launch. An 8051 pioneer and sales leader, CAST began offering 8051-compatible IP cores sourced from technology partner Evatronix SA (acquired by Cadence last summer) in 1999. CAST will continue to carry the best product from that partnership, the R8051XC2, which is one of the fastest available 8051 cores, is extremely versatile, and has been successfully implemented in several hundred different customer products. The engineers co-founding Silesia Devices worke...
Home improvement

How to Restore a Cast Iron Parlor Stove | Home Guides

The cast-iron parlor stove became popular during the mid-19th century at the height of cast-iron technology. Many of these parlor stoves featured intricate designs reflective of the Victorian era, so they would complement the home’s formal area. Not only were the stoves beautiful, they allowed you to keep the “parlor” warm during the winter months when entertaining guests. You can restore an old, rusty cast-iron parlor stove to its former splendor with a bit of paint, some polish and a few tools. Protect the floor beneath the cast-iron parlor stove with newspapers, drop cloths or old sheets. Move furnishing away from the stove, and protect them with plastic sheeting. Tape plastic sheeting over built-in items, such as bookcases and cabinetry. Open all windows and outside doors for v...
Home improvement

‘This Is What Democracy Looked Like’ author Alicia Yin Cheng discusses election ballot design

“It was a fundamental revelation for me, as I was researching, that these ballots don’t operate the same way that we think that they do now,” she said during a recent phone conversation. Early ballots, which were produced by individual parties, “were not cast in private, so they were meant to be literally a public display of your allegiance.”And what a display they were. Parties experimented with dramatic imagery and pointed slogans to set their ballots apart and differentiate themselves from the competition (unless, of course, they were copying another party’s ticket to deliberately confuse voters). These practices disappeared around 1900, when, inspired by Australia’s voting system, the states began administering standardized ballots, and voters could make their picks in private.This int...
Home improvement

Who are your go to home improvement experts? Nominate your favorites

© Lynette Bauer, 360 Real Estate Image, LLC A grand two-story slate stone fireplace sits sentry in the window scape, adding warmth and ambiance to the great room. Who are the experts you count on to help make that home go from blueprints to reality? Who helps make it more comfortable and more appealing — inside and out? Nominate your favorite experts in five Home Improvement categories below as part of the 2020 Best of Central Minnesota Readers' Survey. Nominations are open in more than 60 categories overall. Click below and if you see your nominee already listed, there is no need to submit that name again. Just make sure you come back to www.sctimes.com starting Aug. 3 to cast your votes! 2020 Best of Central Minnesota con...
Decor

Knoll + Muuto Furniture for Today’s Work from Home Lifestyle

Ready-to-Ship Products for Work, Living and Dining Spaces Ship Free in 1 - 3 DaysEAST GREENVILLE, Pa., July 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- KnoIl, Inc. (NYSE: KNL), a constellation of design-driven brands for the workplace and home, today launched Knoll + Muuto Work from Home furniture, lighting and accessories at knoll.com. Consumers can now shop online for work from home products that bring the trademark design, comfort and performance of the Knoll and Muuto brands to their doorsteps – shipped free in just 1–3 days.Home Time. Knoll + Muuto brings good design to the home office with ergonomic performance and new perspectives on Scandinavian designMoreMuuto, a Knoll constellation brand, is based in Denmark, working to write new chapters in the longstanding heritage of Scandinavian design. Muuto p...
Decor

Home Decor Tips to Get a Rustic Farmhouse Look

Since it’s a careful balance of these elements, you could use some tips to be able to achieve the final look, and this is what this article is about. So let’s start with the first tip.Meaningful Pieces                    The pieces you choose is at the heart of this theme décor. Whenever we buy new furniture, we usually want something that looks brand-new, never touched before, but this is quite the opposite of picking pieces for a farmhouse look. Now, don't go purchasing broken pieces of furniture, but do look around for something old with a meaning, or use family heirlooms.Typically, these pieces have a value, but it doesn’t have to be in the price. For instance, an old table turned into a rustic coffee table has a different value than buying a new coffee table. It’s highly likely that ...
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Country views, minimalist design highlight $1.09M modern farmhouse outside Ann Arbor

SCIO TWP, MI - Heather VanAlstyne sees the modern farmhouse she designed and currently lives in as having the best of both worlds.Built on land owned by noted local builder Jim Binder, the 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home combines picturesque views you can only get out in the country, with a modern, minimalist design that gives its interior a streamlined feel reminiscent of an art gallery.The home was built on a cul-de-sac by Binder, featuring five lots that have either been developed or will be developed in the future. The open land and rolling hills with access to 1.25 acres offered VanAlstyne the perfect space to realize her vision for both the home and its accompanying landscape, which also features a view of a moving pond that drains into Honey Creek.$1.09M modern farmhouse outside Ann Ar...
Decor

Widdlytinks Announces New Modern Industrial Wall Sign Design – Press Release

Widdlytinks, a company that makes modern farmhouse wall decor and custom family signs, has announced that they have recently launched a new modern industrial wall sign design. This industrial farmhouse art provides a focal point featuring the last name specified by the client. With this design, vintage styling with modern details offer a creative, unique and unconventional family sign that can serve as the focal point on the wall of the dining room, living room, or bedroom. This is a large wall art that is made-to-order and printed on canvas and will be delivered to the customer, with the side edges finished and black and ready to hang. Amy Anderson, designer at Widdlytinks, says, “This unique custom sign makes the perfect housewarming, wedding or anniversary gift. Welcome to the Wi...