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Day: October 2, 2020

Bathroom

Worcester City Buildings To Get Gender-Neutral Bathrooms By 2022

WORCESTER, MA — Worcester is embarking on a new initiative to create gender-neutral restrooms in almost all buildings owned by the city, including schools, libraries and any other facilities open to the public. Worcester City Manager Edward Augustus Jr. on Sept. 8 signed an executive order to begin the initiative, which was timed to coincide with city's annual September gay pride celebration. The order requires all city buildings to have at least one inclusive bathroom by the end of 2022. "The city of Worcester embraces the diversity of its residents and non-residents, and is committed to providing an inclusive and non-discriminatory experience for all people visiting city-owned buildings," the order says. Under the city's definition, a gender-neutral or inclusive bathroom is one that c...
Living Rooms

Cozy Decorating Ideas for Living Rooms of All Sizes

A living room is the heart of a home, a place for entertaining, relaxing, and spending time with loved ones. These rooms are packed with inspiration on how to make a living room cozy, from layering textiles to adding a large gallery wall of family heirlooms. Whether your space is large or small, these cozy living room ideas will create a warm and inviting environment to be enjoyed all year-round. Plus, get more of our best living room inspiration here! Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase som...
HVAC

Elon Musk says Tesla will ‘one day’ produce ‘super efficient home HVAC’ with HEPA filtering

Elon Musk has previously touted the "Bioweapon Defense Mode" boasted by Tesla's vehicles, which are designed to provide excellent air quality inside the car even in the face of disastrous conditions without, thanks in part to high-efficiency HEPA air filtration. Now, Musk has said on Twitter that he hopes to one day provide similar air filtration along with home HVAC systems.Tesla, while primarily an automaker, is also already in the business of home energy and power generation, thanks to its acquisition of SolarCity, its current production of solar roofing products and its business building Tesla batteries for storage of power generated from green sources at home. While it hasn't yet seemed to make any moves to enter into any other parts of home building or infrastructure, HVAC systems...
Paint

This Handy Gizmo Lets You Scan Any Surface or Object Around You To Find Its Paint Color Match

If you've ever used Adobe Photoshop, you're probably familar with the eyedropper tool. This handy tool lets users sample a color from an image for further use by providing the color's hex code and adding it to the paint palette. It's perfect for all those times you're poking around the Internet and stumble upon a shade that you'd just love to incorporate into your own graphic design projects. © Instagram / Nix Sensor The Nix Mini Color Sensor allows you to accurately grab the perfect paint color or exact digital color data from anything around you. © The Home Depot Nix Mini Color Sensor $99.00Shop NowBut what about all those times *in real life* when you spot a particular shade while out and about, but you have no way of capturing or learning more about it? Well, get r...
Florist & Decorating

Use fall’s harvest to make a #focacciagarden (and dazzle your instagram feed)

This year, home bakers began dedicating their attention to sourdough bread—the proof can be seen in the rise (see what I did there?) of sourdough and starter recipes circulating the internet. What’s next? Focaccia art! A quick scroll on your social feeds and you’ll find thousands of thoughtfully topped breads (#focacciaart and #focacciagarden). If you’re not familiar with this style of bread, picture carefully placed tomato halves, pepper and onion slices, leaf-to-stem herbs, and edible flowers arranged to look like an English garden or replica of a Van Gogh (also known as Van dough). I asked Toronto baker David Marcelli to share tips for making bread masterpieces.“People gravitate towards focaccia because it’s delicious and because before it’s baked it looks like a blank canvas and it’s e...
Heating & Cooling

Fresno unveils homeless shelter units to replace aging ones. These have air conditioning

The Poverello House in southwest Fresno on Wednesday unveiled new homeless housing that is roomier, temperature controlled and can serve more people than its almost 20-year-old digs, according to officials. Load Error The 30 new pallet shelters are about 100 square feet, come with heating and air conditioning, and are hooked up to provide electricity to their tenants, according to Poverello House officials. “They look good, they look sturdy and most importantly they offer the conveniences that make life more comfortable,” Mayor Lee Brand said. “We’ve neglected the homeless housing problem for far too long.” The new shelters, which continue to go up Wednesday, replace 64-square-foot Tuff Shed brand shelters that had no temperature control or electrical outlets and have been in use ...
Interior

Remembering Christian Liaigre, the Legendary French Interior Designer

From VerandaFrench interior design legend and entrepreneur Christian Liaigre, known for his romantic minimalist aesthetic and whose clients included Larry Gagosian, Calvin Klein, and Karl Lagerfeld, has died at age 77. We asked design-world luminaries to share their thoughts of Liaigre and the legacy he left behind.“He was such a visionary. As a designer I have always been inspired by his work and loved incorporating his thoughtfully modern and timeless designs into many of the residential spaces I have designed. He cared so about the details, high quality materials, and craftsmanship. This is a huge loss for our community.” — Sheila Bridges, interior designer“Christian’s passing is such a loss for the world of design. He had an incredible point of view that was distinctively his own. I wa...
Kitchen

House to home: Renting? Spruce things up with these temporary hacks – Entertainment & Life – telegram.com

September is often a month for moving: changing your living arrangements to be close to school, a new job, perhaps to live in a new town or city. Even with the pandemic, and made more complicated because of it, many people find themselves renting a place to call home. It is important to bring some of your personality into this new space so it feels welcoming and comfortable for you. However, there are decorating dos and don'ts that have to be followed in order to stay on friendly terms with the landlord. Here are some ideas that will update walls and floors and can be removed easily when you leave.Your new best decorating friend could be peel-and-stick tiles and decals. If that kitchen backsplash is less than appealing, no need to put up with it. Peel-and-stick tiles come in a ...
Bathroom

Head to Suffolk for luxury camping with king-size beds and plush bathrooms

FORGET the inflatable beds with obligatory slow punctures, or midnight trips to the terrifying toilet block, head to rural Suffolk to experience the kind of camping that certainly won’t leave you cold, soggy and counting down the days departure. Now that’s what I call a tent, says Lifestyle Editor Catherine Bennion-Pedley. 8Camping in one of the four safari lodges at The Lost Garden Retreat in Hintlesham THE PAD Lying in a roll-top bath with a candle flickering away, I couldn’t believe I was technically camping. The four safari lodges at The Lost Garden Retreat in Hintlesham have plusher, more spacious bathrooms than most homes – with invigorating rain showers, too. Each is lakeside, complete with BBQ, fire pit and wood-fired hot tub, and inside are two king-size beds, bunkbeds, a den, a...
Furniture

Welsh Furniture Manufacturer Acquires Unit at Parc Busnes Edwards

Fortune Woods UK Ltd has acquired a 40,285 sq ft unit at Parc Busnes Edwards in Llantrisant. Fortune Woods is a Welsh furniture manufacturer supplying 200 independent retailers across the UK with a range of solid oak and hardwood furniture made using traditional cabinet making techniques. Tim Lawley of Cooke & Arkwright said, “We are very pleased to have secured this high quality letting to Fortune Woods, which has upsized from its former premises in Llantrisant. The flexibility on site also offers the potential for any further expansion.” Craig McGowan, Managing Director of Fortune Woods said, “We found the new premises at Edwards a better fit for our business as there were integrated offices and a larger trade showroom. It also provides easier access for the articulated trucks and...
HVAC

NASA Researchers Discover Parts of Another Asteroid on Asteroid Bennu

found six boulders ranging in size from 5 to 14 feet ABOVE VIDEO: Meteorites From Vesta Found on Asteroid Bennu. (NASA) – In an interplanetary faux pas, it appears some pieces of asteroid Vesta ended up on asteroid Bennu, according to observations from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. The new result sheds light on the intricate orbital dance of asteroids and on the violent origin of Bennu, which is a “rubble pile” asteroid that coalesced from the fragments of a massive collision. “We found six boulders ranging in size from 5 to 14 feet (about 1.5 to 4.3 meters)...
Florist & Decorating

Clemson professor shows off results of summer Columbia residency in new exhibition | Arts

The title of Valerie Zimany’s new exhibition at 701 Center for Contemporary Art is And I Was Covered in Blossoms, an apt description.As soon as you enter the second-floor gallery space, it’s as if you walked into a pleasantly surreal artificial flower garden where the plants are in full Technicolor bloom.On the walls are hundreds of pink, red, purple and yellow carnations and flowers, which Zimany has created from paper, plastic, digitally cut card stock and other materials. On the floor is a flowery white rug, as well as a few oversized ornamented balls — beach balls, originally, which Zimany completely redecorated in a pink pattern that matches the general decor.There is, also, as you walk through the exhibition, heavily flowered ceramic pottery on the wa...
Home improvement

The Best Android 11 Features and How to Download It

Tap the tile to start recording the screen. You can choose to record audio via the microphone or device audio and if you want to see touches on the screen. You'll see a three-second timer in the status bar, and then it will turn into a red dot to indicate recording has started. Just swipe the notification drawer down and tap the Screen Record notification to stop. You can tap to view it, and then share, edit, or delete it immediately.6. More Restrictive PermissionsVideo: GoogleNew apps you install ask you for permission to access certain components of the phone, like the microphone, camera, GPS, and other sensors. Most of the time this is necessary for features to work. A video messaging app you install will need access to the camera and microphone so you can make video calls. But there ar...
Decor

Quiz Can You Pick the U.S. Holidays that Fall On the Same Date Each Year?

Halloween is right around the corner—which means it’s officially time to bring out the jack-o'-lanterns, watch scary movies, buy your costume(s), and hang up your festive decorations. Although there are thousands of decorations to choose from, you don’t have to blow your budget while decking out your house or apartment in honor of the spooky season this year. With a little guidance, you'll find plenty of ways to create the perfect ambiance at home without going for broke. (And best of all, you can put the money you saved toward extra Halloween candy to stash away.) From giant spiders to hanging ghosts and lawn decorations, here are a few of our favorite props under $25. 1. Halloween Pillow Covers (4-Pack); $17 These adorable Halloween-themed pillowcases make the perfect accessory for any...