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Interior

A midcentury home receives a sensitive renovation in Montreal

Local practice Salem Architecture has recently renovated the Maison Ave Courcelette, a stately, midcentury home with an improved indoor/outdoor connection in the heart of Montreal. Originally constructed in 1947, the house was built with beautiful attention to detail and sculptural, rounded openings — elements that both the architect, Jad Salem, and the owner wanted to preserve and highlight. The resulting transformation achieves those goals while generously opening up the interior to the large exterior courtyard and bringing an abundance of natural light indoors. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos Located in the residential borough of Outremont, the Maison Ave Courcelette project connects to a large backyard and is surrounded by many mature trees around the perimeter of th...
Furniture

Furniture Mission of the Red River Valley helps people in crisis ‘start their life over again’

But few of them can also help make a few rooms become a home. Furniture Mission of the Red River Valley is filling that void. The nonprofit organization has been collecting gently used furniture - chairs, couches, tables, chairs, clean mattresses, lamps and quilts - since spring and has helped more than 50 families from its warehouse at 1301 39th St. N.W. “There is a huge need in the community for people having furniture when they come out of crisis. They might be coming out of homelessness. They might be coming out of incarceration. They might be coming out of an abusive situation that they are fleeing. Or they might have a flood, or a tornado or a fire,” Stephanie Manesis, the group’...
HVAC

The 2021 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione Revival is a Million Dollar Bargain

Let’s say you have $1-2 million to splurge on a really nice car. Your investment in disinfecting wipes and video chat software has paid off big. Now you want to treat yourself to a killer set of wheels that can provoke envy and lust on all who see it. But, you don’t want a modern supercar because they are too flashy and borderline vulgar in some aspects, hard to see out of, and low-profile tires hurt your back. You want a classic GT car, but don’t have the budget to bid against billionaires.What you want is a 2021 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione Revival by GTO Engineering, a British-built replica of an Italian icon with available air condition and USB port stereo. GTO Engineering's process takes other, older, front-engine Ferraris from the same era and then transforms them into something t...
Pest Control

Shocking cost of pest control call-outs at Fife healthcare sites revealed

Almost £350,000 of public money has had to be spent on pest controllers at Fife health care sites over the past decade, it has emerged. Cockroaches, rats, mice, ants, wasps, spiders and flies are among the reasons specialists have been drafted in an average of once a day since the summer of 2010. The ageing Stratheden Hospital near Cupar, which began life as an asylum back in 1866, was home to most call-outs, with contractors Premier Services attending 784 incidents to deal with rodents, wasp nests, insects, rabbits and even voles. Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital recorded 742 reports, including one incident in September 2017 when a kestrel was being attacked by gulls causing feathers to blow into some of the rooms. More than 500 incidents stemmed from pest sightings at Cameron Hospital in Wi...
Heating & Cooling

Popular PC Maker Reacts To Nvidia’s New RTX 30 Cooling Design

Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 3080 Founder’s Edition graphics card ditches the “reference” style, single blower-style fan for a push/pull cooling solution. That much you already know. What you may find fascinating is that without any kind of thermal solution directly attached, a GPU like this would reach in excess of 750 degrees Celsius — about 100 degrees hotter than the melting point of aluminum. An Nvidia RTX 3080 inside a Falcon Northwest Talon PC Falcon Northwest So, cooling: it’s kind of important! You may also find it interesting that a GPU’s cooling design can directly impact the types of systems or options your favorite PC builds like Origin, Alienware, Maingear and Falcon Northwest might offer. In fact, Kelt Reeves of Falcon Northwest — the company largely responsibl...
Decor

Hot Property: Eli Broad gives Malibu home a $5.5-million price-chop

Billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad just lowered the price of his Malibu beach house a second time, trimming the tag down to $62 million. It originally hit the market in February for $75 million and resurfaced in July at $67.5 million, records show.The 87-year-old Broad, whose net worth is estimated at $6.9 billion, still stands to make a hefty profit. Broad paid $5.65 million for the two parcels in the late 1990s, records show, and commissioned Richard Meier to design the sleek, futuristic home now for sale.Completed in 2002, Meier’s slightly curvaceous modern design bears a strong resemblance to the Getty Center, one of the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s other projects. 1/8 ...
Interior

Interior designers share 12 things they would buy from Target right now

Target is a great place to shop if you’re looking to update and refresh your space. Since the retailer has so many options, Insider spoke to two interior designers to narrow down some of their top picks. Read on to see what two interior designers would buy from Target right now. This round, metallic pouf can be used in just about any room of your home. This metallic pouf, measuring 14 inches by 20 inches by 20 inches, adds personality to any part of the home, according to Michelle Harrison-McAllister, interior designer and founder of Michelle Harrison Design. She said you can use it as a footstool in a living room, extra seating for your kids to play video games, or as a place to hold towels in the bathroom. The round pouf is available in silver, gold, and bronze colour varieties. The...
Bathroom

The Bathroom Sink Style We’re Currently Seeing Everywhere

There’s a world of bathroom sink silhouettes out there (pedestal, under-mount, vessel, bucket), yet when it comes to material, they all tend to be made out of the same thing: slippery white ceramic. It’s easy to clean, sure, and you can’t call it an eyesore, but when was the last time you got excited about the basin style? Things are looking up, as this space is experiencing a big change, and—to no one’s shock—it’s partially farmhouse inspired.  We’re currently seeing antique stone sinks pop up in bathrooms and powder rooms everywhere. The go-to choice among designers like Kelly Nutt (see her space, above) appears to be limestone: a durable, readily available (read: cost-effective), and easy-to-clean option. However, weighing in at hundreds of pounds, these heavy troug...
Living Rooms

Thinking of brightening up your living room? THESE unique lighting ideas will do it instantly

The living room is one of the most important parts of a house. From spending leisure time to welcoming guests, this area plays a major role in our abode. So, this part has to have great lighting to brighten up the entire décor. But are you sure about the lighting of your living room?   Well, great lighting can entirely change the decoration and enhance the decorative items. So, you can recreate your living room décor just by changing its lighting. Here are some ideas to do it creatively.    Lighting décor ideas to spruce up the living room area.   1. If you have a reading nook in your living room, then you can simply use a mini pendant light to brighten up that area to make it a focal point of the room. This will look classy and elegant.   2. Pick a catchy lampshade with a vibrant colour t...
HVAC

Air quality unlikely to improve amid Western wildfires: scientists

PORTLAND, Ore. — Relief from putrid, dangerous air spewing from massive wildfires across the West won’t come until later in the week or beyond, scientists and forecasters say, and the hazy and gunk-filled skies might stick around for even longer. People in Oregon, Washington and parts of California were struggling under acrid yellowish-green smog — the worst, most unhealthy air on the planet according to some measurements. It seeped into homes and businesses, sneaked into cars through air conditioning vents and caused the closure of iconic locations such as Powell’s Books and the Oregon Zoo in Portland, the state’s biggest city. “I don’t think that we should be outside, but at the same time, we’ve been cooped up in the house already for months so it’s kind of hard to dictate what’s ...
Florist & Decorating

Publix saves couple’s wedding cake over Zoom

Laura Jazmin Tolliver-Jackson   | Palm Beach Post When the coronavirus pandemic derailed a Florida-born bride's dream of having Publix cake at her wedding, the supermarket chain came to the rescue and showed that not all heroes wear capes. They sometimes wear aprons.Newlyweds Erin and Ben Cohen were expecting to have their ceremony surrounded by loved ones in her hometown of Coral Springs, but when the pandemic hit, it caused them to nix their travel plans and pivot. The couple began strategizing how they would get a Publix cake to their new wedding location in Ben’s parents’ backyard in Minneapolis, Minnesota where family and friends would watch them wed live on Zoom. Since Publix locations only go as far up as Virginia, getting a fluffy buttercream cake over 1,600 miles north would pose ...
Decor

Custom home listed at $579,900 features three levels of modern design

MUNCIE, Ind. — Built in 2004, the uniquely designed home at 920 N. West Parkway Drive is currently listed at $579,900. This unique home at 920 N. West Parkway Dr. was custom built in 2004 and is currently listed at $579,900. This unique home at 920 N. West Parkway Dr. was custom built in 2004 and is currently listed at $579,900. ...