Monday, November 23

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Paint

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin’s revolutionary paint shop is coming to life

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin’s revolutionary paint shop appears to be coming together. Local reports indicate that paint equipment deliveries have been continuing and a little testbed for the paint facility may in the process of installation. The EV manufacturer teamed up with Geico Taikisha, a leader in the design and construction of turnkey automated auto body paint, for Giga Berlin’s next-gen paint shop. Last month, the first batch of machines was delivered to the German plant’s site. Local drone-operator @gigafactory_4 observed that Tesla may have installed some of the Geico Taikisha equipment for Giga Berlin’s paint shop in a little testbed. While the exact location of said testbed was not specified, the drone-operator did clarify that Giga Berlin’s Geico Taikisha machines were stored...
Living Rooms

Projected Plans brings renderings to life | News

Brian Porch opened Projected Plans after identifying a need that had yet to be fulfilled in the state.As the owner of Norman Heating and Air Conditioning in Norman, he often works with blueprints of houses when dealing with builders and homeowners. He discovered the concept of projecting blueprints online and realized there was a need for it in Oklahoma.After receiving strong feedback on the idea, Porch began to build the business based on this visual idea, using large projectors to project floor plans and other blueprints on a one-to-one scale. “It’s very visual whenever you’ve got these giant projectors on the ceiling and it’s projecting the floorplan of a whole house on 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’...
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 ...
Living Rooms

Overwhelmed? Try These 3 Shifts I’ve Made To Create More Breathing Room In My Life

For far too long, I bought into this Western concept that the key to fulfillment and success is more–doing more with my time, having more money and just all in all being more as a person. Unfortunately, this premise is flawed. More does not equate to better, and chasing more, for me and for many others, is all to often rooted in the idea that we are not enough as we are. Recently, I have switched gears from seeking out more to striving to slow down and lead an intentional life. Living intentionally, for me, means ditching the laundry list of “shoulds” and instead doing things that feel purposeful to me. This also translates to allotting space for breathing room in my days. Rather than filling every spare moment, I make a point to clear out parts of my day for doin...
Home improvement

‘We were a far cry from the WAGs’ – Rugby legend Willie Duggan’s widow Ellen reflects on life in their Victorian home in Co Kilkenny

The late Willie Duggan, rugby legend, Five Nations champion, Lions veteran, straight talker and dedicated smoker, was known for his fearlessness on the pitch. But there was another unexpected side to him. Willie was very creative. No one believes it," says his widow Ellen, pointing out the design changes that he carried out at Ossory Lodge, the Victorian property that has been the Duggan family home for 41 years. "They all thought it was me because I paint." Off the pitch, Willie worked in Duggan Lighting, the family business his father set up in 1935. They designed lighting for pubs...
Furniture

Furniture takes on new life in Doell West’s hands

Amanda Sieradzki, Council on Culture & Arts Published 11:19 a.m. ET Aug. 15, 2020 | Updated 11:20 a.m. ET Aug. 15, 2020CLOSEDoell West on painting furniture: “I have an art room, but I love to work in the center of things.” (Photo: Doell West) At the heart of Doell West’s cozy Monticello farmhouse is usually a single piece of furniture. Her living room transforms into an art studio as she divines what exactly the piece is telling her to paint on it.She is not concerned with matching pieces to already existing décor. Instead, her daily life revolves around shaping the work bit by bit —whether it’s a chair, an antique desk or a side table. It stays in her line of sight until one or another of its nuances catches her eye, then she takes her brush in hand and gets to painting. ...
HVAC

Some new appliances in short supply – Entertainment & Life – GoErie.com

More Americans aren’t just sanitizing their hands these days, they’re giving their dishes and clothing extra thorough cleanings as well.A survey by GE Appliances has found "dishwashers are being run more frequently during the pandemic, and use of sanitization or high wash temperature cycles are up more than 50 percent; washer and dryer use is up 25 percent, and the sanitization cycle on washers is up 85 percent."Families are also cooking and freezing more stockpiled food, and since many people are now working out of their houses, using their air ventilation equipment more, as well.All this staying at home sweet home has created a booming business for both the appliance and HVAC industries. Yet the demand for new equipment is far exceeding the supply that manufacturers here and ...
Florist & Decorating

House to home: A child’s room evolves as they age – Entertainment & Life – telegram.com

I have always been a big fan of getting input from kids of all ages when setting out to redecorate their rooms. Children have very specific tastes and are happiest when they can submerge themselves in their favorite pastimes, be it superheroes, sports heroes, music icons or fashion trends. As they grow, it's natural that their ideas about what's totally important to them change as surely as day becomes night. A little bedroom decorating is called for to keep up with the times.A friend of mine asked for my help with the task of revising her 14-year-old daughter Anna's room. Her daughter was very hands-on and wanted to make it all happen. Color came first, and I wasn't surprised to hear that she was all about purple. There are many glorious shades of purple, from the softest lila...
Decor

Barn Finds and ‘Decor Influencers’ Appeal to the Past | Farm Life

Looking for a “barn find” on a vacation to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, or another farm community is a popular pastime. It could be an antique milk bottle, a hand-painted sign or even a farm table, but usually, if it catches your eye, it finds its way into your car to be taken home and become a part of your home décor.In recent years, vintage farm furniture, repurposed tables and barn-picked items have been elevated for use in modern home decorating thanks in large part to HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” television show in which Johanna and Chip Gaines gut and rehab homes around Waco, Texas.Gaines’ interior designs using farm finds and repurposed furniture have wowed audiences. The excitement she generates with her designs led her to form Magnolia Home online marke...
Bathroom

Design trends reflect changes seen after quarantine – Entertainment & Life – GoErie.com

Home designs are getting updated based on what stay-at-home workers, learners need. "Our home used to be an escape from the daily routine, and now more than ever it has become our shelter from the outside world. Now our home may be more part of our daily routine, too," said Cristina Miguelez, remodeling specialist for Fixr, a resource for home remodeling projects."As more people are starting to work from home, do homeschooling, exercise at home or even enjoy the holidays at home, we may start having the need to ‘escape from home,’ which may translate into creating new spaces within our houses where we relax, where we work or where we carry out certain activities like exercising or studying. This will allow us to separate our routine from our respite."More and better designed spa...
Florist & Decorating

Christine Flowers: Taking a Chance on life … and love | Opinion

I don’t much like human beings these days.  If you have to ask why, you haven’t been paying attention to the news, and you certainly don’t have a social media account.  There has been an overload of meanness, casual cruelty and a tone deafness to the feelings of other people, and as a human being myself, I fully admit to exhibiting some of the worst qualities of our species.  I’m sure you won’t try and disabuse me of that notion.That’s probably why I’ve spent some time over the last few columns reminiscing about human beings who exhibited a higher character and quality than most of the ones I traffic with these days.  My father and grandfather were exceptional people, and I miss them profoundly.  Someone else I miss in a way that makes the word “miss” seem ...
Living Rooms

Architect Bjarke Ingels Discusses Five Ways Urban Life Will Change

Source: Bjarke Ingels Group Source: Bjarke Ingels Group When pandemic stay-at-home orders were implemented in March, people in cities around the world were made prisoners in their own apartments. Residents in many buildings designed by the Danish-born architect Bjarke Ingels found themselves spending time on their balconies.“One of our first buildings, in Copenhagen, has these very long balconies that are staggered,” Ingels says. There, residents connect with neighbors in a physically distant way. “People were sending me videos of ‘block parties’ where everyone was outside, enjoying the sunset and listening to music—but safely.”Bjarke Ingels speaks during a Toyota press event for CES ...
Decor

Designing a home and a life

© Photo Janet Wilson Ottawa designer Ulya Jensen of Ulya Jensen Interiors has numerous residential, commercial and design projects under her belt throughout Ottawa. She recently renovated her ‘long and lean’ home in Little Italy into a smart, hip space. Janet Wilson Load Error Ulya Jensen has a knack for picking the next hotspot neighbourhood to live. After renovating homes in Westboro, Wellington Village and Hintonburg, the savvy designer set her sights on Little Italy. “I’ve been living in Ottawa since 1993 and working in design for the past 15 years. I’ve successfully managed to do this four times — to design and live in a home in four different Ottawa neighbourhood...
Heating & Cooling

‘Life or death’: Baking U.S. cities legislate for air conditioning

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Over the 15 years that she has lived in her seniors’ apartment building in Maryland, Victoria Price has lost several neighbours to a worsening scourge: heat.  The building in Montgomery County, just outside Washington, was constructed in the 1960s and has seen deferred maintenance, she said.   “We’ve had electrical failures, heating outages, air conditioning failures,” Price, 70, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “For a senior citizens’ building to experience this can be tragic.” In 2015, some of the residents even picketed outside the building to warn about what she described as dangerous indoor conditions.  “Year after year, neighbours would end up being transported to the hospital for heat exhaustion,” Price said, attributing the problem to b...
Living Rooms

How to make gallery wall ideas come to life

© Getty Images / KatarzynaBialasiewicz How to make gallery wall ideas come to life — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.It’s safe to say that decorating is perhaps the most fun part of a new or remodeled space. With empty walls and floors as a blank canvas, the décor options for adding your personality to the home are seemingly endless. One of the most stylish ways to liven up a living space is by creating a gallery wall, or a collection of hanging items that are carefully curated to fit your style. “It’s the best way to showcase your personality while filling a large amount of space,” says interior stylist Brooke Cloyd. Gallery walls allow you to show off your favorite art, framed phot...
Kitchen

Dismissed as a financial basket case, Longaberger seeks new life – Business – Times Reporter

Longaberger’s new owner is redefining the Ohio basket maker by emphasizing online sales and expanding its product offerings. The next-generation Longaberger website includes an array of kitchen and home decor, furniture, jewelry and bath products. Longaberger’s new owner has launched a plan to reinvent the old-school Ohio basket maker into a social-media powerhouse."This company at one time was a billion-dollar company," said Robert D’Loren, CEO of Xcel Brands, which acquired Longaberger in November. "Our goal is to make it a billion-dollar company again."Xcel, which also owns Halston, Isaac Mizrahi and Judith Ripka, envisions Longaberger as the anchor of "the world's largest and most engaged social-commerce community."The digital strategy requires a big shift in products, cultu...
Kitchen

How a Victorian villa came back to family life with clever design details

In part three of our Switch it Up series, we discover the inspiring transformation of a Victorian villa in Dublin 8. Now a bright and spacious three-bed family home, the renovation was something knitwear designer Laura Chambers “could not get her head around” but with the help of a talented architect and a skilled builder, who could bring her plans to life (and more), that’s exactly what she did. Laura, who creates colourful hand-loomed cashmere knitwear under her Laura Chambers brand, lives in the striking period property with her husband Viv, children Emma and Evan and the family dog, Bailey, a rescue Cavachon. The house wa...
Decor

Life House Brings Its Modern, Design-Focused Hotel Concept To Nantucket

Life House Nantucket opened its doors this week, located on 10 Cliff Road. Life House “We're not just a hotel brand,” said Rami Zeidan, founder and CEO of Life House hotels. “We're a belief in the fulfilling value that meaningful travel brings to our lives.” Zeidan, a seasoned hospitality entrepreneur who has expertly curated a concept for the discerning, modern traveler, just opened the doors to his latest addition of boutique Life House properties: a coastal, Federal-style retreat on Cliff Road in Nantucket. "Built in the style of Neoclassical Federalists movement, the House is characterized by the ... [+] evolution of architecture on the Island following the Independence of the United States. The coastal interpretation emerged from the later 1700s to early 1800s, ins...
Interior

A Renovated Boulder Cabin That Embraces the Good Life

HMH Architecture & Interiors gives a past-its-prime timber cabin in Boulder a remodel that makes the most of its singular setting. By Cheryl Meyers •  5280 Home August/September 2020It’s only 20 minutes from downtown Boulder, but this 40-acre swath of land in the foothills above Chautauqua Park is a slice of nearly untouched Colorado wilderness. And it’s clear—as you peer out the floor-to-ceiling windows of the property’s impeccably renovated 2,700-square-foot home—that the local wildlife appreciates all this open space: Herds of elk wander through in the autumn, joined by bears, mountain lions, bobcats, and the occasional moose. Wild turkeys graze in the meadows, which are dappled with wildflowers, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, mountain cedar, and old-growth blue spruce. Unobstructe...