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  • Sunbrella Assure has additionally received verification from both European and North American organizations alike that the technology and production itself contributes to safer, healthier environments free from harmful chemicals.
  • The product is certified by GREENGUARD for low chemical emissions, contributing to healthy indoor air quality.
  • “Sunbrella Assure is yet another example of how we continue to build on our legacy of smart wellness design and environmentally conscious actions,” Sunbrella chief marketing officer Steve Pawl says of their innovative technology.
  • The Healthier Hospitals Initiative compliant Assure technology is applicable on many of Sunbrella Contract’s vast assortment of stylish and colorful fabrics with unique textures and patterns.
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  • The base compound in this technology also contains 60% renewably sourced content derived from a variety of plant-based sources, carefully selected to be from non-genetically-modified (non-GMO) and non-food-source feedstock. 
  • Sunbrella Contract, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance textiles, has developed a new sustainably engineered fluorine-free technology for fabrics that delivers on water repellency, water-based stain resistance and durability.
  • One company’s newest technology suited for performance fabrics is not only stain and fade resistant, but environmentally conscious as well.
  • The checklist for the ideal fabric goes beyond being easy to clean or abrasion resistant, let alone visual appeal, but it must actively contribute to improving the area.
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  • Oh, Canada. If you’ve never travelled to our neighbors’ yard to indulge in a mountain of crispy French fries smothered in thick gravy and topped with cheese curds so fresh that they squeak, go now. You could also make it yourself, but don’t cheat yourself; shredded mozzarella is *no* substitution for fresh cheese curds. (via Half Baked Harvest)
  • Hailing from the Sichuan province, this plant-based Chinese dish is a vegetarian’s dream. Tofu is tossed in a spicy chili and bean-based sauce along with other veggies, making it a filling and satisfying dinner option. (via Appetite for China)
  • This popular Filipino dish traditionally includes pieces of chicken that are slow cooked in a garlicky soy and vinegar sauce. Depending on the region, some folks add brown sugar, coconut milk and even pineapple. Yup, we’re into it. (via Salu Salo)
  • If you find yourself perusing Pinterest or Instagram on the reg, you’ve likely noticed that Shakshouka is hot right now, and rightfully so. This vivid Israeli dish is full of rich and tangy flavors and can be enjoyed at any meal — from breakfast to dinner. (via Kitschen Cat)
  • This thick and rich fish chowder will make your usual clam chowder seem basic. Jam-packed with flavor, Cullen Skink is a proud Scottish soup that uses smoked haddock along with hearty potatoes and onions. Needless to say, this soup eats like a meal. (via Ang Sarap)
  • Impossible to resist, this tender German pot roast is slathered with a silky sweet and sour gravy. While it’s typically associated with special occasions and holidays, you’re encouraged to make it whenever your heart desires. (via Cooking the Globe)
  • You don’t hear about New Zealand cuisine all that often, but they certainly have their own things happening. Whitebait fritters are a Kiwi fave come spring. They’re basically omelettes that contain whitebait, but take note that purists only use the egg whites in order to avoid interfering with the flavor of the seafood. (via Bunny Eats Design)
  • This West African peanut stew is what comfort food is all about. Beef, sweet potatoes and carrots are brought together in a succulent sauce of peanut butter paste and tomatoes. Serve it atop a bed of rice and slip into a state of euphoria! (via African Bites)
  • A vibrant dish from the Indian subcontinent, biriyani is concocted by the general rule of incorporating rice, spices and meat. This particular recipe is a one-pot dish that brings shrimp to the equation. It’s also flexible in the way that you can spice things up to your preference. (via A Cupcake for Love)
  • While this French dish was once considered a peasant’s dish, now it’s been refined to haute cuisine. With beef braised in red wine, the slow cooker version makes it a perfect option for a cozy Sunday dinner at home. (via Supergolden Bakes)
  • The crave-worthy potato and cheese pierogi is SO good that Poland, the Ukraine and Slovakia all consider it their national dish. Topped with melted butter, sour cream, fried onions and bacon bits, this one is plain *irresistible.* (via Fotokulinarnie)
  • This glorious Vietnamese dish brings grilled pork and rice noodles to your table in a beautiful arrangement. If you think it looks good, just wait until you dig into those crunchy sweet and sour bits. (via Hungry Huy)
  • This, right here, is what dreams are made of. Picture lightly fried corn tortillas smothered in salsa or mole, simmered, then topped with pulled chicken, crema, shredded queso fresco, avocado and an egg. Mexico, we thank you. (via What Do You Crave?)
  • If you thought you loved mashed potatoes before, Ireland’s got a special treat for you. Colcannon brings all of the elements of the best mashed potatoes to the table, like a generous amount of butter and salt, but adds extra oomph with the addition of delicious and nutritious kale or cabbage. (via Not Starving Yet)
  • This bad boy could humble a ballpark frank any day. The Argentinian sandwich stuffs a hefty and juicy chorizo sausage into a crusty roll and tops it with a flavorful and herbaceous chimichurri. Sink your teeth into this once and you’ll say goodbye to hot dogs forever. (via Tara’s Multicultural Table)
  • Italy has a plethora of dishes that represent them well, but there’s nothing quite like a classic margherita from Naples — and if you’ve read through Eat, Pray, Love, you already know this. In its purest form, a thin homemade crust is adorned with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in order to represent the national colors of the Italian flag. (via Olivia’s Cuisine)
  • This hearty stew packs a punch in the best way. Bebere is the spice blend that brings everything together, and though there are many variations of it, this one calls for spices such as chili flakes, ginger and cumin to create the most warming of flavors. Served with injera flatbread, it’s a perfect dinner. (via Cook Eat Live Vegetarian)
  • This recipe has grown in popularity throughout the world with a handful of variations from the original, but you can’t beat a classic Russian stroganoff. Tender strips of beef are tossed in a creamy sauce, then served over noodles. (via Chef Jar)
  • Japan certainly knows comfort food, and if anyone were to ever argue that, we would simply shove this dish their way. Katsudon unites rice, a deep-fried pork cutlet, egg, vegetables and varying condiments to give you ultimate coziness in a bowl. (via The Woks of Life)
  • If you’ve never tried a paella before, you’re missing out. Though the regional Valencian dish is typically cooked over an open fire in a large vessel called a paellera, this recipe allows you to whip it up in the comfort of your own home. (via Half Baked Harvest)
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  • By combining meaningful innovation with positive aesthetic cohesion, B&N ups the ante for hygiene in socially distant spaces by creating opportunities for design instead of making it a chore. 
  • Along with keeping common spaces sage with clean hands, B+N believes that maintaining an open and emotionally connected aesthetic can easily be incorporated into office layouts that are transformed to fit new guidelines.
  • One ordinary day, Somberg was looking over renderings filled with colorful pieces when “all of a sudden I just started getting happy,” he says about his epiphany. The final piece to the Sanitizing Station puzzle is color. B+N offers a multitude of powder colors and allows for customization and branding so long as the client provides their own graphics. Already in the works are collaborations with the brand’s favorite artists and creatives. 
  • Brightening up the mood, physically and figuratively, the Sanitizing Stations greet users with the cheeky Mr. Drippy™ logo and Amass sanitizer, with notes of eucalyptus, cinnamon, and clove, leaves their hands with a fresh aroma instead of a clinical odor.
  • As the design industry and beyond experienced the COVID-19 pandemic, turning the function of space upside down, B+N knew that a knee-jerk reaction would not lead to a meaningful solution. “We’re capturing a historical moment that’s going to last,” says Somberg about wanting to create an inviting and thoughtful product.
  • “I’m over ‘pivot’,” explains Brad Somberg, CEO of B+N Industries. “If there’s a problem, you make a solution!” And behold: A colorful and customizable High-Volume Sanitizing Station that fits two one-gallon containers of botanically infused sanitizing gel.
  • Avoiding the landfill waste that individual, single-use bottles of hand sanitizer accumulate, one company is offering a colorful and purposeful option that elevates the look and safety of common spaces. 
  • Applying hand sanitizer, like drinking water, is a necessary part of a healthy daily routine.
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  • Barfi: Barfi is essentially a more solidified form of a milk-based pudding. In this dish, a sweet batter is thickened and then set to cool and cut into smaller pieces.
  • Halwa: Halwa is a pudding made with any variety of flour — like chickpea flour, wheat flour, semolina or root vegetables — that’s cooked with sugar, ghee and water/milk.
  • Gulab Jamun: If Chicken Tikka Masala (or some might say Butter Chicken) is the king of Indian curries, then Gulab Jamun is definitely the king if deserts. Milk solids are crushed into powder and then mixed with milk in order to knead into a smooth dough. The dough is then rolled into small balls, deep fried, and dunked into a sugar syrup until the balls absorb the syrup and become soft and juicy.
  • Chas: A savory buttermilk drink that has just a kick to it (because most Indian dishes have a kick to it!). This drink is usually enjoyed after a meal, as the use of cumin, mint and rock salt aids for a good digestion.
  • Lassi: A sweet yogurt drink traditionally made by thinning out yogurt with milk or water and then sweetening it for more flavor. Cream is added to the drink too to make it richer. Lassi can be made into different flavors simply by adding various fruits, additional flavorings, etc. For example, mango lassi is made by mixing mango and yogurt, whereas strawberry lassi contains fresh strawberries, etc.
  • Masala Chai: This is when you add some kind of spice (masala) to the concoction above, and that makes it Masala Chai. A typical masala chai has a blend of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper and ginger cooked in chai.
  • Chai/Tea: The Indian name for tea is Chai. You make chai by cooking a certain ration of water to milk, then add sugar as a sweetener and black tea together. And yes, when your order a “Chai Tea Latte” at Starbucks you’re ordering a “Tea Tea Latte.”
  • Biryani: A very popular Indian rice dish with its roots in the Mughal empire in India, Biryani is a rice dish prepared by several layers of rice, some kind of spiced meat or protein and some added richness added by ghee or yogurt and then slow cooked to perfection. This is one of the dishes
  • Dal: Dal is the hindi name for lentils, and it broadly refers to all lentil soups in an Indian cuisine. Typically, the lentils are mixed with water, turmeric, and salt, then cooked to perfection.
  • Vindaloo: When the Portuguese came to India and established their colony in Goa, they also brought with them their cuisine. And when that Portuguese food married with Indian flavors, several good things happened. Vindaloo is one of the products of that. Fiery and flavorful, Vindaloo is traditionally made with pork, marinated in wine vinegar and garlic.
  • Rogan josh: This dish hails from the beautiful northern state of India, Kashmir. With its roots in Persian cuisine, this dish is traditionally cooked with lamb or goat. Rogan josh consists of pieces of lamb or mutton braised with a gravy flavored with garlic, ginger and aromatic spices (cloves, bay leaves, cardamom, and cinnamon), and some versions incorporate onions or yogurt.
  • Korma: Korma is a preparation where protein is cooked with a yogurt-based sauce flavored with ginger and garlic. Fried onion is added to thicken the sauce and that is what also gives it a hint of sweetness.
  • Saag Paneer: Saag is simply the hindi name for leafy green vegetables. But this particular dish refers to a delicious curry where spinach is cooked with spices and then paneer is added to the dish. At some Indian restaurants, you can also find this dish under the name of Palak Paneer, where palak is a hindi name for spinach.
  • Chana (Chole) Masala: Chana or Chole is the Hindi name for chickpeas. Chana masala is simply chickpeas cooked in an onion, ginger, and garlic-based sauce with garam masala added to it. This is a popular North Indian curry; it’s spicy and packs a punch. It’s typically served with soft and flaky bread called Bhature, or with a baked, pillowy bread called Kulcha.
  • Tikka Masala: Tikka is the Hindi term for “small chunks,” and masala means a spice blend. So when small chunks of anything, like chicken, are cooked in a sauce with a particular spice blend, it is called Chicken Tikka Masala. The same way when paneer comes to the play, it is called Paneer Tikka Masala. The world famous sauce used in tikka masala is mainly tomato-based, with some richness added by cream or thick yogurt.
  • Poori: Poori are flat circles of dough that have been deep fried in ghee or oil until they puff and become slightly crispy on the outside. Typically served with aloo ki sazi (stir-fried potatoes), this is a beloved comfort food in northern India.
  • Paratha: Paratha is a flatbread that is layered and pan fried. They are made with wheat flour, and ghee or oil is smeared between layers of dough while rolling them. But there are many ways in which you can make a paratha, specially stuffed paratha. A Stuffed Paratha is when filling is stuffed into a ball of dough and then rolled into a flatbread.
  • Roti: Naan is popular on Indian restaurant menus, but roti is a staple in Indian homes. Roti is a no fuss Indian bread, typically made with whole wheat flour that’s kneaded into a soft dough, then rolled into thin circles and cooked on a tava (Indian skillet) on the stovetop.
  • Naan: Naan is one of the most popular Indian flatbreads. To make a naan, wheat flour dough is prepared either by allowing it to rise using yeast, or by the addition of yogurt to the dough. That dough is then rolled into flatbreads and cooked in an Indian oven, called a tandoor.
  • Vada Pav: Vadas are deep fried dumplings or flattened patties of potato, and a pav is a plain old dinner roll. Vada pav is essentially a spicier vegetarian version of sliders where the dumpling or patty is sandwiched between two halves of a dinner roll. Oftentimes, condiments are added to the mix (often a green mint and cilantro chutney).
  • Samosa: Another popular Indian street food is the samosa. Samosas contain a small amount of spicy potato or meat filling  that are then wrapped in dough and deep fried until crispy and flaky.
  • Bhajji: Bhajji (or Pakoras) are crispy deep fried dollops of spicy chickpea batter served with spicy condiments called chutney. Onion bhajji features thinly sliced onions that have been added to the chickpea batter and then deep fried to crispy perfection.
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  • Shabby chic decor emphasizes vintage elements to recreate the antique flea market look. The furniture are characterized by their aged appearance, with distressed wood composition covered in sanded milk paint to show signs of wear and tear.
  • Urban interior design stems from the modern designer lofts in the major cities. Taking cues from its cosmopolitan environment, urban modern is a fusion of various opposing and complementary traits. Minimalist modern, glamorous chic, ethnic heirlooms, and edgy experimental designs all collide in a distinctively 21st-century setting.
  • Farmhouse decor is a modern approach to cabin-inspired interior design. Mostly transitional in nature with some traditional elements mixed in, farmhouse aesthetic should transport your imagination to French Provence. Source some dried lavender bunches and other greeneries – careful arrangement of vases and planters will really stylize your home.
  • Bohemian decor captures the carefree and adventurous spirit of the avant-garde lifestyle. It features creative application of rich patterns and vibrant colors, especially those with red or purple tones. The key is to carefully present a purposefully “messy” look. Layer on textiles (throws, pillows, rugs, tapestry) for a warm ambience.
  • An off-shoot of the mid-century modern movement, Scandinavian design introduced a popular minimalist look to the interior architecture field that lasts to this day.
  • Warm, relaxing, and positive. Nautical decor (also referred to as coastal or cottage decor) reflects the New England beach house spirit. This interior design style is based on white or sand colored foundation, with blue as the primary accent color.
  • This is a look that hearkens back to the turn-of-the-century industrial era. It emphasizes liberal use of exposed steel with distressed wooden elements, frequently complemented by exposed brick walls. The modern variant commonly includes copper-tone accents. In terms of general feel, industrial decor is often rustic and mature.
  • The mid-1900s produced some of the most iconic pieces in modern design. It is characterized by refined lines, minimalist silhouettes, and natural shapes.
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  • YumRagu alla bolognese (spaghetti bolognaise) -- the world's go-to "can't decide what to have" food.Pizza -- mind-bogglingly simple yet satisfying dish. Staple diet of bachelors and college students.Italian-style salami -- second only to cigarettes as a source of addiction. Coffee -- cappuccino is for breakfast? Forget it. We want it all day and all night. DumbBuffalo mozzarella -- those balls of spongy, off-white, subtly flavored cheeses of water buffalo milk. The flavor's so subtle you have to imagine it.
  • 1. Italy
  • YumSweet and sour pork -- a guilty pleasure that has taken on different forms.Dim sum -- a grand tradition from Hong Kong to New York. Roast suckling pig and Peking duck -- wonders of different styles of ovens adopted by Chinese chefs.Xiaolongbao -- incredible soup-filled surprises. How do they get that dumpling skin to hold all that hot broth?DumbShark's fin soup -- rallying for Chinese restaurants to ban the dish has been a pet issue of green campaigners in recent years.
  • 2. China
  • YumEscargot -- credit the French for turning slimey, garden-dwelling pests into a delicacy. Massive respect for making them taste amazing too.Macarons -- like unicorn food. In fact anything from a patisserie in France seems to have been conjured out of sugar, fairy dust and the dinner wishes of little girls.Baguette -- the first and last thing that you'll want to eat in France. The first bite is transformational; the last will be full of longing. DumbFoie gras -- it tastes like 10,000 ducks roasted in butter then reduced to a velvet pudding, but some animal advocates decry the cruelty of force-feeding fowl to fatten their livers.
  • 3. France
  • YumJamon Iberico -- a whole cured ham hock usually carved by clamping it down in a wooden stand like some medieval ritual.Churros -- the world's best version of sweet fried dough.DumbGazpacho -- it's refreshing and all, but it's basically liquid salad.
  • 4. Spain
  • YumMiso soup -- showcases some of the fundamental flavors of Japanese food, simple and wholesome.Sushi and sashimi -- who knew that raw fish on rice could become so popular?Tempura -- the perfection of deep-frying. Never greasy, the batter is thin and light like a crisp tissue.DumbFugu -- is anything really that delicious that it's worth risking your life to eat? The poisonous blowfish recently killed diners in Egypt, but is becoming more available in Japan.
  • 5. Japan
  • YumDal -- India has managed to make boiled lentils exciting.Dosa -- a pancake filled with anything from cheese to spicy vegetables, perfect for lunch or dinner.Chai -- not everyone likes coffee and not everyone likes plain tea, but it's hard to resist chai.DumbBalti chicken -- an invention for the British palate, should probably have died out with colonialism.
  • 6. India
  • YumOlive oil -- drizzled on other food, or soaked up by bread, is almost as varied as wine in its flavors.Spanakopita -- makes spinach palatable with its feta cheese mixture and flaky pastry cover.Gyros -- late-night drunk eating wouldn't be the same without the pita bread sandwich of roast meat and tzatziki.DumbLachanorizo -- basically cabbage and onion cooked to death then mixed with rice. Filling, but one-dimensional.
  • 7. Greece
  • YumTom yam kung -- a rave party for the mouth. The floral notes of lemongrass, the earthy galangal, freshness of kaffir lime leaves and the heat of the chilies. Massaman curry -- a Thai curry with Islamic roots. Topped our list of the world's 50 most delicious foods.Som tam -- the popular green papaya salad is sour, extra spicy, sweet and salty. It's the best of Thai tastes.DumbPla som -- a fermented fish eaten uncooked is popular in Lawa and reported to be responsible for bile duct cancer.
  • 8. Thailand
  • YumMole -- ancient sauce made of chili peppers, spices, chocolate and magic incantations.Tacos al pastor -- the spit-roast pork taco, a blend of the pre- and post-Colombian.Tamales -- an ancient Mayan food of masa cooked in a leaf wrapping.DumbTostadas -- basically the same as a taco or burrito but served in a crispy fried tortilla which breaks into pieces as soon as you bite into it. Impossible to eat.
  • 9. Mexico
  • YumCheeseburger -- a perfect example of making good things greater.Chocolate chip cookie -- the world would be a little less habitable without this Americana classic.DumbAll overly processed foods such as Twinkies, Hostess cakes and KFC.
  • 10. United States
  • This is our take on some of the best food cultures and destinations, but of course it's subjective.
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  • 20. Homemade Wall Hangings With just a bit of yarn, you can create a one-of-a-kind wall art that’s as unique as you are!
  • 17. Geometric Door Design Go ahead, jazz up that old dorm room door by adding personality and flare with washi tape.
  • 11. Wall-Decal Chair You’re going to need places to sit and this DIY chair’s finished product is much simpler to create than it appears. Plus, with so many wall decal options available, you can customize to your heart’s content.
  • 8. Washi Tape Lampshade Make a one-of-a-kind lampshade using washi tape. You can mix and match fun, bright colors or use one color depending on your preference. Create whatever pattern you like, too! You’ll know you have a unique item because you designed it and, really, what’s cooler than that?
  • 5. Personalized Doormat Give everyone who comes knocking a warm welcome under their toes by creating a personalized doormat.
  • 4. Iron-Transfer Floral Duvet Cover Designer duvet covers can be downright expensive. Make your own with this tutorial. Not into floral? Follow the instructions and pick a different mod pattern!
  • 3. Embroidery Hoop Wall Art Wall art you can make without any artistic ability whatsoever. No, seriously! Just pick a fabric pattern you like, place and tighten. It’s that easy!
  • 2. Recover an Old Desk Chair You don’t need to spend money on a new desk chair – new ones come in boring patterns (or lack of patterns at all) anyway! Just purchase new cool fabric (make sure it’s durable, though) to recover an old desk chair.
  • 1. Cookie Sheet Magnetic Board Don't write your reminders on a boring notepad only to blend into your desk later - hang them on a cool homemade magnet board you'll be sure to notice! You can also hang photos and mementos from home, too!
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  • CoreLife EateryOpened in New York in 2015, CoreLife Eatery plans to have more than 300 restaurants in the next five years. CoreLife has green bowls, grain bowls, power plates and bone broth bowls to support healthy but busy lifestyles. Every meal is made from scratch, too. It’s a great choice for those seeking a more plant-based diet.
  • Slim ChickensSlim Chickens is known for its 17 dipping sauces including cayenne ranch, blue cheese, buffalo, Korean BBQ, mango habanero and gravy. It also serves wings, sandwiches, salads, chicken and waffles, and sides like fried pickle and fried okra. Expect to see more locations soon; Slim Chickens wants to open 600 new locations in the next 10 years.
  • Modern Market EateryFounded in 2009 in Denver, Modern Market has expanded to six US states—and we expect to see them all across the country soon. They strive to make “eating well” the highlight of your day, rather than a chore. They offer delicious, farm-to-table meals at fast-food prices, which we love. The menu has everything from salads and smoothies to pizza and mac ‘n’ cheese.
  • Tropical Smoothie CafeIf there isn’t a Tropical Smoothie Cafe near you, chances are there will be one soon. The goal is 1,500 cafes by the end of 2025! This new chain serves delicious smoothies like the Kiwi Quencher (kiwi, strawberry and yogurt), and Avocolada (avocado, pineapple, spinach, kale, coconut and lime). While you’re there, pick up a flatbread, wrap, quesadilla, sandwich or bowl for later.
  • Chicago’s Pizza With-A-TwistFounded in 2014, Chicago Pizza With-A-Twist is one of the fastest-growing pizza restaurants in the country. The hot spot adds Indian and Middle Eastern spices to vegan dough. In addition to the classics like Hawaiian and Meat, you’ll find some incredible fusion options here, like the garlicky Lamb Kebab and Tikka Masala Veggie. Take a look at the original locations of today’s most popular fast-food chains.
  • Dave’s Hot ChickenNashville hot chicken has spread nationwide. What started as a California pop-up in 2017 is now a popular restaurant with three permanent locations and two more on the way. People flock to Dave’s Hot Chicken for the deep-fried chicken tenders coated in different spice blends from No Spice to Extra Hot and Reaper. The Reaper is so spicy customers that have to sign a release to eat it.
  • Burger BossThis small burger restaurant chain in Southern California puts the guest in charge by having them “boss their burger” using an interactive kiosk where they virtually build their burger. You pick your protein, bun, cheese, sauce and toppings. Burger Boss prides itself on serving only grass-fed beef, too.
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  • Product: Patkau Bench. Standout: Atop hairpin stainless-steel legs, a bench from the Patkau Architects founder and team features ergonomic angled seat sections in solid oak, maple, or walnut, separated by a slim gap.
  • Product: Toast. Standout: Each of the 48-by-60-inch acoustic privacy panels by Studio Hopkins can be reconfigured from a vertical to a horizontal orientation by rotating it within its powder-coated recycled-steel tension stand. 
  • Product: Aire Outdoor. Standout: The aluminum and Batyline PVC-coated polyester mesh of Piergiorgio Cazzaniga Design’s armchair come in new colors—Dark Blue, Dark Green, Oxide Red—in addition to existing White and Earth Brown. 
  • Product: Up. Standout: The FilzFelt co-founder upcycles polyester from water bottles into a five-piece bleach-cleanable textile collection inspired by such city staples as utility covers and traffic signs. 
  • Product: Second Nature. Standout: With Luum’s existing wool-nylon Construct as its ground, the company creative director’s textile layers botanical motifs and rigid lines in nylon-polyester thread and withstands 100,000 Martindale cycles. 
  • Product: Brace. Standout: A meeting-room table by the Jehs+Laub duo pairs slim solid-steel legs with a 1-inch-thick solid oak or walnut top, cutting a sharp silhouette in a range of shapes and sizes. 
  • Product: Soft Top. Standout: Upholstered steel stools and benches, the latter with an optional oak or ash surface between the twin seats, expand Brad Ascalon Studio’s 2018 Soft Top chairs. 
  • Product: Pergola. Standout: The Interior Design Hall of Famer joined forces with the company product design manager to proffer a scalable room within a room that can be kitted out with partitions, power routing, and more. 
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  • 10. Remember Why You’re ThereCollege can be a lot of fun, but don’t lose sight of the real reason you’re there. Your dorm room needs to be an organized, comfortable space where you can study and work — but it doesn’t have to be boring.
  • 9. Make Your Bed an OasisYour dorm room is your place to recharge from the demands of college life, and your bed is a key part of that. Knowing how to make it a retreat amid all the activity is vital.
  • 8. Soften the Harsh LightingIt’s possible that the lighting in your dorm room will consist of one overhead fluorescent fixture. Many dorm rooms offer only that and a small window; some might have the added luxury of a utilitarian desk lamp.
  • 7. Keep the Clutter ContainedNothing shrinks a space more than clutter. Keeping your items put away will not only make your mom proud, but also make your room feel bigger. Give your belongings a home by using baskets, trays, bins or boxes; storage can be cute and functional while not detracting from the design of your room.
  • 6. Temporary Wall Art Works WondersDorm rooms have their limitations; you usually can’t paint or nail things to the walls. But that doesn’t mean you are forced to spend a year looking at those boring white walls. There are plenty of options for adding wall art to your dorm room that can be removed quickly and easily at the end of the school year.
  • 5. Coordinate with Your RoommateNote that we said coordinate, not match. While some roommates may have the desire to make their dorm room look like a Freshome post, don’t feel like you have to go that far (although more power to you if you want to do that).
  • 4. Use Multi-Functional FurnitureSmall spaces have some big challenges. First and foremost: How do you make room for everything? One of the best ways to solve that challenge is to ask more of your furniture.
  • 3. Personalize Your Dorm RoomWhen your room was cleaned over the summer, the furniture probably went back into a standard layout. Don’t be afraid to rearrange it; try putting two desks together, moving the dressers into a new configuration or putting your bed by the window.
  • 2. If You Can’t Loft, Then LiftThe majority of dorm rooms are on the smaller side. If you are unable to loft your bed to gain some extra space, try using bed risers to lift it. Those few extra inches of storage space can make a huge difference when you are living in one room.
  • 1. Create Space By Lofting Your BedMost dorm rooms have the capacity for loft beds. Take advantage of high ceilings by raising your bed loft-style; doing so gives you a sizable amount of space below your bed.
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  • This warming dish originated in the Alps as a peasant dish that utilized available winter ingredients like cheese, wine, and bread
  • 10. Switzerland: Cheese Fondue
  • The traditional Peruvian ceviche is made with slices of raw fresh fish cured in citrus until it’s marinated to perfect tenderness. The citrusy flavor mixes perfectly with herbs, chili, red onion, fried and boiled corn, and sometimes sweet potato to cut the acidity. The ceviche can be scooped up with lettuce leaves or fried plantain chips.
  • 9. Peru: Ceviche
  • This stew-based dish is cooked slowly in a special dome-shaped clay pot to keep the ingredients moist and full of flavor. The dish is often cooked with lamb or chicken and has a savory, smoky flavor. This must-try Moroccan meal is served over couscous and traditionally eaten with your hands.
  • 8. Morocco: Tagine
  • The dosa is a very thin crepe that is made from rice, which is then stuffed full with spiced potatoes, veggies, and onions. This dish is often topped with coconut chutney or a variety of chutney options including chili, mint, and coriander based chutneys. Indian street stalls and vendors traditionally serve this dish, but your local Indian food restaurant may serve up a similar rendition.
  • 7. India: Masala Dosa
  • Dim sum is Cantonese fare that was traditionally served alongside teas for weary travelers or rural workers. Today, dim sum is a weekend morning meal usually eaten by Hong Kong families. Dim sum consists of what seems like hundreds of small dishes including dumplings, buns, noodle rolled dishes, meat based dishes, and of course, sweets like tarts, puddings, and custard filled buns.
  • 6. Hong Kong: Dim Sum
  • This dish hails from the south of Germany and is the ultimate German comfort food. The thick stew is packed with protein from lentils, bacon, and vegetables, and is served over Spätzle (seen in photo). Often this dish is paired with Saitenwurst, or German sausages.
  • 5. Germany: Jägerbraten mit Spätzle
  • This delicious broth-based soup is full of rice noodles, herbs, fresh veggies, and spices. Traditional pho includes thinly sliced beef that is thrown in the soup at the last minute to flash cook. Pho Ga uses chicken rather than beef, and there are options for tofu as well.
  • 4. Vietnam: Pho
  • This Czech staple is as hearty as it sounds with bread dumplings and thick, meaty gravy. The dumplings are made with flour, milk, eggs, and stale bread crumbs and have a light, fluffy texture. The goulash is like a thick stew or gravy and stars beef (and sometimes the famous Czech beer) as this dish’s most defining ingredient.
  • 3. Czech Republic: Goulash and Bread Dumplings
  • This traditional Costa Rican breakfast item may be the easiest to re-create at home. It consists of rice, black beans (seen in photo), eggs, and tortilla. Often this dish is paired with fried banana or ripe avocado, which tames the salty rice and provides a pop of color to the dish.
  • 2. Costa Rica: Gallo Pinto
  • Everyone loves dumplings, and this Chinese variation does not disappoint. Jiaozi are filled with mincemeat and veggies and wrapped up in a yanbao (silver ingot) shape before being deep-fried.
  • 1. China: Jiaozi
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  • Wyoming Weitzel’s Wings, LaramieThe locals affectionately call it “Double Dubs,” but we’re calling it one of the best spots for wings in the West. You’ll salivate over the unique sauce selection (there’s even garlic alfredo and habanero mustard) and anyone brave enough can take the Double Dub’s Dozen Challenge. Just eat 12 wings in less than five minutes and you’ll get a set of DD dog tags.
  • Wisconsin Gouda Girls, MilwaukeeThere’s a reason the residents of Wisconsin are known as cheeseheads: They love their dairy. Using only local cheeses, the Gouda Girls have crafted a crave-worthy menu of gooey goodness, from the mac n’ cheese grilled cheese to the BLTC (you know what the C stands for…).
  • West VirginiaRollin’ Smoke, CharlestonAt this food truck, they like to say “we smoke it all,” and one look at the menu and you know it’s true. Order up smoked brisket, sausage, Cornish hens, ribs and much more. They’ve got all the classic barbecue sides at Rollin’ Smoke, but how could you say no to a cheesy hash brown casserole?
  • Washington Fish Basket NW, SeattleThere’s nothing like the fresh seafood found along the coast of the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy it for yourself at the Fish Basket NW food truck roaming the streets of Seattle. Their specialty? Fish tacos featuring the catch of the day, whether it’s cod, salmon or halibut. Get it beer-battered or simply grilled and, in the words of the owners, you’ll be hooked.
  • Virginia Captain Cookie & The Milkman, Northern VirginiaChocolate chip, ginger molasses, funfetti… you name it, the Cookiemobile has got it! Each truck is equipped with a full bakery so the sweet treats are baked fresh every single day. Dip yours into cold milk from local Trickling Springs Creamery or, take it one step further and build a cookie ice cream sandwich.
  • Vermont Farmers & Foragers, BurlingtonYou can tell by the name alone—this mobile restaurant is committed to using only locally sourced ingredients and products. That means that the menu is constantly changing based on whatever produce and meats are seasonally available. Two popular picks you’ll often see, however, are the Vermont cheesesteak and the perch po’boy.
  • Utah Bruges Waffles & Frites, Salt Lake CitySkip the frozen waffles in favor of these doughy delicacies—they’re even made with pearls of sugar that have been imported overseas from Belgium. Topped with creme fraiche and strawberries or coated in rich dark chocolate, the Liege waffles from this truck are everything your breakfast dreams are made of.
  • Texas Paperboy, AustinBottomless brunch on the go is now a thing, thanks to this breakfast-only food truck. The revolving menu changes based on the season but always features strong brews from Tweed Coffee Roasters and everyone’s favorite B.E.C., a buttermilk biscuit piled with bacon, egg and pimento cheese.
  • Tennessee Deg Thai, NashvilleSpice up your life with a bite to eat from this Thai-fusion food truck in downtown Nashville. Start with homemade spring rolls dipped in sweet and sour plum sauce, then move onto a heaping plate of pad Thai or one of their two types of curry.
  • South Dakota Dakota Snow, Sioux FallsCool down with an ice cold snow cone from this tie-dyed truck. The amount of flavors to choose from is almost overwhelming! Stick to a classic like blue raspberry or root beer, or get a little crazy with one of their premium flavors like birthday blast, which comes with ice cream, rainbow sprinkles and whipped cream. It’s perfect for a hot summer day.
  • South Carolina Roti Rolls, CharlestonFor an eclectic line-up of street food, get to Roti Rolls in Charleston. Ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the coolest food trucks in the nation, they serve fresh flaky roti (an Indian flatbread) stuffed with punch-packing flavors like curried vegetables, red garlic hummus, kimchi and smoked pork.
  • Rhode Island Like No Udder, ProvidenceI scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream from Like No Udder, where even vegans and the lactose intolerant can indulge in a scoop of smooth soft-serve. Each of their 12 flavors (which include Thai iced tea and maple grapenut) are made dairy-free using a coconut, cashew or soy base and can be topped with coconut whipped cream… and rainbow sprinkles, of course.
  • PennsylvaniaBlue Sparrow, PittsburghYou can’t miss Blue Sparrow driving around Pittsburgh—it’s a converted vintage Greyhound bus. This bus serves up streetfood classics from around the globe. Try a banh mi, bibimbap, falafel or even a good ol’ cheese pizza. Be sure to save room for dessert, too! Their Key lime cookies are a favorite.
  • Oregon The Frying Scotsman, PortlandIt’s hard to choose just one from the city that has been named the best place in America for food trucks! But when you dig into the crispy and juicy fried fish at this British “chippy”, you’ll understand why it tops the list. The only thing on the menu? England’s famous fish and chips (those are French fries, by the way).
  • Oklahoma Mob Grill, Oklahoma CityNo, this Oklahoma eatery isn’t related to the Mafia—MOB actually stands for Marco’s Onion Burger, the dish that catapulted the food truck to Midwestern fame. Sink your teeth into a juicy burger topped with tangy caramelized onions marinated in Marco’s secret sauce. The crispy twice-fried French fries sprinkled with Bada Bing spice are the perfect side.
  • OhioLinks-N-Lemonade, ColumbusYou’ll find Links-N-Lemonade driving the streets of Columbus. When you stop for lunch, get their signature Coney dog. Be sure to grab an order of fries too. No frozen fries here—they’re hand-cut daily. If you want to go over the top, order the fries loaded with bacon, Coney sauce, cheese and barbecue sauce.
  • North DakotaThe Hot Dog Peddler, FargoWe love a good fancified food truck, but sometimes a classic hot dog cart hits the spot. That’s the case with Fargo’s The Hot Dog Peddler. This stop serves up traditional hot dogs alongside hand-dipped corn dogs (yum!). Don’t skip the fried cheese curds, either!
  • North Carolina Only Burger, DurhamLet’s put it this way: A juicy patty from this Carolina cruiser is the “only burger” you’re ever going to want (although if you follow these grilling tips, you can make some pretty delicious ones yourself). Their devoted followers swear by the fresh flavor of the Piedmontese beef they use in all of the burgers, including daily specials like The Texan, which is topped with pepper jack cheese, an onion ring, pickled jalapenos, housemade special sauce and Siracha mayo.
  • New York The Cinnamon Snail, New York CityYou’ll drool over the food coming out of this Big Apple hot spot, which happens to have been the country’s first ever vegan organic truck. We don’t know which side of the menu sounds better: the entrees (hello, basil grilled tofu banh mi and chili cheese fries) or the sweet (those lavender pear turnovers!).
  • New Mexico Kimo’s Hawaiian BBQ, AlbuquerqueYou don’t have to book a tropical getaway to get a taste of the Big Island. You can find it at Kimo’s, where they’re dishing up flavor-packed Hawaiian cuisine daily. There’s deep-fried Katsu chicken, Hawaiian fried rice and even the beloved Loco Moco, a burger patty and fried egg atop rice and doused in brown gravy.
  • New Jersey WTF? Food Truck, TrentonNo, it isn’t what you’re thinking! WTF stands for “Where’s the food?”, something you definitely won’t have to ask when you step up to the window. This colorful Jersey truck is best known for its massive portions of addictive comfort food. For example, order the Heart Attack burger, an eight ounce patty topped with bacon, four slices of pork roll and American cheese.
  • New Hampshire Northeast Pie Company, RochesterBrowse the menu at Northeast Pie Company and you’ll quickly find that pies aren’t just for dessert anymore. While the mobile bakery does offer a sweet selection (we’re eyeing the salted caramel apple!), they also do savory very well with flavors like chicken pot pie, cheesesteak and even Big Mac. Go on Saturday morning and you can build your own breakfast pie, too.
  • Nevada Rika Arepa Express, Las VegasTake a trip to Venezuela without even stepping off the Strip with a stop at Rika Arepa Express. In case you didn’t know, an arepa is a Latin bread made with cornmeal and often stuffed with delicious fillings. At this Las Vegas food truck, there are seven different types you can choose from. For arepa first-timers, your best bet is the Pabellon, which is full of shredded beef, plantains, black beans and mozzarella with Rika sauce.
  • Nebraska 402 BBQ, Omaha402 BBQ serves up the best barbecue in Omaha. Start with a protein—pulled pork, beef brisket and smoked turkey are some of the choices—then drench it in one of their six tasty sauces.
  • Montana Tia’s Tamales, MissoulaYou might not think of quality Mexican cuisine when you think of Montana, but one bite of these tasty tamales and you definitely will. Inspired by the owners’ Costa Rican adventures, there are four flavors of tamales to pick from: seven-chile pork, pumpkin, chorizo or chicken mole. Each one is wrapped in a corn husk and comes with a cilantro-lime sauce, cotija cheese and homemade salsa fresca.
  • Missouri Guerrilla Street Food, St. LouisNot only has this food truck received the stamp of approval from Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, it’s gotten numerous awards and national recognition for its flavorful Filipino fare. You’ll be tempted to try everything, but start with the famous Flying Pig, slow-roasted pork shoulder, fried egg, garlic and black sesame seeds atop a bed of fragrant jasmine rice.
  • Mississippi One Guy Steak & Chicken, JacksonTake a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, stick him in a food truck and you get OneGuy Steak & Chicken. The menu boasts dishes worthy of a five-star restaurant, like grilled prime rib and filet mignon with leek mashed potatoes.
  • Minnesota Tru Pizza, MinneapolisWhen cauliflower crusts and frozen pizza aren’t satisfying your cravings, track down the Tru Pizza truck. It’s the only place (on wheels) in Minneapolis to find a wood-fired Neopolitan style pie. We’re not sure if it’s the crispy-yet-chewy fermented dough or the homemade tomato sauce, but the pizza here is a must-try.
  • MichiganTruckShuka, DetroitLooking for authentic Israeli food on the go? Track down TruckShuka in the metro Detroit area and order some favorites. Shakshuka is on the menu, of course, but locals will tell you the chicken shawarma is a must-try. The chicken is slow roasted for 36 hours (!!!) meaning you get a super tender pita sandwich experience topped with fresh veggies.
  • Massachusetts The Bacon Truck, BostonA food truck completely devoted to bacon? Sounds like heaven! Each item includes thick-cut slices of applewood bacon (what the owners call the single greatest food known to man) from Blackstone Street Smokehouse. Leave room for dessert, too—because yes, even the sweet stuff features salty bacon.
  • MarylandMidnight Confections Cupcakery, BaltimoreMidnight Confections Cupcakery offers up 12 flavors of cupcakes and seven different cookie options daily so you can your sweet fix. The truck offers up classics like carrot cake and salted caramel, but their After Hours flavors are some of the most tempting: Mojito, Fuzzy Navel, Irish Cream and plenty more.
  • Maine Bite into Maine, PortlandMaine conjures up images of rocky shoreline, ocean breezes and, most of all, juicy lobster. Snag the state’s signature lobster roll from this Portland food truck where you’ll have the choice of the traditional Maine-style with mayonnaise and fresh chives or something more out-of-the-box. (Think: curry mayo, wasabi and more.)
  • LouisianaCrawfish on the Geaux, Baton RougeLooking for some of the best crawfish in the South? Stop by Crawfish on the Geaux in Baton Rouge. This truck is only open during crawfish season (January until June) so you know you’re getting only the freshest out there. Snag freshly boiled crawfish with some sides, or take home some live ones to prep yourself. They’d be great in these savory beignets.
  • Kentucky Hi-Five Donuts, LouisvilleEvery morning should start with a cup of hot coffee and a warm treat from Hi-Five Donuts. Build your own (choose from tons of toppings and glazes) or opt for one of the local favorites like the Kentucky Fried Buttermilk Chicken Donut or the Bourbon Caramel. Fun fact about this food truck: It’s woman-owned and operated.
  • Kansas Flying Stove, WichitaYou never know what you’re going to get at one of Wichita’s most popular food trucks—that’s because the menu changes every single week. But what you do know is that you’ll leave with a full and happy stomach thanks to indulgent items like truffle fries dusted in Parmesan cheese and crispy fries smothered in grilled pork and chile cheese sauce.
  • Iowa Top Bun, Des MoinesEveryone (vegetarians and gluten-free eaters included) can get their burger fix at Iowa’s Top Bun food truck. The menu pays homage to the famous flick Top Gun with movie-inspired names, like the Danger Zone burger featuring queso fresco, jalapenos and Siracha sauce. Ask for a side of the mouthwatering deep-fried cheese curds with your meal!
  • Indiana Duos, IndianapolisWith ingredients coming from 10 local farms and the owners’ own private garden, the eats you’ll enjoy at Duos definitely live up to their motto of “slow food fast.” Choose the balance bowl for a hearty but healthy lunch filled with beans, rice and fresh veggies.
  • Illinois The Fat Shallot, ChicagoGo to Chicago for the pizza, but stay for the gourmet sandwiches at the Fat Shallot. Namely, the Truffle BLT—thick slices of bacon, avocado, tomato, fresh arugula and truffle aioli packed between two doughy slices of challah bread.
  • Idaho Raw Dead Fish, Couer D’AleneThe name says it all (albeit not in a very appetizing way)—this is a sushi food truck. And with over 16 years of sushi chef experience, owner Travis Whiteside knows how to deliver some of the most delicious, freshest rolls. We’re impressed by everything from the classics like salmon and tuna to his signatures like the Caterpillar, which is full of eel, avocado, cucumber and cream cheese.
  • HawaiiLeonard’s Malasadamobile, multiple locations on Hawai’iLeonard’s Bakery has a faithful following in Honolulu. If you can’t make it to their shop, keep an eye out for the Malsadamobile. This food truck serves up the bakery’s signature malasadas—Portuguese donuts packed with custard, chocolate or other tasty fillings and dusted with sugar.
  • Georgia The Blaxican, AtlantaMexican meets soul food at this Atlanta eatery. Favorite items include the collard green quesadilla served with a side of Mexsoul sauce and the Mexy mac and cheese spiced up with jalapenos and cotija cheese. Bonus: Everything on the menu is grilled (not fried) and cooked fresh every day.
  • Florida Bem Bom, OrlandoHow does the food at Orlando’s first authentic Portuguese food truck taste? Bem bom, which literally means “good good.” The fiery piri-piri chicken prego sandwich or the Running Duck tacos (duck confit, Thai basil, slaw and orange dust) should fill you up, but if you’re craving something sweet afterward, whip up this Portuguese dessert.
  • Delaware Taco Reho, Rehoboth BeachRun by chef Billy Lucas who has cooked for celebs like Lady Gaga, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Buble and more, this Mexican food truck is home to some of the tastiest tacos you’ll ever eat. Pair a taco stuffed with chipotle-braised chicken and queso fresco with a refreshing lime margarita.
  • Connecticut Fryborg, MilfordAt Fryborg, French fries aren’t just a side dish—they’re the main event. The hand-cut fries are served with your choice of unique sauces for dipping, from curry ketchup to “awesomesauce” (a blend of chipotle barbecue and mango mayonnaise).
  • Colorado Hey PB&J, DenverIt’s peanut butter jelly time! The humble sandwich is taken to a new level at Hey PB&J where they make their own jams and nut butters. We’re craving the Boss Hog spread with pecan peanut butter and bacon jam and topped with pulled pork and crushed potato chips. Whoa!
  • California Devilicious, San DiegoAny place whose slogan is “food so good it’s bad” is a place we want to be! Which is why we’re dying for some of Devilicious’ sinfully delicious dishes. Like their super-rich butter poached lobster grilled cheese or the BBBLT (which stands for bacon, bacon, bacon, lettuce and tomato). If you have a sweet tooth, sink it into the s’mores’wich, a treat with marshmallow, Nutella, Biscoff and chocolate syrup between two fluffy sourdough slices.
  • Arkansas Burton’s Comfort Creamery, FayettevilleImagine a grown-up version of the ice cream truck of your childhood summers—that’s what Burton’s is. Made with 10% butterfat for an extra creamy cone, you can order their soft-serve ice cream in a variety of unique flavors from sweet to salty to spicy.
  • Arizona Mustache Pretzels, PhoenixWe “mustache” you a question: Have you ever eaten a mustache-shaped soft pretzel? If not, you’re missing out on this snack that’s sweeping Arizona. Go for the Nutstache, a chewy pretzel drizzled with salted caramel and chopped nuts, and make sure you take a silly selfie worthy of one of these famous foodie Instagram accounts.
  • Alaska Mobile Munchies 907, AnchorageFor authentic Alaskan cuisine, pop over to Mobile Munchies 907. On the menu, you’ll find regional specialties like fry bread (warm fluffy dough that’s been deep-fried and drizzled with anything from honey to maple butter to cinnamon sugar) and a modern take on akutuq, often known as Eskimo ice cream.
  • AlabamaShindigs, BirminghamTheir slogan is “local food fast.” so you know you’ll get fresh ingredients at Shindigs. The burgers are served on homemade sweet potato buns—vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will love the Lower Alabama, a veggie burger topped with an avocado puree, grilled onions, heirloom tomatoes and crisp Bibb lettuce.
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  • You can purchase tickets for the event here.
  • “I hope that now in this moment we’re living in, people acknowledge that Black people loved and had joy and came together to pay rent,” he says. The medium may be different ,but gathering virtually or in real life gives the opportunity to celebrate being alive at this moment. “We take care of us and we have been forever,” Tate says.
  • The message of the evening is the same as it was then. Even as segregation and discrimination pressed upon partygoers in their day-to-day lives in a city that didn’t always feel like their home, they could come together for a brief moment to be in communion with one another.
  • “It was classic southern fare,” Tate says, and the meals provided more than sustenance for partygoers. “It was a taste of the home they’d left.”
  • Musical performances by actress and singer Marisha Wallace and a history lesson by James Beard Foundation lifetime achievement award winner, Dr. Jessica Harris
  • cocktail demo by historian and beverage expert Tonya Hopkins.
  • optional add-on cooking demo by chef Omar Tate of Honeysuckle Pop-ups
  • This Thursday, New York City’s Museum of Food and Drink will pay homage to Harlem rent parties (which ran well into the 1940’s) by hosting a virtual party with food, cocktails, music, and history.
  • Faced with discriminatory high rents and low wages, Harlem renters opened up their homes for parties in order to make some extra cash to cover rent that month. In the process, they also created communion for African Americans fresh from the South, looking for a bit of home in the Northeast.
  • In 1920’s Harlem, a card with a rhymed couplet announcing a “whist party” or “social dance,” (or a simple red, blue, or pink lightbulb in an apartment window) was a stealth invitation to a rent party.
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  • Color – Colors have a definite impact on the atmosphere that you want to create when doing interior design.
  • Scale and Proportion – These two design principles go hand in hand, since both relate to size and shape. Proportion has to do with the ratio of one design element to another, or one element to the whole. Scale concerns itself with the size of one object compared to another.
  • Finally, contrast is fairly straightforward. Putting two elements in opposition to one another, such as black and white pillows on a sofa, is the hallmark of this design principle. Opposition can also be implied by contrasts in form, such as circles and squares used together. Contrast can be quite jarring, and is generally used to enliven a space.
  • Transition is a little harder to define. Unlike repetition or progression, transition tends to be a smoother flow, where the eye naturally glides from one area to another. The most common transition is the use of a curved line to gently lead the eye, such as an arched doorway or winding path.
  • Progression is taking an element and increasing or decreasing one or more of its qualities.
  • Repetition is the use of the same element more than once throughout a space. You can repeat a pattern, color, texture, line, or any other element, or even more than one element.
  • Radial symmetry is when all the elements of a design are arrayed around a center point. A spiral staircase is also an excellent example of radial balance. Though not often employed in interiors, it can provide an interesting counterpoint if used appropriately.
  • Asymmetrical balance is more appropriate in design in these days. Balance is achieved with some dissimilar objects that have equal visual weight or eye attraction. Asymmetrical balance is more casual and less contrived in feeling, but more difficult to achieve. Asymmetry suggests movement, and leads to more lively interiors.
  • Symmetrical balance is usually found in traditional interiors. Symmetrical balance is characterized by the same objects repeated in the same positions on either side of a vertical axis, for example you might remember old rooms where on each side of a room is an exact mirror of the other. This symmetry also reflects the human form, so we are innately comfortable in a balanced setting.
  • There are three styles of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial.
  • An interior designer is a person who is considered a professional in the field of interior design or one who designs interiors as part of their job. Interior design is a creative practice that analyzes programmatic information, establishes a conceptual direction, refines the design direction, and produces graphic communication and construction documents. In some jurisdictions, interior designers must be licensed to practice.
  • Interior design is the process of shaping the experience of interior space, through the manipulation of spatial volume as well as surface treatment. Not to be confused with interior decoration, interior design draws on aspects of environmental psychology, architecture, and product design in addition to traditional decoration.
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  • Other retailers are providing similar early-bird specials to seniors, too. Dollar General will open early exclusively for seniors. The first open hour of the day—from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.—will be reserved for seniors to shop.
  • Stop & Shop reserved its opening hours for senior citizens. From 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., only customers 60 and older will be allowed to enter and shop
  • Target is also offering senior shopping hours. The retailer announced it would be dedicating the first hour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for its most vulnerable guests.
  • Whole Foods stores in North America will allow shoppers ages 60+ to enter the store one hour before opening to the public.
  • Target is also offering senior shopping hours. The retailer announced it would be dedicating the first hour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for its most vulnerable guests.
  • Target is also offering senior shopping hours. The retailer announced it would be dedicating the first hour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for its most vulnerable guests.
  • Select Kroger stores across the country are reserving early morning shopping hours for seniors 60+.
  • Albertsons, which also owns Safeway, Acme and Vons, is planning on offering two hours every Tuesday and Thursday mornings for its most vulnerable customers.
  • Walmart recently announced that it’s prioritizing pickup service from 7-8 a.m. for at-risk customers, including those over the age of 60 and first responders.
  • effective July 13,  Costco is allowing members aged 60 or older and people with disabilities into the store on Tuesday and Thursday only, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m
  • Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, most of us have revamped our usual shopping habits. We’re picking up pantry staples, and of course, trying to cook with what we have at home.We might all be practicing social distancing by ordering grocery delivery and only going out shopping for essentials. But the more vulnerable—pregnant women, the elderly, the immunocompromised—could use a little extra help. That’s why retailers around the country are stepping up and starting to offer senior shopping hours. Here’s where to go!
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  • A hardy way to wow your guests is by installing stylish and sleek hardwood flooring boasting a rare wood in your home interiors.
  • Install Hardwood Flooring
  • If you don’t mind spending more on your interior decoration, consider investing in a bespoke piece of furniture that has a truly unique design. Make it a focal point of your interior decoration and place it in an area that your guests will easily notice.
  • Incorporate Unique Designs
  • One way to make your interior decoration stand out is to place a console table on one side of your foyer.
  • Display A Console In The Foyer
  • Having pretty seating near your entrance door serves a double purpose. Aside from wowing your guests, you can use the chair while putting your shoes on or taking them off.
  • Arrange Attractive Chairs Near The Entrance
  • Instead, choose colorful patterns that are aesthetically appealing and pleasing to the eyes.
  • Choose Colors That Inspire
  • Art displays can help set the color palette of the interior design for home.
  • Invest In Art Displays
  • There’s nothing more impressive than decorating your home with environmentally-friendly pieces. In this day and age where everyone seems to be going green, make your home standout by incorporating sustainable and eco-friendly interior design ideas.
  • Consider Going Green
  • Regardless of the color that you’ve chosen for your interior design, consider elevating your home with dazzling white woodwork.
  • Elevate With White Woodwork
  • To impress your guests, decorate your walls with wallpapers that have attractive and unusual patterns, color, and designs. You can opt for abstracted basic forms that are nature inspired or other colorful designs that will turn your walls into a beautiful work of art.
  • Dress-Up Your Walls
  • And a plants don’t cost a lot of money, they make for a great idea when looking to elevate your interior design on a budget.
  • Decorate With Large Plants
  • One of the most impeccable interior design ideas that you can apply to your home is to add eye-catching shine, such as crystal accessories, bronze furniture, or decorative pieces made of brass or stainless steel.
  • Add Some Eye-Catching Shine
  • If you want to create a strong impact in your foyer, our senior designers at Décor Aid recommend adopting an open-plan design if possible. This interior design will make your home appear more spacious than it actually is.
  • Adopt An Open Plan Design
  • Lighting can make or break even the best interior design. If you want to impress guests with thrilling home interior design, be sure to get lighting right. Pendant lamps are the best choice of lighting for a modern home interior.
  • Hang Interesting Pendant Lights
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  • However you illuminate your outdoor room, adding light is crucial to extending the hours you can use the space, Mr. Williams said. “Otherwise, it all goes away after the sun sets.”
  • Some methods of adding light are simpler than others. “You can hang a candle chandelier from a tree branch or have lanterns with candles,” Ms. Moss said. “It’s very romantic.”
  • If your outdoor room will serve as a dining space, Mr. Shrader said, “You really need to think about it like you’re in an indoor dining room and hosting Thanksgiving dinner.”
  • “I try really hard to make the outdoors just as comfortable and chic as the indoors,” Mr. Moon said, “so people really want to spend time out there.”
  • “It’s not a physical wall, but more of a visual separation that says, ‘Something is happening here,’” Ms. Moss said. “It could even be a 3-foot hedge that defines the space.”
  • “Everybody feels most comfortable when they’re tucked under something,” he said.Putting a seating area beneath the canopy of a tree is one of his favorite techniques. “Often, I talk about trees as my outdoor ceilings,” he said.
  • “It gives that softness that really makes it feel like a room,” he said, noting that it is surprisingly easy to keep clean. “You just vacuum it like a normal rug.”
  • For instance, he said, “if the house has soft, pale colors, we’ll tend to pick that up in the landscaping” through the choice of outdoor fabrics and flowers.
  • “I try to blend the materials and make them all uniform so that you don’t have anything super jarring, and it’s all very harmonious,” he said.
  • “I always start inside the house and work my way out,” he said, with the goal of achieving “an effortless flow from inside to outside.”
  • “Or maybe it’s just a space for hiding from everyone,” Ms. Moss said, which would require greater privacy and perhaps just a single chaise longue.
  • “You want to ask yourself, first and foremost, ‘What are we going do there?’” said Charlotte Moss, a New York-based designer and a passionate gardener.
  • In short, you need to think of it as another room in your home — an outdoor room — and furnish it accordingly.
  • If you want an outdoor space where you’ll be comfortable lingering for hours, he said, you need to address some basic questions: “Can you be protected from the sun? Can you put a drink down? Can you put your feet up?”
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  • Orders will be placed through Uber and fulfilled by Cornerstore. Screenshots of the app experience will show that it looks pretty familiar to other online grocery experiences, where you choose your time slot, add items (including how many you want), and are pointed to delivery with a no-contact option available. If you happen to live in Miami or Dallas and are an Eats Pass and/or Uber Pass member, you'll receive free grocery delivery on orders over $30.
  • "Over the last six months, it’s become increasingly clear that grocery delivery is not only popular, but often a necessity," the company wrote in the blogpost: "We expect to see this trend continue as people across the world look for new ways to save time and stay safe. We’re excited to be on this journey alongside the popular grocery delivery startup Cornershop to make this a reality today."
  • Uber said that the decision came after testing the service and seeing 197 percent increase in deliveries from grocery and convenience stores on Uber since March.
  • Today, Uber announced it would be teaming up with Cornershop to offer customers in select cities in Latin America and Canada the ability to order groceries through both the Uber and Uber Eats apps.
  • Uber said that the decision came after testing the service and seeing 197 percent increase in deliveries from grocery and convenience stores on Uber since March.
  • Today, Uber announced it would be teaming up with Cornershop to offer customers in select cities in Latin America and Canada the ability to order groceries through both the Uber and Uber Eats apps. Following that launch, grocery delivery will be available in Miami, FL, and Dallas, TX, later this month. It's not clear when or if they'll be expanding to other U.S. cites.
  • As soon as COVID-19 and its related social distancing restrictions hit, demand for grocery delivery skyrocketed. And as the world continues to practice social isolation and quarantine, many companies are expanding their online grocery offerings or dipping their toes into that sphere for the first time. The latest to get into the game in a bigger way is Uber.
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  • Spring Rolls, Vietnam
  • Kangaroo has long been eaten by Australia‘s Aborigines. The meat has lots of protein but very little fat. It can be prepared much the same as other meats—as a roast, skewered, or made into sausages or medallions. The meat is best cooked medium rare to medium in order to capture the flavors.
  • Queso helado is reminiscent of frozen rice pudding flavored with cinnamon. Some say it’s like creamy shaved ice. It’s made from sweet milk with a touch of coconut or cinnamon. Arequipa, Peru, might be the birthplace of queso helado, as noted by the excessive number of shops and street carts advertising their own version.
  • Queso Helado, Peru
  • Lobster rolls include a lightly buttered, toasted hot dog bun stuffed with any combination of claw, knuckle, and tail meat. The fillings are what differentiate one lobster shack from another; they may include diced celery, scallion, butter, and/or mayonnaise along with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Lobster rolls are served with chips, fries, or pickles.
  • Lobster Rolls, U.S.A.
  • Spinach, chunks of paneer cheese, and spices make up this vegetarian Indian favorite, typically served with rice and a side of warm naan. Paneer is a unique and versatile dairy product. This non-melting cheese typically has the consistency of tofu (which is actually a recommended substitution if you are preparing the dish without paneer). Second, the making of paneer does not involve rennet. This makes the cheese completely lacto-vegetarian and a key source of protein for vegetarians.
  • Saag Paneer, India
  • As if the sugar-coated, crispy pastry deliciousness of a Spanish churro weren’t enough, try dunking the fried dough into a steaming cup of thick hot chocolate.
  • Churros and Chocolate, Spain
  • Kangaroo Meat, Australia
  • To sample a Chilean avocado staple, order a completo. It’s a hot dog, twice the size of an American hot dog, topped with avocado, tomatoes, sauerkraut, and mayonnaise.
  • Completo, Chile
  • This traditional Quebecois dish is made with French fries, brown gravy, and cheese curds.
  • Poutine, French Canada
  • Order meze (also spelled mezze). It’s this part of the world’s version of Spanish tapas. Depending on where you are, meze could include a variety of local dishes that may include labne (strained yogurt cheese), baba ghanoush (seasoned diced eggplant), muhammara (a hot pepper dip with breadcrumbs and walnuts), and tabbouleh (bulgur, finely chopped parsley, mint, tomato, scallions, lemon juice, and olive oil).
  • Meze, Middle East and Mediterranean
  • By the end of the month money has run out, and the combination of potatoes, flour, and an egg makes for a budget-friendly dish. Many Uruguayan restaurants advertise their gnocchi dishes, and a favorite is the classic, noqui de papa, or potato gnocchi.
  • Gnocchi, Uruguay
  • Depending on where you are in the Balkans, the type of meat used in the dish may differ—usually pork, lamb, beef, or a combination of the three. Cevapcici is prepared with onions and garlic and then grilled, boiled, or fried. Five to 10 finger-sized pieces of sausage are often served with home-baked breads used to make sandwiches. On the side you’ll typically find ajvar, a spread that will have you licking your fingers to get every last bit of the roasted red peppers.
  • Cevapcici, Balkan States
  • A popular Vietnamese spring roll dish is nem nuong cuon, which is grilled pork sausage wrapped in rice paper with lettuce, cucumber, carrot, daikon, and mint served with a (usually secret) special sauce. Its cousin, goi cuon, utilizes the same basic ingredients but with shrimp in addition to pork. Nem nuong cuon and goi cuon can be found at food carts and in practically every restaurant in the country.
  • Spring Rolls, Vietnam
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  • Bubble Tea (boba milk tea, bōbà nǎichá; pearl milk tea, zhēnzhū nǎichá) Bubble Tea is a Taiwanese invention, but now it is popular in many areas of East Asia, and it has been introduced in Europe and America. It was invented in the city of Taichung or in Tainan (there is controversy about who invented it first) in Taiwan in the 1980s. It is basically tea with milk and/or fruit plus chewy white or black tapioca balls. The original style of bubble tea was tea or milk tea with tapioca balls included. One possible originator was Ms. Lin Hsiu Hui of the Chun Shui Tang Teahouse in Taichung who poured sweet tapioca balls into tea in 1988 and served it to customers.
  • Taiwanese Oranges (li?dīng) Liuding oranges are a variety of orange similar to Valencia oranges. It is harvested all year through except during winter. They are sweet, and they are eaten raw or are made into a common orange juice drink you can buy on the streets.
  • Aiyu Jelly (Mandarin: àiyùdòng; Taiwanese: ò-gi?) This is a favorite Taiwanese dessert that is mainly relished in Taiwan and Singapore, but isn't commonly found in other places. Aiyu jelly is also known as ice jelly. It is a jelly made from the seeds of a variety of fig that is found in Taiwan.
  • Taiwanese Porridge (zhōu) In Taiwan, it is common to eat rice porridge for breakfast. It can be a simple dish simply made of watery rice, bits of chicken or other meat, and sweet potato. It is also called "congee".
  • Taiwan Tan's Fish Head (yú tóu) Restaurant Fish heads of a variety of kinds of fish is a popular Chinese dish. There are a variety of styles. You can now try the Sichuan style in Taiwan.
  • Beef Noodles (niúròu miàn) Taiwanese beef noodle soup is made of portions of stewed or braised beef, beef broth, vegetables and Chinese noodles. Every year, the city of Taipei holds an annual Beef Noodle Festival during which various chefs and restaurants compete to see who makes the best bowl of beef noodles in Taiwan. It is Taiwan's national dish and an excellent filling meal to try.
  • Oyster Thin Noodles (Taiwanese: oa misua; Oyster Vermicelli) Oyster vermicelli is the English name for a local popular kind of noodle soup. Its main ingredients are oysters and misua (Taiwanese vermicelli). One of the famous restaurants serving this is in Dihua Street, Dadaocheng, Taipei. A special steaming technique caramelizes the sugars in the dough and imparts a unique flavor.
  • Taiwan is geographically and to some extent politically isolated from China, and the Taiwanese have developed their own style of eclectic cuisine.
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  • We recently finished an upscale restaurant called Mamahumu, which just opened at the start of this year. Looking deeper into 2020, we'll have more exciting projects opening: two San Francisco residences, a second HQ for our tech client Checkr in a historic brick-and-timber building in downtown Denver, a new headquarters for Lightstep HQ, and the gathering space COMMONS, in Oakland, with Ayofemi.
  • When I’m not working, I’m gardening, listening to and playing music, reading, and doing yoga.
  • This was the first we did with Oxossi (also known as Binta) as part of the work we are doing with her in Oakland. We discussed the process of making a portal for gathering, sound and sustenance, and exploring contemporary architecture, race, buildings, urban subjects, and urban material.
  • I admire so many designers and hoteliers: Patricia Urquiola, Herzog & de Meuron, Olafur Eliasson, Ian Schrager, Studio Tack, Roman & Williams. I love to stay at The Marlton Hotel when I visit my kids in New York.
  • My mantras are: manage the thresholds, the back of house is as important as front of the house, and always hear the space—acoustics, acoustics, acoustics.
  • All of our projects are inspired by context and place. Tartine Inner Sunset was conceived as an extension of Golden Gate Park, specifically the Conservatory of Flowers. The design consists of a series of rooms that transition from open garden for protected al fresco dining to sky-lit patio to light-washed dining room. Tartine Berkeley was designed as an articulated, historic sunroom. It’s a narrow, long shoebox full of daylight and opportunity.
  • When Piper Stremmel, the proprietor, came to us, it was clear she was going to be massively successful, and her confidence in us made it such fun to collaborate. We envisioned a master plan with the central courtyard as the hub of the complex. The ground-floor bar has a colorful terrazzo top, sunny ceramic tile backsplash, and bead-board wainscot. Rooms have custom plywood beds, American-made lighting, and local art. Across the courtyard is Estella Tacos y Mezcal, built into a stand-alone structure historically used as a blacksmith shop. 
  • It has been through a few incarnations. Studio BBA was born in 2018 after my former business partner Seth Boor left Boor Bridges Architecture. We were often referred to as BBA so changing the name was a natural move, and Studio emphasizes the importance of our talented staff. We’re currently four and are recruiting.
  • I was working professionally, but didn’t discover the world of ideas until UT, Austin. Learning about phenomenology, the study of things as they appear in our experience, made my mind explode.  Hence, a few years later I returned to academia at Harvard. I developed this idea of the subjectivity of difference. The value of a building is not that of an object or edifice. It’s the experience of inhabitation that is the source of value and meaning in design.
  • I applied to three architecture schools in the West and chose the farthest one from home. I received a strong modern-design education rooted in sustainability. In addition, I started racing bicycles and spent a ton of time outdoors. I was recruited out of school to work with Gresham Larson in Tucson, where I learned to dream and be practical at the same time.
  • She almost always wanted to be an architect, after initial hopes of becoming a mathematician were quelled by receiving her first C in math. Frustrated, she turned to art classes as a creative outlet—and loved them. Architecture, she decided, would combine her passions for both subjects.
  • Frustrated
  • First of all, she’s a brainiac. Bridges earned her PhD in architectural theory from Harvard’s Graduate School of design, following a master’s degree with honors from The University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Arizona.
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  • Rounding out our top 25 best interior design blogs list is no other than Old Brand New. Dabito, the founder and creator of the blog is a photographer, décor lover, and an expert at branding. He’s best known for his use of color and eclectic but seamless mix of modern and vintage. WHAT WE LOVE: His love for international design that he incorporates into all his spaces.
  • If you’re looking to truly make the most out of your home – no matter the size, Melanie, the face behind A Small Life is here to help. Her goal is to help people save money by minimizing stuff to maximize life. After living in an Airstream for four years with her husband it’s a trade she’s mastered. WHAT WE LOVE: The remodel of she and her husband’s Airstream!
  • Talented interior designer Jacquelyn Clark, the woman behind Lark & Linen, lives and breathes interior design and she’s here to share her views with her fellow design lovers. From sharing her own projects to filling her readers in on where she gathers her own design inspiration this woman is here to inspire. Lark & Linen is a great place for lifestyle inspiration. WHAT WE LOVE: Browsing through all her past client projects!
  • In contrast from our last pick, The Bright Bazaar is all things color, but in the most tasteful way. Will, the face behind the blog is a published author and has truly mastered the thoughtful use of color. He gives the best tips on how to make sure you’re doing color in the best way for your home. WHAT WE LOVE: That he calls his blog the “make-you-smile style world”!
  • Coco Lapine Design is run by Sarah, a Belgian designer currently residing in Munich, Germany. She has a great eye for combining her love of graphic design and interior design to create striking spaces. Her DIY projects are also innovative and affordable! WHAT WE LOVE: The monochromatic look behind her style!
  • Husband and wife team Kim and Scott are the duo behind Yellow Brick Home. They reside in Chicago where they’ve DIYed their way through their 675 sq foot condo. From there they purchased a fixer upper house right down the street and are working their way through the dream of bringing an old house back to life! WHAT WE LOVE: The Print Shop they launched back in 2013. They definitely have an eye for photography!
  • Military wife, Jen Woodhouse is not only a talented singer/songwriter, she’s recently started exploring the outlet of DIY and design. Needless to say it’s certainly within her niche. House of Wood is great place for all DIY lovers to learn all Jen’s great tips! WHAT WE LOVE: Her free DIY furniture plans!
  • The list of top design blogs wouldn’t be complete without including Liz Marie Blog. Not only does Liz Marie have an incredible eye for design, she is the sweetest human. She has a way of making you feel like you’ve known her for years just by watching her Instagram stories. From DIY project tutorials to all their adorable farm animals, her blog covers so many interesting topics to help improve your home and life. WHAT WE LOVE: That most of the items in her home are vintage or thrifted!
  • Have you ever heard of Hygge? Reena, the voice behind Hygge for Home is here to tell you all about it. This blogger mom has master the look of comfortable and cozy interiors. She values having a home that is extremely personal and strives to make it unique and represent her family. WHAT WE LOVE: How relaxing and inviting her home is!
  • Savvy Home is another interior design and lifestyle blog that you definitely don’t want to miss! From their travel tips to their international interior design features, they’ve been keeping us up to date on trends since their start in 2010. WHAT WE LOVE: Shopping straight from their page!
  • Emily Blanchard, the beautiful soul behind Emily Everyday is a great source of inspiration for the everyday design lover. She is constantly dishing out styling tips, taking you on her thrift store adventures, and showing her followers how to make the best out of their home. Plus, how can you not love her adorable pup! WHAT WE LOVE: Watching her Instagram stories. You’ll really get to know her!
  • One look at Apartment 34’s home page and you’re immediately drawn in. Apart from interior design blog posts, readers can also find inspiration for food, beauty, travel, and entertaining. They are definitely a source for the latest and greatest design trends. WHAT WE LOVE: Scrolling through the décor page!
  • We could get lost in the Design Sponge feed for hours because of their intriguing content. Weather your looking for a DIY project to tackle over the weekend or want to see some amazing before and afters, Design Sponge is for you. They have a great eye for spotting on trend design. WHAT WE LOVE: Listening to their “Good Company” podcast!
  • Interior designer Emily Henderson wears many hats in her successful empire she’s created.  Her blog, Style by Emily Henderson is all about blending styles. From being an author, to a TV host, she’s been a source of inspiration to the design community since she started her interior design blog back in 2010. Ever wonder what goes on in an interior designers head? She’s here to tell you. WHAT WE LOVE: The personal touch she adds to her blog. You feel like her friend!
  • The list of best interior design blogs wouldn’t be complete without John and Sherry, the faces behind Young House Love.  They’ve fixed up three homes together, published books, and been inspiring the DIY community for years. They are sure to make you smile and had to be included on this list! WHAT WE LOVE: Their hilariously entertaining podcast!
  • Melissa Michaels, creator of The Inspired Room started her decorating blog with one thing in mind. To help you love your home. Reader can follow along with her current 1950s cottage remodel and learn tips and tricks on how to incorporate the looks in your own home. WHAT WE LOVE: The Inspired Room line of books!
  • Similar to some of the other larger companies on this list, Design Milk is a one stop shop. They will feature the coolest boutique hotel design, then give ideas on easy DIY projects anyone can tackle. WHAT WE LOVE: Their interview series with various designers!
  • Athena Calderone, founder of EyeSwoon is a great source to look for general lifestyle advice. Weather you’re looking for home décor styles or the next best thing to make for dinner, EyeSwoon is here to help you get the most out of life. WHAT WE LOVE: The delicious recipes and striking interiors!
  • Athena Calderone, founder of EyeSwoon is a great source to look for general lifestyle advice. Weather you’re looking for home décor styles or the next best thing to make for dinner, EyeSwoon is here to help you get the most out of life. WHAT WE LOVE: The delicious recipes and striking interiors
  • Kristen Jackson, founder of Hunted Interior started the blog back in 2011. Her goal is to inspire readers to hunt for their own style. She’s got an eye for affordable interior design and she shares all the details with her audience. DIY projects, client projects, and room makeovers are what keeps her followers coming back for more. WHAT WE LOVE: Her “shop the space” series where she tells us how to get the look!
  • Studio McGee is a full service interior design studio with a distinct eye for bold and beautiful design and decor. Dynamic duo Syd & Shea McGee have formed quite the design empire. Their blog was recently named best interior design blog by Domino. Their design style is quickly becoming recognizable and appeals to people of so many different tastes. WHAT WE LOVE: Their web series that features all of their newest home designs!
  • Apartment Therapy is here to fill your mind with just about anything you need to know. Whether you’re looking for a quick DIY home décor project or if you’ve always wanted to know the perfect Halloween candy for your zodiac sign, they’ve got the answers. Apartment therapy covers topics like house tours, organizing, real estate, and wellness to name a few! WHAT WE LOVE: Their amazing eye for great design! We could get lost in the home tour section.
  • Coco of Cococozy is an executive by day and interior design blogger by night. She began her blog in 2008 and covers all things home décor. Her home design blog became so popular she later started her own Cococozy textiles collection featuring beautiful luxury pillows, throws, bedding, drapery, and rugs. WHAT WE LOVE: Coco was recently named as one of Forbes Magazine’s Inaugural 2017 Top 30 Influencers
  • Amber Interiors is a forced to be reckoned with to say the least. She’s got the eye! Interior design, fashion, home décor, lifestyle. You name it, Amber Lewis rocks it. This southern California designer lives and breathes interior design and is always sharing what home décor trends she’s loving at the moment. As seasons change, so do trends! WHAT WE LOVE: Amber is launching a new home design blog soon called “All Sorts Of” and we can’t wait to tune in!
  • When it comes to home decorating blogs Decorilla covers everything from seasonal décor to the latest and greatest design trends. You can get inside an interior designer’s head with their designer spotlight posts or find the most affordable interior designer near you. <img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-12103" class="wp-image-12103" src="https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph.jpg" alt="best interior design blogs decorilla joeseph" width="741" height="494" srcset="https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph.jpg 1348w, https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph-300x200.jpg 300w, https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph-768x512.jpg 768w, https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph-1024x683.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 741px) 100vw, 741px" />Design by Decorilla online interior designer, Joesph G. The variety of designers under Decorilla’s wing create a diverse interior design loving community. As a result the Decorilla decorating blog becomes a great source of inspiration for everything home! WHAT WE LOVE: The before and after interior design transformations shared from Decorilla clients!
  • When it comes to home decorating blogs Decorilla covers everything from seasonal décor to the latest and greatest design trends. You can get inside an interior designer’s head with their designer spotlight posts or find the most affordable interior designer near you. <img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-12103" class="wp-image-12103" src="https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph.jpg" alt="best interior design blogs decorilla joeseph" width="741" height="494" srcset="https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph.jpg 1348w, https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph-300x200.jpg 300w, https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph-768x512.jpg 768w, https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph-1024x683.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 741px) 100vw, 741px" />Design by Decorilla online interior designer, Joesph G. The variety of designers under Decorilla’s wing create a diverse interior design loving community. As a result the Decorilla decorating blog becomes a great source of inspiration for everything home!
  • An overall stunner, Coco Kelley was created by Cassandra LaValle in 2007. Apart from the striking photos of interiors, Coco Kelley also covers travel, entertaining tips, food, and fashion. Her eye for effortless design keeps us coming back for more. WHAT WE LOVE: The Coco Kelley philosophy: Life is in the details. Style accordingly.
  • When it comes to home decorating blogs Decorilla covers everything from seasonal décor to the latest and greatest design trends. You can get inside an interior designer’s head with their designer spotlight posts or find the most affordable interior designer near you. <img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-12103" class="wp-image-12103" src="https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph.jpg" alt="best interior design blogs decorilla joeseph" width="741" height="494" srcset="https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph.jpg 1348w, https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph-300x200.jpg 300w, https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph-768x512.jpg 768w, https://cdn.decorilla.com/online-decorating/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/best-interior-design-blogs-decorilla-joeseph-1024x683.jpg 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 741px) 100vw, 741px" />Design by Decorilla online interior designer, Joesph G. The variety of designers under Decorilla’s wing create a diverse interior design loving community. As a result the Decorilla decorating blog becomes a great source of inspiration for everything home! WHAT WE LOVE: The before and after interior design transformations shared from Decorilla clients!
  • An overall stunner, Coco Kelley was created by Cassandra LaValle in 2007. Apart from the striking photos of interiors, Coco Kelley also covers travel, entertaining tips, food, and fashion. Her eye for effortless design keeps us coming back for more. WHAT WE LOVE: The Coco Kelley philosophy: Life is in the details. Style accordingly.
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  • We stole plants from China and India, sailed all the way back home, dried them, crushed them, drowned them in boiling water then mixed the whole thing with milk and sugar. We now delude ourselves that there isn't a crisis that can't be resolved simply by brewing up a pot of tea.
  • Was it the 18th-century literary giant Dr. Johnson who said that when a man is tired of Christmas pudding, he is tired of life? That said, Johnson suffered terribly from gout.
  • History will probably one day reveal that the English Civil War of 1642-1651 was started by two idiots who couldn't agree on whether the jam or cream went on the scone first.This is still a cause of division in the country that makes our bickering over Brexit seem tame and reasonable by comparison.
  • We built an empire and subjugated many a nation to protect our right to eat fish and chips out of an old bit of newspaper. At least I think that's what British colonialism was about. Either way, we'd go to war with the world all over again if our fried fish in batter was ever under threat.
  • A rolled up cake made of shredded fat filled with jam. Something like this could only be conjured from the imagination of a nation that also gave you The Beatles, the World Wide Web and fox hunting.
  • In China, it's fried with egg. In Japan, it's served cold with raw fish. There's only one way we serve our rice in Britain: overcooked and drowned in milk and sugar..
  • Or perhaps the way that the Queen Of England (probably) prefers it: cut into chunks, combined with the vital organs of a sheep and stuffed inside a gigantic bucket of pastry?
  • The heroin of desserts. In some upper-class areas of Britain, you can't move for the aristocrats passed out in the gutter having overdosed on this intoxicating mixture of meringue, cream and fruit.
  • Can't decide on dessert? Let trifle solve the conundrum. Layer one pudding on top of another pudding on top of another and cover it all with whipped cream.
  • A sausage wrapped in an egg (and various other ingredients that make up pastry).
  • An egg wrapped in a sausage
  • By which we mean, fish sticks, oven-cooked french fries and canned beans in tomato sauce.By the age of 16, the average British child will have eaten this dish 4,160 times.
  • Not a pie but a gigantic swamp of brown meat and gravy hidden beneath a thick blanket of mashed potato. Excessive consumption of this dish risks triggering a neurological condition known as "mash psychosis."
  • A glorious way, no, the only way, to consume as many carbs as possible in one meal. Pastry on the bottom, a different type of pastry on the top, unidentifiable flesh in the middle, and a tsunami of mashed potato.
  • Imagine the biggest slug you've ever seen. Then imagine eating it.
  • Spotted dick is a dense and delicious combination of sugar, flour, currants and the raw, shredded fat found around the loins and kidneys of a sheep. And if that's not sophisticated enough, it is traditionally drenched in the national beverage: custard.
  • Exactly the same as the above recipe but with sausages and therefore 3.7 times tastier.
  • Despite the name, there's no mistaking this one for a dessert. It's a sausage made out of blood. Congealed blood. And oats.
  • It looks all puffy and mouthwatering like a pudding, right? But don't let its friendly appearance fool you. It is not a pudding at all. Like 95% of all British cuisine, it is comprised entirely of eggs, flour, milk and fat.
  • A proper British fry-up requires more than a plate: it requires a vast platter capable of accommodating not just predictable eggs and banal bacon but their exotic cousins: kidneys, fried bread, a sausage made entirely of blood (see black pudding, below) and a concoction of leftover potatoes and vegetables that we inexplicably call "bubble and squeak."
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  • “Demand and customers will be changed when we reopen,” she says, adding that production facilities will be leaner, teams will be smaller, and product offerings will be simpler—a trend that could be seen across the board.
  • “We don’t know how this pandemic will progress or what seasonal impacts there will be,” Moh says. “One thing we can count on: There will be a lot of innovation in our industry as a result.”
  • “It will be important that designers be sensitive in their tone and outreach,” she says. “Understanding their clients’ challenges and offering extra consulting hours will help them plan for the near- and long-term future.”
  • “It won’t be about the size of your booth or how high and thick your walls are. It’ll be about the story you’re bringing to life and who is behind the projects the brands are presenting.”
  • “The design fairs won’t disappear,” she says. “They’re a key part of our industry. Some shows might have virtual components, but at the end of the day, we need human connection and human touch.”
  • “We can specify materials that are non-porous, easy to clean, and reduce the likelihood of infection, but the safest workplaces will be those that follow the guidelines of local health officials. An integrated approach of policies, operations, and personal responsibility will be required.”
  • “Offices may evolve to become more intentional, meaning that much of the heads-down work will happen at home and the physical workplace becomes a place to connect with others, leading to increased social space, amenities, and conference rooms,”
  • Kowles anticipates that younger firms will emerge as more financially mindful practices. “It won’t surprise me if the future generation, myself included, focuses on recession-proofing their businesses and what overhead is truly essential. Shared offices, online conference platforms, digital presentations, and world-wide express shipping are going to be hot commodities.”
  • In day-to-day internal activities, design firms will lean on their coworkers and community, predicts Cheryl Durst, executive vice president of IIDA. “As designers and design professionals, we are accustomed to putting humans and their needs first,” she says. “In this brave new world, we’ll see that the skills and abilities design affords to us—empathy, curiosity, patience, common sense, problem-solving—are more crucial than ever.”
  • The pandemic has understandably spurred a feeling of unrest, grief, and anxiety among consumers, who are now craving colors that instill a sense of reassurance and comfort.
  • Suddenly the little annoyances they’ve overlooked for years will become big things that must be fixed now—and they’ll be willing to pay a premium to have it done right.
  • There will be a surge in purchasing once the economy is back,
  • That’s what I see the design community struggling with: Understanding how to translate the impact of their work to a dollar amount that resonates with their consumer.
  • two words for creatives who are considering lowering their prices: Be careful
  • Sadly, I think [the virus] might eliminate some of the young brands that have emerged in the last few years,
  • adding that production facilities will be leaner, teams will be smaller, and product offerings will be simpler—a trend that could be seen across the board
  • Demand and customers will be changed when we reopen
  • But designers thrive in constrained situations like this. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the best work done in a long time happens in the next couple of years.
  • “We know from prior challenging times that when the going gets tough, be creative,” says Scott Hudson, CEO of Henrybuilt. “There isn’t going to be a lot of surplus capital to work with for most companies, so product development may slow down. But designers thrive in constrained situations like this. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the best work done in a long time happens in the next couple of years.”
  • To that end, AD PRO asked a number of experts to detail how they think COVID-19 will impact key aspects of interior design, from pricing and communications strategy to color trends and trade shows.
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  • Each robot costs $35,000, including training, maintenance and marketing, he said.
  • For some companies, closed salad bars have created new opportunities. California-based Chowbotics previously marketed its foodservice robot to hospitals and college campuses: Two places with a strong demand for healthy and tasty meals at all hours, the startup’s CEO Rick Wilmer said.
  • Instead of using a salad bar, customers can order a customized salad from an employee wearing a mask and gloves who puts together their lettuce, cherry tomatoes and more behind a chef’s case, he said. Instead of a kettle of soup, cold soup is prepacked or available hot from an employee.
  • Hot and cold bars are now filled with pre-packed foods like croissants and fruit salads. 
  • Many Americans are still working from home, limiting social gatherings and juggling a lighter-than-usual schedule, too, she said. That means consumers do not need a grab-and-go meal to scarf down between the office and a child’s soccer practice or cheeses or olives to put together a charcuterie plate for a party.
  • Sales in those parts of the store have had a steep drop during the pandemic as salad bars shut and shoppers bought items with a long shelf life, such as canned beans, rice and frozen foods.
  • Companies and industry watchers say self-serve bars may be gone for awhile, and perhaps forever, even as consumers return to more typical buying patterns.
  • The deli and prepared food areas that used to draw traffic to stores and differentiate grocers have fallen from favor as customers worry about the spread of the coronavirus, cook more from scratch and try to limit their time in stores.
  • At Publix, salad bars and hot bars have reopened, but employees dish out each item. Wegmans moved hummus, olives and more behind the counter. And at H-E-B, some coolers carry prepared meals from local restaurants.
  • That’s sparked creative solutions and new safety measures.
  • Grocers and industry watchers say self-serve bars may be gone for awhile, and perhaps forever, even as consumers return to more typical buying patterns.
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  • Asian Zen interiors are originally rooted from contemporary design. They focus on sleek lines, interesting shapes, and a relaxing atmosphere. References to nature are essential in creating the ultimate zen space.
  • ASIAN ZEN INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • This iconic early twentieth century design style originated in France then made its way into the US from the 1910s to the 1940s.
  • ART DECO INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • Next, we look at another culturally rich interior design style, Mediterranean design. This decorating style started in countries north of the Mediterranean Sea. Spain, Greece, and Italy are still the main source of inspiration today.
  • MEDITERRANEAN INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • Scandinavian design is one of the easier interior design styles to recognize. Think light, airy, and organic.
  • SCANDINAVIAN INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • Similar to many other interior design styles, French country interior design is a sophisticated blend of a few different style favorites. Shabby chic, farmhouse, and traditional all play a role in this design style.
  • FRENCH COUNTRY INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • While one may argue that industrial interior design is trendy, it does have a past. When western European factories closed down at the end of the second industrial revolution it left many large vacant buildings behind. Population increase caused people to start converting industrial areas into residential neighborhoods.
  • INDUSTRIAL INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • When looking at rustic interior design it can be defined with a few basic signs. There will always be natural materials, industrial touches, and farmhouse charm all. The rustic design style was originally born from inspirations of the Romantic movement. It focuses on the simplicity and effortless beauty of nature.
  • RUSTIC INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • The southwestern style as we know it today is not the same as it was when it first became noticeable in the design world. It will continue evolving as the years pass by. Southwestern interiors gather their inspiration from the soft lines of adobe houses, Spanish textiles, ironwork and nature.
  • SOUTHWESTERN INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • It dates all the way back to Hollywood’s golden age in the 1930s. Hollywood glam interiors are made up of a mix of art deco and mid-century modern. This is an interior design style that is here to be seen. High contrast color combinations were the popular choice for color schemes.
  • HOLLYWOOD GLAM INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • You don’t have to live by the beach to appreciate the coastal interior design style. Not to be confused with nautical décor, the coastal decorating style is in another league of its own. A coastal space makes note of its natural environment.
  • COASTAL INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • The shabby chic interior design style originated in the 18th century and transformed into the vintage-loving style it is today. Vintage furniture has always been at the core of shabby chic interior design.
  • SHABBY CHIC INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • Modern farmhouse interiors have many characteristics of what we know as traditional farmhouse design. Things become more simplified and clean without losing the character.
  • MODERN FARMHOUSE INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • In a nutshell, bohemian design is a free-spirited aesthetic that mixes different cultures and artistic expressions into an eclectic style that thinks outside the box.
  • BOHEMIAN INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • Mid-century interiors started in the 1950s and ’60s in post-war America. During this time the design industry was trying to break out of its traditional barriers and dive into the modern era.
  • MID CENTURY MODERN INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • Because of the less is more philosophy you’ll find functional furniture is the most essential design element.
  • Minimalist design loves empty space.
  • MINIMALIST INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • The contemporary design style will most likely continue to change over the course of the twenty-first century. Contemporary refers to anything of the present moment.
  • CONTEMPORARY INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • Think of it as a high-energy collection of carefully selected pieces brought together to create a culture rich interior. Because of this, many think eclectic design has an anything-goes spirit. However, there is a fine line between layered and collected, and busy and distracting.
  • ECLECTIC INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • Modern design refers to a specific time period. Contemporary design is ever-evolving. Modern interior design came on the radar in the early to mid 20th century.
  • MODERN INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • Above all, consistency is key so it’s common to find matching furniture sets.
  • TRADITIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
  • Transitional design is what we like to call the happy medium of interior design styles. This is the style for you if traditional design is too stuffy, but contemporary is too out of your comfort zone.
  • TRANSITIONAL INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE
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  • "If there is a second wave," Pappalardo said, "we are likely to see a lot of these same behaviors resume or continue, although likely in a tempered fashion, as the entire industry is a bit more educated and prepared for it at this point."
  • With the country now in an "official recession," Pappalardo predicts there will be "a higher emphasis on value for consumers over the next 12-18 months, with value being a relative term depending on the consumer and occasion in question."
  • Spikes in grocery sales for items with a long shelf life wasn't just a preference among U.S. consumers when coronavirus hit, it was a survival tactic.
  • As a precautionary measure in advance of a potential second wave of coronavirus, Ens said they are "making sure we have alternative sources of ingredients in the event our partners are faced with shortages or supply issues."
  • The company behind popular products like Goldfish crackers, V8 beverages, Swanson broths, Prego pasta sauce and more, also expects to see the online ordering and delivery "click and collect" model will accelerate.
  • The first, he noted, is quick scratch cooking, which involves simple ingredients that can be easily assembled to make a great-tasting meal.
  • four clear consumer and retail trends that he believes will continue to shape the landscape for these businesses in the immediate future
  • He continued: "Our suppliers were already in pretty constant contact with us to make sure that they were going to be able to meet our demands, as we were exceeding our own plans. They were ready. They were already hedging to be there for us."
  • "We've really elevated our relationships and dialogue with our suppliers and identified a secondary supply. We took all inventories up about 50%," CEO T.J. McIntyre told ABC News. "We can't build finished food inventory, but we can definitely make sure that we have enough of our most important ingredients: organic oats, organic coconut oil and organic sugar."
  • "Established, major brands in categories like snacks and cereal have seen a resurgence, in part by an initial move to nostalgia triggered by the uncertain times, and in part because they maintained more shelf space versus newer entrants as retailers chose to focus on the larger manufacturers," Pappalardo said.
  • Early on, he said staples like canned goods and dried beans "saw a big jump due to uncertainty as to general food availability."
  • "We've seen some cracks in the food supply chain," Glenn Pappalardo, a food and beverage strategy and initiatives partner at JPG Resources told ABC News.
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  • Students “are looking for open, fluid designs in the classroom. Instead of a static classroom filled with individual desks, designers should look for ways to create breakout spaces. Educators from Edutopia recommend arranging desks and tables to create nooks and designated spaces specified for different areas of study.”
  • In coworking spaces, “I” and “we” spaces are equally important: the latter for collaborative effort and socializing, the former for focused work. Diversity in seating arrangements also helps people break out of ruts and get fresh perspective
  • It supported anecdotal evidence that architects had been citing all along: “Children learn better under illumination from skylights or windows, rather than bulbs.”
  • It supported anecdotal evidence that architects had been citing all along: “Children learn better under illumination from skylights or windows, rather than bulbs.”
  • Jeremy Mettler, a social studies teacher at Batavia High School, says “The reality is, if you’re sitting in an uncomfortable chair or you’re distracted by glare, you’re focusing on the source of the discomfort rather than the learning. The distraction is a stress, and if you’re stressed, you’re not learning.” Comfort in a learning environment can be as simple as adequate lighting, proper acoustics, and well-regulated ambient temperature.
  • According to Oshin Vartanian, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough, a part of the brain’s core emotion network is activated when viewing rooms with a curvilinear design. They were regarded as beautiful and pleasant. Rooms with high ceilings, on the other hand, stimulated “visuospatial exploration”; that is, they made people pay more attention.
  • According to Oshin Vartanian, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scarborough, a part of the brain’s core emotion network is activated when viewing rooms with a curvilinear design. They were regarded as beautiful and pleasant. Rooms with high ceilings, on the other hand, stimulated “visuospatial exploration”; that is, they made people pay more attention.
  • “When you open the door to a space, does it give you permission to act differently other than to be behaviorally conditioned to ‘sit and sit’ or ‘stand and deliver’? If the space doesn’t give permission to change, then it’s too easy to revert back to what we know,” Scott-Webber says.
  • It’s not the architect’s fault. “One of the first things architects and designers do is they have to bid for jobs that they’re interested in or clients come to them. Either way they’re consulting with the client. However, that doesn’t happen in education,” Klein says.
  • The challenge now, according to Nair, is to imagine “what a school could be, as opposed to what it has always been.”
  • Schools followed the “sage on the stage” model — that is, a classroom layout with a central platform where the teacher stands, and chairs that face it. It’s simple enough, and it worked well enough. 
  • “Schools are one building type that we’re all familiar with because we’ve all been to school,” says Prakash Nair, president and founding partner of Fielding Nair Architects, specialists in learning space design. 
  • Albert Einstein — one of the leading intellectual luminaries of our time and an educator — once declared that he did not teach his students. “I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
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  • The first week [which involved] stabilizing this whole situation—the office, working from home—was about technology and the second week was about humanity, about the team: How do they feel, how are they holding on? I don’t know what’s going to happen the third week, but I predict, when things are a little more streamlined, it’s going to be about the opportunities, the things we can learn from all this. What are the new potential clients for us, where is the new frontier, what can we do to survive? It’s changing by the day as everybody is adapting to the situation. 
  • In this world of social impact, the role I play as inspirational leader and support system is to say: We can continue to do this work full steam ahead, but what do you need to be doing right now for your community? Let’s not just force something because we want to maintain the normal. Because they have the opportunity to lead crisis management in a different way, I want to be supportive of them in being relevant to their communities. So I’m asking that question to our clients and collaborators, giving them permission to not have to work in the same way they’ve always worked. But with our architectural partners that also has to be a shared value, because they are also trying to maintain their businesses and their revenues. There’s a surreal mix of trying to maintain order, but being genuine and authentic about designing spaces that generate social impact.
  • What we do is all about keeping humans in contact and the relationship-building that only happens when you’re face to face. I don’t think that’s going to change. I see my employees’ faces more than ever, right now. We are a resilient group and have weathered all kinds of economic things. I don’t believe this is going to topple the industry. It might enhance it. We are ingenious and inventive, and I believe we will get to experiment again and instigate new methods.
  • As the pandemic continues, architects and designers are beginning another week of working from home, in and out of web meetings, with the hope that the situation will soon improve.
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  • All-American Hamburgers United States: We do a lot of camping and outdoor cooking. Hamburgers are on our menu more than any other food. —Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
  • Poutine Canada: The ultimate in French-Canadian junk food, poutine commonly features warm fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. This side dish is quick to fix with frozen potatoes and packaged gravy but has all the traditional greasy spoon comfort. —Shelisa Terry, Henderson, Nevada
  • Jamaican Chocolate Cookies with Caramel Creme Jamaica: I made these for an office party cookie contest—and not a crumb was left on the platter! Sweet potatoes are the secret ingredient. Canned sweet potatoes will work, too, if you’re short on time. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Jamaican-Style Beef Stew Jamaica: This delicious stew makes a hearty supper with a lighter touch. The leaner cut of meat, herbs and seasonings and fresh vegetables make it so flavorful, you’ll want another bowl! —James Hayes, Ridgecrest, California
  • Easy Cuban Picadillo Cuba: My girlfriend gave me this delicious recipe years ago. I’ve made it ever since for family and friends, and they all love it. My daughter loves to take leftovers to school for lunch the next day. —Marie Wielgus, Wayne, New Jersey
  • Argentine Lasagna Argentina: My family is from Argentina, which has a strong Italian heritage and large cattle ranches. This all-in-one lasagna is packed with meat, cheese and veggies. —Sylvia Maenenr, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Moroccan Pot Roast Morocco: My husband loves his meat and I love my veggies, so we’re both happy with this spiced twist on the beefy pot roast. With chickpeas, eggplant, honey and mint, it’s like something you’d eat at a Marrakech bazaar. —Catherine Dempsey, Clifton Park, New York
  • Filipino Adobo Aromatic Chicken Philippines: This saucy chicken packs a wallop of flavor—salty, sweet, sour, slightly spicy and even a little umami. It can be made on the stove, too. Any way I make it, I think it tastes even better the next day served over warm rice. —Loanne Chiu, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Korean Sausage Bowl South Korea: When we hosted a student from South Korea, she shared some of her favorite Korean dishes. We especially like bibimbap. I created a variation on the dish with Italian sausage. —Michal Riege, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
  • Stir-Fry Rice Bowl South Korea: My meatless version of Korean bibimbap is tasty, pretty and easy to tweak for different spice levels. Koreans usually eat this rice dish with some beef, but I decided to top it with an egg. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut
  • Pork & Vegetable Spring Rolls Vietnam: I thought rice paper wrappers would be a quick, fun way to put salad ingredients into a hand-held snack or meal. I also make this with shrimp or add in cranberries. Go ahead, experiment! —Marla Strader, Ozark, Missouri
  • ork & Vegetable Spring Rolls Vietnam: I thought rice paper wrappers would be a quick, fun way to put salad ingredients into a hand-held snack or meal. I also make this with shrimp or add in cranberries. Go ahead, experiment! —Marla Strader, Ozark, Missouri
  • Sweet-and-Sour Pork China: After my sister moved away to the university, I used to visit her on weekends. She often made this wonderful and tangy pork dish. Now, every time I make it for my family, it reminds me of those special visits. Everyone who tries it loves it. -Cherry Williams, St. Albert, Alberta
  • Slow-Cooker Malaysian Chicken Malaysia: Malaysian food has influences from the Malays, Chinese, Indians, Thai, Portuguese and British. In this dish, Asian ingredients combine for maximum flavor, and the sweet potatoes help to thicken the sauce as the dish slowly cooks. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
  • Thai Chicken Thighs Thailand: These very tender and moist chicken thighs come with a tangy peanut butter sauce that is irresistible.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • hai Chicken Thighs Thailand: These very tender and moist chicken thighs come with a tangy peanut butter sauce that is irresistible.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Vegetable Pad Thai Thailand: Classic flavors of Thailand abound in this fragrant and flavorful dish featuring peanuts, tofu and noodles. New to tofu? It beefs up protein in this satisfying entree, for a delicious way to introduce it to your diet. —Sara Landry, Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Chicken Tikka Masala India: This Indian-style dish has flavors that keep me coming back for more ? a simple dish spiced with garam masala, cumin and gingerroot that’s simply amazing. —Jaclyn Bell, Logan, Utah
  • Beef & Onion Piroshki Russia: When I lived in Seattle, one of my favorite places was a small stand that sold piroshki—Russian stuffed pocket sandwiches. Whenever I’m missing my former town, I make my own batch. —julie merriman, Seattle, Washington
  • Shortbread New Zealand: I live in Missouri, but many family recipes come from New Zealand where I was born. My parents moved there when I was a year old, so I have a “Down Under” heritage. These special-occasion cookies bring back warm memories of my childhood, and I’m going to make sure they’re passed on to the next generation in my family…no matter where they live! —Allen Swenson, Camdenton, Missouri
  • Shortbread New Zealand: I live in Missouri, but many family recipes come from New Zealand where I was born. My parents moved there when I was a year old, so I have a “Down Under” heritage. These special-occasion cookies bring back warm memories of my childhood, and I’m going to make sure they’re passed on to the next generation in my family…no matter where they live! —Allen Swenson, Camdenton, Missouri
  • Lehmejun (Armenian Pizza) Armenia: This pizza-style recipe came from my friend Ruby’s mom, who is a crazy-good cook. I added my own flair and tweaked it by using flour tortillas instead of making a dough. —Tamar Yacoubian, Ketchum, Idaho
  • Beef Paprikash with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes Hungary: Beef cooked Hungarian-style with paprika, peppers and tomatoes makes a marvelous Sunday dinner. We prefer it with Kluski egg noodles, or try mashed potatoes. —Gloria Bradley, Naperville, Illinois
  • Bohemian Kolaches Czech Republic: This recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law, who received it from her mother! It was a standard treat in their family, made nearly every week. Now I make this dish for my own family for special occasions. —Maxine Hron, Quincy, Illinois
  • Curried Beef Stew Japan: My mother, who was Japanese, made a dish very similar to this. After a lot of experimenting, I came up with a version that is very close to the one she used to make. This beef curry stew recipe is special to me because it brings back memories of my mother. —Gloria Gowins, Dalton, Ohio
  • Homemade Polish Pierogi Poland: My mother made many dozens of these and measured ingredients using the palm of her hand. We’ve passed the recipe down over the years as the family has grown. —Veronica Weinkauf, South Bend, Indiana
  • Caramel Apple Strudel Austria: My father, who was born and raised in Vienna, Austria, would tell us stories about how his mother covered all of the kitchen counters with dough whenever she made apple strudel. This recipe is a modern, delicious way to carry on part of my family’s heritage. —Sarah Haengel, Bowie, Maryland
  • Nikki's Perfect Pastitsio Greece: My mother used to work so hard in the kitchen to make this classic Greek dish, and the results were always well worth her effort. My recipe for pastitsio is easier, a bit lighter and every bit as great as Mom’s.—Nikki Tsangaris, Westfield, Indiana
  • Nana's Italian Roulade Sicily: My great aunt from Sicily taught my mother how to stuff and bake a steak in a jellyroll style. It’s unique and really special in our family. —Roseanne McDonald, Days Creek, Oregon
  • Nana's Italian Roulade Sicily: My great aunt from Sicily taught my mother how to stuff and bake a steak in a jellyroll style. It’s unique and really special in our family. —Roseanne McDonald, Days Creek, Oregon
  • Spanish Hominy Spain: I received this recipe from a good friend who is a fabulous cook. The colorful side dish gets its zesty flavor from spicy canned tomatoes with green chilies. —Donna Brockett, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
  • Rabanadas (Portuguese French Toast) Portugal: I find this dish a comforting reminder of my childhood. The creamy custard center contrasts deliciously with the cinnamon sugar crust. —Ana Paula Cioffi, Hayward, California
  • True Belgian Waffles Belgium: It was on a visit to my husband’s relatives in Belgium that I was given this waffle recipe. Back in the U.S., I served the waffles to his Belgian-born grandmother. She said they tasted just like home.—Rose Delemeester, St. Charles, Michigan
  • Dutch Letters Netherlands: These “S”-shaped super flaky butter pastries filled with almond paste and topped with crunchy sugar are popular in both Iowa and Holland during the Christmas season. Here’s a recipe that will let you make and enjoy them all year round. —Shirley De Lange, Byron Center, Michigan
  • Dutch Letters Netherlands: These “S”-shaped super flaky butter pastries filled with almond paste and topped with crunchy sugar are popular in both Iowa and Holland during the Christmas season. Here’s a recipe that will let you make and enjoy them all year round. —Shirley De Lange, Byron Center, Michigan
  • Classic Swedish Meatballs Sweden: I’m a “Svenska flicka” (Swedish girl) from northwest Iowa, where many Swedes settled at the turn of the century. I think you’ll agree that these modern-day “Kottbullar” are very tasty. —Emily Gould, Hawarden, Iowa
  • Finnish Pinwheels Finland: When my sister was hosting an exchange student from Finland, she served these cookies I’d made to her guest. The young lady instantly recognized what they were. So I know they’re still being made in our ancestors’ country! —Ilona Barron, Ontonagon, Michigan
  • Cassoulet for Today France: Traditionally cooked for hours, this cassoulet recipe offers the same homey taste in less time. It’s easy on the wallet, too. —Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Italian Pasta Sauce Italy: As a special part of their wedding buffet, my daughter Kris’ husband fixed a big batch of this thick flavorful pasta sauce. The recipe was brought by his grandmother from Italy 80 years ago. —Judy Braun, Juneau, Wisconsin
  • German Potato Dumplings Germany: Potato dumplings (called Kartoffel Kloesse in Germany) are a delightful addition to any German feast. The browned butter sauce is delectable.—Arline Hofland, Deer Lodge, Montana
  • Crispy Fish & Chips England: A British pub classic turns crown jewel when you add horseradish, panko and Worcestershire. You can also try it with white fish like cod or haddock. —Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Scottish Oatmeal Rolls Scotland: My family likes rolls that can hold up to scooping gravies, sauces and more. This recipe is a favorite. The oatmeal in the dough gives it a Scottish touch. —Peggy Goodrich, Enid, Oklahoma
  • Colcannon Potatoes Ireland: Every Irish family has its own version or this classic dish. My recipe comes from my father’s family in Ireland. It’s part of my St. Pat’s menu, along with lamb chops, carrots and soda bread. —Marilou Robinson, Portland, Oregon
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  • Consumers will also want to limit their exposure to crowds for quite some time, which will increase the demand for online purchasing of food, curb side pick up, take out and delivery. According to Yelp, the demand for delivery has increased 135 times with coronavirus, but this will be tempered by food safety concerns and the relaxation of shelter in place orders.
  • Consumers will also want to limit their exposure to crowds for quite some time, which will increase the demand for online purchasing of food, curb side pick up, take out and delivery. According to Yelp, the demand for delivery has increased 135 times with coronavirus, but this will be tempered by food safety concerns and the relaxation of shelter in place orders.
  • Consumers will also want to limit their exposure to crowds for quite some time, which will increase the demand for online purchasing of food, curb side pick up, take out and delivery.
  • Until the mayhem dies down, there might continue to be some hoarding and stockpiling of items such as fruit snacks, energy drinks, dried beans, pretzels and frozen fruit.
  • Yelp’s Coronavirus Impact Report reveals that consumers are more likely to want to know the source of their food, making them increasingly desirous of food from community-supported agriculture (increase in demand of 430 per cent) and farms (increase in demand of 149 per cent).
  • Since the onset of the coronavirus in 2019, 20,000 wildlife farms in China have been shut down or quarantined and a strict ban is being implemented on the farming and consumption of exotic animals.
  • Survey respondents indicated that they are buying less fresh produce in grocery stores and more canned foods due to fears around food safety. Studies have also shown that consumers want food that is pre-packaged.
  • no evidence that coronavirus is transmitted via food
  • According to a recent survey by The Packer, grocery shoppers have changed their shopping habits due to fears of catching coronavirus from food.
  • The March performance of organic food companies such as Nourish Organics, which experienced an increase in sales of approximately 30 per cent and the surge in demand for organic vegetable box delivery in the United Kingdom are evidence of this trend.
  • Coronavirus poses a significant risk to those with pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease as well as those who are overweight and obese.
  • 47 per cent of respondents agreed that the idea of going to a major public event “will scare me for a long time.”
  • 32 per cent of adults plan to eat at restaurants less often due to COVID-19 concerns
  • There will be greater focus on eating local
  • There will be reduced demand for exotic, risqué foods
  • Food Safety will come under a tighter lens
  • Healthy and Organic Eating will become increasingly important
  • Home cooking will make a resurgence
  • Fear of contagion and oftentimes human contact.
  • there has been a massive consumer rethink around food
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  • inhabitants near a Kildare bog chose to sink theirs into peat, and then forgot about it, because it was still there in 2009.
  • is the oldest known that is still in a liquid state.
  • This bottle stayed wet because the olive oil used (in place of a cork) to protect the wine from oxidizing did its job really well.
  • the overcooked bread was mistaken for charcoal at first. Then one of the archeologists noticed crushed grains of barley inside of it. If the age is correct, it would have been made by some of the first people to enter Britain from Europe.
  • It didn’t look too savory, having turned green from 2400 years of bronze oxidation. It also still contained bones, which delighted archeologists, probably because they didn’t actually have to eat it. 
  • The soup, sealed so tightly in its bronze cooking pot that it was still in a liquid state, was discovered in a tomb near Xian
  • and still full of butter. The butter has lost some of its creamy richness in the interceding millennia, turning to a fatty white wax called adipocere
  • Everyone says they invented the noodle first
  • thanks to a discovery at the Lajia archeological site on the Yellow River in China, the debate may be over. No other historic noodle has even come close to Lajia’s 4000 year old noodles cache
  • Archeologists took a while to determine that the black and green carbonized mess they found sealed inside a beautiful bronze pot was beef. When they did, that made it the oldest beef ever discovered in China.
  • This little box comes from Scotland, and was made especially to commemorate the coronation day of King Edward VII in 1902. The chocolate passed from the original schoolgirl who abstained from eating it, mother to daughter, until it was donated to the St. Andrews Preservation Trust in 2008.  I call the caramels. You can have the coconut.  
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  • If you’re on the fence:
  • If you’re interested in the opportunity:
  • I’m interested in [company’s] open [job title] role, would be interested in [hearing more about the opportunity, learning the specifics of the role, applying formally]. I’d love to get your thoughts on [your experience at the company, what the team is specifically looking for, why you felt I’d be a great fit]. Would you be open to [hopping on a call, answering 3-5 quick questions]? It would be so appreciated.Thank you,
  • I’m pretty happy in my current role at [company name], but I’d be open to discussing this opportunity with you. This role and company look to have some exciting potential, and I never turn down a chance to chat about [insert compelling aspect of the jobs/company/industry].
  • Why this works: Sure you’re satisfied in your current job, but if you’re open to the right opportunity, this response allows you to be both honest about your current feelings and leaves room for the possibility of a new role.
  • Remember, when speaking with recruiters on any medium, here are a few general tips: 1. Spark their interest. 2. Be natural. 3. Be direct. 4. Share insight into your decision. 5. Customize your templates.
  • Receiving an InMail from a recruiter can make you feel special and in-demand, but like so many things in life, you only get one shot to make a great first impression. Sure, your profile and maybe your résumé caught their eye on the social platform, but how you communicate when a recruiter reaches out to you is key.
  • Sure you’re satisfied in your current job, but if you’re open to the right oppo
  • If you’re interested in the company, but not the role:
  • Sure you’re satisfied in your current job, but if you’re open to the right oppo
  • I am actively exploring new opportunities, but would ideally like to find a position that would allow me to [work from home, expand on my marketing experience, step into the nonprofit space, earn at least $X annually, etc.]. It sounds like this particular role isn’t quite what I’m looking for, but do you happen to know of any other opportunities that may be a better fit?
  • If you’re on the fence:
  • Receiving an InMail from a recruiter can make you feel special and in-demand, but like so many things in life, you only get one shot to make a great first impression. Sure, your profile and maybe your résumé caught their eye on the social platform, but how you communicate when a recruiter reaches out to you is key.
  • Sure you’re satisfied in your current job, but if you’re open to the right opportunity, this response allows you to be both honest about your current feelings and leaves room for the possibility of a new role. It signals to a recruiter that you’re open to being sold on the role and considering a new company.
  • I’m pretty happy in my current role at [company name], but I’d be open to discussing this opportunity with you. This role and company look to have some exciting potential, and I never turn down a chance to chat about [insert compelling aspect of the jobs/company/industry].
  • Sure you’re satisfied in your current job, but if you’re open to the right opportunity, this response allows you to be both honest about your current feelings and leaves room for the possibility of a new role.
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  • Why gardening is great for body and mind
  • MORE FROM XPOSÉ URGENT warning issued to Irish pet owners following deaths of a number of dogs Gardaí release list of items BANNED at Papal mass Emmerdale actor mugged at KNIFEPOINT while on holidays MORE FROM LIFESTYLE Surfing is now the official sport of California - where to catch the best waves 21st Aug 18 | Lifestyle When you think of the state of California, you probably imagine a slower pace of life, palm trees swaying in the sun, and a mixture of movie stars and laid back surfer dudes wandering about. The US state is blessed with 1,100 miles of coastline and the perfect conditions for catching... Michelin star awards confirmed for October - here's how we'd grade restaurants if it was up to us 21st Aug 18 | Lifestyle It’s one of the most important moments in the restaurant industry calendar, and this year the latest batch of Michelin stars for Britain and Ireland will be announced on October 1.Being awarded a much-coveted star traditionally sees a restaurant immediately become booked up for... Does your menstrual cycle affect how and when you should exercise? 21st Aug 18 | Lifestyle Anyone who has a menstrual cycle will be well aware of how it can affect you over the course of a month. At some points you feel upbeat and energetic, but at others all you want to do is lie in bed and eat chocolate.Serious period pains can prevent you from working out, but other than... Upcycle your Economy experience: 7 tips for feeling comfortable on planes 21st Aug 18 | Lifestyle Plane journeys are uncomfortable at the best of times – even more so if you’re travelling during peak periods. Sadly, not all of us can afford to travel in Business Class, but there are ways to make an Economy journey much more comfortable. From your choice of outfit to the... Video: Is your child picking up GCSE results this week? Here's how the new grading system works 21st Aug 18 | Lifestyle This Thursday, teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be picking up their GCSE results. If your child is one of them, it can be a stressful time for parents too – especially because this is the first year of the new grading system.In the biggest exam shake-up... 5 statement cocktails that celebrate cities around the UK 21st Aug 18 | Lifestyle New York has its signature serve with a Manhattan, Moscow has the Mule and the city-state of Singapore has the gin-based Sling, but what about the Brits?To celebrate our vibrant towns and rich regional tastes, Sainsbury’s has teamed up with the London Cocktail Club to create a... The A-Z of home renovation 21st Aug 18 | Lifestyle A new beginning: Starting a building project feels exciting. You’re creating a new section of your home, designed uniquely for you, which is pretty special.Builders: The people who are going to take on your work need thoroughly researching. They’ll all have... Want to grow your own chillies? Here's what you need to know 21st Aug 18 | Lifestyle With the beautiful summer we’ve had, any chillies you’ve been growing in sheltered, sunny spots against warm walls should have ripened beautifully, if you’ve kept them fed and watered.Nigel Parker, an expert grower who will be exhibiting his chillies at Holker Chilli... Should we all be activating our nuts? 21st Aug 18 | Lifestyle Veganism has skyrocketed in recent years, with more people than ever exploring the benefits of a plant-based diet.According to a recent survey by comparethemarket.com, 7% of the population now identifies as vegan, which means millions of people might rely heavily on nuts and grains as a... Ask a counsellor: 'How can I stop my anxiety from spiralling out of control?' 21st Aug 18 | Lifestyle The problem…“Please help, my life is being crippled by constant worry. I have been like this for as long as I can remember, but since I got married and had children it seems to be so much worse.“After the kids started school, I couldn’t get through a day without... googletag.cmd.push(function(){googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-1401196797090-mpu-1-desktop");}); MORE FROM XPOSÉ WARNING: Flying Tiger issue RECALL on popular kids toy over safety concerns Vogue Williams reveals first pic from wedding and her dress is STUNNING Amy Huberman issues URGENT warning to fans about scam linked to her Weather experts predict HEATWAVE set to explode AGAIN Featured Fashion Shell jewellery is trending - here's how to wear the seaside trend !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,'script','twitter-wjs'); Get Connected
  • Top tips for gardeners with disabilities
  • He had to come to terms with his disability, tackle severe depression and overcome chronic pain and fatigue. Lane had previously had high-flying roles in publishing, but decided to change careers – and his passion for plants and the outdoors led him to study garden and landscape design, based at home.
  • Neurons in the brain are sparked, whatever you’re doing garden-wise, whether choosing seeds, border planning or actively planting. Relax your mind by creating a seating area, preferably in the shade, listening to birdsong.
  • , Gardeners' World presenter and wheelchair-user Mark Lane, tells Hannah Stephenson how we can all reap the benefits.
  • From the first moment of thinking about what to do in the garden, whether it be passive (sitting and enjoying) or active (physically gardening), we are improving our brain health
  • “As a garden designer, and as someone who uses a wheelchair all the time, I know first-hand how gardening has improved my physical health and my mental wellbeing,” says Lane. “I am a strong advocate for the importance that gardening plays on our busy everyday lives and wellbeing.”
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  • Known to have the most varied foods it is characterised by its subtle and sophisticated use of the many vegetables, grains, fruits, and spices that grow across the country.
  • Cloves, Ginger, Saffron, and Coriander.
  • fruits and vegetables have been the foundation of Indian diets. Over time, food in India has gradually moved towards vegetarianism due to the widespread and different religions in the region.
  • One of the main impacts on cuisine is that the main source of protein is lentils and beans as opposed to meat and fish. Cows are sacred to Hindus, milk and milk products such as vegan cottage cheese, curd, and sweets made of milk solid parts are considered auspicious and are part of the cuisine.
  • dates, nuts, rice, and grilling of meat into kebabs. Muslim rulers were famous for their lavish courts, great gourmets, and meal rituals and many dishes are now a part of today’s Indian heritage.
  • Petha is a soft candy from North India. It is made from ash gourd vegetable. Petha is known to be as old as the Taj Mahal. I
  • Bati is made from a dough of wheat dipped in ghee, it is a long-lasting food and was a great mean of survival during wars. It could be made with a few different ingredients. The invention evolved into a delight with two other items Churma and Dal.
  • Across the whole country, the traditional diet is extremely healthy, with vegetables and cereals forming the bulk of consumption. Fish and meat are eaten in very small quantities along with wheat and rice. Spices are generally used a lot of the time to ensure medicinal value such as turmeric.
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  • "Considering the Starks descended from a great builder, Bran the Builder, we were inspired by the idea that the pieces used in this space exude an artisan, handmade look
  • The key here, Wood explains, is to start with a dark base color and then add layers of material, like wood, leather, and fur. Also, get yourself a dire wolf to sleep in that cosy faux fur bed.
  • "The eclectic and boho elements come from her Dothraki days and represent her becoming the Mother of Dragons," Wood tells us. "The mixed metals and armor-like decor are an ode to the Unsullied who were freed by Daenerys and fight for her."Don't miss that egg-like ottoman, a nod to the queen's dragon children.
  • House Lannister is Mediterranean meets Colonial traditional," Wood says. "Elements of bone inlay, mixed woods, metals, and detailed carved woods combine to make the interior feel a touch rustic and industrial but also luxurious."
  • It's all about finding some antique-ish carved-wood pieces, and mixing and matching textile prints.
  • "Despite the fact that it is covered in florals, the space feels bold which reflects the cunning power of the Tyrells, and their memorable female leadership," Wood says.
  • mixing classic furniture and patterns with modern prints.
  • Plush carpets and a few blue and black accents make Modsy's version seem a bit more comfortable than he'd require, but Wood still calls the mostly white space "austere."
  • "Start with an all white base, and build out blue and black into the accent decor," she advises. "Stick to more rustic pieces, such as wood side tables and raw edge pieces."
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  • midcentury, Scandinavian and industrial looks rule, with pieces not needing an authentic pedigree — just the look.
  • This is a generation with a well-developed sense of taste, that follows fashion and style, but also wants good looks at good prices,
  • "I want items with character I can't find elsewhere. The square space of our homes isn't significant, but the designs are. We want a welcoming space that's a source of inspiration and comfort,"
  • millennials study what's available on design sites such as Pinterest, Houzz, Remodelista; friends' Instagrams; well-designed blogs; and store sites, such as Ikea, CB2 and Design Within Reach
  • It's all about the mix — new and old, expensive and cheap, DIY and purchased,
  • A big part of the rationale behind embracing inexpensive design is increased mobility and multiple moves — why buy investment furnishings and worry about moving them? Keeping investments to one or two good pieces streamlines the process and means that it's easier to let go of an item that might not fit in a new space.
  • The new grays that have gained wide appeal have become a standard base for the millennial palette, along with more whitewashed gray variations, other soft neutrals and cooler whites influenced by Scandinavian decor. Bolder pops of color on accent walls are a popular counterpoint, and colorful wallpapers are also making a comeback
  • DIY TV shows and YouTube videos offer big inspiration to paint, reconfigure and customize found pieces. This approach appeals for another reason: the social consciousness of going to tag and garage sales or vintage shops and repurposing objects.
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  • US design studio Workstead has reimagined "heritage elements as modern luxury
  • Workstead has preserved many of the original details throughout, like the wooden staircase
  • Portrait art hangs on the walls in golden frames, contrasting more abstract paintworks found throughout the residence.
  • Decorative ceiling mouldings, windows and door frames, and fireplaces are also preserved and updated with paint. Related story Workstead's Carriage House features brickwork walls splattered with plaster and paint "Workstead House draws on the property's unique, storied past, reincarnating heritage elements as modern luxury in a welcoming home," said Workstead in a statement. For the furnishings, the studio has paired heritage 19th-century pieces with contemporary designs. "Every element [is] curated in deference to, and reverence of, past and future, evoking a style – and lifestyle – both new and deeply remembered in South Carolina's low country," the studio said. "The result is an all-sensory experience of southern modernism." An eclectic mix of green textiles, leather and wooden chairs, metallic lighting, and planting feature in one of the lounges. Plush orange and green seats are placed in another, along with a tiled white table. Portrait art hangs on the walls in golden frames, contrasting more abstract paintworks found throughout the residence. Chairs with caned backs and aged cabinetry that appears antique decorate the dining room, while the garden room is filled with dark, wicker furniture. A circular wooden counter forms the centrepiece of the kitchen, topped with marble and featuring curved elements that slide out to provide a counter for eating. Upstairs, one of the bedrooms is furnished with a delicate wooden bed frame and a pair of pale chairs, while in the master suite, the bed is backed by a folded brass headboard. Doors lead from this bedroom into the darkly painted en-suite bathroom, where a pair of sinks are built to face out the windows. A rug resembling animal skin covers the wooden floor beside the freestanding bathtub, which has golden taps that match the towel rack and lighting. Workstead is led by husband and wife Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler, and has studios in both Brooklyn and Charleston – a port city that dates back to 1670, and has an impressive collection of historic buildings. Other renovation projects in the city include a restaurant that US design studio Basic Projects transformed from a dark interior into an eclectic, light-filled dining space. Photography is by Matthew Williams. Related story Vintage objects populate restaurant in Charleston by Basic Projects Project credits: Design team: Workstead Collaborators: Gateway Park, Lawson Fenning, Farrow & Ball, Meador's, Urban Electric Co., Holland & Sherry, Croghan's, Moore & Giles, 2 Note Hudson, Tim Hussey, Jeff Holt, Melissa Sutton, Brandon Hinman, Artizom, Le Creuset, Sonos, The Shelter Collection. 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  • For the furnishings, the studio has paired heritage 19th-century pieces with contemporary designs.
  • aim to celebrate this steep history, Workstead House captures an aesthetic the studio has coined as "southern modernism
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  • evidence suggests these tools and strategies work for some people in some settings, but not for others
  • Still, searching for a technique that works leaves many people frustrated,
  • There, she learned how to use many time-management tools to cope with her multiple commitments.
  • most people try another app or another technique. There are hundreds out there, from straightforward to-do lists to complicated services
  • After Calle missed an important dissertation deadline, she started to go to time-management classes
  • The problem with productivity
  • , she learned how to use many time-management tools to cope with her multiple commitments.
  • “The real problem is that they are overworked, [it’s] not a time-management problem.”
  • why many people get frustrated with time-management tools. Most of them “have been written with this unstated ideology that you have to outperform yourself
  • Indeed, Aracena created Effortless after becoming frustrated with the many apps he used for managing his work. “I began to quit tools one at a time”, he says.
  • Workep will soon launch an AI ‘coach' that will remind users of their unfinished tasks.
  • Aracena’s main advice is surprisingly low-tech: “start without an app and try to understand what is important to you”.
  • don’t be too hard on yourself. If the reasons above don't convince you, try this one: self-criticism is terrible for your productivity. Carter says it triggers a stress response, and the part of your brain that you need for time management will go offline.
  • self-imposed pressure is the reason why many people get frustrated
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  • provide an intimate setting for friends
  • ‘indoor camping space’,
  • timber frame and frosted polycarbonate cladding are used for the structures
  • ‘the together hostel’
  • ‘we set up ‘tents’ in the camping space. a huge tent serves as the public space where people can have meals and beverage, read, chat, play, share or even hold their activities. smaller tents are for staying.’ – cao pu
  • an alternative to placing living arrangements in a series of closed off rooms, tent-like structures have been distributed around the space; stacked and overlapped to create single and double rooms equipped with sockets, lights and a bed.
  • natural light
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  • Don’t let everything you have to do swirl around in your head. Jot them done
  • settling on “dirt removal” instead of “spotless” will definitely save you a ton of time and energy in the end. For example, as opposed to scrubbing your shower stall every week, wipe it down everytime you use it.
  • Group your cleaning, laundry, and errands on specific days
  • In fact, it takes longer to complete a task when we multitasks because our minds are shifting back-and-forth.
  • 29. Break your day into five-minute slots like Elon Musk.
  • Companies like Facebook and Asana have a rule where there are no meetings on Wednesdays. Other companies have this rule for other days of the week, but the idea is the same. As opposed to wasting  your time in a meeting, you can focus on important individual tasks
  • While there are a number of factors that influence the life expectancy of these animals, Evans notes that, "a tortoise breathes around four times every minute. An elephant breathes around eight times every minute
  • we breathe around 12 to 15 times every minute.”
  • you should start breathing more slowly.
  • It’s been found that we spend eight years and ten months of our lives watching TV - plus an additional eight months discussing plot holes and characters. Instead of watching so much television, spend that time on higher-leverage tasks.
  • aka your “magic hours.” This is typically 2.5 hours after you wake-up.
  • creating a schedule based around your energy you can create a routine that ensures your as productive as possible.
  • A time diary a simple way to find out how you spend your time
  • on’t let everythin
  • Speak
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  • “If you can’t stand up, stand out!”
  • “Dressing her wheels is like putting on a new pair of boots.”
  • aims to transform the wheelchair from a medical device into a form of artistic self-expression.
  • “They reflect the relationship I have with my wheelchair.”
  • “The lighthearted approach has a twofold effect: It empowers a young wheelchair user to make a statement about themselves, and it makes a wheelchair a friendly-looking object rather than one that’s purely functional. Design can have a huge role in dispelling feelings of fear of the unknown, and Izzy Wheels opens up a natural opportunity for wheelchair users to talk about their experiences. It's loud, fun, and makes sure there's no elephant in the room.”
  • We went into special needs schools and helped people create their own designs for their wheels. You could design your own chair or a friend’s. At that point, seeing how happy it made the users, we just got really passionate about this business.
  • “Illustration’s role in a project is often to lighten a mood or add some quirks into an otherwise ordinary scene, and this project was a great space to explore that in. It was also interesting designing something in a circle that had to make sense no matter which way was up, so the design really had to be led by the form.”
  • Izzy Wheels designs are priced at about $135 apiece and attach with Velcro straps that make it easy for the user to attach and remove the wheel covers while sitting down.
  • The flat, round, plastic discs are durable, scratchproof, fade-resistant, and easy to manufacture and print—what Ailbhe calls a perfect canvas.
  • seeing their art on wheelchairs around the world.
  • we’re all about personalizing your body in a different way
  • Ailbhe says she splits her time between her design studio and the nearby print shop that manufactures the spoke guards.
  • Bespoked
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  • An intelligent mind has a strong aversion to accepting things on face value and therefore withholds belief until presented with ample evidence,
  • Frank Zhu says "people who can focus for long stretches at a time and tune out distractions" are highly intelligent
  • Interestingly, journalist Charles Duhigg argues that making these kinds of connections is a hallmark of creativity 
  • The paper describes two small studies that found people with higher scores on an IQ test were slower to recognize large background movements in an image
  • The time Steve Jobs was putting things off and noodling on possibilities was time well spent in letting more divergent ideas come to the table
  • You understand how much you don't know
  • Smart people can "almost feel what someone is thinking/feeling
  • "intelligent people let themselves become fascinated by things others take for granted."
  • Psychologists say that open-minded people — those who seek out alternate viewpoints and weigh the evidence fairly
  • smart people are able to see patterns where others can't. That's because they can draw parallels between seemingly disparate ideas.
  • You contemplate the big questions
  • smart people are likely to procrastinate on quotidian tasks, mainly because they're working on things that are more important.
  • That existential confusion may be one reason why smart people are more likely to be anxious
  •  Wharton psychologist Adam Grant suggests that procrastination is key to innovation, and that Steve Jobs used it strategically.
  • intelligent individuals "wonder a lot about [the] universe and meaning of life." What's more, Kumar writes, "they always [ask] what's the point of everything?"
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  • in a cemetery near sapporo, japan, tadao ando has surrounded a giant statue of buddha with a landscaped hill designed to draw attention to the 13.5 meter-tall sculpture.
  • y is located on the northern japanese island of hokkaido video courtesy of hokkaido fan magazine / (main image by shigeo ogawa, via vitra)     ‘the design intention was to create a vivid spatial sequence, beginning with the long approach through the tunnel in order to heighten anticipation of the statue, which is invisible from the outside,’ tadao ando explains in an essay for domus magazine. ‘when the hall is reached, visitors look up at the buddha, whose head is encircled by a halo of sky at the end of the tunnel.’ a large man-made hill surrounds the 13.5 meter-tall statue image courtesy of hokkaido fan magazine     ando categorizes the work as a piece of landscape architecture, with its appearance changing depending on the time of year. in spring and summer the site is filled with verdant greenery and vibrant lavender, while in winter months, the cemetery is draped in a blanket of snow. learn more about the project here, and visit the cemetery’s website for more details. a 40 meter-long tunnel leads to a light-filled rotunda image by hiroo namiki, via takino reien ‘visitors look up at the buddha, whose head is encircled by a halo of sky’ — ando image by shigeo ogawa, via vitra Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save philip stevens I designboom aug 02, 2017 2009 1204 71 481 have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below. name (required) e-mail (will not be published) (required) text comments policy LOG IN designboom's comment policy guidelines generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like. the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately. what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say? let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened. - 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  • the cemetery is located on the northern japanese island of hokkaido
  • ‘the design intention was to create a vivid spatial sequence, beginning with the long approach through the tunnel in order to heighten anticipation of the statue, which is invisible from the outside,’
  • categorizes the work as a piece of landscape architecture, with its appearance changing depending on the tim
  • of year
  • ategorizes the work as a piece of landscape architecture, with its appearance changing depending on the time of year. in spring and summer the site is filled with verdant greenery and vibrant lavender, while in winter months, the cemetery is draped in a blanket of snow. learn more about the project here, and visit the cemetery’s website for more details. a 40 meter-long tunnel leads to a light-filled rotunda image by hiroo namiki, via takino reien ‘visitors look up at the buddha, whose head is encircled by a halo of sky’ — ando image by shigeo ogawa, via vitra Save Save Save Save Save Save Save Save philip stevens I designboom aug 02, 2017 2009 1204 71 481 have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below. name (required) e-mail (will not be published) (required) text comments policy LOG IN designboom's comment policy guidelines generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like. the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately. what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say? let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened. - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments. - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters. - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround. - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion. - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent. in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish the best 100-200 entries too.) a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments. your e-mail your password forgot password sign in password recover please insert your email below to reset your lost password your new password has been sent to your email address thanks for registering please complete the form below. name surname e-mail gender M    F select a password (5 to 20 characters) retype password occupation select architecture art direction interactive design industrial or craft design interior design illustration graphic design fashion film and tv fine art photography marketing and promotion sound/music digital art education other street address zip code city country select afghanistan albania algeria angola argentina armenia australia austria azerbaijan bahrain bangladesh belarus belgium belize bolivia bosnia-herzegovina brazil brunei bulgaria cambodia canada chile china colombia costa rica croatia cuba cyprus czech republic denmark dominican republic ecuador egypt el salvador estonia fiji finland france french polynesia georgia germany greece guatemala hungary iceland india indonesia iran iraq ireland israel italy jamaica japan jordan kazakhstan kenya korea kuwait laos latvia lebanon libya liechtenstein lithuania luxembourg macedonia madagascar malaysia mali malta mauritius mexico moldova monaco morocco mozambico namibia nepal netherlands new zealand nicaragua nigeria norway oman pakistan panama paraguay peru philippines poland portugal qatar romania russia saudi arabia senegal serbia singapore slovak republic slovenia solomon islands south africa spain sri lanka sweden switzerland syria taiwan tanzania thailand trinidad tobago tunisia turkey uganda uk ukraine united arab emirates uruguay usa uzbekistan venezuela vietnam your signature it will appear at the bottom of the article max 14 characters newsletter subscription keep up to date with recent articles and upcoming events. to receive both newsletters please check 2 boxes. daily - 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  • ando categorizes the work as a piece of landscape architecture, with its appearance changing depending on the time of year.
  • ‘visitors look up at the buddha, whose head is encircled by a halo of sky’ — ando
  • ‘when the hall is reached, visitors look up at the buddha, whose head is encircled by a halo of sky at the end of the tunnel.’
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  • a smell-free rubbish bin that can quickly compost waste from the kitchen.
  • bokashi
  • A double-lid system and set of rubber seals prevents smell
  • ying to change people's perceptions of waste and make it as 'sexy' as possible is part of the challenge, and something I relish as a designer," he told Dezeen. "Products already on the market use things like worms and turning mechanisms, but I wanted to find something that was different," he continued. "I stumbled on bokashi in an online journal and thought its simplicity was perfect." The designer created a purposefully "clear and minimal" appearance for the bin, to emphasise the method's cleanliness and simplicity, and visually link it to modern Japanese design. Cullis Watson is currently investigating options for Taihi – which was awarded the 2017 New Designers Joseph Joseph Brilliantly Useful award – and completing a second version of the design. Dutch design duo Makkink & Bey have also created a unique method of waste reuse, designing a toilet that collects poo and wee and transforms it into compost. 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  • a new report from global banking giant Credit Suisse.
  • The amount of wealth held by the top one per cent rose from 42.5 per cent in 2008
  • comes with a warning that millennials are unlikely to attain their parents' levels of wealth.
  • "With the baby boomers occupying most of the top jobs and much of the housing, millennials are doing less well than their parents at the same age, especially in relation to income, home ownership and other dimensions of well-being..
  • "Inequality has continued to edge upwards, so that ... median wealth fell again this year in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America," the report said.
  • "We expect only a minority of high achievers and those in high-demand sectors such as technology or finance to effectively overcome the 'millennial disadvantage,'" Rohner wrote.
  • Global wealth inequality has reached yet another record high, and the richest one per cent now own slightly more than half of the world's wealth, says a new report from global banking giant Credit Suisse. The latest edition of the bank's Global Wealth Report also comes with a warning that millennials are unlikely to attain their parents' levels of wealth. The amount of wealth held by the top one per cent rose from 42.5 per cent in 2008, at the height of the financial crisis, to 50.1 per cent this year, Credit Suisse said. It has hit a new record high every year since 2013. Patrick Aventurier via Getty Images Luxury yachts are displayed at the Hercules Port in Monaco for the 27th edition of the International Monaco Yacht Show, Sept. 28, 2017 in Monaco. The world's richest one per cent now control slightly more than half the world's wealth, according to a new report from Credit Suisse. Meanwhile, 3.5 billion people, corresponding to 70 per cent of the world's adults, each own less than US$10,000 in wealth, the report found. Together, they hold just 2.7 per cent of the world's wealth. "Inequality has continued to edge upwards, so that ... median wealth fell again this year in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America," the report said. "Our projections for 2022 suggest more pessimistic scenarios for the immediate years ahead." The world's household wealth grew by 6.4 per cent over the past year, in U.S. dollar terms, the fastest rate in five years. The world minted 2.3 million new U.S.-dollar millionaires in that time, almost half of them in the U.S. Credit Suisse Wealth in Canada grew somewhat more slowly than the world average, up 4.4 per cent in a year in Canadian dollar terms. The number of U.S.-dollar millionaires in Canada has surpassed one million in recent years. Credit Suisse estimates there are 1,078,000 millionaires in Canada, up about 9.5 per cent in two years, from 984,000 in 2015. 'Particularly challenging circumstances' for millennials The report devotes considerable space to assessing young adults' wealth situation, and suggests millennials are unlikely to achieve their parents' levels of wealth. "We find that millennials face particularly challenging circumstances compared to other generations," wrote Credit Suisse chairman Urs Rohner in the report's preamble. "With the baby boomers occupying most of the top jobs and much of the housing, millennials are doing less well than their parents at the same age, especially in relation to income, home ownership and other dimensions of well-being...." More from HuffPost Canada: Canada's Income Inequality 'Surged Under Harper': Analysis 4 Cities Are Responsible For Most Of Canada's Growth In Inequality The report lists a litany of reasons for younger adults' poorer prospects: the destruction of wealth during the financial crisis of 2008-09, and higher unemployment rates since then; rising house prices; increasing inequality and lower income mobility; and less access to retirement pensions. "We expect only a minority of high achievers and those in high-demand sectors such as technology or finance to effectively overcome the 'millennial disadvantage,'" Rohner wrote. Also on HuffPost: MORE:Credit SuisseinequalityMoneynewswealth gapwealth inequality Suggest a correction Contact Us Use this form to alert a HuffPost editor about a factual or typographical error in this story. Your Name Your Email What is the correction? Describe the error here. 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  • corresponding to 70 per cent of the world's adults, each own less than US$10,000 in wealth, the report found. Together, they hold just 2.7 per cent of the world's wealth.
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