Exclusive: Jeff Bezos plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides – sources

Jeff Bezos’ rocket company plans to charge passengers about $ 200,000 to $ 300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters.


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NASA commercial crew program for space station faces delays, report says

Plans to launch the first NASA astronauts since 2011 to the International Space Station from the United States look set to be delayed due to incomplete safety measures and accountability holes in the agency’s commercial crew program, according to a federal report released on Wednesday.


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Photo Flash: Birdland Renovates New Performance Space: The Birdland Theater

For the past few years, Birdland has been excavating the space underneath the existing club to build a brand new performance space – it’s the first new performance space built in the theater district in years. Construction is now complete, get a first look at the new space below
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Japan probe arrives at asteroid after nearly four-year space odyssey

TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese space probe named after a falcon arrived at an asteroid 300 million kilometers from Earth on Wednesday after a three-and-a half year journey on a mission to seek the origins of life.


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Adam Lambert joined Queen because they felt like a “safe space”

OHMYGOSSIP — Adam Lambert joined Queen because they felt like a “safe space”.
The 36-year-old singer has been performing vocals for the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ group on tour since 2012 and he took the decision to go out on the road with the British rockers because of the criticism he was receiving for his flamboyant persona.
He explained: “I needed an outlet for me that wasn’t judging. I needed to be in a safe space that didn’t say to me: ‘Don’t do that, people won’t like that.’
“Now there’s an audience for me being exactly who I am. There’s permission given.”
The former ‘American Idol’ contestant admitted his early shows with the band were “a mindf**k” and he never expected to still be touring with them now.
He told The Guardian newspaper: “I’ve figured out how to make those songs work for me. I’m not playing a part, I’m interpreting them from my viewpoint and a lot of what Freddie [Mercury] was exploring is stuff I’m exploring.”
Adam doesn’t think performing with Queen has sidelined his own solo career but he’s trying to figure out how his “different worlds” can exist alongside one another.
Asked if he thinks his solo career has been sidelined, he said: “No. No. I think I’ve managed to balance it. It’s two different worlds and two different ideas, but right now, I’m trying to get them to coexist.”
The ‘Ghost Town’ singer praised flamboyant late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury – who died of an AIDS-related illness in 1991 – for being “ahead of his time” and has discussed a lot with bandmates Roger Taylor and Brian May how proud the ‘Under Pressure’ singer would have been of the way sexuality is much more open in the mainstream music industry now.
He said: “Roger was like, ‘I think he would be really open and upfront about it, because that’s what he was like to all of us.’
“[His sexuality] was just taboo in the media. But he was very matter of fact once he’d come to terms with it. And from what I have ascertained, he was fully bisexual. He was dabbling everywhere. I think he was ahead of his time.”
Adam is proud to be open about his own homosexuality and embraces the “responsibility” of being a role model.
He said: “I didn’t get into this to be a role model, but then slowly I realised it was a responsibility I wanted. There’s so much good that can come from being a leader and being open.”

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‘Space kingdom’ seeks citizens for life beyond Earth very soon

VIENNA (Reuters) – Feel like the world is going to the dogs? Want to get away from it all? Here’s a solution: become a citizen of the nation of Asgardia and hope it makes good on its promise to colonize the moon.


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Nick Hague dreamed of the stars as a boy, now he’s heading to space

HOUSTON (Reuters) – As a boy growing up in Kansas, Nick Hague looked up at the stars and wanted to explore the unknown. In October, his dream will come true when he blasts off on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.


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Designer Space: Breezy Beach

A small front room gets a family-friendly, open concept makeover.

CANADIAN HOME TRENDS CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE DESIGN AND LAYOUT?

LORI STEEVES This space is home to a family of four who wanted to transform a small front room into a living and dining space. The space offers a comfortable beach vibe with plenty of storage space and personalized details to really bring the room  to life.

CHT WHAT INSPIRED THE OVERALL DESIGN OF THE SPACE?

LS The starting point for the décor was the homeowners’ treasured antique chaise which we positioned under the large window. The rest of the décor scheme grew from there.

CHT WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN ELEMENT IN THIS SPACE?

LS It was important to the family to include personal details in the space. We designed a family gallery wall that combined family photos and shadow boxes for treasured keepsakes.

CHT HOW DID YOU MAXIMIZE THE STORAGE SPACE IN THIS SMALL ROOM?

LS We employed a few important space saving techniques in this room. We custom built a corner bench in the dining area. It was designed to double as storage space. The coffee table was also custom built and the footstool tucked underneath can double as an extra seat when needed.

CHT WHAT OTHER UNIQUE SOLUTIONS DID YOU UTILIZE IN THIS SPACE?

LS We chose to conceal the TV into the custom millwork above the fireplace. This allows the TV to be hidden out of sight when not in use. – Simply Home Decorating, www.simplyhomedecorating.com

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Stephen Hawking’s voice beamed into space at final send-off

LONDON (Reuters) – The voice of Stephen Hawking was beamed into space with a message of peace and hope on Friday as the British physicist, who gained international acclaim for his work on black holes, was laid to rest during a service at London’s Westminster Abbey.
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Designer Space: Living on the Sunshine Coast

This luxury, 4,000 square foot, post and beam vacation home offers amazing views and plenty of room for guests.

CANADIAN HOME TRENDS CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE HOME’S DESIGN AND LAYOUT?

ANDY KOBERWITZ This home was designed to take advantage of the amazing views of Agamemnon Channel. It carries the signature style that West Coast Log Homes are recognized for worldwide with unique craftsmanship and distinctive design. Using whole Western Red Cedar logs, the home was handcrafted using precision joinery for immense strength and natural beauty. Dakota Ridge Builders, our construction contracting company, completed the finishing of the home.

CHT CAN YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT INSPIRED THE OVERALL DESIGN?

AK The owners wanted the design to lend itself well to hosting indoor/outdoor summer parties. Tall kitchen windows open the full length of the kitchen to expose the area to the deck. This allows the hosts to prepare delightful meals while easily chatting with guests on the patio. Downstairs, the floor to ceiling doors open the entire length of the wall. This provides for an easy flow from the great room to the patio and infinity pool beyond.

CHT WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGN ELEMENT IN THIS SPACE?

AK Every wing of the home takes in amazing views. One can admire the sunset, keep an eye on the kids in the pool or simply watch kayakers glide past from one of the many decks or windows.

CHT CAN YOU OFFER WORDS OF WISDOM TO READERS LOOKING TO BUILD A CUSTOM HOME?

AK Every successful building project begins with a good design. Design with a goal and your lifestyle in mind. Know your spending limits, develop a realistic home building budget and select an experienced builder who will help plan, organize and coordinate your project. With proper planning and management, a builder can help you achieve your goals for scope, cost, time and quality.

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EU Commission shoots for stars with increased space budget

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Wednesday it planned to increase its budget for space programs to 16 billion euros ($ 18.85 billion) between 2021 and 2027, aiming to consolidate the bloc’s role as a “space power”.


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Rowing Blazers to Open Shop in Former Odin Space

Rowing Blazers is going the retail route.
The preppy brand of vintage-inspired sport coats, button-down shirts and ties will open a 2,500-square-foot store at 221 Centre Street in Manhattan on June 15. The space formerly housed the Odin store.
Rowing Blazers was created last year by Jack Carlson, a former coxswain on the U.S. national rowing team who also holds a Ph.D. in archaeology from Oxford University (a center of rowing worldwide), and is the author of “A Humorous Guide to Heraldry” and “Rowing Blazers,” a coffee-table tome about the “authentic striped, piped, trimmed and badged” jackets worn by oarsman around the world.
Since its debut, the collection of boldly patterned and brightly colored jackets has caught the attention of Millennial customers, and the brand had a successful partnership with J. Crew on a limited-edition capsule of rugby shirts.
In addition, a pop-up that the brand operated on Rivington Street last fall was so successful Carlson believes it’s the right time to take a bigger plunge into the brick-and-mortar world.
“When we started, the idea was to be e-commerce exclusively and maybe add wholesale selectively,” he said. Rowing Blazers does wholesale its line to Asian retailers Beams, United Arrows, Journal Standard and others.
“But when we

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The Fashion Exchange to Stage Exhibition at FIT’s New Exhibition Space This Fall

EVERLASTING FASHION: After a successful debut exhibition in London earlier this year, The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange, a major project that teams fashion design talent with artisans from across the Commonwealth’s 53 countries, is planning a New York installation.
In September, fashion pieces made through the initiative will be shown at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. The show will be staged in a new yet-to-be-named exhibition on the New York campus’ John P. Pomerantz Art and Design Center. Renovations are under way in the building’s lobby, which will double the exhibition space to 4,000 square feet.
This fall’s event, which is designed to encourage the exchange of creative ideas, will be scheduled during United Nations General Assembly is in session. In London, the CFE exhibition bowed in late February as a lead-up to the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which was held in April. During London Fashion Week in February, a celebratory reception was held at Buckingham Palace, where the Duchess of Cambridge helped to mark the occasion.
Fashion 4 Development founder Evie Evangelou developed the partnership with FIT. She also hosted a high tea for spouses of the heads of state of the Commonwealth countries at Claridge’s to celebrate the

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Jenny Packham Wants You to See Outer Space on the Red Carpet

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It’s always a bit of a guessing game, seeing a rack of Jenny Packham‘s beautiful red carpet gowns, because in front of you are a series of garments you will likely be seeing on your TV screen at an awards ceremony pretty soon.

Indeed, Packham told a reporter on Sunday that yes, there would be at least one celebrity wearing her at the British BAFTA awards in a week’s time. And yes, next stop Oscars. Discreet silence all around.

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Opening act: step into artrepublic’s brand-new gallery space

It’s our 25th anniversary, and we’re doing something big to celebrate. Join us as we host a double launch party with a very special artist…

artrepublic is celebrating 25 years on Brighton’s Bond Street and, to mark this anniversary, we’re expanding… next door!

We’d love you to join us for our opening party, 5-8pm on Friday 4th May, as we kick things off with a Magnus Gjoen exclusive – the launch of the artist’s brand-new sculpture. If you want a sneak peak of the former fashion designer’s latest thought-provoking artwork, and to meet the man himself, this event at the top end of the May bank holiday weekend is your chance.

If you can’t make it down to Brighton’s Bond Street on the night of the launch, you’re always welcome to drop by and check out our extended gallery area, which will be dedicated to showcasing original and limited edition artworks by leading and emerging artists.


This additional gallery area is especially exciting to the artrepublic team as it means we can continue to do what we love best – spotting young creative talent and building relationships with established artists – in order to bring you even more of the art that speaks to you.

After 25 years in our Bond Street location, we realise this is more than just an exhibition space though. Our aim has always been to open the door to art in a way that’s accessible to everyone, so we will be hosting a series of special events in the new gallery throughout the year – keep an eye out for information about these on the blog or in your email inbox.

If you’re not already getting our emails, why not sign up to our newsletter and join our republic of art? We share regular updates about the latest art in the gallery, as well as interviews with our artists and information about upcoming events and launches.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in our new space very soon. If you plan to come to the gallery opening, please RSVP to events@artrepublic.com.

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Greek space agency chief resigns citing lack of transparency

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s left-led government has come under opposition criticism after the head of the country’s newly-formed space agency resigned, citing a lack of transparency and political interference in his work.
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Opening act: step into artrepublic’s brand-new gallery space

It’s our 25th anniversary, and we’re doing something big to celebrate. Join us as we host a double launch party with a very special artist…

artrepublic is celebrating 25 years on Brighton’s Bond Street and, to mark this anniversary, we’re expanding… next door!

We’d love you to join us for our opening party, 5-8pm on Friday 4th May, as we kick things off with a Magnus Gjoen exclusive – the launch of the artist’s brand-new sculpture. If you want a sneak peak of the former fashion designer’s latest thought-provoking artwork, and to meet the man himself, this event at the top end of the May bank holiday weekend is your chance.

If you can’t make it down to Brighton’s Bond Street on the night of the launch, you’re always welcome to drop by and check out our extended gallery area, which will be dedicated to showcasing original and limited edition artworks by leading and emerging artists.


This additional gallery area is especially exciting to the artrepublic team as it means we can continue to do what we love best – spotting young creative talent and building relationships with established artists – in order to bring you even more of the art that speaks to you.

After 25 years in our Bond Street location, we realise this is more than just an exhibition space though. Our aim has always been to open the door to art in a way that’s accessible to everyone, so we will be hosting a series of special events in the new gallery throughout the year – keep an eye out for information about these on the blog or in your email inbox.

If you’re not already getting our emails, why not sign up to our newsletter and join our republic of art? We share regular updates about the latest art in the gallery, as well as interviews with our artists and information about upcoming events and launches.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in our new space very soon. If you plan to come to the gallery opening, please RSVP to events@artrepublic.com.

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In Florida, all systems go for SpaceX’s launch of space telescope

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – SpaceX said all systems and weather were “go” for blast-off on Wednesday of its first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting space telescope whose launch was delayed for two days by a rocket-guidance glitch.


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Scott Kelly spent a year in space – was he the same as his twin when he got back? FB

Scott Kelly is an American astronaut who worked for NASA from 1996 to 2016 and took part in a year-long experiment aboard the ISS (International Space Station). He undertook the experiment alongside his identical twin brother, Mark, who stayed firmly on the ground while he was sent up into space. The experiment was aiming to detail the differences between the identical twins during the time Scott spent up in space, and the immediate after effects of that time in zero gravity. As there was a genetic copy of Scott on Earth (his twin brother), this was the ideal experiment to show exactly what effects space travel has on the human body.

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Scott studied hard, earning two degrees, and joined the military, enrolling in the U.S. Navy. He succeeded greatly in both fields, rising to prominence and being chosen by NASA to join their team of pilots and astronauts. Not to be outdone, his brother followed a very similar path, and they both were able to get into space through their military training and engineering knowledge. There was a question that, up until now hadn’t been answered – how exactly does the body change when traveling through space? Are there any more differences that happen on a molecular level that the human eye wouldn’t be able to see? In a show of his support for science, Scott agreed to undertake the study despite the risks that were present. He agreed to stay up in space for 340 days. The goal of the experiment was to provide scientists with enough data to help analyze whether extended space exploration missions are viable in the future.


 

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Scott is now retired from the space program and can hold his head up high having done an awful lot for the future of humanity. Space exploration will allow the human race to develop new energy solutions as well as learn about the effects the solar system has had on our planet. If we can explore the other planets, we might be able to deduce exactly how and when the Earth was created and whether there was ever life on any neighboring planets. As many people have become aware, the planet is running low on raw materials, which is why renewable energy is becoming more and more necessary. Space exploration can both help us find new raw materials while trying to avoid damaging our own planet any further. NASA’s budget for 2017 was $ 19.65 billion, which was a substantial $ 600 million over what they had requested for the year.

This article will explore some of the amazing things Scott Kelly got up to when he was stationed on the ISS for almost a year. But what effects did space travel have on his body? And was he really still the same as his twin once he got back to Earth?

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At least there’s no blood spilled in this geeky video game. An employee at Theranos — the disgraced blood-testing startup founded by Silicon Valley wunderkind Elizabeth Holmes — has exacted a nerdy revenge on the reporter whose hard-hitting exposés took down the company. It came in the form of a crude version of the classic…
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Scientists hope harpoons can skewer space junk crisis

STEVENAGE, England (Reuters) – A European satellite launched this week to try out ways of tackling the growing amount of garbage in space will use technology as familiar to the ancient Romans as astronauts – nets and harpoons.


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China space lab mostly burns up on re-entry in south Pacific

BEIJING (AP) — China’s defunct Tiangong 1 space station mostly burned up on re-entry into the atmosphere over the central South Pacific on Monday, Chinese space authorities said.
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China says unlikely large pieces of space station will crash to earth

BEIJING (Reuters) – It is unlikely that any large parts of China’s Tiangong-1 space lab will reach the ground when it falls to Earth, and China has been in close touch with the United Nations about its progress, China’s foreign ministry said on Friday.


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Kim, Fix My House: Stylish Small Space Hacks

Small Space Hacks

Downtown living where space is at a premium is the new norm for many of us. Rather than feeling trapped by these limitations, there are new stylish small space hacks for storage solutions which combine the freedom of clutter removal with the impact of great style.

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OTTOMAN EMPIRE Ottomans provide a stylish way to hide a multitude of hoarding sins. They also tuck neatly under a floating shelf or in a corner to be brought out for additional seating when needed.

BENEATH THE BED Under-bed storage bins or boxes are an extremely useful tool given that they are usually not seen by anyone but the homeowner. Seasonal clothes, extra pillows or blankets, can all live comfortably under your bed or sofa until they are needed. Many bins have wheels making it easy to access items when needed.

FOLDING TIME Think practically and fill your small space with double duty pieces. There are many options for furniture that function in more than one way. A drop leaf table can become a console, desk or even dining room table depending on how and where you set it up. Changing accessories based on use is an easy tactic to instantly increase your space. Recognizing a serious demand, many furniture designers are now creating pieces with a fold-out option like desks that start off small and stylish but open to seat up to six guests comfortably.

HOOKED UP Time-tested, sturdy and stylish fold-down metal hooks are must have small space hacks for any homeowner with limited space and no garage. Whether hanging extra chairs until company arrives or affixing your bike to the wall during home hours, hooks are useful and also make your place look like a cool warehouse loft in Brooklyn.

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The Dappered Space Most Wanted Affordable Home Style March 2018

The Dappered Space is a series designed to help guys apply the sense of personal style they’ve developed to the space they inhabit. Watch for articles on furniture and decor sales & picks, advice on how to style a room or work space, and tackling creating a space that reflects your own (and perhaps a significant other’s) personal tastes. We’ll suggest items that can be sourced online, but always keep in mind that deals can be found at consignment and thrift stores, local stores with floor models, discount stores, and even yard sales.

As is the case with the Most Wanted Affordable Style series on this site, this is a list of suggested items in the styled space arena that recently caught our attention. Whether because of the good price, the great design, or the eye-catching attributes, the following picks showcase a few items that might more finely tune your own home style. Spring is most definitely in the air. Although it’s not out of the norm for northern regions to still see snow, the earliest of spring bulbs are starting to poke out of the ground, and brief glimpses of the warmer temps to come start to tease. With that in mind, here are some spring inspired home picks.

 

Gibson Elite 16 Piece Rhinebeck Dinnerware Set – $ 66.58

Gibson Elite 16 Piece Rhinebeck Dinnerware Set

If you tend to like a more natural, organic look to your surroundings, this dish set might be right up your alley. The color scheme of white and black, cut through by a grey blue line is evocative of stormy spring skies. Jesus, I should write for the J. Petermen catalog. Anyway, these are just different enough to get compliments at an intimate springtime dinner with friends.

 

AllModern 3 Light Cluster Pendant – $ 95.99 ($ 150.99)

AllModern 3 Light Cluster Pendant

Uh oh, I’m feeling some J. Peterman coming on again. 3 spring rain-like drops come together in this striking aluminum fashioned pendant. Finished in a black matte on the outside, with contrasting vintage brass within that will create a warm sunshine cast over wherever you choose to place it. On sale through 3/31.

 

CB2 36″x16″ Forma Pillow – $ 44.95

CB2 36"x16" Forma Pillow

The words are flowing today my friends. Spring soil, freshly churned, and plotted out into patterns, created to eventually yield the harvest of the season. Row upon row of possibility. The geometric patterns at play on this over-sized pillow are the perfect way to fill up some space on a solid couch with some visual contrast. And it ships free.

 

Project 62 Carag 3pc Sling Rope Patio Chat Set – $ 215.99 ($ 269.99)

Project 62 Carag 3pc Sling Rope Patio Chat Set

We’re rolling people. The once faraway daydreams of warm afternoons spent on the patio sipping vermouth spritzers with dear old Bipsy and Patrick are closer to realization with each passing minute. Thank God for daylight saving time. This très chic chat set from Tarjay boasts a modern, trendy appeal. Alright, I think my mind is starting to meld with J. Peterman himself. Who the hell are Bipsy and Patrick?

 

Canyon 5-Piece Flatware Set – $ 39.99

Canyon 5 Piece Flatware Set

This… isn’t really affordable at all. But it’s the kind of thing that’ll knock the socks off of Bipsy, am I right? Charming old girl. Handles on this flatware set are hand-forged and copper plated. I should say something about reflecting sunsets and cowboys and all that jazz, but alas, I can not compete with the master, and it’s dinner time, so I’m out.

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George R.R. Martin Says His New TV Series Is ‘Psycho in Space.’ Here’s Your First Look

Although George R.R. Martin fans may still have a while to wait until The Winds of Winter—the long-awaited sixth book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series—finally hits shelves, there’s now a new project from the Game of Thrones author to look forward to.

Based on Martin’s 1980 novella of the same name, Nightflyers is a 10-episode space horror series that is set to air on Syfy this fall and will chronicle a group of scientists’ harrowing encounter with an alien race 75 years in the future.

Nightflyers is a haunted house story on a starship,” Martin explains in a first-look video for the show that dropped on Tuesday. “It’s like Psycho in space.”

The series will star Gretchen Mol as Dr. Agatha Matheson, Eoin Macken as Karl D’Branin, Maya Eshet as Lommie, Sam Strike as Thale and Jodie Turner-Smith as Melantha Jhirl with Jeff Buhler as showrunner.

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Small Space Design Tips

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Design expert Tina Marie Singh of Lionsgate Design shares her favorite small space design tips with Canadian Home Trends Magazine (As Seen In Condo/New Build 2018).

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USE COLOR WISELY – Keep it light, especially when using a dark flooring material. Dark colors make a space feel a lot smaller but a light wall color will make the space feel open and airy.

HANG TALL CURTAINS – Place a drapery rod really close to the ceiling to make the ceiling appear higher.

ADD A MIRROR – A full-body mirror adds dimension and makes any small space appear much larger.

PULL FURNITURE AWAY FROM WALLS – Leaving a few inches between the wall and the back of your sofa, will make your living room look more open.

BRING IN A PLANT – Greenery makes even the smallest spaces feel fresher and lighter. If you don’t have room on the floor, try a hanging plant.

THROW IN SOME METALLICS – A shimmery lamp, light fixture, or object will have a similar effect as a mirror.

INVEST IN DUAL PURPOSE FURNITURE – Look for multiple uses in everything you buy. An ottoman is cozy, but one with hidden storage is even better.

OPT FOR AIRY PIECES – Instead of a solid-wood coffee table, choose a see-through acrylic one or a table with an open base.

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U.S. space companies aim to help Brazil rocket base lift off

BRASILIA (Reuters) – U.S. companies eager to tap into the fast-growing market for low-cost satellite launches could become the first customers when Brazil’s Alcantara space center near the equator opens as a commercial spaceport, executives and Brazilian officials said.


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U.S.-Russian crew returns from space station: NASA TV

(Reuters) – A capsule carrying two U.S. astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut from the International Space Station landed in snowy Kazakhstan on Wednesday after a five-and-a-half month mission, a NASA TV live broadcast showed.


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Kaiser Permanente Creates New Engaging Library Space at Underserved School in South Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Kaiser Permanente is pleased to announce the unveiling of a new Upper Elementary Library at Barrett Elementary School in South Los Angeles.

With a team of community members and school volunteers, Kaiser Permanente staff transformed an unused classroom at the elementary school into an engaging space for third- through fifth-grade students. Barrett Elementary School Principal Jera Turner hopes the library will cultivate a love of reading and spark students’ curiosity about the world around them.

The unveiling event will take place at the school on Friday, March 9, featuring remarks by Wanda Austin, former chief executive officer of Aerospace Corp., a leading architect for the nation’s space program. Austin is one of the “Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics” heroes honored on one of the walls of the library. The event will also include student presentations and a tour of the newly renovated space.

Murals grace the walls that were designed by Helene Cobb, artist and retired Los Angeles Unified School District teacher, whose work can be seen at several schools in the area. They represent California’s unique range of ecosystems, as well as outerspace, bringing nature indoors in a 360-degree experience. Teams turned desks into works of art, creating colorful energizing work surfaces. Additionally, drought-resistant native California plants were placed in the kindergarten play area to attract wildlife and nurture an appreciation of nature.

The Upper Elementary Library was made possible by a donation of more than 4,000 books by Kaiser Permanente’s Educational Theatre. In collaboration with LAUSD, Jordan-Locke network of schools, Educational Theatre has committed to present all three of their elementary health education programs at each of the 16 Jordan-Locke schools over the next three years, with follow-up support provided by Watts Counseling and Learning Center.

“We are happy to have been invited to transform this space into a special place that encourages a love of reading and learning.” said Gerry Farrell, director, Southern California Educational Theatre for Kaiser Permanente. “We hope it will continue to inspire students at this school for many generations to come.”

For information about the event, contact Jennifer Lounibos, manager of booking and communications for Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Program, at 213-841-6759.

Event Information:
Barrett Elementary School
419 W. 98th St., Los Angeles, CA 90003
Upper-Level Library Unveiling

Friday, March 9
10 a.m. to noon

*Please note this event is not open to the public. Media is welcome to attend.


About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.

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Designer Space: Family Friendly Basement

Open, airy and flooded with light, is how you could describe the basement of Christie Bartram and Ryan Charron’s custom-built bungalow. Since making the move from the suburbs to a rural community, the family of five, including their Golden Retriever/Labrador Retriever mix, have since made the 12-year-old home their own, enlisting the expertise of designer, Christine Elliott to renovate their unfinished basement.

Located on three acres of land, the spacious bungalow was one the Charron family had a flexible design vision for. According to Christine, “The homeowner wanted to create a family-friendly space that they could enjoy with their boys and entertain in. Though they didn’t articulate a specific design vision, they knew they wanted it to be functional and aesthetically pleasing.”

“We wanted a space that wouldn’t feel like a basement. And we wanted something that was unique and not typical and boring,” says Christie. Uncharacteristic of a conventional basement are the high ceilings and four small, yet effective, windows which invite welcomed brightness into the communal areas. “The entertainment area is our favorite space,” says Christie. “It’s used a lot because it is so incredibly comfortable and we love to spend time there as a family.”

Decorated with a minimalistic mindset, the decorum in the entertainment area is focused on function, featuring only a few decorative accent pieces, such as a ladder resting against a far wall, a rattan basket next to the sectional, and succulents dispersed throughout. When asked about the rustic cohesion to these pieces, Christie says, “We really wanted to highlight the environment that we live in because we love it! We moved from the suburbs to the country for the quiet, tranquil atmosphere and wanted to have that as a part of our indoor living space.”

According to Christine, she specializes in comfortable places to gather, and whimsical children spaces and it seems as if this project follows suit. Designed for the couple’s two young boys, the incorporated play-space aptly reflects the family’s enthusiasm for the outdoors, featuring Cole & Son birch tree wallpaper – a choice that was heartily agreed upon by all parties. Says Christie, “It is such a perfect fit for our home since we live in the country. It brings the outdoors inside, yet it’s still chic.”

Paying further homage to the outdoors is the elected color scheme. Handsome pops of blue liven up an otherwise muted palette, comprised of timeless shades of gray and strategically employed white. While Christie cites the color scheme to be on the cool side, Christine refers to the diverse textile use as a tactic to lend hominess to the space. “By including natural wood elements and textured pieces like the velvet chairs, sheepskins, and the linen fabric on the sectional, we were able to create a very cozy and comfortable space for the family.”

Post-renovation, Christie, Ryan, and their little ones are admittedly thrilled with their like-new basement. Says Christie, “The end result is even more beautiful than all the pictures we originally pinned on Pinterest. We were, and still are, floored by the transformation.”

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Staging Tips for a Small Space


Small space staging is tricky, but not impossible! Keep reading for a few clever tips we recommend to help you stage your small space up. 

 

A Reverse Housewarming Party 

The first rule of thumb when staging your home: less it more. Clutter will ultimately dissuade prospective homebuyers, so you want to nip that in the bud. Consider hosting a party before your first open house, the aim being to sell or give away any space-hogging items, so you can stage with a blank slate. 

 

Store Galore 

Small spaces tend to jive well with minimalistic decor, so anything extraneous, such as figurines or picture frames which can’t be sold, should be stored out of sight. 

 

Free Up Corners 

To better enforce a sense of spaciousness, leave the corners of the room as empty as possible. You want to make prospective buyers can see every nook and cranny: the more open space that’s visible, the larger the space will feel. 

 

Be Wary of Barriers 

This idea is not for everyone, but if you’re working with a small space that’s constricted with lots of wall divisions, consider removing your interior doors all together, with the exception of rooms that lead to bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets. 

 

Play It Safe With Colors and Patterns 

If you’ve employed more than one paint color throughout your small space, you may want to consider repainting at least one of those colors. Painting every room the same color is a tactical move, and will lend your space a continuous feel. Beware of loud, contrasting prints, which will break up the continuity. 

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10 Sunroom Decorating Ideas That’ll Brighten Your Space

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Wisconsin has a massive, decade-old tornado scar that is still visible from space

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Tornados can be absolutely devastating forces of nature, especially when they materialize over a populated area with little warning, but the destruction they bring often fades with time. That doesn’t seem to be the case in northern Wisconsin, where a 40-mile-long scar still remains from a strong tornado which tore through thousands of acres of forest over a decade ago.

On June 7th, 2007, a large EF3 tornado sliced through thick woods in the north of the state, tearing down everything in its path for 40 miles before finally sputtering to a stop. An incredible 14,000 acres of forest was lost to the twister, and as The Weather Channel points out, the area still sports a nasty gash that can be seen from weather satellites.

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Black Mirror’s Fourth Season Struggles Until There’s an Episode in Space. Seriously

It’s easy to tell tales about the near future—until it catches up with you. That’s the problem Black Mirror faces in its fourth season, which hits Netflix on Dec. 29. The twisty sci-fi anthology series, which first aired in the U.K. in 2011, still shares stories about technology and how it affects relationships. But imaginative, prescient stories are harder now. Reality in the late 2010s has been more creative in devising narrative turns than fiction could. As for prescience, if many are convinced there’s no future, who cares what the future’s tech looks like?

Sci-fi can serve as an escape when the future feels dark, but it can also seem a bit frivolous when its aperture is narrow. Several of the six episodes in the new season of Black Mirror stick to the show’s blueprint, focusing on how a specific technology affects a specific person or few people. The implications are meant to be chilling. For example, a technology that allows a parent to censor what her child sees produces a blinkered and angry young adult. But in the end, these stories end up seeming both more scolding than ever and perversely assuaging. In the near future Black Mirror depicts, there will still be helicopter parents, but they’ll leave the rest of us basically alone. An episode in which humanity is on the run from a dangerous technology we seem to have created ourselves is sketchily-drawn enough to be a momentary sort of comfort, too. If Charlie Brooker, the show’s seemingly endlessly inventive creator, can’t come up with a compelling way we’d end ourselves, maybe things aren’t so bad.

Of course, Black Mirror is in our world, sort of: “This isn’t an episode. This isn’t marketing. This is reality,” the show’s official account tweeted on election night 2016. But Black Mirror, despite one previous episode positing a future in which a literal cartoon character rose to political prominence, was generally stronger as a Twilight Zone-esque series of parables than a comment on what is actually happening in our world. Its statements resonated more sharply in a duller era. If the show wants to position itself as entirely of the moment, it has more work to do in meeting its viewers where they are, at a place where concern over what we’re doing to each other extends beyond implanted brain-modification technologies—and beyond the individual.

The season has bright spots: An episode about a dating technology whose control over its users can’t seem to erase the possibility of a real connection, scans a bit like an attempt to repeat the success of the dating-in-virtual-reality opus “San Junipero.” That episode’s depiction of two women whose romance pushed past the boundaries of time, reality and life in the closet provided Black Mirror a breakthrough moment of sorts, as even the most casual of fans swooned to the uncharacteristic earnestness. This time, the twist was the miracle of love. It was an episode that simultaneously engaged issues of the heart and the way technology has reshaped possibilities of what life can look like for all of us. “Hang the DJ” is no “San Junipero,” but the show may as well copy from its own best work.

But one episode this season has the imaginative power of Black Mirror at its best: “U.S.S. Callister.” The 1960s space serial features a large cast in a Star Trek-like fictional universe, all bubblegum colors and bright responses to the all-knowing Captain, who end up facing down existential threats. This episode makes the universe of Black Mirror seem more ambitious, and not merely because its characters are hurtling through space. It works because the show’s verve and its anger are reserved for something that’s happening right now—something that viewers understand as a threat more potent than imagined mechanical predators or mind-controlling implants.

In depicting not just a male villain consumed by his misogyny (Jesse Plemons) but the women who face him down (among them Cristin Milioti and Michaela Coel), the episode of a pessimistic show gives us not just a catastrophic future but real heroes fighting back. It also includes what makes people good, not just what’s making them worse. “U.S.S. Callister” feels ambitious and boundless, a rarity for the series. On a season in which Black Mirror drifts yet further away from many viewers’ real sense of dystopia, this dispatch from deep space will remind you of science fiction’s power to cut to the very heart of modern concerns.


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Patrick Grant Dedicates Pop-up Space to Designer Peers

GROUP EFFORT: British designer Patrick Grant is lending a hand to emerging London talents with a pop-up shop called Basement at his E. Tautz flagship on Duke Street.
He tapped Topman’s creative director Gordon Richardson to curate the offer, which includes selections of labels including Lou Dalton, Mathew Miller, Alex Mullins and Louise Gray, who has done clothing and artwork for the space.
Grant said he wanted to set aside a dedicated space for his fellow designer friends who don’t have bricks-and-mortar stores of their own and added that he’s happy to welcome other brands.
“All the designers in here, I know personally very well. As designers we’ve all grown up together. We’ve shown together, we’ve done showrooms together. We have all grown up through the BFC’s [British Fashion Council’s] pipeline of New Gen. We’ve taken the last train home from Paris — we have all got drunk together. We are all really good-pals, so it made sense that we might sell together. And its great to have the support of Gordon, who has been mentor and friend to all of us.”
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Designer Space: All in the Details

Sara Augenblick of Model Space Designs shares some of her favorite tips and tricks for modern window coverings.

In the past, the trend towards minimalism brought forth a reduction in the use of draperies but a recent trend promoting comfortable, luxurious living has seen draperies returning to the forefront of design.

Draperies add a finishing touch that help pull together a room and soften the space and custom draperies can do so much more. Working with a window covering professional will ensure that your window coverings allow you to maximize the use of your space with special tricks and tips they have gathered over the years to deal with design issues like odd shaped windows, multi-functional rooms and small spaces. They can offer solutions that will complement your décor and maximize natural light and make the most of your budget.

With the many benefits of custom draperies, both for function and design, it is no surprise that custom draperies are poised to be a hot trend in décor in 2018.

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Ceiling mounted rods with fan folded drapes create a clean look without distracting the eye from the statement made by the wallpaper. The color brings out the gray in the wallpaper for a sharp contrast.

FINISHING DETAILS

Decorative Roman shades give the kitchen windows a finished look. We mounted these six inches above the window frames, a great little trick that gives you a designer look without sacrificing the view or natural light.

ROOM TO GROW

Ivory panels with purple embellishments give them a childlike feel but can easily be updated to grow with the child. Both practical and pretty, the panels are paired with blackout shades so Mom can enjoy a few more hours of sleep.

A custom, functional Roman shade turns an odd window into a decorative feature and continues the ivory and purple theme.

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Baltimore Entrepreneur Creates Co-Working Space for Beauty Industry Pros

Entrepreneur Wilson Nolley Jr. had a mission: To help beauty industry professionals prosper.

He set forth on his mission and founded Salontra Select Suites—a 35,000-square-foot space that houses 135 suites for salon professionals. The business is still thriving 10 years after launch.

Call it a “co-working space for stylists,” if you will; Salontra allows beauty professionals to lease their very own salon suite within a larger community of fellow professionals.

 

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Professionals using the space include cosmetologists, barbers, estheticians, nail technicians, and more. As with other co-working spaces, Salontra Select Suites offers those using the space a number of amenities such as concierge service; café with complimentary Starbucks coffee bar; and more. This community has grown rapidly over the last 10 years and it all started with Nolley’s vision.

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Black Enterprise caught up with Nolley, the founder, CEO, and president of Salontra Select Suites and Salontra Property Management, to learn more about his entrepreneurial journey and his venture.

 

Who is Wilson “Mr. Will” Nolley Jr? 

I am a visionary with a strong emphasis on making life better for the members of my community through entrepreneurship.

Where were you born and raised? 

I was born and raised in Baltimore City: Projects of Mt. More Court (West Baltimore); Harford Road (East Baltimore); and Poplar Grove (West Baltimore).

How did you get started in entrepreneurship? 

I was inspired at an early age. At the age of seven, I began working with my dad who owned his own business. My father owned an ice cream truck, and at the age of 11, I was making $ 100 a day…that was 1975…a lot of money for a little boy…good money for any boy now.

How did you come up with the concept? 

The concept had been around about a decade before I came along. I wanted to make the suite concept work for my community. I took the concept and added amenities that were relevant to my community: drop-in center for children; catering services for the busy stylist and client; hospitality service for stylists and clients; and retail vendors. In short, we allowed smaller businesses within our community a place to expand their businesses without the high overhead of opening a brick and mortar.

How did you come up with the name “Salontra Select Suites?”

Early in my career, I learned that catchy names and phone numbers were really important to retail businesses. So, I had to come up with a name that would flow off of everyone’s tongue.

What preparation did you take prior to launching your business? 

Months of interviewing stylists and cosmetology professionals in my community to determine what they were missing, and what was going to help their business grow.

What was the biggest challenge you faced launching Salontra Select Suites? 

The biggest challenge was convincing national real estate companies that this was a viable business concept.

How many locations do you have to date? 

Three: Catonsville, Maryland; Laurel, Maryland; and Bowie, Maryland.

What advice would you give to someone who is interested in starting their own business? 

Research. Research. Research.

What’s next? To open locations nationwide through partnerships and private equity.

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Space makes astronauts’ brains move, and scientists can’t tell if that’s bad or not

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If you were about to embark on a journey into outer space there’s probably plenty of things that would be running through your mind. Whether one of the most vital organs in your body would go on an adventure of its own is probably not one of those things, but new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that perhaps it should be.

The study, which focused on observations of astronauts brains before and after significant trips into zero gravity, revealed that the position of a person’s brain inside of their skull actually shifts over time thanks to the fact that gravity no longer pushes down on it. That’s a pretty significant finding, but the biggest question still remains unanswered: is that a bad thing, and if so, how bad?

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Took Daft Punk to Space But Netflix Stole the Show

Spoiler alert: This post contains spoilers from the series premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, titled “The Vulcan Hello.” Proceed at your own risk.

Star Trek: Discovery episode 1 aired 17 days after Star Trek day, which marked the 51st anniversary of the first episode of Star Trek the Original Series. With four generations of Star Trek fans to satisfy, creators of Star Trek: Discovery, Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman, had a difficult task in front of them.

Star Trek canon is wide, and Star Trek: Discovery managed to insert Easter eggs aplenty. The show has a similar look and feel to the VR game Star Trek: Bridge Crew, but dives deep into the Star Trek universe, digging up war-hungry Klingons and a spacewalk right out of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Star Trek: Discovery Episode 1 focuses on Sonequa Martin-Green’s character Michael Burnham, but generations of fans on Twitter saw so.much.more. Between Lieutenant Daft Punk and a strangely executed cliffhanger, Star Trek fans have a lot to say about the first episode.

Daft Punk Should Go to Space All The Time

Ed Sheeran had a sweet cameo in Game of Thrones Season 7, but he’s no Daft Punk robot DJ in space. Fans couldn’t keep their eyes off a certain robot member of the bridge crew who looks nothing like The Next Generation‘s Data and everything like Daft Punk.

 

Klingons Should All Do Genetic Testing Because Their DNA Is Wack

ICYMI, the Klingons in Star Trek: Discovery don’t look like any other Klingon we’ve ever seen. All Klingons speak the same language, but their faces keep changing dramatically and the Internet has mixed feelings about it.

Speaking of Klingons, Nobody Understands the Timeline Because WTF

Discovery is said to take place ten years before Kirk. Unfortunately, the timeline just doesn’t work.

Again with the Klingons. But seriously what is up with the timeline?

Those Lens Flares Tho

CBS DGAF

The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery ended with an abrupt cliffhanger, and CBS invited fans to watch episode 2 on their paid-subscription streaming service, CBS All Access. Attempting to herd fans into a single streaming service didn’t work well for the music industry, but CBS dgaf. Turns out, neither do fans.

The reactions to CBS’s overt attempt at growing subscribers are the same as it ever was. Given that cable and satellite services are already charging a monthly fee, the extra cost of finding out what happened to Michael in Episode 2 isn’t worth it to fans.

Netflix Gave the US FOMO

Klingon is a language IRL. The Klingon Language Institute offers courses and scholarships for anyone who wants to learn. While CBS attempted to herd fans toward CBS All Access to increase subscriptions in the US, Netflix proved it understands Star Trek fans all over the world and won the Internet. Outside of the US, Star Trek: Discovery streamed on Netflix.

Even the Klingon consultant to Netflix Tweeted about it:

Star Trek: Discovery built a bridge between generations of fans by referencing the various Starfleet crews dispatched over the last 51 years, but CBS tore it down. Their futile attempt to move viewers away from cable or satellite subscriptions and onto the CBS subscription service wasn’t well received. If Twitter is any indication, fans were more annoyed than attracted to the prospect of paying for yet another streaming service.

Nevertheless, we will all continue to tune in all over the world to check out the new Klingons and learn more about Lieutenant Daft Punk, while everyone outside of the US enjoys subtitles in Klingon and American fans get the ultimate FOMO.

What did you think of Star Trek: Discovery Episode 1? Did you watch Episode 2 on CBS All Access? Let us know @getfandom on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Designer Space: City-Savvy Haven

This corner condo with a gleaming view is home to a busy media production executive who travels extensively. He chose the two-floor penthouse because it offered all the luxurious aspects of a well-appointed home.

“Our mandate was to help him customize from the base building materials to suit his lifestyle and design aesthetic.” Designer Lisa Stevens says of the pied-à-terre’s design raison d’être. “It was about classic, masculine pieces with a sense of theatricality and wit.”

Relying on neutral gray, Stevens created a custom-made space that is both open and intimate. He already owned the sofa so Stevens built choices from his existing furniture. Stevens’ advice for designing with gray is to always stay with grays that are true gray, or on the warmer end in their tones as the warmer grays tend to play better.

The living room’s nine foot ceilings receive a visual lift by the glass walls. The wraparound terrace also boosts the suite’s visual verve. By choosing a gray palette, attention is focused on the furniture’s shapes, such as in the upholstered chair’s wings and rounded hills of the Mies van der Rohe-esque sofa. A glass wall in the living room was grounded with a stone clad bench while the ambiance was enhanced with a biofuel fireplace.

“When adding color, choose what makes you happy and run with it! Make a commitment and be true to it,” Stevens advises. Jazzed colors, as in the accent pillows, coffee tables and rug, soften the living room and patio’s angles. These pops of color, found in geometric patterns, add a sophisticated tone to the vividness. “I might tire of a yellow sofa over time, but that enameled metal end table still makes me smile!” Stevens suggests using smaller scale pieces, like end tables, to add a real sense of style and wit without the huge commitment that larger furniture might require.

Scarce space requires ingenuity. On the second floor, the homeowner needed to maximize the dressing area storage. Lisa’s solution was to open up the entire space. This created an open concept space that included a highly customized dressing room, bedroom and ensuite.

Sly humor and comfort blend in the bath area. The tub is raised, like a curved sculpture, on a plinth. Its unabashed demeanor is a witty retort to conventional design. Its circle of admirers includes the soft spoken woods of the chairs, drawers, and flooring. The bed’s pillows, in mocha and rainy blues, echo those curves as do their geometrics.

The glass table lamp answers the room’s masculine pieces with feminine lightness. Angles and curves are cufflinked together by the metallics found in the tables, bed frame and drawer pulls. Open rectangles were a motif chosen for their strong form which gives structure to the whimsical elements.

“It’s classic haberdashery! A gray suit with a spot of color in the tie, pocket square or socks. I love hidden boisterous details in menswear,” says Lisa of the finished design. “The space, was a good reflection of the homeowner and his tastes.”

Text by J. Lynn Fraser, Photography by Brandon Barre

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The Dappered Space: Most Wanted Affordable Home Style August 2017

The Dappered Space is a series designed to help guys apply the sense of personal style they’ve developed to the space they inhabit. Watch for articles on furniture and decor sales & picks, advice on how to style a room or work space, and tackling creating a space that reflects your own (and perhaps a significant other’s) personal tastes. We’ll suggest items that can be sourced online, but always keep in mind that deals can be found at consignment and thrift stores, local stores with floor models, discount stores, and even yard sales.

As is the case with the Most Wanted Affordable Style series on this site, this is a list of suggested items in the styled space arena that recently caught our attention. Whether because of the good price, the great design, or the eye-catching attributes, the following picks showcase a few items that might more finely tune your own home style.

 

Crest Bentwood Chair – $ 149

Crest Bentwood Chair from West Elm

Shared on our twitter feed: Any chance we can get some dining room tips in the next #dapperedspace @Dappered? The wife wants new chairs. Ask and you shall receive. I’ll tackle a dining room scenario soon, but in the meantime here are a few dining room chair options. The featured option, the Crest Bentwood Chair from West Elm, is the dining room chair(s) I own. I originally went with cheaper fabric dining chairs from Target that one of my cats quickly turned into his favorite scratching posts. Thus we had to switch the chairs out to non fabric options. These wood chairs from West Elm are good looking and surprisingly comfortable. High price, but they are high quality.

 

Boombox by Hollis Brown Thornton – $ 24-$ 2,400

Boombox by Hollis Brown Thornton

A very retro looking piece of art, where the “pixelation and computer manipulation represent the merging of the physical and digital reality.” (Quoted from the 20×200 website.) If you’re looking for some wall color in a room that leans modern, this might make a great addition to your wall hangings, and is sure to be a conversation piece. See more works from the artist here.

 

Rustic Wood Mason Sconce – $ 19.99 ($ 24.99)

Rustic Wood Mason Sconce

If you don’t want to tackle actually trying to wire an electrical sconce, but like the idea of having some light on a wall, this is a low maintenance way to go. It’s obviously not going to provide bright light, but it will provide good ambiance on a cool fall night. Create a dramatic entry way to or from a room by placing one of these on either side of the door. You could even hang it outside in a protected space, or use it as a very stylish nightlight if you have need to light a hallway. Available through Cost Plus World Market.

 

Threshold Double Old-Fashioned Glasses (4 pack) – $ 11.99

Threshold Double Old-Fashioned Glasses

The season is coming when many switch from lighter liquors to the dark stuff. We no longer want mixed cocktails over ice, we want something that will warm us from the inside. These old-fashioned glasses have a great price point, and an interesting look.

 

Set of 4 Insect Slate Coasters – $ 47

Set of 4 Insect Slate Coasters

Not necessarily the most affordable right now, but these are a seasonal product at Nordstrom (notice the cobwebs under the coasters). They may be marketed as a Halloween item, but these can be used year round. If you like them, but can wait, these might show up discounted come early November. Since they’re slate, and graphically interesting, these double as decor, not just an object of utility.

Sarah is a long time member of the Dappered team, typically working behind the scenes editing posts, taking some photos, and keeping the books in good standing. Occasionally she’ll come out from behind the curtain to offer her two cents.


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Recently released recordings of the galaxy just outside Earth’s atmosphere reveal a supernatural chorus of whirs and whoops and echoed shrills created by a violent world of supercharged particles. “If you had radio ears…you would hear these waves in space,” Craig Kletzing, a physics professor at the University of Iowa, told the Washington Post. He…
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How A Hijab-Friendly Brooklyn Salon Became A Space For Women’s Empowerment

Muslim cosmetologist Huda Quhshi used to lug her supplies around New York City, cutting and coloring women’s hair over sinks in crowded apartments. 

But Quhshi’s days of itinerant hairstyling are over. Last month, in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bay Ridge, the 37-year-old realized her lifelong dream of opening a salon that caters entirely to women. Her salon, Le’Jemalik, has become a kind of sanctuary for women who want to let their hair down in a ladies-only space.

“It’s a place where you can come and feel relaxed, and just have a beautiful experience without worrying that a man is going to walk in,” Quhshi told The Huffington Post.

Le’Jemalik, which means “for your beauty” in Arabic, offers a full range of services, from hairstyling to nails, waxing and makeup. It even sells wedding dresses and offers regular seminars for beauty professionals looking to enhance their skills.

The salon hosted its grand opening on Jan. 29, with hundreds of visitors stopping by to glimpse the space, Quhshi said. It had already attracted a fair amount of media attention, not only as a business run by and for women but as a place where Muslim women, in particular, can feel safe and welcome.

Not all Muslim women cover their hair or wear hijabs. But those who do maintain a commitment to covering in front of men to whom they aren’t related. It’s a tradition upheld by some Orthodox Jewish women, as well.

Some salons have dividers or rooms in the back to accommodate women with these religious requirements. But Quhshi said she wasn’t aware of any other salons in New York City where the entire space is a men-free zone.

Men are allowed in the front waiting area of Le’Jemalik, but the actual service area lies behind a double door that only women may pass through. 

Quhshi said the salon has attracted many Muslim and Jewish clients since it opened. But she emphasized that “this space is for all women.”

“I’ve had women from other faiths tell me that they’re so excited about this space, even though they’re not Muslim,” she said. “They’re happy to be able to support a woman-run business and come here just because they want to feel comfortable.”

As a hijab-wearing Muslim woman of Yemeni descent, Quhshi said she hopes she can be an inspiration to other women who may have to overcome bias to achieve their goals. 

“I want to help other girls follow their dreams,” she said. “I’m definitely happy to empower other women and make other women feel like I’ve opened doors for them.”

Check out the HuffPost video above.

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Chronicle Books Space Travel Dice

Chronicle Books Space Travel Dice


Revive the art of storytelling using these nine beautifully illustrated wooden dice to create the most imaginative, funny and bizarre stories. You can construct your own intergalactic adventure tale with flying saucers, cyborgs, mad scientists and aliens. Form an army with your space troopers to battle giant insects, dodge black holes and even gain superpowers like time travel and x-ray vision! This is the perfect family game that will stimulate the imaginations of children and adults alike. It is ideal for playing by a log fire.Originally Released: 2015 Publisher: Laurence King Pub
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