The Future of Hotel Design

At Virgin Hotels in Chicago, Dallas and Nashville, and coming to Las Vegas early next year, the company’s app was made more robust this year to control room lights, temperature and television. Room configurations separate the back bedroom from the dressing room near the hallway with a barn door behind which guests can remain, allowing attendants access to make deliveries without contact.

“We don’t make you sign the room-service check,” said Raul Leal, the chief executive of Virgin Hotels. “That’s an archaic accounting tool.”

Not every hotel can offer outdoor dining year-round. Neither can their restaurants thrive with the capacity restrictions forced by social distancing requirements. The solution: Make the entire hotel a dining area. And throw in robotic servers.

“This is meant to be an answer to how do you deconstruct the restaurant experience so you don’t have to eat in one small place,”

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Workshop/APD and April Bovet Interior Design Team Up on a Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Gem

In the dining room, Eoos chairs ring a custom concrete table beneath a Rich Brilliant Willing pendant fixture. Photography by Donna Dotan.

Each of the five boroughs contains a constellation of neighborhoods with their own cultural quirks and pervading personalities. In Cobble Hill, ethnically diverse mom-and-pop shops and traditional brownstones entwine with a boho art scene, yielding an old-school yet forward-thinking Brooklyn vibe. It’s here that Workshop/APD founding principal Andrew Kotchen was given the opportunity to nestle a unique piece of architecture between two 1900s town houses, at once putting into relief the district’s dual natures.

GamFratesi stools pull up to the kitchen’s granite-topped island. Photography by Donna Dotan.

“It’s rare to get the chance to run an intelligent design process that isn’t based in historical preservation,” Kotchen says of the ground-up plan he conceived for his client, a married couple with two teenage children. After performing initial zoning

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How system disaggregation would reorganize IT, and how Arm may benefit

The phrase system disaggregation or server disaggregation refers to a design pattern for both manufacturing and deployment of a computing system whose component parts are constructed as individual units, and connected using network fabric instead of a system bus. Today, a computer’s motherboard incorporates a central processor, main memory, a chipset that manages the motherboard’s internal functions, interfaces to the other external components a computer may use (e.g., display, storage, networking), and a bus that acts as a circuit tying them all together.

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Segment of “Broadway Boogie-Woogie” by Piet Mondrian, in the public domain.

A future computer might be built very differently. So long as network fabric (short-distance, high-speed interconnections over high-grade cables such as fiber) are at least as fast, if not faster, than a bus, then the components that were once rooted to a motherboard may become more loosely coupled — perhaps manufactured separately. In such a market,

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Kitchen storage ideas inspired by Netflix’s Home Edit show

If you haven’t streamed the latest Netflix Special ‘Get Organized with The Home Edit’, aka the most visually-appealing TV show since Art Attack – you’re truly missing out.

Dynamic organising duo Clea and Joanna boast over one million Instagram followers and have organised the sprawling homes of numerous celebrities, including Khloe Kardashian and Eva Longoria.

The team are known for their colour coded style, functional and practical approach to home storage and the best thing is, there’s something for every home. Their new book The Home Edit Life is packed full of useful tips and tricks to help you create your dream spaces.

John Lewis is currently the only UK stockist for the official products featured on the show The Home Edit & iDesign. We also found great deals available at Amazon and IKEA, see the full list below.

 

Kitchen storage ideas

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Girls with Power Tools remodeling company gives homes, communities a facelift

Ruth Haller was on her hands and knees, crawling as she pulled the heavy-duty construction material up from the floor of the home she is remodeling in Barrio Logan.

“As you can see, it’s not glamorous,” she said of the work.

The teacher-turned-renovator now runs a home-remodeling company called Girls with Power Tools with her friend, Pamela Macias.

The pair have been working on the South 26th Street home for more than a month. They plan to finish next week and place the 1930s Craftsman up for sale.

The work is not all for profit.

The Girls with Power Tools proprietors plan to use 10 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the home to purchase laptop computers for students in the neighborhood or in other parts of San Diego. They are also considering purchasing wireless internet cards for needy families.

Haller will dedicate another 10 percent to Guitars

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15 Gift Ideas to Give New Homeowners

Whether you’re attending a housewarming party or sending a gift to a new homeowner from a distance, finding the perfect…

Whether you’re attending a housewarming party or sending a gift to a new homeowner from a distance, finding the perfect item to welcome your loved ones into their new space may not be easy. A bottle of wine can feel cliche, or even out of line if they don’t drink alcohol. So how do you give a celebratory gift that’s memorable and useful?

The key is trying to make those final parts of moving in easier. “Anything you can choose to make a rough process easier is great,” says Julie Schechter, founder of care package startup Small Packages, based in New York City.

[See: 10 Ways to Save Energy and Lower Your Utility Bills]

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of gift ideas to help you find

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10 Ideas to De-Clutter Your Home Pre-Festive Season

Every year before the festive season arrives, we commit ourselves to deep cleaning our homes. It’s a bittersweet task which includes us sorting through some prized and not so prized possessions. We almost always tend to keep more than we need. The lockdown has made us take a hard look at ourselves and nudged us to question our hoarding patterns- not only to enhance the aesthetics but also to de-clutter our mental space.

Pritika Singh, founder of Mohh, a design-first furnishing venture, said, “De-cluttering is an essential way to prepare and cleanse your home for the upcoming festive season. It’s a two-pronged approach: to identify the items you no longer need/use and procuring fuss-free storage solutions to tidy up all the messy nooks and corners. The simple act of de-cluttering can breathe new life into your home, make it seem more open and even afford you greater mental peace when

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ASU’s UTO staff cooks up fresh, innovative ideas at Engage 2020

October 5, 2020

This year’s third annual Engage event brought together more than 300 ASU University Technology Office (UTO) staff members across nine work streams to take on leadership roles, brainstorm ideas and gain and exercise new skills.

The two-day internal professional development event was held virtually Sept. 23–24.
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Following up on the momentum of the ideas constructed by the ASU IT community at Empower 2020, UTO staff spent two hours each day learning, growing and collaborating with colleagues in the form of an idea hackathon. This year’s nine hackathon work streams – submitted by UTO employees and centered around innovation and culture – included:

  • Accessible Dashboard of Dashboards.
  • Activating the Affirmative Pledge.

  • ASU Sync-Up.

  • Authentic Artificial Intelligence.

  • Block-Chain Chain Chain of Tools (See: Aretha!).

  • Emotionally Smart Cities.

  • Help Me Help You: Innovative Boundary-Winning Approaches.

  • Next-Gen Z Networks.

  • Zooming Out of the Meeting Grid.

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Shoppers are obsessed with this $79 white kitchen trolley from Kmart

Why shoppers are obsessed with this $79 white trolley from Kmart that’s perfect ANY kitchen

  • A white kitchen trolley from Kmart is being praised by customers online 
  • The $79 product is ideal for those who have limited kitchen space 
  • It’s built with a drawer, side hooks, basket, wine rack and wheels at the bottom
  • Many use it to store kitchen gadgets including air fryers and milkshake machines

A $79 white kitchen trolley from Kmart with multiple storage compartments is being praised by customers across Australia.

The trolley has a table top, drawer, wine rack, basket, side hooks and is built with wheels that can be locked into place.

Several shoppers shared images to the Kmart Homes, Ideas and Hacks Facebook group to reveal how the trolley has helped save kitchen

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The 9 trendiest kitchen renovation ideas for 2020

2020 is almost over, yet we’ve had plenty of time to distinguish between the various style- and design trends that have come and gone this year. Especially the ones intended for the heart of all homes: the kitchen. Let’s catch up with nine of the trendiest kitchen renovation ideas for 2020 (as collected from our ever-growing collection of professionals like Kitchen Planners, Architects, etc.)…

1. Stone style




a kitchen with a sink and a window: 1. Stone style


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1. Stone style

Although it never really left us, marble has made quite the ‘comeback’ this year, especially in modern/contemporary cooking spaces.

2. Light woods




a kitchen with a sink and a mirror: 2. Light woods


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2. Light woods

Pale woods are officially back in fashion, especially the ones flaunting rich textures like subtle-grained ash, pale oak, and light walnut. Bonus points if you manage to

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