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Plants by Mina Tocalini for 360 Magazine

Feng Shui Plant Positioning

There are good and bad feng shui plants and positioning arrangements. It’s all about how you position plants in specific areas of your living room, bedroom or other areas of your home. As feng shui has a lot to do with the overall “feeling” of a space, it is important to find plants that fit comfortably in your space and are not cramped or too small for the area. Healthy, robust plants are a must!

What is Bagua and why is it important?

Bagua is one of the main tools used in feng shui. It is an eight sided  ‘energy map’ used to evaluate the energy of the green space in your home. Each of the eight sections and the center correspond with different life experiences: career, wisdom/knowledge, finances, family, fame, relationships, children/creativity, supportive people, and health. Plants can be used to connect these eight sides of the map and create harmony and well-being in an area.

Good feng shui plants
This includes plants that are known to cleanse the air and have a strong presence. Some of these include Philodendron, Areca Palms, Ferns, Jade, Money Tree and Mother in Law Tongue. Of course, there cannot be positive energy in a home or office without clean, good quality air, which makes this aspect of the plant very important. Appearances also play an important role, as it is important to have a strong, healthy plant that radiates a strong energy. Struggling plants may not offer these qualities so keep your plants healthy and pair them with visually pleasing pots as they can offer vibrancy and joyful energy.

Bad feng shui plants

These are generally considered plants whose shape can bring undesired energy. Cactus is a classic example of a so-called bad feng shui plant because its energy is very “spiky.” In addition, the Snake Plant could be considered bad feng shui because of their lengthy pointed leaves. However, the Snake Plant has strong protective energies to specific areas of your home and is considered helpful.

Positioning of Feng Shui Plants
East, Southeast, and South bagua areas are excellent feng shui areas to decorate with plants. Be sure to experiment with the best placement of plants in your living room, bedroom, or other areas of your home, and keep them healthy! This will create an environment where plants will become a harmonious part of your decor and create excellent feng shui in your green space.

Money Tree Brings Fortune and Luck
One of the most common feng shui plants is the money tree. Appropriately named, as it is believed to encourage prosperity and good luck. Some feng shui experts say these plants also reduce stress and anxiety, and can even help prevent arguments and sleeping disorders. This bonsai style tree, with braided trunks, brings the best fortune when placed in the areas concerning money (office), health (kitchen), or fame (entry-ways). With all of these benefits, no wonder they make great housewarming and new business gifts!

Peace Lily Purifies the Air
Peace Lilies make excellent houseplants for your home or office green space. They not only brighten up a living space, but are also excellent at cleaning the air of rooms they are in. They grow well in spaces with low light (although they bloom in areas with more light). They have a wonderful white bloom with lush foliage, and with their air purifying qualities, placement in an office area can help improve air conditions and correct energetic imbalances.

More about Lively Root
At Lively Root, the green spaces created have been instrumental in development as horticulturists, for an ideal green space. Lively Root’s plants are home-grown and full-scale fulfillment centers. They only sell eco-friendly products that are packaged and delivered right to your doorstep. Founding members have over a century of horticultural experience as growers, retailers, and landscapers, ranging from small plants, to indoor plants, outdoor plants, large trees, and flowering shrubs. They have planted & maintained trees on residential and commercial properties. Plants improve health by purifying the air, soothing stress, making people feel happier, and offering style and ambiance. For more information, please visit Lively Root’s website.

DIYhome-01 by Imagine It Media for 360 Magazine

A GREAT SOFA HAS 9 LIVES

By: ERodney Davis

A quality sofa can last a lifetime, if one can stomach the initial shock of its price tag. Not only should a sofa be aesthetically pleasing, sofas are essential to one’s well-being since they are the most functional piece of furniture in any home. Take for instance, this Timothy Oulton sofa that was purchased in 2010 for over $5000 (the most this author has ever spent on furniture). Eleven years later, it still anchors his latest living space. 

This chestnut-colored leather resting place, accoutered with nail head accents, manages to be classic and modern at the same damn time. It’s also incredibly comfortable and spacious. Having withstood one ex, two dogs, two Brooklyn condos, one non-rent-controlled Brooklyn apartment, almost a dozen birthdays, countless night’s sleeps, and many meaningful conversations with family and friends, this couch is made to last. Additionally, It has traveled hundreds of miles to the great room of a beach house in Norfolk, Virginia, and back again.

The ONLY downside of buying a sofa this light in color is the issue of its occupant’s skin’s oil production. The leather is aging quite well, but it does have “soul-glow” discoloration where its occupants rest their heads after sinking into its incredible plushness. 

It’s no secret that well-made pieces can be quite expensive, even if purchased at outlet prices (hello, Restoration Hardware!), but there’s irony in the amount of money one can save in the long run. Quality pieces should anticipate a 15-year lifetime, but with any luck, a quality sofa will live on for much longer–idealistically in a great country home to be enjoyed in summers and on weekends. After all, what’s more country than a worn-out leather chair?

IMG_3813 sofa by ERodney Davis for 360 Magazine

sofa by Erdoney Davis for 360 Magazine

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Davis’ career spans from general market and fashion advertising to model casting to becoming founder and CEO of Basic White Shirt LTD., an agency representing world-class celebrity hairstylists, makeup artists and model/influencers. He recently began cultivating his long-time passion for interior design and is now helping time-strapped clients develop their own design aesthetic with total home and home-office makeovers. 

Design and cleanliness story illustration by Gabrielle Archuleta for 360 magazine

COVID GUIDANCE: The importance of TOP-DOWN CLEANING

Robin Wilson launched Robin Wilson Home in 2000 and created a conglomerate that covers eco-design, licensed products, interior design, and real estate development. Her brand has generated over $82 million in wholesale revenue from sales of cabinetry and textiles. She became the first Black woman with a line of hypoallergenic textiles sold nationwide at Bed Bath & Beyond (now in Wal-Mart), among other retailers. Her book, CLEAN DESIGN: Wellness for your Lifestyle was #1 on Amazon and focused on eco-friendly designs and hypoallergenic products for consumers.

Recently, the lifestyle expert introduced the practical aspect of Top-Down Cleaning. In this era of quarantines and lock downs, the last thing anyone wants to do is add to our work load – and a few simple tips will help you maintain a clean and healthier living space!

The Statistics

Sixty million Americans – that is one in five of us – have asthma and allergies. We sneeze, sniffle, and itch. Expose us to a whiff of dust, a gust of pollen, a sniff of perfume, or an encounter with an inquisitive dog or cat, and before we know it, our airways start to close up, and we begin to cough, wheeze or struggle to breathe.

With COVID in the air, the last thing we need is an inflammatory response. So cleaning your space has never been more important. Remember that asthma and allergies cannot be cured, but they can be managed. We can reduce symptoms by avoiding the allergens that trigger them. Unfortunately, the average home is full of allergy and asthma triggers, which means the place that should be your sanctuary can be a major source of allergenic triggers.

What is Top-Down Cleaning?

Most people create twice the cleaning work by first cleaning the floor, softa, tabletop or countertop and then cleaning the lights, ceiling fan or cabinets – only to see dust drift downward.

Solution: Clean from the top-to-bottom. In fact, if you have a second level, start upstairs and then work your way downstairs. Start at the highest point and make sure you have the following tools: paper towels, microstatic dust mitt/cloth, microstatic duster/floor sweeper, HEPA vacuum and a non-toxic cleaning solution. Cleaning solutions should include: baking soda, vinegar, toothpaste and Coca Cola.

Starting at the Top

We forget that walls are one of the largest surfaces in our spaces. Use a microstatic duster cloth/mitt to rub gently along the walls starting at the ceiling line and let the dust fall. As well, make sure to swipe over light receptables, ceiling fans or chandeliers.

Surfaces

Then clean the surfaces, starting with the highest-level lamp, bookcase, window treatments, cabinet or closet shelf. Allow dust/dirt to fall. As you work you way down, you will find that you need to vacuum or wipe down surfaces.

As mentioned earlier, there are a few tricks that involve cleaning solutions that are non-toxic.

1.       Toilet Ring Solution: Pour Coca Cola into your toilet overnight, and use toilet brush in the morning and the stubborn ring will disappear (may have to be repeated dependent on the level of stain) by morning.

2.       Crayon Marks: Use toothpaste. Smear on the mark and let sit for about 20 minutes. Using light brush strokes, and the crayon should be removed, or at least diminished.

3.       Stained Baking Sheets: to make them look new, use vinegar and baking soda. Coat pan with baking soda. Pour a layer of white vinegar on top. You may see slight bubbling. Let sit for 4 hours. Use gloves and a brush in circular motion. Watch the surface start to look new.

Finish at the Floor

The last thing that you need to do in your space is clean the floor.

1.       Make sure to invest in a HEPA filter vacuum as the dust and dirt is stored in a chamber (unlike older vacuum units that sometimes-added dust back into the space), and the canister can be emptied outside.

2.       Before you clean, you might want to make sure that you remove rugs and shake them outside.

3.       Run a microstatic dust cloth over the floor before you vacuum so that you can ensure that minimal dust flies around.

One tech solution that many working from home families are investing is an electronic robot vacuum that can be programmed to work during the day in various rooms. Some floor robot vacuums have HEPA filters, and can be a great option if you have a pet and want to make sure to limit buildup of dander and hair on your floor.

[SIDE BAR] For a space that follows CLEAN DESIGN protocols, it is important to replace a few items:

1.       Change your older model vacuum to a HEPA vacuum to effectively limit dust in the space. Especially important if your home is near any location that had recent fires.

2.       Change your vinyl shower liner to a nylon shower liner to minimize mold.

3.       Review the window treatments and find options that can be laundered and are not ‘dust catchers’ or which can be easily vacuumed.

4.       Replace your pillow after 3 years if it has not been washed frequently or covered with a zippered liner.

5.       Think about using your window screens so that you can open your windows for 5 minutes daily.

SIDEBAR

Leading triggers include:

  • Dust mites in beds and pillows
  • Dander from pets
  • Mold growth in walls, bathrooms and basements
  • Pollen from outdoor trees and grasses in your hair that infiltrates your sleep space or living room sofa
  • Fumes from cooking and chemical cleaners
  • Toxic or environmentally unfriendly building materials that permeate indoor air

Remember, you can change that by using the strategies in the book, Clean Design: Wellness for your Lifestyle (Greenleaf, 2015). Create a healthy home environment that manages indoor air quality and protect your family from dust, mold, pollen, fumes, odors, airborne toxins, chemicals and other substances. Create a home environment that nurtures good health.

According to the American Lung Association, “poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of infections, lung cancer…headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea, and fatigue” in anyone, not just those who suffer from asthma and allergies. We can all benefit from living in a more pure home environment.

More physicians are convinced that there is a link between environmental toxins, indoor air quality and allergies. Chemicals we are exposed to in our homes and offices have the power to make us sick, and we can improve our health and wellness using Clean Design principles.

Shopping for Hypoallergenic Options

The pandemic made both me and my clients realize that the CLEAN DESIGN HOME which sells our retail products is more important than ever – and that we should find non-toxic cleaning options and information for day-to-day living, especially since so many of us are working from home. I have pivoted to focus on building out the product line, and have just licensed our brand. So much information involves simple non-toxic options– the ideas are rooted in my bestselling book, Clean Design: Wellness for your Lifestyle.

About Robin Wilson

Her design projects including the White House Fellows office, a part of President Clinton’s Harlem office, and the rustic beach cottage of Robert DeNiro – each project had a very quick turnaround and exacting standards. She was named to the Top 100 Female Founders List in 2020 by INC magazine. Her eponymous licensed brands of textiles is sold at retail and hospitality. She is also in the process of creating Design+Build projects. She is author of two award-winning books: Clean Design She is the first woman with a branded line of custom cabinetry that was sold by over 400 independent kitchen dealers nationwide (2009-2018). First featured in Oprah’s magazines and extensive media coverage since 2005. In May 2013, her furniture line, Nest Home by Robin Wilson, premiered at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in New York. In 2014, she partnered with consumer products giant Panasonic to promote their latest line of cutting edge products for the home.She is an ambassador to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, and previously served on the board of the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

Design illustration for 360 magazine.

The Best Art Deco Household Designs You Can Create in Your Home

The roaring ’20s are back, and with them comes the art deco period once again.  This period, marked by the sleek design and vivid colors with a velvety texture, is one of the most iconic design history parts. Many homeowners are drawing inspiration from the era where a couch can define a room.  Here are the best art deco household designs you can create in your home, without pushing it too far into the past.

Pick An Accent Metal and Stick With It

The 1920s aesthetic is rife with shiny and beautiful surfaces.  To avoid making a room seem too cluttered or busy, stick to only one type of metallic color per room.  You can have a warm gold in your living room, copper in the kitchen, and silver in the bedroom or any other combination of these.  Reflective surfaces were significant because they screamed money in a time where many didn’t have much. You got to admire yourself in the sleek surfaces as you walked by them.

Sleek and Hard Designs

Following through with the last note, sleek and stiff designs are big.  A tall dresser with deep shiny wood and a lacquered surface can fit perfectly, but so could vintage lamps, mirrors, and art.  Look for things that scream luxury without being too flashy.  Try to think of it like camp fashion, nearly pushing the envelope but pulling back just enough that it’s fun and quirky.  Stained glass was significant during the 20s, so don’t be afraid to replace a window or two and cast some colorful light.

Avoid Oranges and Ochres- Embrace Yellow and Peach

Because the 1970s were so inspired by the 1920s, leaning into orange or ochre colors could quickly muddle which era your home is supposed to be based in.  If you love warm colors, go for a cooler red.  If you’re not sure about a piece, and you’ve been considering it for a while, try to research bedrooms, offices, and living rooms in the roaring twenties and see if anything similar matches up with it.

Wallpaper Is A Friend

When I say wallpaper is a friend, I don’t mean farmhouse floral.  Wallpaper was more vivid, like royal blues with gold accents, or deep reds with patterns in a darker red colored into their paper.  Pick a wallpaper that matches the aesthetic you have planned out- or if you don’t have one picked yet, you can choose the wallpaper and then build out from there!  Accent walls weren’t quite a thing, but if you want to modernize it by having a substantial fence through the wallpaper, you can do that.  This house is your home, and being inspired by the 20s doesn’t mean you have to replicate it perfectly!

Dark Hardwood

If you already have dark hardwood floors, then perfect!  Just polish them and make sure they gleam.  If you don’t, though, aim for furniture that replicates that feeling.  Lower side tables and coffee tables made of dark hardwood with metal details can bring through that 1920s flavor.

If you have lighter hardwood floors, and you’d consider staining your floors, you can easily do this over a weekend.  You save money by doing it yourself, but using a professional helps protect you against staining your belongings and ensuring that it gets sealed correctly.  If you do it yourself, make sure to sample the stain’s color first before applying it to your whole floor.  If you’re aiming for dark mahogany and up with light cherry wood, you’ll have to stain the wood all over again.

Embrace the (Almost) Minimal

The classic home we generally think of when trying to conjure up a thought of the 1920s is usually pretty spacious and empty.  Your eyes are drawn to the detail of marble flooring, tall ceilings, beautiful art on every wall.  Unfortunately, we can’t all turn our houses into mansions, so it’s essential to do what you can to embrace minimal while also creating a sense of spaciousness.  If you have shorter ceilings, replicate the feeling of spaciousness by using tall curtains that draw the eye upwards.  Mirrors, a very 1920s decoration, especially when they’re oversized, are a fantastic way to make any room feel larger.

Trim and Borders

Trim and borders need to be ornate as well!  Although some homes did include gold detailing in these, you don’t necessarily need to have a metal finish on them to make it seem spacious.  If you use too much gold, it might make your living room feel like the dining room of a Cheesecake Factory restaurant.  Go for ornate and period similar trim and borders around your walls and ceilings; make sure they’re cut to fit and that they suit the aesthetic of the rest of your room. 

Rich and Colorful Extras

Velvet was huge in the 1920s, leaving many to have it on nearly every surface.  If you don’t want to replace your furniture with this fussy fabric, you can easily use it in other ways.  Velvet curtains block out heat and cold while allowing you to darken a room.  Velvet pillows are a pleasingly soft and luxurious feeling.  Go for richer colors with velvet since it compliments the softness of the fabric.  

Rich colors should be used through many of the details.  Stick to one to two bold colors per room.  A red and purple room, or a navy blue and emerald green room can go entirely as long as you choose your pieces carefully and work to ensure they match well together.  

The 1920s were a tumultuous and wild time, much like the 2020s are shaping up to be.  Take the time and care to bring the parts you like with you into your modern home, and you can keep a little bit of the fun of the 1920s alive.

Graham & Brown Announces Wallpaper and Color of 2021

GRAHAM & BROWN ANNOUNCES WALLPAPER AND COLOR OF THE YEAR 2021

Each year, the UK’s leading wallpaper and paint specialists, Graham & Brown, announces its Wallpaper of the Year and Color of the Year. Drawing upon seventy five years of design and manufacturing experience in the field, the in-house design studio identifies key movements in the interiors sector and forecasts the future trends that will shape the Graham & Brown collections for the coming months.

Launching the 2021 collection from its design headquarters in Blackburn in a globally streamed digital showcase, the heritage brand presented Wallpaper of the Year: Timepiece and Color of the Year: Epoch, an expert fusion of archive material and contemporary components.

GRAHAM & BROWN WALLPAPER OF THE YEAR 2021: TIMEPIECE AMETHYST
Full of movement, color, and exuberance, the Graham & Brown Wallpaper of the Year marks the start of the 75 Anniversary celebrations of the brand which will run throughout 2021. Piecing together fragments from the Graham & Brown archive, Timepiece is an amalgamation of prints dating from 1946 to the present day. The result is a bold, innovative wallpaper that represents the essence of the Graham & Brown design philosophy.

Timepiece evokes an environment that is opulent, glamorous, and indulgent. Reminiscent of the lavish blooms and tangled stems of Dutch flower painting, the rich, jewel-toned color palette is enlivened with flashes of sunlit petals and vividly striped tulips. Hyacinth florets form an inviting textural juxtaposition to the large-scale arrangements featuring elegant magnolia blooms.
In addition to the Amethyst colorway, Timepiece is also available in Moonstone and Midnight palettes. For the first time ever the design can also be produced as a made-to-measure bespoke Mural of the Year: Timepiece, highlighting just how far wall covering production has developed from the fixed repeat surface print machines of 1946.

The Wallpaper of the Year and Color of the Year are shining examples Graham & Brown’s perfectly partnered paint and wallpaper offerings. Each wallpaper in the extensive Graham & Brown collection is mirrored by a perfectly matched hero paint color and three coordinating hues for a complimentary full room solution. Complementing the Wallpaper of the Year is the Color of the Year: Epoch, along with partnering shades Spiced Mulberry, Fondue, and Whale Tail.

“Design innovation has always been the driving force and the heartbeat of Graham & Brown throughout the years. The studio team love to delve into the pattern and print archives and discover hidden treasures that we can then reimagine with modern production techniques and new color compositions, presenting a twist on the latest interior trends. A great deal of craftsmanship goes into the making of each archive artwork and we believe that is something to be cherished and celebrated,to be able to breathe new life into this material and let it have a new place within our history is something we love to do.”

-Maryanne Cartwright, Design Studio Manager at Graham & Brown

GRAHAM & BROWN COLOR OF THE YEAR 2021: EPOCH

To complement the Timepiece wallpaper design, Graham & Brown has announced its Color of the Year 2021: Epoch. A directional shade of plum, Epoch pinpoints the richest purple tone in the Timepiece wallpaper and amplifies it, channeling the revelry, regality, and luxury associated with the shade. A calming, cocooning tone, Epoch echoes a wider interior trend which looks to create restful spaces for healthier, happier homes.

“Time is an overarching theme that winds its way through each thread of our 2021 Trends Forecast. As the world we live in continues to shift and evolve at an ever-increasing rate, we look toward the future through the lens of nostalgia. We’ve explored how the future has been envisioned throughout history and how time is often considered the most precious commodity of all. Both Timepiece and Epoch contemplate on the passing of time and what can be discovered should we embrace the opportunity to recharge, reflect, and rediscover our history.”

-Paula Taylor, Color & Trends Specialist at Graham & Brown

Abby Hesketh, Product Manager and Paint & Color Specialist at Graham & Brown has shared her expert tips for styling the Graham & Brown Color of the Year: Epoch within the home:

● “Tonal pairings are a great way to make use of rich, expressive shades while still keeping things fairly safe. Epoch works brilliantly when used as a feature wall partnered with lighter hues of lavender and heather – this will soften the impact of the darker color while ensuring that all walls of the room tie together cohesively.

● If drama is your goal, then try pairing Epoch with other equally vivid colors. Partnering Epoch with shades of teal will result in an opulent, peacock-inspired look, while adding pops of peach can shape a playful yet sophisticated space.

● Color-blocking is a creative way to incorporate Epoch into a space. Below you’ll see a super easy geometric design using just three Graham & Brown paints – Epoch, Spiced Mulberry, and B aby Powder; the result is a light and airy feature that would make a fun addition to a kid’s bedroom, playroom, or even a lounge.

● A trend we’ve noticed gathering momentum is pale walls paired with skirting boards and doors painted in a darker shade. This is a great way to highlight the architectural features of a room and adds a cozy element while still building depth and structure as we head into the autumn and winter months. Use Epoch across all the woodwork within a room and pair with either a lighter shade of purple for a sophisticated tonal scheme, or with a mid-grey with warm undertones for lightweight feel.

● Finally, consider creating a drop ceiling effect by using Epoch on the ceiling but then continuing the color down to picture rail height – this is one of my favorite interiors trends and will work well with any of the perfectly partnered Graham & Brown paint shades.”

About Graham & Brown:
For over seventy years, Graham & Brown has inspired people to think differently about their walls through continuous innovation, creativity, and craftsmanship. Founded by two friends – Harold Graham and Henry Brown, the business has been family-run from its Headquarters in Blackburn,Lancashire since 1946. Now the UK’s leading wallpaper manufacturer, Graham & Brown has expanded its collection to include paint, murals, wall art and soft furnishings. Graham & Brown is sold internationally to over seventy-five countries through its divisions in North America, France, Holland, Russia, China and Australia.

Illustration for 360 MAGAZINE about home improvements

Improve the Structure of Your Home With These Key Hacks

You have a lot to consider when you look to improve your home and make the most of it as an asset. Your home is something you should be looking to make the most of moving forward, and there are a lot of things that play a role in this. One of the major factors you need to keep in mind right now is that you are going to need to improve the structure of the home as much as possible.

Assess the Property

First things first, you need to make sure you assess the property and find out where there might be any issues that need to be addressed. Often with homes, you don’t actually realize there is an issue until it occurs, and once you go looking for one issue, others tend to appear. You also need to make sure that the structure of the home is as sound as possible. Try to come up with ideas that are going to help you assess the home!

Make Changes

No matter how much you love your home, there is a good bet you’re going to want to change parts of it to make you love it more. If there are structural issues, it is even more important to make these changes, as it is something that could make or break your home right now. Focus on taking it to next level. There are a lot of changes you can make that will help with this. 

Bring in Experts

There are plenty of experts you can bring in to help you deal with the structural issues you might face as a homeowner. This is something you need to do right now so that you can take things to the next level. Try to come up with ideas that will help with this, and make sure you are hiring a foundation problem expert to help look after the structural integrity of the home. 

If you can follow these hacks you will find yourself well-placed to make the right changes for your home right now. This is something that is going to improve the property and make it a much safer and more attractive place for you to live. There are a lot of things that play a role in this, and it is so important to try to make the most of this right now. 

Rita Azar illustrates led mirror story for 360 MAGAZINE.

8 Luxurious Design Inspirations For Your Dream Home


Ready to give shape to the dreams you’ve always nurtured about your luxury home? While it’s exciting to design your envisioned living space, the process to achieve the right balance of form and function can be daunting.

Regardless of style, creating a luxury home design calls for special attention to detail, the ability to see the big picture, and a certain degree of cohesiveness. But at the end of the day, your luxury abode should echo your personal flair.

Considering all of these factors, it can be overwhelming to determine home design ideas that can be successfully turned into reality. In this blog post, we’ve handpicked some luxury features that will serve as your guide and inspiration to get started.

  1. Experiment with patterns and neutrals. While neutrals and pastels can add warmth and cosiness to a space, patterns are the way to go if you’re looking to add some drama and depth to your home’s interior. Combining the two in varying ranges and scales is a great way to infuse visual interest in a room.
  2. Go bold in small spaces
    Shades of white and neutral tones are the most common choices when it comes to small spaces. But who said that’s the norm? Go against the grain and opt for brave colours and graphic prints to let small spaces like powder room and narrow walkways come alive.
  3. Let your hallway stand out
    If your colour choices are usually more reserved, step outside of your comfort zone by choosing a bold hue like purple for a hallway. It is unexpected and can be a chic backdrop for showcasing an art collection, as in this design by David Hicks.
  4. Create an aesthetic mudroom
    There’s no doubt about the functionality of a mudroom — it’s a brilliant way to utilise space where your extra belongings and muddy shoes can be dumped before entering the home. Plus, it offers a great opportunity to add extra storage in a busy household. But why go basic when designing one? Using patterned tiles, high-end hooks, and custom cabinets, you can create stylish mudrooms that can be as minimal or as extravagant as you wish!
  5. Design a home office with custom features
    With the growth of home working and popularity of remote working trends, a home office is no longer an afterthought. It’s also no longer a boring space where you simply get your work done. With a bit of imagination along with the creative use of custom décor, storage, and furniture, you can turn it into a luxurious private space that will inspire productivity and elegance.
  6. Let the high-end theatre experience come home
    With a well-designed home theatre, it’s possible to elevate your viewing experience up a notch! Assemble the necessary elements such lighting, visuals, and sound and blend them beautifully with smart design and stunning décor to create your personal ‘den’ for enjoying your favourite movies and shows.
  7. Include mirrors in the mix
    Mirrors are an incredible interior design device that can be used in a range of different ways to reflect light and create an illusion of spaciousness. Particularly, LED mirror, when added to your bathroom and smaller spaces, can effectively ramp up the luxury look and feel.
  8. Make a statement with artwork display
    When it comes to showcasing your artworks, sky is the limit. You might want to practice restrain or indulge in excesses — it all depends of your taste and choice of art. Go about it by placing your collection of artworks and collectibles strategically all over your living space. Or, choose a wall to create a gallery of artworks in minimalist frames. Both treatments work can wonderfully to create a big statement. With these ideas as your guide, take yourself on a journey to build your luxury home that reflects who you are.
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By Armon Hayes

Post quarantine, many global citizens are adapting to the New World Order grand opening. College students, in particular, are navigating this semester, presenting new challenges, and subsequently shaping the future. COVID-19 has not only impacted economics across the board, but education as well.

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CHIA PET × KIDROBOT

What happens when Frank Kozik’s iconic pop art figure the Labbit collides with the classic nostalgia of Ch-ch-ch-chia? A glazed terracotta, mustache wearing, butthole baring, cigarette smokin’, pack-Labbit, of course. Introducing the newest creation by world-renowned artist and Kidrobot Chief Creative Officer, Frank Kozik, the Chia Pet Smorkin Labbit Terracotta Art Figure. Whether it’s on your kitchen windowsill, given prominent placement on your coffee table, or on your bedroom nightstand watching you while you sleep at night, this limited edition Chia Labbit is a must-have home companion that will definitely start some conversations with guests. Plus… It’s a Chia Pet!  Apply the chia seeds (packet provided) and water and your smoking Labbit friend will be lighting up and sprouting in no time!
 

Each figure retails for $29.99. Three limited-edition versions are now available in the USA:

  • Black Edition – Limited edition of 400.  Available for order only on Kidrobot’s website at Kidrobot.com.
  • Orange Edition – Limited edition of 200.  Available for order only on Kidrobot’s website at Kidrobot.com.
  • White Edition – Limited edition of 400.  Available for order at Kidrobot authorized art toy retail stores which can be found with Kidrobot’s Store Locator: https://www.kidrobot.com/apps/store-locator/