Alethea Nale

2022 Hyundai Tucson Has A Radical Design, Coming To The U.S. Next Year


The all-new 2022 Hyundai Tucson has just been unveiled and as recent teaser images suggested, it shares virtually nothing in common with the outgoing model.

Now in its fourth-generation, the Hyundai Tucson is the latest recipient of the automaker’s ever-evolving Sensuous Sportiness design language. With that in mind, the Tucson features a brand new front grille with Parametric Hidden Lights that means when the SUV is switched off, the front of the Hyundai appears to be covered exclusively in dark geometric patterns with no obvious LED daytime running lights.

This edgy design continues down the sides of the SUV where there are sharp, chiseled surfaces and angular wheel arches. Completing the design overhaul is a radical new rear-end that includes split taillights, hidden rear wipers that sit under the spoiler, a smooth glass Hyundai badge, and an aggressive diffuser and bumper package.

In the United States, petrol-powered Tucsons will be

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Sea Island Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design, Weighs in on Top Wall Covering Styles in 2020

Top Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design by Dina Varner, reports on the most popular wall coverings seen in 2020; Venetian Plaster, Textured Paper, Leather and Upholstered Walls.

SEA ISLAND, GA / ACCESSWIRE / August 28, 2020 / Sea Island Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design, explores three types of wall covering styles in detail to highlight the benefit of their use added to a room.

Venetian Plaster:

Venetian plaster has been used since ancient times to decorate walls. While this trend had fallen off, it has since made a comeback allowing the client to achieve a Mediterranean style. Venetian plaster is a wallcovering made from putty that is created from fired limestone and water. As it is applied to the wall and as it dries, it returns to the look and feel of limestone. This process is a natural option for people who desire a luxurious look.

Venetian plaster is all

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PMI’s Stanley Brand Introduces the Titanium Series

The new series features three uniquely designed drinking vessels engineered to be 40 percent lighter than their stainless steel counterparts, making it the world’s most lightweight drinkware series. The Stanley Titanium Series is exclusively available at REI.com beginning September 8th and at select REI retail locations in October 2020.

Built for versatility and for today’s on-the-go lifestyles, the Stanley Titanium Series with TiVac™ is a trusted companion on all adventures, from hiking or commuting to backyard social gatherings, without the extra weight. As with all Stanley products, the Titanium Series is backed by the company’s Built for Life™ lifetime guarantee.

“Several years in the making, the Titanium Series with TiVac™ represents another major advancement in the category that William Stanley Jr. created over a century ago,” explains Terence Reilly, global president of Stanley brand. “The Stanley product development team reframed titanium’s restrictions – a notoriously difficult material

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Mets greats always knew Tom Seaver was something special

Ron Swoboda knew from the start the Mets had something special.

Then a third-year outfielder with the team, Swoboda watched Seaver pitch his first game for the Mets in 1967 and couldn’t help but marvel at the right-hander’s talent.

“As soon as I saw him pitch the first time, I said to myself, ‘He has Hall of Fame stuff,’ ” Swoboda said Wednesday, after it was announced the 75-year-old pitcher had died from complications of dementia and COVID-19. “He just has to accumulate those numbers to get into the Hall.”

The Mets had been the laughingstock of baseball in the five seasons before Seaver arrived, but that was about to start changing.

“When he joined us as a rookie, he pitched like a 35-year-old,” Ed Kranepool said. “He had a great head on his shoulders. We became a different team when he walked into the locker room in 1967.”

In

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This modern, eclectic two-bedroom loft on Cedar Springs is just blocks away from Klyde Warren Park

With just a five-minute walk to Klyde Warren Park, this condo boasts a modern design and location, location, location.

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The 2,359-square-foot unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is listed for $955,000. Listing agent Bryan Crawford said the home belongs to art collectors. The colorful assemblage of art pieces contrasts with the minimal design of the space.

The unit is a loft with a balcony and a wall of 20-foot windows. Crawford said the design of the home is softened with the white walls and natural light, in contrast to the industrial design so often associated with loft-style living spaces.

On the first level of the loft, the kitchen, dining and living room share a floor with a guest bedroom and bathroom. The second level includes the primary suite, along with an office or study area that is open to the first level below.

Crawford noted that

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Copenhagen Imports’ 50th Anniversary Collection Is a Testament to Timeless Design

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Copenhagen Imports’ Texas regional manager, John Milk, is always quick to distinguish furniture design trends, such as sectional sofas with trendy style options like smoky mirrors and gold-plated tables. He should know – he’s been designing furniture showrooms for almost three decades. John has always admired interior design, recalling days when, as a child, his mother would take him along to visit his favorite furniture store in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona.

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Jewelry maker Loree Rodkin wants $2.3M for Manhattan studio

It’s not too often that a rock ‘n’ roll interior decorator morphs into a talent agent for stars like Brad Pitt — she got him cast in “Thelma and Louise” — and then becomes a top jewelry designer.

But that’s the story of Loree Rodkin, whose ex-boyfriends include Richard Gere, Bernie Taupin and Don Henley.

The high-wattage pieces she designed for Michelle Obama to wear to the 2009 inaugural ball — including 61-carat diamond earrings with garland drops and a 13-carat diamond cocktail ring — now sit in the Smithsonian.

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Now the designer — who calls Cher and Elton John pals and did interiors for clients like Rod Stewart — is selling her own glam Manhattan apartment.

It’s a West Village studio — with a generous 942 square feet and one bathroom — listed for $2.3 million. (She bought it for $1.7 million in 2012, according to

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Poetry provides comfort and memories of a special mother

Not many people read poetry these days. And it’s very hard for poets to get their poems published in 2020.

My dear husband, Baheej, loved poetry and was raised reading and reciting it. He read poetry every day right up to his death. Every morning. Sometimes in the afternoon, as well.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

Oddly, my own mother liked poetry, which I think is unusual for someone who was raised on an Oklahoma wheat farm. She loved Robert Frost. She had never been to New England, but she read Frost to me in Minnesota, early in the morning. Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” was a favorite of hers, and so it is of mine.

Well, it’s not winter yet, but because of Labor Day, I am reminded of my dear parents and my childhood when Labor Day was a big holiday — not just because of family barbecues but big

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Design-led Aloft Hotels Continues to Expand in Indonesia with the Opening of Its Second Hotel in the Bustling Capital of Jakarta, Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  Aloft Hotels, Marriott International announced the opening of Aloft Jakarta TB Simatupang.

Stay & Play while exploring the vibrant South Jakarta at Aloft Jakarta TB Simatupang
Stay & Play while exploring the vibrant South Jakarta at Aloft Jakarta TB Simatupang

“We are thrilled to continue to grow our presence in Indonesia with the opening of the city’s second Aloft Hotel,” said Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International. “The new Aloft Jakarta TB Simatupang is the newest destination for locals and travelers alike to enjoy the capital’s vibrant social scene through the hotel’s bold design and live music programming.”

Featuring 170 guest rooms, plush platform beds and modern bathrooms with complimentary Wi-Fi, 49-inch LCD TVs, speakers & mobile key access.

“In today’s challenging business climate, we are excited to open the doors and welcome guests to the millennial focused Aloft TB Simatupang. With an indication that millennials will be the first to

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Top Atlanta Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design, Reports on Most Popular 2020 Styles in Wall Coverings

Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design by Dina Varner, weighs in on the top wall coverings seen in 2020; Venetian Plaster, Textured Paper, Leather and Upholstered Walls.

ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / August 27, 2020 / Atlanta Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design, explores three types of wall covering styles in detail to highlight the benefit of their use added to a room.

Venetian Plaster:

Venetian plaster has been used since ancient times to decorate walls. While this trend had fallen off, it has since made a comeback allowing the client to achieve a Mediterranean style. Venetian plaster is a wallcovering made from putty that is created from fired limestone and water. As it is applied to the wall and as it dries, it returns to the look and feel of limestone. This process is a natural option for people who desire a luxurious look.

Venetian plaster is all natural, highly durable,

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