Bravo’s ‘Backyard Envy’ stars are making exterior design more approachable, playful, and gay

Backyard Envy: James DeSantis, Melissa Brasier, Garrett Magee — Photo: Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo

“This didn’t exist before! Like I can’t believe it. I’m literally trying to put words together as to what I’m feeling. I’m actually getting a little glassy-eyed.”

Those are the words of Paul, a client of the exterior design and landscaping firm Manscapers. Paul was a hard sell for the three best friends who lead the New York company, and are the stars of Bravo’s Backyard Envy. He and his very pregnant wife are featured in the first episode of the reality series’ second season, after inviting designers James DeSantis, Garrett Magee, and Mel Brasier to develop a plan for how they would transform the haphazard outdoor space surrounding their Greek Revival-style house and the three-car garage around back.

Paul questions the designers at nearly every turn as they pitch ideas for a new paved driveway and

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The new Audi Q2 Interior Design

The spacious interior of the Audi Q2 accommodates five passengers. The interior design echoes the taut design language of their exterior. The air vents and the gear lever knob, or selector lever of the S tronic, have a new look. Q2 customers can order the interior S line instead of the basic variant, and both interior versions can be combined freely with the three exterior variants. With the optional ambient lighting package plus, the trim strip on the instrument panel and the knee pads on the center console feature elegant backlighting.

The Dinamica microfiber material is a new addition to the range and will replace the Alcantara material. Audi has bundled all upholstery and colors into seven packages, four of which are assigned to the basic interior, while the other three are assigned to the interior S line. The optional equipment is also bundled into packages, as this provides a

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New Dwelling Designs

home designLearn the latest news about residential and industrial actual property within the Seattle space and Pacific Northwest. Many inside design magazines exist to offer advice concerning coloration palette, furnishings, art, and other components that fall underneath the umbrella of interior design. These journal typically focus on related topics to draw a extra particular viewers. As an example, structure as a main side of Dwell , while Veranda is properly generally known as a luxurious residing magazine. Lonny Magazine and the newly relaunched, Domino Journal , cater to a young, hip, metropolitan audience, and emphasize accessibility and a do-it-your self ( DIY ) approach to interior design.

Beginning within the current day, you can broadcast your voice out of your Assistant in your cellphone or voice-activated speaker, like Google Dwelling. So when it’s worthwhile to spherical up the household within the morning, just say Okay Google, broadcast it is time for … Read More

MC20 Maserati Centro Stile Exterior design

Maserati enters the new Era with MC20, the new super sports car that combines performance, sportiness and luxury in the unique Maserati style. MC20 was presented to the world in Modena on 9 September during the “MMXX: Time to be audacious” event.

The new MC20 (MC for Maserati Corse and 20 for 2020, the year of its world première and the start of the Brand’s new Era) is the Maserati everyone was waiting for. It is a car with incredible aerodynamic efficiency, which conceals a sporty soul, with the new Nettuno engine, a 630 horsepower V6 with torque of 730 Nm that delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration in under 2,9 seconds and a top speed over 325 km an hour. An engine that signals Maserati’s return to producing its own power units after a hiatus of more than 20 years.

The MC20 is an extremely lightweight car under 1,500 kg (kerb

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New Hanover County, NC, Considers Self-Storage Design Regulations

The New Hanover, N.C., County Board of Commissioners is considering several self-storage design requirements that would apply where new projects are zoned by right. The move mirrors aesthetic demands officials typically place on developments proposed for areas in which storage is a conditional use. If adopted, the restrictions would apply to building exteriors, colors and materials, according to the source.

Restrictions under consideration include:

  • Transparent windows or doors would comprise at least 10 percent of a building façade that faces a public or private street, shared parking area, pedestrian walkway or designated open space.
  • Building exteriors visible from the street or abutting properties would feature color tones found predominately in the natural environment.
  • Metal would be prohibited as a primary material on exterior walls and perimeters visible from an arterial street or residential district or development.
  • Outdoor storage would be limited to licensed and operational boats and
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Rerofit for Energy Performance and Design impact

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At the start of this project, Green Hammer Design Build was brought in simply to repair siding that had failed from moisture issues. The cause was improper flashing, and the shaded site had exacerbated the deterioration of the wet assembly. After discovering the extent of the damage, the homeowners decided the time was right for a deep-energy retrofit. While at it, they wanted to enhance the appearance of the entry. The builder removed the compromised siding and added exterior rigid-foam insulation to the 2×6 walls to beef up their thermal resistance. Special attention was paid to air-sealing, and a rainscreen was added for additional moisture control. Most of the building was re-clad in fiber-cement panels, and the windows were boxed out with sheet metal cut into trim pieces and riveted together. For a layered look on the front facade, the team used recessed rusted-steel panels against brightly colored fiber cement

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Upcoming Genesis G70 Facelift Unveiled With Design Elements From 2021 G80

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Upcoming Genesis G70 Facelift Unveiled With Design Elements From 2021 G80

Genesis had showcased its attempt at the G80 back in March this year. We preview hinted heavily at what we could expect from the rest of the luxury sedans from Hyundai’s luxury arm. This was around the same time when news about a refreshed G70 was making rounds on the internet. And putting two and two together, the company has finally dropped the wraps on the new G70 that will arrive as 2022 model year car.

On the outside, Genesis has done a rather splendid job in retaining its athletic exterior design. One of the major and the most prominent design elements would be the sharp two-tier headlights called Quad Lamps. The grille now bears a different shaped and on the side, the car gets twin LED turn signals of the G80. The new G80

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Virgil Abloh and Mercedes-Benz unveil their new car collection

  • Virgil Abloh and Mercedes-Benz have finally released their collection, which saw Abloh redesign the iconic G-Wagon. 
  • The collaboration was initially teased in July. 
  • In an interview with Hypebeast, Abloh and Mercedes-Benz Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener talk about how the collaboration came to be. 
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Initially teased back in July, “Project Geländewagen” — a first-of-its-kind collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Virgil Abloh — has finally been unveiled. Working with Mercedes-Benz Chief Design Officer Gorden Wagener, Abloh has designed an artistic model of the iconic G-Class, which celebrated its 40th birthday last year.

As owners of a G-Class car themselves, Abloh and Wagener used their personal experience when considering how Mercedes-Benz designs could be seen in a new light. Their aim was to drive luxury away from a polished and flawless aesthetic, instead creating something that was more raw and natural.

The exterior of the car

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Burger King reveals restaurant redesign with suspended kitchen and exterior to-go lockers

Burgers are making their way to the future.

The world is changing and, apparently, so is Burger King. The restaurant chain recently unveiled new designs for its locations that will fulfill “changing guest demand,” according to the company.

The new restaurant designs will reportedly provide guests with multiple ordering and delivery modes, depending on their needs or wants. (Burger King)


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In a press release shared with Fox News, Burger King confirmed that the new designs were created by an in-house design team with Restaurant Brands International (Burger King’s parent company). The designs were also created with input from the technology, operations and food innovation teams.

The new restaurants are set to be built

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Hyundai’s Genesis G70 Sedan Shows Captivating New Design

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2021 Genesis G70 gets a thoroughly overhauled exterior and interior and it will be unveiled next month in Korea before reaching a number of global markets

Earlier this year, the Genesis G80 broke covers giving us a clear preview of the design direction the brand will take in the coming years. The luxury arm of Hyundai has now released official images and information of the all-new G70 for the global markets as the sedan looks set to take on the German trio with intent.

The facelifted model, as expected, has adopted frontal design from the G80 and it does look gorgeous. The styling highlights are two-tier headlamps dubbed the Quad Lamps and it complements the signature crest grille of Genesis. The grille itself has been updated to give a sharper appearance and it bodes well with the overall changes made.

Besides the sharp creases and lines, the clean profile of

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