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Ron Cobb, Alien Ship and Back to the Future DeLorean Designer, Dies at 83

Ron Cobb, a production designer known for designing Back to the Future’s time-traveling DeLorean, the Nostromo in Alien, and aspects of Conan the Barbarian, has died. He was 83.

 Ron Cobb with a Cartoon from his last book.American Cartoonist/Movie Designer Ron Cobb at the Wild & Woolie Publishing Company in Glebe. Ron is out in Australia to Promote his latest book. August 07, 1981. (Photo by Gerrit Alan Fokkema/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).

Ron Cobb (Photo by Gerrit Alan Fokkema/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).

Robin Love, Cobb’s wife of 48 years, reported that Cobb died Monday of Lewy body dementia, according to THR.

Cobb was most known for his production design work on numerous sci-fi and action films. Besides the examples listed above, Cobb was also responsible for weapons and scenery design on 1982’s Conan the Barbarian.

Cobb began his career at age 17

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Gauri Khan to turn author with coffee-table book on interior design, says ‘excited’ as she shares cover – bollywood

Home / Bollywood / Gauri Khan to turn author with coffee-table book on interior design, says ‘excited’ as she shares cover

Gauri Khan will turn author with a coffee-table book, which has been tentatively titled My Life in Design. The book will be published in 2021 and will have unseen pictures as well as her design philosophy.

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Updated: Sep 14, 2020, 19:15 IST

Gauri Khan will talk about interior design in a coffee-table book that will be launched in 2021.

Interior designer Gauri Khan, wife of Shah Rukh Khan, is all set to turn author with a coffee-table book

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A New Look for Jag’s Aging Crossover

Jaguar sold just over 31,000 cars and SUVs in the United States last year, nearly half of which were F-Paces. To say the company’s biggest SUV is its most important model (at least on our shore) is something of an understatement. And now the company’s best-seller—a fat cat gorging on profits, if you will—is getting a major update.

Jaguar brings the 2021 F-Pace’s exterior up to date with its current design language, taking cues such as the LED daytime running lights’ blades and the silver strakes in the side intakes off of other models in its lineup. The rear-end gets

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John Lewis reveals its top Christmas decorating trends for 2020

From House Beautiful

John Lewis & Partners has revealed its top Christmas decorating themes for 2020, taking inspiration from art movements around the world.

The department store’s key festive trends offer something for everyone this year. ‘This year’s themes have been inspired by the colour and ideas within art and the belief that art is for all,’ says Jason Billings-Cray, Partner and Christmas Buyer. ‘Christmas is a time for being creative, whether that means the time and effort put into preparing your home or simply bringing friends and family together to make great memories.’

John Lewis opened its online Christmas

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10 Questions With… Marcos Cain of Stickman Tribe

“Storytelling is probably one of the most underrated elements—yet for me, design is an empty shell without it,” says Australian interior designer Marcos Cain. A self-taught creative, Cain entered the hospitality industry at the tender age of 12, and went on to hone his skills at restaurants, bars, and hotels across Australia as well as in Asia and the Middle East. In 2009, he founded Shanghai and Dubai-based studio Stickman Tribe. Today, the firm’s client list brims with high-profile hotel groups—Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Marriott International, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company among them.

In March, while under a two-week quarantine

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New Bunkhouse Hotel Opens In Austin, Texas

It goes without saying that Austin, Texas, is a synonym for hipster city. It’s also laid-back, funky, creative and seriously musical. And if any hotel aims to embody the spirit of Austin, that would have to be the Bunkhouse Group hotels. 

Since its inception in 2006, this acclaimed hotel group has been steadily growing and currently has several properties in and out of Texas. These include Saint Cecilia (the secluded luxury estate in Austin), Austin Motel (perhaps the most stylish motel you’ve seen), and Hotel Havana (the historic property on

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Retail Star spotlight: GCD Home Furnishings & Decor

GCD Home Furnishings & Decor, Savannah, Ga.

Home Accents Today’s Retail Stars list recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents – including furniture stores, home accessories boutique stores and interior design showrooms – that merchandise creatively, have a positive presence in their local communities and stand out from the competition.

View the complete list here.

To nominate a retailer for our 2021 list, email Thomas Lester at [email protected]

GCD Home Furnishings & Décor

Savannah, Ga.

1 store

Estimated 2019 total sales: Less than $1 million

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Home accent specialist, founded in 2016. Attends Atlanta Market and High Point Market to

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Inspired Living – SW Interior Design

SW Interior Design principal Sue Williams recently shared her wealth of architectural and design knowledge on the Jamaica Observer’s Inspired Living: The New Aesthetic For Extraordinary Homes And Retreats webinar. SO churns over a few of those gems prior to sipping Champagne at Villa Rosa:

“… Jamaica does inspire people. It’s very much an island of personalities who’ve started a love affair with Jamaica. Our clients do remain the main influencing factor within all of our projects. They’ve become invested in Jamaica as it’s struck a chord; it fills the need, it stills their souls and this immediately gives

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2021 Jaguar F-Pace debuts cleaner styling and refreshed interior

The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace aims to improve on the shortcomings of the outgoing model. Jaguar designers took the ‘don’t fix what ain’t broke’ approach in reconfiguring the exterior of its newest F-Pace sport-luxury SUV, but the biggest changes are found inside with new tech gadgets and better interior materials.

“The new F-PACE is dynamic and assertive with an elegant stance on the road – it represents a significant development of Jaguar design language,” said Julian Thomson, Jaguar Design Director. “The heightened luxury and attention to detail inside the F-PACE with seamlessly integrated state-of-the-art technologies ensure both driver and passengers feel

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Nissan Z Proto previews next-generation sports car with twin-turbo V-6, retro-modern design

The Nissan Z car has inspired generations of sports car fans since it was released in 1969. It has been an upstart, a disco-era style statement, an upscale sports car, and a long-in-the-tooth coupe just trying to hold on. All the while, it aimed for driver engagement and a sense of style. The Z Proto Nissan showed on Tuesday combines all of those elements, along with elements of design from the car’s six generations.

The prototype appears to be a thinly disguised version of the Z35-generation production model due in the next 18 months to two years, at least from

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Atlanta designers focus on wellness for IMC’s 2020 Directions in Design

Four Atlanta designers are reflecting on the impact of design on wellness in the 2020 staging of International Market Centers’ Directions In Design, a vignette program which showcases the combined home décor resources of the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) and AmericasMart Atlanta.

In 2020, in connection with the coordinated DISCOVER ADAC and Fall Design Week, the program moves online with the four designs showcased virtually via a webinar on September 14, an interactive webpage and the centers’ social media channels.

“Through Directions in Design 2020 we are tapping some of Atlanta’s talented designers to showcase the best of the

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Perkins and Will Promotes Brent Capron to Principal


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The New York studio of Perkins and Will has announced the promotion of interior design director Brent Capron to principal. He joined the firm in 2017 and has influenced the design of over 1 million square feet of interior space in Manhattan alone, and another 500,000 feet nationally, including corporate interiors projects for Penguin Random House and Viacom.
Capron was promoted through the Perkins and Will Leadership Program, which recognizes individuals who have a positive impact on the firm’s culture and client work through innovation and design excellence.

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BIFMA, the not-for-profit

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Akron Civic Theatre bringing murals to exterior walls

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Civic Theatre soon will make the outside of its building just as beautiful as its inside, with the addition of large-scale murals designed by internationally renowned artists.

The murals are a part of the theater’s Staging The Future capital campaign, meant to help beautify the grounds of the theater and downtown Akron.

The projects will freshen up the north and south-facing walls, along with other areas on the venue’s property, including an “art park” that will feature local and regional artists, according to a press release.

Muralists will start working soon. In September, El Mac

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Let’s Dig Into The Design Of The New Nissan Z Proto

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Nissan finally pulled out of its torpor and did something exciting that didn’t involve smuggling a disgraced CEO in a suitcase: they finally showed a new Z car. If Nissan still has an iconic car in its stable, it has to be the Z, which has been around in various forms since 1969. The new Z Proto is clearly heavily inspired by the original Z, but also shows some other crucial design approaches that I think are important even without the retro inspirations. Let’s dig in a bit.

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The original Datsun Fairlady Z

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Nature inspired decals for your home wall decor

Who doesn’t like to decorate the walls of their home? But the idea seems too hassling and many give up on their wishes as not everyone can get themselves expensive paintings, lightings, and other decorative fixtures. So how do you fill-up the emptiness of the walls in your house?

Beautiful nature inspired wall decals, which are also known as wall stickers, can be used as a great alternative as decor options. These decals with nature’s essence will light up your home space and add freshness to your space.

We’ve listed some great decal options to choose from so you can

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Design Futurist AJ Paron Urges Designers to Explore the Senses at Virtual re:Source

A glimpse at the virtual meeting space for re:Source. 

Interior Design‘s third virtual re:Source event of the year kicked off September 15 with a keynote address by EVP and Design Futurist of SANDOW Design Group, AJ Paron, who spotlighted the importance of designing with the senses in mind—hint: there are far more than five to tap into

But first, Carol Cisco, publisher of Interior Design, offered a sincere thank you to event sponsors, including: Arte, Bover Barcelona Lights, Bryan Ashley, Cancos Tiles + Stone, Carl Hansen & Søn, Country Floors, Craftmade Woodard, Expormim, Greenmood,

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Ron Cobb, ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean Designer, Dies at 83

Cartoonist turned production designer Ron Cobb, best known for coming up the initial design of DeLorean time travel machine from “Back to the Future” has died, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter. Cobb was 83.

Cobb died on Monday, his birthday, of Lewy body dementia in Sydney, according to his wife of 48 years, Robin Love.

Cobb’s designs help defined production design for some of the most iconic films of the 1970s and 80s. Cobb, who was born in 1937, broke into the industry in 1956 working at Disney as a breakdown artist on “Sleeping Beauty.” Cobb did

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Doubling Down on a Modern Farmhouse Design on Long Island

A quick decision to relocate turned into an epic renovation for Ted and Loren Kobus.

Moving to the New York City area from Greater Philadelphia in 2012 for Mr. Kobus’s work, the couple bought a 1960s split-level home on the North Shore of Long Island, then radically changed the house—twice.

Last year, after an art- and furniture-buying spree, they finally considered the project finished. They ended up with a two-story modern farmhouse that bears little resemblance to the original.

The two, now in their early 50s, live there with their three children, now all teenagers.

The couple paid $839,000 for

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Decorating Kitchens With Green Countertops | Home Guides

Consider your preferred color scheme and design style before decorating a kitchen with green countertops. Green is a relaxing, soothing color that’s found in a wide variety of kitchen color palettes. Some green hues work better with particular decorating styles than others. For example, dark greens work well in traditional or Old World styles, and bold, bright greens enhance contemporary design.

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Green countertops open the door for decorating your kitchen in a natural, earthy style. Shades of green, brown, white and beige make up the soothing color palette of an earth-inspired design. Paint walls with a nontoxic paint in

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Theory Design completes interior for Monterey model in Talis Park

Theory Design’s Vice President of Design Ruta Menaghlazi has completed the finishing touches for the interior design of Seagate Development Group’s Monterey model in the Isola Bella neighborhood at Talis Park in North Naples that is now open for viewing and purchase.  One of Talis Park’s most coveted neighborhoods, Isola Bella is 4.5-acre enclave of 17 single-family waterfront homes being developed by Seagate.  Thirteen homesites remain available.  Seagate is offering a full golf membership worth $97,500 with new home purchases and newly constructed custom residences at Isola Bella for a limited time.  Ruta also created the interior for Seagate’s completed

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