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LG K62, K52, K42 promise performance on a budget and an odd design

Once upon a time, Nokia and then Samsung held the crown for having a confusing number of similarly named phones. The new Nokia under HMD Global is still catching up while Samsung has opted to go on a diet and now LG seems to be trying to claim the throne. After a near-silent launch of an LG Q31 in South Korea, the phone maker is now announcing three new phones for its budget K series, offering a more up-to-date aesthetic and one strange design, all with prices that might sound like a miracle given today’s smartphone prices.

LG loves talking about how it is bringing premium features to affordable phones but, to be clear, its definition of “premium” can sometimes be really loose. The old LG X series would each bring at least one notable feature from the company’s flagship model for that year. The LG K series, on the

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Stride Ventures leads bridge funding for interior design startup HomeLane

Homevista Decor and Furnishings Pvt Ltd, which operates interior design platform HomeLane, has raised Rs 60 crore ($8.16 million) in a bridge funding round.

Stride Ventures has led the round with a Rs 20 crore debt commitment, Bengaluru-based HomeLane said in a statement. The remaining Rs 40 crore has come via equity funding from existing investors including Accel, Sequoia Capital, Evolvence India and JSW Ventures.

This round takes the total capital HomeLane has raised since its inception in 2014 to Rs 370 crore (around $54 million), it said. 

Set up by Srikanth Iyer, HomeLane says it provides end-to-end interior services using technology and tech-assisted designers.

The startup will use the capital it has raised to enter new markets with a focus on non-metro expansion. Part of the funding will also be used to enhance its technological infrastructure by focussing on Spacecraft, its proprietary 3D design platform.

“We believe that there’s

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Berkner STEM Exploration Center Uses Strategic Interior Design to Engage Students

Education has never looked more different than it does today, especially as schools (and the world) continue to grapple with a global pandemic. Educators’ reliance on digital technology continues to increase, which in turn, has put a spotlight on the importance of STEM education and preparing children for future careers in related fields.


Photo: The Berkner STEM Exploration Center’s layout gives students more room and the opportunity to move about and change posture, which has been shown to be best for divergent thinking, says Tanya Cervo, furniture fixtures and equipment specialist for Perkins and Will. There are also many options for sitting upright for more convergent-focused thinking. Credit: Wade Griffith Photography

At the Berkner STEM Exploration Center in Richardson, TX, students of all ages are encouraged to develop an interest in and prepare themselves for future STEM jobs through a new thoughtfully designed facility. Seasoned design firm Perkins and Will

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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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Spruce Up Your Home for Zoom Calls with These Interior Design Tips

By now, your bosses and colleagues have probably seen more of your abode than you would’ve ever expected to show them.

With many of us working from home these days, meetings held over video conferencing apps the likes of Zoom and Microsoft Teams have become the new normal. Inevitably, this means letting colleagues into our residences — albeit virtually — and having them catch glimpses of it via our backdrop. Depending on where your workspace is located, this view could range from a boring blank wall to windows or cluttered bookshelves.

Your makeshift office may not be the most glamorous, but there are several easy interior design tricks that you can employ to quickly jazz up the background of your Zoom calls.

Textiles and cushions

If your workstation of choice is the couch or bed, all

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Areen Design Services, Stantec, Jacobs

Edison, NJ — (SBWIRE) — 09/09/2020 — A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title “COVID-19 Outbreak-Global Architecture and Interior Design Industry Market Report-Development Trends, Threats, Opportunities and Competitive Landscape in 2020” is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments. The COVID-19 Outbreak-Global Architecture and Interior Design Market survey analysis offers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and secondary statistics sources and it comprises both qualitative and quantitative detailing. Some of the key players profiled in the study are DB & B, M Moser Associates, Areen Design Services, Stantec, Jacobs, Gensler, NBBJ, Wilson Associates, HKS, HOK, Leo A Daly, IA Interior Architects, SmithGroupJJR, Gold Mantis, Callison, Perkins Eastman, Perkins+Will, CCD, Nelson, Cannon Design, AECOM Technology, SOM & HBA.

What’s keeping DB & B, M Moser Associates, Areen Design Services,

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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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2021 Dacia Sandero and Logan first official images show modern design



a car parked in a parking lot: 2021 Dacia Logan


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2021 Dacia Logan

The full reveal is scheduled for September 29.

Following a preview last week, Dacia has published the first official images of the third-generation Sandero. We’ll have to wait until the end of the month for full details and a complete gallery, so these images will have to suffice for now. Shown alongside the regular supermini is the Sandero Stepway, a crossover take on the subcompact hatchback to capitalise on the SUV boom that shows no signs of slowing down.

With a far more modern design and a switch to the latest Renault Clio platform, the Sandero is literally an all-new car. Dacia is being coy on details for the time being, but it does mention the car has a wider track now and a lower roofline. Finally, the door handles are no longer hinged at the top and there’s a new Y-shaped light signature

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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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