Iowa mourns: Eleanor Moody Pettit’s ‘glass was always half full’ | Local News

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But it did not stop Pettit, who was raised during the Depression.

“She had a lot of stress,” Munson said. “Her brother was killed, then she was divorced and left alone with five little kids. My mom had a lot of struggle. She always looked to the bright side of it. She always could find something good in everything.”

In 1951, she married George Pettit and added two more kids. George died in 1992.

A school teacher at four grade schools over a 30-year career, she stayed active in retirement by being a sub for another 10 years and reading

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Discover your crafty side with Holiday Decoration Workshops at Walnut Ridge Nursery | Morning

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JEFFERSONVILLE, In. (WDRB) — You can get crafty this holiday season with the help of Walnut Ridge.

WDRB’s Keith Kaiser spent the morning learning about their upcoming decoration workshops.

Walnut Ridge Nursery & Garden Center in Jeffersonville is doing workshops on floral design, door decoration, bow making and more. The first one is November 22. It’s the perfect way to create something with your personal touch. You can display it in your home or give it as a gift. Workshop prices range from $5 and up.

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Interior Design Software Market

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The report titled Global Interior Design Software Market is one of the most comprehensive and important additions to market research studies. It offers detailed research and analysis of key aspects of the Global Interior Design Software Market. The market analysts authoring this report have provided in-depth information on leading growth drivers, restraints, challenges, trends, and opportunities to offer a complete analysis of the Global Interior Design Software Market. Market participants can use the analysis on market dynamics to plan effective growth strategies and prepare for future challenges beforehand. Each trend of the Global Interior Design Software Market is carefully analyzed

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HOME DESIGN | A jewellery box of architectural design | Mudgee Guardian

Described by its creators as an architectural jewellery box, the Concrete Blonde house unfolds to reveal its gems from within a tight five-metre-wide block behind a heritage facade in Sydney. Principal Architect Shaun Carter, of Carter Williamson Design, said devices like courtyards or light wells played a big role in overcoming the design challenges of making such a narrow internal space feel generous and inviting – while still maintaining the heritage exterior and its place, aesthetically, within a row of eight homes from the same era of Annandale cottages. From the modest heritage facade, the updated cottage unfolds to a

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6 new launches from the design world for your festive decor needs

There’s something to be said about the indefatigable human spirit. Even as an all-encompassing economic downturn poses a serious challenge for companies around the world to stay afloat, here are some entrepreneurs who are bent on expanding, innovating and rewriting the rules, despite the lockdown. From kickstarting a zero-waste label for this new conscious world to remodelling an existing business for the digital space, here are six design brands that are supporting local craftspeople and spreading the cheer into our homes.

LABxNeonAttic by Studio Neon Attic

It was in 2018 when Priya Ganesan and Rambha Seth came together to initiate

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Looking To Renovate? This S’pore Startup Helps Match Homeowners To Interior Design Firms

As someone who recently bought a new flat, I’ve been actively hunting for an interior design firm to renovate my house.

That’s how I came across Qanvast — a Singapore-based platform that matches homeowners to interior design firms.

In an interview with Vulcan Post, co-founder Daniel Lim said that Qanvast started off with a founding team of three. They were all involved in a previous startup, and decided to launch Qanvast together.

Qanvast was established in late 2013, but they only launched their first iOS app in February 2014.

The business idea came about because at that time, many of

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The new Audi A3 Sportback Exterior Design in Manhattan Grey

The new Audi A3 Sportback has a sporty and taut road stance. The front section is dominated by a wide, hexagonal Singleframe with a honeycomb grille. It accentuates the dynamic character of the premium compact car just as clearly as the large, angular air inlets whose depth gives them a sculptural effect.

The shoulder line runs in a wedge shape from the headlights to the rear lights, making the Audi A3 Sportback appear longer. The surface below it falls inward, accentuating the quattro blisters and highlighting the body shoulder. With its concave side, the A3 Sportback is showcasing a completely

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Germ-zapping robots, living ‘pods’ and hands-free elevators: How COVID-19 has upended the future of retirement home design

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The impacts of COVID-19 and worries about viruses to come are upending the seniors housing industry, particularly when it comes to safety, experts in the area say.

As a result, designers and operators of retirement homes and seniors facilities are exploring innovations and new technologies aimed at helping better protect residents.

Whether it’s new air and water purification systems, robots that zap germs, new surface materials that mitigate the spread of viruses, or living arrangements where smaller numbers of seniors are grouped together in “pods” that enable more social distancing, the rush is on to incorporate these emerging approaches, experts

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Cottagecore is biggest trend in interior design fort 2021

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Finding yourself thinking about home improvements for 2021? You’re not alone. All this time at home and lockdowns have Brits, and the rest of the world, turning to Google for inspiration on decor, interiors and upgrades.

But what are the biggest trends for 2021? All is revealed in new research by Roofing Megastore. The research analysed Google Trends data throughout 2020, for a range of different interior design styles, colours, furniture, home improvements and accessories, to reveal which are set to dominate 2021, and which are on their way out.

Cottagecore is the number one style
Cottagecore came out on

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A Deep Dive Into Sienna Miller’s Interior Design

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We’re so thrilled to see that Sienna Miller’s latest role is causing award buzz. The actress first arrived on the scene through roles in Layer Cake and Alfie, and ever since then has proven that she is hugely talented. Did you see Factory Girl? The Edge Of Love? American Woman? Sienna Miller is truly gifted, but has never managed to convince those in charge of handing out little gold men.



a close up of a horse: Sienna Miller


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Sienna Miller

This time, though, she might be getting their attention thanks to her work in Wander Darkly, in which she stars alongside Diego Luna. And she’s

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2019 Hyundai Kona Exterior Design

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“Hyundai Kona offers a pair of fuel-efficient drivetrains and a stylish, roomy interior. A whole host of advanced safety features are also available including a Lane-Keeping Assist system, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, Lane Change Assist, Parking Distance Warning and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection.

Hyundai Kona employs refined aesthetics with sculpted body forms and sporty contours for an athletic, bold, and striking appearance. Its distinctive design is reinforced by the car’s voluminous, aggressive body styling that emphasizes its well-proportioned, dynamic silhouette. A low and wide stance complements its profile, with a long wheelbase and short overhangs,

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Things to Do in Chicago

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  • Things to do, watch, stream this Halloween

    Whether you are looking to admire the neighbor’s decor, watch some scary movies, join a virtual film festival or create your own candy chute, we have got you covered with things to do this Halloween.

  • Top 10 things to do this Halloween, including an ‘upside down’ Chicago parade

    A drive-through Halloween parade and haunted house, plus streaming performances just for your scare season.

  • What are the streaming shows now in Chicago theater and dance — updated with 50+ for Oct. 2020

    Get your Chicago theater fix online: Our updating list of comedy, drama, musicals and more has 50+ shows for fall 2020.

  • Six Flags Great America reopening for holiday lights event with new safety procedures

    Running Nov. 27 through Dec. 27, and marking the first time the theme park will be open this year, the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays are sure

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Home design inspiration: Building a bedroom around the skeleton of a Murphy bed

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The space that once housed a Murphy bed became the centerpiece of a bedroom in a Beacon Hill home.
The space that once housed a Murphy bed became the centerpiece of a bedroom in a Beacon Hill home.michael j lee

The prior owners of this Beacon Hill condo outfitted this room with a Murphy bed. Ana Donohue’s clients, however, wanted to use it as their bedroom. Rather than relegating the whole contraption to the trash, Donohue used the Murphy bed’s platform as a base for a queen-size bed and transformed the niche into a headboard with upholstery. “I wanted to enlarge the cavity, but there’s a brick wall behind it so we left it,” the designer says. “We

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UGA students use favorite things to design businesses in interior design class | Culture

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In Catherine Warren’s dream bookstore, it’s raining all the time. There’s comfortable seating, exposed brick and teal accents. On the roof, water is recycled through pipes to constantly drum on the glass ceiling, creating the perfect “cave-like” reading ambiance, she said.

Warren, a junior interior design student from Albany, is designing the bookstore for an interior design class with her instructor, Jason Wech. The prompt for the project was to create a business around the concept of students’ favorite things.

In addition to Warren’s rainy day bookstore, there are designs for boutique hotels in Italy, farm-to-table restaurants and even a

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Design for Yourself – The Good Men Project

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In the twenty-six years that I owned a home, messages bombarded me about how I should decorate, live, and own my home. “Build for yourself and your lifestyle!” If you can’t build a house: “Reno your kitchen and bathroom(s) and basement!”

In the 00s, HGTV praised granite countertops, floating islands, shiplap, and farm sinks.

In the 90s, it was wood floors, oak cabinets, large tubs, ivy wallpaper, and wallpaper borders.

In the 80s, decorative flowers everywhere required enormous pieces of furniture coupled with dark trim and formal dining rooms.

Every year, marketers couple decorating with living space design.

The marketing

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The new Skoda Octavia Exterior Design

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Even better, more spacious, safer, more connected and more emotive than ever: with the launch of the fourth generation of its bestseller, Škoda has reached new dimensions. The heart and engine of the Škoda brand is longer and wider than its predecessor, has an even larger boot and is even more emotive thanks to the new Škoda design language. The new interior concept combines an excellent amount of space and outstanding functionality with high-quality materials and clever details. Innovative connectivity and new assistance systems raise comfort and safety to an even higher level.

Škoda AUTO CEO, Bernhard Maier, said, “For

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Visualizing Your Interior Design Virtually

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When Jessica Shaw, director of interior design for The Turett Collaborative in New York City, took on an entirely virtual design project for a home in the Midwood neighborhood in Brooklyn in 2019, she never suspected she was learning skills that would become vital to her business in 2020.

“I never met my client except on Zoom, and he taught me how to annotate documents and share screens during our consultations,” Ms. Shaw said. “His assistant had looked at our website and thought our work was aesthetically aligned with his vision for the home, plus they sent us photos of … Read More

BMW Concept X7 iPerformance Exterior Design

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The forthcoming BMW X7 forms part of the largest model offensive in the company’s history. As part of its NUMBER ONE > NEXT strategy, the BMW Group is seeking to substantially increase its sales and revenues in the luxury class. The BMW X7 has a key role to play here, as Ian Robertson, Member of the BMW AG Management Board responsible for Sales and Brand BMW explains: “Since BMW founded the Sports Activity Vehicle segment with the first X5 back in 1999, every subsequent X vehicle has broken new ground. The BMW X7 continues this tradition: the X family’s new

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Xbox One X | TechRadar

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The Xbox One X is no longer going to be produced, Microsoft announced earlier this year. Instead, the company is going to focus its production efforts on the Xbox Series X, the next-generation console that’s about to launch around the world on November 10. 

Despite the Xbox One X’s end-of-life announcement, you’ll probably be able to find the console on store shelves for a little while longer while retailers clear house (should they have any units left). There’s really no reason to buy this over the Xbox Series S or X at this point, but if you are curious, the

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Tradition Homes touts design in Colleyville

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The Dallas Builders Association’s Home of the Week is the two-story design at 3905 Campania Court in the gated community of Creekside at Colleyville. Built by Tradition Homes, this residence features 3,854 square feet of interior space, four bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms and a three-car garage.

Creekside at Colleyville is a gated community just west of State Highway 121, close to DFW International Airport and offering access to Dallas, Plano, Las Colinas and Fort Worth employment centers and city life. It is also near sports venues, theme parks and entertainment and dining options in Arlington and Southlake. Creekside students may attend

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