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

Laveta Brigham

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

Laveta Brigham

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

Laveta Brigham

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

Laveta Brigham

“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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