Peek inside these hot Houston modern homes in new virtual tour


As fall ushers in cooler temperatures, Houstonians flock to home shows and tours to check out the latest in design, architecture, and decorating. One popular local draw is the annual Houston Modern Home Tour, now in its 10th year. But as many events this pandemic year, the tour, put on by the Modern Architecture + Design Society (MA + DS) is going virtual on Sunday, November 1.


A curated selection of Houston homes will be showcased using 3D imaging, while the host and project architect  (or designer or builder) discuss the details of the home. Questions will

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Volvo P1800 Cyan reveals its gorgeous engine bay, minimalist interior



a blue tiled wall: Volvo P1800 Cyan


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Volvo P1800 Cyan

Stunning yet simple.

Back in September, Cyan Racing surprised us with the Volvo P1800 Cyan. It’s a modern interpretation of the classic coupe, though it adds a few modern touches, like a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder. However, Cyan Racing didn’t go all out in modernising the model. It lacks ABS, power brakes, and stability control, for

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The new Audi Q3 Sportback Exterior Design in Puls Orange

The Audi Q3 Sportback stands for strength and precision to an equal degree, and reflects this in all design details. The black grille of the octagonal Singleframe is strongly three-dimensional in design, and this makes it particularly sporty. The same applies for the trapezoidal air inlets and the expressive bumper with its flat blade. The coupé-like passenger cabin acts as a contrast to the distinctive attachments, which are painted in contrasting colors and thus emphasize the SUV character. The low roofline gives way to flat D-pillars and ends in a roof edge spoiler. As a result, the Audi Q3 Sportback

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Use a Minimalist Approach for a More Meaningful Holiday Season

By Melissa Lambarena

After spending nearly $2,000 in gifts for her daughter’s first Christmas in 2017, Meg Nordmann knew her holiday strategy had to change.

“I totally blew it that first Christmas with her,” says the Florida-based author of “Have Yourself a Minimalist Christmas.” “I bought everything this child needed through the first five years of her life.”

Today, she is more intentional with holiday spending — a staple of the minimalist lifestyle she adopted. Minimalism eliminates distractions to free up room, time or money to do what you value. In Nordmann’s case, she avoids unnecessary spending to stay on

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