Roland Sands Design Dakar Build and Racing Collection

Who doesn’t love a classic racing livery? From Gulf’s blue and orange to John Player Special’s black and gold, these designs harken back to the glory days of racing. For us, the red and white “cowboy killer” colorway is right among the most iconic, bringing back memories of Formula 1 and classic desert racing—specifically ’80s Dakar. Celebrating this classic race heritage are both RSD’s recent BMW R1200GS Dakar-themed build, and the matching limited-edition apparel collection from RSD.

a motorcycle parked on the side: The RSD Dakar GS started as a 2008 R1200GS but has been heavily modified to capture the spirit of the 1986 BMW R80 G/S Paris Dakar racebike.

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The RSD Dakar GS started as a 2008 R1200GS but has been heavily modified to capture the spirit

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NZXT’s new Z490 motherboard perfectly compliments its elegant cases

NZXT introduced a new Z490 motherboard, which includes a shield covering the entire PCB and gives it a minimalist look. It’s the perfect compliment to NZXT’s minimalist case designs.


The N7 Z490 is a relatively simple Z490 motherboard. NZXT said it built the board “for builders.” It emphasized that it optimized the location of ports and connectors to simplify assembly. The N7 Z490 doesn’t come packed with the bells and whistles we often see on modern boards. It offers Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth V5.1, and RBG lighting headers that you can control with NXZT CAM

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Fantastic Container House, Design Inspired by Creative Thinking

Homebuilders create contemporary homes with containers that are durable and budget-friendly. The modern houses made with shipping containers look contemporary and innovative, offering unique, affordable, and comfortable residences. First-time homebuilders Zack and Brie Smithey triumphed against the odds to create a metal masterpiece of the container home, bringing them a mortgage-free life.

A different perspective leads to innovative solutions. The Smitheys tackled their project differently, took on almost all of the work themselves, from the design to construction. If you love inventing things and figuring things out, this modern house is a true inspiration for you. Experimenting with unconventional materials

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Former Milly Designer Michelle Smith Has a New Line, and a New Life

The wind was whipping around a makeshift outdoor SoulCycle studio at Manhattan’s Hudson Yards the other day, but the fashion designer Michelle Smith pulled off her “Legalize Equality” sweatshirt, baring toned limbs. She was hot. For the second time that day, she was front row and center in a spin class taught by her girlfriend, the platinum-haired star instructor Stacey Griffith.

“You are the pebble, you are the water, you are the ripple,” Ms. Griffith said into a headset, as tourists gawked and snapped pictures and Ms. Smith pedaled diligently.

The power couple had more glamorous outings before the pandemic

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Your design tells a story

Every hospital tells a story. No, not the ones about your clients, pets, and coworkers that you share over dinner. We’re talking about the story that the look and feel of your physical practice tells about the quality of medicine you provide, your atmosphere, your personality, and your attention to detail.

Bulger Veterinary Hospital in Lawrence, Massachusetts, tells a tale of high-tech, high quality medicine, as read in the modern lines and features of the brand-new facility.

When the dvm360® Hospital Design Competition judges read Bulger Veterinary Hospital’s riveting story, they agreed it was a “bestseller” and awarded the hospital

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Take a look at a minimalist, transitional five-bedroom Dallas home in Midway Hollow

This minimalist and transitional home in Midway Hollow was built by Chris Sandlin Homes, a fourth-generation builder who has worked 13 years in the D-FW area. The home at 3842 Dunhaven is a five-bedroom, four-bathroom and one half-bathroom property with a black-and-white color palette and minimalist details.

With his background in custom building, Sandlin has had clients who will buy his spec homes before they’re completed so they can get in on the design and customize the home without the legwork of building an entire home from the ground up.

“Somebody could come to me and put their own stamp

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This Design-Savvy $28.5 Million Manhattan Townhouse Brings Open, Airy Space Downtown

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It’s safe to say that, these days, privacy is more sought-after than ever. And while New York City seems naturally more claustrophobic than other locales in that regard, you can make your home feel much more intimate by decamping from a condo and moving to a townhouse. Which is why 14 East 11th Street in Greenwich Village is worth a look at its $28.5 million price tag.

The 7,400-square-foot home was originally built in 1852 and has an Italianate façade. Inside, it’s not even slightly stuck in the past, as the previous owners

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Jen Atkin’s Latest Ouai Launch Was Inspired By Zoom Real Estate Tours


When you’re at someone’s house, do you ever take note of the hand soap in the bathroom? The scent, the bottle design, and whether or not it goes with the general theme of the decor? Jen Atkin does.

For OUAI’s expansion into hand care, the founder stealthy scoped out what hand soaps people were using the most via Zoom real estate tours, because in 2020, the only place anyone goes is from the bed to the couch.

“Towards the beginning of COVID, I was sneakily doing virtual house tours with real estate agents to find out the trends in

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This week Aston Martin revealed its first house design

This week on Dezeen, car brand Aston Martin revealed the first house designed as part of its Automotive Galleries and Lairs residential design service, which launched last year.

Designed as a collaboration between US studio S3 Architecture and the luxury carmaker, the angular black-cedar home is set to be built in Hudson Valley, New York.

It will be the first property built as part of the carmaker’s service that aims to design bespoke spaces for its clients to show off their most cherished motors.

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“Grandmaster of the white interior” Jan des Bouvrie dies aged 78

This week saw two high-profile

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New guidelines for replacing windows without removing exterior brick veneer

The Fenestration Manufacturers Association (FMA), the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA), and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have released a new document focused on replacement windows.

FMA/AAMA/WDMA 2710-20, Guidelines for the Full Frame Replacement of Windows without Removal of Exterior Brick Veneer covers windows replacement in residential and light commercial buildings of not more than three stories above grade. It pertains to structures using a membrane/drainage system, a surface barrier drainage, or a wall system without a reliable membrane drainage system.

The document is focused on the full frame replacement without removal of external brick veneer. It

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Your Guide to Handling Divorced Family Dynamics on Your Wedding Day

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Weddings bring families together in celebration, but when part of your family includes divorced parents who don’t get along, the idea of putting them in the same room may trigger visions of disaster instead of dancing. Experts agree the best way to avoid any uncomfortable situations between your parents is to be upfront and specific about expectations.

“When people are surprised, that’s when emotions tend to come out sideways,” says Karen Covy, a divorce adviser, attorney and coach in Chicago. She recommends updating each parent several times during the planning process about what’s expected during family photos, dances

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Downtown Design returns, reimagined for 2020

With a brand new hybrid programme featuring digital and physical elements, the Middle East’s leading fair for high quality design is back to reconnect design lovers with the thriving global contemporary design scene.

Launching November 9 during Dubai Design Week, Downtown Design’s new Digital Fair will allow both design professionals as well as enthusiasts from the Middle East and beyond to discover the latest collections from 150 international and regional design brands, and feature products that have been developed in collaboration with design stars from all over the world.

Over the past eight years and in a true representation of

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Drake’s Son Adonis Graham Gets Heartfelt Tributes For 3rd Birthday

Celebrity parents adore throwing over-the-top birthdays for their kids ― probably as much as we love getting incredibly jealous over said lavish celebrations, when they’re shared online.

Drake broke from that time-honoured tradition with a surprisingly low-key birthday tribute for his son, Adonis Graham, who turned three on Sunday.

Instead of flaunting Stormiworld-level extravagance or an expensive gift (à la Birkin bag for two-year-old Kulture), the Canadian musician posted a fairly low-key Instagram birthday tribute to his toddler.

The pair can be seen relaxing on the floor in the photo, surrounded by fairy lights and silver balloons― decorations that are

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Tesla Model 3 saloon – Interior & comfort 2020 review

Even more so than the Model S, the Model 3’s interior is a breath of fresh air. Tesla is famously a software company that makes cars, and the entire interior is focused around a beautiful 15-inch central touchscreen. Look for buttons or switches and you’ll only find a handful on the steering wheel controlling music and traditional electric window switches on the doors.

You control all of the car’s functions via the touchscreen. It displays all of the essential information for the driver, including speed, range and location. The system is slick, with little or no lag, but it can

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Vauxhall’s latest Crossland arrives with bold exterior design

Vauxhall latest Crossland compact SUV has arrived, dropping the ‘X’ moniker used on its predecessor.

The new Crossland, which is set to arrive in the UK early next year, brings a bold new exterior look which takes many cues from the recently-revealed Mokka.

New LED headlights and the redesigned Vauxhall badge sit at the front, while at the rear you’ll find tinted lights and a gloss-black tailgate surface.

Available with either 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels, the Crossland also features front and rear skid plates for a more rugged look. A sporty SRi variant will also benefit from a black

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NerdWallet: Minimalist tips to maximize the holidays | Business News

Millennial Money: Minimalist tips to maximize the holidays

Shoppers walk past a storefront with seasonal holiday products in Santa Clarita, California, in 2019.

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

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Stars of A&E flipping show overhauled this Natick mid-century modern. See inside.

33 Indian Ridge Road, Natick

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Style: Mid-century modern

Year built: 1967

Square feet: 3,380 (includes the garage)

Beds: 5

Baths: 3 full, 1 half

Water/sewer: Public/private

Taxes: To be determined

For this mid-century modern house, which counts the Charles River as a backyard neighbor, 2020 is the new 1967. Built 53 years ago, the home recently underwent a vibrant revival that retained its trapezoid-like shape, sloping roofline, and the original conviction that you should use large plate-glass windows to let in the sun and nature.

Elsewhere, though, the redesign by Peter and Desi

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12 Large Storage Baskets for Bedding 2020 | The Strategist

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In our advice column, Ask the Strategist, we take your most burning shopping questions and survey friends, call up experts, and draw on our own personal experience to answer them. As always, please email any online-shopping-related queries to [email protected] with the subject Ask the Strategist — we’re here to help.

I would love to find a large open basket or bin

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Anton Anger’s Studio Meadow Welcomes 3sixteen to New York with Refined Nolita Space

A striking archway separates the main retail area at the front of the store from the private back room used for personal styling appointments. Photography by Colby Edwards.

Anton Anger, a former Roman & Williams designer currently in a senior position at Studio Tack, decided he needed another creative outlet, and founded the small but mighty Studio Meadow. Dedicated to working closely with clientele on the pursuit of creating genuine human connections within a space, Studio Meadow’s latest boutique project, contemporary menswear store 3sixteen’s Manhattan flagship, expands his work with repeat client and long-time friend, owner Andrew Chen.

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W-B Area probing cracks in exterior of new high school | News

Wilkes-Barre Area School District is investigating cracks discovered in the masonry exterior of the new high school under construction in Plains Twp., Solicitor Raymond Wendolowski said Tuesday.

The cracks are up by the roof of the structure and are not related to the foundation, Wendolowski said. Contractors will pay to fix any problems, so district costs should not exceed the project’s $121 million budget, Wendolowski said.

The investigation and potential repair work are not expected to delay the project, Wendolowski said. Construction began in April 2019 and is expected to be done by the summer of 2021.

The school board

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