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Archive for 30 abril 2021

Upper West Side Apartment

Located in New York’s Upper West Side, this chic apartment has been completely redesigned by Crystal Sinclair Designs.

The owners are a married couple, (they just celebrated their two year wedding anniversary!) both named Chris. The couple are avid travelers, with Paris being high up on our list of best-loved destinations (a huge design influence for their NYC apartment). They also love Hawaii and were married on the North Shore of Kauai in 2018 surrounded by 30 of their closest friends and family.

Chris A and Chris P were still looking for their new space when we first met over coffee. We started work immediately after they closed on the new acquired space, which was dated feeling a bit 1995. The apartment was in great condition; it just didn’t reflect the new owners whatsoever.

Source: homeadore.com

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2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland

Toyota wants its minivan to be seen as an SUV. The 2022 Toyota Sienna Woodland Special Edition introduced Tuesday comes with distinct styling, standard all-wheel drive, and more ground clearance than the Toyota Sienna minivan redesigned for 2021. It does not come with a winch or knobby 33-inch mud terrain tires. We can imagine, though. 

The 2022 Sienna Woodland Special Edition can be had in black metallic paint or a Cement color exclusive to the special edition but reminiscent of the Lunar Rock color available on 2021 Toyota TRD Pro models such as the 2021 Toyota 4Runner. It uses the same hybrid powertrain as the 2021 Toyota Sienna, consisting of a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine paired with an electric motor that makes 245 hp and gets 35 mpg combined with all-wheel drive. The Woodland has the same 3,500-pound tow rating as the AWD Sienna. 

Source: Robert Duffer: thecarconnection.com/news/…

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A Mermaid in Paris (2020)

Source: ofallingstar

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Maurice Denis, a French painter and writer whoes theories contributed to the foundations of cubism, fauvism, and abstract art.

Medium: oil,canvas

Source: artist-denis

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2022 Volkswagen Taos

New for 2022, the Taos fills the gap as the smallest vehicle in Volkswagen’s growing SUV family, and joins dozens of small SUV or subcompact crossover competitors.

Smaller than the Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover, the Taos seats five with a roomier cabin than the Hyundai Kona, Kia Seltos, Chevy Trailblazer, and Mazda CX-30. The 37.9 inches of rear leg room is the same or better than larger compact crossovers such as the Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4, and the 28.1 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seat is more voluminous than the next largest competitor, the 2021 Jeep Compass.

More info: thecarconnection.com/news/…

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Flat in Raval, Barcelona, Spain

Flat in Raval is a cozy 50 sqm home located in Barcelona, Spain, designed in 2019 by Cláudia de Sousa – Interior Design.

The clients who are a young couple without children, have asked us to help them with the decoration of their small apartment in the Raval neighborhood so that they could make the most of the space and also so that their apartment would transmit to them what they were looking for so much, a Coquettish refuge that transmits tranquility and harmony in the middle of the bustling neighborhood of El Raval.


For this effect, we look for light tones but with character and we use natural and solid wood that gives warmth and a touch of luxury. The walls will be left in an off-white color and a textured wallpaper has been placed in the room simulating raffia in brown tones that contrast with dusty pinks, natural wood and white.

Source: homeadore.com

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Vintage: Air France, Concorde

For more than six years- since the signing of a cooperation agreement on 29 November 1962 – the Franco-British supersonic aircraft programme had fascinated the entire world. The design and construction had been successfully carried out by Sud-Aviation and British Aircraft Corporation. That of the jet engines by Rolls-Royce and Snecma. Among other headaches, the challenge of overheating structures at supersonic speeds had to be dealt with and they had overcome it.

001 was presented to the world in late 1967, at which point testing could be accelerated, overseen in Toulouse by chief test pilot André Turcat – then in-flight test director at Sud-Aviation -, who was naturally chosen to pilot 001. Alongside him was an elite crew comprising co-pilot Jacques Guignard, navigator-engineer Henri Perrier and Michel Rétif, the chief flight engineer.

At 3:40pm, the aircraft began its run, its four afterburners sending it roaring up into the skies above Toulouse, flying a wide loop escorted by a Gloster Meteor which transmitted live TV images of the aircraft in flight. After 28 minutes in the air, Concorde touched down before the cheering crowds, with a smiling André Turcat telling the press, in his characteristic understated manner that “the aircraft flies well”.

Concorde – figures and facts

– “Concord” or “Concorde”? The word means “agreement” in French and English. In 1967, British Secretary of State for Technology, Tony Benn, decided that Concorde would take a final “E”, which stood for “Excellence”, “England”, “Europe” and “Entente cordiale”!

– January 21, 1976 – first commercial flight between Paris and Rio de Janeiro via Dakar.
May 31, 2003 – last commercial flight between New York and Paris.

– June 30 1973 – chief test pilot André Turcat, followed the total solar eclipse at the controls of the F-BFVA (Concorde 001 – first serial aircraft delivered to Air France in 1976).

– In his book about the supersonic aircraft, André Turcat emphasized that “the housewife’s Teflon frying pan, fiberglass offshore rig bearings, machine tools or pleasure boats, push bars and connecting rods in the automotive industry have widely benefitted from the Concorde’s technical advances”.

– 1976 – to celebrate the supersonic jet’s arrival, the design of a new uniform – intended for the Concorde stewardesses – was entrusted to the Jean Patou fashion design house.

– Concorde is synonymous with style and prestige. No fewer than three prestigious designers took it in turns to design the cabin’s interior – Raymond Loewy, Pierre Gautier-Delaye and Andrée Putman. The CDG lounge seats were designed by Le Corbusier and the in-flight tableware was signed by Christofle.

– In the collective memory, Concorde connected Paris New York in 3 hours 45 minutes. But Concorde also flew to Havana, Rio de Janeiro, Dakar, Caracas, Mexico, Washington, Dallas, to name but a few.

– In 1992, Air France carried the Olympic flame between Greece and France, by Concorde! The flame thus broke a record by maintaining the speed of 600m/second between Athens and Greece for 55 minutes. Enclosed in a container, the flame was kept alight by a special fuel designed by Air France to avoid any risk of accident.

– Concorde’s father, Lucien Servanty, died in Toulouse in 1973 at the age of 64 without having ever flown aboard this plane.

– The Concorde in a few figures:

Capacity: 100 passengers
Length inside the cabin: 2.63 metres
Speed: 2,200 km/h, i.e. twice the speed of sound (Mach 2.02)
Total length: 62.19 metres
Wingspan: 25.56 metres
Wing surface: 358.25 sq. m
Empty weight: 79.265 tonnes
Cruising altitude: 16,000 to 18,000 m
Noise level on take-off: 119.4 décibels
Consumption per passenger: estimated at between 14 and 17 litres per 100 kilometres flown (four times higher than a current passenger aircraft – 4 litres/100 km on average -)
Air France flight hours: 90,087
Air France landings: 33,183
Number of passengers carried by Air France: 1,414292

Text: corporate.airfrance.com

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Casa Balboni, Venice, Italy

Casa Balboni originally designed by Carlo Scarpa has been redesigned in 2020 by Map Studio. The house is situated in Venice, Italy.

Towards the end of 2017 we were commissioned to restore Balboni’s House by Carlo Scarpa in Venice. His work is announced on the front facing the garden with a prominent reinforced concrete avant-corps, which encloses the entrances to the house.

On the ground floor, the spacious living room reveals the whole width of the house and overlooks the terrace on the Grand Canal, most of all the floorings are in Prun stone slabs with strips of Lasa marble in good conditions. All the walls and ceilings of the house, apart from those of the service areas on the ground floor, were originally finished with ivory-white Venetian-style stucco lucido.

Source: homeadore.com

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