Flower design – Twillas Tiny Treasures http://twillastinytreasures.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 01:27:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://twillastinytreasures.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/icon-1.png Flower design – Twillas Tiny Treasures http://twillastinytreasures.com/ 32 32 Laramie students design ornaments for National Christmas Tree Park | Regional News https://twillastinytreasures.com/laramie-students-design-ornaments-for-national-christmas-tree-park-regional-news/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 20:15:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/laramie-students-design-ornaments-for-national-christmas-tree-park-regional-news/ One of the trees in the National Christmas Tree Park in Washington, DC, decorated with ornaments made by school children. Courtesy picture Students at Beitel Elementary School in Laramie have designed unique ornaments to celebrate Wyoming – and these ornaments will adorn 58 small trees that surround the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. From […]]]>






One of the trees in the National Christmas Tree Park in Washington, DC, decorated with ornaments made by school children.




Students at Beitel Elementary School in Laramie have designed unique ornaments to celebrate Wyoming – and these ornaments will adorn 58 small trees that surround the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.

From state flowers to notable landmarks, American students have designed unique ornaments to celebrate the places they call home. The trees represent states, territories, and schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education and the Department of Defense Education Activity.

The America Celebrates ornamental program is an annual collaboration of the National Park Service, the US Department of Education, and the National Park Foundation (NPF). Each federal partner worked within their organization to facilitate the identification of elementary, middle and high schools to participate in the America Celebrates program. The project is funded by the FNP.

The National Christmas Tree Lighting has strong ties to education.

  • In 1923, a letter arrived at the White House from the District of Columbia Public Schools proposing that a decorated Christmas tree be placed on the South Lawn of the White House. On Christmas Eve that year, President Calvin Coolidge walked from the Oval Office to the Ellipse and pressed a button that lit the first national Christmas tree.

  • During World War II, wartime restrictions meant that no new ornaments were purchased for the national Christmas tree in 1942. Students in Washington, D.C. donated ornaments that would complement the use of ornaments reused from previous years.

  • This year, more than 2,600 students participated in the America Celebrates adornment program! The pupils, aged 4 to 19, discovered the places where they feel at home. From history and ecological wonders to exploring different artistic mediums, these student adornments are a staple of this holiday.

Since 1973, the National Christmas Tree has been a living tree that can be seen year-round in President’s Park – one of 423 national parks in the United States!

One of the highlights of the National Christmas Tree experience is the America Celebrates exhibit. You are invited to see the national Christmas tree and the ornaments of the 58 trees up close from December 2 to January 1, 2023. Can’t come in person? Check out the President’s Park Facebook page for pictures of the ornaments!

In partnership with NPF, CBS will air the 2022 ceremony on Sunday, December 11 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The national Christmas tree lighting will also be available to the public on CBS.com beginning December 12.

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Lauren Makk – 360 MAGAZINE – GREEN | ART | MUSIC https://twillastinytreasures.com/lauren-makk-360-magazine-green-art-music/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 23:58:50 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/lauren-makk-360-magazine-green-art-music/ DIY + Design + Lifestyle Lauren Makk, HGTV host and DIY expert, is taking the design world by storm with her unique and accessible take on luxury design and DIY. Listen to Lauren Makk’s interview RSS/SPOTIFY You don’t often hear the words ‘DIY’ and ‘Luxury’ in the same sentence, but that’s because we didn’t know…until […]]]>

DIY + Design + Lifestyle

Lauren Makk, HGTV host and DIY expert, is taking the design world by storm with her unique and accessible take on luxury design and DIY.

Listen to Lauren Makk’s interview RSS/SPOTIFY

You don’t often hear the words ‘DIY’ and ‘Luxury’ in the same sentence, but that’s because we didn’t know…until now. A do-it-yourself expert, interior designer, and television host in Nashville, Tennessee, she captured the attention of fans with her budget-friendly approach to DIY and luxury design.

Lauren may be familiar to you from her appearances at various design shows such as Commercial spaces and ABC’s FABLifebut today, she is reintroducing herself and approaching the world of design with a unique perspective.

On her digital and social media platforms, Lauren reveals her best thrifty design tips and tricks, as well as her luxury DIY and redesign projects. Click HERE to see some of his work.

Lauren Mark’s goal is to change the stereotype of DIY in the past, which is why she insists on being an “Interior Re-Designer”, focusing on reusing common everyday materials in a way new, impressive and sophisticated. “I love being in the design game with depth and texture,” she says.

Her sincerity and dedication to making design affordable has earned her the title of “Home Girl Next Door”, where you can find many finds to decorate your home or anywhere else. She shared, “I want my space to really reflect who I am or who my client is.” Click HERE to see some of his creations, such as “Spring Inspired Floral Arrangement”.

“It all started with my great passion for graffiti”, admits Lauren. Her plan from an early age was to become an artist through a passion for design, which was encouraged at a young age by her mother, who helped her learn those domestic skills that Lauren masters today through her deep African-American roots in the South. . She draws inspiration from generations of housekeepers in her family. “My mom really instilled in me a passion for creating that feeling of HOME,” she says.

Oklahoma City native Lauren Makk grew up in the home improvement industry. “I have learned over the past two years how important our home is. This is our safe space,” she says. “I don’t care if you’ve been on vacation for two weeks or two years in prison. Everyone wants to go home because that’s where people feel safe,” she adds. Lauren and her mother liked to flip houses like a stampede.

Drawing on her years of experience in construction, she wanted to combine her three innate talents for DIY, design and art to create her renowned firm Lauren Makk Interiorsspecialized in “Accessible Luxury”.

Makk is now leveraging its brand and influence to take DIY and design to a whole new level. Indeed, it is currently judging the talent of young builders on Shop the class for Disney+ and Design Star: new generation on HGTV, among other shows.

Makk’s distinct perspective and experience set him apart from others in the industry. “Honestly, I feel like design is my focus here on Earth,” she says.

Congratulations Lauren on your 1.5 years of sobriety. We are always here for you.

For updates on future DIY projects, programs, tips or tricks, feel free to follow her on her digital platforms

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Philomath approves design for park honoring deceased Vietnam War veteran https://twillastinytreasures.com/philomath-approves-design-for-park-honoring-deceased-vietnam-war-veteran/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 16:10:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/philomath-approves-design-for-park-honoring-deceased-vietnam-war-veteran/ Philomath officials have approved design concepts for a memorial park honoring a deceased Vietnam War veteran. SPC. Paul “Jeff” Cochran graduated from Philomath High with the class of 1966, attending the US Army Airborne School before deploying to South Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. Thinking of home, Cochran wrote to his grandmother from the […]]]>

Philomath officials have approved design concepts for a memorial park honoring a deceased Vietnam War veteran.

SPC. Paul “Jeff” Cochran graduated from Philomath High with the class of 1966, attending the US Army Airborne School before deploying to South Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division.

Thinking of home, Cochran wrote to his grandmother from the war zone in March 1968, wondering if flowers were blooming in Philomath. He was killed in action in an enemy ambush on May 1, 1968, just five months after arriving in the country. He is buried in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

Fifty years later, Gold Star mother Beverly Durham donated Cochran’s teenage home on the corner of College Street and North 16th Street to the town of Philomath to become a park named for her late son: Paul J. Cochran Veterans Memorial Park.

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“I’m really excited to take the next step, to have a contractor on board who is going to work with these volunteers and these groups that really make this a community project,” said City Manager Chris Workman, thanking the park staff and supporters for their collective efforts. .






A concept drawing of the Paul J. Cochran Veterans Memorial Park.


Image courtesy of City of Philomath


Durham died in 2018 at age 90. She moved to Philomath in the 1960s and worked at Oregon State University for more than 20 years, earning two master’s degrees. Durham’s daughter Shane Fritz worked with the city and then Mayor Eric Niemann to fulfill her mother’s wishes.

The city signed on for the project received a grant from State Parks to build and install the memorial and a flagpole area, according to a staff report. American Legion Marys River Post 100 expressed its support and defense of grants to fund the project in a Nov. 8 letter to city council.

LandCurrent, designer of Flossie Overman Park, along with city staff and park board members finalized a conceptual design based on feedback from local veterans groups and the community, according to the staff report. Design features include benches, a flower garden, flag poles, a bronze plaque and a granite monument.







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A concept drawing of the Paul J. Cochran Veterans Memorial Park.


Image courtesy of City of Philomath


The staff report notes that other desired features include landscaping, more benches, a gazebo, a nature area, a climbing feature, and swings. The city has budgeted $248,100 in park development costs this year for the park. Supporters of the park secured donations of materials and volunteer labor to help with construction.

The city council must review and approve construction management proposals before a contractor is chosen to build the park. Construction is expected to be substantially complete by the end of the fiscal year, according to the staff report.

Philomath City Council members unanimously approved the designs for the park at their meeting on Monday, November 14. They also voted to have all play structures in the park designed for accessibility. City staff provide additional opportunities for community members to comment on design features early in the project.

Cody Mann covers the towns of Corvallis and Philomath. He can be reached at 541-812-6113 or Cody.Mann@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter via @News_Mann_.

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New Utah Flag Design Proposal Features Golden Nod to Beehive State https://twillastinytreasures.com/new-utah-flag-design-proposal-features-golden-nod-to-beehive-state/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 19:28:28 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/new-utah-flag-design-proposal-features-golden-nod-to-beehive-state/ A task force tasked with choosing a new state flag for Utah has announced its favorite, offering to send the new design to the state legislature for final approval. Utah’s new flag would feature a prominent gold beehive in the middle over a series of blue, white and red horizontal stripes. The design could become […]]]>

A task force tasked with choosing a new state flag for Utah has announced its favorite, offering to send the new design to the state legislature for final approval.

Utah’s new flag would feature a prominent gold beehive in the middle over a series of blue, white and red horizontal stripes.

The design could become the official state flag as early as early next year, provided lawmakers approve it.

The proposal comes after several years of sometimes contentious debates over whether Utah needed a flag and what it should include. Lawmakers created a special task force for the job, with members then holding months of reviews and receiving thousands of submissions from the public.

The proposed new state flag for the state of Utah includes symbols for red rock, snow-capped mountains, blue sky, and an industrious beehive.  The Utah Legislature is expected to consider formalizing the new flag in its next session.

In the spring, Utahns submitted more than 7,000 flag designs and descriptions, and then a group of volunteer designers narrowed those ideas down to 20 semi-finalists.

In the fall, more than 44,000 Utah residents expressed their opinion on these semifinal models in a poll. Respondents identified key symbols and colors that could represent Utah’s common identity.

“This is the first time in (our) history that we have had a flag that has public participation, lots of public participation,” Governor Spencer Cox said. “The public built this flag.”

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Visit 5 Spectacular Delhi Farms That Combine Nature With Exquisite Design https://twillastinytreasures.com/visit-5-spectacular-delhi-farms-that-combine-nature-with-exquisite-design/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 04:01:16 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/visit-5-spectacular-delhi-farms-that-combine-nature-with-exquisite-design/ The House of Light emerged from Charles’ sketchbook as a swirling figure eight. Unlike normal houses based on square or rectangle, this house breaks all boundaries in its circular spiral shape. At its heart, a courtyard represents the strong center of gravity that brings the international couple and their three children back to India, their […]]]>

The House of Light emerged from Charles’ sketchbook as a swirling figure eight. Unlike normal houses based on square or rectangle, this house breaks all boundaries in its circular spiral shape. At its heart, a courtyard represents the strong center of gravity that brings the international couple and their three children back to India, their spiritual and real home. An infinity pool closes that figure eight.

Ashish Sahi

Ashish Sahi

“Since the Mughals, so many handicrafts have not been commissioned in all of India,” says Rajeev as, inside and out, Misras revives age-old Indian craftsmanship with his creations contemporary. Now, the mirrored thikri tiles that adorned centuries-old Indian palaces cover a contemporary cabinet at the entrance and line a skylight to effectively bring the sky down into the prayer hall. Hand-milled Indian stone terrazzo floors and wooden doors adorned with concentric circles and inlaid brass hexagons create a bold backdrop. – Nonie Niesewand

Read also : 4 Luxurious Ahmedabad Villas That Embrace Nature and Bold Design

2. A two-storey farmhouse in South Delhi that elevates the modern bachelor pad

Aman Issar, founder and studio head of UnBox Design, was approached by his entrepreneur client and avid art collector to design his most recent acquisition, a two-storey farmhouse in South Delhi. Located in a serene and lush area, the farmhouse serves as both a residence and an office and reflects the warm personality of its owner.

Avesh Gaur

Considering the irrevocable shift to slow living after the pandemic, Issar manifested well-designed spaces that dialogue with nature. The Delhi Farm can be entered from a veranda which serves as a transitional space between the exterior and the private areas of the house. Designers have transformed this once vacant space into an outdoor lounge with woven jute chairs, pendant lights and hints of greenery that resonate with the Japandi aesthetic.

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Inside 6 Homes That Prove Traditional Interior Design and Modern Style Really Go Together https://twillastinytreasures.com/inside-6-homes-that-prove-traditional-interior-design-and-modern-style-really-go-together/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 18:19:04 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/inside-6-homes-that-prove-traditional-interior-design-and-modern-style-really-go-together/ “We’ll just fix it a bit.” That’s what Ashley Stark Kenner thought when she and husband Nick, founder and CEO of Just Salad, bought a townhouse on New York’s Upper East Side to make room for their growing family. . The iconic 19th-century building had a lot to offer: generous dimensions, a deep backyard and, […]]]>

“We’ll just fix it a bit.” That’s what Ashley Stark Kenner thought when she and husband Nick, founder and CEO of Just Salad, bought a townhouse on New York’s Upper East Side to make room for their growing family. . The iconic 19th-century building had a lot to offer: generous dimensions, a deep backyard and, a rarity among townhouses, lots of light. But when they first met with New York-based Lichten Architects, talks quickly turned to “gut renovation.”

“The facade was the only thing left,” Kenner says now, three years later. “For a while we had no roof. We had no floor. We dug the basement, we added a top floor, we added terraces. If I showed you the before and after, you’d be like, ‘What?’ »

As senior vice president of design and creative director of eight-decade-old textile titan Stark, she knew exactly what she wanted. And with a totally blank slate, she didn’t have to compromise. “I had a vision and I stuck to it,” says Kenner, calling her aesthetic “laid back, organic, beachy, a bit French.”

Working closely with Kenner, architects Andrew Friedman and Kevin Lichten created a floor plan that worked for family living and, as Friedman explains, “felt loft-like and modern but still felt like a townhouse. traditional town”. That sensibility extended to the decor, led by New York firm Aman & Meeks (with a heavy hand from Kenner herself). —Hannah Martin

The formal living room was designed as a setting for the owners’ frequent meetings, so Huh spared no expense in furnishing the space. From the custom-designed pomegranate patterned rug, Huh constructed a rich yet cheerful palette of pale oranges, peaches and soft pinks. When it comes to furniture, she mixed the eras, pairing pieces such as Art Deco Dedar upholstered Bergere chairs by Karl Kemp with a vintage Murano blown-glass chandelier and a standing Aphrodite in ancient Greek terracotta, which overlooks the custom sofa with fabric from Brunschwig et Fils. .

Photo: Jacob Snavely

When two born and bred West Coasters moved to New York, their goal was to bring with them the sunny atmosphere of a life lived near the Pacific. To ward off homesickness and stay true to their roots, they turned to New York designer Young Huh to inject Californian vibes into one of the most unlikely places: a skyscraper towering over one of the Manhattan’s most popular: Central Park. . “Since the clients were moving, they asked me to keep the design very light, bright and airy,” Huh says of the couple, who moved to accommodate the husband’s job in finance. The final result ? A beautiful Park Avenue pad that perfectly blends Californian spirit with a dose of New York drama.

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Dubai: Here’s how to design and beautify your homes – News https://twillastinytreasures.com/dubai-heres-how-to-design-and-beautify-your-homes-news/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 14:06:41 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/dubai-heres-how-to-design-and-beautify-your-homes-news/ Play by the rules when experimenting with trends, but stay focused on creating a space that’s uniquely you. Published: Sat, Nov 5, 2022, 6:06 PM Last update: Sat 5 Nov 2022, 6:21 PM Interior designer and decorator Albert Hadley once said, “The essence of interior design will always be about people and their way of […]]]>

Play by the rules when experimenting with trends, but stay focused on creating a space that’s uniquely you.



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Interior designer and decorator Albert Hadley once said, “The essence of interior design will always be about people and their way of life. It’s about the realities of what makes an environment appealing, civilized and meaningful, not fashion or what’s trendy or what’s not. It’s not an easy job.” And we couldn’t help but agree. Yes, trends rule our choices, but basic design rules shouldn’t be overlooked when furnishing a a space to live in. Experts from the United Arab Emirates have shed some light on the subject.

The rule of seven

An aesthetically appointed room has seven elements: balance, unity, rhythm, emphasis, contrast, scale, proportion, and detail. What is the most important according to the experts? “Each element plays a crucial role in decorating an indoor/outdoor space. However, “balance” and “details” are the most important elements. Balance creates unity and details personalize the space. Often, aesthetically finished spaces are built with three things in mind: balance, proportion of furniture, and appropriate scale of products. This is especially evident in large rooms when the selection of products, colors and finishes is not balanced,” said Luiza Jodziewicz, regional interior design manager, Al-Futtaim IKEA. “The answer to that can be very subjective. Weighing all the options, the most important next to scale would be the details. Adding accents and small details brings personality and life to your room. The beauty of this is the story behind each carefully selected object in its given space. Details play a role in design repetition, such as textures, colors, shapes and finishes, creating harmony in any room,” said Rhena Ahmadie, Senior Visual Merchandiser, Crate and Barrel, UAE.

“Room aesthetics, much like most things, needs a balance that engenders positivity, translating into comfort and contentment. The most important element is visual balance, adorned with punchy details. Balance provides a soothing aura and is easy on the eyes. Overly detailed and unbalanced pieces often tend to be shocking and create a frustrating environment to enter,” said Richard Snowball, Managing Director, Royal Furniture, UAE “Contrast stands out the most for us. The contrast of textures, shapes and colors is what brings dimension and points of interest to a room. Brought together in a skillful and tasteful way, these dimensions create a real sense of depth, balance and warmth in an interior space,” said Amy Durnford, founder of Custom No. 9, a Dubai-based bespoke furniture and interiors brand. dimension one can be achieved through contrasting elements via deep pile carpet textures combined with coffee tables with a clean and minimalist design, “Scalloped or rounded shapes can contrast nicely with straight lines to add visual depth, while textured fabric cushions are again layered on linen sofas. provide a dimension level. The skill is in making sure these textures match and complement each other rather than clash. Luiza added how important the quality of the finish is, which is also considered a detail: “Even a well-designed space with poorly finished interiors will detract from the final look and effect of the space.”

Dubai, watch out for these trends and tips

Soft curves and rounded edges are the most notable trends to watch in Dubai. Richard shared how experts believe curved furniture can enhance well-being and also evoke emotional calm and happiness: “Smoother curves often speak of a warm and comfortable environment giving a sense of ‘home’ to those in the room.” Rhena explained how, when dressing a room, one should choose a central piece as a focal point and then use design to frame and enhance that room: “That central element can be a sofa, a chair accent, a wall decoration, an item you brought back from your travels or a coffee table.This again touches on the detail element because with a modern or eclectic design, each piece is carefully thought out and has its own space. like having your own little art gallery, where furniture becomes the centrepiece. Amy added: “We definitely follow global trends in interiors and furniture, but there is an emerging scene here of amazing designers who are making a name for themselves by setting their own trends.” Rhena added, “There are three trends to watch: mid-century modern, eclectic and minimalist design. playful lines, neutral hues and two-tone statements.

In Dubai, are we more inclined to follow global or Middle Eastern trends?

“Dubai’s creative scene is thriving as it becomes a more established city, and the creative community is starting to believe in itself/pushing itself to come up with bolder designs. Dubai as a city is increasingly encouraging plus local creativity, and the ripple effect of that will see growth as we set our own trends here,” Amy said. At Al-Futtaim IKEA, they refer to global trends while maintaining the style of the brand across product lines, “Dubai is a multicultural city associated with cultural diversity. Although a large majority of Dubai residents tend to prefer the more glamorous lifestyle, more and more communities are now seeking products and finishes that create soft, neutral, dessert-inspired spaces,” said Luiza.

“Simply put, access to social media impacts what gets created; and it works in favor of brands, where they can take an idea that works elsewhere in the world, add a localization twist and share it with their audience,” added Richard. Rhena has noticed how Middle Eastern or Arabesque geometric shapes are finding their way into modern design and even architecture in so many beautiful ways, but Dubai continues to root itself in the design community, developing its own distinct imprint. as East meets West, “Dubai is such an eclectic city. With that comes the opportunity for great creativity and inspiration from many cultures and influences. It is an incubation of innovation and modernization.

Last word to remember

“Although we love to relax in beautiful hotels, we strive every day to ensure that our interiors match our preferences and reflect our character. Out of habit, we like to collect small decorations, sculptures and souvenirs. In reality, minimalist interiors are not devoid of it. Details such as a picture frame, a sculpture or even an ordinary flower can complement an interior, making the space exceptional and unique,” ​​Luiza added.

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4 Cutting-Edge Cannabis Stores & Dispensaries https://twillastinytreasures.com/4-cutting-edge-cannabis-stores-dispensaries/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 16:40:52 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/4-cutting-edge-cannabis-stores-dispensaries/ As North America’s cannabis consumer landscape evolves, so do its temples. Inviting retail spaces and lounges reinterpret a residential sensibility to create a more accessible market, where equity is more vital than ever. Newcomers like Rose Mary Jane, an upcoming cannabis retail and consumer experience in Oakland, Calif., will serve as a dedicated hub promoting […]]]>

As North America’s cannabis consumer landscape evolves, so do its temples. Inviting retail spaces and lounges reinterpret a residential sensibility to create a more accessible market, where equity is more vital than ever.

Newcomers like Rose Mary Jane, an upcoming cannabis retail and consumer experience in Oakland, Calif., will serve as a dedicated hub promoting black, brown and female ownership. Designed by Chicago firm Curioso, the store, lounge and garden will reinforce the brand’s connection to the natural environment. “We see cannabis expanding nightlife culture in a different way,” says Nina Grondin, Partner and Co-Founder. “It overlaps this space of leisure and well-being. There’s this evolution of moving away from binge drinking and staying out late and merging a bit of pampering and wellness into our drinking culture.

Rose Mary Jane, shown in a rendering, will include a shop, lounge and garden

Indeed, the marijuana trade is expected to add nearly $100 billion to the U.S. economy in 2022, rising to $155 billion by 2026, according to analysis by MJBiz Factbook. (MJBiz is a sister company to Hospitality Design.) Here we look at four concepts that are setting a new standard in forward-thinking design for a more inclusive industry.

Green QweenLos Angeles

A disco ball embedded in the back wall adds a touch of glamor to Green Qween

Green Qween is causing a stir in downtown Los Angeles, reanimating a 1930s Art Deco structure into a vibrant yet sophisticated space dedicated to LGBTQ+ and BIPOC-owned cannabis brands. Described as “colorful, whimsical, fluid and playful”, the retail location channels a spa day in the Emerald City with dimensional geometry and iridescent finishes accented by natural light and a grandiose disco ball embedded in a back wall. “[Green Qween founders Andrés Rigal and Taylor Bazley] wanted to strike the perfect balance between a tasteful celebration of the building’s aesthetic heritage, the functionality required of a cannabis retail operation, and the elevated aesthetic of the local community that represents DTLA,” says Randy Simmen, Head of of design for Woodbridge, Ontario- based on SevenPoint Interiors. “From the disco ball to the budtenders’ aprons that match the color scheme, the design evokes a sense of welcome and light unlike any other dispensary in Los Angeles.”

Green Qween is wrapped in a soothing palette of blue and apricot tones

Refreshing hues of blue and apricot juxtapose display cases shaped by metal tubing and crisp white detailing. Each element is placed in a retro-futuristic setting that nods to the brand’s queer roots. “We focused on playful color blocking and large-scale repetition of arches and fixtures to create an elevated store-to-store experience,” adds Desmond Chan, Creative Director of Sevenpoint. “Although the rainbows don’t cover any surface of the dispensary, the dichroic accents paint the space in a prism of light throughout the day.”

Bud’s Goods and ProvisionsWatertown, MA

Geometric light fixtures descend from a cavernous ceiling to illuminate a flower bud table in Bud’s Goods & Provisions Library

Housed on the ground floor of a multi-family residential structure in Watertown, Massachusetts, Bud’s Goods & Provisions is defined by accessibility. The space is designed by New York-based Brand Bureau (an AvroKO company) with a focus on education to de-stigmatize the cannabis landscape and present the storefront – and residences – in the most welcoming way possible. “Original New England” was a guiding framework for the project, which reimagines colonial homes in the area through materials such as reflective mirrors, whitewash paint, soapstone, stained wood and rhythmic slats.

“With cannabis in particular, it’s a delicate balance of allowing the client to feel safe with familiarity references while providing opportunities for uniqueness,” says Hilary Miners, design lead of the environment for Brand Bureau. “It brings an unexpected and elevated aesthetic to the cannabis typology.”

Bud’s Goods & Provisions shelves showcase trinkets and put the company’s brand image front and center

Lined with white oak wood and charcoal soapstone, the pantry is reminiscent of a New England kitchen, with millwork and even a custom wood table stained the color of denim. The library revolves around a flower-bud table, echoing the materiality of the adjoining pantry while distinguishing itself with a cavernous ceiling fitted with whitewashed oak and an open slab that suspends geometric brass pendants. The checkout area, against a backdrop of stained glass windows, winks at the surrounding industrial buildings. “Bringing this domestic point of reference to both the design language and the experience allows the customer to feel a sense of comfort in incredibly foreign and pioneering territory,” says Miners. “This juxtaposition of the recognizable with the unknown – through the lens of modernized residential craftsmanship – is what sets Bud’s apart.”

The Artist’s Tree LoungeLos Angeles

For LA’s Artist Tree Lounge, a residential sensibility is achieved via floor-to-ceiling shelving and outdoor spaces

The only cannabis consumption space in Los Angeles, the Artist Tree Lounge is home to more than just retail. From a shop on the ground floor to a recreation room hosting programs like yoga or comedy classes, the outpost is equipped to put visitors at ease. “We drew inspiration from the design of some of Amsterdam’s original café concepts,” says Kevin Klein of his eponymous company based in Los Angeles and South Florida. “European cafes have always had an inherent friendliness and comfort that made you feel like you were at a close friend’s house.”

Custom stained glass doors with the Artist Tree logo welcome guests into an elegant setting, reminiscent of a European apartment. Mobile walls are installed at the front of the living room, connecting it to an outdoor patio lined with banquettes on multicolored cement tiles. “We thought it was important that when you officially walk into the living room, you were interacting with something imaginative and whimsical,” Klein adds. Large-format parquet floors cover the living room as well as vast floor-to-ceiling bookcases filled with literature, accessories and other possessions. Communal tables are paired with modern seating that promises maximum comfort to customers.

Similar to a sushi bar, the mid-century-inspired bar at the back of the lounge makes a stylish statement as guests mingle with edibles, waxes, THC or CBD-infused cocktails, or even shots. gravity bong. “There’s simply no other place in town that can simultaneously serve you a joint, a cold brew, and a burger,” Klein says. “The design is unique because the concept is literally unique.”

Supermarket – The AnnexToronto

De Superette Annex in Toronto nods to old-school Italian delis

Touting a portfolio of nostalgic designs that reimagine the dispensary as a caricature of a supermarket, Superette has added its seventh location, known as the Annex, in Toronto. The latest iteration mirrors an Italian deli, with green and white checkered floors, fake autographed black and white photos of celebrities devouring pasta, and deli cases displaying cannabis products. “When creating Annex, the conversation focused on how we can take ideas and concepts that have worked for us in the past, but create a new thematic experience,” says Allyson Young, visual designer and head of merchandising at Superette. “We don’t use menus in this store. We want our customers to buy with their eyes.

The annex is characterized by checkerboard floors and pistachio hues

An oil can is recycled and vinyl-wrapped to serve as a welcome stand, echoing the Superette-brand tomato cans that line the shelves and hang above the Bud Bar. Instead of signage, a wall of pre-rolled joints and a beverage fridge also enliven the colorful 500-square-foot interior, while accessories like pipes take on food shapes, from eggplants to ice cream cones. Seating is also set up at the front of the store under large red pendant lights that contrast with the pistachio hues of the walls and floors. The motif is even developing into a partnership with local Jewish grocery store Rose & Sons, which can be contacted by customers of the Annex via a red telephone connected exclusively to the neighborhood institution. “Each Superette store follows the same aesthetic of being a fun, nostalgic, and stigma-free environment,” says Young. “We want our stores to feel familiar to customers by turning them into inviting spaces.”

This article originally appeared in the October 2022 issue of HD.

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The Power of Creative Design for Risk Management in Memory Care Communities https://twillastinytreasures.com/the-power-of-creative-design-for-risk-management-in-memory-care-communities/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 04:21:26 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/the-power-of-creative-design-for-risk-management-in-memory-care-communities/ A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be life-changing news and often evokes many emotions in the person with the disease and those close to them. The transition to a community or memory care unit can promote a better quality of life, but can still be an abrupt and anxiety-provoking time for everyone involved. […]]]>

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can be life-changing news and often evokes many emotions in the person with the disease and those close to them. The transition to a community or memory care unit can promote a better quality of life, but can still be an abrupt and anxiety-provoking time for everyone involved.

With creative design and intentional construction, that doesn’t have to be the case. Interactive models of memory care prioritize the dignity and purpose of the resident, but can also help mitigate risk to employees, creating a safer environment for all.

As a former nurse turned clinical risk management senior consultant and administrator of a memory care center, we have seen the impact that the layout and design of the community or unit can have on the residents. Senior residences and especially nursing homes are no longer the clinical, dull facilities of the past. They are dynamic and caring spaces where residents should be proud to live and loved ones should be delighted to visit. A few thoughtful, cost-effective upgrades can go a long way in transforming a community or memory care unit – and there are examples demonstrating their transformative power.

For example, unique life skills stations designed in a 10,000 square foot “memory support neighborhood” allow residents to keep their minds active in the Cindy Springs memory care neighborhood in the Masonic Village of Burlington. , a life plan community in New Jersey. In this type of model, designers created living and destination stations that mimicked aspects of home and community to create meaningful engagement for residents, which helped them retain their skills and talents. Just steps down the neighborhood hallway, residents can choose between taking a “trip” to the post office to run errands, fold laundry, pick flowers or build with safety tools in a workshop. These seemingly mundane activities go a long way towards making residents feel connected to themselves, even if they aren’t able to do them as independently as they once could.

Visual-spatial and tactile design elements provide interactive environments, such as an office space or nursery, that remind residents of their past. This allows families to interact with their loved one in a comfortable and relaxed setting while sharing a task. Stations also help foster a sense of community with other residents, creating spaces to interact with one another. The aim is to spark long-term memories, with each station deliberately designed to spark thought, recreate moments of happiness and help caregivers learn more about each resident.

It also protects the care team by managing the conditions in which residents may inadvertently put themselves or others at risk. If a resident begins to behave in a certain way, they can be guided quickly, safely and easily to another station, away from other residents, so they can maintain brain stimulation while still having the space they need. to ground and calm down.

Boredom and loneliness can also trigger certain behaviors, but the variety of life skill stations ensures that there are always multiple areas and activities to stay engaged throughout the day. This ultimately reduces the risk of agitation, falls, fighting and running away, which promotes a safer work environment for the care team, always a top priority for any memory care center administrator.

The 14-room ward is intentionally small for now, but it offers a glimpse into the future of communities and memory care units. At Cindy Springs, we’ve seen benefits to the resident experience and how intentional design supports caregivers’ ability to provide quality care while also protecting their safety.

Dignity-centered — for everybody – does not need to require a massive overhaul or facelift of facilities. It’s about looking for actionable areas of improvement that have an impact – one life skill station at a time.

Bette M. McNee, BSN, RN, NHA, is Senior Clinical Risk Management Consultant at Graham Company.

Cindy Shemansky is Deputy Executive Director and Administrator of Masonic Village in Burlington.

The opinions expressed in each McKnight Senior Residence guest column are those of the author and are not necessarily those of McKnight Senior Residence.

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Good Weekend 2022 art & design gift guide https://twillastinytreasures.com/good-weekend-2022-art-design-gift-guide/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 04:50:00 +0000 https://twillastinytreasures.com/good-weekend-2022-art-design-gift-guide/ Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size FUN, desirable handicrafts in zesty colors and earthy tones. 1. State of Escape Micro neoprene bag, built to last, designed to dispose of seasonal waste and made to order, $199, stateofescape.com 2. Range of ‘Produce’ candles, designed and handcrafted by Wollongong designer Madeleine Hoy, from $32, nonnasgrocer.com […]]]>

FUN, desirable handicrafts in zesty colors and earthy tones.

1. State of Escape Micro neoprene bag, built to last, designed to dispose of seasonal waste and made to order, $199, stateofescape.com

2. Range of ‘Produce’ candles, designed and handcrafted by Wollongong designer Madeleine Hoy, from $32, nonnasgrocer.com

3. A5 leather journal made in Australia with a design by Indigenous artist Lucy Simpson of Gaawaa Miyay Designs. Refillable tampon is made from 100% recycled post-consumer waste, $46, Corbanblair.com.au

4. Dinosaur Designs handmade malachite and black horn resin bracelets, $55-$350, dinosaurdesigns.com.au

5. 3D Big Tear Drop Vase 3D printed in PLA (corn starch) with recycled bottle insert to hold water and flowers, $120, upcycledglassware.com.au

6. Great Mate Starter Kit: home compostable food wrap that breaks down in 180 days, leaving no microplastics behind, and dispenser made from 33 recycled PET bottles, $35, greatwrap.com.au

seven. Sculpture of Dion Horstmans made from strong 5mm galvanized round bar on a 150mm diameter base, $1575, dionhorstmans.com

8. Dinosaur Designs large resin branch vase in the desert, $450, dinosaurdesigns.com.au

9. Australian-made natural rubber thongs, designed for comfort and longevity, from $40, thongsaustralia.com

ten. Quirky bowl, designed by Ashley Corbett-Smith and crafted in Sydney from sand cast bronze. The hemispherical shape is designed to be off-center, making it fun to spin and play, $690, corbetcorbet.com

11. Salad Bowl by Australian ceramist Timna Taylor; its layered and annealed glazes subtly interpret the complex interplay of light and shadow on the Australian landscape, from $260, thedeastore.com

12. Opus Lab Walnut Cutting Board with Brass Handle, $369, thedeastore.com

13. Large Egg Candles – Quarter Dozen, Unscented, $34, nonnasgrocer.com

14. Brass Oil Burner, designed for Aesop by Studio Henry Wilson and made from over one kilogram of solid brass, $210, aesop.com

15. Dinosaur Designs large resin ‘Bow’ vase, $300, dinosaurdesigns.com.au

16. Lil’ Legacy cast iron skillet, hand cast from the highest quality recycled iron, made to order and guaranteed to last at least 100 years of daily use, $200, ironcladpan.com.au

17. DUO vases, handmade in Sydney from upcycled glass bottles by glass artist Tanya Reinli, from $65 each, upcycledglassware.com.au

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