Day: May 3, 2020

Interior Design Startup Homepolish Company Is Out of Money

Homepolish CEO told designers the company owes “millions” to the bank.
Photo-Illustration: Intelligencer

Back in 2016, home design start-up Homepolish raised $20 million in funding. This week, CEO Noa Santos told designers it’s all gone. “We frankly don’t have the funding left to run the business on an ongoing basis,” Santos said in a video conference call on Wednesday with the company’s remaining employees, according to a recording provided to Intelligencer. “The bank has the legal right to all money it is owed, which is in the millions, before any potential creditor would receive any money owed to them, that includes me.”

The company laid off most of its staff and abandoned its Manhattan lease in August, the design trade publication Business of Home reported last month. In June, remaining staff were placed on an “unpaid leave of absence.” “Many were then asked to sign contracts indicating no formal promise

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Exterior airbag design looks to cut car crash injuries by 40%

Internal airbags are a standard safety feature in today’s cars, but a German auto supplier is hoping to export their benefits to the exterior of vehicles as well. ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s external vehicle airbags look and function exactly as you’d expect them to – after sensing the approach of a collision event, the bags deploy in milliseconds to cushion the blow. They boast a 40% reduction in injury levels, but after ten years in development, ZF’s system still faces significant hurdles before ever being brought to the consumer market. Convincing auto manufacturers to incorporate their product into newly-built vehicles and overcoming regulatory issues are the primary obstacles to overcome, but ZF is confident that the advantages external airbags would provide to consumers will win the day for their product.

The primary advantage of external vehicle airbags is the disbursement of impact forces. Rather than concentrating the energy of a crash

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Doors | Department of Energy

Adding a storm door can be a good investment if your existing door is old but still in good condition. However, adding a storm door to a newer, insulated door is not generally worth the expense, because you won’t save much more energy.

If you plan to purchase a storm door, consider features that improve the energy efficiency. 

Storm door frames are usually made of aluminum, steel, fiberglass, or wood (painted or not). Wooden storm doors require more maintenance than the other types. Metal-framed storm doors might have foam insulation inside their frames.

High-quality storm doors use low-emissivity (low-e) glass or glazing. Other features may include screens with self-storing pockets, full-length screens with removable glass panels, and screens and glass that slide past each other. All of these features add convenience and cost.

A glass storm door could trap heat against an entry door and cause damage if the exterior

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Decor – Walmart.com

Add your unique touch to your space with home decor items

there’s a reason that being an interior decorator can be such a lucrative career. The ability to create unique spaces within people’s homes that they love and that wows visitors is a gift. If you don t want to go the professional decorator route, you can still create a space that shows off your personal tastes and represents who you’re as a person and that of your family. Walmart makes it easy to find just the right home decor items to make your home the showplace you want it to be, and we can help you do so while saving you money at the same time with our Every Day Low Prices.

curtains and window treatments

The right curtains or window treatments really set off a room, such as a living room or bedroom. In addition to looking good,

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Exterior Landscape Design – Fox-Jackson Designs

Do it right the first time.

From a foundation planting in Levittown to a rooftop terrace in Manhattan, hiring a professional Landscape Designer could be one of the smartest investment decisions you’ll ever make. As Designers we are educated and qualified in the principles of garden design and horticulture and help our clients avoid the costly mistakes that can turn the dream of an outdoor oasis into a landscape nightmare.

softscape bridge fountain bushes trees

We are skilled practitioners of fundamental design concepts—proportion, unity, balance, perspective, color, texture—that can bring about a fully integrated design. We have a comprehensive knowledge of plants so that you get the right plant for the right place. We are skilled communicators and planners who work with contractors, vendors, local governments and others to complete successful projects. We promote sustainable practices whenever possible.

softscape bridge fountain bushes trees
Photo and Installation by Lisena Landscaping

Great landscapes don’t grow on trees, but
start with a thoughtfully

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Interior Design | Balance Architecture and Interior Design

Interior Designer – Amanda Richmond

Amanda Richmond creates elegant, liveable, stylish interiors that make a house a home. She excels in creating an integrated, pleasing interior whether for a heritage home or modern dwelling. Her award winning designs are contemporary yet sympathetic to the past style and grace of historical and period homes. With years of experience running her own building company specialising in heritage renovations, she has an in-depth appreciation of the finer points of developing an interior design that fully integrates with the heritage of a building.

Balance works closely with clients to understand their needs and to delight them with finished design that reflects their personality and style.

Amanda Richmond is a Past President and current fellow at the Design Institute of Australia through its Victorian chapter.

Whether it’s entertaining, relaxing, studying or working; Balance Architecture + Interior Design will provide an environment that is stunning and

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Interior Design Business Ideas | Chron.com

Some interior designers specialize in organizing storage and closet space.

Some interior designers specialize in organizing storage and closet space.

coats in closet image by Leonid Nyshko from Fotolia.com

Interior design is a growing field and is especially suited to people who want to run their own business or work from home. According to the 2010-2011 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the number of interior designers was expected to grow 19 percent between 2008 to 2018 – from 71,700 designers to 85,600. This is faster than average for all occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which publishes the Handbook, expect that demand for interior designers will grow in homes and businesses, making this a great career option with a lot of scope for niche work.

Interior Redesign

Rather than purchase new furniture and decorations for clients, this type of interior design business uses people’s existing furniture and accessories, and rearranges them to give the space a different look. Some redesigners specialize in

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33 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your House Awesome

We’ve all got some ideas of how our dream home and its interior design might look. Some of us just got to have a pool, while others want smart modern design, sustainability, or integration with natural elements. No matter what it is that makes your dwelling a neat house, here are a few examples of homes where people have been able to realize some of their greatest home design fantasies.

These original home ideas run from pools and aquariums to cleverly-hidden storage spaces, multi-purpose furniture and… cat transit walkways. Maybe you’ll recognize something that you’ve always wanted to see, or perhaps the pictures will get your juices flowing and inspire you to come up with or even build something new. The Interior Design Ideas are endless as long as it can be executed in real life.

Warning – viewing some of these home design ideas may make you feel dissatisfied

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66 Airy And Elegant Feminine Living Rooms

Airy And Elegant Feminine Living Rooms

A living room is an important space to enjoy your guests’ company and have a good time but if you’ve decided to make a feminine interior, you’ll need to add some accents and features. Pastel colors and pink are beyond competition, don’t hesitate to use them for wallpapers, curtains, furniture and accessories – these colors are top feminine ones! Natural plants and flowers are great for décor of any space because they enliven it very well. Beautiful fireplaces, delicate coffee tables, exquisite portieres and pretty cushions – choose any accessories and colors you like and be maximum exquisite in design! Look for some more examples below.

This entry is part of 8 in the series Delicate Feminine Room Design Ideas
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