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Take Care | 5 Ways to Balance Working from Home and Homeschooling

Apr 2020

During the course of a typical day, parents juggle many tasks between home and work. These unprecedented times have parents stretched further than before—adding homeschooling to their long list of roles. As we all work through this new reality together, here are five ways to help manage your child’s educational needs while also working from home. Set a Schedule Whether your child is in pre-school or high school, they’re no doubt accustomed to being on a schedule inside the walls of their school –  and there are benefits from that . Write the day’s schedule in a highly...

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Reel Life | 5 Ways to Bring the Theater Experience Home

Apr 2020

By now, many of us have been home and sheltering in place for over a month. We have gone through many different phases while adapting to a “new normal” and we might be feeling seemingly more adjusted to our current reality. We’ve discussed  finding creative ways to stay fi t  and ways to  broaden our personal skillsets , and now we want to shift gears and offer suggestions for you to sit back and relax with your family. Here are five ways to enjoy culture and the arts from the comfort of our couches. Get the Latest Release Even with major theater chains around the world&n...

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How to Bring Eco-Conscious Beauty to Your Home

Apr 2020

As more people become increasingly aware of the effects of our energy consumption on climate change, homeowners are choosing to adopt more sustainable design solutions. Creating a welcoming, stylish home is now as much about putting thoughtful care into responsibly sourced furnishings as it is about picking pieces that suit you and your family’s needs. Conscientious, sustainable interior design is all about balancing these impulses—it’s about making smart choices for the environment without having to sacrifice beauty or function.  Andalucia, Spain |  Elena de Miguel,...

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5 Ways to Stay Fit at Home

Apr 2020

It’s long been known that being sedentary is  linked to chronic disease ; with many around the world working from home and gyms temporarily closed, it’s easy for even those who previously led a very active lifestyle to slide into one much less so. Here are five ways to keep moving and stay fit, right from the comfort of your own home. There’s an App for That Fitness and mobile or wearable devices have gone hand-in-hand for quite some time now – with apps like  LoseIt ,  Johnson & Johnson’s 7-Minute Workout , and  countless  others in both the A...

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Focus | 5 Ways You Can Broaden Your Horizons

Apr 2020

Free time, something that’s often accounted amongst ideas most luxurious, can become ampler when you find yourself indefinitely working from home. That being said, you might be looking for ways to use your newly acquired free time. Broaden your horizons and enhance your skillset, knowledgeability, and more with these five things you can focus on from home. Speak a New Language Agnostic to industry, being multi-lingual can give you a leg up with clients, more professionally marketable, and even make your future travel aspirations more immersive. Apps like  DuoLingo &nb...

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6 Museums You Can Tour from the Comfort of Your Own Home

Mar 2020

While staying at home and practicing safe social distancing are the best courses of action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, it doesn’t mean we have to miss out on cultural landmarks around the world. Thanks to the  Google Arts & Culture Project , from New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, to Rijks Museum in Amsterdam, here are 6 museums you can tour right now from home. MoMA, New York The first museum founded to showcase modern art,  The Museum of Modern Art  in New York has been doing just that for more than 90 years. From Picasso to Van Gogh, the MoMA is home t...

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8 Things to Consider Living in BGC, Taguig

Mar 2020

Considered as one of the fast-emerging lifestyle hubs in the metro, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is a locality that boasts of clean architecture, impressive urban planning and a youthful vigor thanks to the many young professionals who call it home. But more than just a place for work or occasional night outs, BGC is building a solid reputation as an ideal place to live.  Residents and visitors alike agree that compared to other business districts in the metro, BGC stands out as the best place to settle down thanks to a host of extraordinary highlights ranging from an abundance of g...

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Reading the Room | How Valerie Stafford of Rumor Designs Brings Her Interiors to Life

Jan 2020

A piece of art. A color palette. A potted succulent. For Valerie Stafford, the smallest detail can be the thread that weaves together her whole vision and concept for a room. “That’s the best part,” she says. “Starting a design is so much fun, and then following the path as it winds is the second best part.” Before she became Partner and a Lead Designer at  Rumor Designs , Stafford followed a winding path of her own: from the modern, forward-thinking schools of art and business at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to the more traditional training ground of Florence, I...

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Unlocking the Power of Joyful Design | A Conversation with Ingrid Fetell Lee

Jan 2020

We constantly receive advice on how we could be happier—cleanses, retreats, mindfulness—but according to industrial designer and author  Ingrid Fetell Lee , the secret ingredients of joy may be found in our surroundings. Lee has built a career studying the science of joy, and how everyday surroundings can engage us in ways that influence our emotional well-being. That’s the subject of her bestselling book  Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness . Her journey started with simple curiosity while studying for her Master’s in Industrial Design a...

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2020 Pantone Color of the Year | Classic Blue

Dec 2019

Since 2000, color matching powerhouse Pantone® has welcomed in the New Year with its Color of the Year announcement—a prediction about the hue and themes that will influence us over the next twelve months. The selected shade not only reflects the feeling and tone of the time, but surfaces in fashion, home décor, and graphic design as everyone from illustrators to tastemakers finds something fresh in the color of the moment. Pantone has looked to the horizon for 2020 and forecasted  PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue , which the company says instills calm, confidence, and connection, and “h...

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