Dreaming of modern design? Here’s where to start

Angelena Iglesia

A main idea in modern design is eliminating excess clutter or extra items. And with more folks spending time at home amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, you may find yourself sorting and purging some unneeded items from your space.

“One of the key beliefs behind the modern design movement is the idea that ‘form follows function,’” according to the Spruce. “In other words, the design of all furnishings and decorative objects should reflect its intended purpose, and if a furnishing, decor or decorating detail does not have a practical purpose, then it can be eliminated.”

When adding modern design touches to your space, there are some pillars of the style to consider. First and foremost, it’s all about the neutral colors and natural materials. Modern design also tends to favor open-concept floor plans, the website House Beautiful notes.

“Basically, you want as few walls as possible. Furniture, instead, should differentiate

Read More

1950 Chevrolet Fleetmaster Headed To Auction

The majority of resto-modded classic cars we come across these days are based on muscle cars that already had performance credentials, like the Chevrolet Camaro and Corvette, for example. We here at GM Authority can appreciate originality, however, which is exactly why this 1950 Chevrolet Fleetmaster caught our eye while recently perusing Barrett-Jackson’s website.

The custom 1950 Chevrolet Fleetmaster, which is heading to auction at Barrett-Jackson’s upcoming 2020 Fall Auction, is the culmination of three years of hard work by Southern California-based shop Denny’s Bowtie Restorations. The shop started out by pulling the Fleetmaster coupe body off of the chassis and giving the ladder frame underpinnings a complete overhaul, welding in new crossmembers and throwing on tubular A-arms, Wilwood lower spindles, power rack-and-pinion steering and QA1 two-way adjustable coil-overs. Out back, this rust-free Fleetmaster’s chassis also received a set of parabolic lowering springs with custom-made shackles and shocks.

Why did

Read More

Cambria County Library System unveils new website, logos | News

The Cambria County Library recently completed a rebranding project that includes a family of library logos and the launch of a new system-wide website.

The website — still located at cclsys.org — acts as a digital library branch, with a mobile-friendly design that provides easier access to library information and online resources. New features include a searchable county-wide library events calendar, one-click access to a customer’s account from the local library’s homepage, dynamic news and book recommendation features, and additional ways to receive staff assistance.

“Our website development and rebranding project represents a concerted effort to offer modern features and services to our community,” said Ashley Flynn, Cambria County Library director and system administrator. “We are so proud of our completed site, which will be an ever-growing and developing resource designed to help connect our users with the exact resources they need. It reflects modern library services and showcases our

Read More

Three arrested over modern slavery, drug and human trafficking offences

Three people have been arrested in connection with modern slavery and drugs offences after a routine stop by officers near Harrogate.

A silver Audi A4 saloon car was pulled over by traffic cops on Burn Bridge Road at Pannal just before 3am on August 25.

Following checks on the car and the occupants, a 47-year-old man from Leeds and a 32-year-old woman from Birmingham were arrested for suspected modern slavery and people trafficking offences.

They have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

A 23-year-old woman from Leeds was also arrested for possession of a Class A drug. No further action was taken against her and officers have provided safeguarding support.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room, quoting reference number 12200148140..

Spotting the signs of modern slavery and human

Read More

Modern Farmhouse Wall Art Now Available At Widdlytinks – Press Release

Online canvas art store Widdlytinks is pleased to inform their customers that a new piece of Modern Farmhouse Wall Art is now available for purchase on their store. Widdlytinks offers a wide range of styles and aesthetically pleasing designs that can be used to complement any home and reflect the personalities of its residents.

With the fall season approaching, families and other artistically inclined individuals may be looking to change up their interior decor without specifically going for seasonal art. The store believes that Modern Farmhouse Wall Art is one such alternative to autumn seasonal decoration that brings out a sense of the season without looking out of place at other times of the year.

“The fall season is well known for its lush colours and the spell-binding hues that trees can take on as their leaves begin to fall,” says a representative of Widdlytinks. “However, some of us may

Read More

Colordyne Technologies Unveils New Website Design

The updated website features a friendly user interface and a streamlined product portfolio.

Brookfield, Wis. – Colordyne Technologies, a leading manufacturer of efficient, high-resolution digital inkjet printers and retrofits for the narrow web label and tag market, announces the launch of an updated website, which offers an improved visitor experience and more accessible information.

The new design implemented on www.colordynetech.com offers users a better experience through functional navigation and a modern, visually compelling look and feel. The company focused on:

Making it easier to access resources like product information, eBooks and case studies.

Implementing online support requests with automated queueing.

Updating the corporate colors and branding used across the website.

Colordyne’s main product page on the updated website.

“The current market is driving greater engagement online,” said Katelyn Bohr, Director of Marketing, Colordyne Technologies. “With this in mind, we wanted to make it easier for our customers to access information

Read More

Famous modern people whose faces are unknown

Angelena Iglesia

a person posing for the camera

© Provided by The Independent

Thanks to Lee “Budgie” Barnett for this one. He nominated the first. I arbitrarily defined “modern” as born since 1900, and excluded people such as Banksy whose anonymity is part of their celebrity.

1. Dr Seuss. His real name was Theodor Geisel: Seuss was his middle name; and he wasn’t a doctor.

2. Pol Pot. There are a few photos on the internet, but I don’t remember seeing them at the time. Nominated by Jonathan Law.

3. Emma Clarke, who tells you to “mind the gap” on the London Underground. Thanks to Steven Fogel.

4. Stanley Kubrick. The filmmaker’s face was fairly well known (moustache, beard, intense eyes), but Alan Conway, a conman, got away with pretending to be him in the 1990s, and convinced people to pay for meals and drinks. Kubrick’s assistant Anthony Frewin wrote the screenplay for Colour

Read More

Flint entrepreneurs launch app for modern-day treasure hunt with chance to win $5,000

Angelena Iglesia

FLINT, MI — The Treasure Race app is an updated approach to the typical treasure hunt. The app features the camaraderie of a road rally combined with the ingenuity of a scavenger hunt, some Indiana Jones-esk clues and the chance to win a cash prize, according to its creators.

The newly launched interactive app-based experience, Treasure Race, was designed to engage your team in a multi-day adventure throughout your selected state. Each race will vary in size, duration, and in total number of miles traveled. Bbe prepared for unpredictable circumstances, according to the Treasure Race website.

The first public Treasure Race will be held in Genesee County at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29. The Treasure Race team is offering a $5,000 prize for the first-place team and waive the registration fee for this hometown race, according to a Treasure Race press release.

“This is where we live, this is where

Read More

Slingbow and Bowfishing Ecommerce Company Announces the Launch of Their Brand-New Redesigned Website – Press Release

Angelena Iglesia

ChiefAJ.com, a popular slingbow and bowfishing eCommerce company, has just announced the launch of their brand new redesigned website. Those that view the new website will notice it has been given a big makeover that leaves it with only a few traits remaining from the older website version. The new website design and launch was undertaken by Two Feathers VA, LLC, the parent company of ChiefAJ.com, in an effort to give their customers better information on the company’s products and to enhance their customers overall online shopping experience.

The business owner, Tony Reaves, says, “Excited about the new site and we are fully stocked up on inventory and ship within 24 hours on all in-stock orders.” He went on to add that the site redesign was handled by JVI Mobile Marketing (www.jvimobile.com), a leading digital marketing coaching and consulting company in Greensboro, NC. Reaves said that they used their many

Read More