Elaine Markoutsas Universal Uclick Published 8:40 p.m. UTC May 24, 2018 There are interior designers who shudder at the word “trend,” dismissing it as conceptual spam. Yet, sometimes they inevitably are caught up in it with a proposal that just happens to fall squarely into the prevailing design zeitgeist, whether in color, style, pattern, material or attitude. Tracking trends is a major global business, touching on every aspect of design. It embraces the home, kitchen and bath, surfaces, paint, textiles, wallcoverings, furnishings, garden and outdoor spaces, automobiles and even food. Everything from fragrances and makeup (scents, colors and packaging), the retail experience and shoppers’ habits are tracked and analyzed for the next big thing that bloggers will rhapsodize about as soon as it is introduced. Internet accessibility and social media have expanded the base of available information and ideas, as well as measuring what connects with consumers. … [Read more...] about Tracking design trends with an eye on tomorrow
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Price: $1,760Weight: 17.8 lb. (claimed, 55cm)Sizes: 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59cmThe right bike for: Someone who enjoys long rambling rides on varying surfacesBuy Now More ImagesDesigner and framebuilder Tom Ritchey has been making bikes and gear for 45 years, and this model is a great example of the work that got him inducted into the Bicycling Hall of Fame. The Comp Road Logic is equal parts classic and modern. It’s made for long road rides, especially ones that cross (or take place only on) unpaved roads. But Ritchey also wanted a bike that would keep up in a fast pack and help you contest sprints. Another blend of old and new: The steel frame comes with a modern carbon fork. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Finally, it’s more affordable. Ritchey took its top-of-the-range frame and paired it with lower-priced Ritchey Comp components and a Shimano 105 groupset (previously Shimano Ultegra) to reach a larger audience. Brands will sometimes use a lower-grade frame … [Read more...] about The Ritchey Comp Logic Is a Throwback With a Modern Ride
KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD – “Dave” – Yvette has her reservations when Dave, another celestial being, pops up looking to join her and Kevin on their latest mission: Reconciling Kristin and her mother under the most challenging of circumstances. Elsewhere, Nate tries to work up the nerve to ask Amy out, completely unaware of her budding chemistry with a potential beau, on “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” TUESDAY, NOV. 14 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (ABC/Guy D’Alema) This was posted Friday, May 11 by RODNEY HO/[email protected] on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog ABC this season had one big new hit in “The Good Doctor,” a big comeback with “Roseanne” and a decent return in “American Idol.” But most ABC’s other freshman offerings failed to find big enough audiences so the cancellations came fast and furious today: “Deception,” “The Crossing,” “Ten … [Read more...] about ABC axes “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” “Quantico,” “Designated Survivor
NEW YORK (AP) — Divine designs floated up the red carpet at Monday's religion-themed Met Gala in shimmering golds, reds and fuchsia, in crowns and in crosses, and even a pair of giant wings.One lesson of the night: If anyone can make a mitre modern, it's Rihanna. The Grammy-winning artist — never one to shy away from a grand entrance — arrived dripping in pearls and crystals in a Maison Margiela by John Galliano minidress, ornate robe and beaded papal headgear.The annual fundraising fete in New York brings out Hollywood's elite for an evening of fashion and charity and to celebrate the spring exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute — this year, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination."Along with Rihanna, who reigned supreme, other standouts included supermodel Gigi Hadid in a one-shouldered, beaded Versace gown seemingly inspired by stained-glass windows (or butterflies), and Zendaya, a fierce Versace warrior princess in … [Read more...] about Holy haute couture: Divine designs grace carpet at Met Gala
Doris Tyler lay on the examining table as the doctor stuck a long, thin tube into her belly. The doctor pulled back a plunger, and the syringe quickly filled with yellow blobs tinged with pink.“Look at that beautiful fat coming out. Liquid gold!” one of the clinic’s staff exclaimed in a video of the procedure provided to The Washington Post.Hidden in that fat were stem cells with the amazing power to heal, the Stem Cell Center of Georgia had told Tyler. The clinic is one of hundreds that have popped up across the country, many offering treatments for conditions from Parkinson’s disease to autism to multiple sclerosis.Federal regulators have not approved any of their treatments, and critics call such clinics modern-day snake-oil salesmen. But on that day in 2016, Tyler trusted the clinic to extract stem cells from her fat and inject them into her eyes, where she was told they could halt or even cure the macular degeneration threatening her sight.Five days after … [Read more...] about Miracle cures or modern quackery? Stem cell clinics multiply, with heartbreaking results for some patients.