This $89 Design Service Completely Transformed My Tiny NYC Bedroom

Photo credit: Right: Lucy Schaeffer Photography
Photo credit: Right: Lucy Schaeffer Photography

From House Beautiful

Above: Before and after Modsy designers worked their magic on the previous tenant’s bedroom to create the perfect room for me.

When I decided to move back to New York City and into a three bedroom apartment with two roommates, I knew my new tiny room on the Upper East Side would take some getting used to, but I signed the lease faster than I could say “I love NY,” anyway (I mean…there was a dishwasher).

Photo credit: House Beautiful
Photo credit: House Beautiful

The previous tenant had her full bed pushed up against the shortest wall next to the window, a piano keyboard and bookshelves squeezed snuggly next to it, and just enough space for a tall dresser to stand at the foot of the bed before the door.

It certainly wasn’t anything special, but I believed in it. Because the truth of the

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Janet Hayes Named Crate & Barrel CEO and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

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A Big Week for Big Retailers

It was a busy news week for major home furnishings retailers. After reporting last week that Neela Montgomery would step down as CEO, Crate and Barrel announced that Janet Hayes would assume the role on August 1. The president of Williams-Sonoma from 2013 to 2019, Hayes was also formerly the president of Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen.

Elsewhere, Sur La Table filed for bankruptcy. The Seattle-based purveyor of kitchen goods disclosed its plans to close 56 of its 112 stores; 20% of its corporate staff was also cut.

West Elm made waves when it announced that it would take the 15 Percent Pledge, which means that partnerships with Black designers and

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Retailer Shein Says It Made ‘A Gigantic Mistake’ Selling Swastika Necklace

Online retailer Shein found itself in hot water this week when people discovered it was selling a necklace with a swastika pendant, prompting the brand to apologize for its “gigantic mistake.”

“Sorry we let you down,” the brand wrote in an Instagram post on Friday morning. “We made a gigantic mistake by selling a product that’s hurtful and offensive to many of you, and we’re so, so sorry.”

The post went on to say that Shein “listed a Buddhist swastika necklace for sale,” but that there is “simply no excuse for our lack of sensitivity.” The statement explained the history of the symbol in Buddhist culture, but acknowledged that “a different version” used by the Nazis “stands for hate” (the Nazi symbol faces a different direction than the one on the pendant, but is otherwise the same). “We should’ve been more considerate of the symbol’s hurtful connotations.”

Shein vowed to

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Janet Hayes Named Crate & Barrel CEO, Kit Kemp Partners with Christie’s London, and More News This Week

From significant business changes to noteworthy product launches, there’s always something new happening in the world of design. In this weekly roundup, AD PRO has everything you need to know.

Business

A Big Week for Big Retailers

It was a busy news week for major home furnishings retailers. After reporting last week that Neela Montgomery would step down as CEO, Crate and Barrel announced that Janet Hayes would assume the role on August 1. The president of Williams-Sonoma from 2013 to 2019, Hayes was also formerly the president of Pottery Barn Kids and Pottery Barn Teen.

Elsewhere, Sur La Table filed for bankruptcy. The Seattle-based purveyor of kitchen goods disclosed its plans to close 56 of its 112 stores; 20% of its corporate staff was also cut.

West Elm made waves when it announced that it would take the 15 Percent Pledge, which means that partnerships with Black designers and

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A Young Collector’s Cool, Colorful Chinatown Loft

“I’ve always collected objects,” says the New York–based photographer Madde Pontin, on a Zoom call from her Chinatown loft, where she has been quarantining with said objects for the past three months. She introduces a few: a Cico egg cup from Alessi: “I remember being at that store with my parents when the collection came out. I still have it; still use it.” Some plates she bought as a kid. A penguin lamp that she brings with her whenever she travels and places by the bed. “I love being at home, wherever I am,” she explains.

<div class="caption"> <a href="https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/celebrating-italian-architect-ettore-sottsass?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ettore Sottsass" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ettore Sottsass</a>'s Treetops floor lamp creates a bold color palette in Madde's living area, which stars <a href="https://smstwrt.com/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Dimes chairs" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Dimes chairs</a> by <a href="https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/how-sam-stewart-is-coping-at-home?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Sam Stewart" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Sam Stewart</a>, tables by <a href="https://mattermade.us/collections/ana-kras" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Ana Kras from Matter" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Ana Kras from Matter</a>, and an orange Lunar Convertible sofa by James Irvine for <a href="https://www.bebitalia.com/en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:B&B Italia" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">B&B Italia</a>. </div>

She’s used to moving around a lot—mostly between Massachusetts and her mother’s native Sweden. And on the day we talked, most of her home was in boxes, headed north to Rockport, Massachusetts, for the summer. In the seaside town, she and her mother, Laura Novak, would launch Pon The Store, a mostly digital general

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The Musette: A cycling shoe special

The Musette is Cyclingnews’ weekly curation of the world’s best cycling gear. Here, we’ll take a look at pro-level equipment, bikes and components, alongside some of the most desirable clothing and newest accessories in the world of cycling. This week, more by coincidence than anything else, the Musette has become a cycling shoe special. Both Josh and Graham have received an assortment of new shoes as they look to perfect our buying guides to the best cycling shoes and best gravel bike shoes. 

It’s been business as usual for tech at Cyclingnews. A busy week was kicked off by Aaron, who has really upped his pain cave game with the Saris MP1 Nfinity Platform. He later shared his opinions on Vision’s SC wheels, having ridden and tested the entire range over the last few months.

Colin then stepped up with his detailed review of the heat-mouldable Bont Vaypor

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Everything you need to know as Scotland changes rules

We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock
We have all your questions about face masks answered including how to wash them, masks for children and where to buy them: iStock

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that face masks and coverings will become part of daily life.

The UK government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have both advised wearing face coverings in a bid to reduce the infection transmission of Covid-19.

Since 15 June, it has been mandatory in England to wear them while using public transport and in hospitals. Failure to follow these rules can result in people being refused entry and a £100 fine.

The new measures mean that anyone travelling by train, Tube, bus, ferry or plane in England should be wearing a face covering. Those travelling by train will be asked to cover their face as they enter a station.

These rules apply to everyone, except those under the age of 11 and

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This Cult Jewelry Designer Is Bringing Some Sparkle to a New Shoe Launch

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Justine Clenquet, who launched her namesake jewelry brand at the age of 18 in 2010, is now stepping into the footwear industry with a fall/winter ’20 collection that is complete with shoes.

To celebrate her brand’s 10 year anniversary the jewelry designer, whose pieces have been spotted on Lady Gaga, Charli XCX and Petra Collins, is debuting a series of boots and heels for fall ’20 that have a retro yet contemporary feel. A self-proclaimed shoe addict, Clenquet spoke with FN about her new venture and what it’s like to enter a new industry in the middle of a global pandemic.

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“It’s not an easy period to launch a new project but it’s a challenge that is super exciting,” said the French designer whose collection is available now online.

Despite the effects of a global pandemic, the jewelry designer

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Search continues for ‘Glee’ star’s body; education lawsuits pile up

Actress Naya Rivera is presumed dead after going missing during a boat trip in Ventura County. The state and the University of California file separate lawsuits against the Trump administration. And a tired California mother envisioned a faster, healthier way to feed her daughter. Think Keurig, for babies. 

It’s Arlene with all the news to know this Thursday.

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‘Glee’ star presumed dead following what was to be a short boat trip 

A Ventura County Sheriff's helicopter aids in the search on Thursday, July 9, 2020, for "Glee" actress Naya Rivera, who was missing after renting a boat with her 4-year-old son at Lake Piru on Wednesday.
A Ventura County Sheriff’s helicopter aids in the search on Thursday, July 9, 2020, for “Glee” actress Naya Rivera, who was missing after renting a boat with her 4-year-old son at
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The Ford Bronco Through the Years

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Back in the mid-1960s, Ford needed another blockbuster hit following the success of the wildly popular Mustang. Ford’s research showed that many people were buying surplus World War II jeeps, but the company figured that buyers wanted more creature comforts than the crude military vehicles provided. Hence, the Bronco was created—a pioneering model that the company referred to as a “sports-utility vehicle.”

The goal for the Bronco was to deliver a better combination of on- and off-road performance, as well as a more civilized ride, compared with the military vehicles, including the company’s own M-51 (aka military utility vehicle or Mutt). Indeed, Ford’s press materials at the time said the new Bronco was “equally at home on rugged mountain grades or on a run to the shopping center.” That description evokes the internal project name G.O.A.T., an acronym for

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