Designer Katie Deedy vividly remembers the moment her parents took her to pick out her own wallpaper design. Flipping through traditional polka dot and floral patterns, she settled on a graphic Mickey Mouse print in black and white. advertisement advertisement “I thought it was the coolest wallpaper ever,” she says. “Everything else looked the same … the most exciting thing was Mickey.” It was a distinct purchase, but one that would foreshadow her career two decades later. Today, Deedy runs a successful independent wallpaper brand called Grow House Grow. The Brooklyn-based company caters to tastes resembling that of the young Deedy: modern, unexpected, with a touch of whimsy. Among their many options, you’ll find monkeys in red vintage bathing suits, colorful Japanese paper lanterns, or strong narrative-inspired designs—like their collection honoring forgotten female scientists in history. That one is a bestseller. “I try to … [Read more...] about Wallpapers Gone Wild: Innovative Startups Have Made The ’70s Decor Staple Cool Again
When you buy a brand new car, there is no better feeling than rolling it out of the showroom watching people eye your gleaming new vehicle. However, as time passes, the car begins to show signs of deterioration and ageing which should be noticed by the driver. If not, it can lead to a malfunction or the breakdown of your beloved car. Here is a list of things to do to prevent just that:Tyre wear & tearMost often, people tend to overlook or forget about their tyres, which undergo the most amount of stress during a drive. Tyres continue to lose grip every time the car is used and if not replaced at regular intervals, can mean a bald tyre and a disastrous accident. Nothing is more dangerous than driving on the road with bad tyres, especially in case of emergency braking.Close Brake pads related news BMW Motorrad unveils specs sheet of R 18 Bobber: What does it pack? Skoda Karoq India launch confirmed in April 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC: Where does the luxury SUV fit in? Along … [Read more...] about Car care tips for a smooth ride and long journey
The Ministry of Power has instructed to change the default temperature of air conditioners (ACs) to 24 degree Celsius. The new rule is applicable from January 1, 2020.The reason for changing the pre-set temperature is to not only reduce energy consumption, but also to save on the electricity bills.In this episode of Reporter's Take, Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma talks to M Saraswathy to understand the reason and result of the change.Watch the video for more.Are you happy with your current monthly income? Do you know you can double it without working extra hours or asking for a raise? Rahul Shah, one of the India's leading expert on wealth building, has created a strategy which makes it possible... in just a short few years. You can know his secrets in his FREE video series airing between 12th to 17th December. You can reserve your free seat here. … [Read more...] about Reporter’s Take | AC temperature will be at 24°C from Jan. 1
In 1996, the burgeoning internet service provider American Online, also known as AOL, was growing fast. The company had just implemented a radical new pricing model: unlimited internet for just $20 per month, rather than a price-per-minute system. User numbers exploded, and AOL’s engineers were fighting to keep up with demand. advertisement advertisement Eric Bosco joined the company a week before the unlimited plan rolled out. With the rest of the team busy building capacity, his boss assigned the young engineer a project that was still just an idea on a white board: AOL Instant Messenger. Bosco became part of a small, largely autonomous team, a kind of “skunkworks” within AOL, that was building the ambitious messaging functionality. They were led by the vision of Barry Appelman, who conceived AIM as a free, interoperable service—not just for AOL users, but all internet users. Yet soon, AOL leadership decided to turn AIM into the core messaging … [Read more...] about How AIM, the original killer app, invented the web
BMW Motorrad has officially unveiled the specifications of its upcoming bobber, the R 18. The Bavarian automobile manufacturer had unveiled the concept form in May and is expected to launch the production-spec model soon.The motorcycle will be equipped with a 1802cc, twin-cylinder boxer air-cooled engine with oil cooling. It makes 91PS of maximum power and 158Nm of peak torque. It has an idling rpm of 950, while it redlines at 5750rpm.BMW has also retained its overhead valve configuration, which supplements the four-valve, dual-ignition setup along with a dual camshaft layout. This mechanism is driven by the crankshaft below and this setup results in stiffer valve drive due to the need for shorter pushrods. It also gets an old-school adjusting screw in place of hydraulic tappets.Close The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with a single-disc dry slipper clutch. The company is also offering a reverse gear, which is driven by an electric motor. related news Skoda … [Read more...] about BMW Motorrad unveils specs sheet of R 18 Bobber: What does it pack?