New Burger King Post-COVID Restaurant Designs Will Have Pick-Up Lockers

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt daily life across the country, restaurants have been following extra health precautions so that customers can still enjoy their favorite meals. To create a more convenient and safe dining experience, Burger King redesigning its restaurants to be optimized for the reality of living world affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic. The new Burger King post-COVID restaurant designs are optimized to adapt to the reality of living in a pandemic and what will come after it, with expanded drive-thrus and pick-up lockers, among other changes.

Burger King unveiled its new restaurant designs in a press release on Thursday, Sept. 3. The innovative designs were created by a Restaurant Brands International in-house design group to fulfill changing customer demands due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to safety, the designs feature a physical footprint 60% smaller than a traditional Burger King location.

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Like an Offering to Vulcan, This Home Honors the Ancient Volcano That Shaped Its Design

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We often see homes inspired by nature. It could be anything from the ocean to the mountains that influences an architect’s design decisions. We’ve seen desert hues and winter whites, boulders that cut right into a wall or even a tree growing through the middle of a house. But this home precariously positioned on a steep slope may be the first we’ve seen that drew its influence from the stages of a volcanic eruption. Take a peek at Lookout House — a home that goes from glowing orange magma to cooled-down basalt.

The result of a collaboration between architectural firm Faulkner Architects and Concept Lighting Lab, Lookout House was fully informed by the land. Everything from the slope of the ground to the fact that it sits at the base of a dormant volcano had influence on the design process.  Located in Truckee, California, this house is like an

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10 Truly Horrifying Beach House Decor Fails To Never Try at Home

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While kicking back in a beach house might sound dreamy, I have to ask: Why is beach house decor so bad? Here are the worst designs I’ve seen.


While kicking back in a beach house might sound dreamy right about now, I have to ask: Why is beach house decor so bad?

As someone who’s rented beach houses on sandy shores from New York’s Fire Island to the Maine coast, I can conclude that beach house owners tend to go overboard with beach-themed decor. We’re talking seashells not only at the seashore, but everywhere in the home, fashioned into soap dishes, wind chimes, “seashell bouquets”—you

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8 beige room ideas that prove it’s beautiful, not boring

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Beige room ideas might not seem like the most exciting of schemes but, take it from us, they’re worth a look. Beige is a comforting, inviting colour to use in your home – whether it’s on the wall or in furnishings and accessories – and it’s super easy to add accent colours to, both neutral, natural ones and bright bolds.

Now, beige is having a moment. Dulux announced this week that this year’s Colour of the Year 2021 is Brave Ground – colour they say is grounding and one that will provide a firm foundation for change and creativity in our homes. And yes, of course, its choice is inspired by the pandemic and our need for comfort at home. 

We love it… and so we’ve put together a gallery of room ideas so that you can see how easy it is to use

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Children at border treated ‘nicely’

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Melania Trump’s once-close friend, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, acknowledged to both the Washington Post and to Rachel Maddow Tuesday that she has extensive recordings of the first lady saying, among other things, that young immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S. border were excited about their accommodations in federal detention.

First lady Melania Trump boards a plane at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, June 21, 2018, to travel to Texas. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) 

“They’re not with their parents, and it’s sad. But the patrols told me the kids say, ‘Wow, I get a bed? I will have a cabinet for my clothes?’” Melania Trump said, according to Winston Wolkoff’s her new book, “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.”

“It’s more than they have in their own country where they sleep on the floor,” Melania said. “They are taking care nicely

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Copenhagen Imports’ 50th Anniversary Collection Is a Testament to Timeless Design

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Copenhagen Imports’ Texas regional manager, John Milk, is always quick to distinguish furniture design trends, such as sectional sofas with trendy style options like smoky mirrors and gold-plated tables. He should know – he’s been designing furniture showrooms for almost three decades. John has always admired interior design, recalling days when, as a child, his mother would take him along to visit his favorite furniture store in his hometown of Tucson, Arizona.

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Couples design their own “virtual babies” at Dutch art exhibit

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Couples who want children of their own got a brief taste of parenthood by creating their own “digital babies” during a virtual reality art exhibit in the Netherlands.

Visitors selected the baby’s character traits, physical appearance and other features by answering questions on a computer tablet.

They sat in sofas in a futuristic room with soft lighting and flowing drapes, which was all part of an installation called “IVFX: posthuman parenting in hybrid reality,” created by Dutch visual artist Victorine van Alphen.

“I had lots of deep, personal conversations that inspired me,” Van Alphen said, including with people who wanted to have children but couldn’t, someone who had lost a child and neighbours considering artificial insemination.

“There were lots of beautiful, inspiring conversations, anecdotes and background discussions that formed this strange, futuristic project,” she said. “I kind of gave myself the ‘mission impossible’ to create a presence

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Amazon’s New Room Decorator Tool Lets You Design a Whole Room With Augmented Reality Furniture

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a hand holding a cell phone: Amazon just launched a new augmented reality tool to make shopping for furniture online easier. With the Room Decorator feature, customers can add and arrange multiple pieces of furniture available on Amazon in their own spaces.

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Amazon just launched a new augmented reality tool to make shopping for furniture online easier. With the Room Decorator feature, customers can add and arrange multiple pieces of furniture available on Amazon in their own spaces.

Shopping for furniture online just got a whole lot easier: Amazon is launching an augmented reality tool that lets you see how furniture and home decor items will look in your home. The best part? With Amazon’s new Room Decorator tool, you can view multiple items at once, so you can basically design a whole room right from your phone or desktop.

In 2017, Amazon rolled out AR View, which let online shoppers see images of furniture in their home with their phone cameras…but they could only view one item at a time. With Amazon’s new Room Decorator feature, you can add and arrange an entire room of furniture, seeing all

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE53 Coupe Puts a Premium on Design

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Smack in the middle of Mercedes’s engine lineup for the updated 2021 GLE-class is the brand’s turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. Set against the standard 255-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four and AMG’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 with more than 600 ponies, the six’s smoothness and easy power make it a standout in the GLE53 coupe model.

a car driving on a city street: The fastback profile of AMG's redesigned GLE53 coupe will cost you $4150 and a sizable chunk of cargo room over the conventional SUV model.

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The fastback profile of AMG’s redesigned GLE53 coupe will cost you $4150 and a sizable chunk of cargo room over the conventional SUV model.

The turbocharged six features a 48-volt motor-generator that delivers the 3.0-liter a silky smooth auto stop-start system and also fills in the gaps between nine-speed automatic transmission’s gear changes. The 48-volt system also powers an electric supercharger that helps feed boost before the turbocharger wakes up. The hybrid/supercharger combo yields a low-rpm surge that helps get the 5322-pound GLE off the line with satisfying authority.

a motorcycle parked on the side of the engine of a car: 2021 Mercerdes-AMG GLE53 4Matic coupe

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Finally Ready! Inside Dorit Kemsley’s Capri Room at Buca di Beppo: Pics

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Is the Buca di Beppo in Encino, California, now a must-visit for Bravo fans?

After hearing about the room Dorit Kemsley designed for Buca di Beppo all season, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans will see the finished product at Teddi Mellencamp’s baby shower on the Wednesday, August 19, episode.

Viewers watched the 44-year-old reality TV personality design the Capri Room at the Buca di Beppo in Encino during season 10. Dorit used the collaboration with friend and Buca di Beppo owner Robert Earl to pay tribute to her love for the Isle of Capri.

“Tonight @kylerichards18 and I host @teddimellencamp’s baby shower at the brand new Capri room in @bucadibeppo ,” the swimsuit designer wrote on Wednesday via Instagram. “It was a proud moment for me to see my vision for this room come alive and it was so fun to decorate the room specifically for the shower!

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