Wood, concrete, steel and light

Wood, concrete, steel and light

In coffee shops all over the world, the same set of design elements keep popping up. What is happening? This week, Quartz News looks at the global look that’s part Starbucks, part Silicon Valley, and very “Brooklyn.” If you’re in cities like Mumbai, São Paulo, Seoul, Paris, London, Kuala Lumpur, Lagos—anywhere, really—you might notice something: coffee shops are starting to look the same. Distinctive design elements—Edison bulbs, reclaimed wood, potted plants, exposed brick—are popping up in coffee shops everywhere. It isn’t just the design of these spaces that are becoming increasingly uniform. The expectation of enjoying beautiful, artfully-decorated, high-quality coffee has spread to places as far-flung as Auckland, New Zealand, and Atyrau, Kazakhstan. (To understand this, just follow #latteart on Instagram.) While it’s debatable where this look originated, it has come to be associated with one place: Brooklyn, New York.

Apartment Therapy – Small Spaces

Apartment Therapy – Small Spaces

 [apartment therapy]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Less to clean
  • Easier to maintain things
  • Functionality – Everything has a purpose
  • I have to have a bunch of things
  • Pots and pans
  • Re-do the kitchen
  • We live in the kitchen
  • Sliding doors
  • We have a little bit of privacy
  • The kitty litter box
  • My stuff stays closer to the floor and his stuff stays closer to the ceiling
  • You only surround yourself with things you love
  • There is no room for extra stuff you don’t need
All set for a good night’s sleep

All set for a good night’s sleep

  [Marks & Spencer]

 

 

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Make a perfect bed
  • Mattress protector
  • Minimal cost
  • Apply fitted sheet evenly on all corners
  • Apply undersheet with the decorative edge facing down
  • Use your arm to make a crease
  • Tuck the edges under the mattress
  • Fold the hem of the undersheet over the edge of the duvet
  • Fluff the pillows
Weekly photo challenge || Monochromatic

Weekly photo challenge || Monochromatic

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monochromatic

adj :  having or appearing to have only one color

If everything in your room is pink, your room is monochromatic — all of one color.

In physics, monochromatic describes light that has the same wavelength so it is one color. Broken into Greek roots, the word shows its meaning: monos means one, and khroma means color. Things that are truly monochromatic are rare — examine the green leaves of trees and you’ll see lots of different shades.

 [ source :  vocabulary.com  ]

 In response to The Daily Post’s  weekly photo challenge : Monochromatic

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