Ask yourself 6 questions about aging in place

Many homes in the U.S. are not what you describe as age-friendly.

Case in point: Of the 28.5 million households with an older adult, more than one-quarter (28%) reported difficulty using some aspect of the home, according to this U.S. Census Bureau report

Given that the demand for homes with aging-accessible features will rise as baby boomers age and the size of the older population grows, now might be a good time to assess your home.

“The need for aging-accessible homes is one of both health and economics, as fall-related injuries impose costly tolls on older people,” the report stated. “Coupled with the growing size of the older population, it is necessary to consider how the functional design of homes may affect older people’s ability to live safely and comfortably.”

So, can you age in place? Sandra Timmermann, a nationally-recognized gerontologist and the founder of the MetLife Mature Market

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A Chinese Carmaker Has Already Ripped Off The Ford Bronco’s Design

Well, that looks suspiciously similar.

Chinese automakers are infamous for cribbing the designs of other makes and models. Even as the Chinese auto industry matures, there are still new models coming out that look awfully similar to those of other automakers. The latest comes from Wey, a brand established by Great Wall Motors in 2017, and it seems like it used the new Ford Bronco as the starting and finishing points.  

Codenamed the Wey P01, the rugged-looking SUV only has a handful of teasers available for us to look at, though they do show off quite a bit. Both the Bronco and P01 feature upright front ends with Wey going as far as to flip the Bronco’s headlight design treatment as if no one would notice. They even wrap around it the front to the front fender to give it a bit of personality. However, it does feature a

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Here’s how ‘The Office’ characters would style their work-from-home setup

If “The Office” was still on today, it would probably look a lot different.

With the global pandemic forcing many offices to have their employees work remotely, the Dunder Mifflin crew would most likely be working from home, too.

In a fun, re-imagined version of the set, online interior design service Modsy came up with what some of the characters’ home offices might look like right now.

Below, see the newly designed spaces for Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Jim and Pam Halpert and Kelly Kapoor — and decide who deserves the Dundie Award for best WFH setup.

Michael Scott

The Office work-from-home setup (Modsy)
The Office work-from-home setup (Modsy)

He may be the boss, but he also wants to be your best friend. That’s why Modsy designed an approachable and casual home office for Michael Scott (played by Steve Carell). Alessandra Wood, Modsy’s vice president of style, said Michael would probably want his office

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15 Striking Films to Use As Color Palette Inspo for Your Next Design Project

Photo credit: Hearst Owned
Photo credit: Hearst Owned

From House Beautiful

Some movies are beautiful enough to watch even without sound, and those also happen to be the ones that inspire us to redecorate our homes—or, at the very least, switch up our color palettes. With that in mind, we decided to round up some our favorite films for color and interior inspiration, from super saturated, lush palettes to soft, muted, and ambient ones (which means we excluded some of the best black and white films—nothing personal to The Lighthouse, Un Chien Andelou, and A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night).

Keep reading for a visual treat and get your pinning finger ready.

Paris, Texas (1984)

The film opens with a man named Travis, who finds himself aimlessly wandering around the desert in a fugue state until a doctor on a remote settlement is finally able to track down the man’s brother

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