2020 Land Rover Defender Review | First drive, what’s new, off-roading

Angela R. James

EASTNOR, England – Before setting out in this all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender, please allow me a few words about its legendary predecessor. After a terrible winter, the British summer of 1947 was one of the warmest on record. It was probably shirt-sleeve order, then, when Maurice and Spencer Wilks walked down the tree-lined track from their summer cottage at Wern-y-Wylan and onto the expansive sands of Red Wharf Bay in Anglesey. Were there dogs frolicking alongside the two brothers? History doesn’t recall. Nor does it tell us much about their stick-in-the-sand sketch, which was soon engulfed by the

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Four virtual tours for architecture fans

Angela R. James

What with the pandemic, it is difficult to set foot outside, and opportunities to escape from home are thin on the ground. Thankfully, Google is there to help us visit some of the world’s most beautiful buildings. Here are four ideas for virtual tours that will enable architecture enthusiasts to get away from it all.

The Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier in Poissy, France 

One of the great masters of 20th-century architecture, Le Corbusier was given carte blanche to design the Villa Savoye, a rich client’s second home in Poissy, Île-de-France. The resulting building is an embodiment of the French

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Joanna Gaines gives an update on life at home with Chip and the kids

Angela R. James

Life as we know it has changed in recent weeks with social distancing and self-quarantine keeping families close to home — and closer to each other than ever before.

It’s no different for former “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, who are currently hunkered down with their kids on the family’s farm in Waco, Texas, without the distractions classes, work and outside interactions usually provide.

But as Joanna explained during a Wednesday morning virtual visit to TODAY, while this new way of life comes with extra challenges, it comes with plenty of perks, too.

“The kids are loving

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30 Best Home Decor Stores to Shop Online in 2020

Angela R. James

While perusing the selection inside of a brick-and-mortar home decor store may be one of our favorite ways to gather inspiration, we have to admit that digital browsing is just so much more convenient. You can completely deck-out your digs, while also being able to take measurements and compare costs right from the comfort of your (soon-to-be-upgraded) couch!

Another major plus to shopping for home decor online is that there are plenty of ways to save on big-ticket purchases that may not be available in stores. The most obvious one is to sign up for a retailer’s newsletter list if
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CB2 Debuts Jennifer Fisher Collection, Bunny Williams Introduces New Products, and More News This Week

Angela R. James

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.

Product Launches

CB2 and Jennifer Fisher Debut Sculptural Collaboration

CB2’s latest collaboration is here—and it’s a good one. The furniture company asked jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher to make a handful of pieces, all of which convey Fisher’s innate sense for sculptural forms. “We were drawn to Jennifer’s signature style, point of view, and impeccable eye for details, which translates to the collection,” CB2’s president Ryan Turf says to AD PRO.

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