Day: April 21, 2020

NICU Nurses’ Stress and Work Environment in an Open Ward Compared to a Combined Pod and Single-Family Room Design. – PubMed


The architectural design of a neonatal intensive care unit may affect the quality of the work environment for nurses, yet few studies have been conducted using reliable and valid measures. Recent studies have suggested some drawbacks of single-family rooms (SFRs) for both infants and parents. Research is needed to explore nurses’ work environment in units combining pods and SFRs.


To compare neonatal intensive care unit nurses’ work stress, satisfaction, obstacles, support, team effectiveness, ability to provide family-centered care, and satisfaction with noise, light, and sightlines in an open ward with a new unit of pods and SFRs.


A pre-post occupancy study was conducted in a level 3 unit before and after transitioning to a new unit of 6-bed pods and SFRs.


There were no significant differences in nurse stress, satisfaction, support from colleagues, perceptions of team effectiveness, and ability to provide family-centered care between the open

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Blog | Mid Century Design & Decor Guide

The furniture and decor introduced in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s were clean, sophisticated, and inclusive. Despite the passage of time, mid century designs have remained a staple in interior architecture. In this guide, we’ll cover the fundamentals of how to realise a mid century modern décor and where to shop for the pieces you desire.

1. Interior Design Inspirations
To kick things off, remember that great interior design draws bits and pieces of influence from different styles, so include some elements that are outside of the mid century boundaries.

2. Pick the Right Colours
Selecting colours is always the first step to planning your interior, since it leads your furniture and decor selection. Mid century colours tend to combine darker neutral tones with saturated accent colours.
Remember to follow the usual interior design colour picking tip, also called the 60-30-10 rule. Your room colours should be 60% dominant base

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7 Principles of Interior Design that every designer must know !

In our pervious article ‘7 Elements of Interior Design’ we explored the 7 elements of interior design (Space, Line, Forms, Light, Color, Texture and Pattern) that form the foundation of any interior design. In this article we are going to explore the 7 principles of interior design that define the ways these 7 elements must be used. An interior designer needs to be well versed with these 7 principles interior design  to arrange/organize the 7 elements so that a good composition is achieved. So without further ado, let’s jot down the 7 principles of interior design and understand their significance in the world of interior design!

The principle of Unity, as the name implies stresses on the fact that there should be a sense of uniformity or harmony among all the 7 elements used. Interior design should serve as a visual guide for a person to understand a living space,

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Kumpulan Desain dan Denah Rumah Minimalis Modern

 Daftar harga microwave terbaru tahun ini — Keberadaan oven microwave sebagai perangkat elektronik untuk memanggang dan menghangatkan kembali masakan, nampaknya tidak akan tergantikan. Selain dapat memudahkan aktifitas memasak anda juga mampu membuat durasi menyiapkan masakan menjadi lebih cepat. Pemilihan microwave perlu memperhatikan kapasitas daya dan kualitas yang baik sesuai kebutuhan rumah anda serta dengan harga yang relatif terjangkau tentunya. Di bawah ini akan membagikan beberapa gambar dan daftar harga microwave merk terpercaya yang paling banyak diminati para istri di luar sana lengkap dengan spesifikasinya :

1. Sharp R-728(K) – in Microwave – HItam

Microwave Sharp

Microwave yang pertama adalah merk Sharp yang akan membuat proses memasak anda menjadi lebih cepat dan praktis tanpa membutuhkan tenaga ekstra. Selain memanaskan untuk memanggang berbagai makanan seperti ayam, daging, membuat roti dll. Dengan kapasitas 25 Liter dengan porsi besar dalam satu waktu. Fitur defrost untuk mencairkan makanan beku yang baru saja keluar

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NYC DOT – Street Design Manual

Updated December 2015

The Street Design Manual is New York City’s comprehensive resource for street design standards, guidelines, and policies. It draws from a wide range of resources and experience to present a coherent set of choices for street design. These range from ubiquitous features, such as standard sidewalk concrete and street lights, to newer design elements like pedestrian safety islands, bus bulbs, and protected bicycle lanes.

The first edition of the Manual was released in May 2009 and updated in July 2010. This second edition, released in October 2013 and updated in December 2015 , includes updates and new content, based on feedback from users and comprehensive inter- and intra-agency review.

Highlights of the Updated Second Edition include:

  • Expanded focus on considerations and design practices related to universal design principles in chapter introductions and design treatments
  • Additional content on resiliency measures in capital project origination
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Using Garden Decor Indoors for a Spring Family Room

In this post: A wonderful way to bring spring decor into your home is by using garden decor indoors. Here are 5 ways to use garden decor in your spring family room.⇒

spring decor garden urns

Have you ever been to the Macy’s Flower Show?

Each spring, Macy’s Herald Square, the same store that puts on the Thanksgiving Day parade, transforms the first floor of their New York flagship store into a veritable botanical garden. There’s a different theme every year, but always the underlying concept is flowers, flowers and more flowers.

I worked in the fashion industry nearby for many years and have always looked forward to the flower show.  It’s on par with, if not well above the level of the Fifth Avenue department store windows at Christmas.

To me, this display of flowers, along with the celebration of all things garden, always felt like the unofficial beginning of spring.

spring decor for the living room

So, the

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Design Mom’s Colorful Family Room

What do you do when your family outgrows your family room? Ask Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom! As her six kids got older, she realized her family room had turned into a space no one wanted to spend time in. So, she turned to us to help transform the space into a colorful, inviting room that’s perfect for playing games, music lessons and spending time together. Read on to see the space and learn more about Gabrielle.

What was the most challenging part about redesigning your family room?

Well, the room really needed to do two totally separate jobs, but feel like one cohesive space. First, the room needed to be a traditional family room with a TV, hang out space, board games, books, Legos, and dolls. 

But the room also needed to be a music room with a place for the piano, the drum kit, the keyboard, the guitars,

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DESIGN 2020 / DESIGN Conference

The DESIGN 2020 conference is POSTPONED!

March, 27 2020

Based on the public health advices and following the opinion of all DESIGN 2020 participants, expressed in the online survey, the Organizing Committee of the 16th International Design Conference DESIGN 2020 decided to postpone the conference until the currently experienced worldwide health crises abate.

The conference is postponed for October 26-29 2020. We are looking forward to seeing you in Cavtat!

Status info regarding COVID-19

March, 19 2020

Since the EU is closing outer borders for the next 30 days and, with the existing travelling restrictions, regardless are those on the intercontinental or institutional level, we want to keep you informed about the DESIGN 2020 conference planning.

The DESIGN 2020 Team is working according to the schedule. At the moment the CUP is doing final typesetting and editing of all the papers. The daily schedule and BoA are under preparation.

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Flowers and floral design are abloom in 2020 decor

Published: 4/14/2020 3:08:40 PM

In lighting fixtures, wallpapers, bedding and wall art, flowers are coming up all over in 2020. Along with floral design in furnishings, there’s also renewed interest in actual flowers: floral arranging and floral-inspired table settings.

“Flowers have always made people feel happy. They can be feminine but they can also be used in a maximalist style,’’ says Christin Geall, author of the new Cultivated: The Elements of Floral Style (Princeton Architectural Press). “As we move away from beige interiors, flowers are a great way to liven things up.”

Aimee Lagos, co-founder of Hygge & West, which sells a range of wallpapers and home goods, concurs: “Floral decor is having a major moment in 2020, especially wallpaper.”

Floral patterns bring a touch of nature and an organic element into a room, she says, noting the popularity this spring of bold, large-scale floral murals.

“While floral patterns are

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The Kitchen and Family Room Combo Popular with Active Adults

Kitchens were once hidden the back of the house. Now, the kitchen has become the centerpiece of many new homes.

A century ago, kitchens were relegated to the back of the house. A kitchen far removed from the social areas of the home was a sign of affluence. Yet today, many Americans recognize the kitchen as the true heart of family gatherings and design the room accordingly.

A recent study by the Electrolux group found that kitchens are being used for much more than food preparation. Nearly nine in 10 Americans (86%) are involved in some sort of activity in their kitchen besides cooking or eating, and more than two-thirds of adults (67%) say they use their kitchen to socialize and entertain guests.

Kitchens are used to pay bills, work on hobbies or crafts, play games, read, watch TV, or simply sit and talk. The multipurpose kitchen—or as Electrolux calls

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