Jenny J. Richards

Take a Virtual Tour of Luxury Automobile History

All over the world, car museums are beloved for their documentation and preservation of the automotive industry’s wonders and charm. Cars are sculptural objects—a manifestation of the drive for speed, efficiency, authority, and beauty—and, like most three-dimensional forms, are best appreciated when viewed in person. But given the necessary limitations on movement and gathering wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, these sites are currently closed. Fortunately, for those of us who love cars, or simply need a fresh distraction, many of the world’s leading automotive museums have digitized their holdings and are offering virtual tours of their facilities during this crisis. The sites below all focus on the glories of wheeled transportation, but each comes at its mission very differently, reflecting the diversity and wonder of the automobile. Join us in a tour.

<cite class="credit">Image courtesy the Petersen.</cite>
Image courtesy the Petersen.

The Petersen was founded in Los Angeles by automotive publishing magnate Robert Petersen

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The 18 Best Laptop Accessories That Will Make WFH Way More Comfortable

If week after week of using our laptop for work, happy hour, catching up with family and even therapy sessions has taught us anything, it’s that tech neck is real. And unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like this Zoom-heavy, screen-filled lifestyle is going to end anytime soon. So, we might as well make the most of it. Here, the 18 best laptop accessories to make your desk, couch, or cross-legged-on-the-floor set up more enjoyable.

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Lap Desks:

Sometimes, it’s just a work-from-bed day, and that’s OK. But it’ll go a lot more smoothly with a lap desk. This compact one from Urban Outfitters features a removable cushion to keep your legs comfortable while you work and a convenient tabletop that’s big enough to use a wireless mouse, if that’s your thing.

Buy It ($39)

Need a portable desk

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Avon Lake Residents Print Mask Bands To Help Others Amid COVID-19

AVON LAKE, OH — In the age of the new coronavirus, countless heroes have found creative ways to protect other people. In Avon Lake, those heroes look like a budding 3D printing coalition molding mask bands for front line medical workers, first responders and even the U.S. Navy.

The entire endeavor started on something of a whim, according to Matt Collier. His family has a 3D printer and was scrolling through files of things they could print. Listed on one website was a design for a band to strap a mask around a person’s head. They decided to give it a try.

The Colliers printed mask bands for anyone they knew who requested one. When the requests began pouring in, the Colliers decided to expand their printing power. They recruited three Avon Lake residents, all with their own 3D printers: the Rollins family, Hayden Hodge and Carter Knox, an Avon

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11 TV Shows to Binge for Design Inspiration

There’s never a wrong time to turn to quality television as home design inspiration. But now that we’re all self-isolating and social distancing within our walls because of the COVID-19 pandemic, plunging through your streaming queue and gazing at a show’s visual style—one that seamlessly complements its story and characters—is a flat-out essential activity. Beyond the benefit of providing some good old-fashioned escapism, the right series with the right set-design eye candy can spark your own creativity and innovation. And in this current golden age of television, a plethora of swoon-worthy options are just a sanitized finger-click away. Check out these all-time greats, whose aesthetics span from the polished world of 1950s New York City to contemporary white-trim California cool. Welcome home.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

<div class="caption"> <em>The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story</em> offers plenty of opulence, plus shots of Miami’s Art Deco architecture. </div> <cite class="credit">Courtesy of FX Networks </cite>

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story offers plenty of opulence, plus shots of Miami’s Art Deco architecture.

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