You would think growing up in New York City would inure me to the impacts of noise. It didn’t. The cacophony of street noises — loud even from my 10th floor East Village apartment — was crazy-making. That and the harsh winters drove me away.
Noise can impact more than hearing loss, according to the experts I interviewed for my latest piece. You can read it here and you can join us for a Clubhouse conversation this afternoon about how to reduce noise where you live.
Bedrooms are among the most important — and often the easiest —
rooms for noise reduction.
(PHOTO: SHELLY ROSENBERG STUDIO)
My latest piece on the benefits of induction cooktop technology just published on Open Mind. You can read it here.
Happening TODAY on Clubhouse!
My guest moderators and I will be talking about ways to reduce noise in your home — both from inside and out. The convo takes place TODAY at 4 pm EST, 1 pm PST (and all the related time zones). I hope you’ll join us.
- 10/19 Creating a Quieter Home
- 11/2 Creating Serene Home Spaces
- 11/16 Top Kitchen & Bath Design Trends
- 12/7 Best Healthy Home Improvements for 2023
What topics do you want to hear about in the new year? Comment below and let me know.
Past Clubhouse Recordings
Here are links to Clubhouse recordings from past sessions.
- 9/21 Creating Great Garage Spaces — Recording Link
- 9/7 Smart Home Innovations — Recording Link
- 8/17 Creating Healthy Work from Home Spaces — Recording Link
- 8/3 Creating Healthy Back to School Home Spaces — Recording Link
- 7/20 Wellness Benefits of Co-living — Recording Link
- 7/6 Beat the Heat — Recording Link
- 6/15 Designing with Plants — Recording Link
- 6/1 Wellness Design and Pets — Recording Link
- 5/18 Wellness Design and Art — Recording Link
- 5/4 Spa Bathrooms — Recording Link
- 4/20 Wellness Design and Appliances — Recording Link
- 3/16 Healthy Bedroom Spaces — Recording Link
- 3/2 Wellness Design and Tile Trends — Recording Link
- 2/16 Wellness Design and Autism — Recording Link
- 2/2 New Technology Ideas — Recording Link
- 1/19 Healthy Pantry Spaces — Recording Link
- 1/5 Top 2022 Wellness Design Trends — Recording Link
- 6/2 Smart Homes / Healthy Homes — Recording Link
- 6/16 Home Fitness Spaces — Recording Link
- 7/7 DIY-Friendly Outdoor Wellness Design — Recording Link
- 7/21 Healthy Kid Spaces — Recording Link
- 8/4 Healthy Work from Home Spaces — Recording Link
- 8/18 Smart Home CEDIA Expo Preview — Recording Link
- 9/1 Great Grill Centers (in time for Labor Day) — Recording Link
- 9/15 Laundry and Flex Rooms — Recording Link
- 10/6 Small Appliances for Healthy Living — Recording Link
- 10/20 Healthy Beverage Centers — Recording Link
- 11/3 Healthy Holiday Entertaining at Home — Recording Link
- 11/17 Self Care Spaces — Recording Link
- 12/1 Healthy Home Holiday Gift Ideas (And Pro Shopping Tips) — Recording Link
- 12/15 Achieving Your New Year’s Resolutions with Wellness Design — Recording Link
NEW SECTION: FIRST IMPRESSIONS
One of the perks of my career is having companies send me cool gear to try and hopefully write about. The latest was a Dyson Humidifier. When you think about humidifiers, you’re probably envisioning a utilitarian plastic appliance spewing steam into your room. That’s not what this unit is. The Dyson Purifier Humidify + Cool Formaldehyde is an air purifier, humidifier and fan in one handsome body. With an app. And a remote. I like that it monitors the room for pollutants and clears them out. I like that it has a quiet sleep setting. I like that it’s adjustable. I’ll post more down the line, but my initial impression is quite positive.
That’s not me or my bedroom,
but that is “my” new humidifier/air purifier
I’m a pretty avid reader on design-related topics and decided to share some of the riches I’m finding with my Gold Notes readers. Here are a few links you might find interesting and helpful:
- Architecture-related: MAST develops adaptable flat-pack system for building floating homes (Dezeen.com)
- Accessibility-related: Rethinking universal design (Pro Remodeler)
- Health-related: Cleaning to combat indoor allergies (Washington Post via San Diego Union-Tribune)