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What Chipotle and Radiohead Can Teach Us About Sound Quality at Home
Contemporary designs filled with glass and concrete can be hostile environments for great sound quality. Here's how to fix that
"great sound quality. Here's how to fix that... Chipotle's sound engineer, Christopher Golub, set off a firestorm last week in the music... absorb sound except bodies or the burritos themselves,” Golub says of the restaurant's... “Music sounds different in there from your car and headphones.” I found it interesting... on-staff sound engineer to specially curate playlists to take into account its hard-surface..."
What's That Sound? 9 Home Noises and How to Fix Them
Bumps and thumps might be driving you crazy, but they also might mean big trouble. We give you the lowdown and which pro to call for help
"these sounds, it might be time to call a specialist.... takes surrounding the equipment with sound-reduction material, does anyone have... for the sound. I sent him an anonymous letter with the township sound code, but he's... thunking sounds that alarm grandchildren! The noises at the top of my chimney are always... tocking sound every time we ran the water. I'm thrilled to learn it does not necessarily... banging sounds like it's producing ice cubes. It doesn't have that function! I get..."
Designing for Pleasure: A Safe and Sound Perch
Canopy beds, low ceilings, high-back sofas: When it comes to comfort at home, we have something in common with our ancient ancestors
"e and sound. Sound just bounces all over the place. @merrylark, I imagine the slopes... doesn't sound terrible, but I feel "naked" almost, just so hard to feel comfy. And... books, surrounded by clothing on hangers which gave an extra cozy feel to my "hideout"... concept surrounded by storefront windows is enough to send me scurrying for the nearest... slept soundly! angela_flute52689 - would love some more info on this idea of making..."
Home Tech: Getting Rid of Wires Without Sacrificing Sound
"portable sound for a small space. Bose also has a new product called "SoundLink" which... portable sound. What about wireless electricity? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wirel... cinematic surround sound when watching a movie. Using wireless technology makes the... called a Sound Bar. The bar still needs to be plugged in, though. A receiver/transmitter... transmit sound throughout the room, including to any additional wireless speakers placed..."
How to Get a Big Movie Experience In a Smaller Space
"color and sound systems found in over-the-top media rooms... holds 7.1 surround sound, a 82" 3D tv, massaging/heated recliners, every game system... deliver the surround sound that movie lovers need. Larger media rooms, or great rooms... five-channel surround sound. It's not a great solution for a smaller space, but audio lovers... nuanced sound.These design and sound solutions are options for movie lovers with TVs..."
Quiet, Please! How to Cut Noise Pollution at Home
Leaf blowers, trucks or noisy neighbors driving you berserk? These sound-reduction strategies can help you hush things up
"These sound-reduction strategies can help you hush things up... decrease sound you must obstruct or dampen the sound wave. The good news is that many... These sounds seep into a room through those pathways known as windows and doors,... absorb the sound, or reverberation, before it gets to your ears, and 2. blocking it entirely... airborne sound and structure-borne sound. They are not necessarily abated in the same..."
Cooking With Color: When to Use Red in the Kitchen
Candy Apple Red, Red Licorice and more for your kitchen walls, cabinets or island? The color choices are as delicious as they sound
9 Ideas for Thoughtful Gardening in 2014
Start the year with a new way of thinking about your yard. Does one of these garden experiences sound good to you?
16 Secrets to a Soothing Home
Create a haven for yourself with light, color, the sound of water — a reminder to stop for a while and breathe
"color, the sound of water — a reminder to stop for a while and breathe... unfolds. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it's feasible to make this dream real. No... than the sound of the waves kissing the sand and the smell of the ocean, at least to... in the sounds of falling liquid. I bet this is how an oasis in the middle of a desert... home, surround yourself by nature. The beauty of nature can help you adorn your..."
Your Space Can Help You Get Down to Work. Here's How
Feed your creativity and reduce distractions with the right work surfaces, the right chair, and a good balance of sights and sounds
"to be surrounded by bustling activity: Do you work best in cafes and other busy spaces... coffee shop sounds courtesy of Coffitivity, a free online site that provides ambient background... like to surround yourself with stuff: The polar opposite of the minimalists in their... sights and sounds..."
Cliffside Homes Encourage Living on the Edge
Thrills are everyday affairs even in structurally sound homes on slopes and cliffs, thanks to jaw-dropping views and unique configurations
Make Your Garden Sparkle With Glass Art
Bring color, shine and even delightful sounds to your garden with glass sculptures, chimes and gazing spheres
Houzz Tour: Bringing the Outdoors Inside on Bowen Island, B.C.
"farmhouse surrounded by nature. Who lives here: Brad Carter and Linda Cuthbert Location:... included. It sounds a little strange to me, but the rest of the house is so nice that I... natural surroundings" - um, no. We don't go to a tiny island full of multi-million-dollar... nature that surrounds us in this area. Bowen island is just one of many! Looks nice! This... comment sounds funny to me - it's like Americans talking about Montreal and saying..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Tower in a Virginia Forest
A tower with industrial materials, picture windows and citrine splashes makes a striking addition to the surrounding landscape
"the the surroundings that the designer claims is the priority, and looks quite awful... make the surroundings even more noticeable as they contrast so strongly with the house... beautiful surrounding, right in the middle of nature !! What a wrong idea to build an... it sure sounds like a lot of people have very little sense of humor when it comes to... room" sound bad to some, to me they say; "uncluttered", "calm", and "inspiring";..."
Decorate With Intention: 10 Tips for Blissful Bedrooms
Don't shortchange your slumber with stressful surroundings. Open your eyes instead to creating a bedroom that's a real dream