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SWIPE RIGHT TO TURN ON THE LIGHTS
Smart lights are the new cool way of switching things up
In the age of ‘all-things-smart’, it’s time to wake up and embrace a new reality. Imagine controlling how the lights in your home flicker on and off, dim as you please and change colours based on your mood from the comfort of an app on your phone or via your voice when paired with a smart assistant.
Repeat after us…
“Alexa, turn on the bedroom light”
“Siri, change the light to pink”
“Google, reduce the brightness of the light to 20%”
And no, this won’t cost you an island—in fact smart lighting options are quite affordable. Plus, think of all the cool things you can do! You can group all the bulbs in your home together to have a single control.Furthermore, you can set up routines so that when you’re watching a movie, the main lights turn off and everything else turns to a warmer colour. If you incorporate sensors, you can have your front door light turn on when someone approaches or have your night light gleam as you wake up in the middle of the night, saving yourself from a stumble. What’s more, even someone who is technologically challenged can jump on this bandwagon, as setting up smart lighting is simple with any smart phone or tablet. It doesn’t require any new wiring or complicated systems to work. Another bonus: it’s all LED, so very low power consumption and some may even be battery based.
From desk lamps to bedside ones, ceiling lights to ambience lamps— smart lighting comes in a plethora of sizes, shapes, colours and styles from a huge variety of different brands like: Philips Hue, Xiaomi, Yeelight (one of our personal favourites), and so many more.
It’s time to light up your world.
NETFLIX NIRVANA | Crafting the perfect home theatre space made easy
Picture this: You sit comfortably on a plush sofa, a bowl of buttery popcorn in your hands. You watch your favourite movie or perhaps another rerun of your favourite TV show. And if you happen to get a little tired, you simply sink downwards and take a nap. That’s the magic of having a home theatre space—a Netflix nirvana zone of sorts.
Soft lighting, tasteful furnishings and a large television screen— what’s not to love? A space like this becomes an instant favourite among families wanting to unwind together after a long day. So, if you happen to be renovating your home or converting an old bedroom into something new, consider a home theatre space. Here are 3 key tips from Isprava to
help you out.
COLOUR IT RIGHT
Never underestimate the power of the right colours in design. Sure, you could opt for pastel shades. But we suggest darker, earthier tones. They lend
the space with an air of elegance, making it seem like you’ve swung by a movie theatre instead of being right at home! Think soft shades of oak, forest green and honey. Mounting your television on a glossy, woodpanelled wall is also a great choice.
You don’t want to be shifting and sliding uncomfortably while you watch a movie. So, go for comfortable seats. Straight-backed chairs and wooden
stools are a strict no-no! Opt for cozy, buttery armchairs that simply invite you to sink in. You could also use deep wing chairs and sectional sofas to stretch out on. Ottomans to rest your feet on are also a good idea.
LIGHT IT UP
Remember, you’re trying to create an ambience here. Instead of peppering the room with lights, opt for soft lights with a tinge of yellow. Spotlights and
track lights work great. You don’t want too many light fixtures and since it’s a home theatre space, you’re going to want to keep too much natural light from streaming in. Let light-blocking curtains and Venetian blinds come to the rescue!
AUDI & AI
Audi showcases AI:ME concept at the Shanghai Auto Show 2019
Just like Isprava, Audi is a name that is synonymous with luxury. Each car from the brand boasts a sleek design and a flawless engine, crafted to please every automobile lover around. But it doesn’t stop there. Constant innovation is just another of the many things that Audi thrives on.
Take the Shanghai Auto Show 2019 for example. The star of the evening at this event was Audi’s AI:ME concept car that perfectly showcased the ideas of the brand’s designers and developers. Think of it as a compact car, built for the future.
It actually looks like a super cool and slick city hatchback. It’s even packed with plenty of interesting features— level 4 automated driving, spacious, futristic interiors, virtual reality tech features, the works.
This car has two seats in the front, but it can be configured in plenty of different ways, as per your convenience. There’s enough space for four people in the front as well as on the rear bench, if needed. Plus, it comes with a 65 kWh battery and a 125 kW electric motor. And that’s not even the best part! The interiors are as luxurious as it gets,with everything from open-pore walnut wood to real plants and wooden struts at the roof to improve cabin circulation.
The Audi AI:ME also has a stateof- the-art onboard computer that enables you to drive autonomously along breezy highways or specially designated areas in certain inner cities. There’s also a steering wheel and pedals that smoothly whiz into the dashboard when you’re driving autonomously or stuck in traffic. Fancy? We think so! While it does look a lot like the 2017 Audi Aicon, it’s actually smaller and better suited to our urban lifestyles.
Audi AI:ME gives us a glimpse into the future, where driving can become once again, something to thoroughly enjoy!