Social Media Helps Perth Woman Build Her Home

Perth based social media marketing expert Sasha Ioppolo was frustrated by the lack of local products and services she could find when it came to building her dream home. So she started searching Instagram and Pinterest for help.

Ioppolo told HuffPost Australia social media empowered her because it meant she didn’t need to rely solely on an architect.

“Social media gave me thousands of ideas to choose from. In the past I’d be restricted to a few magazines. It also allowed me to communicate those ideas clearly to my architect,” Ioppolo said.

“Also there’s a similarity about homes in Perth. Social media allowed me to try something different. I’d see amazing design and beautiful products online, available in Europe or the US but no one was doing that here. So I thought I’d use them myself.”

JOE CHINDARSI
A Palm Springs-inspired roof garden.

Ioppolo spent around a year collecting ideas online before taking them to her architect. Some of the most innovative touches in the home include a a Palm Springs-inspired roof garden by landscape designer Mon Palmer, and an electronic doggie door.

There’s also an art lift to hide the TV and an above-ground pool that means there’s no need for a fence.

The house, known as the Triple Deck House, now has a life of it’s own with it’s own social media accounts. According to Ioppolo, there have been a countless stream of motorists slowing down or parking out the front for a closer look.

“A few rubber-necking motorists have crashed into the median strip road sign outside the house!” Ioppolo said.

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Sasha Ioppolo’s Tips For Building Your Dream Home Via Social Media

  • Pinterest: Create story boards for different rooms in the house such as the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, as well as key aspects like a staircase or swimming pool. Save images from designs you find online
  • Instagram: Used to source images of designs. Search for designers and start following their posts and their work.
  • Source other services: Watch who and what your favourite designers recommend in their social media. This can help you track down elusive products and services not found locally.

[Source”cnbc”]

Apple continues its trend of inclusive emoji with “woman in headscarf,” “breastfeeding,” and more

Apple is taking yet another leap toward making its emoji slate more inclusive with its latest release, which will feature “woman with headscarf” and “breastfeeding” icon options.

The update will also include a new “bearded person” emoji, more mythical creatures like “genie” and “zombie,” and expressive new smiley faces intended to convey such emotions and behaviors as “mind-blown” and “vomiting.”

The company previewed its new emoji on Monday in conjunction with World Emoji Day, which falls on July 17 because that’s the date depicted by the iOS calendar emoji. The newest additions will become available later this year.

Apple’s newest digital icons are in line with the company’s recent and largely praised moves to take emoji in a more universal direction.

Over the past half-decade, Apple has drastically expanded the diversity of its emoji palette in response to widespread requests for a more representative slate. After an update to include art for LGBTQ couples in 2012, African-American icons were added in 2014. An update in 2015 further expanded the skin tones on offer, and included five races all based on the Fitzpatrick scale, a skin color classification system developed in 1975.

Most recently, the 2016 update saw Apple equalizing its gender representation, adding gender options for single-parent families and new female athletes and professionals — leveling out the largely male representation among sports emojis.

Of the company’s shift toward more diverse digital representation, Apple’s vice president of worldwide corporate communications Katie Cotton told MTV back in 2014, “There needs to be more diversity in the emoji character set, and we have been working closely with the Unicode Consortium in an effort to update the standard.”

Other noteworthy icons in Apple’s 2017 update include new food entries (sandwich, coconut), new animals (zebra, T. rex), and additional new smileys (“starstruck”).

 [Source”timesofindia”]

Apple continues its trend of inclusive emoji with “woman in headscarf,” “breastfeeding,” and more

Apple is taking yet another leap toward making its emoji slate more inclusive with its latest release, which will feature “woman with headscarf” and “breastfeeding” icon options.

The update will also include a new “bearded person” emoji, more mythical creatures like “genie” and “zombie,” and expressive new smiley faces intended to convey such emotions and behaviors as “mind-blown” and “vomiting.”

The company previewed its new emoji on Monday in conjunction with World Emoji Day, which falls on July 17 because that’s the date depicted by the iOS calendar emoji. The newest additions will become available later this year.

Apple’s newest digital icons are in line with the company’s recent and largely praised moves to take emoji in a more universal direction.

Over the past half-decade, Apple has drastically expanded the diversity of its emoji palette in response to widespread requests for a more representative slate. After an update to include art for LGBTQ couples in 2012, African-American icons were added in 2014. An update in 2015 further expanded the skin tones on offer, and included five races all based on the Fitzpatrick scale, a skin color classification system developed in 1975.

Most recently, the 2016 update saw Apple equalizing its gender representation, adding gender options for single-parent families and new female athletes and professionals — leveling out the largely male representation among sports emojis.

Of the company’s shift toward more diverse digital representation, Apple’s vice president of worldwide corporate communications Katie Cotton told MTV back in 2014, “There needs to be more diversity in the emoji character set, and we have been working closely with the Unicode Consortium in an effort to update the standard.”

Other noteworthy icons in Apple’s 2017 update include new food entries (sandwich, coconut), new animals (zebra, T. rex), and additional new smileys (“starstruck”).

[Source:-VOX]