In October 2018, Alex Pall, a renowned artist in New York’s music industry hit Wall Street Journal’s headlines after showcasing his professionally decked home in Hollywood Hills. The home’s decor was done by Peti Lau, a traditional interior and exterior designer based in New York.
Critics describe Pall’s house as a mélange of archetypal architectural designs adopted from the great aristocratic and bohemian signature decors. The living space incarnates international and local ornamental influences.
Before inviting the contribution of an expert, the mid-20th century 3,600 square feet bungalow featured slate floors and stone fireplaces. Alex Pall says that the house’s ancient design charmed him, but he wished to customize its interior and exterior to his liking. Pall has an inclined passion for art.
Why did Alex Pall select Peti Lau for the task? Peti Lau is a seasoned home décor expert with solid experience in interior and exterior design. Ms. Lau has transformed hundreds of residential and hospitality facilities based in San Francisco and Thailand.
What Makes Alex Pall’s House Different from the Ordinary Ones?
The house’s family room features a countryside-themed wallpaper, an ordinary fiber coffee table, an antique Turkish rag, and an orange velvet seat. The amalgams of orange, blue, and green colors give the room a gorgeous jungle theme.
The house’s bedroom is a peculiar chamber. Its ceiling is shielded in the faux tin while its walls are plastered to imitate the ancient age European décors. The décor expert left the bedroom to maintain its original slate floor.
Ms. Lau decided to give the dining room special attention than any other space in Alex Pall’s house. The professional designer used Kelly Wearstler’s wallpaper, and a rag with structured shapes to design the dining space’s wall and floor.
Besides the wallpaper and the rag, Ms. Lau used vermillion furniture, a chandelier, a multi-colored neon light box, and a farm table to give the room a warm feeling.
The bathroom maintained its novel Hollywood Regency décor. However, Ms. Lau repainted the ceiling to match with the floor’s ceramic tiles. Moreover, she used Venetian plaster to highlight the wall’s original guises.
Rocketship Education is a public elementary school that provides education to students from low-income families who have limited access to excellent schools. The institution was established in 2006 with the primary goal of eliminating the achievement gap among students from low-income families. The institution is using a blend of adaptive technology, traditional instruction, and targeted tutoring to meet various needs of all its students. The institution believes that a transformative school does more than just educating students.
Rocketship Education is experiencing rapid expansion as it opens more than two new branches in different areas of the country every year. The institution has expanded to Nashville, Indianapolis, Memphis, New Orleans, and Washington, DC. Currently, the institution serves more than 25,000 students from low-income families. The institution has a leadership development program that trains teachers on how to build a good relationship with their students.
Most recently, the media through the National Public Radio (NPR), questioned how public schools manage their classrooms, how students use technology and staff allocation. Rocketship Education, though it’s CEO has reacted to the media coverage claiming that the media did not provide an accurate and fair picture concerning the institution. The institution claims that the media assumed that it is the same as other neighborhood schools when it comes to internal practices and teaching models.
The CEO of Rocketship Education confirmed that the coverage by NPR painted a wrong picture about the institution. He claimed that every institution has its own approach when it comes to classroom management, which makes them different from each other. According to him, the media claims was as a result of narrow research.
Rocketship Education is different from other public schools in terms of classroom management. The institution has classroom policies and roles that help in managing the behavior of its students. The teachers are also provided with training to make them understand how to control the classroom. In addition, the institution has a lab rotation model which helps in managing how much students use technology. Finally, the institution has hired enough teachers to ensure that attention is provided to all students.