Stylist and art director Sara Bird on bringing soul to your home

Sara Bird, a stylist, art director and co-author of “Home for the Soul: Sustainable and Thoughtful Decorating and Design,” joined Washington Post staff writer Jura Koncius recently for an online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.

Q: What kinds of things do you like to do around holiday decorating to make it even more special?

A: Holiday decorating means we have more time to spend being creative. You can start a scheme from scratch or

Read More

How Pete Docter, Kemp Powers brought the first Black Pixar protagonist to life in ‘Soul’

In 1963, jazz pianist Herbie Hancock was playing a show with Miles Davis when, during Davis’ solo, he played the wrong chord.

Shamed, he froze for about a minute. “Miles paused for a second and then he played some notes that made my chord right,” Hancock recalled. “(He) was able to make something that was wrong into something that was right with the power of the choice of notes that he made and the feeling

Read More

How Under Armour plans to compete after MyFitness deal, ‘soul searching’ on its brand

After a strong quarter that saw the sale of its fitness platform, Under Armour (UAA) is set to “compete in a major way” in 2021, the sports apparel and footwear company’s CEO told Yahoo Finance on Friday.

Under Armour’s stock popped by over 1% Friday, after the sportswear company reported better-than-expected third-quarter results and its plan to sell its MyFitnessPal app to a private equity firm. All told, the shares are now nearly 50% higher

Read More

N.J. student shot and killed in Ohio remembered as a kind soul. ‘He lit the room up,’ ex-coach says

Chase Meola, the former high school football player from Bergen County who was shot and killed in Ohio last weekend, was remembered Saturday as someone who bubbled with personality — kind, talented and giving.

“He lit the room up. A kind-hearted soul,” George Ervin, a former coach, told NJ Advance Media.

Meola, of Mahwah, was was found dead last Sunday. Police responding to reports of a shooting found the 23-year-old in a Columbus, Ohio, alleyway.

Read More