Have you ever encountered that client who not only dreams in color, but lives there too, their vibrant and artistic personality reflected in everything they do, everything they have, everything they touch? If you’re one of the lucky ones who answered “yes,” then you know your design has to be equally vibrant and artistic—and just overall spectacular. They want nothing less than extraordinary and you need to deliver, make that splash and maybe even create an award-worthy project. Designer Elina Katsioula-Beall, , of Pasadena, CA-based DeWitt Designer Kitchens, did just that. She takes this year’s Bath of the Year award for her inspiring approach and fresh perspective in creating a small second-floor master bathroom with first-rate appeal. Set in a Read more…
The Green HelmetSolar-powered weatherproof bike helmet.
It is always wonderful to have some useful appliance that do not require frequent charging and wire clutter. The solar powered all weather helmet is one of such wonderful innovation. You can ride your favorite bike even in night with full lights on. You do not have to fit the lights on bike and certainly do not have to remove them when you park outside to save it from being stolen. The helmet does not require any external charging. All you need is to ride in daylight with your helmet on and you will have always charged helmet with considerable light power to ride even in night. The all weather helmet need no external charging. It even works in rainy seasons. The fitting is not at all tricky. However, considerable time is spent on fine circuitry.
In case you havent noticed, the holiday season is quickly approaching. Maybe you have noticed the beginnings of fur trimmed red hats and candy canes making their presence known as you shop. Before you know it we will be carving the turkey, and before you can say pumpkin pie, towns and cities all over the country will be flipping on the switch to illuminate the streets with merry, jolly Christmas lights.
I know in my family it was always a tradition to pile everyone into the car the day after Thanksgiving and venture into the city to look at all the outdoor Christmas lights. This event brought many smiles and was such a memorable part of my childhood.
Upon entering the space we find an open reception area in a circular form which embraces you as you open the elevator door, this reception area is flanked by two stained-glass windows in blue tones with abstract graphics of medicines and when looked at closely these are infinitely deep. At the center and as the focal point there is a green wall with the logo of the company.
Once you pass through reception you come to a large corridor, which connects the two big rooms for users. As the user explores them they discover playful, colorful and fun spaces that orient them to the use of the entire space.
On entering the large rooms you feel that the space is relaxed, spacious and open, dotted with casual collisions which have their own personalities setting them apart from each other and breaking up the sameness of the work areas.
Many beginning gardeners believe that all you need to grow healthy plants and vegetables is water and sunlight. However, plants also need healthy soil rich in nutrients to be able to grow properly. And composting is a great way to do just that.
But before you start composting, there are a few things to keep in mind.
For the most part I’m very tolerant of all the world’s creatures, but I really hate slugs. I don’t think I could stand to look at their disgusting sliminess even if they were benign, harmless creatures. But the fact they can wipe out a flat of seedlings overnight – after I’ve spent a month or two nurturing the tiny plants – makes them an especially despicable enemy.
Recently a group of my friends had an impromptu discussion on Facebook, regarding organic methods of slug control. I have to admit, I never had much luck with some of the home remedies that have been touted for generations – like beer, for example. I kept shallow pans of beer embedded in my garden soil all spring one year, and don’t think I ever found a single drowned slug in them.
But several gardeners I know suggested an organic product called Sluggo, which is said to be completely safe to pets and wildlife when used as directed. Its active ingr