Design

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Ideas for cool modern kitchen areas

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Composed of clean lines and elegant finishes, modern kitchen focuses on one function, to facilitate the preparation and cooking of food in open areas. A combination of natural and synthetic materials are mixed with a palette of colors ranging from neutral to bold to make a modern style kitchen. So before you buy kitchen appliances for your kitchen you should first keep reading to find out what you can do to make your kitchen more modern before putting it to use.

Colour

The colour palette for a modern kitchen goes from a range of bright colors to neutral tones. The tones you can consider using with this style are red, orange, turquoise, emerald green, black, silver, cream and white. Your best bet is to choose a combination of two to four and incorporate these colours throughout the space, on walls, on the kitchen counter, on the floor, in closets and even inside the devices. For example, you can choose black, silver and white for major items, such as cabinets and countertops, and use one of the boldest tone accents to give the room decoration a touch of colour.

Modern Kitchen
Modern Kitchen

Counters

Natural stone is a popular choice for modern kitchen counters, offering a sleek, clean design and a bright appearance. Granite and marble are perhaps the best materials to choose from when it comes to stone, as they are durable and able to withstand wear and tear from exposure to heat and water when cooking. These stones come in a variety of colors that work well with a modern design, such as black, gray and beige. The disadvantage of these natural stones is that they can be expensive. If you have a limited budget, ceramic tiles can be a better option for you as it, too, is a durable material and comes in a variety of colors that work with modern designs. Stainless steel countertops give your kitchen a unique cutting edge look.

Modern Kitchen Decor
Modern Kitchen Decor

Cabinets

When choosing kitchen cabinets, clean lines are the key. Wood such as maple or oak is ideal. Another option is black or white laminate cabinets. The doors of frosted or clear glass that open from the bottom are attractive options for upper cabinets. Install handles or drawer handles of brushed nickel or stainless steel. The floor to ceiling cupboards add continuous space that is a key feature of modern design lines.

Apparatus

The stainless steel appliances are now the latest trend in modern kitchen design, but the black and white appliances also work well in this design. Place a French door refrigerator with a freezer on the bottom. If your kitchen requires an electric stove, install one with a smooth coating. A large fan placed on the stove serves as a focal point and gives the kitchen a professional look. The modern social kitchen by Fisher and Paykel combines all the above and is a great example.

5 Cool Tips: How to Make the Most of Your Warehouse Space

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A warehouse is built to house large numbers of products, that much is obvious, but during particularly slow sales periods or when your firm spots a bargain and bulk buys items at a discount, finding enough space on the warehouse floor has the potential to become a real pain point.

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Typically, there are three reasons for space shortages occurring in your warehouse, including having large amounts of the right stock, having too much of the wrong stock and utilising your existing floor space poorly. As a result, it’s important to strike the right balance in order to move the firm forward.

But what happens when you run out of space altogether and moving to a new, larger and sexier warehouse simply isn’t an option? Well, aside from trying to get rid of your current merchandise, take a look at our five simple steps to maximising space in the warehouse …

Mezzanine Flooring

Normally installed by mezzanine floor specialists, this type of product is often used in warehouses, distribution centres, manufacturing plants and airports, allowing for better use of space and helping firms to save money and boost profits. Typically freestanding, the system is installed between two permanent stories and constructed from steel, fibreglass and aluminium.

Temporary Storage

When your warehouse is overflowing with merchandise, it can often pay to invest in temporary storage solutions to house your goods. However, this option can often be costly, but may be the only option if your inventory is high for a reason (seasonal demand, for example) and the expected profit is more than enough to cover your costs.

Tunnel Rack

By using the space over your warehouse cross aisles, you can create more storage space with back-to-back racks, which should boost capacity by five to 10 per cent. If you’re utilising this method, though, be careful to add in pallet decking or netting to prevent items falling overboard and injuring unsuspecting employees below.

Sort Out Your Existing Inventory

If you have an abundance of stock, one of the best ways to improve warehouse space is to manage your existing inventory properly. This means having access to real-time information about all products, with a warehouse management system (WMS) an integral part of allowing you to maintain inventory and drill into all associated data.

Learn To Improve

Although the changes above will help free up space in your warehouse, over time the same problems can creep back managed badly. Additionally, it’s important to realise that concerns over space can overtake other issues like the health and safety of your employees and warehouse efficiency, which are also extremely important in ensuring the long term success of the company.

Perhaps the best hard drive ever made

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The pitch black fighter of the movie series Mad Max, of course there’s no need for recommendations, as it is a category by itself. It follows therefore when a hard disk once its body only can be surprising, especially since we learned that the company that manufactured it transforms flash drives and external hard in the shape of our favorite cars! The beginning was made by the hardcore gadget man, Douglas Sonders, commissioned in Flash Rods to build a replica of the infamous Interceptor.

Mad Max Interceptor
Mad Max Interceptor
Mad Max Interceptor
Mad Max Interceptor

The result completely justifies the effort with exhaustive attention to detail is the key point. Up to the USB port is cleverly hidden in the trunk! The Flash Rods, beyond the broad range of motor hard available, enables the client to ask his favorite vehicle on a hard, which is more than sure to bring it to life in a way that will not leave unmoved.

Mad Max Interceptor
Mad Max Interceptor
Mad Max Interceptor
Mad Max Interceptor

The movie cars that can be ordered on Flash Rods meet the following specifications: 1:18 scale for external hard and flash drives in the result is not greater than toy car matchbox. As for that hard Mad Max Interceptor, it has a capacity of 1TB and it took many hours of work to build it.

By Nicole P.

Why do shiny objects attract our attention?

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From a glossy latest mobile technology to a dazzling diamond, the solitaire attraction we feel for smooth and shiny objects according to a new study, has always the same evolutionary roots. Our basic need for water. Can nowadays we subconsciously associate the shiny objects with the image of opulence and luxury, but in reality according to American and Belgian scientists, our tendency to choose is based on our natural desire for the liquid element. Researchers from the University of Houston in USA and University of Ghent, Belgium, took the idea for their study of an earlier, had been involved in children aged up to 12 months. As was seen, babies tend to mouthed only and not glossy matte objects and lick manner which referred to the manner in which the animals drink water from a pond.

Shiny objects
Shiny objects

In order to see what happens, experts decided to conduct six different experiments. In the first phase was to see whether the choice of a shiny object was a natural reaction and not social reasons. In this context, adult use flyers in matte and glossy quality to choose. In children granted again booklets released by Santa Claus. In both cases the volunteers, young and old, chose the glossy quality. Experts believe that the choice of the children had more weight because of their youth, as they could have knowledge and experiences that may be clouded the end result.

In the next phase, the researchers blindfolded 46 volunteers and then in half gave a piece of matte paper and the other half a piece of glossy paper and asked them to comment on the quality. Despite the fact that they could not see it, the volunteers kept glossy paper rushed to characterize high quality and impressive.

Shiny objects
Shiny objects

In the same experiment, experts called for more of the blind participants indicate a landscape imagined it could be shown on the paper were holding. Those who held the glossy paper tended to describe landscapes with water, suggesting a link between quality and glossy liquid element.

This study indicates that our preference for shiny objects, could be well rooted in human existence, says researcher Vanessa Patrick of the University of Houston. It is really impressive that despite our evolution as a species, we feel the same attraction towards objects that awaken our basic needs, which in this case is our need for water, she concludes. The findings of scientists, will be published in the journal, Journal of Consumer Psychology.

By Nicole P.

Converting a building into a Rubik’s Cube

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Rubik’s Cube is considered one of the toughest puzzles in the world. Its power lies in its patience, the way of looking at you from multiple angles and showing insensitivity to be twisted with a gradual anxiety. It does not care about your logic or your sweat and when the world will end, a Rubik’s cube proud will take advantage of the time to play marbles, that make them so graceful of round. Yes, that was about a sense of humor for a cube which is obviously based on geometric insults.

Javier Lloret Rubik´s cube
Javier Lloret Rubik´s cube

The good draft Javier Lloret, however angry, has turned the Rubik’s cube into a building. The most vindictive gesture you can do is paint the front, and no one makes sure that you do not like makeup. Proposed to solve the Rubik’s cube, the Lloret one must be manipulated by a regular cube in the front of the building and this will follow the movements of nature with light quadrants via Bluetooth. This increases the difficulty of the puzzle of course because you cannot look at the building to see all the angles, but therein lies the grace to try to start and finish it.

Most Original and Creative Beer Bottles

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1. Mockingbird Lager Beer

Mockingbird Lager Beer
Mockingbird Lager Beer

Samantha Willey, is an illustrator and graphic designer who works as an Art Director and created these great designs for Mockingbird Lager beer, resulting in these beer bottles maintained to the last detail and making them collector’s items.

2. Hacienda beer

Hacienda beer
Hacienda beer

La Hacienda brewery was born in 2007 and was one of the first microbreweries in Mexico. They make their own beer and have three styles thanks to its German brewmaster in 2012 standardized production with these designs : Catrina (type Red Ale) , Jaguar (type Pale Ale) and Hidalgo ( Stout light type) .

3. Heineken beer

Heineken beer
Heineken beer

The Dutch brand presents the new collection 2013, with a pack of 4 limited edition bottles. This edition is inspired by stories of the past, present and future, and show all the way Heineken has come.

In addition you can customize the bottles to celebrate special occasions in an original way and you can choose your favorite designs through their website at Your Heineken.

4. Mug Beer

This unique design created by Ivan Maximov beers, a Russian student, created this packaging and the brand has been redesigned for a soccer bar chain, Mug Pub, which is located in Moscow and produces its own beer.

Mug Beers
Mug Beers

It is a new concept to bring beer. The vessels have the size of traditional pints and are completely reusable if you ever want to get a little more.

5. Howling Monkey Beer

Howling Monkey Beer
Howling Monkey Beer

Translated as Howler Monkey it defined as a Black & Tan beer, which is made with a perfect blend of Porter beer and lager. Besides being a great beer it has a really original design, created by Turner Duckworth who was in charge of the design of this fun package.

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