Material Incentives for a Teen Girl?

How about sleeping in a comfortable bed, eating a nice meal, being able to go on the internet, use of the car

1. Is brass a color or material?

Both, actually. Brass is an alloy of copper and tin. Since it has a particular colour, it is also used as a name or descriptor for the colour

2. How do you keep an ICE CUBE from melting at room tempeture?

Lots of insulating material to minimise absorption of thermal energy from the surroundings. You cannot totally prevent the ice cube from melting, because there will always be a temperature difference of 25 degrees Celsius. What you can do though, is to put insulation. Like styrofoam and such. Do you know what is a thermos/Dewar flask? It keeps its contents at ALMOST the same temperature for a long time, because it minimises the transfer of thermal energy. Placing it in a vacuum only prevents conduction and convection, which require a material medium. Radiation can still operate, but if you really want to minimise radiation, you can use a bag with inside lined with silver. That's crazy.

3. Why is a car dealership liable if a car has major issues, but a real estate agent canu2019t be held liable for major issues covered up when a house is sold (context: Australia)?

I can not speak to Australian law, but certainly in the United States a seller's real estate agent can be held liable for false representations or concealment of material facts in connection with the sale of a property. However, for such liability to attach the buyer must prove that the agent knew or should have known of the true facts and knowingly made the false representation or concealed the material facts. Since the agent never owned the house and never lived in the house, usually the seller's agent only knows the information the seller has told him. It is the seller that bears the principal liability for misrepresentation or concealment of material facts.Also, the context is completely different. In the case of the car, the dealership is the owner of the car and is the seller; the dealership is not simply an agent of the seller without any independent knowledge regarding the car's condition. In the real estate context, the real estate agent is not the seller and is not expected to have any independent knowledge of the property's condition

4. decorative material for walls?

just add wallpaper on your wall

5. Laser vs CNC? What's the best?

This blog post is from the Blog:, comparing the benefits of laser machines vs CNC routing machines. A must for every engraving and laser machine business to review. There are a few main reasons why you would purchase a laser as opposed to a CNC Mill. The 4 main reasons are: Little to no post processing (Flame Polished Edges) In this article we will compare and contrast Laser vs CNC Mill and help explain why to buy a laser. One main advantage that a laser has over a CNC Mill is that there is little to no post processing needed after cutting out a product from its parent material. The laser is able to create a flame polished edge in acrylic for example which would be a cost intensive manual process if the same product was cut on a CNC Mill. The laser is also able to create a higher quality, uniform cut around the product, even in hard to reach places or on small intricate parts, which hand polishing could not achieve. The CNC Mill post processing is time intensive, which means a product will have a higher production cost, resulting in lower profit margins. The second advantage that a laser cutter has over a CNC Mill is the precision of the cut. A trotec laser has the ability to cut a radius of 0.1mm / 0.004 inches and up, where as typically a CNC Mill can only cut down to 2mm / 0.08 inches and up. This means curves and corners will be exactly as designed and have a higher degree of precision. A trotec laser also has a very small kerf value compared to a CNC Mill which means parts can be very closely nested together saving material and lowering overall costs. One of the most contributing factors to a laser purchase is the speed compared to a CNC Mill. A trotec laser is at least twice as fast as a router for most applications. A laser is able to cut thick material in one pass, where as a CNC Mill will need to do multiple passes to cut the same thickness. A laser also does not require the work piece to be clamped down as there is no physical force being applied to the material, so this is a step the laser can eliminate from the manufacturing process. Providing the work piece is flat, the lasers repeatability and reliability to create exact copies each and every time, is much higher than that of a CNC Mill. This confidence in the machine is key to a successful, efficient work environment. The last main advantage that the laser has over the CNC Mill is of course the process costs associated with the use of the machine. As we touched on before, the CNC Mill has many more steps involved in order to create a final product. A CNC Mill requires the user to clamp the work piece, clean and polish / post process the item before getting to the end product. A laser will bypass these steps. A laser has the ability to produce a final product without any post processing or clamping. This may seem a small issue, but it adds up to a significant time and cost saving. Below I have created a table of processing cost breakdowns with typical values, to allow you to quickly see the costs involved in both Laser and CNC Mill cutting. So as you can see there is a pretty large discrepancy in the cost between using a laser and a CNC Mill. Your application might give better or worse results, this table is based around typical acrylic cutting applications. One thing you must keep in mind is labour costs; hiring a part time employee at $20 an hour quickly racks up unnecessary costs to flame polish the edges of a material, where a laser will be able to create a finished product, which saves on overheads, increases profit margins and dramatically decreases setup time. If you are considering to buy a laser, I would strongly suggest you have a look at our friends Trotec laser. They sell the highest quality, most precise consumer and industrial solutions available on the market. That's it for now

Minimising Ankle Rub in Running Shoes
Minimising Ankle Rub in Running Shoes
I reckon you have an exostosis (a benign bony growth projecting outward from a bone surface) on your heel bones, around your Achilles tendon's insertion. This rubs against the 'heel' of the shoe, which often contains cardboard-like material around the heel to support it.I haven't had this problem myself with any of my shoes in the last 5 years without resorting to my more nefarious solution. In your case I suspect the heel bone rubs against the 'heel' of the shoe, because there's too much room (either due to your foot type or poor fit) or your laces aren't tied properly. When the shoe fits your foot like a glove, they can't move relative to each other and thus you won't get the damage on the shoe & blisters on your heel. Making the shoe fit better can be done with insoles/orthotics, but obviously you'd prefer to buy shoes that are a better fit in the first place. I'll ask around to get some advice on how to find a good fitting shoe (not based solely on 'it felt good').If you can't find a shoe with a better fit, you could cut out part of the material. It involves opening up the stitching at the top of the 'heel', then poking in between and removing some of the support material. However, this also means the heel of the shoe will no longer be able to give the support it was designed for and you'll have to be able to stitch (or glue) the shoe back up. On the other hand, you have first hand experience with the damage your feet will do to the shoe if you don't, so it might be the lesser evil.Disclaimer: my father makes orthopedic shoes, so if I need it, I let him do it for me :-).I have a frequent problem that deters me from running. I have a bad habit of picking shoes that rub my heels on longer runs. In the store they feel great, but after a 5km run they just destroy the skin over my Achilles. Given that it happens with lots of the shoes I pick, I figure its not related to how to pick them, but how I wear them.Does anyone have any tips for minimising friction on the backs of your ankles?·OTHER ANSWER:I have a frequent problem that deters me from running. I have a bad habit of picking shoes that rub my heels on longer runs. In the store they feel great, but after a 5km run they just destroy the skin over my Achilles. Given that it happens with lots of the shoes I pick, I figure its not related to how to pick them, but how I wear them.Does anyone have any tips for minimising friction on the backs of your ankles?
Certified Air Raid Material
Certified Air Raid MaterialCertified Air Raid Material is the second studio album by American record producer Edit. It was released on Alpha Pup Records on September 18, 2007. It features guest appearances from The Grouch, Abstract Rude, TTC, Busdriver, and D-Styles. .— — — — — —Newstead Air Raid ShelterNewstead Air Raid Shelter is a heritage-listed former air raid shelter at Commercial Road, Teneriffe, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Frank Gibson Costello and built c. 1942 by the Brisbane City Council. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 6 April 2005. .— — — — — —Air Raid SystemThe Scheme is notable for its focus on passing. As many as 65-75% of the calls during a season result in a passing play. In at least one instance, as a result of the QB's ability to audible, as many as 90% of the run plays called in a season were chosen by audible at the line of scrimmage. An important element in this offense is the inclusion of the no huddle. The QB and the offense race up to the line of scrimmage, diagnose what the defense is showing, and then snap the ball based on the QB's play call. This not only allows a team to come back if they are many points down as seen in the 2006 Insight Bowl but it also allows them to tire out the defense, allowing for bigger runs and longer pass completions. The fast pace limits the defense's ability to substitute players and adjust their scheme. The hurried pace can cause defensive mental mistakes such as missed assignments or being out of position or too many men on the field. Another important aspect of the Air Raid offense is the split of the offensive linemen. In a conventional offense, the linemen are bunched together fairly tightly but in an Air Raid offense, linemen are often split apart about a half to a full yard from another. While in theory this allows easier blitz lanes, it forces the defensive ends and defensive tackles to run further to reach the quarterback for a sack. The quick, short passes offset any Blitz that may come. Another advantage is that by forcing the defensive line to widen, it opens up wide passing lanes for the QB to throw the ball through with less chance of having his pass knocked down or intercepted. Fundamental air raid play concepts include Mesh, Stick and Corner, All Curls, 4 Verts, and Fast Screens. These plays are designed to get the ball out of the QB's hand quickly, stretch the defense horizontally and vertically, and allow the QB to key on one defensive player who will forced to make a decision on which receiver to cover in his assigned area. While air raid plays are commonly designed to beat zone coverages, they also work well against man-to-man schemes since air raid offenses often employ receivers with more than average speed, thus giving them an advantage in man-to-man coverage. The mesh concept is the bread and butter of the air raid offense and stretches the defense vertically with an outside receiver running a deep route, typically a post route, the running back sliding out into the flat after checking for blocking assignments, and the two remaining receivers running shallow crossing routes that setup a natural pick, or coverage rub.— — — — — —Windsor Air Raid ShelterWindsor Air Raid Shelter is a heritage-listed former air raid shelter at Lutwyche Road, Lutwyche, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Frank Gibson Costello and built c. 1942 by Brisbane City Council. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 6 April 2005. .— — — — — —Acacia Ridge Air Raid ShelterAcacia Ridge Air Raid Shelter is a heritage-listed former air raid shelter at 174 Mortimer Road, Acacia Ridge, City of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It was built from c. 1942 to c. 1943 by Allied Works Council. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 6 April 2005.— — — — — —Air Raid Attack Act of 1942Air Raid Attack Act of 1942 was a United States federal statute authorizing the United States civil defense to protect Americans and property from bombing attacks, sabotage, and war hazards upon the United States entry into World War II. The Act of Congress established Civilian Defense regulations prohibiting the obstruction of the duties and rights of local districts, municipals, counties, and State officials. Senate bill 1936 was passed by the 77th United States Congressional session and enacted into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on January 27, 1942.
RaaS and the Material Information Platform
In October 2017, Ansarada launched the world's first Material Information Platform to deliver Readiness as a Service (RaaS) The platform uses new technologies in artificial intelligence and machine learning to help businesses be ready for their most important outcomes by structuring their material information correctly, assigning accountability to people and tracking progress with an objective score of readiness— — — — — —Hygroscopic Material - an overview | ScienceDirect TopicsSpecific heat (specific heat capacity) of a material is defined as the amount of heat per unit mass of the material required to raise its temperature by 1°C and characterises material in terms of its ability to accumulate heat. It is considered that the specific heat of wood is high; therefore, with the same amount of heat provided, its temperature rises slower than the temperatures of metal or glass. The specific heat of wood affects its insulating properties and heat capacity (Czajkowski et al., 2016; Glass and Zelinka, 2010).— — — — — —Material properties of diamond - WikipediaThe faces of diamond octahedrons are highly lustrous owing to their hardness; triangular shaped growth defects (trigons) or etch pits are often present on the faces. A diamond's fracture is irregular. Diamonds which are nearly round, due to the formation of multiple steps on octahedral faces, are commonly coated in a gum-like skin (nyf). The combination of stepped faces, growth defects, and nyf produces a "scaly" or corrugated appearance. Many diamonds are so distorted that few crystal faces are discernible. Some diamonds found in Brazil and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are polycrystalline and occur as opaque, darkly colored, spherical, radial masses of tiny crystals; these are known as ballas and are important to industry as they lack the cleavage planes of single-crystal diamond. Carbonado is a similar opaque microcrystalline form which occurs in shapeless masses. Like ballas diamond, carbonado lacks cleavage planes and its specific gravity varies widely from 2.9 to 3.5. Bort diamonds, found in Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana, are the most common type of industrial-grade diamond. They are also polycrystalline and often poorly crystallized; they are translucent and cleave easily.— — — — — —Material product accounts in Soviet-type societiesIn the Soviet Union and later other socialist countries in Eastern Europe, China and Cuba, a system of social accounts was created based around the notion of the "material product" (Material Product System, or MPS). This was an alternative to GDP based accounts. Behind the MPS was a modernization theory according to which the criterion of progress consisted of the physical quantity of material goods being produced. This system was, paradoxically, strongly influenced by Marx's critique of wealth creation in capitalist society, and his distinction between capitalistically productive and unproductive labour. The "material product" represented, in price terms, the net new value created annually by the production of tangible material goods. Many service industries were excluded from the material product; a rigorous statistical attempt was made to separate out a productive sector and an unproductive sector. Enterprise managers could be punished by law if they failed to provide accurate information. The advantage of this change is that economic activity is more comprehensively valued and visible in monetary terms; a possible disadvantage is that no national accounting is done anymore of physical product units (e.g., x tons of steel produced, or y number of tractors assembled).— — — — — —Multiple-creators of source materialOf the 12 animated movie franchises that have each generated total revenues exceeding $1 billion after only 1 sequel, 5 of them were created in collaboration.— — — — — —Published materialCompositions (partial list of published works)All My Heart This Night Rejoices All So Still American Christmas/American Rhapsody Amor de mi alma An die Freude And Sure Stars Shining. (poem by Sara Teasdale) Caritas et amor Christi Mutter (No. 2 of Triptych) Cloths of Heaven Consecrate the Place and Day Dance for Love Danny Boy Danse Macabre Dies irae Dona nobis pacem Echo of Beauty Fanfare from Cantus natalis Four Sonnets of Garcilaso de la Vega Go Lovely Rose Homeland Hodie. This Day How Can I Keep From Singing? I carry your heart with me Inscription of Hope I Am Not Yours Image of Beauty Invocation Judaskuss (The Kiss of Judas) (No. 1 of Triptych) Tarantula (Jubilate Agno) Kyrie Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae Lux aeterna Magnificat Michaelangelo's Sonnet My Flight to Heaven (Charm Me Asleep) Northwest Passage: Three Poetic Landscapes Odysseus and the Sirens Omnia sol Os justi Psalm 23 Revelation Sanctus Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? She Walks in Beauty Sicut cervus Song to the Moon (La Luna) Soul Speak Sure On This Shining Night The Conversion of Saul The Pasture There is No Rose This Endris Night Three Metaphysical Motets Vesuvius We Beheld Once Again the Stars WinterBooksStroope contributed to the book Composers on Composing along with composers such as René Clausen, Gwyneth Walker, John Rutter and Morten Lauridsen. In this book, Stroope speaks on his experiences with composing, strategies for composing and instructing young composers.
Timing Rules in Seven Wonders
1) Nothing to say for me here ;-)2) I'm not sure about the actual rules, but I think the penalty of disallowing everything else would be too harsh, as the player loses a complete turn. One could argue if only the three coins should be allowed or building a part of the wonder as well. Personally, I would allow both.3) Again, not 100% sure: as you cannot use coins that you got this turn, you shouldn't be able to use any resources that have become available in the same turn. My thinking is, everybody builds at the same time and hence completes their building at the same time, so you can't get anything out of another building to complete your own• Related QuestionsWhat do you think of building materials and architecture in marketing?94% of B2B buyers research their purchases online before they buy. When you have a comprehensive online presence, you'll make it for architects and designers to find you, compare products, and order samples from you, all from the comfort of their home or office.Flooring manufacturers can use integrated B2B sales automation to create an online presence. Sign up for your free account at Vogueboard to create your online presence in less than an hour, so that retailers, Architects and Designers can find you on the Internet.Here is an interesting article on how flooring manufacturers can increase product exposure to Architects and Designers:How Flooring Manufacturers Can Increase Product Exposure to Architects and Designers | VogueboardWhat do you think of building materials and architecture in marketing?------Why do architects learn about building materials?Selection of Building materials play a vital role in a project of which every Architect must be fully aware .(1) it reflects the character of a building of which the Architect wishes to convey (2) will affect the cost of a project that the Architect sees to it that budgetary limits are observed (3)it forms part of the structural integrity that the Architect is duty bound to warrant the concerns of a client to guarantee a safe and durable building.Building materials to be specified are recommended by the Architect who sees to it that these are complied during implementation, any deviation must be justified and approved by the Architect prior to execution at site. ------Which subject should I give special emphasis to, during my BE in civil engineering, if I intend to opt for a PGP REUIM at NICMAR?Just concentrate on your basic civil engineering subjects say- Concrete Technology, Building materials.. These subjects would help you for the interviews if you are sitting for certain profiles in big real estate companies. You actually don't need to concentrate on none of the civil engineering specific subjects to get through the course because REUIM. REUIM gives you a better mix of elective subjects like Corporate real estate management, real estate negotiations, Asset management etcc.. which are totally different and shapes your mind in a different way. Rest of the many subjects are common in all the branches. ------How drill polyurethane properly? closedI would suggest that you may not be on the right track for mounting your wheel pulley. I did a little bit of research on the subject of electric skate board DIY conversion kits and find that the wheels used seem to have hard plastic center hubs and then the more flexible rubber material wheel molded onto the hub. I saw wheels that this hard plastic hub has 10 holes through which a pulley can be mounted simply by using five long bolts through every other one of the hub holes. The other type I saw the wheel's plastic hub has five slots and then the wheel pulley compatible with that has five finger tabs designed to press into the hub slots------why is Mu-metal in transformers?Magnetic shielding works by "conducting" magnetic lines of force around the thing to be shielded.Mu-metal has an unusually high magnetic permeability, which makes the lines of force tend to want to stay within the material.If you want to keep magnetic fields either in a small space, or out of a small space, you can shield it by building a box of mu-metal around the space.Afterthought:The drawing* is not entirely honest: It should show a few flux lines going through the shielded space, but the density of flux lines within the shielded space is less than the density outside. How much less depends on the thickness of the shield material.*It's not my drawing; I stole it------How can a sustainable, energy-efficient healthcare building be designed?The energy needs of hospitals and other institutions within the health care scenario are immense, with many hospitals having their own heat and power plants! So, in healthcare, sustainable building design is no longer just an option. There are all sorts of ways in which these facilities can be energy efficient, from harnessing natural daylight and ventilation, to incorporating geothermal energy plants and, where possible, locally sourced, low embodied energy and perhaps even recycled building materials.nnRey Juan Carlos Hospital - Madrid, SpainThe following link will lead you to a list of interesting designs which can be researched further - many of these have carefully considered environmental performance as a key element of the onlinemastersinpublichealth. com/impressive-hospitals/------Which building materials will be widely used in the future, and why?As we can see now most of the iconic structures are at a verge of rehabilitation or for even their maintainance requires materials which are reliable and economical.From my point of view Fiber Reinforced Polymers are the future.They are light weight, durable and have much higher strengths than the conventional materials. Currently they are being used for rehabilitation of beams or columns. And very few cases have been used as internal reinforcements. The only cons of using these materials are the environment around them and also they can produce larger deflection if used as internal reinforcements. But I guess with ongoing research these effects can be moderated. Soon it'll be widely used.------What is the importance of protozoans?The answer to your question is they form a nifty level to support the food chain right up to us. They are also economically important by supplying building materials. They help keep water clean by ingesting pollutants. They can cause terrible diseases. These references may be helpful to you:What is economic importance of protozoaLearn the Characteristics, Types, and Ecological Importance of ProtozoaMedically Important ProtozoaGood luck.I am definitely not a lawyer. I am familiar with the law only though association with attorneys over the years. I don't give legal advice.For legal advice go see a lawyer and pay for their services. I have found that in matters of the law, their opinions and advice is worth every cent.------What is the purpose of building the mob farm's AFK Platform so high?As mentioned in my longer answer in your other question:Spawning rules depend on the position of a player. Mobs cannot spawn if there are any players in a radius of 128 block around the spawning spot in question. That is why you need to be at your farm for it to work at all.You normally put your afk spot above the farm, since that brings you further away from the ground and possibly the caves below. But as long as you are more than 128 block above ground or all places that aren't in your farm, but closer than 128 blocks to you are lit up properly it does not matter if your afk spot is above/below or next to your farm------What are the standard books for Engineering Services Examination (Civil) for Building Materials and Construction Planning and Management?Refer to the recommended syllabus and , in addition , have KHanna's Handbook of Civil Engineering handy with you, and refer to it frequently so that the valuable tips in it remain fresh in your mind.. If possible, do a short term Diploma/Certificate course in Constrauction planning and execution. Visit Project sites under palanning stage, Design stage and execution stage. Also read Review papers on large Projects. Understand the process of concurrent technical audit and Management audit. Do practice ,preparing PERT/CPM Charts and understand how backlogs in critical projects like Dams, Bridges etc are tackled. Also note ways in which cost over-run on Projects is avoided.------What becomes more expensive, building materials or supplying equipment for the new building?Labor becomes the most expensive.In countries where the labor is cheap, there might be the building materials, but as the country develops the labor is a bigger and bigger share of the total costs.The equipment usually tends to be cheaper as new and better technologies are available.The labor cost is the main reason why most building innovations are meant to replace labor. The plaster boards reduced dramatically the time-consuming plaster works.Right now, one of the big challenge is to find solutions to replace more and more the complicated human work required for concrete. The 3d concrete printers might be a solution, but we still have a long way ahead. ------How do I test a building foundation?Southeastern Foundation and Crawlspace Fixing has been supplying full service building materials screening as well as examination services for soil and also structure tasks for over few years.We concentrate on providing timely, functional and also economical testing options for structure, engineered fill and earth retention jobs for a large range of personal, commercial, public as well as commercial customers. These remedies boost the building and construction procedure and verify building high quality to ensure projects are finished promptly and within budget plan. Our engineers, field service technicians as well as lab workers are accredited as well as experienced with the devices and also technique necessary to offer the professional material screening services we repair------Who knows MgO boards which is one of the best fireproof building materials and can be used as interior & exterior walls?Magnesium Oxide is plentiful in Southeast Asia and it has been used to make interior and exterior sheathing for construction for decades. Gypsum is plentiful in the USA and is used to make interior and exterior sheathing...both are similar sheathing products. The MgO board has slightly better qualities and performance, but gypsum board can be manufactured with similar fire resistance, mold resistance, weather resistance. Bottom line is that Architects and contractors use what is readily available and reasonably priced, and in the USA that means specifying gypsum board or an enhanced version of it or similar cement or cement fiber board.------What actually causes even slow walking sounds from the upper floor to be heard?two things cause this, as follows.First, note that the ceiling of your flat is the floor of the penthouse. If that floor/ceiling is too flexible (i.e., insufficiently rigid) then even slow walking sounds will be readily broadcast by it right into your flat.Second, if the floor of the penthouse is insufficiently dense (for example, plywood sheeting over wooden floor joists instead of a concrete subfloor slab with ceramic tile on top) then upstairs sounds will not be reflected back into the penthouse space but will be transmitted down into your flat.If the penthouse was added as an afterthought, then it is possible both conditions are present, and you have an unsolvable problem on your hands------In Constantine, what were the ring-like items Isabel threw?A closer inspection reveals them to be two heavy metal loops, presumably those used by the building's window cleaners to attach their materials to the roof.Note that she didn't throw them, she accidentally kicked them off. In the original script it was a bottle but I'm guessing the filmmakers struggled to explain why there was a bottle sitting on the roof edge whereas "random roof stuff" makes more sense. XT. ROOFTOP - NIGHTA metal fire door swings open and Angela bursts out -- breathing deep. She runs across the tar roof, almost afraid to look back. She gets to the ledge, steps up. A BOTTLE in the way falls -- FOLLOW IT DOWN TO the --COURTYARD-- where it SHATTERS
What Makes a Girl Material?
What makes a girl material?From what you are saying guys see you as nothing BUT cool, you need to get off that stage and play sexy and cute.guys like pretty and nice but they always look for more. Be yourself and be outgoing. Be above cool, and give them reasons why they should date you. I mean they already say your not like the other girls, so prove to them that your really not(:— — — — — —WTF just happened! Did I do something Im not seeing?You really wo not know until you talk to her. So you can sit here all day, and we can give you all kinds of reasons why, but you wo not truly know until you talk to her. Sounds like something is up. Maybe she got in trouble and her phone was taken away, and facebook deactivated. If she is at school, approach her at school. Good luck— — — — — —Should porn be banned? Who else is with me hating porn? The big debate is on!?I challange you to produce evidence to support your "facts". Well, for reasons 1, 3, 5. 2 and 4 are opinions that you are entitled to— — — — — —ReasonsThe reasons for open defecation are varied. It can be a voluntary, semi-voluntary or involuntary choice. Most of the time, a lack of access to a toilet is the reason. However, in some places even people with toilets in their houses prefer to defecate in the open. A few broad factors that result in the practice of open defecation are listed below. No toiletLack of infrastructure: People often lack toilets in their houses, or in the areas where they live. Lack of toilets in other places: Lack of toilets in places away from people's houses, such as in schools or in the farms lead the people to defecate in the open. Another example is a lack of public toilets in cities, which can be a big problem for homeless people. Use of toilets for other purposes: In some rural communities, toilets are used for other purposes, such as storing household items, animals, farm products or used as kitchens. In such cases, people go outside to defecate.Uncomfortable or unsafe toiletPoor quality of toilet: Sometimes people have access to a toilet, but the toilet might be broken, or of poor quality - Outdoor toilets (pit latrines in particular) typically are devoid of any type of cleaning and reek of odors. Sometimes, toilets are not well lit at all times, especially in areas that lack electricity. Others lack doors or may not have water. Toilets with maggots or cockroaches are also disliked by people and hence, they go out to defecate. Risky and unsafe: Some toilets are risky to access. There may be a risk to personal safety due to lack of lights at night, criminals around them, or the presence of animals such as snakes and dogs. Women and children who do not have toilets inside their houses are often found to be scared to access shared or public toilets, especially at night. Accessing toilets that are not located in the house might be a problem for disabled people, especially at night. Presence of toilet but not privacy: Some toilets do not have a real door, but have a cloth hung as a door. In some communities, toilets are located in places where women are shy to access them due to the presence of men. Lack of water near toilet: Absence of supply of water inside or next to toilets cause people to get water from a distance before using the toilet. This is an additional task and needs extra time. Too many people using a toilet: This is especially true in case of shared or public toilets. If too many people want to use a toilet at the same time, then some people may go outside to defecate instead of waiting. In some cases, people might not be able to wait due to diarrhoea (or result of an Irritable Bowel Syndrome emergency). Fear of the pit getting filled: In some places, people are scared that their toilet pits will get filled very fast if all family members use it everyday. So they continue to go out to delay the toilet pit filling up. This is especially true in the case of a pit latrine.Unrelated to toilet infrastructureLack of awareness: People in some communities do not know about the benefits of using toilets. Lack of behavior change: Some communities have toilets, yet people prefer to defecate in the open. In some cases, these toilets are provided by the government or other organizations and the people do not like them, or do not value them. They continue to defecate in the open. Also, older people are often found to defecate in the open and they are hesitant to change their behavior and go inside a closed toilet. Prefer being in nature: This happens mostly in less populated or rural areas, where people walk outside early in the morning and go to defecate in the fields or bushes. They prefer to be in nature and the fresh air; instead of defecating in a closed space such as a toilet. There may be cultural or habitual preference for defecating "in the open air", beside a local river or stream, or even the bush. Combining open defecation with other activities: Some people walk early in the morning to look after their farms. Some consider it as a social activity, especially women who like to take some time to go out of their homes. While on their way to the fields for open defecation they can talk to other women and take care of their animals. Social norms: Open defecation is a part of people's life and daily habit in some regions (e.g. in some rural regions of India). It is an ancient practice and is hard for many people to stop practicing. It is a part of a routine or social norm. In some cultures, there may be social taboos where a father-in-law may not use the same toilet as daughter-in-law in the same household. Social or personal preferences: Open defecation is a preferred practice in some parts of the world, notably in rural India, with many respondents in survey from 2015 stating that "open defecation was more pleasurable and desirable than latrine use".Public defecation for other reasonsIn developed countries, open defecation is either due to homelessness, or considered to be a part of voluntary, recreational outdoor activities in remote areas. It is difficult to estimate how many people practice open defecation in these communities. The Mad Pooper is the name given to an unidentified woman who regularly defecated in public places while jogging during summer 2017 in the U.S. city of Colorado Springs.
What Type of Resources Could Be Harvested Remotely on Mars? What Type of Processing Would Be Require
I am a big fan of basalt fiber. Mars has lots of basalt. Basalt fiber is not Kevlar or Zylon, but it's still very strong. It used to be Soviet ICBM nose cone material -- Cold War secret weapons technology. Now they even use it in golf clubs.Making basalt fiber is rock-simple: melt some in a furnace, extrude the fiber from the melt through a gravity-fed bushing, let it cool. Solar concentrators on Mars could probably give you the needed furnace temperatures, despite the weaker sunlight there. The concentrators themselves would not necessarily entail a lot of delivered mass to the Martian surface. Most of the mass of a parabolic solar dish on Earth goes toward structural support against gravity and wind loads; but Martian gravity is low, the wind loads varying between slight (at lower altitudes) to non-existent (on high volcano peaks. )Martian greenhouses, if on the surface, will radiate unacceptable amounts of heat during the night. It's been proposed that they be covered at night with insulating blankets. Basalt rock wool would probably work, with light sheathing on either side -- to reduce scratching of the greenhouse windows on the inner side (you would not use basalt fiber to make underwear, that's for sure), and for better heat retention and better dust mitigation on the outer side. Mars habitats would be pressure vessels. Mars air pressure is 0. 6 of Earth's at low altitudes, and almost a hard vacuum at the higher mountain peaks. Textiles woven tightly from basalt fiber might be significantly resistant to atmosphere losses, to the point where just adding a relatively small fraction of resin would make them air-tight. The resin might come from plants grown in greenhouses. The combination would give you ISRU scalability for habitat. The strength of extruded or cast basalt generally could also make it a candidate for various kinds of Tensegrity structures. Basalt rods could be another byproduct of the melt, filling out the need for structural elements that must withstand compression. Perhaps even a tiny contribution of CNT fiber to the rods as they were being cast could solve all major issues of flexion (not that basalt is terribly brittle to begin with), though I must admit not sure how well CNT would stand up to the melt temperature.Robert Zubrin has said that Mars geothermal resources are the ISRU-scalable power source for Mars colonization. I've worked out a possible way to use basalt (possibly otherwise a waste product in drilling) to help drill for steam -- extend the drill by "3D printing" it (as it were) the top of the drill, adding to it as the drill head descends to what might be anyone's guess of depth. Not sure if it's a brainfart yet or not. Basalt fiber might also help ship stuff off Mars. In some recent discussions on a few Facebook groups, one of us worked out that an untapered basalt fiber rotating sling could get stuff from the moon's surface to lunar orbit. Such a sling, if tapered, and operating in the almost total vacuum of a high Martian peak, might get stuff off Mars -- to Phobos, maybe even out on an Earth-return trajectory. The longer the sling, the lower the g forces at its end, so an ISRU-scalable approach to extension of the sling might even solve the Mars-to-orbit human transportation part, at least for the more g-tolerant individuals.Sorry to sound like I am All About Basalt. To round it out a little:Another thing to look at is atmospheric nitrogen (2%) for agriculture. CO2 is not enough (and even poisonous to plants at high concentrations. ) To concentrate the atmosphere for agriculture, you will probably be trying to get more N2 than CO2. Nitrogen has been discovered in Martian soil, but it's trace (only 1 ppm seen so far.)Some construction might require repeated use of explosives. The perchlorate in Martian soil (poisonous -- you've got to get perchlorate out to grow anything anyway) could be reformulated as low-grade explosives for the purpose. Temperature differential. This is not as obvious because it's not a substance. But Martian temperatures get quite low, while solar concentrators can melt . .. oh, I almost said basalt, again. Sorry. Heat engine efficiency depends on temperature differential. John Mankins has proposed a space solar power approach using heat engines in Earth orbit, based on boiling helium. He can only talk about liquid helium for that application because of the potential of radiating waste heat against the 4 K background of the universe. Martian temperatures get low, but not that low. And yet ... consider: you might put a very thin, very wide IR-reflective sheet over a large area high on a Martian mountain (for dust mitigation; the dust can not blow into what is basically a vacuum), and make a small part of Mars colder than it's ever been. This cooling can be used to increased the temperature differential in the working fluid of a heat engine, reducing the size of the required solar array. Zubrin proposes sending nuclear reactors, but that's not ISRU-scalable and he does not pretend it will be, any time soon after landing one. Geothermal might be ISRU-scalable, but only after an unacceptable number of dry wells. What is ISRU-scalable? Mars does not lack for near-vacuum surface area (which is also above the dust storms. ) Such areas could be the most basic power source as development (before or after humans land) and a thin sheet of IR-reflective material over a wide area might be the most mass-efficient way (in terms of payload delivered to the surface) of optimizing a solar power plant.Gold. OK, that's sounds crazy. But drilling for geothermal, even if it does not produce acceptable steam (or any steam) might nevertheless hit fairly rich ores. Do not throw out those tailings. Why would you need gold? Well, it's popular in high-performance reflector applications. And quite popular, for this reason, in thermal management of spacecraft. A little goes a long, long way: it can be thinned to be mere atoms thick, translucent. Much of what is proposed here will require reflectors. You will certainly need good reflectors for those furnaces that melt the ... oh, I almost said basalt again. Sorry.What type of resources could be harvested remotely on Mars? What type of processing would be required to use them as building materials for a Mars base?1. where can I buy cheap building materials in memphis,tn or north mississippi?84 lumber or home depot2. How To Make An Easy Amazing Outdoor Fort Without Wood or Other Real Building Materials?You need to build an imaginary shed. You listed pretty much everything but plastic as being unacceptable, so your choices are very limited. Wood is the simplest material to build it from. Also the cheapest. Ridge foam insulation would cost a fortune, would not stand up and screws wo not hold sh!t in that stuff.3. Are there any online sites for buying building materials and exporting them to the buyer's country without travelling to India?There are so many websites that sell construction material online work as a marketplace model. I am suggest eConstructionMart for buy building material online.eConstructionMart is largest marketplace which connects customers with suppliers and helps them buy construction, finishes & decor related products & materials Online. eConstructionMart vision is to enable the industry with technology for faster and cost effective transactions benefiting buyer and seller community.Right from individual homeowners to industry professionals and construction companies ECM has been successfully adding value in discovering sellers, price and quality products. At the same time for sellers ECM has been able to create a new channel of sales evident from growing no. of sellers registering and posting deals.Thanks A2A.Are there any online sites for buying building materials and exporting them to the buyer's country without travelling to India?
What Type of Loader Do I Actually Need?
A loader is a heavy equipment machine used in construction to move aside or load materials such as asphalt, demolition debris, dirt, snow, feed, gravel, logs, raw minerals, recycled material, rock, sand, woodchips, etc. into or onto another type of machinery (such as a dump truck, conveyor belt, feed-hopper, or railroad car). There are many types of loader, which, depending on design and application, are called by various names. The major components of loaders used in construction The major components included in a loader are the engine (diesel in almost all cases), the hydraulic components (such as pumps, motors and valves) and the transmission components (gearbox, axles, wheels/tracks, pumps, motors, etc.). The engine runs both the hydraulics and the transmission, and these in turn move the front attachment (a bucket, forks, sweeper, etc.) to manipulate the material which we are handling (sand, gravel, cereal, manure or anything else) and the wheels or tracks to move the machine around the job site. Different types of loaders used in construction When it comes to working on busy, confined job sites, many equipment owners need a smaller wheel loader with good lifting capacities, fast cycle times and a short turning radius. Mini Loader is the 140- to 170-horsepower size class is ideal for construction markets year-round. An important consideration is choosing a bucket. When selecting a bucket, loaders should be paired with the right size to move material. Time is always a premium, so the faster operators can load and dump material, the better their productivity. Besides the faster the machine can travel, the quicker its cycle times can be. Wheel loaders are four-wheel-drive earthmoving machines used primarily to load loose materials with a front-mounted bucket. A lift-arm assembly raises and lowers the bucket. While mobility and enlarged bucket provide wheel loader high production output and add on high cycle times. The structural built up of wheel loaders is an added advantage. The articulated structure of the machine provides it with higher maneuverability in turning as compared to other wheeled and crawler excavation equipment with rigid chassis compelling it to work in confined areas. These machines are divided into two types track mounted and tyre mounted. The front-end loader is handy for digging, dirt moving, loading and carrying material with your tractor. A front-end loader is easy to attach and remove, plus delivers leading lift capacity and height to help you get more done around your farm or acreage. The quick attach mounting system enables you to use a variety of attachments, including a grapple, pallet fork, combination bucket and more. It's equipped with float functionality to follow ground contours as you work. A skid loader, skid-steer loader or skid steer is a small, rigid-frame, engine-powered machine with lift arms used to attach a wide variety of labor-saving tools or attachments. Skid-steer loaders are typically four-wheel vehicles with the wheels mechanically locked in synchronization on each side, and where the left-side drive wheels can be driven independently of the right-side drive wheels. The wheels typically have no separate steering mechanism and hold a fixed straight alignment on the body of the machine. Turning is accomplished by differential steering, in which the left and right wheel pairs are operated at different speeds, and the machine turns by skidding or dragging its fixed-orientation wheels across the ground. Skid-steer loaders are sometimes equipped with tracks instead of the wheels, and such a vehicle is known as a multi-terrain loader or more simply as a track loader. A skid-steer loader is used in place of a large excavator by digging a hole from the inside. A backhoe loader, also called a loader backhoe, digger in layman's terms, or colloquially shortened to backhoe within the industry, is a heavy equipment vehicle that consists of a tractor-like unit fitted with a loader-style shovel/bucket on the front and a backhoe on the back. Due to its (relatively) small size and versatility, backhoe loaders are very common in urban engineering and small construction projects (such as building a small house, fixing urban roads, etc.) as well as developing countries. This type of machine is similar to and derived from what is now known as a TLB (Tractor-Loader-Backhoe), which is to say, an agricultural tractor fitted with a front loader and rear backhoe attachment. Backhoe loaders are very common and can be used for a wide variety of tasks: construction, small demolitions, light transportation of building materials, powering building equipment, digging holes/excavation, landscaping, breaking asphalt, and paving roads. Often, the backhoe bucket can also be replaced with powered attachments such as a breaker, grapple, auger, or a stump grinder. Multi terrain loaders move along the ground with tracks instead of wheels. The track allows it to have less impact on softer terrain, which is crucial in landscaping, farming and construction layouts. They are designed to dig and transport dirt and other building materials and can be used for a variety of other tasks including grading cement. Buying a multi terrain loader is a cost efficient. A tracked loader is an engineering vehicle consisting of a tracked chassis with a loader for digging and loading material. The history of tracked loaders can be defined by three evolutions of their design. Each of these evolutions made the tracked loader a more viable and versatile tool in the excavation industry. These machines are capable in nearly every task, the ability of a tracked loader to perform almost every task on a job site is why it remains a part of many companies' fleets. A swing loader is a rigid frame loader with a swinging boom. The boom can swing 180 degrees or more. Swing Loaders are primarily used by the railroad industry to lay rail. Like other loaders many attachments can be attached to the boom such as magnets, forks, and buckets. Smaller swing loaders are used in farming applications for loading out. A swinging boom is advantageous where space is limited. The loader is able to lift on all sides and dump off on all sides. It's a wide square bucket that tilts to capture the dirt or to dig out an area. The bucker is a removable attachment so you can also use it as a forklift. You can also use a clamshell-type of bucket that opens to grab whatever you are working on in its jaws. Loaders are used for snow removal, dirt removal, farming, & construction sites. There are many loader options to help you get the job done. It's important to choose the right piece of equipment for the job to maximize productivity and cost-effectiveness.1. Marking Tools for Common Building MaterialsSynopsis: Carpenter's pencils and Sharpies are the trade go-tos, but there are many more options when it comes to marking tools. Builder-at-large Justin Fink runs through the options and their best applications, from railroad chalk for marking concrete, to wax pencils for making clear marks on glass, to marking knives for scribing lines on wood. There's an old saying that a good carpenter never blames his tools. Well, whoever said that clearly never tried to mark accurate joinery work with a soft pencil, or lay out plates with a brittle lead, or write on wet lumber with either. Some carpenters may take pride in the fact that they use the same carpenter's pencil for every task, but I am a little different. I take comfort in knowing that whatever I might encounter on the job site, I have the right marking tool in my arsenal. There's a whole wide world of options beyond the carpenter's pencils and Sharpies many tradespeople limit themselves to, and it's a world worth looking into. Carpenter's pencils are a perfect example of form following function. Their wide, flat cross sections make them equally easy to grab in a normal writing grip or grasp in the palm in line with the pointer finger, which is common when marking framing layouts. The large lead-available in soft, medium, and hard-is also rectangular in cross section, making it ideal for both thin and wide lines. And of course, a flat pencil can not roll away, or off the edge of a scaffold or roof deck. The flat faces of the pencil also make it an ideal shim or scribing block in a pinch. European-style carpenter's pencils are also available, and come in extra-long lengths. Always in need of a sharp point, many finish carpenters have relied on the refillable lead of mechanical pencils to avoid the need to stop and sharpen during work. The catch, of course, is that the thinner the lead, the more likely it is to break in use. Lead sizes are measured in millimeters, and can be found down to 0.20 mm in art supply stores, but 0.7 mm is about as thin as is feasible for a tradesperson-even that will likely break often during use. Leads sized 0.9 mm and larger are favored for their balance of accuracy and durability. Much larger leads are also available. Heavier-duty 2.8-mm pencils (around $15 to $20 apiece), often called "dry markers," feature a deep-reach design- ideal for reaching into recesses to make marks-and some come with plastic holsters. Wider leads, like those found in the Fastcap FatBoy pencil shown below ($18), can be used with a regular sharpener. For most carpenters, the permanent marker comes into action when a carpenter's pencil can not do the job. Although the felt tip can wear out quickly and does not appreciate any sawdust, permanent markers are versatile and cost effective, and I can not imagine not having one in my tool belt. They excel at marking everything from the insulation on electrical cables to the waxy surface of an LVL, and are available in a variety of different-sized points so you can match the precision of the task to the right-size marker. Although black ink is by far the most common, do not overlook the utility of other colors. Silver and gold Sharpies, for example, are ideal for marking dark surfaces like asphalt shingles, self-adhered flashing membrane, and felt paper. To view the entire article, please click the View PDF button below.2. How to pick the door handle material? See how the DIY door handle material is matched_Guangzhou ZHONGDAI Decorative Building Materials Co., Ltd.We are the supplier of building materials, decorative and functional hardware and tools, kitchen and closet storage solutions, sliding door systems and furniture parts. Established in 2004, Zhongdai is one of the leading suppliers in the Middle-East. We have over 30,000 products(SKUs) that are suited to the need of our customers in industry and trade.3. Standardized building materials across a Roman style empireRome had such a material it was called concrete basically every important building built in the empire after a certain period was made of concrete, not all that dissimilar to today concrete just offers too many advantages. Local sand and stone was used for the filler but you still always end up with concrete. An empire that refuses to use local materials goes broke and stops being an empire very quickly. Brick or veneer facing might be used to give it different looks but you could easily say that does not happen or at least they use identical brick patterns (Rome basically had three brick patterns each with its own functional purpose) Shipping just the cement was much easier and cheaper than shipping everything you would use, shipping stone any distance is prohibitively expensive. Cement making was a well guarded secret, since it was the reason romans could build fortresses MUCH faster than anyone else, and it requires things like limestone, so cement was only made in few locations and then shipped everywhere else. since the army often used concrete it made its way to the far reaches of the empire. Like everything in the empire and basically the whole world, it was shipped by boat or cart. I am not exactly sure what you want to know here
Material Girls: Ten Sarasota Talents Whose Art Adorns Our Bodies and Our Homes.
not all art is of the "don't-touch" variety. For artists in the field of wearable art, the human body is a canvas and a room of one's home is a frame to fill with custom color and design.Seeking objects of desire for your body or your home to wear? Meet 10 designing women who have the basics covered, from dresses and jewelry to throw pillows and soft sculpture. All of them work in studios in the Sarasota area, and although they show and sell internationally, their work can be acquired right here in boutiques, galleries and sometimes right from the artist herself.Marilyn gross A painter for more than 30 years, Marilyn Gross began creating jewelry just for fun as a teen in Missouri, using colored cardboard and found objects. For the past decade it's been more than a lark.Working with layered and multi-fired art glass and metal, Gross fabricates contemporary lightweight earrings and pins with architectural authority. Her abstract constructions are worn as jewelry but collected as art, and some pieces actually come framed and held in place by magnets. When not hanging on one's body they hang on the wall."I love the glass because it is reflective, and has almost a spiritual quality to it," says Gross, who says she wears her pieces often. "I have people stopping me all the time on the street asking me, 'Where did you get that from? It's so neat!"' Her work is sold at L'Attitude Gallery in Sarasota (and Boston) and Venice Art Center. $30-$250.Sheryl haler At Ringling School of Art and Design, Sheryl Haler teaches about "cloth as a medium of expression," speaking with inspiring eloquence about how old buttons and fragments of vintage fabric can bundle us in family memories and lead to an understanding of cultural history."It creates a layering that, to me, is much more dimensional than a mark on the surface; it penetrates the surface," Haler says.An old apron, a quilt, an old dress or her mother's jar of old buttons are inspiration and raw materials rich in evocative qualities for Haler, who has loved fabric since childhood. Her great-grandmother quilted and sewed, her grandmother sewed and ratted, and her mother taught Haler and her sisters to sew. Haler's work is nor only a way for the artist to connect with her personal history and bring into her work a level of richness and depth. It's also a process that is meditative and appealing.Haler uses old cloth as a canvas for layers of stitching, embroidery, printing and familiar objects. Her work is exhibited at the Mira Mar Gallery on Palm Avenue in Sarasota and sells in the $350 to $3,000 range.jackie cully Trained in Paris and at the Art Institute in Chicago. Jackie Cully owned a business in New York with her husband, where she provided fabric designs to fashion icons Liz Claiborne, Bill Blass, Pierre Cardin and Oscar de La Renta. When they retired to Sarasota three years ago, Gully imprinted her designs onto silk, creating vivid scarves, jackets and tunics. The dazzling designs she comes up with are heavily inspired by Cully's African-American heritage, and her motifs and symbols reflect hours of research and trips to West Africa."These are my roots and I want to express that," Gully says. "I want it to be known." Many of her printed and batik patterns celebrate the artist's pleasure at a mind-body-spirit totality; in what she calls "the wholeness of life." Cully teaches at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts and sells her wearable art at private gatherings. $185 and up.dolores parker A self-taught artist who markets under the company name of Hula Lula, Dolores Parker designs and stitches handbags of bamboo and designer fabrics. With bamboo root handles, luxury trim and Swarovski crystals, Parker's chic, sassy bags are transformed into an art show on the move. Best known for her capricious tropical bags of monkeys and palms, her newest collection celebrates festive images taken from New Orleans Mardi Gras ball invitations and South Pacific images from cruise liners in the 1940s."They're fun and vibrant," says Parker, an avid handbag collecter and trendspotter who notes that box bags are back in vogue. "You definitely get a lot of comments when you carry one of these." Hula Lula bags are at The Met and Ritz-Carlton for about $180.Vikirollo A graduate of Ringling School of Art and Design, Vicki Rollo is a successful self-employed graphics designer who discovered jewelry making 10 years ago when a friend took her to a gem show and she bought enough beads to craft a bracelet. She was entranced with the process and now uses carved bone, smooth horn, Bali silver, and stones such as silver leaf jasper and serpentine jade in her jewelry."I think people buy what's in fashion, and they all start looking the same," says Rollo. "That's not going to happen with my designs. They'll get a statement that's unique." Rollo has little patience with symmetry--mismatched dangle earrings are her signature--and she says discerning Sarasotans can recognize a Rollo piece dangling from friends' ears because of their bold style. She creates spontaneously, letting the gemstones tell their own story, and selects semi-precious stones for their look and affordability. Rollo sells her jewelry (in the $100 range) at craft fairs, private parties and trunk shows.Pamela marwede It's nothing for Pamela Marwede to be surrounded by 40 yards of plain fabric that she will soon elevate to art with paint. The result is window treatments, table and bed linens, throw pillows, chair pads, even lampshades and floor cloths. Trained in England and known as a superior colorist, Marwede is equally at ease in a serene modern idiom, zany contemporary or Old World sophistication."I grew up in Spain, and when I was a little girl, I would hand paint unpainted ceramics for fun," says Marwede. "I like having color around me. I think it's interesting to paint and decorate something in an artistic way and then use it. It enriches the environment." Marwede usually works on custom projects for area interior designers. But examples of her work are available to a wider public at Garden Argosy on St. Armands Circle, Imagery Fine Crafts Gallery on Fifth Street and at the showroom of Sally Trout Interiors on Palm Avenue. Prices from about $60.Joan McGee Joan McGee imports silk from Italy and France, and silk yarn from Switzerland, hand dyes it, fabricates clothes, and markets her line of clothing--from outerwear to day ensembles to evening wear--in stores throughout Europe and America. McGee was a painter, high school art teacher and weaver before she turned to the art-business of weaving and silk dying to create lightweight wardrobes for international women. But her passion for her work goes back to her grade-school days, when she began to make her own clothes and dreamed about becoming a fashion designer. She began her clothing line 25 years ago, and her comfortable clothing is inspired by the fabric she uses and marked by simple lines."Silk is wearable, long lasting and a very beautiful fabric," says McGee.McGee teaches at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, and her wearable art separates are available at Dream Weaver on St. Armands Circle in prices ranging from $100 for a scarf up to $3,000 and more, depending on complexity and fabric. She's also in the process of renovating her new studio/store on North Tamiami Trail, Serendipity Gallery.Linda Salomon A painter and printmaker educated in New York, Paris, and London, Linda Salomon began experimenting with clay and cloth 10 years ago at the behest of a gallery owner who challenged her artists to create with a medium they were unused to. Salomon turned to clay and loved it. So did clients, who bought all her creations, and Salomon's widely collected line of Librus Animals was born. She fabricates character animals--bears, frogs, dogs, monkeys and lions-- which she outfits with luxurious vintage silk, leather and velvet, jewels and trim that reinforce the expression and bearing of her charismatic creatures."It's like making costumes," says Salomon. "A sense of illustration has always been a part of what I had to say." The artist, who loves animals and sells many pet portraits, admits that she sometimes gets a little too attached to her Librus animal creations. "My friends tease me because I hate parting with them," she says.Librus Animals are exhibited and sold at art fairs and at Provenance Gallery on Palm Avenue in Sarasota, starting at about $300.Barbara Spending less time on art and more on administration lately, Barbara Frey is the president of the Nature Printing Society, an international group of artisans who use botanical and natural materials (including deceased birds and fish) to print on silk and cotton fabric.The result is art to wear or to enjoy as home decor objects. From Oct.19-24 the Society convenes at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens for public work-shops and to share techniques. Frey specializes in silk scarves, which she hand dyes and imprints with leaves and flowers ($25-$75). The artist discovered her talent 11 years ago in classes with Renara Sawyer and Joan McGee, and now enjoys strolling in her garden in search of interesting leaves, vines and flowers to incorporate into her designs."Sometimes I use the same colors as nature, and sometimes I improve on nature," Frey says.Driefer A native Floridian who discovered weaving in Arizona after experimenting with watercolor, clay, beading and silversmithing, Jan Driefer has kept a standing loom in her home for nearly 30 years and at one time owned a weaving supply shop in Sebring. Last year she took a top prize for puppets she crafted entirely on her loom, and this year she added a soft sculpture mermaid to her collection. ("I have a very patient husband," Driefer notes.) But weaving cotton and silk clothing is her specialty, from shawls and jackets to ruanas (a kind of sophisticated poncho) that start at about $100. "It's creative; I'm not a production weaver," says Driefer. "The excitement to me is in designing and dressing the loom and having it all come out the way I planned it." Driefer's work is available at Imagery Fine Crafts Gallery, juried art shows, and through public events at Venice Art Center, Selby Gardens and the Fiber Arts Boutique (Nov. 21 and 22) at Sr. Armands Lutheran Church.
Our Backyard Is Mulched Every Year. What Other Materials Can We Use to Cover the Backyard?
You can get different types of rock over at home depot for really cheap, and it lasts forever! there are multiple colors, and/ or you can get plane white. Also adding some potted plants (small trees, bushes, flowers, etc..). When/if you put rocks/stones in you do not have to remove the mulch just put the rocks right over the top of it. I am a landscape designer so you can take it form me. Also if you want more options then you can ask over at home depot or lows etc.. whatever is in your area, or you can just google search them and check out there websites.1. How to have a backyard formal sweet 16 party?I am a backyard party guy myself. To have a good party all you need is alcohol and fun people. It also really helps to have a pool2. Ideas for making a backyard fort moveableWhat about a "two skid" approach, where you lay a set of skids down, then lay a slippery layer - something like the "bunk slicks" they use on boat trailers, then lay another set of skids down, and build the fort on top of those. Pin/bolt or plate those top and bottom skid pairs together.Then, when/if moving time comes, unpin, and the fort/top skids should slide off the bottom skids, perhaps onto a set of log rollers.3. Covering for Dirt Backyard?Sod? Perimeters in mulch or stone?4. Where/how to get a backyard wishing well installed?You dig a well and then put a "wishing well" kind of thing around the top of it and then you would have to have the crank, rope, and bucket. My old shallow well, the one my household water used to come from, has a wishing well decorative housing around it. The well itself goes about 20 feet down, is about 3 feet across, and has a concrete lining so the edges do not collapse. I do not know how far down you would have to dig at your place to get a well that would hold water. Mine used to go dry every summer anyway. Shallow wells are quite common in some parts of the country. In other parts, they are unknown because the water table is too far down and you must have a deep drilled well. But I keep mine very solidly covered. I have no wish to find one of my cats, or a raccoon, or something, drowned in it because they fell in and could not get out. I do not have any kids and neither do any of my neighbours or I would be even more paranoid about it. You might not be allowed to dig a genuine well if you live in a place with piped water, and safety is a big concern with wells big enough for people and animals to fall into. And digging a real well seems like an expensive thing to do as a backyard ornament. I suppose you could install a tank or pool of some kind in the ground, fill it with water, and have the crank and bucket, but you would still want a way to cover it for safety reasons.5. Can My Landlord Live In My Backyard?I would be nice, and then politely inform the police that people are illegally living on your street. Hopefully they will move them on ;) But they might want their house back after that.6. Cons to putting dog in backyard?The problem is they are not protected or confined where you know where they are. Being crammed in a crate can sometimes be uncomfortable for the dog - but at least they are safe inside, you know where they are, and what they are getting into. If the dog is not chained, has water, access to shade or shelter, and a secure perimeter it's not as bad. A lot can happen in 15 hours, you know? But 15 is definitely too long to crate a dog. The cons I can think of on the top of my head could be: Theft of your dog, unfamiliar or diseased animals getting into the yard, fleas/ticks/parasites, another dog jumping the fence, the possibility of him digging under the fence, people throwing bones or other foods into your yard ( one time someone threw poison in neighbors yard when he dog was in the back ), and the initial thought of never knowing what your dog is doing, eating, or getting into, get his leg stuck in something or get injured in general, someone could come over and let him out, he could bark constantly and annoy the neighbors. I would recommended a lock on your gate. There's some weird people out there.