One of the most challenging tasks for interior design is to design home office. You want to have a cosy place where you will spend quite a lot of your time, but not distractive form your work.
Materials of the Kitchen Accessories
There are many different materials used in the kitchen nowadays. We selected 5 most popular materials and told about their advantages and disadvantages.
Bookshelves & Bookcases Designs
Without bookshelves, it's hard to imagine an office or a living room, not to mention a home library. It's important to pick the right bookcase, as it is usually an attractive focal point of your room.
How to pack a travel bag?
The situation is always the same: first you are afraid that you'll lack something in your trip, but then during a trip you think that you should have taken much less... Successfull packing includes 3 main points to consider: lightness of the luggage, utility of contents and right packing of things. In this article, we have some useful tips how to pack your travel bag in the most efficient way!
Six easy ways to de-clutter your desktop
A cluttered desk can feel like a black hole. It eats your things up as soon as you put them down, and you'll be lucky to find them again. You've lost count of how much stationery, how many loose sheets of paper, and how much of your stationery supplies you've lost to that black hole.
But it doesn't have to be that way. Who knows, maybe with a carefully planned desktop system, the right desk accessories, and a stationery organizer or two, you could be that tidy colleague, the envy of the entire office...
Rucksacks. Their Parts and functions.
There are many words for what we call 'a rucksack': backpack, knapsack, packsack... The word 'backpack' was coined in the US in the 1910s, while the word 'rucksack' is a German loanword mainly used in the UK and in the US Army (from German 'der Rücken' which means 'the back', and 'sack' for bag.
The prototype of back pack was used in ancient times, when the hunters had to transport large games and preys. They cut the carcass, wrapped the meat into animal skin, sewn together by intestines and put such a 'sack' onto their shoulders. Later such way of transporting was used for other purposes as well...
Style of the Office & Office Supplies
Office is face of the company. Therefore, everything is important to consider - the look of the building, its location and the interiors most of all. Many managers believe that a standard office environment should include a table, a chair and a computer. They prefer to save on quality furniture and its arrangement and just set huge desks along the walls and in the corners. However, the arrangement of the workplace influence not only the quality of work being done by the staff but the way clients and partners treat your organisation...
Bamboo Home Accessories & Decor
Perhaps it’s the dream of returning to some mythical log cabin in the forest that does it, but for us there’s nothing quite like wood. Wooden houses, wooden furniture, wood-paneling! We’d take them every time, knots and all, because it’s the idiosyncrasies that make wood so wonderful. The rings and imperfections are reminders that what gives you shelter, supports your meal or decorates your home was once growing. It took time to become what it now magnificently is...
Classification of Office Stationery
Initially, the word ‘stationery’ originated from a word ‘stationer’ – a bookseller, so the word ‘stationery’ referred to all products sold by stationers. The word ‘stationer’ indicated that the bookseller’s book shop had a fixed (stationary) spot, usually near a university, unlike to medieval traders who were actually peddlers at fairs...
How to choose a backpack
Backpacks’ volume is measured in liters, determining how much you can pack into it. But, of course, fully packed backpack can become several litres more (the walls ate quite soft and let the space widen a bit). Due to adjustable suspension system, backpacks may allow several volume options...
Damascus knives are made out of hard steel giving the knives their hard edges. It is the result of combining at least two different types of steel which harden together to produce their patterned welded effect. Such a combination of steels means that the knives are tough and resistant to shattering, whilst capable of being honed into a sharp and resilient edge. The knives are thus different from knives made out of simple layers of steel which may be too soft for practical domestic use.
How to de-clutter your office
With so many other things to think about when you're working, keeping your office space tidy, spacious and free of clutter might not be your top priority. But a cluttered office environment can seriously affect your productivity, your motivation, and even your professional image. So making the effort to re-think your workspace and work on your office organization skills will mean that you can get your work done in comfort and in style.
How to eat Lobster
All you need is a small set of tools: Claw scissors, Seafood pliers with crackers, Seafood forks (for getting to the hard-to-reach bits), A bowl for empty shells and Napkins to clean up the juices...
Bamboo Products Collection
Finoak is a dynamic online retailer that uses its team’s expertise and experience to collect innovative solutions to everyday living needs. It is a place where discerning customers can find improved design in terms of material, function and style, from all the best and newest brands and always at a price that means fantastic value.
To take you through the principles of Finoak, our online shop, we will here give you a tour of our current highlight range, produced by a group of people we’re very passionate about. There’s no surprise that this collection, offered by Woodquail, represents our absolute bestselling products – they seem to dollop out enthusiasm to anyone who encounters them!
Why do we use bamboo?
Everyone is trying to be greener these days. We all know that the planet's in trouble, but it can be difficult to know how to shop responsibly and we're often left feeling helpless. We rely on retailers to provide information about the eco-status of their products, but in reality this rarely happens.
That's why we want to tell you about bamboo. It has an amazing growth-rate. It produces very little waste. It doesn't need herbicides or pesticides or any kind of agricultural chemicals to grow. Eco-friendly doesn't quite cover it. It really is the superhero of woods (or grasses, technically, but more of that later).
Artificial flowers: the myths, the materials and the advantages
Artificial flowers get a lot of bad press. In fact, many of us wouldn't think to choose them over natural flowers, assuming they would be easily spotted as fakes. And it's true that in the past they often looked cheap or obviously fake, made from materials which frayed or which could only hold harshly vibrant colours.
But thanks to technological advances made in the last few years, artificial flowers can now look incredibly realistic; making for beautiful wedding bouquets and home decorations. And that's because artificial flowers are now made differently, and with different materials. You'd be surprised to see, and even smell, how realistic faux flowers can now be.
Types of Kitchen Knives
When deciding on the best knife to acquire, the choice can seem overwhelming. Do you go for the professional chef knife or the all-rounder general blade? Then there is the added complexity of various different materials - should you choose ceramic over stainless steel? Obviously it is not difficult to choose specialised knives, such as an essential bread knife for slicing your fresh breakfast loaf, or a carving knife for a Sunday roast. Yet when it comes to the all-rounder knife, do you go for the general purpose Japanese Santoku or the chef's blade?
What are the materials used for kitchen knives?
Probably the most important utensil in the kitchen is knife, which is essential for all food preparation. Nowadays kitchen knives can be made from different materials.
Advantages & Disadvantages with Ceramic Knives
Ceramic knives are made out of very hard and tough ceramic material which itself is zirconium oxide that's been heated in a process called sintering, which bonds the ceramic powder particles together by closing its pore. But what are the pros and cons of such knives?
How To Choose a Desk for Your Children
Kids need a work area as much as adults – remember the piles of homework, not to mention the hours spent staring dutifully into space... Not to mention that fact that today we have to make space for computers. Although children's desks acts similarly to that of adults', there are a few differences that must be taken into account. For a start, the size of the desk must be adjusted to fit the smaller stature of your kids...
Symbolic Meaning of Flowers
Throughout the ages, flowers have held special significances, significances which vary from culture to culture, age to age. Flowers have been used as symbols in art, come to be associated with certain celebrations and festivals, and have been given as gifts to connote particular kinds of affection. It was the Victorians who popularised the symbolism of flowers, and during this era many handbooks were printed to guide would-be givers in their choice of bloom and colour...
Kitchen Storage Ideas
You may not have many cupboards, and we all feel like we don't have enough, but there are things you can do to maximise space within the cupboards you do have. Once you've thrown out unnecessary and broken things, you can start to think about how to maximise kitchen storage space...
Whatever your kitchen is, it's gonna get messy; that's the nature of a kitchen- mess is made there. But mess doesn't have to stay there...
Small Kitchen Ideas
We want you to make the most of your space, no matter how small your kitchen might be. That is why we have put together this range of Small Kitchen Ideas - items that have been carefully selected with small spaces in mind. Combing spatial ergonomics and elegant design, these products are a great solution for making the most of your space...
Small Bathroom Ideas
Small bathrooms don't have to feel pokey or uncomfortable, and we believe that you can make the most of any space, no matter how tiny it is. This range of Small Bathroom Ideas is an illustration of the kinds of solution for making the most of your space. These are items that combine spatial ergonomics and elegant design - they have been carefully selected with small spaces in mind...
Shelves should suit the space you have and the way you live. Find a place for everything with our shelving ideas using freestanding, wall-hung shelves and shelves extenders...
Cooking and Baking with Kids
With a little guidance kids' creative culinary flair can shine, and they will no doubt love their newfound 'adult' tasks! Show them how to peel bananas and oranges for fruit salads, or have them help you to mix dough for bread or cakes... Not only will you be teaching your kids essential life skills (particularly the cake-baking), but you will also be including them in your own day-to-day life, creating a warm space at home as well as wonderful memories...
Crafts Ideas for Kids
Art and craft helps build up physical co-ordination among kids: Activities like painting, drawing, coloring, cutting, joining and gluing things together to form a new object improve motor coordination in children.
What is PVC?
PVC is purely waterproof-friendly material. There are two materials that are used in PVC Mesh: PVC film, which is a really versatile plastic that is hardwearing as well as flexible and elastic, and can be used for insulation, outdoor signage, and of course waterproof textiles...
What is TPU?
TPU 420D is a material that is woven from 100% nylon, which is a very durable and highly resilient material that is easy to treat (washing, drying etc are very simple), and is hardwearing enough to be used in many military applications. TPU 420D is thus extremely strong, as well as being fireproof, anti-UV and waterproof, and is commonly used in industrial and home textiles, upholstery, tents...
Waterproof Bags. Technique
Waterproof bags are an essential item for any person who likes to spend their time outdoors without worrying about the next rainy onslaught. These bags protect items that must be kept dry, like mobile phones, GPS devices and cameras from the rain, as well as making sure that your precious dry clothes and food supplies remain totally dry...