Bathrooms Facing A Stunning View For The Rich And Famous

For the super-rich, a luxurious bathroom must have a stunning view. There are ingenious ways to provide a view of the outside environment such as a skylight. You lie on the tub and you see the beauty of the sky. People spend at least 8 to 10 hours in the bathroom every week and it should be one of the places to enjoy large amounts of natural light for health and wellness.

Clodagh has gained a reputation for her focus on nature and sustainability in her designs. She is uncompromising when it comes to bringing the outdoors inside homes. In the interior expert’s home, a view of the outdoors can be seen from every amenity whether in the tub, sauna, shower or toilet. Clodagh is not alone because many private homes and luxury developments have focused on the design and location of bathrooms.

High end developments put bathrooms in prime locations where they can enjoy the best views possible and bask in natural light. One example is wet rooms of Jean Nouvel’s 100 11th Avenue in New York that have huge picture frame inspired windows that literally turn the city view into a piece of wall art. The wet rooms are featured in Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Listings.

When the 1929 Walker tower was converted into a contemporary condo, the windows are expanded and a huge tub was installed in front of a south-facing view. In John Pawson and Ian Schrager’s 215 Chrystie St. the poured concrete tubs were designed to overlook the Chrysler Building.

In his new Cary Tamarkin Tower in Soho, developer Kevin Maloney’s first consideration was the location of the master bathroom. When you are soaking in the bath, you will enjoy a view of the Empire State Building. In Miami’s Oceana Bal Harbour, each of the 240 units had a bathroom that captured the view of the Atlantic Ocean or Miami Skyline.

If you have a large luxurious bathroom, you can opt for Large Bathroom Storage Units to ensure that everything stays organized. On the different compartments, you can store a variety of bathroom items to maintain an elegant and classy ambiance.

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Park Hyatt Bangkok Opening In 2017

The Park Hyatt Bangkok, which was originally set for a 2014 launching, is finally opening its doors by early 2017 in March.

The Park Hyatt Bangkok hotel details

The hotel occupies the level 9 to level 36 in the Central Embassy’s complex located in Bangkok’s central business district. The hotel is linked to a shopping mall and an entertainment centre, featuring 45 restaurants and a cinema.

The exterior was designed by the Amanda Levete Architects, which is based in London. Shingles cover it – an inspiration from tiles in local pagodas. This will be illuminated from behind to give a shimmering effect during the evening.

The hotel has 222 elegant suites and rooms, including 57 various configurations for adjustments catering to guest preferences.

Their décor achieves a home-from-home feel which is fresh and minimalist.

According to the general manager of the hotel, Michael Golden, there will be numerous technology in every room, but not making a guest need any manual. The lights switches will be simple enough. There will be universal sockets and USB ports for charging devices.

The hotel dining as well as entertainment options include a Penthouse Bar & Grill, their entertainment complex comprising three and a half floors with different areas like the VIP area, a speak-easy and restaurant having an open kitchen.

The Embassy Room is going to be the primary dining area at the hotel. They will offer Asian and Western cuisine with focus on seafood.

They will also have a Living Room lounge that offers afternoon tea and light meals. There is also The Bar that specialises in Champagne, creative cocktails and vintage wines.

Their event facilities are laid out over 2,000 square metres, and this includes a bathroom having car park access. Their smaller meeting rooms in Bangkok will open to that of a show kitchen.

According to Golden, Thailand is already becoming a luxury destination – the Tourism Authority of Thailand just recently launched the “amazing Thailand” campaign that focuses on the luxury and high-end accommodation or experiences which one can enjoy, and they will be able to do that with their Park Hyatt Bangkok hotel.

 

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Rare Tropical Bed Bugs Found In Hawaii And Florida

Following its 60-year nonappearance in the U.S., a bed bug famous for its capability to spread so fast just recently invaded Hawaii and Florida, as stated by experts that study about the parasitic pest.

Tropical bed bug vs common bed bug

The tropical bed bug, with scientific name Cimex hemipterus, is increasing concerns since the usual eradication methods may not keep its numbers at bay.

Brittany Campbell, an entomologist from the University of Florida, spoke to Seeker, and said that the tropical bed bug and the common bed bug, Cimex lectularius, look similar to a person’s naked eye. Likewise, signs like shed skin, blood spots and bites are also the same for both. She also added that they cause tiny bite marks to some serious allergic reactions, which may require fast medical action.

However, under microscopes, these two species will look different, according to Campbell. She continued that the tropical bed bug’s pronotum is shaped differently. This is U-shaped in common bed bugs.

The bed bug’s existence in tropical areas

The bed bug’s existence has still not been proven in Hawaii, she said. However, the presence is Florida is more known. A family in Merritt Island reported the infestation and sent a sample to Campbell. She, together with her team, found out that the it came from a long-lost tropical species.

It was found during the 1930s to 1940s, but it wasn’t reported again until the incident from Merritt Island.

The parasite is sometimes found in Africa, Asia, South America, parts of Australia and other tropical environments. It favors humid and warm environments and could possibly spread to southern states like California.

News spreading about the tropical bed bug

With the news spreading about the parasite invasion, John Cooksey from McCall Service thinks that pest control operators are going to pay greater attention to these species.

Cooksey mentioned that these species may be resistant to some insecticides. Exterminators depend mostly on controlled heating in order to kill bed bugs. When done right, this method is a way on how to kill bed bugs at home, eliminating pesticide use which bugs become resistant to.

Tropical bugs, on the other hand, are used to the heat. Cooksey said that several researchers think these can evolve to having great heat resistance.

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Most Popular Quotes By Aristotle

Aristotle was an esteemed Greek philosopher along with Socrates and Plato. He was considered to be the first teacher and a fore runner of ancient philosophy, which until now, serves as a backbone of western and Asian philosophies. To this day, quotes by Aristotle continue to reverberate in discourses, educational discussions and also in academic institutions. Aristotle’s writings cover rhetoric, poetry, politics, biology, metaphysics, logic and ethics, to name a few. One of his notable vocations was tutoring Alexander the Great in 343 BC with the request of Philip of Macedon. Some of Aristotle’s famous quotes include the following:

“Love is composed of single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

“There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.”

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

“Change in all things is sweet.”

Apart from these some of the famous quotes by Aristotle tackle politics, government, law and justice. Here are some of his most notable quotes on the topic.

“Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.”

“He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.”

“The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.”

“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice, he is the worst.”

There are also quotes by Aristotle that highlight his excellence in philosophy wherein a reader is driven to take matters at a deeper level and ponder on things that otherwise he may have take for granted on a daily basis. Aristotle talked about the value of knowledge and education including the power of the mind and its magnificence. Here are some of his philosophical quotes.

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

“The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.”

“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.”

“Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.”

“Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.”

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Real Weathered Wood Recycled From An Old Potato Storage Facility

<a href=”http://www.heraldandnews.com/news/local_news/the-art-of-deconstruction/article_4a0be446-ac42-57aa-b02f-4c5367928d95.html”>Tulelake Cold Storage</a> was built in 1940 with cooling efficiency through cement blocks and sawdust insulation on the outside walls. It was used as the storage for sacked potatoes before they are needed in the market. Now, the rooms that were used for potato storage have been abandoned. Many people assumed that there is nothing left to salvage; they were wrong.

The 6 buildings and shops with a total floor area of 120,000 square feet are filled with well-preserved Douglas Fir wood flooring. The wood was inside a climate controlled structure for many years so that it was very dry, very straight and very clean. The lumber that was used to build the floors was harvested from old growth trees with really tight grain. You don’t see this type of lumber anymore.

Christopher Green, Reba and Dennis VanAcker through their business DoubleHead Enterprises purchased the Tulelake Cold Storage in June 2013 after it has been out of business for the last 11 years. Since the building was already abandoned, the family reclaimed the old lumber floor, floorboard by floorboard and offered it to buyers through the internet.

When some Japanese learned that DoubleHead was selling well-preserved timber from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, they flew immediately to look at the wood and were visibly overwhelmed. They bought four container-loads of flooring, mainly the 2 by 12 foot slats. The Japanese will use the timber for flooring, wall coverings, doors and furniture.

The floors of the cold storage were well built with sawdust and coolant system to provide proper ventilation for the potatoes. Air coolant was pumped into the entire building that is why the wood floors were well preserved. Greens and the VanAcker’s including some hired help spent their spare hours to carefully remove the boards and pack them for buyers.

Manual timber removal can be labour intensive and time consuming. <a href=”http://tilestrip.com.au/”>Timber Floor Removal in Perth</a> can complete the job quickly and efficiently through proper equipment, specialized tools and accessories and of course highly trained and experienced staff. The removal of timber flooring will be undertaken within an agreed timeframe while minimizing any inconveniences and disruptions.

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