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How to Make a Living Wall: 7 steps Steps Part 1 Determining the Right Living Wall for You <img alt="Image titled Make a Living Wall Step 1" src=" width="728" height="485" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Evaluate placement options for outdoor and indoor living walls. You may already have an idea of where you want your living wall to be, but you should take into account other considerations, like the weight of your living wall, the amount of sunlight your wall gets throughout the day (and year), and removal or disposal concerns. Part 2 Building a Living Wall from a Wooden Pallet Part 3 Finishing Your Pallet Frame Living Wall Community Q&A Add New Question How often should fertilizer be used in living wall? Ask a Question Tips Warnings Loading... Did you try these steps? Upload error Article Info

CNC Panel Joinery Notebook I’ve been collecting clever ways of slotting flat stock together since I first read Nomadic Furniture back in 1999, well before the advent of the accessible hobby-class CNC tools that, today, make manufacturing parts like these pretty easy. Now, the world is full of people designing models, project enclosures, sculpture, furniture, and all kinds of other cool stuff to be assembled from parts made on laser cutters and CNC routers, and I keep expecting a definitive book or website to emerge that covers the “bag of tricks” in an organized way. So far, I haven’t found it. I may have missed it. In presenting this material, I want to first acknowledge my respect for the world’s established and ancient traditions of joinery. I may abuse some terms, without meaning to, and I am glad to be corrected by those who are in the know about traditional joinery. To simplify things, at first, I’m only considering joints between two panels. Laser vs. The router-cut version, however, doesn’t work. Biasing

Luxury motorbike helmet designs by Aleliers Ruby When you ride a motorbike every day, you quickly realize the importance of wearing a good helmet. Now, if you want to ride with style and elegance, Ateliers Ruby is committed to keeping you on the move with their range of luxury mobility accessories. Inspired by Steve McQueen, sci-fi, and the French tradition of luxury, the helmet brand collaborated with great names such as Karl Lagerfeld, Eley Kishimoto, and street-artist, Honet. Last year, Ruby opened a flagship store located in the center of Paris, close to cult shops such as Colette.

Urban Gardening: How To Grow Food In Any City Apartment Or Yard No Matter How Small (Growing Indoors, On Rooftop, Small Yards, Balcony Gardens, Planting ... Gardening Systems) (Gardening Guidebooks): Will Cook: Amazon.com - Lori McNee Artist The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air quality is often up to 10 times worse than what’s outside - and our studios are even worse than that ! Did you know that house plants can actually benefit our lives and help keep it ‘green’ ? For only pennies a day, house plants will help beautify, purify and renew your stuffy studio, office or home by filtering out toxins, pollutants and the carbon dioxide we exhale and replaces them with fresh oxygen! NASA began testing common house plants for their capacity to purify indoor air. These toxins and other materials are known to cause “off-gas” pollutants into the interior environment include: man-made building materials synthetic carpeting formaldehyde (often found in new rugs and vinyl as well as cigarette smoke and even grocery bags!) Here is a list of ‘Green Clean’ plants to help combat the above and get you started: Areca Palm Tree Lady Palm Bamboo Palm Boston Fern Rubber Plant Dracaena English Ivy (poison) Date Palm Tree

Flexible Stream • Digital Wood Joints Wood Joints are fascinating! They embellish old furniture and wood constructions of ancient Japanese temples alike. Everytime we come across them, we are filled with admiration: Admiration for the skill of the master craftsman, as their creator, but also admiration for the balance between function and beauty, which turns the furniture or temple into a work of art. With the onset of industrialisation, the traditional wood joints have been banned more and more to the background. Manufacturing has to be above all efficient, so there is no more room for traditional wood joints. As computer-controlled wood processing machines move into the cabinet-makers' workshops, the way two pieces of wood are joined together in a construction needs to be reconsidered. The result of this research are 50 digital wood joints, divided into frame joints, board joints and carcass joints. We are looking forward for the submission of your modifications and pictures of implementation.

Less is the New More: Making the Most of Small Spaces Good Design For Living in Small ApartmentsAs people migrate to smaller spaces, good design helps a lot. This is something they figured out in Europe long ago, that if you don't have a lot of horizontal room you can go vertical. Tumidei in Italy makes some of the nicest stuff, like this unit with lots of storage under the bed. This unit just raises the floor high enough for beds to slide under. This one looks a bit clinical, but has two single beds plus a pull-out double bed in between. When you read in the New York Times that professional couples with children are moving into small one-bedroom apartments in Manhattan and sleeping in closets, perhaps this stuff could be useful. None of this stuff is cheap, nor, as far as I can tell is it available in North America, but there are ideas here that demonstrate how people can share a space and still get a little privacy, a good place to work and a lot of storage in a very small envelope. Like this?

breanna rose / for creatives : faux watercolor Water coloring is nice. But sometimes – there just isn’t enough time to whip out the good old paint + brushes to get something great! That’s where I’m here to help. I’ve started a collection of water colored photoshop brushes that come in handy every once in awhile. Check out a few of my favorite resources right here ( 1, 2, 3, 4 ) and give them a shot. 10 Air Purifying Plants For Homes & Offices Even in huge, busy cities, outdoor air is cleaner and preferable to indoor air. Why is that? One reason is that trees and plants are constantly cleaning the air outside. This suggests that the eco-minded homeowner or office dweller should go out and buy some plants – but which ones? With all the hype of “going green”, every plant on the market is being promoted as an air purifier! But not to worry – NASA has conducted an official study on the top 10 air purifying plants, assigning each one a score based on how well they remove chemical vapors, resist insects, and how easy they are to maintain for your home or green office space. The Areca Palm (Images via Plant Directions, EnvicoGarden) NASA Purifying Score: 8.5 The top air purifying plant as ranked by NASA’s study is the Areca palm tree. The Lady Palm (Images via Livick’s Palms, TyTy) Neck and neck with the Areca palm tree for NASA’s top-ranked air purifying plant is the Lady palm (or Rhapis excelsa.) The Bamboo Palm The Rubber Plant

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