Oct 182012
 

Louis Comfort Tiffany began making his Tiffany style lamps near the turn of the twentieth century. From there, his lamps have been celebrated for their artistry and craftsmanship, with no two Tiffany lamps being alike.

This means that a real Tiffany lamp comes with a high price tag, anywhere between $10,000 and $2 million. Some sham merchants, however, often try to pass off fake Tiffany lamps for real ones. With several tell-tale tips at your disposal, you can be sure that you’re not ripped off and can tell a real Tiffany lamp and a fake one.

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Oct 162012
 

piscina mantenimientoFor decades, chlorine has been the gold standard for keeping swimming pools clean. It’s done its job well. There’s no debate about chlorine’s effectiveness in killing germs and keeping algae away.

However, there have always been some nagging side-effects to the use of harsh chemical chlorine typically added to pools, and even some serious health concerns. In recent years, pool companies report that salt water pools to have experienced a rapid rise in popularity, particularly in residential installations.

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Sep 292012
 

Having lighting in our swimming pool will allow us to enjoy long baths during those warm summer nights.  A swimming pool can be build in the middle of a beautiful garden, surrounded by shrubs and colorful flowers, perhaps a modern form and its water always impeccable, but one thing is certain: If the pool lighting is poor or has none, it will never be in all its splendor on nights that could have if one is adequately illuminated.

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Sep 072012
 

Autodesk Announces Autodesk Revit LT

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Autodesk, the leader company in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, has  announced Autodesk Revit LT software, a new addition to its family of Revit software products.

Tihs software is designed for architects, designers and building industry professionals using 2D workflows who are looking to transition to the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process,  

Revit LT is a simplified 3D building information modeling (BIM) solution.  It delivers a focused 3D application to help users create higher-quality and more accurate designs and documentation. Now you can easily Make the Move to BIM with Autodesk Revit LT.

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Ago 182012
 

What is a cantilevered or floating staircase?

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Floating staircases are a popular design  stair  in which the treads are fixed to a wall without visible stringers. This makes the treads appear to float , hence the name. At their most basic, you will have nothing more than staircase treads – literally coming out of the wall. With a typically floating staircase, you attach the treads to a wall which is done by driving the treads into it, or using a bracket to give the staircase treads support .

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Ago 072012
 

piscina-iluminacion-1Create a unique lighting experience in your pool or spa with the Floating Pool Lights .

Enhance your pool, giving it that extra touch for a festive feel. The Floating  Lights give a soft glow to the water.  Floating Pool Lights are ideal for creating soft ambient light in outdoor areas such as pools, terraces, ponds or between the nooks and crannies of the garden.

The floating pool lights can be used not only in the pool but also in ponds, lakes, gardens and terraces.They generate different effects according to the chosen hue and color of the water in your pool.

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Ago 022012
 

laminas solaresThe solar control films for home window tinting are sheets of auto adhesive plastic, usually made of a polyester base with a scratch-resistant coating,   which are fixed on the inside of the windows glass, and have the quality to avoid a large percentage of the sun’s rays, heat and ultraviolet ray entering the inside of the house. These films are invisible and can be place them by ourselves, but it is advisable to be done by a professional to obtain excellent results.

In modern architecture the glass is becoming more important as a constructive element. This has as a result a high heating of spaces. Many homeowners and renters can benefit from lower heating and cooling bills by installing solar window film.

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Jul 232012
 

interior minimalistaMinimalist architecture is the tendency of reducing to the essentials, without excessive use of decorative elements. It is icharacterized by the extreme simplicity of its forms, pure  lines, clear spaces and neutral colors, in an environment with balance and harmony.

The idea of minimalism can be described as “less is more,” or as some designers and architects are fond of saying, “doing more with less.” Minimalist architects use space as a design feature in and of itself. Instead of trying to fill space with features, they create designs in which the empty space is as carefully thought out and used as everything they add to the room. Basic shapes and straight, clean lines are also important techniques used in minimalist design, as is playing around with different kinds of lighting.

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Jul 222012
 

glasstec2006_6Do you dare to install a glass staircase in your home or office?  When we think about a glass staircase the first thing that comes to our heads is how dangerous they can be if they break, but the truth is that the technology with which they are made, makes them capable of withstanding the weight of 4 people of medium texture.

These stairs are notable for their modern designs, which are ideal for reception of minimalist environments or public spaces. Glass stairs besides provide a function in our house, turn out to be something decorative, especially if we use a minimalist design on the inside of the space where you are.

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