Crumbling Walls

Crumbling walls and sandy mortar is usually caused two ways. In the old clay tile blocks of the old homes built before about 1930, a lime based putty mortar was used. Today, Portland cement, which has a stronger binding agent, is used. In the old lime based mortar water or acid leaches the lime out…

Carpeting Issues – Traffic Lane Gray

The carpet in your home is subject to a lot of abuse. Because of that abuse and because of the characteristics of carpet it can develop a number of problems. One of those problems is Traffic Lane Gray. Traffic Lane Gray is a condition where the traffic lanes in a home start to look darker…

Blazing Red Rugs

Feng Shui enthusiasts would always tell you how red is the color of prosperity, and that red could instantly bring luck into any room. Surely, even without checking the auras and the ch’i, and even without repeating mantras, it is obvious for any room designer how red could really turn your room from boring little…

How to Identify an Amber Gemstone

It is very difficult to recognize an original amber gemstone. This happens because the market is filled with several imitations of amber which confuse the buyers. One of its numerous imitations is called ‘Amberdan’. It has properties fairly near to natural gem. The way to test the originality is when the stone is heated and…

Information Architecture – Building Blocks For Techies!

What can be more frustrating than having loads of information but not knowing how best to arrange it? Information  Architecture  is the art of building a structure for managing information. For example, you might use it to organize your company website’s content into groups and create an interface to support those categories. Information  architecture  has…

Berber Rugs – Striking Rugs For Your Home

There are many different tribes in the region, and each has its own distinctive style for creating rugs. Despite the differences, all Berber rugs are constructed of wool and made by hand. Some of the tribes are known for intricate designs and brightly colored rugs, while other tribes create a more crude, neutral style. Genuine…

How to Get Super Glue Off a Car

Many cars now come with the option to have super protective coatings applied, often called clear coats and “bras”. These are a great help in keeping such things as acidic bird droppings and rock chips from damaging your car’s exterior paint job. But when someone spills Super Glue on it, that’s a much stickier situation.…

Architecture – A Brief Overview

Architecture can be considered a science or an art, depending on your way of thinking. Designing and planning a house, a building or even a whole town is a serious business and architects have to study for many years to become properly qualified. Different styles of architecture are reflected throughout the history of the entire…

How to Prepare a Wall for Rendering

Where to begin? The main reason you have your walls rendered is to aid in the weather proofing of the exterior and to create a nice finish with attractive textures. Once your walls have been rendered you can finish the job off with a smooth coat or other textured materials such as small stones. But…

Hand Hooked Rugs

Hand hooked rugs are a great way to add splendor to a bedroom, a kitchen, sun porch, or children’s room. A number of designers like Jane Keltner, Suzanne Nicoll, Sally Dailey, Dena, and Tracy Porter focus exclusively on designing hand hooked rugs. These beautiful floral, animal, fruit and other pattern hand hooked rugs can be…

Amazing Science Project

All you need for this science project are the following materials: A glass bottle such as a beer bottle, a glass soda bottle or something like that. A piece of string big enough to tie around the base of the bottle into a knot.   Acetone . This is the fingernail polish remover A Match or Lighter…

Architecture Rendering – Useful Info

Architecture rendering simply refers to the art of creating 2 dimensional animations and images. It’s one of the best methods of drawing creative designs in the modern world. The term is also known as architectural illustration. There are different kinds of rendering services available. They are usually carried out by various render farms studious across…

How to Build Your Own Wormery Or Worm Farm

If you just heard about the magic of those ecological wormeries and you thought to yourself “I gotta have one of these!” and then “but I’m not ready to pay for it, what if something goes wrong?”, then you should probably know you can also build your own wormery at home, with a minimum of…

Area Rugs Designs

An area rug can brighten up your room with your own choices of colors and styles. They are becoming more and more popular these days. A proper area rug can do simple wonders inside your house. They have a very wide range of variety that you can choose from which have different styles and designs.…