Parenting Tools – Lessons From a Hammer

Have you ever tried to put in a screw with a hammer? It might be possible, but most would agree it will take some forethought, patience and creative thinking to make it happen. In fact, many would reason, that it would be worth it to take the time and find something better suited to the…

3 Reasons to Consider Mosaics in the Home

Many people when considering interior design overlook the possibility of using mosaics in the home. Considering all the alternatives available, why would someone choose mosaics to spruce up their interior designs? The motivations and the rationale vary from cost to the ability of fads to come and go. Plenty of people think about using something…

Morris Graves, Northwest Mystic Painter

Despite a prodigious creative output spanning six decades and being universally celebrated as one of the most important American painters of 20th century modern art, Morris Graves, who died in 2001, not only remains an enigma but is relatively unknown, especially to younger generations. In part, this is attributable to the fact that Graves himself…

Swag Lamps – What Are They?

The word “Swag” in this lighting context simply means to hang from the ceiling. This definition can be used to incorporate many different lighting fixtures that hang from the ceiling including chandeliers, pendants and others. However, the traditional and most accepted definition is more specific. It strictly points to a fabric lamp shade that has…

The Three Sage Kings and the Five Legendary Emperors

Suiren, Fuxi and Shennong are regarded as the Three Sage Kings of ancient China who made personal sacrifices to improve the lives of the people. They are known for one or more unique contributions to mankind. Suiren who reputedly lived 18,000 years ago discovered how to make fire by drilling wood. This discovering enabled mankind…

Common Problems With Scissor Lifts

When using a scissor lift, or any kind powered access equipment, safety should be top priority. Scissor lifts are used in many different industries for providing access and height, as well as lifting and transporting people and goods. They are commonly used in shopping centres, events, factories, warehouses and offices. These aerial work platforms come…

AR500 Steel Vs. Mild Steel

In steel applications where abrasion is an issue, AR500 steel plate can stand up to the test time and time again. That is because it is made from abrasion resistant steel properties and, as a result, offers outstanding wear and impact resistance. In addition AR500 steel affords fatigue and corrosion resistance for applications in which…