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A Blissful Place for Manga Lovers!
For the longest time I only have one reason for visiting Japan. Nope, it's not for food. Nope, it's not for fashion. Yes. It's for hot spring! I may look an average 20 something gal but I'm a grandma at heart. I've been told that many times because of my peculiar lifestyle. I love jacuzzi and hot spring is one of the thing I've always wanted to try after watching dramas that features this fabulous chamber. Even though I really wanted to visit Japan I didn't think hot spring would justify the trip because Taiwan also have hot spring. The ticket and accommodation in Taiwan is more budget-friendly than Japan. It was not until today I found another reason to go visit Japan. Books & Bed This concept is really intriguing. Though, I don't openly express it, I'm a manga girl at heart. Throw me in a room with a bunch of manga and I will be more than happy to read them. This is place is truly a gem for book lovers and someone who appreciates minimal architect. At Book and Bed Hostel you get a beautiful view of the city at night and get unlimited access to book in their library until your eyes become drowsy. The industrial interior design is filled with cement walls, wooden bookshelves and wooden single beds. Obviously, it's not a place for you to get a comfy pillow and cozy bed. If you are solo or duo traveler, this is the type of place that will bring you a blissful evening. What more do you want from a short vacation getaway than a place to sleep and get inspired? Anyone else feel the same way?
3 Tips For Designing A Lounge Area At The Office
Today we work very differently than it was thirty years ago. Laptops, smartphones, and tablets give employees more flexibility to work. The flexibility that we also find within the walls of the office, because activity-based working is the most normal thing in the world for some companies. For those who don't know it yet: with activity-based work, employees have the option of working in a place that fits their current task, for example, in a lounge area. But how do you ensure a functional lounge space at the office? No one can entirely focus on his or her work 8 or 9 hours a day. And fortunately, that is not necessary either. For that reason alone, lounge areas at the office are a good idea. But in addition to a place to relax or catch up with a colleague, a lounge area has another function: a workplace! Lounge areas are perfect workplaces to stimulate creativity, productivity, and innovative thinking. Choosing the correct interior designer for your home/office is always a monotonous job Make sure you choose the right one who provides you with good service. Are you looking for the best interior designer in Mumbai? AVN Interior is one of the best design company in Mumbai These three tips help you to do that effectively. 1. Go for comfort Offices with a 'living room' look are something we see more and more often. A comfortable chair or sofa immediately gives an office a softer look. Something that can help employees to feel more relaxed in their workplace. 2. Make sure there is enough workspace It may sound a bit crazy in an office, but make sure you have enough workspace, especially in a lounge area. To be productive, you do need a work surface. For example, a side table (possibly height adjustable) or a handy, round meeting table where employees can work on or use differently. 3. Flexibility is indispensable Different employees have different needs when it comes to the workplace. That is why a lounge area must offer flexibility. Lightweight furniture that is easy to move is a wise choice. The development of the modern office requires progress in the field of office design. By creating a multi-usable lounge space, you motivate your employees to work together and share ideas in a completely different type of workspace. Do you need help on how to create a healthy office environment Read Our Blog
Lazy Day Hammock Chair - DIY
There is nothing like sitting around on a lazy day doing nothing--in a cozy hammock chair! I love this idea from A Beautiful Mess which shows how to make this thing in one lazy afternoon. Supplies Needed: -1 1/4" x 3' oak dowel (oak is a hard wood and considered safer than poplar for supporting weight. Also, I had mine cut to 3') -3/8" x 16' braided polypropylene (get this by the foot) -2 yards of plain canvas -80mm stainless steel spring snap link (holds up to 220 lbs) -3/16" stainless steel quick link (holds up to 660 lbs) -black fabric paint (my acrylic paint is fabric friendly) -paint brush Tools: -drill and 3/8" drill bit -sewing machine -iron and ironing board -shears -ruler -lighter Step One: Fold your two yards of canvas in half and lay flat with the fold on the left as shown. Measure in about 7" from the top right edge and mark. I cut mine about 12" in, and it was a bit too much, so I'm suggesting 7". Using a yard stick or ruler, draw a line from that top mark to the bottom right corner, and cut through both pieces. Open your canvas. Step Two: Fold your top edge down 1/2" and iron flat. Then fold it in again 1/2" and iron flat. Pin and stitch the bottom of the fold as shown above. Repeat with the long bottom edge. Step Three: Flip your canvas 90 degrees to the left so that the longest edge is on the right. You're going to create pockets for the rope to slide through on each side. Fold each corner in about 1 1/2" and iron flat. Then fold the unhemmed top edge in 1/2" and iron flat. Step Four: Fold again 1 1/2" and iron flat. Step Five: Stitch two lines along the bottom folded edge as shown. Reinforce your beginning and ending with back stitches. Repeat with other side. Step Six: Make a mark 2" and 4" in from both ends of your dowel, and drill through. Sand your rough edges and stain if you'd like. I chose to leave mine natural. Step Seven: Place your canvas on a large sheet of cardboard, and paint your design on one side. Let it dry, and then paint a design on the other side (optional). If you're using printed fabric, be sure it's upholstery weight or outdoor fabric to ensure its strength. Step Eight: Tie a knot at one end of your 16' rope so that there is about 3" of a tail. Melt the end so it won't fray. Thread it down through the outer hole of your oak dowel and up from the widest corner of one side of your canvas seat to the narrow corner of the top. Then tie a knot about 3' from your first knot, and thread it up into the oak dowel. Continue to thread it down into the hole 4" from the other edge, and measure 3' from the loose end, and tie a loose knot. Thread it down through the other canvas pocket and back up through the last hole before tying a knot with a 3" tail. If your two sides aren't even, adjust your knots before pulling them tight. Step Nine: Find the center of the rope above your dowel, and tie a knot with about 8"-10" of room above it. Attach your spring link, and then your quick link, and finally hang it on a hook screwed safely into a ceiling beam or large tree branch. Be sure to adjust all of your knots to make sure the seat sits evenly. Test it out by hanging on it before sitting in it to make sure everything is secure. For more lazy 'round the house ideas to do now and during the Fall season, click here!
Transform paper plates into beautiful flowers
Paper plates -> beautiful flowers! This easy DIY project will turn paper plates into adorable and sophisticated decorations for a Spring party, bridal party or wedding! This DIY tutorial comes from the creative people at Muslin & Merlot. Materials For this project, you will need: -- Paper plates -- Scissors -- Craft glue or a hot-glue gun and glue sticks -- Craft paint -- Twine -- Large marker (to curl the paper plates) -- X-acto knife You can find all of these items at a craft store. Cut the flower base Fold the paper plate into a small triangle, as shown in the picture above. Then, cut the paper plate along the black dotted line shown in the picture above. Use the marker to curl the petals of the flower. Cut smaller flowers Repeat the previous steps, just smaller for three smaller flowers. Make sure to save the edges of the plates that you cut off. Attach the petals together Use the X-acto knife to cut a hole in the middle of the flowers stacked on top of each other. String twine through the center hole and tie a few knots. Then, take the excess plate edges and cut them into fringes. Then, curl them around each other so that they form a fringed center for the flower. Assemble the flower Use the hot-glue gun to glue the fringed center to the flower petals. Also, add some glue in between the flower petals to make the flower more sturdy. If you would like, you can add some paint to give your flowers some color. Set these beautiful flowers out as decorations and enjoy! For more DIY projects for your home or apartment, check out the "DIY home" collection!