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Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) Offers Fully Furnished Plane on Airbnb

Since its inception in 2008, the San Francisco-based company Airbnb has been pairing travelers with unique lodging options all around the world. This time, the company is working with the Royal Dutch Airlines (also known as 'KLM') to offer lodgers the chance to win a night inside a fully furnished KLM plane at Amsterdam Airport Schipol. The airplane has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a hilarious set of house rules, including: • No flying. • Don't use the inflatable emergency slide. • Smoking is not allowed when the non-smoking sign is on. • No marshmallow roasting with the jet engines. • Please water our plants and feed our fish. • The consumption of alcohol is not allowed. • Please treat our plane like you treat your own plane. The contest may be currently closed, but it doesn't stop me from thinking about all the fun I could be having on this amazing plane!
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@marshalledgar I know, I'm still wondering if there's really a fish tank in there!
@danidee I want factual verifiable proof
the hipster vibe was totally unexpected! No fish tank photo?
@caricakes Make sure to let him know he has to treat the plane like he treats his own plane! It's one of the rules. :)
My dad is a pilot so I'm sure he would really, really love this!
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Give your room a cute touch with this Shopkins Bedsheet set.
Shopkins is a well-known franchise that may have started with a series of tiny, and very adorable items that we find while doing shopping through a supermarket aisle. But after a time when they become quite famous with not only kids but for adults as well, the company expanded their series into more items like toys, games, and whatnot. But the product that I am here today is Shopkins Twin Sheet Set. The sheet has a lot of advantages aside from being just simply pretty. It’ll give any room a lighter and sweet feeling. And I would definitely recommend it if anybody is having problems finding a sheet. Following are the materials that the pack comes with: • Flat Sheet This base sheet is 168cm×144cm in size and I think the size is very basic and thus, will fit easily in a small size bed, especially a lot easier to a kid’s bed. It’ll cover the corners nicely without hanging loose and the print is quite beautiful. The base is a light shade of pink and it has a lot of tiny arts like some Shopkins like a cookie, popcorn, etc., and some colored circles backed up on it. • Pillowcase The case is again a very common size likewise the flat sheet. It is 51cm×76cm and will fit your pillow like a glove! The main illustration on the top of it is of a Shopkins Popcorn being their pretty self and laughing. The base is of light pink color but what brightens it up are those stars, hearts, etc. on the main base. • Fitted sheet This fitted sheet comes as an extra, I mean you don’t regularly get fitted sheets, just the main bedsheet, and case, so I really appreciated this part of the set. The size is 99cm×191cm. The design is divided into squares with various prints illustrated on every other square. It is the prettiest thing out of the package as it has different Shopkins pictures on it. The words “Girls Day Out” are written in the middle square and the font is very nicely chosen and it can be read even from a distance. These three things make nice bedding for a room but what’s even amazing and makes them a nice choice for you to choose is that they are made of such nice quality that won’t give any problems like irritation, or any other type of allergy. Also, they are very soft to settle into which makes them a perfect companion out there for kids and their toys to sleep and get comfortable into! Lastly, the colors or any thread wouldn’t get faded or stretched even after their regular washing which is proof of a high-quality Bedsheet set. If you are in the market to look for not only things for your beds but other home accessories to decorate your room with then make sure to check out selling sites similar to eBay.
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Have you ever opened the main door of your house but forgotten where the garage door key is? Or left for a vacation and realized that you forgot to give the gardeners a key to your house? Even if these specific situations may not have happened to you, everybody has at some point in their life lost a key for a specific place, or room, or appliance. Easy solutions to losing keys are by having locks with the master key system in your house. This article will explain what locks with the master key system are and how they can benefit you. What Is a Master Key System? Locks with a master key system can use a selected number of keys to open multiple refitted doors. This key plan allows individual easy access to all places within the premises of a home. For example, if the housekeeper has a key to the main door, they can also use the same key to unlock the garage. A lock with a master key system helps save the cost associated with replacing locks due to misplaced keys and helps maintain better control over the house as the number of keys in circulation greatly reduces. The master key system can be especially beneficial in emergencies. How Does the System Work? Let's take a housekeeper's example to better understand how locks with a master key system would work. First, a "master key" is made to open all the locks within a house and access all doors within the premises. Before understanding the detailed process of the master key, you must know that any key that works on two or more locks is called a master key. Well, when it comes to the look and design of the master key, then it looks like any other key, but the differentiating factor is the cuts on it, or it is stamped as “GGM” or “GM” or “A”. Another notable point about the master key is that you can easily duplicate it like any other key. Usually, tiny pins, coded by different colors, sizes, and shapes, are inserted into the cylinders as per the codes assigned to that cylinder. But when it comes to the master key, it will work when the lock cylinders have master pins in them. When these master pins line up in the key and lock, it turns freely, so the lock opens. Features: Most master key systems offer the following services and have the features listed below: ● A lock with a master key system is usually tailor-made for the specific requirements of individual clients so you can find the one that fits your needs perfectly. ● These keys find a multitude of uses. It can be used in various establishments like buildings, office compounds, houses, residential areas, commercial complexes, etc. ● Most locks with the master key system are flexible and change according to the dynamic requirements of the establishment. ● Using the master key also reduced the number of keys in circulation helps decrease the cost of key replacements. ● Most locks with master key systems use cloud-coded key clips for designated areas to avoid confusion and increase efficiency. Conclusion- There are many benefits of getting locks with a master key system. You can save time, money, and effort on finding keys and planning a system for its circulation by outsourcing this to specific service providers. Your requirements and type of space can be specific, and locks with a master key system will find a way to suit your needs perfectly.
Difference between Shop Drawings and As Built Drawings
Execution of project cannot start unless the blueprints of the structure or building are in place. The designing stage of any construction project holds immense importance as it lays the foundation for effective project execution. Throughout the construction process there are various construction drawings prepared, each of them serves different purpose and possess their own unique features. These design drawings provide a glimpse of the actual state of construction process during various stages of project lifecycle. Shop Drawings and As Built Drawings are crucial in construction process and are created to accomplish different goals. In this article, we will understand both of these drawings and how are they different from each other. Shop Drawings Shop Drawings, also known as fabrication drawings are detailed representation of design intent. These drawings are generally utilized by fabricators, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers etc. in regards to manufacturing, assembling, and installation of pre-fabricated components of a building or structure. A few examples of the same are; Elevators, windows, trusses, MEP components such as HVAC ducts, plumbing pipes etc. The style of these drawings is very different from architect’s drawing as these are extremely detailed, having instructions/notations for installation, dimensions and materials needed. Shop Drawings usually include the following information: · Dimensions · Applicable fabrication standards · Details needed for erection and installation · Plans, elevations, views, sections, and information required for installation of pre-fabricated elements Shop Drawings are essential because of the following reasons: · Structural shop drawings provide essential information to fabricator in great detail to make sure that all the components used in fabrication are sound structurally. It also ensures that there is no compromise made with safety & standards are adhered to. · MEP Shop Drawing Services can be used to create MEP drawings which provide information regarding HVAC, electrical, plumbing and fire-protection components of a building. This is used not just for fabrication, installation and assembly but can also aid facility managers for carrying out quick repairs by pinpointing the location of a faulty component. · It brings down fabrication rework considerably by providing accurate and detailed information pertaining to the kind of materials to be used, the dimensions etc. about fabricated components and early detection of clashes. · Helps in clear communication between architect, designer, client and fabricator. · Essential in expediting the timeline of construction by ensuring seamless flow of fabrication process. As Built Drawings: As built drawings also known as Record Drawings or Red Line Drawings are revised versions/sets of drawings created after the completion of construction project. These drawings are prepared by contractors & subcontractors to compare the final completed version of the structure or the building with that of what was originally planned. Thus, these drawings provide a final blueprint of finished structure and the area surrounding it. During any construction project there are various times when deviations are to be made from what was planned initially. As Built Services can also be used to keep a track of the changes made throughout the project lifecycle and records them to reflect the actual construction with exact dimensions, location and geometry of the built structure or building. As built drawings generally include the following information: · Modifications in designs · Alterations done in shop drawings · Geometry, dimensions, area etc. · Deviations from initial designs Importance of As Built Drawings · It reflects the actual constructed state of the building and not just the conceived idea. · Time and cost saving, as no resources are wasted in the maintenance and operation processes to locate, recognize, installation and maintenance, as all the information is reflected in documented history of building. · It provides room for safety as the detailed plans show the areas where safety parameters may be needed, and how can they be installed. · They are helpful during renovation or refurbishment of the building as it contains the history of building and all the primary and essential information which can expedite the process. Conclusion: During any construction process, accuracy is essential in order to prevent errors, and wastage of resources, such as time, money and manpower. Even though Shop Drawings and As Built Drawings are different from one another, both of them require the same level of precision in order to ensure a smooth on-site construction process.
The Works of Dale Chihuly The Atlantis Collection
ABOVE - A detail of "The Crystal Gate" installation in the Atlantis Resort, Nassau, The Bahamas. Dale Chihuly is a blown glass designer/sculptor whose works are considered unique to the field of blown glass, "moving it into the realm of large-scale sculpture". His works are legendary in the realm of art glass and he is considered a modern master through his mixing of traditional glass blowing techniques (learned in Venice Italy) and new techniques he’s developed to create works of mind-blowing intricacy and scale. Since a serious car accident in 1976 left him blinded in one eye and a body surfing accident in 1979 left him unable to hold the glass blowing pipe. He has since hired others to do the manual labor in bringing his designs to life. He calls himself “more of a choreographer than a dancer… more of a supervisor than a participant… more a director than an actor.” His large installations are on display in permanent collections all over the world, including in the United States, Canada, England, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Nassau, the Bahamas at the Atlantis Resort. ABOVE - A detail of "The Crystal Gate" installation in the Atlantis Resort, Nassau, The Bahamas. The challenges in shooting such amazing works of art are many: SCALE - These massive installations are so large and complex that to capture the truly amazing detail and unique beauty of each you really need to shoot close-up images. The scale is then lost. But to shoot wide to establish each work in the environment they were places (designed for), you loose the finer details that make these works so awe inspiring. I knew when I was booked to shoot a corporate event in the Atlantis that the four large Chihuly installations were top of my list for my own "must shoot" items for the trip. I'd seen wide photo after wide photo and once on site and standing in amazement at their complexity and detail I decided to shoot long and tight - opting to not focus on scale so much as detail but knowing that certain angles would convey the size of their settings and therefore express their monumental size. LOCATION - These works of art are the show pieces of the busiest part of the resort, the casino. There isn't a time day or night that these works of art are not surrounded by people. Having the time to set up a shot and take it would be difficult. LOCATION - Because photography in the casino proper is not allowed, I was limited to the angles I could select. This meant going for my 300mm f/2.8 lens - large, heavy, and in need of some sort of support (i.e. tripod or monopod). It wasn't going to be possible to stop in a busy walkway and set up a tripod - so I decided to experiment with hand-held shots. LOCATION - Again, because of the location I couldn't increase shutter speed with the use of a speedlight. Flash photography was strictly prohibited inside the resort. The areas these installations occupied were dimly lit, which worked to the advantage of their display (since they are all internally lit), but with large lenses you have the hand-held rule of photography - if you don't want blur from the lens shaking you must shoot the second equivalent of the total focal length of the lens. Meaning I had to shoot at 1/350 second or higher to keep from having shake/blur in the images from holding that massive lens hand-held. I adjusted ISO to compensate and I used anything I could to steady my body/arms as I hoisted 12lbs of camera and lens up to get my shots. ABOVE -At the main entrance of the Atlantis Casino, "The Crystal Gate" installation stands 18 feet tall. Made of individual crystal glass shafts (3,100 to be exact), it is an amazing work of beauty as well as being a feat of design and engineering. Weighing over 30,000 pounds, it simply is an astoundingly beautiful and complex sculpture. Chihuly Atlantis Exhibits – Dale Chihuly was commissioned by the owner and builder of The Atlantis to make four grand statement works for the casino. Each is insured for over a million US dollars, they are all uniquely individual yet collectively appropriate for the design and theme of the Atlantis's main casino. The Crystal Gate - The Crystal Gate is a glittering tower of crystal soaring nearly 20 feet into the air at the entrance to the Atlantis Casino weighing 30,000 pounds and is made of 3,100 hand-blown crystals. It is the grand statement piece as you enter the casino – a marvel of crystal shapes and forms. It was by far my favorite piece, the pure scale and ambition of it spoke to me. I took dozens of photos of it and each angle reveals a new character and symmetry. ABOVE - The Temple of the Moon rests atop a large elevated platform. It sits opposite the casino from The Temple of the Sun. Between the two in the center of the room, suspended from the ceiling, is the Seaform Chandelier. Temple of the Moon & The Temple of the Sun - The challenge was to bring beauty to paradise -- and the Sun and Moon. Chihuly was commissioned to make dazzling yet approachable sculpture for the new Atlantis Resort Hotel on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. SPECIAL NOTE - Having the ability to step OUTSIDE the casino and shoot a photo such as the one above is one of the many reasons why I will ALWAYS travel with a super-telephoto lens. Having a 300, 400, 500, or 600mm lens available makes shots like the one above a reality. ABOVE - The Temple of the Moon – Each of the surface "plates" of the Temple of the Moon in itself is an amazing work of art. Cobalt blue mixes with silverish white and translucent blues to create a soothing and symmetrical opposite to the Temple of the Sun across the casino. “I knew I could create the sun very successfully, but the moon would have to somehow be blown and constructed in an entirely original way. I knew it would be difficult and force me to make something new.” ~ Dale Chihuly Beautifully rendered relief paintings of the twelve signs of the zodiac circle the Sun and Moon installations. BELOW - The dynamic and explosive colors and design of the Temple of the Sun are indeed a striking contrast to the relaxing and calming coolness of the Temple of the Moon. Temple of the Sun – The Temple of the Sun is a giant ball of flame-like tentacles of yellow, orange, and red elements radiating from its globe. It resembles a fearsome underwater creature of beauty and mystery while at the same time it could also easily be said that it is a representation of the violence and danger that reaches out from the center of every star into space. The Temple of the Sun has more than 2,300 yellow, orange, and red elements radiating from a fiery globe atop a replica of a Mayan temple. AND THEN THERE WAS THE SEA - BELOW - In the center of the room, caught between the two extremes of the sun and moon rests the Seaform Chandelier. The Seaform Chandelier – Featuring 900 unique hand blown elements depicting a wide assortment of ocean life in abstract form; this stunning 12ft diameter glass sculpture is located in the center of the Bacarat Lounge within sight of the two massive “Temple” sculptures. It features a number of instantly recognizable ocean shapes such starfish and then flows into shapes reminiscent of dolphins and other aquatic life. It is also an interesting "buffer" between the two extremes of the Temples. There are hints of gold and reds found in the Temple of the Sun, and cooler whites and bluish grey found in the Temple of the Moon. BELOW - In and around the casino are numerous smaller Chihuly works known as Macchia Bowls. Macchia Bowls - Derived from the Latin macula, the Italian word “macchia” connotes simply a stain or a spot, but it has a much richer range of meaning. Since the Renaissance, macchia has been associated with a sketchy way of applying the initial color to a drawing or painting. Particularly appropriate for the late style of the Venetian painter Titian, the word characterizes his emphasis on brushwork and summary treatment of form. In the seventeenth century, macchia designated the special quality of improvisational sketches that appear to be nature’s miraculous creation rather than mere human work. When Chihuly appropriates the term “Macchia” for his series, he gives back to the word some of its traditional meanings, particularly the emphasis on spontaneity, on artistic collaboration with technique rather than mere control of it. There is an undeniable sense of continuity and purpose to the master works on display at the Atlantis. Each piece although completely unique in design, shape, and color, flows into the next as a collective series should. Each alone is breathtaking and awe inspiring; but together they are an experience. The Atlantis is a destination without question, but the entire island of Nassau offers a unique treasure of culture and history that should not be missed if you ever have the chance to visit. For me, the chance to experience these beautiful installations in person and then be challenged in attempting to capture their beautify in photographs was one of the many highlights of my trip. © Copyright 2011-2015, Jon Patrick Hyde, All Rights Reserved.