• March 30, 2017 /  Garden & Park
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    By Team IAnd Photography: Courtesy the architects

    17 years into the making, the Australian garden, winner of the -Landscape of the Year Award’ at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2013, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) with Paul Thompson is a garden of discovery, of multiple experiences and of cumulative knowledge…

    The completion of the Australian garden situated within the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne on the south-eastern outskirts of Melbourne, Australia, comes at a time when botanic gardens world-wide are questioning existing research and recreational paradigms and re-focussing on new messages of landscape conservation and a renewed interest in meaningful visitor engagement.

    Attempting to recreate the seductive qualities of the Australian landscape that have inspired many a designer, writer and artist, the landscape design creates a sequence of powerful sculptural and artistic experiences that recognise its diversity, breadth of scale and wonderful contrasts. Via these creative landscape compositions, the project seeks to stimulate and educate visitors into the potential use and diversity of Australian flora.

    On the east side of the garden, exhibition gardens display landscapes, research plots and forestry arrays that illustrate a more formal approach, whilst on the west, visitors are subsumed by gardens that are inspired by natural cycles, immersive landscapes and irregular floristic forms. Water plays a mediating role between the two, taking visitors from rock pool escarpments, meandering river bends to Melaleuca spits and coastal edges.

    Visitors engage with the botanical collections via an intrinsically interpretive experience. Didactic signage is shunned in favour of a landscape design approach that captures a heightened experience not relying on mimicry or simulacra. Designed experiences such as walking across the tangle of a Eucalypt forest floor, or the passage through wind pruned coastal heath, comprises a narrative that informs the composition, while the experience reinforces the message. It aims to strike a balance between abstraction, metaphor and poetry.

    Visitors are invited into the landscape via a pathway system that constantly morphs according to the landscape narrative and garden experience. Crusty paths in the Gondwana Garden shift to become an over water circular grated plate which connects to a field of stones where the actual path is no longer apparent. It allows many layers of emotional and intellectual discovery, so not every visitor will take home the same message, as each will have their own experience.

    Developed in a former sand quarry, it allows visitors to follow a metaphorical journey of water through the Australian landscape, from the desert to the coastal fringe, bringing together horticulture, architecture, ecology, and art to create the largest botanic garden devoted to Australian flora. It showcases some 170,000 plants across 1700 species all adapted to its challenging site condition.

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  • March 30, 2017 /  Home & Estate
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    FEHA claims and hearings usually deal with sexual harassment and other discrimination suits in California.

    FEHA or the Fair Employment and Housing Act, is a statute of California which provides protection from employment discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, age and medical condition.

    It is a powerful statute that is often used in conjunction with existing federal discrimination laws.

    Although it is mostly the same as its federal counterparts, it provides discrimination and harassment victims better avenues in pursuing their claim.

    Aside from providing better avenues, it also provides stiffer penalties or punishments that are often not included in the federal discrimination laws.

    Some of those are the imposition of attorney fee awards and reimbursement of case related costs.

    The FEHA, together with California state laws, also allow the award of punitive damages if the victims are able to prove that corporate directors, officers or managers committed acts of discrimination and harassment, or if they have cultivated a culture where discrimination and harassment is allowed.

    Filing a FEHA Claim

    Whether youre are seeking to initiate an investigation or filing a lawsuit for harassment or discrimination, the process usually starts with the victim filing a complaint to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

    The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing is the governing body that enforces the FEHA laws.

    The statute of limitation for this type of claim is one year from the incident of harassment or discrimination.

    The California Supreme Court though, gave consideration to employees who try to resolve the discrimination issue within the internal grievance and remedy system of the company before filing a FEHA complaint.

    The decision was made to remove the confusion on whether the employee should consider resolving the issue internally or just skip it altogether and just file a FEHA complaint to avoid going past the statute of limitation.

    Getting a Lawyer

    Pursuing a FEHA claim can be very complicated. Choosing whether you would file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing Act can be confusing.

    Filing to either can be useful in investigating discrimination and harassment charges to alert the employer that they should review their policies and do something to curb the problem

    If it is a case of wrongful termination though, it would be somewhat useless to report to either agency.

    Neither agency has the power to reinstate you to your job or make the employers pay for their unlawful conduct.

    Most employment law attorneys advise their clients to use the right to sue system, where you forego the investigation, and move on to filing a civil liability suit against the employer.

    This would prove to be a faster route to getting a conclusion on your claim.

  • March 29, 2017 /  Architecture
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    Title: Architecture meets Industrial Design

    Text & Photography: Foster + Partners

    Blurring the lines between architecture, interior design and industrial design, F+P once again prove that design is seamless and universal

    Foster+Partners has proved its design prowess beyond the building industry and carries it forward to designing the interiors and furnishings for a commercial aircraft, drawing on its previous commissions for yachts and private jets.

    Following the successful refurbishment of The Wing, Cathay Pacific’s flagship lounge at Hong Kong International Airport, the practice has carried the lounge’s sophisticated design into the first class cabin of the Boeing 777-300ER fleet refreshing the award-winning cabin.

    The Wing, which opened earlier this year,is the second in a series of lounges by Foster + Partners for Cathay Pacific at HongKong International Airport. Every detail of the interiors,from the Champagne Bar to the bathroom fittings in the luxurious first class -cabanas’, has been custom-designed by the practice to create an exceptional experience for guests.

    Besides the plush interiors, the lounges are furnished with a number of unique pieces designed by Foster + Partners, including a marble reception desk,food counter and a free-standing champagne bar with integrated trays – down to the detail of porcelain plates. Alongside the bespoke products and one-off furniture pieces, The Wing also features the Ilium cylindrical table light, developed with Nemo and the Foster 503 armchair by Walter Knoll.The highlight is the Cathay Solus Chair, the airline’s signature developed with Poltrona Frau that responds to the desire for privacy in the midst of a busy public space with its hourglass form and multi-utility constitution: the circular form incorporates a wide,comfortable seat, an integrated a power supply and a table, which can be used as an informal desk. The ribs of cushion at the back of the chair extend in places to form ridges, which can be used as armrests.

    Creating a seamless experience for passengers, the cabin’s design shares the lounge’s palette of warm white leather,reflective dark grey surfaces and walnut finishes to create a calm, understated interior. Every element is considered and refined, including the stitch of the bespoke covers for Cathay Pacific’s celebrated first class seat, the handmade woollen carpet, the refurbished bathrooms and the new reading light, which has been custom-designed to cast fewer shadows when working or dining.

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  • March 29, 2017 /  Home & Estate
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    Some of the rooms that it is the most fun to decorate are the kids rooms. Whimsy is not only acceptable it is expected! You can make decisions when decorating a childs room that you would not make for any other room in your home. Endless options are available when choosing a theme for a kids room. One fun option is a country style kids room. Here are some tips and ideas to help you get started.

    Country Colours
    One of the first things that you have to do when decorating any room is choose the colours. For a childs country style room, consider plaid in shades of red and blue. For an older child, you may want to opt for a more elegant country look. In that case you could choose just about any neutral colours and add pops of colour with orange, red or gold.

    If you have a specific colour that you want to incorporate, there are ways to do it. Just be careful not to pick too busy of a palette. Stick to two or three colours to avoid creating a cluttered looking space.

    Rodeo Roundup
    For kids who are ages 6 to 11, a rodeo themed room is a fun way to create a country style room. Get creative by using rope as wall dcor. You can even create a headboard by using rope. Another fun idea is to frame some cowboy boots complete with mud in the spurs as wall art.

    For the bed, choose one made from unfinished logs for a country style look that will fit right it with the rodeo theme.

    Barnyard Fun
    Younger children will love spending time in the barnyard theme room. One fun idea for a bed is to use a piece of fence for the headboard. For wall dcor, choose pictures of all manner of barnyard animals. For a custom look, have a barnyard mural painted on one of the walls.

    Wall decals are available that feature barnyard animals and other images that would be perfect choices for a barnyard themed bedroom.

    Bedding
    The bedding for a country style room does not necessarily have to fit the theme. Some parents are leery about spending money for a themed comforter set that the child may grow tired of in a few months. If this is how you feel then just buy a solid coloured bedding set that includes a colour that is featured in the room. For example, if you have a barnyard scene painted on the wall, choose a green (grass) or white (fencing) comforter set that will go nicely with the painting.

    A country style bedroom can be fun for kids of all ages, and it allows you to be creative and to style a room that is full of whimsy.

  • March 28, 2017 /  Property & Developer
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    When it comes to do property title search, you will see everyone giving you so called expert advises. However in real this is not the case. It is not at all necessary that anything that is conveyed to you is not 100% accurate, as being a human there are still always remains the chances for errors. In order to remove any of these errors, you need to check everything in detail and personally handle property title search. To do fast property title search, here in this article are detailed some methods that if adopted can change the life of people with their ease and rapidness.

    First of all, you need to check for the latest procedures that are currently in practice to check properties. For sale by owner websites are widely in use that can provide people with necessary information including selling price of property, details regarding rooms and other neighbors. You can only find such details after having a conversation with the owner of house which is possible through sale by owner websites. Forums and blogs are a good source by means of which people can easily figure out relevant ways to check property information in a cost effective and timely manner.

    Sometimes after spending too much money and time on unauthentic resources, people still do not get satisfactory information. Therefore it is highly recommended to lurk before you leap and consider all resources and information prior to anything. Property title search is also very important due to the fact that there are some fraudulent real estate agents who trap people in their tempting deals and take thousands of dollars for nothing. A severe action has been taken against them several times but there is no affect of these things on them and they continuously harass people in different ways.

    Lets come to the most important and authentic method of checking property titles. It requires you to approach public records that can be accessed by county clerk office or taxation department where they have recorded and files all details like property possession, taxation, any court charges and disputes if any on the property. You need to be very much alert as it demands a lot when you walk into the county clerk office since they will not at all completely cooperate if they think that you are not in a direct relation to the owner of that property. This is something good in a sense that people can always rely on county clerk records since they do not sell information and keep things in private.

  • March 27, 2017 /  Home & Estate
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    The Real Estate Business cycle and financial stability are closely correlated. In light of global real estate bubbles, China’s real estate cycle has attracted wide attention since 1998. The present paper analyzes three driving factors in the context of the current real estate cycle namely, economic growth, macroeconomic environment and institutional establishment. Based on quantitative analysis, it is concluded that the implications of the current real estate cycle for financial stability include risks of real estate credit exposure, government guarantees and maturity mismatch. Some corresponding policy implications are discussed, such as advancing banking reform, encouraging the rational behavior of local governments and strengthening the regulation of foreign capital flows in and out of China’s real estate industry.

    That’s the gist of a local government initiative to revive real estate investment in Chongqing, one of China’s biggest cities. The municipal government in the southwestern metropolis floated a plan in December that said new mortgage holders would be eligible for a refund on a big chunk of their income taxes.

    Reviving real estate could be an important part of spurring on China’s slowing economy. With widespread homeownership in China, real estate values are a key measure of consumer spending power. And the property sector is among the leading sources of demand for everything from steel to appliances.

    We Provide Comprehensive China Real Estate Related Services. As an international law firm, we offer clients advisory and transactional services in connection with all aspects of real estate matters in China including the acquisition, development, construction, financing, ownership, leasing and operation of real estate assets and companies.

    Expat Apartments: These range from luxurious to nice and from downtown to Pudong, with prices varying accordingly.

    Living with the Chinese: This is the cheapest way to go, and more and more foreigners are turning to this option. Many real estate agents are now able to provide an interpreter, though if language is a problem, you might want to bring a long a Chinese speaking friend. For more details

  • March 26, 2017 /  Home & Estate
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    New Book Release: 2013-2014 Directory of Housing Authority Bidding / Procurement Opportunities and Vendor Applications, Volume 1, Edition 1

    Use this Annual Directory to Apply for Often Untapped Housing Authority Small Business Contracts and Procurement Opportunities

    Untapped Small Business Contracts

    Housing authorities are a fertile source of contracts for smaller enterprises. Larger city and state contracting opportunities are often more visible and accessible by business entities; but there are a plethora of contracting opportunities with local housing authorities that often go untapped by small businesses.

    Easy-to-Use Resource

    This directory is an easy-to-use, one-of-a-kind, resource tool for small business owners seeking to grow their companies by doing business with housing authorities across the United States.

    Receive Bid Solicitations as Soon as they Become Available

    By using the Housing Authority Directory, small business owners can click and apply to receive bid solicitations and procurement opportunities in their regions as soon as they become available by housing authorities. They can also seamlessly click and complete vendor packages online without having to do the research to find and sort out contracting opportunities.

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    Get started quickly and easily today. See the 2013-2014 Directory of Housing Authority Bidding / Procurement Opportunities and Vendor Applications, Volume 1, Edition 1, at , for an easy-to-use resource for registering your business and finding contracting opportunities in housing authorities.

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  • March 24, 2017 /  Property & Developer
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    Harish property provides plots, and property in installments.

    Why you invest in Jodhpur property

    Jodhpur is the famous Indian city. You can It is also referred to as the Blue City due to the blue-painted houses around the Mehrangarh Fort. Jodhpur lies near the geographic centre of Rajasthan state, which makes it a convenient base for travel in a region much frequented by tourists. The old city of Jodhpur is surrounded by a thick stone wall.

    Investment location

    HARI VIHAR
    1. The Colony is palnned to have approximately 1200 plots on bighas.
    2. It is at a distance of 45 K.M. from jodhpur and only 26 K.M. from pali. Very near to N.H. 65 (only 3 K.M. away)
    3. The 3500 Bigha Pali RIICO (8500 Bigha Project) is 12 K.M. from HARI VIHAR COLONY.
    4. The Proposed Civil airport, Steel Plant is only 3-5 K.M. away Very near to rohit (5 K.M.).

    Distance between the way which is going by Hari Vihar

    1. Development Area (Rohit) 2.5 km

    2. Main Pali Road (N.H.65) 3 km

    3. Rampura 3 km

    4. Short Distance by Proposed Steel Plan 3 km

    5. Petrol Pump, Hotal, Motal, Police Station 3 km

    6. School, Hospital, Electricity and water Box 4.5 km

    7. Rohit Market 4.5 km

    8. Proposed Airport 4.7 km

    9. Jalore & Balotra Road 5 km

    10. Rohit Railway Station 7 km

    11. Om Bana Than 9 km

    12. Pali Proposed RIICO 9 km

    13. JDA RIICO+ Fright Corridor 12 km

    14. Pali Distt. 26 km

    15. Jodhpur Railway station 45 km

    Installment

    1 We all dreams are by one plot for salf. It just 500/- Rs. Monthly Installment.

    2 Distance between development area just 2.5 km.

    3 Down payment 10,000
    500×42=21,000
    5,000×6=30,000
    Total Months & Cost=61,000

    4 Right time Investment is get good future.

    5 Harish Properties Pvt.Ltd. bring a right Investment Budget for you, Just 500/- Rs. Monthly Installment.

    6 Proposed steal plant is near by Rohit (Our Hari Vihar)

    7 Can you change your child future, than Invest.

    8 Properties for good future like a old men is Invest for you.

    Harish Properties Pvt. Ltd.
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  • March 24, 2017 /  Feng Shui
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    We spend most of our lives in the bedroom, so it is important to have a correct combination of wall paintings, feng shui symbols, furniture, colours and living nature such as plants, flowers, fish tank. Hence, Bedroom feng shui can give us the essential tools to create a place where you can relax, good night rest, no stress from work, improved family relationships and so on. Every room is different, so in order to fully appreciate the importance of harmonious arrangements, basically think of how miserable and unfriendly, untidy, clutter, dark bedroom looks like. Good floating chi can bring you luck, especially in wealth, health and romance but bad chi can makes your life miserable.

    In order to prevent bad chi in our bedroom, there are some bedroom feng shui rules you must follow. Firstly, do not place anything such as furniture, plant behind the door because you needs chi coming to your room, not blocking chi. When the door opens, make sure always make it at 90 degree-angle at least. Anything below 90 degree-angle can prevent chi coming to your room, which is you don’t want that to happen. Some feng shui books also suggest that you have some living things to lay eyes just as you enter the bedroom. These living things can be plant, fish tank, flower, painting or anything else that can causes a positive response from people.

    Decorating bedroom is a crucial thing part of bedroom feng shui. Use relaxing colours when painting the walls, avoid using reds or blacks. With your bed, you need to feel comfortable and must be in a command position. What do I mean in command position? Basically, just need to place the bed where you can see the door. Avoid placing your bed in a corner or any sharp corners facing you in the bedroom, feng shui called “poison arrows”. No mirrors in the bedroom especially for couple, feng shui believe having mirrors is just like having a third person in the room.

    Keep your room clean at all time is another part of bedroom feng shui command. If you can, please avoid bring books, foods, water, and computer to your bedroom. If there are too many things in the room, then you are creating bad chi in your room. If you ever feel depressed, sick or headache in the morning, have a look around in your bedroom and see what you can do to improve good chi coming to your bedroom. Clutter can cause a negative influence on the corresponding area of your life. So by clearing clutter in your bedroom you can let go of all sorts of negative emotions.

    To learn more about feng shui, please check out fengshuibedrooms.org site.

  • March 24, 2017 /  Room & Furniture
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    Crafting your own furniture is a time consuming process. Though it can take a great deal of time to design and sculpt your own pieces, many people enjoy the challenge. They are able to design the exact piece that they are interested in and then make it to their specifications. This means that they can get the exact piece of furniture that they want. Essentially, if they dream it, it can be made.

    The first step is to decide exactly what they are looking for in furniture. They will need to know where the piece is going to go and the approximate dimensions. The next step is to decide who will be making the furniture. While there are many carpenters that will make the piece for you, you may want to make it yourself. You will need to take precise measurements and know the best pieces of material to use.

    After you have determined the style and size of the piece you will begin construction. You will need to make sure that you are using sturdy materials. If you have never made a piece before, you should start small. You will not want to start on a very large project or piece unless you are confident in your skills. If you truly want to make a piece, but are unsure, hire someone to assist you. A carpenter can help you with the more difficult aspects of the molding of the piece.
    After the piece is constructed, you will get to choose varnishes, cloth and other finishes. For most people this is the best part of the process. You will want to choose a high quality fabric. These can be found at most fabric stores and even online. Many people choose to have their own furniture made, because they are unable to find the colors and fabrics that they want. This is your opportunity to truly step outside the box and choose fabric that is fun and edgy.

    The cost of having your own furniture made can be substantial. You will need to keep in mind that you may need to hire someone to assist you. Do not be afraid to call someone in if you feel that you have gotten in over your head. Ultimately you will have a piece that is fun, comfortable and one of a kind. Both the experience and the piece will be incredibly memorable for you.