Elements Of Interior Design

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Whether you are working with existing furnishings and fabrics or starting from scratch with an empty room, you should always use the elements and principles of design as a guide in choosing everything. The elements are your tools or raw materials, much like paints are the basics to a painter. The elements of design include space, line, form, color, and texture. The principles of design relate to how you use these elements and are balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion and scale, and harmony and unity.

Element #1: Space
Space defines the boundaries and sets the limits on the functional and decorative things you can do. Usually you will not determine the space; instead, you will be faced with the challenge of using the existing space effectively.

Element #2: Line
The lines in a room are second only to color in importance when it comes to setting the overall mood or feeling of a room. The lines of window fashions should support the dominant line of the room. In most situations, the dominant line is straight (vertical, horizontal or diagonal) rather than curved. Your choice of emphasizing the direction of lines will determine the mood you want to create.
Vertical lines add height and dignity, creating a more formal atmosphere. Vertical lines also balance the horizontal lines found in most furniture.
Horizontal lines tend to create a restful, informal feeling. They work well in casual rooms or as relief to the strong verticals of formal rooms.
Diagonal lines attract attention and lead the eye. They can be disturbing unless supported by verticals or opposing diagonals.
Curved lines add a softening effect and keep the room from becoming too stiff. Use curved lines with some restraint to keep the room from becoming too soft and overly feminine.

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Supercharger Calculators Explained

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The basics of supercharger calculators…

Supercharger calculators are based on several basic equations that govern the performance and the physical rules that bind superchargers. At the very heart of the matter, superchargers work on the Ideal Gas Law where PV = NRT Pressure x Volume = Number of gas molecules X a constant X temperature. What superchargers do, is that they feed the engine with more air molecules, by over feeding the engine with forced air. This air is forced into the engine due to the supercharger blowing more air into the engine inlet, than the engine would normally breathe under its own device. The result of this ‘forced induction’ can be observed and measured in one of two aspects: Pressure or Temperature. In an ideal world, with a supercharger that has perfect adiabatic efficiency, we are able to feed the engine twice as many air molecules (to double the horsepower figure), by doubling the inlet air pressure (to 2.0 atmosphere or what we call 15 pounds per square inch (PSI) of boost). In the real world, superchargers are not 100% efficient, and so it is possible that doubling the inlet boost pressure gives us less than double the horsepower due to the following:

P*V=n*R*T Pressure increases by a factor of 2 Volume is fixed Number of gas molecules increases by 80% (or a factor of 1.8) Temperature increases by a factor 11% (or a factor of 1.11) If we look at our equation above we can see: 2*P*V = 1.8*N*R* 1.11T The equation is balanced as 2.0X1 = 1.8 * 1.11 (the rise in pressure is equaled by the combined effect of the rise in airflow and the rise in temperature).

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Using Nautical Clocks In Your Home Decorating

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The most recognized nautical decorations are culturally relevant ships, such as the HMS Challenger. Truly, history is the connecting theme between the varieties of nautical decor collectibles. Anchors and ship wheels are a significant part of nautical history, and are often the inspiration of nautical decor items. These culturally relevant nautical decor items add authenticity to any model ship room. There are several different kinds of nautical decor, from anchor desk clocks to porthole wall clocks.

Adorning ones home with nautical decorations has been around since the origins of sea travel. Due to this, nautical decorating remains an important aspect in towns near ports. While this may be true, there are several other communities around the world that participate in nautical decorating.

Nautical wall clocks tend to focus on more beautiful aesthetic qualities than anything else. The ship wheel is a renowned step in the development of nautical travel, and is often the first image that jumps to mind when imagining a ship. Also, nautical wall clocks, such as porthole clocks, are great for decorating a nautical room. Hanging any of these historically significant nautical wall clocks adds a certain nautical aura to any wall they grace.

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Enjoy Immense Energy Efficiency With Houston Window Tint Solutions From Sun Tech Glass Tinting

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If you’re interested in turning your home into a lean mean ‘green’ machine, then you should consider the high quality Houston window tint solutions available from Sun Tech Glass Tinting. We specialize in providing homes and businesses with quality tinting solutions which can lead to not only improved privacy, but also heightened energy efficiency as well as a whole host of other great long-term benefits.
Sun Tech Glass Tinting is the best company to turn to if you’re interested in having a more energy-efficient home. With summer right around the corner, most Houston-area homes will be blasting the air conditioners and using a great deal of energy. But with our high quality Houston window tinting solutions, less heat will enter the home thus lowering energy use and making it possible to save big money on energy bills. If this sounds like a good idea to you, then you can count on Sun Tech Glass Tinting. Not only are we experienced, but we also utilize the superior Huper Optik window film which is not only aesthetically-pleasing, but also provides for unrivaled performance! As a matter of fact, Huper Optik film can be relied on not only to improve energy-efficiency within homes and businesses, but also to improve security as this film technology is super strong and can protect homes and businesses against smash-and-grab burglars.
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Are Red Peacock Cichlids Right For You

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Like their land dwelling counterpart, Red Peacock Cichlids are brilliant and beautiful. Also like the bird, it is the mature male that displays this beauty, while the females and young males remain plain. They are as mild as they are attractive and very easy to breed, making the Red Peacock Cichlid a very popular choice for pets.

The biology of the Red Peacock Cichlid gives them the ability to sense prey without seeing it. This is important since it hunts in the dark, relying only on its senses for food. As the fish senses food it will bite into the sand and then filter the sand out of its mouth while retaining the microbes for sustenance. It really is a rather remarkable design and is intriguing to witness.

Unfortunately, most Red Peacock Cichlid owners will not have the opportunity to witness their hunting as they do not hunt this way in most aquariums. The reason is that they are given their food a set times during the day and it is much easier to just eat the food your given as opposed to hunting for it when you are hungry. Occasionally, it may go sand diving for wayward food particles, but that will be rarity if you are feeding regularly. These cichlids are not particularly choosy about their food and can be sustained on a diet of mostly flakes and pellets, though it is a good idea to occasionally offer fresh foods as well.

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