Osetacouleur http://osetacouleur.com Rustic, Garage, Chair, Farmhouse Design Ideas Sat, 26 Aug 2017 01:51:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.6 Will a Pygmy Goat Make a Good Pet – The Pros & Cons http://osetacouleur.com/will-a-pygmy-goat-make-a-good-pet-the-pros-cons/ http://osetacouleur.com/will-a-pygmy-goat-make-a-good-pet-the-pros-cons/#respond Sat, 26 Aug 2017 01:51:16 +0000 http://osetacouleur.com/will-a-pygmy-goat-make-a-good-pet-the-pros-cons/ Continue Reading

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Learn All About Having a Pygmy Goat as a Pet

If you are looking for information about pygmy goats as pets, then you have to come to the right place. These animals are miniature but they generate a considerable amount of energy. They are very active and if not contained will be into and onto everything in sight.

Normally these little guys are not used for the purpose of getting meat or milk like the larger breeds. They appear to be used almost exclusively as pets. You don’t need too large of a backyard for them to be happy in. Make sure there aren’t any restrictions against having pygmy goats in your area before planning to get your new pet.

Pygmy goats are very playful and intelligent and can easily become bored if they don’t have company to play with, which help to make them wonderful pets. As their name implies they are very small compared to regular goats. There is a lot of energy packed into them and they will almost behave like a dog. The will enjoy being handled and will follow you around if allowed.

They are extremely robust and will adapt easily in cold climates by creating undercoat which is thick and woolly. This goat breed is among the handful of animals which are able to reproduce outside of their regular season. For this reason, they are able to deliver several baby goats for each season.

Perhaps, one of the main reasons why these goats are kept as pets compared with others is because they love people and are extremely sociable. When they are brought home as pets, it is a must that the horns are removed to avoid harming individuals or even other goats. These animals can also be infamously inquisitive and sometimes manage to stick their horns into fences or any other restricted places.

Tips for caring pygmy goats

As mentioned before, they will adapt to almost all environments. Their diet should primarily consist of grains and greens. It’s advisable to provide items that will enable them to play and enjoy themselves because they like to jump and might even climb on top of small vehicles. When it comes to housing you should have a suitable open area and shed which is accessible all of the time.

If you have other animals at home it would be best to introduce your pigmy goat to this group carefully, because they could be harmed by them. They are classified as prey animals and as a result you should keep them in appropriate shelters, particularly during the night. It is a must that they are given fresh water daily, because it’s more than likely that they will not drink it if it’s not fresh.

In essence, if you have a pygmy goat for your pet you will not be disappointed because they love to have contact with humans. As long as you are giving this pet the best care in order to keep them healthy and fit, you will end up with the ideal companion for both adults and children.

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Environmentally Friendly – Sea Grass and Sisal Area Rugs http://osetacouleur.com/environmentally-friendly-sea-grass-and-sisal-area-rugs/ http://osetacouleur.com/environmentally-friendly-sea-grass-and-sisal-area-rugs/#respond Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:50:16 +0000 http://osetacouleur.com/environmentally-friendly-sea-grass-and-sisal-area-rugs/ Continue Reading

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Sea grass and sisal area rugs are very trendy design elements for almost any room. They have a natural look which is extremely popular right now.

Many people consider sea grass an odd fiber choice for area rugs but according to design experts this is actually a very sensible choice of material for the purpose. This fiber is very durable and resistant to staining. It also wears well and is resistant to many household hazards. The fibers for sea grass rugs come from China where many of these rugs are produced. This type of rugs looks excellent in an Asian inspired room or any natural room. The colors of sea grass rugs range from a soft green to brown.

Sisal is another natural style fiber for area rugs. The fibers for sisal rugs come from remote areas. They are found in the cactus plants of Africa and South America. They are extremely natural looking and are allergy free. No dust particles or other allergens are found in sisal area rugs. The fibers for sisal rugs come from very specific cactus plants. Only cacti that grow in arid areas will produce the needed types of fibers. This fiber is strong and very durable. It is said that it can withstand almost anything!

The popularity of sisal and sea grass rugs is skyrocketing with the trend toward natural and green design. These types of area rugs are environmentally friendly, non-synthetic, and non-allergenic. This is a big plus for many people.

Sisal and sea grass rugs work well indoors and out. They are both durable enough to stand up to the elements outside. They complement nature and are the perfect choice for a deck, a patio, or a children’s play area.

When buying a sea grass or sisal rug you will want to ask the clerk several questions. Ask where the rug was made and if it is 100 percent sisal or sea grass. Ask if they have different weaves or patterns available. Does the rug have a warranty? Also find out if the store has a return policy as you want to be able to return the rug if it does not work well in your space.

Before shopping for your new rug you will want to consider the following:

-Where will the rug be placed?

-What is the function of the rug?

-Will the rug be used indoors or outdoors?

-Will the rug be in a high traffic area?

-Will the rug be in a child’s room?

-How big of a rug do I need?

-Would several smaller rugs work better?

-What colors should I consider?

You must measure the space where the rug will be used before going shopping. You may decide that you want to cover the entire room in a sea grass or sisal rug or that you want to highlight a certain area. Sometimes placing one or more small area rugs around a room adds an element of surprise. When your guests enter they will find a treat for their senses with well-placed, natural fiber rugs.

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How to Choose the Right Interior Design for Your Home http://osetacouleur.com/how-to-choose-the-right-interior-design-for-your-home/ http://osetacouleur.com/how-to-choose-the-right-interior-design-for-your-home/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:39:42 +0000 http://osetacouleur.com/how-to-choose-the-right-interior-design-for-your-home/ Continue Reading

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Your home is just a reflection of your own style. It should be considered as a canvas where your ideas take the front seat and you create the picture you like. Every home has a distinct character of its own, therefore the interior designs should be chosen rightly.

The following points should be considered

1. The phase of life: In which phase you are and what you want to reflect through your décor is an important aspect in your interior design. If you are an old couple who has experiences and stories to share – choose a theme that is much relaxed and does the story telling for you. You might play around with the traditional or modern theme depending on your personal choice and place your possessed decor pieces and souvenirs on display in a smart manner. While on the other hand, if you have young children or expecting one soon, your home has to be designed keeping the safety needs of children. If you are a mid-aged couple, you would want your home to look creative with space saving furniture and modern décor items. Therefore, the phase of your life I a deciding factor of the décor you choose.

2. Colors and schemes choice: Your choice in furnishings says a lot about the colour and design patterns you like. If you like a classy décor, you are likely to include more and more subtle and deep colors and patterns in the traditional pattern. On the other hand, if you want to give a contemporary twist to your home décor, you will prefer modern design furniture, bright colors and experimenting with unique wall papers. But if you like a mix of traditional and you would probably choose a contemporary decor. Likewise, your taste in furnishings will throw hints at your personal style. Whether it is leather, silk, or velvet furnishings that you buy, it can decide if you want conventional, contemporary or an amalgamated style for your home interiors.

3. Light and actions: How lighted you wanted your space to be is an important consideration in any home décor. The quality and colour of the room can affect the appeal of the décor. The type of chandeliers and the bulbs used should complement the décor with its lighting effects. Choose to make your décor look dull or well lighted to highlight the décor details. The best way is to include a mix of task, indirect and general lighting to make the décor look appealing.

4. Colour the walls wisely: How you deck up your walls make a statement for your home décor. The colors and the wall art of the home will make the home perfectly in sync with the themes chosen by you. The color yellow and orange are stimulating, white is soothing, purple and wine is royal, red is bold, blue and green are pleasing- therefore choosing the color wisely is very important. The chosen colors complement the theme of the home and make it perfectly co-ordinated.

5. Maintenance of the house and the efforts: Take into consideration the amount of time and efforts you are going to make to keep your décor in the best condition. If you are a working couple and have less or no time to pay attention to the maintenance, opt for a simplistic design that requires less maintenance. Glass top tables, delicate idols and figurines will look their best when clean and dust free so including these in your décor will be time consuming.

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Why Architectural Drafting Is Common in Architectural Design http://osetacouleur.com/why-architectural-drafting-is-common-in-architectural-design/ http://osetacouleur.com/why-architectural-drafting-is-common-in-architectural-design/#respond Mon, 14 Aug 2017 01:31:09 +0000 http://osetacouleur.com/why-architectural-drafting-is-common-in-architectural-design/ Continue Reading

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For architectural design projects, while there is the emphasis on using 3D models and architectural BIM modeling, the time-tested practice of using architectural drafting and 2D technical drawings is still commonplace in the AEC industry. Architectural drafting has evolved from the drawing board to computer-aided design and drafting (CAD) software programs. Drafting practices help to provide architectural construction drawings that include the technical details of architectural, structural and electrical elements required for the construction of a building. To understand the stage at which architectural drafting takes place, the workflow of a building design lifecycle must be considered.

The basic workflow of an architectural design project starts with the architect creating a conceptual plan which is usually modelled into architectural 3D models and rendered as photorealistic images for marketing and presentation to clients and customers.

Once the conceptual design is approved by the client, the design is then progressed into more detail and shared with other parties such as structural and MEP engineers. The way in which the design is progressed for the ‘design development’ phase by an architect lends itself to two options, either to develop a 3D model with more detail and then create subsequent sheets and details using a 3D tool such as Revit or AutoCAD, or as is still commonplace, to develop the concept design in 2D using more traditional methods. From the conceptual plans provided by architects and engineers, a drafter can convert these designs using CAD software programs to create technical drawings.

Architectural drafting is the process of creating technical drawings which include the floor plan, sections, elevations, detailed drawings and other documents in a construction drawing set (CD Set), which are typically required for the construction of a building.

The difference between Architectural Drafting and Modelling

Architectural drafting refers to creating 2D technical drawings and architectural construction drawings which are mainly used by contractors and consultants on site. Architectural 3D modelling refers to creating 3D models and renders of photorealistic images which are mainly used to present the architectural design for marketing purposes and then progressed from there to create the 2D technical drawings, in effect feeling like an extra stage (the 3D modelling element). The main software used for drafting, to create 2D technical drawings is AutoCAD while modellers use Revit and ArchiCAD to create 3D models and rendered images. Architectural draftsmen need to have basic 2D and 3D software knowledge such as AutoCAD and knowledge of technical codes and drafting guidelines specified by organisations such as American National Standards Institute (ANSI), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Design Drafting Association (ADDA), Public Works Government Services Canada (PWGSC), National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), BSI British Standards Institute and Standards Australia Code AS1100. Architectural modellers need to have a deeper understanding of architectural, building and construction concepts and experience with 3D software programs such as Revit and ArchiCAD.

Why Architectural Drafting is still Common in Architectural Design Practices

Architectural 3D models are preferred by architects and designers because they provide a 3D perspective of the conceptual plan of the building; it makes management of project data easier and allows for design changes on the go. However, construction companies that require technical specifications of the architectural project prefer 2D technical drawings and architectural construction drawings because they provide accurate details required for construction, most of the resources involved in construction understand 2D drawings, there are no issues with compatibility of software as compared to when using 3D models and it is a suitable solution to meet the budgetary requirements of a construction project. Some of the reasons why architectural drafting is preferable by several construction companies include:

• Suitable as per construction requirements – In some building projects, 2D technical drawings or architectural CAD drawings are sufficient to complete construction, where additional information that 3D models provide is not required. A construction drawing set (CD set) includes all the floor plans, elevations, sections and detailed drawings required for construction. Technical codes, symbols and other additional information such as the type of material are provided in technical drawings. Therefore, construction companies find 2D technical drawings sufficient to successfully complete construction.

• Availability of technical resources – Not all companies have technical resources to deliver 3D models. While drafting teams are qualified to work on AutoCAD to deliver 2D technical drawings, they may not be qualified to work on Revit to deliver 3D models. In the construction industry, the availability of drafting teams who can provide 2D technical drawings is ample compared to companies that provide 3D modelling services.

• Availability of software – The adoption of new software and practices is gradual and slow in the construction industry. The software used in building projects varies from country to country. Some countries use ArchiCAD and AutoCAD Architecture instead of Revit, therefore leading to the incompatibility of project data. 2D technical drawings in AutoCAD are widely used and compatible making it a preferred option to Revit 3D models.

• Suitable as per cost and budgetary requirements – In most cases, construction companies do not find the need to invest more in 3D models, when drafting solutions provide detailed technical drawings which are sufficient and relevant enough for construction. There is also the added investment in resources that are competent enough to understand and implement architectural 3d models on-site.

While architectural 3D modelling and BIM modelling provide design-related information typically required for architects and designers in the design stage of the building project lifecycle, architectural drafting provides technical drawings that are not just about aesthetics but about high-performance detailing of construction elements. Architectural CAD drawings specifically communicate the design intent and help in the construction of buildings which companies find relevantly sufficient over 3D models. Even as construction companies will need to eventually evolve to combining the use of 2D technical drawings and architectural 3D models until then, the time-tested practice of using architectural drafting and drawing solutions in construction is here to stay.

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How to Become a Professional Home Builder – What Sells a Home – Part II http://osetacouleur.com/how-to-become-a-professional-home-builder-what-sells-a-home-part-ii/ http://osetacouleur.com/how-to-become-a-professional-home-builder-what-sells-a-home-part-ii/#respond Thu, 10 Aug 2017 01:23:59 +0000 http://osetacouleur.com/how-to-become-a-professional-home-builder-what-sells-a-home-part-ii/ Continue Reading

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Many of you have heard the old adage that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Well, that is especially true on a home. So I’m going to tell you how to build a good first impression. All of these items will make or break your appraised value and saleability.

1. Landscaping And Driveway

When you go into a beautiful subdivision and you’ve had a pleasant drive to get there, the first thing you’re going to notice about a home when you drive up to it is the landscaping. I’m going to include in that the driveway. The positioning of a home on a lot, the layout of the driveways, the walkways, the design of the decks, the patios, how you landscape around them is very, very important to the aesthetic beauty of the home. To optimize the effect of those factors, I can’t stress to you enough that you always hire a landscape architect [Success Team Member] who will take your plans, and evaluate the site and home specifications. He will prepare a proposal. He’ll draw your home to scale on the survey, and lay out the driveways and the walkways. For a little extra money he will design the decks and the patios and show you how to landscape around the house. This additional effort can make all the difference in the world.

Landscape architects can take those cluster lots where you can’t figure out how to provide privacy to a home and they will do it with ease. They will take that ‘dog’ lot that all the builders have passed on and turn it into the most beautiful lot in the subdivision. They will take that difficult lot where you can’t figure out how to position the home and make it look great. In the end, you can take an ugly home by design and make it look beautiful with the landscaping.

This is where so many builders fail. They get to the end of the project, they’re over budget and they scrimp on landscaping. To do this is like taking a beautiful woman and removing all the makeup, jewelry and clothes. I don’t mean that as a sexist statement, but you get what I’m saying. I’d cut things out of the home before I’d cut the landscaping on the front of the home.

I had a student who built a home that was highlighted in the Atlanta paper. She said the only mistake they made was not having the landscape architect’s input up front. They hired one after beginning construction but wished they had solicited input up front.

And the real beauty of a landscape architect is you can get some of these people for as little as $150. Many nurseries have landscape architects on their staff. They will provide landscaping plans for free if you buy your shrubbery from them. Many landscapers are landscape architects. If they do the landscaping they may do the design work at no additional charge. As an option, you could go to a local university that has a school in landscape architecture. A senior student can be a wealth of knowledge and help.

Over the years I’ve learned how to lay out a home. As a matter of fact, I’m great at laying out a home. But the first time I dealt with a landscape architect, his ideas were so far superior to mine that I knew that I’d never, ever, do this again, no matter what the lot size. It makes all the difference in the world. I feel I get more value for the money from the landscape architect than anybody I deal with.

What you want is a complete layout as seen from the street. For the rear yard, you’ll just do the basics. The customer can complete that based on his or her wants.

Warning, you’ve got to give the landscape architect a budget. If you don’t give them a budget they will show you Paris, and once you’ve seen “Paree” it’s hard to go back to the farm. So tell them you’re only going to spend $600 or $3,000 or whatever your budget may be.

I mentioned the driveway. Have you been to homes and you drive up in a driveway and you automatically go to the side or back door? I’ve been to some homes where I can’t find the front door. I always want the driveway and walkways laid out so that the customer’s eyes are drawn to the front door. The landscape architects know this.

2. Very Steep Driveway Up To The Home

A steep drive, especially when you park at the top will cost 5% to 10% of the value and make it extremely hard to sell.

3. Driveway Inclines Down To The Home

This kind of drive will cost at least 5% of the value and make it hard to sell.

4. Gully Or Very Steep Drop off Behind The Home

This will cost at least 5% of the value and make it hard to sell.

5. Power Lines Behind Or In View Of The Home

This will cost up to 10% of the value and will make it difficult to sell.

6. Terrain In Backyard Unsuitable For Children To Play

This will cost up to 5% of the value and will make it harder to sell.

7. Two Story Drop Off The Deck

The will cost up to 5% of the value and make it harder to sell.

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Interior Design and Human Behavior http://osetacouleur.com/interior-design-and-human-behavior/ http://osetacouleur.com/interior-design-and-human-behavior/#respond Sun, 06 Aug 2017 01:06:22 +0000 http://osetacouleur.com/interior-design-and-human-behavior/ Continue Reading

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A science or an art

Do you think of interior design as a science or an art? Well, it might be a quiet difficult question; but in fact a combination of both. Interior design can be defined as an applied art where creativity skills and technical knowledge provide solutions. These solutions are applied to achieve a more convenient habitat.

Interior design provides answers that are both functional and attractive and enhance the quality of life. Interior design reflects and interacts with the cultural background and traditional heritage of the occupants.

The design process itself runs through a systematic and interactive methodology to create an innovative and functional design solution whereby the needs and resources of the occupants are satisfied.

To achieve a well designed environment many elements contribute together thus innovating the overall theme e.g. color, light, texture…etc. interior design provides solutions for residential, commercial, educational, healthcare, office and hospitality projects consequently affecting our daily way of living or in other words; our behavior.

However interior design leans on our cultural heritage, yet it still can directly or indirectly shape our behavior and definitely it influences our reactions. For instance a room painted in red feels warm than another painted in blue! However it’s the same environment but the color which is an important design element has altered our behavior and way of thinking. The same color itself can trigger different emotions depending on its reference to either symbolic or psychological functions considering the linkages that vary with time, place and cultural background. While white color is worn at weddings and may represent purity, sterility, virginity and peace for some nations, it was the color worn at funerals for others during certain periods in history.

Another noteworthy proof of how interior design can affect our behavior is light! It has to be customized according to the function performed by the occupants. That major element can ensure and highlight a certain frame of mind! For example in a work environment an inadequate light amount would cause annoyance and discomfort. On the contrary you would enjoy a nice dinner or a romantic movie on a dimmed light.

I do believe that the relation between mass and space creates the greatest impact on human behavior. Minimalism where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features and the subject is reduced to its necessary elements was an approach for better living environments. A cluttered habitat is definitely irritating while fine organized minimal but yet function environments promote serenity and comfort. A good design coordinating mass and space can elevate the sense of creativity and innovation.

Again cultural variations transform occupant’s vision to surrounding space. For instance a minimal designed interior seems less and for some nations less reflects poverty.

The influence of interior design on human behavior is apparent while working for instance on educational projects like nurseries where children experience a phase of mind shaping. Color, light and texture integrate together to encourage creativity. Safety is another dimension that could be enhanced.

From my point of view a global standard design code for interior environments is not applicable since occupants respond in a different way in accordance with several factors such as cultural background, social heritage or climate conditions. Interior design could effectively develop the quality of life in accordance with formerly mentioned factors; focusing on the basics of creating an ideal habitat for living.

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How to Make Rustic Wood Handrails http://osetacouleur.com/how-to-make-rustic-wood-handrails/ http://osetacouleur.com/how-to-make-rustic-wood-handrails/#respond Wed, 02 Aug 2017 00:55:17 +0000 http://osetacouleur.com/how-to-make-rustic-wood-handrails/ Continue Reading

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Rustic wood handrails are the perfect complement to any county home, whether in the city or the mountains. Reusing wood is a green alternative to burning it as waste. Skilled craftsmen can assemble mountain laurel and rhododendron branches into items of beauty that impart the look and feel of the forest to your home. Read on to learn how you can make your own.

1) Measure the handrail location from post to post. You will need two 2x4s, two 1x4s and one 2×6 for each handrail section. Make a list of all the lumber you will need.

2) Paint or stain the dimensional lumber prior to assembly.

3) Secure two 2x4s to a surface making sure that they are 33 inches apart from top to bottom. For a total handrail height of 38 inches, handrails should be installed 3.5 inches above the floor.

4) Cut a mountain laurel or rhododendron branch to fit. Nail it to the top and bottom 2x4s with a 16-gauge finish nail gun.

5) Repeat step 4 making sure to weave branches over and under. Sometimes, branches can be joined to previously installed branches giving a more natural look.

6) Cut several 2-inch pieces of 2×2. Nail these at regular intervals to the top and bottom 2x4s.

7) Nail the top and bottom 1x4s to the 2×2 blocks.

8) The section of rustic wood railing is ready to be installed!

This is a simple way to add natural beauty to your rustic home decor. Rustic wood handrails are great for interior applications as well as on exterior decks. Please remember to be careful when using power tools and nail guns.

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10 Facts About Native American Rattles http://osetacouleur.com/10-facts-about-native-american-rattles/ http://osetacouleur.com/10-facts-about-native-american-rattles/#respond Sat, 29 Jul 2017 00:44:33 +0000 http://osetacouleur.com/10-facts-about-native-american-rattles/ Continue Reading

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When you visit the southwest, try to visit an Indian pow wow. Native American rattles will be a very interesting part of the ceremony. If you want to learn more about American Indian culture, you will love the authentic rattles made from various natural materials. The Indian people also call them Native American shakers, and some people use them for southwest and rustic decor.

1. Rattles have become icons of Native American heritage. They represent the various different Indigenous tribes. In Native culture rattles are one of the most popular instruments used during ceremonials.

2. Different Tribes use rattles now as they have for generations. They are used in public gatherings. They are also important in the spiritual connection with the creator.

3. Historically, Native American rattles have been essential to tribal ceremonies being symbolic to each tribe that uses them. The symbols usually include those from the plant, animal and mineral kingdom.

4. A turtle shell container may represent the animal kingdom. The earthen paint used to decorate the rattle may represent the mineral kingdom. Small rocks may also represent the mineral kingdom as they are placed inside. The plant kingdom is usually represented by the handle of the rattle.

5. It’s interesting that not all tribes used drums but most did use rattles throughout history. Some Tribes used elaborate rattles made with turtle shells or carved gourds. Some tribes almost exclusively used sea weed rattles.

6. One type among the American Indian Tribes that was the most popular was the rawhide rattle. Each Tribe had their own way of making the rawhide rattles. They used varying patterns and symbols in their bead work, colors and designs. By studying the designs and colors used, you can tell which tribe made it. They were handcrafted works of art.

7. One thing the Tribes had in common is that they used the rattles as a part of their music and dance. They also used them for medicine and spirituality.

8. Native rattles use many natural materials such as leather, rawhide, beads and feathers. Other choices include antlers, bones and shells as well as fur, leather, seeds and rocks. Each of these are what the artist uses to create a personal and unique Indian rattle.

9. What is inside the rattle is equally important. Many times, corn, beans or manzanita seeds or trade beads are placed inside. One interesting custom is to use small smooth stones gathered from the opening of an ant hill.

10. Music and songs as well as stories have always been an important part of Native American teaching. Sharing legends and teachings through ceremonies and rituals keeps traditions and cultural beliefs alive.

There is something thrilling about owning one and it is easy to buy Native American rattles online. Display a rattle with your rustic southwest decor. Or, use an Indian rattle in your drumming circle and enjoy the authentic Indian art on Native rattles. You will no doubt be drawn to the colorful culture and sound of Native American rattles.

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Surprising Benefits of Cowhide Rugs http://osetacouleur.com/surprising-benefits-of-cowhide-rugs/ http://osetacouleur.com/surprising-benefits-of-cowhide-rugs/#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:26:29 +0000 http://osetacouleur.com/surprising-benefits-of-cowhide-rugs/ Continue Reading

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One of the many benefits of the cowhide rug is its hypoallergenic quality. Many allergy sufferers are irritated by various carpets and fabrics indoors, especially because the carpet can trap allergens in its fibers, including mold, dust, and dander, and these items can find their way into the air whenever you walk on the carpet. Unlike most traditional carpets, however, cowhide rugs do not trap allergens and do not release fibers into the air. While they do gather dust, these rugs do not trap dust within their fibers like other rugs do. Instead of regular cleaning and vacuuming, all you need to do is take the rug outside and shake it to rid it of dust, and brush it by hand every so often to remove visible dirt. This of course cuts down on the overall time you need to spend cleaning any room in which you place your cow skin rug, which can save homeowners and apartment dwellers money in the long run, because there is no need to have the carpet professionally cleaned periodically. Rugs made from cowhide do not contain synthetic materials and are also unlikely to be treated with volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), such as pesticides and flame retardant chemicals.

These rugs are also very simple to clean should there be a spill. You don’t need to panic and rub the rug with potentially toxic chemical carpet cleaners like you would with other kinds of floor coverings. Instead, you simply need to apply a moist cloth to the cowhide rug to remove spills, and a dry cloth to anything that is spilled on it that could cause a stain.

Another plus to rugs made from cowhide is their durability. Most carpets wear down in a fairly predictable way, becoming worn, faded and dirty with age due to foot traffic and constant exposure to dirt and debris from outdoors. But a cowhide rug can sustain foot traffic much more easily than other kinds of rugs, and thus lasts longer. The cowhide also contains natural oils that help the rug resist the penetration of the surface via liquids and other contaminants. If you want to keep the rug looking its vibrant best and prevent fading, all you need to remember is to keep it away from direct sunlight.

Lastly, cowhide rugs are very functional and versatile decorating items. They can be hung up on the wall, depending on the size, and placed on loveseats or cushions as throws, in addition to functioning as rugs. If used as a floor rug, they have more grab than other kinds of floor coverings, so the corners won’t curl up and present a potential tripping hazard.

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Today, the use of shipping containers is evolving and becoming very popular. The growing popularity of tiny homes has directed the spotlight on the versatility of shipping containers. Tiny home builders have found ways to make these items take on a new function as affordable yet stylish homes for those who want a scaled-down life.

If you would go on social media sites, you’ll be treated to countless posts about how many people are transforming the old ones into homes bursting with unique charm. It’s so nice to see the different approaches many have taken to altering these in order to create their dream home. Some didn’t really do much to the shipping containers; they just made sure there are doors and windows for proper ventilation, plus insulation.

Meanwhile, there are also those who completely decked out these big steel boxes using cutting edge design and technology in order to create a multifunctional and stylish structure anybody would be very happy living in. These are not only popularly used as tiny homes, though; many who wish to expand their homes purchase them as well. It’s easy to incorporate these sturdy steel boxes into a home’s design and it doesn’t take much work to attach them to any building.

Most people like to just set it beside an established structure, while there are also those who have it placed on top as the new second storey of the building. For those who wish to add a home extension without spending so much money and time on construction, old shipping containers prove to be a wonderful solution. But apart from houses and home extensions, shipping container swimming pools are also gaining a lot of attention these days.

Many have come up with really cool ways to turn shipping containers into residential swimming pools. The containers are the perfect shape and they even come in different lengths or sizes. Builders say it doesn’t take much work to transform these rectangular structures into working pools, especially if they’ll be installed above the ground. At the same time, though, it’s also easy to customise the containers to accommodate the specific style and functionality people want.

Indeed, there are still so many other ways to create a fresh, new purpose for shipping containers; you truly are only limited by your imagination. So, if you want to easily create something beautiful and functional and that will last a long time, used shipping containers for sale are definitely worth considering.

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