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From Point A to B: Designing an Effective Wayfinding System

During your daily travels to and from your home (headed off to school or the office), you have probably memorized all the best routes. Traveling along those routes, what you may not have noticed at all are the signages strategically positioned in various vital areas.
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Inside 5 of China’s Newest ‘Supertall’ Skyscrapers

Author: Trevor Charles

Despite the USA and China trade war, the Asian giant continues to be an important destination for many American businessman. In fact, China continues to be interested in American affairs and culture, such as the NFL betting market, as the commissioner Roger Godell explained in a recent interview. However, if there is one ‘sport’ where China is leading by miles is in building modern infrastructures and enormous skyscrapers.

Architecture has come quite a long way since the first ‘skyscraper’- the 10 story Home Insurance Building in Chicago completed in 1885. Now we have ‘supertall skyscrapers,’a term coined to describe buildings with a height of over 300m (984ft). In 2018, the battle for the skies continued fiercely with 18 new supertall skyscrapers making a debut worldwide, a record number for one year.
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6 Practical Ways to Spruce Up Your Apartment

Moving to a new apartment can be quite stressful if you previously lived in a house of your own. Not only is there less space than what you’re used to, but your interior design options are also limited by the rules set by your lease contract and landlord.
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Ways To Add Value To A Property

Once you invest in any type of property, your next step is to increase its value as you want it to be worth more than how much you paid for it. There are many different ways to add value to your property, some of which are low cost and normally aim to improve on the look or appeal, while others are more expensive and work on in-depth renovations.
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6 Paving Tips to Keep Your Asphalt Driveway Looking Great

Many homeowners are choosing asphalt paving to finish their driveway because it provides a durable and clean surface for their vehicles. Asphalt also evokes a subtle kind of beauty that can easily blend well with different exterior finishes like siding, brick and stucco.

But what kind of maintenance is crucial to keep your asphalt driveway looking great every year? Experts share the following six tips.
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What to Consider Before Starting a Kitchen Renovation

Out of all the rooms in your home, there is a good chance that the kitchen is where you spend a lot of your time. Not just a place for cooking and eating meals, the kitchen is also a place to gather, laugh, and share in special moments with friends and family.

For this reason, if you are considering renovating your kitchen, a lot of care and attention needs to be focused on its planning and the execution. Before you begin a kitchen renovation project, here are the most vital things to consider and the most crucial questions to ask.
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What is Contemporary Floral Design

Nature in its truest and innate sense provides the ultimate backdrop of contemporary floral design. Infact, many are inspired to draw in on nature to influence design in the sense of fashion, fabric, architecture and interior design.

However back to the basic and fundamental definition of Contemporary Floral Design is the artistic expression of how flowers are arranged and “accessorized”, together with other aesthetic enhancers and objects, to deliver a themed flower arrangement.

To simply place flowers in an arranged vase can be termed mediocre. Infact, on arrival to most corporate reception areas, one is met with flowers beautifully and usually arranged. Most countries have businesses formed that are commissioned to provide such arrangements on a weekly basis.

These contemporary Floral Designs can take the form of uber simple flowers arranged into intricate and considered designs that not only lend to the natural essence of the types of flowers, but also which can provide a floral arrangement with longevity.

The basic understanding of flowers is essentially to establish which can be paired, whose stems can be manipulated and still allowing for the blossom to remain, and which are parasite flowers that cannot be vased together.
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F&B Interior Design Trends That Define How You Dine Today

Restaurants nowadays need to offer an experience that engages all of the senses. Patrons no longer want to be enamored just by the sights, sounds, tastes and textures of the meal being presented to them; they want to be impressed by the surrounding space as well.
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