Wainscoting Solutions For Your Minimal Home

February 26, 2018

At first glance, the most modern wainscoting will be too classic for a minimal house! But on second thought, it might actually enhance the idea of simplicity dictated by the minimalist movement.

What’s the paradox with wainscoting panels?

Classic wainscoting has been around for ages. It was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans, thrived in the Victorian Britain and was known as ‘boiserie’ in France due to its ornaments. Even today, these wall panels are not often simple. The panels are often bead boards. The chair rail can still be ornamental. Wainscoting has become a substantial decorative element.

So, how does it fit in the world of minimalism?

Don’t forget that the first wall panel wainscotings were not used for decorative but practical purposes. They served as insulators on stone walls. Eventually, people discovered that these panels can actually protect their walls from getting damaged either by shoes or furniture.

Lately, bathroom wainscoting installation has become a must. And that’s because wood panels are water resistant and their resistance is enhanced when caulking and coating the boards with special semi-gloss paintings. Today, wainscoting is not only made of wood and MDF but also PVC, which is actually plastic and hence waterproof.

Now, keep these thoughts and remember what minimalism is all about

Minimalism in architecture means keeping things simple. That’s why the famous phrase ‘less is more’ by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe makes absolute sense. The idea is to lose anything unnecessary and keep only what’s essential to achieve simplicity. From the smallest object to floors, furniture, and walls, everything is simple and free of any ornamentation. The space must give the impression of absolute order.

Over the years and due to human needs, the idea was broadened. We now often talk about semi-minimal houses, which still keep the main idea of minimalism but homes became warmer.

How does wainscoting installation fit in the minimalist approach?

A simple flat panel covering the wall from floor to ceiling will provide the calmness and clean cut lines minimalism suggests. One trick to achieve this is to only install plain panels free of ornaments. Then, it’s also important to focus on colors. Minimalism loves white, black, and gray because they are natural and not disturbing. They enhance the looks of the space without stuffing it.

In terms of function, panels can also be used as cabinet doors in hallways or other rooms to hide wiring, plumbing, or even stuff we keep in the house. They also cover damaged corners and wall cracks and other imperfections. And so they offer practical solutions while keeping the space clean.

Where does recessed lighting fit in the story?

Big openings and lots of natural light are parts of the minimalist approach since light is an essential element to living in simple structures but living well.

And then, think of the pot light design. They are as simple as light fixtures can get. Recessed in the ceiling, you don’t even notice they are there but still have the intensity of light you want.

Not that minimalism wouldn’t welcome big light fixtures. In fact, some minimal kitchens, dining rooms or living rooms feature oversized pendants in the most modern but simply cut forms.

But which option can be more minimal from pot lights, which are completely off sight?

Minimal homes often have an industrial look since they are stripped down to only the essentials. Of course, not all homes are built in ‘industrial sizes’ or can strictly follow the minimalistic approach. Hence, the reason for the growth of semi-minimalism.

In either case, a white washed wall wainscoting and recessed lighting will enhance the minimalistic rules of simplicity. By choosing the right products and colors, you achieve purity and clarity. And these are the qualities for essential living.

Rocketship Education is a Collective Effort Involving Teachers, Parents and Communities

February 14, 2018

Rocketship Education was founded on the principle that every child deserves a chance to succeed. As an educational program that has been serving communities with low-income families, the team of people associated with this network of charter schools promotes a positive mindset for learning by getting families involved in the process of educating their children. Allowing parents to have an active role in the education their children receive has proven to be an effective way of ensuring teachers and community members are aware of the need children from low-income families have for higher quality education.

The members of the Rocketship Education network support their families both inside and outside of the school environment. They understand that what affects the family directly impacts the learning process of the children. This is why when a flood hit in the San Jose valley, teachers and staff members came out to help the families that had been affected. A family of one of the student’s at the Rocketship charter school in this area, ended up losing their home to the flood. The Rocketship team stepped in and helped them as well as many others, with hot meals, clothing and affordable housing.

Parent involvement has also led to the expansion of charter schools within the Rocketship Education network. The parents of students in this program have been shown to be great advocates for better quality education in areas with low-income families. They strive to get community members involved by demanding better schools for their children, which extends to the middle school and high school levels.

The educators and administrators who work at Rocketship charter schools are all on board with the program’s philosophy of unleashing a student’s infinite possibility. Reviews by these educators reflect how they view their careers with Rocketship as a privilege. The educators and staff members collectively support each other as well as the students, families and communities they serve. This spirit of unity has led to the success of the Rocketship Education program, which is clearly evident in the number of students who have graduated high school and gone on to attend college.

Strength Lies in Compassion and Caring

February 6, 2018

The Middle East as of late is the center of much turmoil in the world. There is obviously the civil war going on within Saudi Arabia, and news of Isis spreading throughout the free world and amongst the Arabic community salsa something that’s heavy on everyone’s hearts.

That being said there are bright sides to the situation that is occurring, and not everything is dark. The saying comes from in ambassador Daniel Taub, who, while an ambassadorial representative of the state of Israel, actually grew up as a British citizen within the United Kingdom.

After over 2,000 years of Exile, Daniel Taub and his family were able to return to their ancestral Homeland in Israel, something that he welcomed with open arms. That being said he still looks towards the British Isles as his boyhood home, even if it’s not representative of his religion.

Top recently returned home to Britain when he where he was able to have a conversation with Queen Elizabeth. It was during the Great moment in time that he was able to sit down and have an interview about his positions on the Middle East in the world in general. It was during this interview that Daniel Todd expressed that there are both bright sides and dark side so it’s occurring in the world, especially in the Middle East.

The more positive sides are the relationship between Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. During the Six-Day War shortly after Israel became its own country, these three nations we’re completely against one another. Now, thanks to the hard work of diplomats such as Daniel Taub and his can Patriots, these relations have become much more positive over time. Learn more about Daniel Taub: https://www.jnf.co.uk/2015/07/jnf-uk-bids-farewell-ambassador-daniel-taub/

The focus of the trip to Great Britain was to take a close look at how the Jewish Community was being represented there. The followers of Judaism have met with trouble throughout their history, but the world around them nowadays seems to accept them a lot more openly.

Is important to Daniel Taub as well as other individuals throughout the world that the Jewish Community is seen in a bright and positive light. Read more: Daniel Taub | Crunchbase and Daniel Taub | Wikipedia

The Jewish people are proud industrious people and one that Taub is very passionate and concerned about. People like ambassador Taub see the world for what it truly is; a place that can provide greatly for those that respect and take it seriously. He is a strong man.

 

Keeping A Watchful Eye Open And Making Payment Easy And Secure

Saying the private industry is another way of saying the protected areas of government operations that we don’t have forward access to. We can’t simply access these facilities because there are people, resources and information that must be protected by our standing governments. The U.S. government is currently relying on the Securus Technologies agency.

 

This agency is now expanding and ensuring that there’s no access-way or crevice for criminal minds to excel through. This can only happen when the agency provides technology in all areas of private industry operations. The steps the agency takes today are in acquiring GovPayNet that will enable Securus to secure financial transactions in the private sector.

 

 

Operating More Than One Business Aspect

 

Securus does more than create technology to stay ahead of criminal activities. This agency is now setting the standards that will dictate how the criminal world behaves. The private industry is an interesting field that takes into account the many governmental processes that we don’t get to witness everyday. This lack of public view is also an advantage for the agency.

 

Securus works the U.S. private sector as “the” lead technology innovator and by operating with nearly 2,600 open contracts for the U.S. government. These contracts are all for private facilities. The work enables Securus to implement many of its technologies that were created to keep criminals at bay and from entering the U.S. private sector unannounced.

 

 

The Contracts Held By Securus Technologies

 

Private facilities have special needs as their locations, internal operations and values are all different. The spectrum of facilities allows Securus to be flexible in what it creates as security technology. The field of technology is wide open for the firm as a result. There’s no end to the innovation this agency brings to the U.S. sector, and the firm continues to lead U.S. safety.

Eric Lefkofsky has the Data for Cancer Patients

February 4, 2018

In 2014, 14.5 million people in the United States had cancer. How patient information and data is handled in the medical system is rarely thought about until someone or a loved one gets the dreaded diagnosis. Eric Lefofsky, co-founder of Tempus, wants to make patient care data-driven and tailored to each patient on a molecular level.

Despite advances in technology with the advent of electronic health records, how medical data is collected and analyzed is far from how effective it could be. Tempus does not just want to change what we do with the large amounts of information that is already collected, their loftiest goal may be making patients’ complete genetic makeup part of their medical record that is regularly referenced and cross referenced by scientists and doctors from around the globe. A process that in 2003 was done for more than one hundred million, the current expenditure is only around five thousand and is expected to be around a few hundred within the next several years.

Eric Lefkofsky is a Detroit native with a Bachelor of Arts and a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan. He is best known as the co-founder of groupon, but as of 2015 he resigned from his position of Chief Executive Officer to Chairman of Groupon and is now able to better relegate time to his many other projects. Lefkofsky also co-founded the company Lightbank, the company Tempus operaes under. Lightbank is an investment firm that specializes in backing disruptive technology startups that are generally not based in Silicon Valley.

Lefkofsky taught disruptive business models at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management as well as applied technology at Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at Depaul University. He currently holds the position of adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, teaching a course on technology-based business entrepreneurship. He currently acts as a board member at World Business Chicago and is the co-chairman of the Technology Council.