Posted on November 24, 2009 by vedanga
by Chris Turley
Color is very important in anything that we create. It brings pictures and paintings to life. It also affects the mood of the people in many ways. Fast food chains use the shades red to entice their customer to eat. According to experts, red increases the appetite of a person.
In addition, other colors also influence the behavior of people towards work. This is why many organizations changed the design of the workplace.
Most interior designers also advise their client to befriend colors. Many are not comfortable with using it in their house because they fear that it will look odd. Although an interior designer would be a great help, not everyone are willing to incur the additional cost. Continue reading
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Posted on November 20, 2009 by vedanga
Traditional architecture in Bali originates from two sources. One is the great Hindu tradition brought to Bali from India via Java. The second is an indigenous architecture pre-dating the Hindu epic and in many ways reminiscent of Polynesian building. Even the Balinese temple, it has been noted, is surrounded by a stone wall dividing its sacred precincts from the village very much like Hawaiian and Tahitian places of worship.
Balinese temples are divided into three parts, one inevitably passes through a split gate or Candi Bentar to enter the first courtyard. Then a second gate rising high with the grinning face of a guardian demon leads to the second division. Inside there are numerous pavilions used for various purposes. In the final courtyard one may find the meru pagoda which may have as many as eleven roofs if the owner or temple is important enough. The black thatch is from the sugar palm and can only be used in temples. There will also stand numerous sanggah or spirit houses and pedestals which will be full of offerings on ritual days. Everywhere carving in brick, volcanic stone and wood will be apparent. All are ringed by walls. The Balinese have always spent a great deal of energy and money on their temples for it is the duty to repay the ancestors for the prosperity. Continue reading
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Posted on November 15, 2009 by vedanga
By Markus Skupeika
Nowadays, we all have been suffering from all kinds of pollution and still, all that we do is complain. Of course there are some concerned citizens forming certain organizations intended for preventing any kinds of pollution. But then again, it is everybody’s responsibility to maintain this planet’s safety and cleanliness.
One of the main causes of any pollution like in the water and air is caused by the chemicals that most households are utilizing especially for their home cleaning. We cant totally blame those who manufacture such cleaning products containing harsh chemicals which can not only bring about risks to the environment but also to the health of the users since it is hardly possible to produce such products without the aid of chemicals. With the use of chemically-enhanced cleaning products, you may have cleaned your house thoroughly but the toxins such products contain can affect water supply and the air you breathe through the drainage, sinks, toilets and the like where you let them flow or where you poured them down into as well as when you sprayed them into the air. These can directly and indirectly harm your family’s health as well as the welfare of your environment. If all or most of the people in your neighbourhood are using such products, then all of you are culprits to the damage that can cause the death of this planet. Continue reading
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