Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Principles of Interior Design Made Easy

If you were are going to ask any young and up and coming designer they will usually stick to the old tag line that “there are no rules, only interpretations.” That is only part true, and when you grow up a little bit and get some experience in the field you see that what you might not want to call a rule per say is definitely a truism and if you do not follow it you are likely to fall on your face and make some big ugly mistakes. I have condensed my design philosophy down to a few easy tricks and tips for any budget across any project that might not tell you want to do exactly, but it will tell you how to do it, as they say. 

Step one is that you keep it real. What ii mean by this is that when it comes to designing your interior space do the space planing first, and how it will feel not how it will look. All to often we make things that look great on Instagram but feel awful in our hearts. The goal of space planning is to create efficiency. Guggenheim a good designer says that, ” we try to be really thoughtful about how people use their spaces; what do you need in your space and how do you move thorugh your life everyday?” If we’re able to give clients all teh things they need without just getting more and more complex and costly, That is a good step for everyone, it’ll save you time which is like money and it will get your clients in their homes and happier, faster.

Up next make sure you always create a vision as they say. “We take a global approach versus just picking a paint color or a sofa, its really about creating a vision. There’s a timelessness and longevity to the interior when you can implement that vision that is been well thought out.” 

If you don’t have a vision you will go into and execute your project blind as it were. Also there should always we a consideration of how you are using materials and how things should be constructed in their ideal sense. Basically you want to be as quality conscious and material conscious as possible. In this regard you are making the environmental choice, but beyond that that you are really making the cheaper choice, because wasted materials is wasted money. Plan out every step and how it will be done and put together in order to get the most accurate estimate possible. Don’t forget that, ” we always check oursleves and make sure were going down the right paths to meet the big picuture goal. It’s so easy with so many products on the market to say I love this, this, and this. If you don’t go back and ask, do these me my goals for the space they may not be the right choice.” When it comes to the design nothing is more important than keeping your eyes on the prize.

Prep Your Kitchen Appliances for Synthetic Meat

After months of pressure, you finally caved. The media, your friends, the terrifying documentaries, even the little guys themselves – they’ve all been trying to convince you to stop eating meat but you’ve held fast… until recently.

Now, you’re eating “tofurkey” and vegan cheese, and you’re wondering how long until you die. Counting the days, even. Peanut butter only has so much protein, and your mouth is nearly spackled shut. You’ve eaten more rice and beans than a Mexican cowboy, and coconut milk sucks. What EVER will you do?

Well, lucky for you, we live in the future – What A Time, amiright?! –

A company by the name of Memphis Meats has your answer, and they would love to cram it down your throat. The first ever synthetic-by-means-of-stem-cell meat will soon be in affluent, predominately white neighborhood grocery stores near you!

That’s right. According to a press release by Memphis Meats in February of this year:

“Memphis Meats is already growing real meat in small quantities using cells from cows, pigs, and chickens. The company’s first products—hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and meatballs—will be developed using recipes perfected over a half century by award-winning chefs. The founders expect to have products to market in less than five years. …  While generating one calorie from beef requires 23 calories in feed, Memphis Meats plans to produce a calorie of meat from just three calories in inputs. The company’s products will be free of antibiotics, fecal matter, pathogens, and other contaminants found in conventional meat.”

Executive director of The Good Food Institute, Bruce Friedrich is hopeful: “Cultured meat is sustainable, creates far fewer greenhouse gases than conventional meat, is safer, and doesn’t harm animals. For people who want to eat meat, cultured meat is the future.”

memphis meatsBut believe it or not, there are plenty of naysayers, with their concerns ranging from “$5 meatballs?!” to one reader comment on TheInertia.com’s article on the matter: “synthetic meat is still wrong. Only a barbaric monster would want to eat simulated murder food”, but another reader sums it up quite well: “As is tradition with all new tech products. The more market share this technology gets, the more the prices will fall. Simply put, eating $5 meatballs now will ensure that everybody has access to cheap, guilt-free meat in the future.” As far as the “simulated murder food” argument, though, – at least it’s not real murder food, right?

If you had any doubts, does it help that it’s backed by a cardiologist? Doctor M.D. and Memphis Meats CEO, Uma Valeti is confident she’s about to revolutionize our culinary culture. In recent years the rise in vegetarianism and veganism has been highly visible via Prius bumpers and “foodie” photo and meme based social media accounts; there’s even a stigma. But with Memphis Meats, you’re technically still eating animals, and you still didn’t have to do any of the elbow work, but really, nobody else did either! Purely guilt-free delicious goodness, grown in a scientifically sterile lab, packaged and delivered to open-minded retailers near your hungry face, and not a single living organism was injured or ripped away from its family. Think of all the Peta videos you’ll be erasing. Think of all the characters in Animal Farm who will never know what it means to “wear pants”.

Don’t you feel better already? Maybe one day soon you’ll turn on the television and an aging Guy Fieri will be preparing synthetic bacon-wrapped synthetic steak taco waffles.

If you’d like to know more, google Memphis Meats and click on the first, like, 3 websites that show up.

After months of pressure, you finally caved. The media, your friends, the terrifying documentaries, even the little guys themselves – they’ve all been trying to convince you to stop eating meat but you’ve held fast… until recently.

Now, you’re eating “tofurkey” and vegan cheese, and you’re wondering how long until you die. Counting the days, even. Peanut butter only has so much protein, and your mouth is nearly spackled shut. You’ve eaten more rice and beans than a Mexican cowboy, and coconut milk sucks. What EVER will you do?

Well, lucky for you, we live in the future – What A Time, amiright?! –

A company by the name of Memphis Meats has your answer, and they would love to cram it down your throat. The first ever synthetic-by-means-of-stem-cell meat will soon be in affluent, predominately white neighborhood grocery stores near you!

That’s right. According to a press release by Memphis Meats in February of this year:

lab grown meat“Memphis Meats is already growing real meat in small quantities using cells from cows, pigs, and chickens. The company’s first products—hot dogs, sausages, burgers, and meatballs—will be developed using recipes perfected over a half century by award-winning chefs. The founders expect to have products to market in less than five years. …  While generating one calorie from beef requires 23 calories in feed, Memphis Meats plans to produce a calorie of meat from just three calories in inputs. The company’s products will be free of antibiotics, fecal matter, pathogens, and other contaminants found in conventional meat.”

Executive director of The Good Food Institute, Bruce Friedrich is hopeful: “Cultured meat is sustainable, creates far fewer greenhouse gases than conventional meat, is safer, and doesn’t harm animals. For people who want to eat meat, cultured meat is the future.”

But believe it or not, there are plenty of naysayers, with their concerns ranging from “$5 meatballs?!” to one reader comment on TheInertia.com’s article on the matter: “synthetic meat is still wrong. Only a barbaric monster would want to eat simulated murder food”, but another reader sums it up quite well: “As is tradition with all new tech products. The more market share this technology gets, the more the prices will fall. Simply put, eating $5 meatballs now will ensure that everybody has access to cheap, guilt-free meat in the future.” As far as the “simulated murder food” argument, though, – at least it’s not real murder food, right?

If you had any doubts, does it help that it’s backed by a cardiologist? Doctor M.D. and Memphis Meats CEO, Uma Valeti is confident she’s about to revolutionize our culinary culture. In recent years the rise in vegetarianism and veganism has been highly visible via Prius bumpers and “foodie” photo and meme based social media accounts; there’s even a stigma. But with Memphis Meats, you’re technically still eating animals, and you still didn’t have to do any of the elbow work, but really, nobody else did either! Purely guilt-free delicious goodness, grown in a scientifically sterile lab, packaged and delivered to open-minded retailers near your hungry face, and not a single living organism was injured or ripped away from its family. Think of all the Peta videos you’ll be erasing. Think of all the characters in Animal Farm who will never know what it means to “wear pants”.

Don’t you feel better already?

If you’d like to know more, google Memphis Meats and click on the first, like, 3 websites that show up.