Entering the new year, we usually like to re-decorate our homes or offices. In fact, by re-decorating our places we will boost our mood and get the new spirit to face new challenges and to experience new excitements throughout the year.
Usually, re-decorating includes re-painting the walls, changing the place of the furniture, and even adding furniture or decoration to the room.
All these, could be a bit tricky sometimes. To get the best result of getting the new and fresh look of your home or office you can follow these tips:
1. Browse for the desired look you want for your room from interior magazines or through the internet. Look for a style that is suitable with the function of the room. And a style that is not too far from the original decoration will need a minimal work of re-decorating.
2. Walls are the biggest area of a room, so if you want your re-decorating to have the best impact, you might want to re-paint your walls.
3. Adding a painting can also make your room look new again. You can also have one side of your wall painted with decorative images of natural objects or even abstract motifs.
4. Painting itself consists of many methods and style. It would be better to consult the expert. You can go to websites such as www.painteranddecorator.co.ukto find painter and decorator in your area.
5. Buying new furniture and/or any decoration of your room should be at the end of your to-do list. Buy something that can support the mood and atmosphere of the room. For example, you can buy an abstract painting for your minimalist & futuristic office room, but don’t buy a classic elephant souvenir for your modern living room.
Cigar is a tightly rolled bundle of dried and fermented tobacco which is ignited so that its smoke may be drawn into the smoker's mouth. Explorer Christopher Columbus is generally credited with the introduction of smoking to Europe.
In the 19th century, smoking cigars was common, while cigarettes were still comparatively rare. But for the past decades, smoking cigars has become an art more than merely a high society lifestyle.
Just like wine, producing a high quality cigar takes a lot of time. A cigar's outermost leaves, or wrapper, come from the widest part of the plant. The process is quite long, starting from curing, a process of heating and shading the tobacco, fermenting process to make the leaf die slowly and gracefully. This is where the flavor, burning, and aroma characteristics are primarily brought out in the leaf. Once the leaves have aged properly, they are sorted for use as filler or wrapper, based on their appearance and overall quality. And quality cigars are still hand-made.
Cigars are composed of three types of tobacco leaves, whose variations determine smoking and flavor characteristics, they are: wrappers, fillers, and binders.
Smoking a cigar itself is another different art. It’s more like a ritual. The first step in smoking a cigar to smoke is to "open" the cap to create a little air hole. It is recommended to use wooden matches or a regular disposable lighter, while paper matches or a lighter that uses liquid fuel will contaminate the flavor of the cigar. You do not inhale the smoke into your lungs like a cigarette. You pull it into your mouth to taste it and then blow the smoke out of your mouth.
This book is for those who has interest for tattoo art. Tattoo artists, or anyone who desires to have tattoos. Japan has been known for it's amazing tattoo design for centuries. You will find them in this book.
American photographer Sandi Fellman used a rare large size Polaroid camera to create these photos of Irezumi Japanese men and women who wear elaborate full-body tattoos. Fellman treats the tattoos as artworks and their creators as artists. Her text touches on the tattooing process, common motifs, the sociology of the tattoo, and relationships between the tattoo masters and their clients. Author D.M. Thomas has contributed two pages of his reactions to these unusual and even disturbing images. The 46 color plates in this volume, most of them whole body nudes, should prove provocative, fascinating, or repellant to a wide variety of library patrons. Kathryn W. Finkelstein, M.L.S., Cincinnati
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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* Paperback: 112 pages
* Publisher: Abbeville Press (February 1988)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0896597989
* ISBN-13: 978-0896597983
* Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.8 x 0.4 inches
Great Art, but subpar writting, January 22, 2008
By J. W. Mullins (Germany)
This book is worth the price for the pictures alone. Which is good because the writing is extremely sub par, with misinformation and just wrong information. The art is wonderful but the writing is so bad that you are probably better of not even reading it.