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Title – If we build it they will come

Title – If we build it they will come

Buildings and structures across the world bring joy and Happiness to many as they provide the literal framework for people to really let themselves go. Let’s explore some of the best and perhaps most unusual…

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10 Unknown Dangers of Pests

10 Unknown Dangers of Pests

If you’ve ever talked to your pest control in Tucson, then you’ve likely heard about how dangerous pests can be to your home or business. But, what exactly are those dangers and do they matter? Yes, they do matter, and here are 10 of the most dangerous things that pests can do to humans.

  1. They can spread disease. This is probably the thing that many of us have heard again and again, and because of that, it’s not really “unknown.” However, it’s still important to note that pests can cause all sorts of diseases to get from place to place over time.
  2. Pests can cause food poisoning. Some pests will get into different foods that you eat and can leave bacteria and pathogens which will, in the end, cause you to have some sort of food poisoning that you’re going to have to deal with as time goes on.
  3. They can damage equipment in your kitchen or business. Some of the larger pests that you will have to deal with can get into your kitchen in your home and/or business and they can eat it up and tear it apart if they aren’t stopped from doing any or all of the damage that they are trying to do.
  4. They can cause you to have rashes or allergic reactions. Wasps, hornets, mosquitoes, fleas, and other various types of pests can cause you a lot of pain and frustration and, in the end, you can end up having rashes and allergic reactions which will make life a lot more uncomfortable for everyone involved.
  5. Your home can lose its balance and stability. If you have termites or other pests that eat away at the wood or foundation of your home, it could cause damage that is incredibly expensive to repair, especially if you don’t do it in a timely fashion.
  6. Your clothing could be at risk. Moths eat away at various types of fabric, so you want to make sure that you get rid of them promptly.
  7. Certain pests can be deadly. Some pests are venomous, while others can be deadly due to how they hurt you and/or other people.
  8. Pests that invade your home or yard could end up driving you out. In the worst cases, the damages caused are irreversible or they just invade so badly that you can’t drive them out without harming your property.
  9. They can be dangerous to children. Even if you’re not necessarily allergic to or bothered by a certain type of pest, a child that has access to them or that gets bitten by them could be in a lot more danger than an adult who had the same thing happen.
  10. Pests aren’t always able to be seen. This may seem odd on this list, but the scariest thing is that you can’t always see the pests that you’re fighting off, so keep that in mind because that makes them incredibly dangerous to try and deal with as well.
The Future London’s Skyline

The Future London’s Skyline

The central London skyline is in the midst of a dramatic transformation right now. The Gherkin kicked it all off; the Shard is the latest addition, but there are many more currently in the works. Once some of the biggest names in architecture have finished all the buildings they’ve started working on, this is what it’ll look like. Beautiful, ain’t it? [Read more…]

No Regrets with Clayton Homes

No Regrets with Clayton Homes

Clayton Homes wants you to start off 2015 with no regrets and in a quality new home. Clayton Homes introduces their Avoid Refund Regret program. Under this program, Clayton Homes Offers Homebuyers up to $7,500* This Tax Season.   This is the perfect program for those who have been wanting a new home, but need a boost and with your tax refund and Clayton Homes, you’ve got that boost. Here’s how it works. Clayton homes will give you $2500 per section up to $7500, on a new Clayton home. That money can be used on your new homes down payment, towards the closing costs or for an Overstock.com gift card to help furnish your new home. These grand incentives, paired with your tax refund, can get you into a beautiful new Clayton Home. Clayton Homes is an award winning home builder and the largest in the USA. You know, when it’s a Clayton Home, that you are getting quality, experience and no regrets. You can buy with confidence and from now until March 31, with incentives too. Use your tax refund towards an investment that you will have no regrets from. To see the fabulous homes offered by Clayton Homes, visit ClaytonHomes.com. To see details and answer questions about the Avoid Refund Regret program, visit refundregret.com.

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Clayton Homes Offers Homebuyers up to $7,500* This Tax Season

This post was sponsored, but opinions are my own

Ultimate Pirate Ship Bedroom

Ultimate Pirate Ship Bedroom

Designer Steve Kuhl fulfills every boy’s fantasy with this insanely cool pirate ship bedroom. The six-year-old occupant from Minnesota chose between a space ship, race car, castle, and pirate ship. Most of us would probably agree, he made an excellent decision.The main feature of the room is the incredible floating pirate ship. Kuhl used 2×12 ribs to construct the hull of the ship, covering them with layers of 1/2 inch plywood to act as the planking. A bomb-proof blend of plaster and epoxy with integrated coloring was used simulate an old ship’s hull.

Cool Container Guest House

Cool Container Guest House

Poteet Architects is a 12-year-old firm based in San Antonio, Texas. Jim Poteet opened the office with the hope that the firm could further the sustainable revitalization of downtown San Antonio. Poteet Architects’ success in this endeavor has brought the firm national recognition and acclaim. The firm’s portfolio of completed work includes residential, commercial and institutional projects, but is perhaps best known for the sensitive adaptive reuse of existing buildings and a fresh, rigorous approach to modern interior design.

Jim Poteet graduated from Yale University and received his Master of Architecture from the University of Texas where the faculty awarded him the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. He interned in Philadelphia with Kieran, Timberlake and Harris, and returned to San Antonio where he joined the Alamo Architects. Jim established Poteet Architects in 1998.

Incredible China’s Box Museum

Incredible China’s Box Museum

The Guangdong Museum is one of four major cultural landmark buildings for the new financial hub in Zhujiang Xincheng (Pearl River New Town) of Guangzhou. The five-story 721,000 sq ft (67,000 sq m) museum is not only designed to house a great variety of fascinating objects of treasure, it is also a treasured object of great fascination itself.The deliberate arrangement by Hong Kong-based firm Rocco Design Architects not only reinforces the clarity and coherence of the treasure box concept, it allows flexibility in planning and operation of all the exhibition spaces. Each of the main exhibition halls is punctured with random spaces that are filled with natural light. They also offer visitors well-balanced resting spaces.

Abandoned Buildings of Russian Anti-Missile Defence System

Abandoned Buildings of Russian Anti-Missile Defence System

During the Cold War, Soviet Russia has been involved in number of different projects in order to boost their military and industrial power.As the fear of the nuclear attacks has risen with the rapid development of missiles and other weapons, during the Cold War, Russia had to try to build some kind of deffence against such threats from West.One of such projects was this weird complex of sphere-like buildings which reminds me little bit on those buildings which are today used in American ECHELON project.A few of those buildings were built to be a part of an expensive anti-missile system but the project has never been finished and has never been used.Here you can see some detail photos of those buildings, especially the interior where you can see the remains of different tools and equipment abandoned there. It looks like that people have escaped from this place and left everything there without taking anything with them.

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Abandoned Krapivinskaya Power Plant in Russia is Waiting for Reconstruction

Abandoned Krapivinskaya Power Plant in Russia is Waiting for Reconstruction

There is a plenty of abandoned object which can be found in Russia and other former Soviet republics. There is a lot of different projects whose construction has begun but never finished due to lack of financial or some other kind of support.The construction of the most of such objects, which are useless and needles today, has begun during the Cold War era when Soviets were trying to follow the fast military and industrial development of the Western World.Krapivinskaya hydro power plant construction started in 1975. The Russian authorities have decided to abandon this project and to stop further construction of this power plant in 1989 because of the lack of money needed for finishing the construction.Here you can see some interesting and little bit sad photos of this abandoned complex whose destiny is still uncertain.

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