8/14/2018

Do you like minimalist design style?



The term "minimalism" first appeared in the mid-60s of the last century and was mainly used to describe the sculptures of the artists Robert Morris and Donald Judd. Since then, the meaning of this word widened so that it is now used in various areas - from fashion and music to design and architecture. Minimalism in design is becoming more and more popular. Unlike other trends where stringent rules are imposed, minimalist style comes with an emphasis on diversity. The basic principles of this style are sharp lines, solid surfaces, low furnishings and pastel shades. The main idea in minimalist design is the use of simple and natural shapes. This principle is a base of Oriental style in design, especially that of the classic Japanese, which has become the basis for minimalism. Famous designers who were the founders of minimalism were members of the Style Art group, founded in 1917.

Do you like minimalist design style?
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Minimalism in interior design means spacious rooms, living rooms with minimal furniture and details. The main element of this style is attention to shape, color, and texture. Planning does not mean sharing in rooms, all like a big living room: furniture, cloth or glass partitions play the role of separators. The focus is on geometric shapes, sharp or not, and on asymmetry. Form prevails over purpose. The furniture should be fluid in shape and be upholstered with neutral leather, and the low coffee tables can be of full glass. The glossy surfaces and straight lines look amazing in such a living room. The details should be made of stainless steel or chrome and the number of accessories should be minimal. The floor should be made of slightly washable materials - wood, linoleum or sandstone. It is necessary to provide sufficient space to keep all things.

About the color, I have to say that white is the main color for this style. White should form the base for walls, floors, and furniture. As an alternative, you can choose neutral colors such as beige, gray, light green. The base must be a neutral color for the base to be able to achieve different accents with any other color, alive, but only with one. The red color is traditional, it is the most popular choice for highlighting details on a white background, although this is a matter of taste and you can choose any color you want. Very often people hang a painting or some big details on the walls. Large windows, which usually do not have curtains or curtains, create a luminous effect and are as close as possible to a living room or office.

Do you like minimalist design style?
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Minimalism is popular because this style is very easy to adapt. Minimalism is a lifestyle that is distinguished by the desire for perfect order and organization, it is especially popular among business people and creative people who value the combination of simplicity, refinement, beauty, and utility. Minimalism allows self-expression without the use of screaming or unusual furniture. A coffee table in an office that looks extremely simple like the ones in the picture shows a lot of refinement and good taste. If you like simplicity but also lack of strictness in design, minimalism is what you need!


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8/11/2018

You do not have to be rich to travel around the world

You do not have to be rich to travel around the world
Bern, Switzerland

One of my great passions is to travel, but everyone agrees that I have a costly hobby. I often want to be able to go with a colleague or a friend, but I always hear the same thing: I have no money for this, I'd like to, but ... I can't afford it. Then I feel quite unpleasant because I didn't find any treasure in my garden, I am not rich either, and yet I manage to travel year after year. Naturally, there are some things that I do so that I can get the necessary money.

You do not have to be rich to travel around the world
street gardens in Shanghai, China

You do not have to be rich to travel around the world

I set my priorities first, and after paying my taxes and putting aside the money for food and other living necessities, the next I save money for trips. What do I do to reach my goal:

You do not have to be rich to travel around the world
Dresden, Germany; Royal Palace

- Firstly, I do not buy something I do not need. I've often heard people who go shopping and get something that they do not use afterwards, and that's how some money is lost uselessly.
- Secondly, I'm not interested in buying expansive clothes, made by exclusivist brands, I am not strictly following the latest fashion, I don't want to use the latest phones or tablets. I do not feel anything in front of a plastic device with dozens of functions, a touchscreen and with a huge price. I want to have a good smartphone, but not necessarily the best or the most expensive.

You do not have to be rich to travel around the world
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany

So you do not have to be rich to travel, you just need to know where to save money from, and you do not need very much money for the first time. You can start with cheap travels, that means visiting Cuba, Greece, Turkey, North-African countries. Then, travelling by a travel agency may be cheaper than travelling by yourself. Or if you like to be free, to have your own program, then choose low-cost transport companies. Once you have arrived in the desired country, you can do the hitchhiking, in many countries the occasional drivers do not get the money for that.
Inform yourself about cheap restaurants or even try to buy food from local supermarkets, but in this way, you won't have the chance to taste the local food.

You do not have to be rich to travel around the world
pavilion in the Sans Souci palace area. Potsdam, Germany

If you are young, you can choose to join an au-pair program, or work during the summer as a bartender, waiter, swimming instructor, or work at a casino or on a cruise ship. This way you can combine work and pleasure to travel and see new places. Also, if you have a passion for photography, take advantage of it and take pictures of tourists, at a cost. As a student, sign up for Erasmus programs and you will be paid to see another country, so to speak :)

You do not have to be rich to travel around the world
Valencia, Spain, the City of Arts and Sciences

As you can see, you do not have to be rich to travel the world. I'm sure that there are many other ways to get money for travels without being necessarily rich.

all these pictures belong to my personal collection.


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2/18/2018

Fashion styles - the princess and empire dress



Fashion styles - the princess and empire dress

The princess dress - or the A-shaped dress is the type of dress suitable for ladies with their hips wider or with a thicker waist, and a version of it is very good for plus size ladies. This dress is a classic that should not be missing from any dressing room. It is the type with underlined waist, either in its place, or under the breast, but with the rest of the wavy dress hiding imperfections of the belly or hips. For the plus size women, the dress or coat version is the best, without emphasizing the bust, only with a platter from which the skirt starts. It is not very wide, it can prove to be a perfect, elegant choice that surprisingly hides the imperfection of the body. The A dress is versatile and adaptable; the neckline may disappear under a high and slightly tapering collar, the sleeves may be missing or may be long, the bottom may be straight or pleated, flared or collapsed.

Fashion styles - the princess and empire dressThe version called the princess dress is very elegant and definitely suits a dress: the dress should follow the classical line and the skirt may be rich, long and large, suggesting the letter A shape. Thus, the elongation, slimming effect, if you like, is even more pronounced. The princess dress fits almost all body shapes, adapts well on any kind of material, changes easily from a simple all day dress in a stylish dress with lace, beads, sequins, bows, can make your body look taller or shorter, depends on the length of the dress. It is the kind that can hide many flaws and highlights what we want. The night, long version of the princess dress is the ball or prom dress.

The empire dress, unlike the princess dress, with which it resembles a lot, has the waist immediately under the bust, always well marked. The rest of the dress goes down to the ankle, or to what length the owner desires. Usually, the neckline is square, but can also be elongated, V-shaped, classic, and asymmetric, or to a one-shoulder dress. Just like the A-shaped dress, this pattern is very easy to fit into different silhouettes. But the empire dress best suits elongated silhouettes, with fine shapes and curves that are barely guessed, especially those women with a small or medium bust, because this type of dress highlights the breast.

Fashion styles - the princess and empire dressIf the wearer has a generous bust, with a square neckline, the effect will be the optical reduction of the prominent bust. Also, women with hips too low or legs in X-arched, thick legs, or wide waist, can wear this type of dress that hides any flaw from the waist down. Last but not least is the type of dress that is ideal for pregnant women. The sleeves can be long, bell-shaped, straight, or they can completely miss in a summer dress or a special occasion. The materials in which such a dress should be tailored are light to medium, which fall nicely into folds: chiffon, lace, silk, satin, velvet, veil. The waist may be marked by a wide belt, a bow, a few thin bands, rhinestone applications, or a simple lace strip if the dress is of a different material but of the same thickness.

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