Storage – Everything In It’s Place

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elite-workshopWhat do you do with all the objects that you’ve got in your house? Perhaps the store? Would be the term that ensures complete security and safety for all your items held in the home, office, industry, park, bank, and almost every other place. It isn’t that storage is done only to secure objects from damage and loss but it is one of the major organizing tools. People store items for themselves so that they can collect them with no problem. In everyday life, there are many perishable or non-perishable goods ought to be stored. The storage solution may well be for the conservation process or simply to have the objects organized and safe. It is human behavior to relate a certain object with a definite storage facility assigned to that object.

Home is a great choice to start out developing storage solutions. Storage furniture includes the following: cabinet, bookcase, chest, desk, sideboard, cupboard and wardrobe. They serve the purpose of keeping books, stationary as well as other objects. Remember that the hoarding can be a form of storage abuse. A refrigerator should be used at home for food storage facilities specifically for perishable goods, and the garage is commonly used to keep your vehicle sheltered. Shed storage constitutes one of the essential part in any house. There has to be many things that are not used (can be used in future) yet they can’t be dumped. Shed is that element of the home that stores these things that should not be placed in other rooms. Old furniture, cartons and boxes usually are kept in your garden shed. Closet storage is often a unique storage place that’s not completely hidden. It’s a place in between the furniture and the room that is also employed for storage purpose. When you store objects, be sure that they’re placed in order to appear decorative.

You must have run into the storage facilities which are provided around the train stations, theatres, schools, swimming pools and libraries. These are often known as public storage facilities. They are designed for store clothing, bags, suitcase along with other items. Left-luggage, clock-room and locker-room are some of the common public storage venues. If you’re opting for the general public storage facilities, you may have to pay. Sometimes, they are offered without charge.

Storage is the method that is prevalent in mass level too. There is large storage buildings like cold storage and granary. They are some of the huge storage units meant for grains, vegetables, fruits and lots of other things. These storage facilities are meant for business purpose, or the federal government supplies them in the public interest. During off seasons vegetable and fruits are made available to you through the stores.

You must have fancied keeping wine at your home and place it as an extravagance. For that, proper wine storage facility is essential. Wine storage is important since it preserves aroma, taste and shade of your wine. Wine storage furniture can add style and luxury to your home. Even if you’re an occasional wine drinker; wine storage furniture can be placed much like any other furniture. It is possible to go with a wine storage system on the market depending on your financial budget and choice. The structure of your dwelling and temperature (at home) are some important factors which can influence your purchase of the wine storage units. Storage solution will enable you to preserve and decorate your home at the same time. However, ensure that all of the storage facilities are very well secured against damaging elements like weather, rodents and insects.

23 Hacks For Your Tiny Bedroom

1. Hang your lamp.

That way you can either skip the bedside table or keep your table space free. From here.

2. Get a console table for your bed that doubles as a shelf and a desk.

It’s also perfect for those days when you just want to eat breakfast in bed. IKEA sells one for $129.

3. Hang towels and things on the back of your door.

Here’s a project using PVC pipe.

4. Disguise your desk as a bedside table.

Maybe not for the serious gamer. From here.

5. Or, instead of a footboard, use your desk.

So you have more space for your bigger computer. From here.

6. Prop up your bed on risers.

Not really a “hack,” but hey, sometimes you just need the extra storage space. You can buy these here.

7. Or go for a high bed with tons of drawers.

Like this Ikea Hack.

8. Go the super-cheap route with an air mattress and milk crates.

There is no shame in that, especially for students. Instructions here.

9. Make a low-profile hanging hamper.

Your dirty underthings don’t have to go on the floor. DIY here.

10. Tuck your bed into an alcove.

This one has extra storage thanks to a bookshelf. From here.

11. Make one wall a focal point with removable wallpaper.

Like here.

12. Suspended tables can create an illusion of space.

For the minimalist in you. DIY here.

13. Desks and dressers can also float.

It all depends on what you need. Build this here.

14. Hide a shelf behind your bed.

Or stick your bed in front of your built-ins. The lost shelves can be long-term storage. Whatever works for your space. From here.

15. Turn old drawers into stackable shelves.

Not everyone gets a built-in…
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16. You can skip the headboard in favor of a few inches of more floorspace.

Lots of inspiration here.

17. Or build a cushy headboard that hangs on the wall.

Bring your staple gun. But this is easier than DIY tufts! From here.

18. If you don’t have a closet, offset your bed from the wall and create a closet behind it.

You can do this with the Pax system from IKEA.

19. Use every corner of space.

You can hang stuff on this rod.

20. Shelves count too.

They don’t have to be invasive, and they can hold anything from books to knickknacks. Tutorial here.

21. More corner tricks: Hang some hangers.

You can turn your prom dress into decoration, while saving closet space. Instructions here.

22. Cover your windows with frosty film.

For privacy that doesn’t block light. Especially useful if you have a blah view. Learn more about how to use it here.

23. Looking for color? Use paper instead.

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17 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know About Apple

WARNING: Do NOT smoke near your MacBook.

1. Apple iPad’s retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung.

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2. Some fake Apple stores in China are so realistic, even employees are convinced.

Many of China’s notorious counterfeit Apple stores are obvious fakes, but one store in Kunming employed workers who had no idea they weren’t really working for the Cupertino corporation.

3. Smoking near Apple computers voids the warranty.

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Be careful with your cigarette: Apple has refused to repair the computers of consumers that were found to have tar residue from cigs, declaring it a “biohazard” to its employees.

4. Apple sold 411,000 iPhones per day in 2013.

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5. Apple owns the patent for the “slide to unlock” feature.

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Apple is currently suing Samsung, claiming patent infringement, over this. A judge has already overturned Apple’s patent claims to “slide to unlock” in Germany.

6. The iPod’s code name was Dulcimer. The iPhone’s was “M68.”

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7. Apple once had more operating cash in the bank than the U.S. Treasury.

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In 2011, Apple Inc. boasted cash reserves of $75.88 billion, while Washington had an operating balance of $73.77 billion.

8. Jonathan Ive has worn the same T-shirt in every Apple product intro video since 2000.

Jonathan Ive has worn the same T-shirt in every Apple product intro video since 2000.

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They come in lovely dad-shades of earth tones and they’re made by a company called G-Star.

9. The original Apple 1 computer sold for $666.66.

The original Apple 1 computer sold for $666.66.

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Steve Wozniak claims he chose the price not for any, uh, religious significance, but because “it was just an easier way to type.”

10. Employees at Apple headquarters in Cupertino earn an average of US $125,000 a year.

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$$$$! Apple employees in the Cupertino area earned a total of $2 billion in 2012.

11. The very first image shown on the Macintosh was of Disney character Scrooge McDuck.

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“An image of Scrooge McDuck sitting on top of a huge pile of money bags, blithely playing his fiddle, with a big grin on his beak,” to be exact.

12. Steve Jobs eliminated all corporate charity programs in 1997.

Steve Jobs eliminated all corporate charity programs in 1997.

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Shortly before Jobs passed away, New York Times writer Andrew Ross Sorkin called attention to the fact that there was “no public record of Mr. Jobs giving money to charity,” though Sorkin acknowledged Jobs may have donated anonymously over the years. U2 singer Bono fought back in a letter to the editor, praising Jobs’ work with Project RED.

13. Everything you say to Siri is sent to Apple, analyzed, and stored for up to two years.

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14. Apple’s iPhone has higher sales than everything Microsoft has to offer.

Apple's iPhone has higher sales than everything Microsoft has to offer.

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“In the quarter ended March 31, 2012, iPhone had sales of $22.7 billion; Microsoft Corporation, $17.4 billion.”

15. Carl Sagan sued Apple for defamation, but lost.

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In 1994, Apple engineers developed a Power MacIntosh computer code named “Carl Sagan.” The name was only used internally, but Sagan was unhappy, stating that his endorsement is not for sale. The engineers on the project changed the code name to “BHA,” which meant, according the them, “Butt-Head Astronomer.” Sagan took his case to the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, but was not successful.

16. Apple’s original logo featured Isaac Newton:

Apple's original logo featured Isaac Newton:

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17. Steve Wozniak sold 80,000 of his own Apple shares for cheap prices to employees who otherwise wouldn’t have gotten any after the IPO.

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From Robert X. Cringely’s Accidental Empires: “In many ways, Woz was … Apple’s conscience. When the company was up and running, and it became evident that some early employees had been treated more fairly than others in the distribution of stock, it was Wozniak who played the peacemaker, selling cheaply 80,000 of his own Apple shares to employees who felt cheated and even to those who just wanted to make money at Woz’s expense.”

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29 Places That Prove Budapest Is The Most Stunning City In Europe

1. Halászbástya (Fisherman’s Bastion)

One of several landmarks that were built in the late 1800s to celebrate the 1000-year anniversary of the founding of Hungary, the Fisherman’s Bastion is made up of 7 towers, representing the 7 Magyar tribes that founded the nation. Sitting atop Castle Hill, the Bastion provides some of the most spectacular views of the Danube and city.

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2. Az Országház (House of the Nation)

The House of the Nation, or Hungarian Parliament building, is the third largest parliament building in the world. Finished in 1902 after nearly 20 years of construction, it was built almost exclusively with Hungarian materials and contains 691 rooms. It also houses the Hungarian Crown Jewels.

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3. Szent István Bazilika (St. Stephen’s Basilica)

The largest church in Budapest, St. Stephen’s Basilica was built over the course of 50 years in the 1800s. Originally the design of architect József Hild, it’s construction was mostly overseen by the renowned Miklós Ybl, one of the leading architects of the time who also designed the Budapest Opera House. At 96 meters high, its center dome is as tall as that of the Hungarian Parliament.

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4. Dohány Utcai Zsinagóga (Dohány Street Synagogue)

The Dohány Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe and second largest synagogue in the world. Constructed in the 1850s, it’s style has influenced that of later synagogues, most notably New York City’s Central Synagogue.

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5. Mátyás-templom (Matthias Church)

Over 700 years old, Mátyás-templom was the site of the coronation of Franz Joseph I of Austria and his wife Elizabeth, which marked the establishment of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1867. Its roof is tiled in ceramics from the renowned Zsolnay factory of Hungary.

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6. Budavári Palota (Buda Castle)

Also known as the Royal Palace, Buda Castle sits atop Castle Hill on the Buda side of the city. The site of lavish ceremonies during the Austro-Hungarian Empire, it is now home to the Budapest History Museum, the Hungarian National Gallery, and the National Széchényi Library.

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7. Iparművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Applied Arts)

Established in 1872, the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts is the third of its kind in Europe. In addition to its extensive collections of works largely originating from the Hungarian National Museum and purchased through world fairs, it has an entire treasury of objects once owned by one of Hungary’s wealthiest aristocratic families, the Esterházys. Its roof, like that of the Matthias Church, is made of Zsolnay tiles.

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8. Széchenyi Fürdő (Széchenyi Bath & Spa)

The Széchenyi Bath & Spa is the largest medicinal bath, and one of the largest public baths, in Europe. 15 of its 18 pools contain spring-fed water.

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9. Széchenyi Lánchíd (Széchenyi Chain Bridge)

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in Europe, and the first permanent bridge to connect the Buda and Pest sides of Budapest, when it was built in the mid-1800s. Today, it is widely regarded as the most beautiful bridge in the city. Rumor has it that its two guardian lions have no tongues— they do, you just can’t see them from the ground.

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10. Vajdahunyad vára (Vajdahunyad Castle)

Located in Budapest’s City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle hosts various festivals and events throughout the year, as well as the exhibitions of the Hungarian Agricultural Museum. During the summer and fall, residents and tourists can boat leisurely on the lake, while in winter it becomes an ice skating rink.

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11. Hősök Tere (Heroes Square)

Located at the end of Budapest’s main shopping street, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes Square is a Unesco World Heritage site. Home to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of Art, its most prominent feature is the Millenium Memorial, built in 1900 to commemorate the 1000-year anniversary of the arrival of the Magyar tribes to the region that is now Hungary.

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12. Párizsi Udvar (Parisian Arcade)

Built in the early 20th Century, the Parisian Arcade was once an ornate and lavish shopping center. Modeled after the Passage des Panoramas in Paris, the Arcade was built in myriad styles, including Gothic, Renaissance, and Art Nouveau, and is now a largely empty, but nevertheless stunning, work of architecture in Budapest. It was also the filming location for part of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.

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13. Boscolo Budapest Hotel

Formerly the New York Palace, the Boscolo Budapest’s greatest draw is the New York Café, a traditional coffeehouse of muraled ceilings and gilded columns that was at the forefront of Budapest’s café scene at the turn of the 19th century.

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14. Magyar Állami Operaház (Hungarian State Opera House)

When it first opened in the 1884, the Opera House was such a spectacle that eager crowds overran security guards in order to catch a glimpse of the ornate architecture.

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15. A Cipők a Duna-parton (Shoes on the Danube)

Created by Hungarian sculptor Gyula Pauer and his friend Can Togay in 2005, Shoes on the Danube pays tribute to Hungarian Jews who were killed by the river at the hands of the Arrow Cross Party, one of Hungary’s most notorious fascist organizations, in the 1940s. Because shoes were very valuable at the time, victims were asked to remove theirs before execution. Each sculpted pair is modeled after actual shoes of the time.

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16. Szépművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts)

Dedicated largely to exploring the visual and artistic history of Europe, the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts houses an extensive collection of European, as well as Egyptian, works, including an equestrian sculpture by Leonardo da Vinci. It also features the second largest collection of Spanish artwork outside of Spain.

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17. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

Divided into small apartments under the People’s Republic of Hungary, Gresham Palace was returned to the city in 1990, and contains beautiful art nouveau details, such as stained glass, mosaics, and wrought iron.

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18. Budavári Sikló (Budapest Castle Hill Funicular)

Originally constructed in the late 19th century as a way for workers on Budapest’s Castle Hill to commute, the funicular now offers panoramic views for visitors to the city.

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19. Margitsziget (Margaret Island)

Perched in the middle of the Danube River, Margaret Island has been, at various times in history, home to several churches and cloisters, a harem under the Ottoman Empire, and a resort for royal dignitaries. It was eventually declared a public park in 1908, and features several swimming pools, a Japanese Garden, and an Art Nouveau style water tower.

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20. Gellért Fürdő (Gellért Spa & Bath)

Said to be the most photographed spa in Budapest, the Gellért Spa & Bath features pools, spas, and steam baths, bedecked with Art Nouveau style.

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21. Szabadság Szobor (Liberty Statue)

The Liberty Statue is one of the few remaining relics of the Communist era in Hungary that has not been removed. Sitting atop Budapest’s Gellért Hill, it is a soaring symbol of the city.

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22. Gerbeaud Cukrászda (Café Gerbeaud)

One of the biggest cafés in Hungary, the Gerbaud Café serves delicious coffee, rich chocolate, and delectable treats in lavish rooms of marble and dark-grain wood.

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23. Memento Park

Memento Park is an open air museum devoted to exploring the Communist era, particularly its grand and symbolic sculptures. One of the most popular attractions within the park is the Grandstand and Stalin’s Boots, a 1:1 replica of of the stand where Communist leaders would make appearances and the boots of the Stalin Monument that was torn down during Hungary’s 1956 October Revolution.

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24. Nagytétényi Kastely (Nagytétényi Castle)

A gorgeous example of Hungarian baroque architecture, Nagtétényi Castle is now a part of Budapest’s Museum of Applied Arts, showcasing works of furniture from throughout European history.

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25. Danubius Szökőkút (Danubius Fountain)

Located in Budapest’s Erzsébet Tér (Elizabeth Square), the fountain is a common meeting place.

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10 Fascinating Artisan Crafts

Artisan Craft is the creation of an item made to serve one or more practical functions and be influential as an artistic work. However, some of the entries on this list serve no practical purpose other than artistic merit and aesthetics, but they are all the more welcomed as they borrow from similar skill sets. Some very well-known artisan crafts have been omitted, such as pottery and quilting, as the focus of this list is on the more intriguing and lesser-known crafts.

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Azulejo is a form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tile work. Typically, azulejos can be found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses and even train stations or subway stations. They constitute a major aspect of Portuguese architecture as they are applied on walls, floors and even ceilings. They were not only used as an ornamental art form, but also had a specific functional capacity like temperature control at homes. Many azulejos chronicle major historical and cultural aspects of Portuguese history.

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Lace is an openwork fabric, noticeable for the patterned open holes in the work. The holes can be formed via removal of threads or cloth from previously woven fabric, but more often open spaces are created as part of the lace fabric. The craft of lace-making is ancient, though true lace and widespread use of it did not appear until the late 15th century. A true lace is created when a thread is looped, twisted or braided to other threads independently from a backing fabric. Linen, silk, and even silver and gold threads were used originally while most lace now is made with cotton thread.

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Calligraphy is defined as the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious and skillful manner. Modern calligraphy ranges from functional hand-lettered inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the abstract expression of the handwritten mark may or may not compromise the legibility of the letters. Traditional calligraphy tools include varying types of ink, nib-tipped pens, calligraphic brushes, desk pads and paper weights.


Pyrography, also known as pokerwork or wood burning, is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn-marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker. As photography means “writing with light,” pyrography means “writing with fire” in Greek. It can be practiced using specialized modern pyrography tools, or using a metal implement heated in a fire, or even sunlight concentrated with a magnifying lens. Varying the type of tip used, the temperature, or the way the iron is applied to the material all create different effects. After the design is burned in, wooden objects are often colored. Light-colored hardwoods such as sycamore, basswood, beech and birch are most commonly used.


Clockmaking is the craft of manufacturing a clock; the trade requires fine motor coordination as clockmakers must frequently work on devices with small gears and fine machinery. Originally, clockmakers were master craftsmen who designed and built clocks by hand. Since modern clockmakers are required to repair antique, handmade or one-of-a-kind clocks for which parts are not available, they must have some of the design and fabrication abilities of the original craftsmen. A qualified clockmaker can typically design and make a missing piece for a clock without access to the original component. Clockmakers generally do not work on watches; the skills and tools required are different enough that watchmaking is a separate field, handled by another specialist: the watchmaker.

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Knifemaking is the process of manufacturing a knife by one or any combination of processes: stock removal, forging to shape, welded lamination or investment cast. Typical metals used come from the carbon steel, tool, or stainless steel families. Primitive knives have been made from bronze, copper, brass, iron, obsidian, and flint. Different steels are suited to different applications. There is a trade off between hardness, toughness, edge retention, corrosion resistance, and achievable sharpness between metals.

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Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding in which pieces of paper, usually square in shape and uncut, are folded into objects such as birds and animals. It is an ancient art that dates back to 538 A.D., but has grown over the centuries from a craft used to make decorations for ceremonial occasions to an art form practiced by people of all ages and all nationalities. The best known origami model is probably the Japanese paper crane. The principles of origami are also used in packaging and in engineering structures.


Lapidary is the art of cutting and polishing stone. Lapidary has its roots in prehistory, as early as humans began fashioning tools and weapons from stone. Over time, these techniques were also used for items of personal adornment. Stone carving evolved as an art in many cultures throughout the world. During the 1950s, lapidary became a popular hobby in the United States. Hobbyists enjoyed tumbling, cutting and polishing gemstones and mounting them in prefabricated jewelry settings or in metalwork of their own creation. There are three types of stonework: tumbling, cabochon cutting, and faceting.


Quilling, also known as paper filigree, is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. The name originates from winding the paper around a quill to create a basic coil shape. The paper is glued at the tip and the coiled shapes are arranged to form flowers, leaves, and various ornamental patterns similar to ironwork. During the Renaissance, French and Italian nuns and monks used quilling to decorate book covers and religious items. The paper most commonly used was strips of paper trimmed from the gilded edges of books. These gilded paper strips were then rolled to create the quilled shapes.


Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement, emphasizing other areas of the plant besides the blooms such as the stems and leaves and drawing importance to the employment of minimalism in the art form. Unlike a bouquet, this floral arrangement is not a collection of multicolored blooms. Ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Though ikebana is a creative expression, it has certain rules governing its form. The main rule is that all the elements used in construction must be organic, be they branches, leaves, grasses, or flowers. The artist’s intention behind each arrangement is shown through a piece’s color combinations, natural shapes, graceful lines, and the usually implied meaning of the arrangement. The structure of a Japanese flower arrangement is based on a scalene triangle delineated by three main points, usually twigs, considered in some schools to symbolize heaven, earth, and man and in others sun, moon, love & earth. The container is also a key element of the composition, and various styles of pottery may be used in their construction.

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