That Million Dollar Curb Appeal for the DIY-er

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This article is originally posted at smoothair.ca. If you want to read full article, visit http://www.smoothair.ca/home/million-dollar-curb-appeal-diy-er/ April showers bring May flowers…or so they once said! Hopefully that English proverb holds true for us here in the Pacific North West this spring. While it has been dreary outside, long days and warmer weather await! But what to do with your front yard once the weather turns? Right now it is useless. It looks tired. It looks old. The neighbours think the house is abandoned (not actually but you get the point). This spring you are going to make your yard scream… Read more >

The Best At Home Espresso Machine

best at home espresso machine

This is article is originally post at MyEspressoShop.com. So you’re finally ready to upgrade to a professional-grade espresso machine? Congratulations! We know it’s a big step, so we’re here to help you along the way. Buying a high-end espresso machine is one of the best investments (if not the best investment) a coffee lover can make. Not only will it allow you to be able to enjoy real authentic espresso, cappuccinos, and ‘velvety’ lattes in your own home or office, but it will also allow you to save money in the process (win-win!). We feel it’s important to emphasis this point again: With a… Read more >

Empire State Building Giant Fashion Show

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The Empire State Building is turning into a giant billboard on Wednesday, with massive projections of fashion images that will put Times Square’s posters to shame. Prior light shows on the Empire State Building featured giant animals and artwork from the Whitney, but this year’s will be like having a front-row seat at New York Fashion Week. Spanning 42 floors of the building (that’s nine more floors than it covered in 2015) and rising 500 feet high, the show will feature iconic fashion images of everyone from Audrey Hepburn to Kate Moss, including iconic works by the likes of Andy Warhol. The light show is in celebration… Read more >

3D Modeling in Fashion: Here, Now, and the Future

3D modeling in fashion

Contrary to popular belief, the fashion industry isn’t all glitz and glamour. It’s fast-paced and very competitive. If you don’t keep up, you are at risk of getting left behind. This is why the biggest names in fashion are always on the lookout for what’s hip and happening. Fashion capitals of the world are brimming with high-end brands. Cities like Paris, New York, and Milan have influencers and designers alike that are looking out for The Next Big Thing. The result? Each fashion house keeps their eyes on the lookout for whatever their competitors are doing. Although every region and… Read more >

How To Make Espresso at Home

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If you’re familiar with espresso and have fallen in love with it (like us!), then you know that sometimes it feels like it would be impossible to replicate it in your own kitchen. But how can you get started making your own espresso with or without your mahlkonig ek43 or a rocket espresso? We will get you pointed in the right direction, so you can start pulling delicious shots in no time! First fill the reservoir of your espresso machine up (or connect your water line if the machine is plumbed!). And we know we’ve said this before, but please… Read more >

The Making of Final Fantasy 12

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Controversy trails behind the Final Fantasy series with each new release. From cries of betrayal when Final Fantasy 7 jumped ship to PlayStation to frustration over the story changes Final Fantasy 15 underwent during its tortuous 10-year development process, there’s simply no such thing as an easy birth when it comes to Square Enix’s biggest franchise. Final Fantasy 12, the 2006 PlayStation release whose overhauled high-definition remake The Zodiac Age launches July 11, may well have been the most tortuous release of all. Arriving years late and abandoning numerous established series traditions in favor of a radically overhauled play style, FF12 immediately inspired ardent enthusiasm and passionate hatred… Read more >