Porter chairs
Porter chairs
Porter Chairs

If you love the feeling of being cocooned and protected all the way around, then a porter’s chair might be the one for you. Personally, I find these great for sitting in while reading my favourite murder mystery because nobody could grab my neck to strangle me from behind. I know — too vivid of an imagination.

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If murder is not on your mind but protection from chilly drafts is, then we’re still on the right track. Porter’s chairs date back to medieval England and 16th-century France, where they were used near the front door of great halls and castles for use by a gatekeeper servant. They didn’t have doorbells in those days, but they did have servants, and one of their biggest, burliest servants, a porter, would sit in one of these chairs all day waiting to answer the door, greet visitors and turn away the riffraff. …


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The kitchen is the major part of the work area and also a social center of family and focal point around which several activities revolve. A kitchen will continue to be a housewife’s battlefield as well as a studio where she creates delightful nourishing meals for the family.

The kitchen being the prominent room of a home, with varied work centers and with the kitchen sink catering to the needs of the homemaker while performing the other activities of the kitchen. …


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Max Guther

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Saura paintings almost always become a victim of mistaken identity. The reason being that the-less-promoted Saura with origins in Orissa and the-very-popular Warli from Maharashtra seem separated at birth.

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The common factor between the two begins and ends with them both being tribal pictographs and thus having similar elements expressed in a similar idiom, which in this case is stick figures. That apart, there are subtle differences that distinguish a Warli from a Saura; and once pointed out in this article , there’s a lean chance of not being able to make a distinction between the two.

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The Sauras are considered amongst the oldest tribes in India. They have features resembling the pre-Dravidian tribes, and largely inhabit the currently-strife-torn tribal zone of Orissa, particularly Koraput, Gajapati, Nabrangpur and Rayagada districts. In addition, sizeable numbers are also settled in Chattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand and Assam.Today Around 99.9% of this tribe has converted to Christianity. Some youngsters from this tribe are there, well-educated, feel bad for not having been told about their rich culture. …


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Painting in India is many things: an ancient legacy nurtured by generations of creators; a layered art form that developed through centuries of trial-and-error; and a priceless reflection of our shared histories and syncretic pasts. It’s hard to imagine any one word or phrase that would do justice to the scale and scope of Indian paintings but the word most commonly used seems particularly reductive. …


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collage of corbels

When Designing and decorating, designers add decorative features that mimic architectural supports from older houses. One feature is a corbel, which is usually a triangle shaped piece of metal or wood designed to assist in holding up a beam or part of a wall.

As an architectural device, corbels have a long history. The word “corbel” derives from the Latin word for raven and from the French word “Corbeau”, or crow, in reference to the corbel’s resemblance to a raven’s or crow’s beak. Early uses of corbels date back to Neolithic times, and is common in Medieval, classical, gothic, Chinese and Hindu architecture. Traditionally, corbels were often elaborately carved and decorated. The term ‘corbel’ refers to an architectural member that projects out from a wall and acts as a type of bracket to carry weight, such as that imposed by a balcony above. Corbels are built into walls to a depth that allows the pressure on the embedded portion to counteract the load on the exposed portion. …


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Imagine that you built a table. Maybe it came out a little bit crooked. Probably your wife or your neighbor would see it for what it is, you know, probably a shoddy piece of workmanship. But to you, that table might seem really great because you’re the one who created it. It is the fruit of your labor, and that is really the idea behind the ‘IKEA effect.’

Tests have shown that the actual act of putting something together (even though there may be sweat, swearing and tears involved) so that it becomes a complete object generates a much more favourable perception of that object than it would purchasing it in a completed form. …


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The internet has given rise to a diverse means of marketing strategies since the dot.com boom back in 2000.

To say we’re in the digital age by now is somewhat redundant. We all know our daily commutes, our workplaces, even our jobs themselves are changing. And it all has to do with the rise of technology.

Every industry must either adapt to these trends. Or get left behind.

With the help of drip marketing tactics, businesses can ensure their internet presence stay strong. And, by doing so, can rise above the fray.

But what is this type marketing, exactly? And how can it help garner more leads? …


(The New Neutral)

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Indigo : A Striking statement colour associated with wisdom and honesty which enhances your environment . Like the dreamy ocean landscapes hidden from everyone but deep sea divers, this colour gives us a sense of tranquillity and stability which is very restful.It is the colour of the mind, affecting us mentally. Intense, dark blues stimulate clear thought.

While a true blue communicates with others, indigo leans towards the self. It represents inner contemplation and self-reflection, a colour for quiet contemplation.

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Haneen

As a paint colour, I feel indigo adds a surprising, elegant strength. Indigo amazes us. It instils a sense of wonder, even in adults. Indigo, is a blue dye that has captured the human imagination for thousands of years. …


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“The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.” The Scarecrow from The Wizard of Oz got it right, but has your kitchen? When you spend a good deal of time in the kitchen, you know what it’s like when the room functions well and what it’s like when it doesn’t.

I live in a moderately sized house with a moderately sized kitchen. My kitchen has a nearly four big size windows 4ft x 5ft which provides a beautiful view to my lovely garden .In fact every morning when preparing tea for me and my husband I usually stand by the window and watch outside by the time the water simmers on the cooktop .I hear the chirping of birds feel the air flow by me and at times see Peacocks wandering around in my garden .The …

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