Interior Ideas – My Rumah http://myrumah.net/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 20:43:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://myrumah.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Interior Ideas – My Rumah http://myrumah.net/ 32 32 What is a passive house ? Principles and design https://myrumah.net/what-is-a-passive-house-principles-and-design/ Thu, 30 Jun 2022 20:05:35 +0000 https://myrumah.net/what-is-a-passive-house-principles-and-design/ The Passive House (or Passivhaus) is a design and construction concept defined by energy efficiency, comfort and affordability. This is the strictest energy efficiency standard for buildings worldwide. Since heating and cooling comes from passive sources such as the sun or from internal sources such as people and appliances, and not entirely by mechanical means, […]]]>

The Passive House (or Passivhaus) is a design and construction concept defined by energy efficiency, comfort and affordability. This is the strictest energy efficiency standard for buildings worldwide.

Since heating and cooling comes from passive sources such as the sun or from internal sources such as people and appliances, and not entirely by mechanical means, the energy required for active heating and cooling sources (such as as furnaces and air conditioners) can be significantly reduced. This means that carbon emissions from passive houses are close to zero.

This article explains the main characteristics of the passive house concept.

Background

The Germany-based company Passivhaus Institute (PHI) was co-founded in 1996 by Dr. Wolfgang Feist after studying super-insulated homes. It is separate and distinct from what is known as “passive solar” design in North America.

Today, PHI’s standards are the most widely followed internationally, while Passive House Institute USA (PHIUS) separated from PHI in 2012 and sets different standards for North American buildings. The PHI standard applies the same criteria all over the world; the PHIUS standard varies slightly by location, although both result in low power consumption. With growing concerns about climate change and urbanization, passive house designs can now be found on every continent, including Antarctic.

The five key principles of the passive house

Continuous insulation

Foundations, walls, floors, doors, windows and roofs are insulated with no space between them. In a passive house, the walls are thicker, often with three or more layers of material and insulation cavities between them. Cavities can be filled with up to 12 inches of dense cellulose, fiberglass or other materials. Just inside the interior wall there is often a cavity containing all the wiring and conduit. With all this insulation, Passive Houses are pleasantly quiet and comfortable.


Thick walls and foundations are essential to building a passive house.

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The windows are double or triple glazed to prevent heat escape (or, in summer, heat penetration). The space between layers of glazing is often filled with inert gases such as argon or krypton to minimize heat loss.

Window frame insulation is also important, as frames can make up to 10% of a window’s surface area and represent the greatest point of unwanted heat loss. In the northern hemisphere, windows on the north or west side of the house will be smaller, just enough to reduce or eliminate the need for artificial light during the day. On the south side, the windows will be larger to capture the heat of the sun during the cooler months. During the warmer months, adjustable shading elements on the south-facing windows prevent the house from overheating.


The south-facing windows are large, others are smaller.

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Elimination of thermal bridges

Continuous insulation eliminates “thermal bridges” with the outside world. A thermal bridge exists when heat passes through a material that has a higher thermal conductivity than the surrounding materials.

The most common thermal bridge is a void in the insulation, but outlets, junction boxes, and plumbing can also act as thermal bridges. Thermal bridges are more common at corners, jogs, balconies and discontinuities, which is why passive house designs tend to be simpler.

Moisture from outside is often trapped in thermal bridges, which can lead to mold or other structural damage. A thermal bridge picks up moisture from the surrounding air, such as condensation on cold pipes or sweat on a beer glass.

Hermetic build layer

The airtight building layer is one of the most critical features of a passive house, as the amount of air infiltration is strictly limited to 0.6 air changes per hour according to PHI standards . It is constructed with membranes and strips carefully installed and then tested with a blower door.

Windows and doors

Windows and doors are designed to minimize heat transfer much more effectively than normal windows, to the point that they are as warm inside as the air, eliminating winter condensation. They are airtight to maintain that layer of airtight construction, and are carefully sized and treated with coatings to admit solar gain in cool seasons without overheating in warm seasons. Neat shade designs admit the sun when you want it but control it when you don’t.

Ventilation and heat recovery

Because they are so tightly sealed, Passive House buildings need well-designed ventilation. Continuous ventilation of fresh air and exhaust of stale air from kitchens, bathrooms and basements is necessary to prevent odors, air pollutants, CO2 and humidity from building up .

Ventilation can take the form of heat or energy recovery ventilators – devices that transfer heat from one medium to another – connected to fans, vents and ducts to provide “balanced ventilation” and bring fresh air without losing all the energy of the exhaust air.

Because so much heat is recovered from the ventilation, and so little is lost or gained through the walls, little ‘active’ heating or cooling was needed when the Passive House concept was conceived, hence the original name Passivhaus or passive house. However, as the concept has spread geographically, the climate has warmed and new technologies have been developed. Today, the use of “active” air-source heat pumps has become more common.


Cool air can enter a Passive House even in extreme temperatures when you want your windows closed.

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Passive house designs can resemble any conventional building, although to minimize thermal bridging they are often simpler, squarer minimalist shapes.

Passive houses are not only energy efficient and climate friendly, they are also comfortable because the interior walls are so well insulated and there are no drafts. They are also much quieter due to thicker walls and better windows.

Thanks to low energy requirements, the Passive House standard is seen as a way to cope with climate change and eliminate the need for fossil fuels, which is why the standard is adopted in building codes in Europe and some North American cities.

Passive house designs are also resilient and can act as “thermal batteries” so that if the electricity goes out, they can maintain their internal temperature for days or even weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can existing houses be renovated to become passive houses?

    Yes. Renovations can be complicated by the poor quality of the original building materials. However, since a key feature of a Passive House is thicker walls and windows, adding to a home’s existing structure isn’t too much of a hassle.

  • Are passive houses suitable for hot climates?

    Yes. While the Passive House Movement has its roots in the colder climates of the Northern Hemisphere, nothing is stopping well-designed Passive Houses from succeeding. in the tropics. Proper sun protection to prevent overheating is key to adapting to warmer climates, along with protection from external moisture sources.

  • Are passive houses more expensive?

    Initial costs tend to be higher, in some cases 5-10% more than conventionally built structures. Yet the energy savings can mean that a passive house is less expensive over the lifetime of the building. If you are financing the purchase of a home, the higher monthly mortgage payment may be offset by the lower monthly energy bill. Energy prices are also subject to fluctuations and wild spikes, which makes a passive house even more profitable.

Treehugger Design editor Lloyd Alter contributed editing to this article.

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RHODE launches home decor line, proving that fashion and interior design go hand in hand https://myrumah.net/rhode-launches-home-decor-line-proving-that-fashion-and-interior-design-go-hand-in-hand/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 20:22:47 +0000 https://myrumah.net/rhode-launches-home-decor-line-proving-that-fashion-and-interior-design-go-hand-in-hand/ Just in time for summer, fashion label RHODE, known and loved for its vintage prints and playful silhouettes, has officially entered the homeware space. Yes, the inauguration of RHODE interior decoration line is the perfect extension of everything fans love about the brand: vibrant color palettes, whimsical patterns and details, and a rare timelessness. “We’re […]]]>

Just in time for summer, fashion label RHODE, known and loved for its vintage prints and playful silhouettes, has officially entered the homeware space. Yes, the inauguration of RHODE interior decoration line is the perfect extension of everything fans love about the brand: vibrant color palettes, whimsical patterns and details, and a rare timelessness.

“We’re so excited to see our home collection now available,” said co-founder Phoebe Vickers. “In 2014, when we launched RHODE, the goal was to always make it a lifestyle brand and not just clothing. To see the extension to homeware finally come to life with this first collection is truly amazing.

For their first limited-edition home collection, founders and longtime friends Vickers and Purna Khatau opted for a mix-and-match vibe, featuring signature designs dubbed Garden of Dreams, Sicilia and Squiggle. “Similar to how we approach our ready-to-wear collection, we wanted the house to feel special – like unique treasures found on your travels near and far,” Khatau explains in an email to TZR. “Each piece works on its own, but there is a special magic when you mix them together. The Sicilia print as the name suggests was inspired by our travels in Sicily and the Garden of Dreams was inspired by ancient Mughal fabrics.

Indeed, the quirky mix (which includes face-drawn serving plates, rich red floral tablecloths, and scribble-marked graphic doilies) can certainly be acquired piecemeal to suit a range of aesthetics and of pallets. And despite the variety of designs and color combinations for each item, there is an inexplicable cohesion that comes together well as a collection, for those with a taste for maximalism. It’s the Rhode way.

Like the brand’s fashion line, each piece in the home collection was created by artisans in Italy and India, delivering a worldly aesthetic that reads like elevated memories. Featuring everything from papier-mâché coasters and hand-painted serving platters to tablecloths and cushions, the range has outdoor summer entertaining covered…literally.

While it’s hard to pick a favorite from the unique collection, Vickers notes that Squiggle plates are at the top of her list. “Each piece is unique and hand painted by artisans in Italy, which makes them extra special,” she says. “I love pink, and mixing colors with this particular pattern brings such a fun feeling to the table.”

As for her top pick, Khatau says she loves the Garden of Dreams pieces. “The print looks like the quintessential RHODE and the painted faces on the plates add a whimsical touch to any table,” she says. “I’ll never go to the beach without our new duvets either.”

To get your hands on this limited-edition collection ASAP, as it’s likely to sell out fast, shop TZR’s favorite picks below!

At TZR, we only include products that have been independently selected by our editors. We may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.

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Rossana Orlandi, the Grande Dame of Italian design, receives the prestigious Compasso d’Oro https://myrumah.net/rossana-orlandi-the-grande-dame-of-italian-design-receives-the-prestigious-compasso-doro/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 03:02:05 +0000 https://myrumah.net/rossana-orlandi-the-grande-dame-of-italian-design-receives-the-prestigious-compasso-doro/ She still has it. One of the key figures on the design scene today, gallerist Rossana Orlandi has received the Compasso d’Oro, a recognition of the many achievements of her long career. “Rossana Orlandi is many things, but above all she is enthusiastic in her curiosity and passionate in her outlook on things. She has […]]]>

She still has it. One of the key figures on the design scene today, gallerist Rossana Orlandi has received the Compasso d’Oro, a recognition of the many achievements of her long career. “Rossana Orlandi is many things, but above all she is enthusiastic in her curiosity and passionate in her outlook on things. She has a look that follows neither formulas nor prejudices. It favors deep relationships over fleeting trends in the international market,” said the jury of the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale, which included Maria Porro, president of the Salone del Mobile in Milan; Luciano Galimberti, president of ADI; and others.

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Orlandi’s career as a gallery owner began in 2002, when she decided to leave the fashion world (where she worked for 30 years) to open her own space. From the moment she took the plunge, she became a respected authority on design, both in Milan and around the world. Its beginning, like many, was not always easy – it started with a few small pieces exhibited in an unlikely setting (an old tie factory), but they will be the start of an aesthetic dialogue.

Intelligence and curiosity, two of her trademarks, have brought her Rossana Orlandi travel around the world, in search of talent at fairs and design weeks. This is how she discovered the names that would later make her one of the most relevant figures in the world of design: Maarten Baas, Formafantasma, Nacho Carbonell and Piet Hein Eek are some of the artists who have been and stay by his side. since the first exhibitions in the basement of his gallery at 14, via Matteo Bandello, now an iconic address in the design world. Over the years, the talents she has promoted have seen their works enter important private collections and museums.

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I am an interior design professional – AVOID linen colors as they will prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep https://myrumah.net/i-am-an-interior-design-professional-avoid-linen-colors-as-they-will-prevent-you-from-getting-a-good-nights-sleep/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 20:27:00 +0000 https://myrumah.net/i-am-an-interior-design-professional-avoid-linen-colors-as-they-will-prevent-you-from-getting-a-good-nights-sleep/ INSOMNIA is one of the most common sleep problems that people struggle with every night when they lay down to fall asleep. What if you found out that the color of your sheets was the cause of your inability to fall asleep? 2 Sleep experts have revealed the five worst sheet colors to have in […]]]>

INSOMNIA is one of the most common sleep problems that people struggle with every night when they lay down to fall asleep.

What if you found out that the color of your sheets was the cause of your inability to fall asleep?

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Interior design experts have revealed five bedding colors you should totally avoid if you want deeper sleep.

Houses and gardens has collected some suggestions for anyone ready to make a major bedtime change.

WHITE

The number one color to avoid when choosing bed sheets is white.

As controversial as it may sound, white sheets are actually not helpful at all for falling asleep.

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White sheets look crisp and clean, but that’s where the benefits end.

Alex Savy, Certified Sleep Science Coach and Founder of Sleeping Ocean, says, “It’s best to opt for off-white or tan sheets because bright white fabrics can be too stimulating for the brain.

“This could associate them with daylight, which may lead to decreased levels of a sleep-inducing hormone called melatonin.”

Light blue

At first glance, light blue might seem like one of the most soothing colors.

Turns out, light blue actually gets in the way of a good night’s sleep.

“Light blue is a cool color that can also create the illusion of daylight,” says Alex.

“It’s better to choose dark blue and navy sheets instead.”

Red

The color red is often associated with love and passion, which means couples can opt for it in their bedroom color scheme.

Red isn’t a smart color choice for bed sheets, according to sleep expert and MattressNextDay CEO Martin Seeley.

He explains: “Studies have shown that red has such a powerful pigment that it can even cause aggression or anger.

“[This is] the opposite of what you want when you fall asleep.

Brown sheets are considered one of the worst bedroom options

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Brown sheets are considered one of the worst bedroom optionsCredit: Getty

Brown

The color brown has often been compared to neutrality, wide open spaces and earthiness.

Even so, it’s not a color you should go for when buying sheets.

Robert Pagano, the co-founder of Sleepline, says, “Brown bed sheets can make a room look drab and unattractive.

Black

The darkest color on the spectrum happens to be black, and it’s also a color he should avoid when it comes to your bed.

“Black sheets can give off [an aesthetic] it seems too dark and serious for some rooms,” says Robert.

“If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing atmosphere in your bedroom, you might want to avoid black sheets.”

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About BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards 2023 https://myrumah.net/about-boat-international-design-innovation-awards-2023/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 20:14:53 +0000 https://myrumah.net/about-boat-international-design-innovation-awards-2023/ The BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards are specifically designed to judge and recognize the design teams responsible for the individual elements of a superyacht. Aspects of the most impressive yachts launched in the previous calendar year are reviewed and judged by a panel of design experts. 2023 nominations are now open until Friday, October […]]]>

The BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards are specifically designed to judge and recognize the design teams responsible for the individual elements of a superyacht. Aspects of the most impressive yachts launched in the previous calendar year are reviewed and judged by a panel of design experts. 2023 nominations are now open until Friday, October 7, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Reasons to enterView categories

While the World Superyacht Awards recognize superyachts in their entirety, the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards focus directly on fundamental aspects of superyacht design such as naval architecture, exterior design, layout and aesthetics. deck and interior, lifestyle features and tenders, bringing the specialist design skills of the industry’s most talented teams into the spotlight.

EXAMPLE OF SPEED AND FUEL CHART

The BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards are only open to yachts of 24m LOA or greater and delivered to their owners between November 1, 2021 and October 24, 2022. In the case of a speculatively built yacht , the vessel must be complete and operational, tested at sea and ready to be sold to an owner. BOAT International reserves the right to disqualify a yacht if it is found that this requirement has not been met.

Tips for a winning entryTerms and conditions

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact Lucy Boorman, +44 (0)20 8545 9335, lucy.boorman@boatinternationalmedia.com.

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New Skyline Rooftop Bar Opens in Dallas’ Design District https://myrumah.net/new-skyline-rooftop-bar-opens-in-dallas-design-district/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 22:02:12 +0000 https://myrumah.net/new-skyline-rooftop-bar-opens-in-dallas-design-district/ There’s a rooftop bar perched in Dallas’ Design District: Called Sky Blu Rooftop Bar, it sits atop the Tru by Hilton Dallas Market Center, where it promises to offer the best view in town. Probably not a better view than the Reunion Tower, but possibly the best view from a rooftop bar. According to a […]]]>

There’s a rooftop bar perched in Dallas’ Design District: Called Sky Blu Rooftop Bar, it sits atop the Tru by Hilton Dallas Market Center, where it promises to offer the best view in town. Probably not a better view than the Reunion Tower, but possibly the best view from a rooftop bar.

According to a statement, it will open on June 23, with a modern design and layout, floor-to-ceiling windows, indoor and outdoor lounges, cocktails and views of Dallas, not to mention happy hours.

The bar is about a mile from the American Airlines Center, so they hope to serve as a venue for pre-cocktails before concerts or sports games.

There will be beer and wine, as well as a collection of cocktails including:

  • Delayed flight – Vodka Tito’s, grapefruit, aperol and lime
  • Lone Star Old Fashioned – Bulleit bourbon, demerara, angostura, grapefruit bitters
  • Sky Blu Margarita – Altos Plata Tequila, Cointreau, Lime
  • Normal clothes – mezcal Del Maguey Vida, charred pineapple, lemon and habanero shrub
  • Frozen Delta – Tequila Hornitos Reposado, coconut cream, blue curaçao, lemon, toasted coconut
  • Tally Man – Bourbon Maker’s Mark, plantation dark, averna amaro, tempus fugit banana
  • Passion Fruit Rickey – Gin Bombay Sapphire, passion fruit, lime, soda

They give it a speakeasy vibe, saying it’s a hidden gem that can’t be found unless you already know where it is. That’s why we’re here today: to provide information on his whereabouts. The address is 1949 N. Stemmons Fwy.

The open plan space is ideal for events or parties, for which you can make a reservation.

Sky Blu Rooftop Bar and Tru by Hilton Dallas Market Center was acquired by Napali Capital in 2021. The building was originally built as a bank in 1965 (and operated as an office building before renovation), before opening in January 2021 as Tru by Hilton Dallas Market Center , with Aimbridge Hospitality managing day-to-day. day operations.

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Clean lines and simple colors bring calm to a city apartment https://myrumah.net/clean-lines-and-simple-colors-bring-calm-to-a-city-apartment/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0000 https://myrumah.net/clean-lines-and-simple-colors-bring-calm-to-a-city-apartment/ Moving from a traditional suburban home to an apartment in a downtown high-rise condominium building was the perfect opportunity to change up the interior style. The building dates from the 1990s, but was updated in 2020, when this apartment was added. The new owners of the apartment wanted to sound off the changes from their […]]]>

Moving from a traditional suburban home to an apartment in a downtown high-rise condominium building was the perfect opportunity to change up the interior style. The building dates from the 1990s, but was updated in 2020, when this apartment was added.

The new owners of the apartment wanted to sound off the changes from their old home and were looking for a much more contemporary clean look. The results of its recent overhaul truly make this apartment one of the the best houses in the worldwith stunning views over Chicago to Lake Michigan.

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Home Decorating Ideas: An Expert Shares Home Decorating Tips For Beginners https://myrumah.net/home-decorating-ideas-an-expert-shares-home-decorating-tips-for-beginners/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 05:43:06 +0000 https://myrumah.net/home-decorating-ideas-an-expert-shares-home-decorating-tips-for-beginners/ Design your house? Check out these few expert home decor tips and tricks that will help you enjoy this beautiful journey. …Read more Updated Jun 16, 2022 11:13am IST 1 / 5 Updated Jun 16, 2022 11:13am IST Designing your home can be one of the most exciting activities of your life. This is when […]]]>

Design your house? Check out these few expert home decor tips and tricks that will help you enjoy this beautiful journey.

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Designing your home can be one of the most exciting activities of your life. This is when you create your baby from scratch, so it’s something you should really enjoy. Are you a newbie designing your home and looking for interior design tips? In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Khanindra Barman, CEO and co-founder of Wurfel, put together some points that would help you enjoy this beautiful journey: (Vecislavas Popa)

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1. In today's internet world, we all have access to the world's finest designs.  But it can also be a problem if not handled properly.  The beauty of design resides in the whole of your home, not in pieces throughout the home.  So you need to have an expert who can understand your desires and designs and technically access them and make sure that every little corner of your home belongs to the same design philosophy and that's where it all comes together and represents a statement of design.  (RODNAE achievements)

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1. In today’s internet world, we all have access to the world’s finest designs. But it can also be a problem if not handled properly. The beauty of design resides in the whole of your home, not in pieces throughout the home. So you need to have an expert who can understand your desires and designs and technically access them and make sure that every little corner of your home belongs to the same design philosophy and that’s where it all comes together and represents a statement of design. (RODNAE Productions)

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2. It's time to act responsibly and make our homes an example of sustainability.  Work with the right materials and the right partners that can create a lasting home for you.  (Gustavo Galeano Maz)

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2. It’s time to act responsibly and make our homes an example of sustainability. Work with the right materials and the right partners that can create a lasting home for you. (Gustavo Galeano Maz)

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3. Health has now become the top priority in everyone's life.  You need to make sure that you are working with the right people who are aware of creating a healthy home.  This is of utmost importance.  Try to spread this awareness of creating healthy homes.  (Annushka Ahuja)

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3. Health has now become the top priority in everyone’s life. You need to make sure that you are working with the right people who are aware of creating a healthy home. This is of utmost importance. Try to spread this awareness of creating healthy homes. (Annushka Ahuja)

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4. Work towards timeless designs.  Some colors may be very popular at one time, but may fade quickly.  Therefore, these colors should be part of the replaceable interior components.  It keeps your home fresh and lively all the time.  (Huseyn Kamaladdin)

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4. Work towards timeless designs. Some colors may be very popular at one time, but may fade quickly. Therefore, these colors should be part of the replaceable interior components. It keeps your home fresh and lively all the time. (Huseyn Kamaladdin)

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Apprenticeshop launches Cliffy Lobsterboat, a new old-design build from Metinic Island https://myrumah.net/apprenticeshop-launches-cliffy-lobsterboat-a-new-old-design-build-from-metinic-island/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 05:29:35 +0000 https://myrumah.net/apprenticeshop-launches-cliffy-lobsterboat-a-new-old-design-build-from-metinic-island/ ROCKLAND — Join The Apprenticeshop as it celebrates its 50th anniversary and celebrates the launch of the Cliffy Lobsterboat on Friday, June 24 at 9 a.m. The event will take place at the north waterfront boat launch of The Apprenticeshop at 655 Main Street in Rockland. . The Cliffy lines have been removed from the […]]]>

ROCKLAND — Join The Apprenticeshop as it celebrates its 50th anniversary and celebrates the launch of the Cliffy Lobsterboat on Friday, June 24 at 9 a.m. The event will take place at the north waterfront boat launch of The Apprenticeshop at 655 Main Street in Rockland. .

The Cliffy lines have been removed from the Luella B – a lobster boat ordered in 1930 from boatbuilder Clifford Winchenbach of Waldoboro, Maine. HH “Dynamite” Payson had the plans drawn up by Bob Lane in 2002. The Luella B was originally commissioned by Woodbury Snow, who named the boat after his daughter. It was used in the lobster trade from Snow to Metinic Island throughout the early 20th century. Luella Snow married Ralph Post in 1938 and they and their sons lived and worked on Metinic, continuing to use the Luella B until the boys are of school age.

The Cliffy Lobsterboat was captained by Lisa and John Dingle of Southport. The Dingles were introduced to the apprenticeship by Pam Burke and Allan Miller, who had previously commissioned a 24′ lobster boat (the Henry and Theo) designed by lead instructor and master builder Kevin Carney. Apprentices Rick Kraft and Joshua Wiles began work in the fall of 2019, and after a hiatus of approximately 5 months in 2020 due to COVID, construction has resumed. Since then, a small team of apprentices, including Tabitha Gish, Joanie Park, Colin Cornwall and Taylor Pierce, have worked on this typical Maine boat under the direction of colleague Rick Kraft.

Recently, the Post brothers visited the shop to see their grandfather’s lobster boat brought back to life. Lisa Dingle and the apprentices working on the Cliffy were delighted to hear the stories of life and lobster fishing off Metinic Island during the war years and beyond.

In an ApprenticeShop press release, Rick Kraft said of the reunion, “I felt honored to have the Post brothers visit the project. The stories they told about life in Metinic really brought the Cliffy to life. I felt a deep connection with the Post brothers, the builders and Lisa all together around the boat representing its past, present and future.

Lisa Dingle adds: “The whole process, every step of the way, brought together this mix of incredible people, knowledge, talent and creativity. To have the chance to meet the three brothers and to be there as they shared their stories and memories of this…very special boat.

In addition to celebrating the reincarnation of a historic Maine vessel, the June launch represents 50 years of The Apprenticeshop’s mission to inspire personal growth through craftsmanship, community and the traditions of the sea.

Since its founding in 1972 as part of the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, The Apprenticeshop has built resilience, ingenuity and confidence in people of all ages through experiential education in traditional wooden boat building and seamanship. Check www.apprenticeshop.org for more information on Summer Sailing Courses for Youth and Adults, Boat Building Apprenticeships and our 50th Anniversary Celebration July 17-23.

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This week at The Bookworm: Focus on interior design https://myrumah.net/this-week-at-the-bookworm-focus-on-interior-design/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 14:42:20 +0000 https://myrumah.net/this-week-at-the-bookworm-focus-on-interior-design/ Cover of “Modish: the book of great design”Courtesy picture Due to the pandemic, we have spent and continue to spend more time at home than ever before. This has influenced architecture and interior design as people try to make their homes comfortable, stylish and functional all at the same time. Fortunately, “Modish: The Book of […]]]>
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Due to the pandemic, we have spent and continue to spend more time at home than ever before. This has influenced architecture and interior design as people try to make their homes comfortable, stylish and functional all at the same time. Fortunately, “Modish: The Book of Great Design”, featuring 25 talented designers, is released this summer.

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Join a duo of aforementioned interior designers and architects, George and Maria Tracy of Tracy Design Studio, in conversation with Bookworm Events Manager, Ali Teague. Teague will choose the brains of the CEO and creative director to find out what makes a house a home. Come up with all your architecture and interior design questions unanswered, these experts are sure to have the answers.

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Prior to Tracy Design Studio, George and Maria were professors of design and architectural history, which influences their work today. “The in-depth knowledge of how architecture has developed since antiquity that we have acquired through research and study abroad as teachers has been transformative and has impacted our work to date. ‘to date,” Maria said. “We now understand scale, symmetry, framing, as well as an understanding of what makes spaces anthropomorphic.”



This research has also proven useful, as current trends seem to follow their historical predecessors. “Human scale, symmetry, etc. are consistently present in all trends,” says Maria. “We dress architectural elements with different materials and finishes, in addition to developing structural prowess and detailing that is only available with our current technology.”

An example of this fusion of current technology with historical trends is the spline. “The fluting is a really old technique used in architecture. It is a series of shallow grooves that cross a surface, creating a pleasant play of light; it’s a way to add texture to a room,” explained Maria. “The look is now becoming a key element inside homes, from kitchen cabinets and kitchen islands to vanity units, shower doors, sinks and lighting.”



Not only are current design trends influenced by history, but they are also driven by cultural shifts, such as those due to the pandemic. “COVID has had a huge impact on the world of architecture and interiors. As people spent long periods of time at home with their families, their perceptions began to change and they addressed issues of closeness and functionality,” said Maria.

“Although the American lifestyle demands open spaces, the constant presence of family members has generated a need for privacy. The family office certainly took center stage, while the family rooms and bedrooms required a change in fabrics and materials that elicited a sense of comfort.

The hard work the Tracys put into satisfying their customers and keeping up to date with the latest design trends is what prompted the author, Beth Benton Buckley, to include them in her book; a whole new experience for them. “The original aim of the book was to curate one with a vast array of styles, but all unified by being impeccably named, bold, edited; the epitome of great design,” recalls Maria. “Then we selected the featured images, which was the hardest part, as we had to figure out what to say and what best represents the blood, sweat and tears that went into creating this project.”



The hard work of all the featured designers has resulted in a truly beautiful book that is sure to inspire all new and long-time owners. “The individuals featured in the book are more than just designers. They are artists, teachers and innovators. The spaces they design and the pieces they masterfully find to fill those spaces is an exceptional undertaking,” said Maria. “May the collection inspire people to seek out the skills, vision and commitment of these celebrated designers, or allow their artistry to guide you on your personal journey of creating a home.”

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