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Transforming Outdoor Living: Progress on My Modern Patio Kitchen Project

Today marks a significant milestone in my ongoing project to create a stunning patio outdoor kitchen. The vision is to combine functionality with contemporary design elements, and so far, the progress has been promising.

One of the key features of this outdoor kitchen is the horizontal slat hardwood screen wall. This element not only provides privacy but also adds an architectural touch that enhances the overall aesthetic. The installation of the hardwood screen wall has just been completed, and the results are impressive. The rich, warm tones of the wood contrast beautifully with the sleek black modern faces of the cabinets, creating a harmonious balance between natural and man-made materials.

Speaking of the cabinets, I’ve opted for a minimalist design with clean lines and a smooth, black finish. The contemporary look is further accentuated by the stainless steel hardware that is due to arrive soon. I am eager to see how these elements come together to create a cohesive and modern outdoor cooking space.

In addition to the visual appeal, functionality is a top priority for this project. The outdoor kitchen is designed to include ample storage, a spacious cooking area, and various appliances to ensure the space is not only beautiful but also practical. A well-thought-out layout and strategic placement of electrical outlets and plumbing will make it easy to prepare and serve meals alfresco.

As the project moves forward, I am excited to see the transformation of this once empty patio into a luxurious outdoor kitchen. The combination of the hardwood screen wall, sleek black cabinetry, and stainless steel hardware will undoubtedly create an inviting and stylish space perfect for entertaining and enjoying warm summer evenings.

In the coming weeks, I will be focusing on the final touches, including the installation of the stainless steel hardware, countertops, and appliances. With the project nearing completion, I am filled with anticipation and enthusiasm for the finished product and the countless memories that will be created in this beautiful outdoor living space.

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Capturing FLUID’s Innovation in a Bite-Sized Video

I had the pleasure of creating a short Instagram-type video for a company called FLUID Construction Services. They specialize in 3D scanning water pipes and determining what automated hardware can be attached and synced with a building management system. Moreover, they fabricate the custom pieces through a vertically integrated pipeline. The challenge was to create a short and to-the-point video that captured the essence of their services.

To begin with, I researched the company’s unique selling points and identified the aspects I wanted to showcase. I decided to focus on the 3D scanning technology, the seamless integration with building management systems, and the custom fabrication process.

Next, I spent time brainstorming ideas for visual elements that would not only be informative but also engaging for the audience. I settled on a combination of animations and real footage. The animations would help to illustrate the 3D scanning process and the hardware integration, while the real footage would give viewers a glimpse into the actual fabrication process.

I then gathered the necessary footage and images, ensuring that they were high-quality and representative of the company’s work. This involved coordinating with the FLUID team to capture video clips of their scanning and fabrication processes, as well as sourcing relevant stock footage and images.

Once I had my visual assets, I began the editing process. I opted for a fast-paced, dynamic editing style to keep viewers engaged while still conveying the essential information. I also incorporated text overlays and captions to emphasize key points and make the video more accessible to a wider audience.

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FLUID. Construction Services

Introducing FLUID. Construction Services, your cutting-edge solution for industrial water pipe management and modernization. As a company at the forefront of the industry, we are dedicated to transforming outdated water pipe systems and seamlessly integrating them with 21st-century technology.

Our comprehensive four-step process ensures a tailored solution to suit your specific needs:

Step 1 – Precision 3D Scanning: Our team of specialists will conduct a thorough 3D scan of your entire facility, capturing even the most minute details to help us create an accurate blueprint for your piping system.

Step 2- Modern Equipment Specification: Based on the 3D scan, we will recommend state-of-the-art equipment designed to integrate seamlessly with your building management system. This allows for improved monitoring, feedback, and overall system performance.

Step 3 – Custom Solutions for Compatibility: We understand that integrating new equipment with old pipes can be challenging, which is why we take the extra step to ensure compatibility. Our team will analyze the unique requirements of your facility and find the best solution for your piping system.

Step 4 – Fabrication and Installation: Once we have developed the perfect custom bracket for your new equipment, our skilled fabrication team will manufacture the components in-house. Our professional installers will then expertly fit the new components into your existing system, ensuring a seamless and efficient upgrade.

With FLUID. Construction Services, you can have peace of mind knowing that your industrial water pipe system is not only up-to-date but also equipped with the best modern technology to ensure its efficiency, reliability, and sustainability. Trust our expertise to bring your water pipes into the 21st century.

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Kinetic Sushi Table: A Culinary Showpiece

This table is designed to improve the sushi dining experience by enabling chefs to present their culinary creations to guests in a functional and aesthetically pleasing manner. The table is equipped with actuators, motors, and an Arduino control system, which facilitate the interactive presentation of sushi dishes.

The idea behind the Kinetic Sushi Table was to create a piece of functional furniture that would streamline the process of serving sushi, while also serving as a subtle conversation piece. The table allows sushi chefs to plate their dishes on one side, while guests can easily access the food on the other side.

Once the chef has completed the plating, they can press a button to activate the table’s built-in mechanisms. The plate and table then lower in a smooth motion, making it easier for guests to reach the sushi. This feature not only provides convenience and accessibility but also adds a touch of intrigue to the overall dining experience.

The combination of culinary art and technology in the Kinetic Sushi Table exemplifies how functional design can be integrated into our everyday lives to enhance experiences and create memorable moments. As the creator of this table, I am eager to see how this invention will be received by the world of gastronomy and hope it will inspire other unique and immersive dining experiences.

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“At core, Goldman’s diversity edict is Hobby Lobby on steroids too. Hobby Lobby is a family-owned arts and crafts store whose policy applies to its own employees, whereas Goldman’s quota system applies effectively to every public company in America. If liberals dislike Hobby Lobby on principled grounds, they should shudder at the raw societal power exercised by behemoths like Goldman Sachs.”

Excerpt From
Woke, Inc.
Vivek Ramaswamy
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“The right answer isn’t to force democracy and capitalism to share the same bed.
What we really need is social distancing between the two… to prevent each from infecting the other.”

Excerpt From
Woke, Inc.
Vivek Ramaswamy
This material may be protected by copyright.

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Patio Furniture Inspired by Tadao Ando: Integrating 3D Printed Spaces for a Concrete Effect

Today, I started my latest DIY project – building my own piece of patio furniture! I’ve been looking forward to this project for weeks, and I’m excited to see it all come together.

I’m incorporating some innovative design elements into my furniture piece, inspired by the famous architect Tadao Ando. Specifically, I’ll be using 3D printed spaces in the plywood mold, which will be used to cast concrete and create a unique and modern look.

First, I gathered all the materials I needed – including plywood sheets, concrete mix, a 3D printer, and basic woodworking tools. Then, I got started on creating the plywood mold. I carefully measured and cut the wood, making sure it was the right size and shape for my desired design.

Once the plywood mold was complete, I got to work on 3D printing the spaces that would be integrated into the mold. This was a bit tricky, as I had to make sure the spaces were the right size and shape to create the effect I wanted. But after a few tries, I was able to create the perfect design.

Next week, I plan to carefully place the 3D printed spaces into the plywood mold and begin mixing the concrete. I will ensure that I fill in all the spaces and gaps before pouring the concrete into the mold. Then, I will let the concrete dry overnight, eagerly anticipating the final result the next morning. I’m excited to take on this challenging project and create a unique piece of patio furniture inspired by Tadao Ando.

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Pool Skimmer Deck Lid Cover

It can be challenging to find a properly fitting pool deck skimmer cover, and even when you do, they can often be expensive or low quality. Fortunately, with the power of 3D printing, you can quickly and easily create a custom-fit cover that perfectly fits your skimmer.

Pool Skimmer Deck Lid Cover – 3D Print File

I uploaded the design to Thingiverse so others can download the file

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Pocket Door Guide

This replacement part is designed to help guide your pocket door into its proper slot, providing a smooth and effortless sliding motion every time. Made from high-quality materials, this pocket door guide is both durable and reliable, ensuring your door will slide smoothly for years to come. Its easy-to-install design makes it a hassle-free solution for anyone looking to improve the functionality of their pocket door.

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An Experience to Remember: Visiting Daytona International Speedway for the Rolex 24

As we arrived at the Daytona International Speedway, we were given an exclusive access to a suite that offered fantastic food and drinks right at the finish line. This was the perfect way to experience the race as we had front row seats to all the action. The atmosphere in the suite was electric and the energy was palpable as the cars zoomed past us.

During the race, we visited friends at the inner circle where they had an RV and camping site. This was a unique and exciting experience as we got up on the RV to watch the firework show with the cars racing around. The roar of the engines was music to our ears and the firework display was a sight to behold.

The Rolex 24 At Daytona is not just a car race, it’s a celebration of speed, endurance and precision. The race has a rich history and has borne the names of several sponsors over the years. Since 1992, the Rolex Watch Company has been the title sponsor of the race, and winning drivers of all classes receive a Rolex Daytona watch, adding to the prestige of the event.

The Rolex 24 At Daytona is also known as a leg of the informal Triple Crown of endurance racing along with the 12 Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. This adds to the prestige of the event, making it an essential stop for car racing enthusiasts.

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Visiting St. Augustine Distillery: A Craft Distillery with a Heart

St Augustine Distillery

St. Augustine Distillery is a prime example of the new generation of American craft distillers. This family-owned and operated distillery is dedicated to producing world-class spirits using locally sourced agriculture. With distillers working with farming partners from across the state, the team at St. Augustine Distillery is committed to making the best possible whiskey.

What sets St. Augustine Distillery apart is their commitment to quality. They don’t blend their bourbon with other whiskey and they distill and bottle everything they sell. This means that the spirits are of the highest quality and that the team can guarantee their guests the best possible experience.

If you’re a fan of whiskey, a visit to St. Augustine Distillery is a must. The team is passionate about showing their guests the process of how their whiskey is made and how to make the best possible cocktails with their spirits. The tours are led by real people who are passionate about the craft and they will show you everything that goes into each bottle.

In addition to making world-class whiskey, St. Augustine Distillery is committed to giving back to the community. Thanks to the purchases of their guests, the distillery is able to support local organizations and improve the lives of residents. This is a true testament to the heart and soul of this craft distillery.

St. Augustine Distillery is more than just a place to purchase world-class spirits. It’s a community-focused business that is dedicated to giving back to the city they love. So, next time you’re in St. Augustine, be sure to stop by and take a tour, sample some of their delicious whiskey and support a local business that is making a difference in the community.

Lisa, Tanya, Philip McDaniel, Greg Hall, Thom Boessel
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Illuminating My Pathway: The Sleekline LED Sidewalk Light

The Sleekline LED Sidewalk Light is a lighting solution for walkways that is both weather-resistant and durable. Its modern design is made from high-quality aluminum, providing a strong and rigid structure. Unlike many options found at home improvement centers, this light is not made of cheap plastic. It features energy-efficient LED bulbs that provide bright, even lighting along the sidewalk. The aluminum construction also makes it resistant to rust and corrosion, ensuring a long-lasting product. Its sleek and unobtrusive design allows it to blend seamlessly into any outdoor space. Perfect for both residential and commercial use, the Sleekline LED Sidewalk Light is a reliable and stylish choice for lighting your walkway.

Check out the Project on Thingiverse:

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Exploring the Boundaries of Design: An AI-Generated Blue and Orange Kitchen Concept

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been making waves in the design industry in recent years, with AI-generated artwork being one of the most exciting developments. This technology allows designers to create unique and visually stunning pieces that would be difficult or impossible to create using traditional methods.

One recent example of an AI-generated artwork for a kitchen concept design is a blue and orange color scheme. The use of bold, contrasting colors in this design creates a dynamic and energetic atmosphere, making it a perfect choice for a modern kitchen.

The AI algorithm used to create this artwork was trained on a vast dataset of kitchen design images, allowing it to understand the aesthetic principles and trends in this field. This enabled the AI to generate a design that is both visually appealing and functional.

The blue and orange color scheme is a perfect example of how AI can be used to create bold and eye-catching designs. The bright blue color adds a pop of vibrancy to the kitchen, while the orange accents bring a sense of warmth and playfulness.

But the AI-generated artwork for this kitchen concept design doesn’t stop at just the color scheme. The AI also created a detailed layout for the kitchen, including the placement of cabinets, appliances, and countertops. This helps to ensure that the final design is both visually appealing and practical for everyday use.

One of the biggest benefits of using AI in kitchen design is the speed at which it can generate ideas. Traditional design processes can take weeks or even months to come up with a concept, but with AI, a designer can have multiple ideas to choose from in just a matter of hours. This allows for more flexibility and the ability to try out different ideas quickly and easily.

Overall, the AI-generated artwork for this blue and orange kitchen concept design is a perfect example of the capabilities of AI in the design industry. It combines bold and vibrant colors with a functional and practical layout, resulting in a stunning and unique kitchen design. As AI technology continues to advance, we can expect to see even more impressive and innovative designs in the future.

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