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Hi, I’m Tony Messer – the founder of Pickaweb, the web hosting company that helps businesses get online, get found and get more customers.
First up – choosing the right tool for the job.
If you’re tempted to build your own website – you might want to think twice about that.
Come on – when you go to see a client & they say they’ll do it themselves what’s your reaction?
Building your own website is a false economy. What are your prospective clients going to think if they look at a DIY website that’s all over the place?
It won’t instill confidence will it?
So my strong recommendation to you is to use a pre-made WordPress Template.
WordPress is the world’s most popular web design tool so it’s like the industry standard. 1 in 4 of all websites are built with WordPress so it’s as safe as houses.
Next, get a low cost template. You can buy them from places like Themeforest – https://themeforest.net/
They cost about $50 but they look amazing & they work in any device – desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.
You’ll need a developer to build it. There are companies that will do it for around £300.
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Learn about starting a construction company by following these 4 steps! Whether you need to learn how to start a construction company with no money, or you’re just working on a construction company business plan, this video will point you in the right direction.
This video is based on a much longer video course published at Construct-Ed, where Chris Jurin teaches you how to start building your own contractor company, or construction business.
Chris has over 22 years of experience working in commercial roofing, and also has started multiple construction businesses, including a roof inspection company, and Construct-Ed, an online learning platform for skilled trades.
Here’s a few of the things that this video and Chris’ full course will cover:
– important advisors for your construction business start-up
– Learn to speak the accounting language
– Finding a legal attorney
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– sales and marketing
– laying a solid foundation for your contractor business
Whether you’re a student looking to start your own trades company, or whether you’re in the industry already looking to branch out on your own, this video will help get you started.
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Carlos Coelho’s name is known among many Portuguese marketeers. He’s known for being a reference when it comes to creating and managing several brands for over 30 years, having been involved in hundreds of huge projects of some of the country’s top brands such as Multibanco, Telecel/Vodafone, Yorn, Galp Energia, RTP, Tv Cabo, CTT Correios and TAP Portugal. CovetED will be letting you in on the exclusive interview we had with him during the Luxury Design & Craftsmanship Summit 2019, in which he not only mentioned the importance of communication, but also the importance of identity preservation.
Let’s talk a little about the theme that started your conference: the importance of leaving a mark.
CC: I’d say that it’s almost a personal mission to leave our mark in the world, but it’s a mission which seems to have been left for the companies, despite it being a mission of everybody. Because there’s a lot of interconnection here between our happiness, our capacity as human beings of developing ourselves. By doing that while integrated into our society, through enterprises, arts, businesses and other activities, but in the context that is our country. So the consciousness that we have to manage actively the collective, commercial and individual brands are very important for a collective result.
That’s what we’re living today, which consists of looking a lot to our internal brands which marginalize a lot of their own products.
CC: I tried to explain here a little bit of the history of our country. With the revolution, we rejected the past we didn’t want (and it was fine seen as it was a closed past). The dictatorship was passed in a time period in which there was a rebuilding of identity, during which the castles were rebuilt and a series of icons were created. Those were all rejected. Our entrance in Europe has opened us a door to modernity. And by rejecting our own brands we started to consume other countries’ brands as well as living their lifestyle.
Only when we entered at the crisis did many people from outside came in and said: “Well, turns out Portugal is an amazing country” and with that, we began to win a little bit of self-esteem. Then, out of need, we went to the reliquary to say “Well, there’s this tradition, this recipe, this idea, let’s turn it into a business”. And with the world having its eyes set on Portugal, it began to work out economically. So the moment we’re in right now it’s a period of an identity reconciliation, but it’s not quite a strong one yet.
However, we have to appreciate what is ours, right?
Yes, we do! If we consider this recent period of history we still have to break free of feelings which have closed us and are still haunting us, or that are still there deep within our DNA. We have to believe that our past is an enormous tool for our future. We don’t want to keep living in the past, it’s not about taking off profits from the past and keep on living without doing nothing by alluding to what we’ve done. We’re going to have to use that heritage, that legacy, that path we’ve walked through to here in order to project a new country
So you think that the solution for our craftsmanship is the “wedding” between unperceptive quality and perceptive quality, per say?
Yes, I think that for our arts and crafts they need to be qualified in two aspects: economic valuing with certain fiscal discrimination (I know a series of countries in which craftsmanship is protected in that sense) and social qualification.
Being an activity that needs multiple factors these two aren’t enough: you need to add in innovation, contemporaneity, and you need to add the world in the mix, in other words, we need to make sure that what we’re doing is placed in the markets that will value these products and not being sold in the opposite direction like they are right now. Pretty much the artisan selling in the fair nearer to his own home and naturally the product will end up being more and more devalued. 06:25
From that point of view, it’s actually a generalization which already exists in our country.
Because usually, the craftsmanship activities produced functional artefacts which were used in daily life, selling at the closer markets of the craftsmen which were a usual thing to do. These days the crafts have to accomplish other functions beyond its basic features and so proximity is, in many cases (I’d say most cases) not certainly the best marketplace to sell these products
Do you believe that preserving cultural identity is important?
I think so, the preservation of cultural identity is absolutely fundamental. I don’t want people interpreting my speech as me just saying “Oh this is all about communication and if we invest everything in the perceived quality, then the intrinsic quality doesn’t matter that much”, or rather “let’s invest in good glasses, the wine may be trash but it will be alright”.
No, I defend the two things: above an intrinsic and extraordinary quality which must be preserved, seen as craftsmanship and handmade materials are forms of expression and feelings and in which time is a fundamental element. Above this extreme quality, we have to add in the perception of said quality. If we can do both things we’re going to have a lot of success.
If we manage to only make the intrinsic quality we have a safety. As it was usually said, the Italians, for instance, made the opposite of us. The walked out of WW2 overestimating their products which were how they managed to succeed in that field. Through the use of design, they revolutionized aesthetics and emotion even more than the industrial revolution. That makes them less safe in a way, however, that is the type of path we must make because we’re unbalanced but in an opposite way to them.
What do you think about the growing Portuguese presence in many design events throughout the years? Do you think there’s a change happening finally in Portugal?
I think so. That’s a fact, meaning there are more companies gaining the courage to place their products in international fairs such as Maison et Objet or at the Italy Fair [iSaloni]. Ant that’s proof that you earn confidence, that you understand that you can compete to the level of the product but you need to go to those shops to make your brand.
There’s a key point here, to me, that’s quite important, in craftsmanship and in general in the competitivity of the country which is for us to be making our own brands and not the brands of other countries. Meaning we went so far to here, despite us being quite the subcontracted country, right? What we can do other countries manage to sell. We need to learn to do what’s considered to be “less noble” in order to know how to sell successfully.
Last question: what were the first impressions you got from the event?
It’s my main activity but I participate in a lot of conferences and I confess that this one makes me particularly emotional. I felt that in these little things lie the great challenges of the country, where I used to be very criticized for defending these little things, with people saying that they are “particularities” and that “the country needed to be free from this”. I was always very defensive of the preservation and modernization and that these small pillars could make a great building. It makes me happy to see that these themes are discussed despite it still being the beginning of these dialogues. The fact that we’re discussing matters in which we were supposed to be more evolved in a way.
But I’m happy that people discuss craftsmanship and luxury. This last one is quite the word that the Portuguese don’t like, “luxury”. They like the craftsmanship at the fair and luxury is something that intimidates them. It’s a feared element, a capitalist element like it’s for other people. I like it [luxury] a lot and I believe that a small country like Portugal will naturally have a different strategy for each activity sector, however, this one clearly represents the country’s identity in overvalued markets such as are the luxury markets.
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Europe is the home of some of the absolutely best interior designers in the world, many of them became internationally recognized icons of the industry, mentors and ultimate tastemakers. Today CovetED give you our choice of the Top 10 Designers In Europe, take a look at our list.
Adjaye Associates was established in June 2000 by founder and principal architect, David Adjaye OBE. Receiving ever-increasing worldwide attention, projects range in scale from private houses, exhibitions and temporary pavilions to major arts centres, civic buildings and masterplans in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Renowned for an eclectic material and colour palette and a capacity to unfold cinematically, the buildings differ in form and style, yet are unified by their ability to challenge typologies and to generate a dynamic cultural discourse.
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Completed works include: the Alara Concept Store in Lagos, Nigeria (2015); Marian Goodman Gallery, London (2014); Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO in Moscow (2010); The Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo (2005); The Bernie Grant Arts Centre in London (2007); Rivington Place in London (2007); and the Idea Stores on Chrisp Street (2004) and Whitechapel (2005) – two pioneering new libraries in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The former was nominated for the Stirling Prize in 2006, received a RIBA Building Award in 2005 and has been exhibited at the VIII Venice Biennale of Architecture (2002 and 2005) and the Sao Paulo Biennial (2003).
CABINET ALBERTO PINTO
Borrowing from various cultural influences from his earliest childhood, Alberto Pinto, an inescapable actor of interior design, built his works on the interbreeding and mixture of genders from more than baroque to less than bare. One of the absolutely best interior designers in Europe and in the world, he remains an inspiration for every professional in this field.The Alberto Pinto agency is today an interior design and decoration office of 60 people whose domains of intervention cover not only the realization of private residences, office buildings, hotels, but also yachts or private jets.
DÉCORATION JACQUES GARCIA
Jacques Garcia’s work speaks boldly and with uncommon impact. The Paris-based designer’s much-admired hotel projects—like the latest NoMad in New York City and a revamp of La Mamounia in Marrakech—are ardently romantic cocoons, their moods ranging from modern opulence to boho-chic. Even more majestic are the gilded residences he conceives for clients such as the Sultan of Brunei and for himself, as evidenced in the stunning forthcoming book Twenty Years of Passion: Château du Champ de Bataille (Flammarion), which describes Garcia’s 17th-century Normandy estate. The furniture he designs for McGuire and Baker is suavely sensual, while his creations for Interna Collection are deluxe neo-Victorian.
DAVID COLLINS STUDIO
Established in 1985, David Collins Studio is an architectural based consultancy which has redefined luxury interior design on a global scale. The founder of the studio – David Collins – was determined to bring a new form of thinking to the design industry. The vision was clear: projects that are a sophisticated counterpoint between aesthetics and rationale. Inspired by the approach of 20th-century modernist titans like Eileen Gray, Le Corbusier and Mies Van Der Rohe, David envisaged a studio that employed a team covering all elements of interior and architectural practice. This multidisciplinary team facilitated a multifaceted approach ensuring an initial concept could be developed, detailed and successfully delivered through to the final stages, thereby adhering to Van Der Rohe’s adage that “God is in the details”.
The studio is proud to have been involved in designing unique projects for a wide range of clients both in the commercial worlds of high fashion as well as the design of some of London’s most loved and revered restaurants, hotels and bars.
Architect, designer, and scenographer India Mahdavi was born in 1962 in Tehran, Iran. Raised by a Persian father and Egyptian-English mother, Mahdavi lived in Iran for the first year and a half of her life, then spent the rest of her childhood travelling with her parents, living in the U.S., Germany, and France. Currently, India Mahdavi lives and works in Paris. This culturally diverse lifestyle, that made her one of the best interior designers in Europe and in the world, is reflected in her inspired, eclectic designs, which range from homes, hotels, and commercial spaces to aeroplane interiors and furniture.
Mahdavi’s work is minimal yet playful and characterized by a combination of humour, elegance, and sensuality. Notable projects include the Hotel du Cloitre in Arles, Coburg Bar at London’s Connaught Hotel, Monte Carlo Beach in Monaco, Rivington Hotel in Manhattan, and Townhouse Hotel in Miami. She has collaborated with names like Ralph Pucci, Jonathan Morr, Ian Schrager, Givenchy, and Louis Vuitton.
French interior designer born in 1944. After completing his training at the École Boulle and the École Camondo, Grange made a career as a decorator in France and abroad from the 1970s. His main customers included Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, for whom he decorated the Château Gabriel, in Benerville-sur-Mer, in the style of In Search of Lost Time. His usual customers include Isabelle Adjani, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Alain Ducasse, François Pinault, Robert Agostinelli, Valentino, and Karl Lagerfeld. In New York, he provided the decoration of Paloma Picasso’s jewellery shop, of the Mark Hotel on Madison Avenue, and of the Barbizon Hotel.
His style is characterized by a harmony between traditional and contemporary tastes, with an assortment of styles that follows the line of Madeleine Castaing, who taught him the art of decoration.
Our list of best interior designers in Europe could not miss Jean-Louis Deniot. The designer has long been in the business of creating atmospheres. His décors are his playground, spaces where spontaneity and magic are de rigueur. Recognized worldwide for his eclectic and emblematic interiors, Jean-Louis Deniot plays in a multiplicity of repertoires, never sticking to purity of style, rather letting his academic training translate into a vocabulary that is both informal and bold. If he does contemporary, it is always with a weighty dose of history and references infused into it to produce a timeless yet timely scenario.
His past projects span houses in the Hamptons, an apartment in Chicago, chalets in Aspen, private residences in Miami Beach, an entirely revamped original Paul Williams property in Beverly Hills, an Art Deco city house and a palace in New Delhi, a 1930’s style penthouse in Milan, a summer house in Capri, a 70’s style apartment in Colombia, and an estate in Monaco. Paris is home to several stunning achievements such as mansions and private apartments among countless others.
JP MOLYNEUX STUDIO
Juan Pablo Molyneux is an internationally acclaimed interior designer. A committed classicist, he creates spirited interiors that are rooted in history without being historical recreations. His work is bold, eclectic, witty…and unmistakably his own. The United States and France are two countries close to Molyneux’s heart, and he maintains offices in both of them. He established the New York studio in the early 1980s and the one in Paris in the late 1990s. Paris has always been one of the designer’s favourite cities.
Working on several continents, Molyneux has created private residences in South America, the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. His public spaces include the Pavilion of Treaties for the Federation of Russia in St. Petersburg and several public rooms of the Cercle de l’ Union Interalliée in Paris. He has also designed the interiors of a Boeing 737, private jets, and a number of suites aboard the ocean liner “World of Residensea. A citizen of the world, Molyneux brings to each project he takes on a wide-ranging curiosity about all matters aesthetic. His interiors reflect a strong sense of place.
Kelly Hoppen is a world-renowned British designer who has pioneered a simple yet opulent style that has permeated interior design at every level. As well as designing apartments, houses and yachts for an ever-expanding international private client list, Kelly also undertakes commercial design projects including hotels, restaurants, office spaces and aircraft interiors. Definitely one of the top tastemakers and interior designers in Europe.
NH Design is one of the world’s most distinguished and prolifically published interior design firms, renowned for opulent, original and timeless interiors. Since Nicky Haslam founded his first company in 1972, NH Design now operates worldwide under the direction of a multinational staff, having recently completed projects in New Orleans, Barbados, Klosters Switzerland, while currently working on sites in Moscow, The South of France, Marrakech, New York, Italy, Ireland, London and several English country houses.
Main clients have included, among hundreds, Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Bryan Ferry, The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hong Kong, both Maurice and Charles Saatchi, Rupert Everett, Alec Wildenstein, Mr & Mrs Peter Soros, Oleg Deripaska, Janet de Botton and the playwright Hugh Bush. He has also designed parties for the Prince of Wales, Lord Rothschild, Sir Evelyn and Lady de Rothschild, and Tina Brown.
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DIY Steadicam Version 2: Design and Construction Tips For GoPro Hero and Other Cameras
A new and improved steadicam build for better balance and looks!
General information on designing and building a steadicam. I built this one for my GoPro but alot of the design will carry over to other cameras.
Parts for this build can be purchased here: http://www.buygoproparts.com/
Here is a link to the step-by-step build video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U14sdoxnpO4
Here is a rough materials list:
– GoPro tripod mount – B&H Photo has good prices on GoPro accessories and Best Buy should also carry this (probably even in their physical stores).
– 1/4″-20 threaded bolt to attach the GoPro tri-pod adapter.
– Two GoPro pivot/mounting arms – I used two short arms. These allow you to move the camera up, down, backwards, forwards.
– Main frame made out of a 1 1/4″ x 1/8″ x 3′ aluminum bar. I bought this at Lowes. I bent the aluminum bar around an air tank that was 7″ in diameter.
– Fender washers for counter weights – My rig has a total of 18 fender washers. 10 behind the camera, 4 in front of the “bow”, and 4 on the bottom of the “bow”. I do not know the official size of these but the outside diameter of them is around 1.25″
– Traxxas Stub axle/Half shaft for a T-Maxx 2.5 (possibly part number 4953x) shown here: http://traxxas.com/sites/default/files/4910_explodedviews_rear-2006_0.pdf and Traxxas short Half Shafts for T-Maxx 2.5 (possibly part number 4949x) shown here: http://traxxas.com/sites/default/files/4910_explodedviews_transmission-2006_0_0.pdf . Also Traxxas flanged nylon locking nut (probably part number 5147x). I had all of these parts already so I can not confirm these part numbers. Ebay might be a good spot to find these used or they aren’t terribly expensive on towerhobbies.com . These come as a package so you would have enough to build two steadicams.
– One 5/16-18 x 1″ long bolt goes through the frame of the steadicam and screws into the Traxxas stub axle/half shaft. The Traxxas part is not threaded but the bolt will thread the plastic the first time you screw it in. When I take mine apart and put it back together I always start threading the bolt by hand so I don’t cross thread the plastic.
– Two 6x22x7 bearings – The inside diameter is a great fit on the Traxxas stub axle/half shaft and the outside diameter is slightly undersized compared to the CPVC coupler. Wrap a few layers of clear packing tape around the outside of the bearing and it will fit tightly
– 3/4″ CPVC coupler – CPVC is NOT the same as regular PVC pipe. It usually has a slight yellow or brown color to it.
– 3/4″ CPVC pipe – Roughly 4-6″ long depending on how long your bicycle grip is.
– Bicycle grip – You should be able to get these at lots of stores. Foam grips are usually really inexpensive. I like and used a lock-on style because I already had it they are easy to install and remove.
– Bicycle grip cap – This part is not needed but it caps off the bottom of the grip and makes it look a little better.
– Misc. nuts and bolts to tie everything together.
There is a fairly big difference between this steadicam and a hand-held mount. A demonstration video can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1VMqRX4LPU .
Adriana Nicolau Brings Spanish Sophistication to the Design World
Adriana Nicolau belongs to that pleiad of excellent decorators, architects and interior designers who are able to create outstanding interior design environments. Sophistication is the design signature Adriana Nicolau favours, and also the main reason why her designs are so timeless. Follow CovetED below for more on this Spanish interior designer.
The interior design concepts created by Adriana Nicola, are welcoming environments, so immaculately thought out that it almost feels as if they had always been there. The beauty and personality you find in her decor style come from her avid and constant, research for unique pieces.
These include antiques that she finds in markets from all over the world. They could be from Paris, Madrid, or even Marrakesh.
There is no doubt that Adriana is among that select group of professionals that is responsible for finding out innovative design solutions for their clients, as well as the “influencers” when it comes to discovering new design trends.
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