Red Cedar Specie

Western Cedar

Western redcedar

A large tree, up to 60 metres tall when mature, with drooping branches; trunk often spreading out widely at the base.

 

Leaves
Scale-like, opposite pairs, in four rows, folded in one pair but not in the other and overlapping like shingles. Arranged on the twigs in flat, fan-like sprays. Very strong aroma.

Western redcedar leaves

Cones
Seed cones are egg-shaped, 1 centimetre long, with several pairs of scales. Pollen cones are small and reddish.

Western redcedar cones

Bark
Grey, stringy, tearing off in long strips on mature trees.

Western redcedar bark

Where to find western redcedar
It typically occurs at low to mid elevations along the coast and in the wet belt of the Interior, where the climate is cool, mild, and moist.

Habitat
Western redcedar grows best in moist to wet soils, with lots of nutrients. It is tolerant of shade and long-lived, sometimes over 1,000 years.

Western redcedar frequently grows with western hemlock and Douglas-fir. On the north coast, it also grows with amabilis fir and spruces. These forests usually have a lush layer of ferns, huckleberries, and Devil’s club, with a thick carpet of mosses on the forest floor.

Uses
The western redcedar has been called “the cornerstone of Northwest Coast aboriginal culture,” and has great spiritual significance. Coastal people used all parts of the tree. They used the wood for dugout canoes, house planks, bentwood boxes, clothing, and many tools such as arrow shafts, masks, and paddles. The inner bark made rope, clothing, and baskets. The long arching branches were twisted into rope and baskets. It was also used for many medicines.

The wood is naturally durable and light in weight. It is used for house siding and interior paneling as well as outdoor furniture, decking and fencing. Because of its resistance to decay and insect damage, the wood of large, fallen trees remains sound for over 100 years. Even after 100 years, the wood can be salvaged and cut into shakes for roofs.

Notes
The western redcedar is British Columbia’s official tree. The name plicata comes from a Greek word meaning “folded in plaits,” in reference to the arrangement of the leaves. It is sometimes called arbor-vitae, Latin for “tree of life.”

 

SOURCE: http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/documents/treebook/westernredcedar.htm
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Luxury Yacht Interior Design

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wander around inside a plush luxury yacht? Well, this is your lucky day. We’ve got a gallery of luxurious yacht interiors that will leave you wondering why the owners of these vessels would ever set foot on dry land. We start off with an in depth look at a two and a half deck single model 130 Sport Yacht

The main saloon of this yacht has been meticulously designed to be a stunning entertaining space.

1| The main saloon of this yacht has been meticulously designed to be a stunning entertaining space.

Luxury yacht interior

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The yacht is a great place for guests, offering vast relaxation areas and even a bar.

3| The yacht is a great place for guests, offering vast relaxation areas and even a bar.

Amazingly, the dining area onboard can seat up to ten guests with ease.

4| Amazingly, the dining area onboard can seat up to ten guests with ease.

Under-bed lighting illuminates the floor area of the generous bedroom suites.

5| Under-bed lighting illuminates the floor area of the generous bedroom suites.

Luxury platform bed

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A large shower and twin basin vanity furnishes the sophisticated bathroom.

7| A large shower and twin basin vanity furnishes the sophisticated bathroom.

There's even room for a gym to keep the owners in shape whilst out at sea.

8| There’s even room for a gym to keep the owners in shape whilst out at sea.

 

Source: http://www.home-designing.com/2014/05/luxury-yacht-interior-design    

Rattan House by Guz Architects

Rattan House is a contemporary house designed by Guz Architects.

Located in Singapore, the house is made of several open air rooms and gardens that maximize the transparency and encourage natural ventilation.

 

Rattan House by Guz Architects:

“The rattan house was conceived to make the most of what is a relatively condensed site in Singapore’s “good class bungalow” district; with buildings all around and little breeze. The L-shaped plan was designed to make the most of the views and funnel the breezes throughout the house.

Within this we tried to create gardens and green areas to not only passively cool the house, but also to provide greenery and a sense of space which all occupants could share. The house was completed on a very low budget (for Singapore) of less than S$1m.

Rattan screens were used along the main entrance hall of the house to provide privacy, yet still allow the air to flow through.”

 

Source: http://www.homedsgn.com/2014/01/05/rattan-house-by-guz-architects/

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

Home library is something that anyone should have. It is a place at the house where you can read a good book and feel relaxed. If you have very high wall in your home use it for home library. Colors of the books will give the space interesting and warm look. Bookshelves also can be used as a separation between two rooms. When you will walk in the room you will feel the grandiosity of the bookshelf wall. Make your home look classy and elegant with bookshelf wall. We present you 25 amazing bookshelf walls. Enjoy…

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30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

30 Marvelous Bookshelf Walls

 

SOURCE: http://www.architectureartdesigns.com/30-marvelous-bookshelf-walls/

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

As we already said because of its function, the living room should be the most practical and the best arranged room. All of the people spend the most time during the day here, and it is the very first room that the guests will see. So the living room will be your hallmark, and you should pay attention on its decorating.

Minimalist living room is one of the best modern styles, that will bring brightness, elegance and freshness into your daily stay. If you decide for decorating your living room in this famous style you will have a wonderful room full with positive energy where you can charge your batteries. Usually a lot of people for decorating minimalist style are using classy shades like black, white and grey, however, it is not necessarily sticking to these subdued shades – nowadays it is acceptable introducing splashes of bold hues like orange, red and green.

The best effect is reached with the neutral colors. The furniture should be with geometric shapes and clean silhouettes to keep up with the overall style. Proper lighting is an essential element of a living room in minimalist style and the big windows will provide a lot of light so that will make your living room appear bigger. The floor need to be bright with a stylish look and glossy effect. Follow this simple rules and you will create a stunning living room from your dreams.

 

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

25 Stunning Minimalist Living Room Designs

 

SOURCE: http://www.architectureartdesigns.com/25-stunning-minimalist-living-room-designs/

 

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

When you imagine your dream home, what kind of living room you always prefer? Is it a little spot where you can enjoy while watching TV, or it is a room with a panoramic view of the city? Are you always dreamed for a cozy and relaxing atmosphere where you can recharge your batteries everyday? If the answer is yes we are here to get you inspired for your traditional dream living room.

You need to be careful in this room should not be overloaded with furniture, thus creating a feeling of overcrowding and suffocation. In the market you can find different sizes of each individual piece of furniture, so selection should be adjusted to the size of the space. With proper selection of furniture all the small spaces can visually become sufficiently large, and thus stay in them to become more pleasant. Take care for all details and you will make a traditional masterpiece from your living room that every one gonna love it!

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

 

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

 

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment31 Elegant Traditional Living Room Designs For Everyday Enjoyment

 

SOURCE: http://www.architectureartdesigns.com/31-elegant-traditional-living-room-designs-for-everyday-enjoyment/

31 Picturesque Romantic Places to Draw Inspiration From

That certain something which makes a place romantic is different for every individual. It might be a memory of an event, an ancestral connection or a life long desire specific to a particular destination. However, a challenge is extended to anyone who can view this collection of images and resist swooning. There are of course elements that are romantic by their very nature: candle light, sunsets, gazebos, ocean views, sand underfoot and objects borne of the natural world such as, flowers and seashells. Such elements are expertly incorporated into the images to follow with an obvious level of professionalism, but in lieu of a fabulous holiday, can be recreated at the nearest beach, in the park, or even, in the garden.

Pearl Farm Hotel- moonlit beach dinner

Pearl Farm Hotel- floating dinner on raft bungalow

Pearl Farm Hotel- beach dinner set up evening

romantic infinity pool bungalows with island viewsPearl Farm Hotel- beach dinner set up eveningromantic infinity pool with island viewsromantic over pool floating dining in white gazeboromantic floating dining over poolPicturesque experiences such as the former, offered by the likes of Pearl Farm Resort of the Philippines and the Banyan Tree of Bali, are luxurious and extravagant. They exist to satisfy the whims of their guests and rarely is there a whim that can't be satisfied, but if skydiving onto a pristine white sandbar to be greeted by a linen-clad, seafood-laden, candle-lit table does not sound appealing, inspiration can be taken from the few images to follow, which depict scenes that extend to the everyday and might just lead to a mid-week rejuvenation worthy of sweeping a loved one off their feet.

Picturesque experiences such as the former, offered by the likes of Pearl Farm Resort of the Philippines and the Banyan Tree of Bali, are luxurious and extravagant. They exist to satisfy the whims of their guests and rarely is there a whim that can’t be satisfied, but if skydiving onto a pristine white sandbar to be greeted by a linen-clad, seafood-laden, candle-lit table does not sound appealing, inspiration can be taken from the few images to follow, which depict scenes that extend to the everyday and might just lead to a mid-week rejuvenation worthy of sweeping a loved one off their feet.

 

SOURCE: http://www.home-designing.com/2013/04/31-picturesque-romantic-places-to-draw-inspiration-from

Loft Design Inspiration

The idea of lofts has been around forever it seems but that is with good reason. Lofts are special in feel and diversified in ways you can use them. In this post we feature 4 lofts each solving the design puzzle in its own unique way. Take a look.

 

This loft features a desk/work area with leisure in mind by means of the hammock. Inviting, isn’t it? The high ceiling allows room to incorporate this loft leaving the main floor with extra space for living.

1| Visualizer: Peter Ang This loft features a desk/work area with leisure in mind by means of the hammock. Inviting, isn’t it? The high ceiling allows room to incorporate this loft leaving the main floor with extra space for living.

 

From this view we see the open stairs.  Storage has been added to steps two, three and four.  Though the look of the stairs would change a bit, more of the same storage could be incorporated all the way up.  This stairs would not be ideal for senior citizens. Also we are pretty sure this  would break a few building regulations.

2| From this view we see the open stairs. Storage has been added to steps two, three and four. Though the look of the stairs would change a bit, more of the same storage could be incorporated all the way up. This stairs would not be ideal for senior citizens. Also we are pretty sure this would break a few building regulations.

 

 

 

 

loft wall art work

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This cozy sitting area under the loft is great for one or two people, yet affords extra company sitting with the floor ottomans and the upholstered bench.  Again, storage is provided discreetly under the bench.  The floor ottomans serve as seating for eating at that platform-like table that divides the living area from the kitchen.

4| This cozy sitting area under the loft is great for one or two people, yet affords extra company sitting with the floor ottomans and the upholstered bench. Again, storage is provided discreetly under the bench. The floor ottomans serve as seating for eating at that platform-like table that divides the living area from the kitchen.

 

The bedroom, though part of the small apartment is quite spacious.  The windows visually elevate and open up this space quite well. If you remember, this actually made it our list of 25 Bedrooms We Are In Love With.

5| The bedroom, though part of the small apartment is quite spacious. The windows visually elevate and open up this space quite well. If you remember, this actually made it our list of 25 Bedrooms We Are In Love With .

 

loft indoor plant

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loft window seating

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Notice the “wine cellar” on the left wall.  The barrel and stool can be used for sitting while eating as well as sitting while preparing a meal.  Large art on the wall works nicely in small spaces.  It makes the wall appear bigger.

8| Notice the “wine cellar” on the left wall. The barrel and stool can be used for sitting while eating as well as sitting while preparing a meal. Large art on the wall works nicely in small spaces. It makes the wall appear bigger.

 

SOURCE: http://www.home-designing.com/2014/07/loft-design-inspiration

 

The Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment Designs

Scandinavian style is among the most modern and perhaps the most common style everywhere in the world. Anyone who loves minimalism and white interiors, usually opts for this style. Scandinavian countries mean a long, dark winter, premature dusk and very little natural light during the day. That’s why all dark is ejected, and while minimalism and whiteness prevailing in Scandinavian homes. The name comes from the northern countries – Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and several characteristics that define it are that homes are designed in this style are usually white (white palette includes beige, light blue and gray) with sporadic accents of natural colors, such as black and brown.

Scandinavian interiors feature large windows designed to miss a lot of daylight, plenty of wood that breaks the whiteness, soothing atmosphere and, last but not least important – such interiors have a great modern charm. The basic rule of Scandinavian style could be “keep it natural.” Scandinavian interior design beside the bright colors,they are  characterized by open space and a minimalist approach – it is visible only what is necessary. The windows are large, designed to receive more lighting that is further enhanced with the mirrors and substantial “exploitation” of white color. Take a look at the following collection of Scandinavian apartments and you might get inspired for entering this style in your home.

765 square feet Scandinavian Apartment

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Colorful Scandinavian Apartment

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”Artistic Clutter” in a 550-Square-Foot ApartmentThe Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment Designs

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The Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment Designs

Chick Apartment for Young People

The Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment Designs

The Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment Designs

The Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment Designs

Scandinavian Apartment with Mezzanine in Gothenburg

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The Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment Designs

Three Bedroom Apartment in Central Stockholm

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Renovated Apartment in Stockholm

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Scandinavian Apartment by Soma ArchitekciThe Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment DesignsThe Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment DesignsThe Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment Designs

Apartment on BadhusgatanThe Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment DesignsThe Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment DesignsThe Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment Designs

Elegant Apartment in JohannebergThe Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment DesignsThe Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment DesignsThe Most Attractive 10 Scandinavian Apartment Designs

 

SOURCE: http://www.architectureartdesigns.com/the-most-attractive-10-scandinavian-apartment-designs/

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

If you want to make quality kids room you should take care for all needed details. It should contain the whole required equipment for one kid to feel free and comfortable and to have opportunity to express its creativity and affinities. On the other side it should be warm and bright, painted in your kid`s favorite colors. When decorating kids room you should plan more space for playing if you have small child, or space for studying if your child is bigger. Basic elements in equipping the kids room are bed, closets, shelves and desk for students.

Good quality bed and mattress are important things that provide a healthy and comfortable sleep, regardless of the fact that children do not have a lot of weight and they don`t create a lot of pressure on the mattress. In all options it is good to set up a small commode next to the bed so the child can put a lamp, a book or beverage that is consumed at night.

When equipping be creative and when buying furniture, think whether you can adapt it to the age of the child over time. In choosing colors be creative and use warm colors that encourage the activity of the child. Here we present you some inspirational designs of modern kids room hopefully to help you to create one practical kids room!

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style


23 Pretty Kids Room Design Ideas in Modern Style

Source: http://www.architectureartdesigns.com/23-pretty-kids-room-design-ideas-in-modern-style/