Alles, was Menschen herstellen, um ihre Gebrauchsgegenstände zu verstauen oder zu schützen, nutzen sie seit jeher dazu, ihre Kreativität zum Ausdruck zu bringen. Das gilt auch für Hüllen, Taschen und Etuis, die beim Transport und Schutz von High-Tech-Geräten wie Tablets oder Smartphones zum Einsatz kommen. Lire la suite…
PIB Home is a website which sources the trendiest, most stylish furniture looks from around Europe. With Scandinavia currently being something of a design powerhouse, this means that Swedish lights, Finnish chairs and everything in between feature heavily on the website. Lire la suite…
There have been many different techniques tried out over the years to attempt to get the better of the various allergies that stalk us – peanut, milk, hay fever, house dust mite, cow’s milk and more. Lire la suite…
Many of us know what it’s like to live with the menace of allergies. They can range from the merely annoying, such as mild cases of hay fever, to the life-threatening. What’s more, in the developed world, the prevalence of allergies is constantly on the increase. French company DBV-Technologies offers a fascinating window onto efforts being made to tackle this plague. http://www.dbv-technologies.com/en details the treatments and technologies currently under development at the firm’s Paris-based premises.
Principal amongst these are the Viaskin range of products – more information is available on these products here. This approach is a mixture of the simple (a patch placed on the skin) and the complex. For instance, the production process includes the spraying of antigens onto the patch by means of an electrospray (below) which produces a very fine, electrically-charged stream of antigens. This ensures the allergens cover the patch evenly. A condensation chamber created by the patch moisturizes the skin, solubilizing the antigens and enabling them to penetrate the epidermis. From here, they reach the tolerogenic Langerhans’ cells and the process of tolerization begins.
The holiday rentals market is a huge one right across the globe. Most properties let out on this basis are relatively modest. There is, however, a high-end rentals sector which caters to more demanding clients. This is the clientele served by www.edenluxuryhomes.com, a firm that specializes in finding the most prestigious properties and sourcing value-added services to go with them. The fact that only around 1 in 3 properties viewed by Eden Luxury Home’s on-the-ground representatives are accepted bears witness to how exacting the firm’s standards are. If you’re interested, you can even see how the process works by following the company’s villa scouting team on Instagram!
The firm has an especially impressive portfolio of Mediterranean region properties. The luxury villa saint tropez style is a firm favourite. Rentals typically sleep from 6 to 14 people, making them especially suitable for large families or gatherings of friends.
Often located in stunning settings, such as the town of Ibiza, with its beautiful harbour (see below), Eden Luxury Homes properties often come with ‘concierge’ options. This could mean you can have access to the services of chefs, butlers or chauffeurs, should you choose.
Have you ever thought that your house needed an extra touch of elegance but weren’t sure how to achieve this? At www.taillardat.fr, you can find a range of sophisticated furniture for every room of your house, from bedroom to dining room, lounge to hall. Being a French company, Taillardat is proud to model its designs on 18th century French furniture. This includes styles such as Regency, Restoration, Empire, Marie-Antoinette, and of course, the famous louis xviii furniture look.
The ‘Collection’ section of the website contains everything you could possibly need to furnish your house – desks, console tables, dining room furniture, bedside tables, chests of drawers, armchairs, sofas, stools and even beds. All pieces are made from the best quality materials, including woods like Mahogany, Oak, Beech and Cherry. The craftspeople who create these items are highly-specialized and have a complete mastery of the requisite skills – gilding, carving, joinery, French polishing, leather casing, bronzes, upholstery and more.
The Edwige model of console table shown below is an example of the Louis XV style. Being of smaller size, these tables are particularly suited to narrow hallways.
There’s a new name in the campaign to find a reliable solution to the diagnosis and treatment of allergies – DBV-Technologies. This firm has been working on a safe allergy treatment for a number of different food and non-food allergies. Allergies affect millions of people across the world, but the issue is particularly acute in more developed countries.
Historically, allergies have been treated by the introduction of allergens into the patient’s body in small quantities, either by injection or as drops or tablets under the tongue. These methods have not always been successful and can sometimes provoke severe allergic reactions.
DBV-Technologies has taken another tack. It has adopted highly-sophisticated equipment and techniques (as illustrated below) in order to create a seemingly simple solution – the Viaskin® patch. The effectiveness of this design relies upon the joint action of the electrospray technology used in making the patches and their electrostatically charged backing. This approach applies an even coating of allergens over the patch, which in turn target the antigen-presenting cells in the skin. This means no allergens enter the bloodstream, which is a much safer option.
We all depend on our fridge-freezers to keep our kitchens supplied and ourselves and our families well-fed, so isn’t it about time we knew more about the technology that helps them do their job? All American-style fridges will have a water filter for purifying the water that comes into the fridge for ice-making purposes and for dispensing as cooled drinking water. The side by side filter is one type that’s commonly used. There are almost as many filters as there are fridges, which is not really surprising, as usually one needs to be matched exactly to the other. Major brands include Amana, Daewoo, LG, Maytag and Whirlpool. Then there’s the water filter samsung style, which, as well as being suitable for a range of this make’s models, may be used in Electrolux, GE and other manufacturers’ models. You should always look to make sure that all the components being sold are manufacturer-approved, as is the case on the allmyfilters.com website. Furthermore, they should also pass all European Union and NSF norms and standards. The samsung water filter da29 10105j does just that, so you can have peace of mind, knowing that the water you drink will have been cleansed of lead residue, copper and other harmful substances.
You’ll have heard about the boast that something is so clean you could eat your dinner off it, but you’ve probably never thought that this could be applied to snooker tables. Well, Riley international have a snooker dining table for sale which will enable you to do just that! The dual-purpose snooker/pool and dining table actually has a long pedigree and was popular in the early years of the 20th century. The company also produces a wide range of other tables such as Russian Pyramid and full-size snooker tables. Some very special models are on offer on the website, notably several professional snooker tables – professional in the sense that some of the world’s best players either practised on them or even fought out ranking tournament struggles on them! Probably the most prestigious of them all is the arena table that was used during the 2009 World Championships, ultimately won by John Higgins. If these tables look a bit too big for your budget, you can still have a table that is unique by using the Aristocrat Visualizer, which lets you choose from trim, pocket and wood finish options to create a table that’s just the way you want it!