If you’re after a livelier effect, you might consider another emerging trend: mixing up wood species and cabinet-door styles. Wellborn Cabinets demonstrated this strategy at a recent kitchen and bath show where their Rustic Global Spice Kitchen incorporated not only two types of hardwood — oak and maple — but also three door styles each with its own stain. “To make this look succeed, you or your designer will need to find common stylistic threads running through the various elements — underlying kinships of shape, color, texture and proportion that will pull the disparate parts together into a unified whole,” advises San Antonio-based designer Melissa Morgan. “It’s takes a certain amount of confidence, but the results can be spectacular.” … [Read more...] about Hot trends in kitchen remodeling
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There is a fine line between fun and funky when it comes to unexpected fashion choices. However, some odd matches become classic go-to favorites that stand the test of time. Blazers and jeans came out as the top unexpected fashion duo that actually complement each other, with 43% of respondents rocking this look. Denim on denim and band T-shirts and skirts tied at #2, with the more eclectic duos cowboy boots and formal wear and sunglasses and indoors rounding out the list. … [Read more...] about Unexpected duos: From food to fashion, the crazy pairings America loves
Although “lean” appears to be mature as a classic management approach in industry, 60% of the industrial companies surveyed stated that they only had a medium level of maturity with regard to the use of lean management. In practice, transparency about the results achieved is particularly difficult. In order to counter the pressure to increase productivity, companies are striving to improve their implementation of lean management. “Here, however, companies quickly find that the benefits that can be achieved are becoming less and less proportionate to the efforts they make to improve,” explains Jens Steuer, partner for Industrial Manufacturing at CAMELOT. The reason for this is the increasingly complex and volatile market environment that companies now face, where traditional lean management methods are no longer effective. … [Read more...] about Industrial manufacturing: a recipe for success to fight off the recession
REGISTER YOUR MACHINE: To show a car, truck, motorcycle, aircraft or other machine, the registration fee is $40 ($50 for entries postmarked after April 15) and includes a custom dash plaque and admission for the registrant plus one passenger (must be together in the registered vehicle). Register online at http://www.miramarevents.com/dreammachines … [Read more...] about Registration Opens For The Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show!
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