Tag: Wikipedia

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – Wikipedia

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EM:HE; sometimes informally referred to as Extreme Home Makeover[2][3]) is an American reality television series that premiered on December 3, 2003 on ABC. The series is a spin-off of Extreme Makeover that features a family that has faced some sort of recent or ongoing hardship receiving a makeover of their home.

The series was produced by Endemol USA in association with Disney-ABC Television Group’s Greengrass Television. The original run was formerly hosted by Ty Pennington; the HGTV iteration is currently hosted by actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The executive producers were Brady Connell and George Verschoor.

On December 15, 2011, ABC announced that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition would end its run on January 13, 2012, but continue to air network specials.[4] Another spinoff, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How’d They Do That?, aired for one season between November 1, 2004 and

Read More

Interior design – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Interior designing is a process that can turn interior (inside) spaces into an effective setting (environment) suitable for people’s activities and functions.

An interior designer is a person who creates a solution of any interior space. Also, he works on layout spaces of building and technical issues such as lighting, sounds, and temperature (air ducts).

Important things in interior designing include color balancing (matching colors), understanding how colors affect space and moods, knowledge of fabrics, building and electrical codes, and styles and trends.

These steps are required for an interior designer to do a perfect job.

  • First step the designer must prepare: Feasibility (prospect) studies, space planning, check budget, design idea, finish selections, what the character of furniture is, art is and accessory selection and placement, project management, move management, and bid management.
  • Next the schematic (planning) design step is the following activities: Drawings and sketches (quick drawing) of proposed
Read More

Interior minister – Wikipedia

An interior ministry (sometimes called ministry of internal affairs or ministry of home affairs) is a government ministry typically responsible for public security, emergency management, registration, supervision of local governments, conduct of elections, public administration and immigration matters. Such a ministry is often headed by a minister of the interior, a minister of internal affairs or a minister of home affairs. In some countries, matters relating to the maintenance of law and order and the administration of justice are the responsibility of a separate justice ministry.

In some countries, public security belongs to a separate ministry (often titled “ministry of public order”, “ministry of security” etc.), with the interior ministry being limited to control over local governments, public administration, elections etc. Notable examples include Greece (Ministry of Citizen Protection) and Israel (Ministry of Public Security).

In countries with a federal constitution, interior ministers will often be found

Read More

Interior (Degas) – Wikipedia

Interior (French: Intérieur), also known as The Rape (French: Le Viol), is an oil painting on canvas by Edgar Degas (1834–1917), painted in 1868–1869. Described as “the most puzzling of Degas’s major works”,[1] it depicts a tense confrontation by lamplight between a man and a partially undressed woman. The theatrical character of the scene has led art historians to seek a literary source for the composition, but none of the sources proposed has met with universal acceptance. Even the painting’s title is uncertain; acquaintances of the artist referred to it either as Le Viol or Intérieur, and it was under the latter title that Degas exhibited it for the first time in 1905.[2] The painting is housed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.[3]

Background[edit]

Degas painted Interior at a time when his growing commitment to Realism had led him away from

Read More

Home Improvement – Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

Home Improvement (Mejorando la casa en Latinoamérica, Un chapuzas en casa en España) fue una sitcom de la televisión estadounidense, emitida por la cadena ABC desde 1991 hasta 1999. Durante esa década fue una de las comedias más vistas y ganadora de varios premios, además de ser la encargada de catapultar la carrera de Tim Allen como actor, y marcar el inicio de la carrera de televisión de Pamela Anderson,[1]​ quien fuera parte del programa en las primeras dos temporadas.

Posterior al final de su emisión, Tim Allen, Richard Karn y Debbe Dunning protagonizaron un reencuentro en un programa llamado Tim Allen presents: A user’s guide to Home Improvement en el 2003. En él, Tim mostró una recopilación de sus momentos favoritos en el show, reflexiones personales y una sesión de preguntas y respuestas en directo con la audiencia.

Home Improvement cuenta las desventuras en

Read More

Kookkunst – Wikipedia

Tweede nationale kookwedstrijd voor huishoudscholen in de Houtrusthallen te Den Haag (1954)

Kookkunst is de kunst om voedsel te bereiden, waarbij de nadruk ligt op het optimaliseren van de smaak. Koken is een veelheid aan kooktechnieken. Door kooktechnieken te variëren en ingrediënten te combineren, ontstaan diverse gerechten en per land of streek keukens, zoals de klassieke Franse keuken, de Hollandse pot of de Aziatische keuken. Gastronomie is de leer van de verfijnde keuken, van smaak en van het proeven der dingen.

Koken, evenals andere bereidingswijzen van voedsel, had in prehistorische tijden waarschijnlijk als doel het beter verteerbaar te maken, het langer te bewaren en het lekkerder te maken.

In de tijd van de Grieken ontstond koken als kunst. De Romeinen namen dit van de Griekse beschaving over en met de invoer van een grote diversiteit aan producten uit alle delen van het rijk kwam de kookkunst tot bloei. Na de

Read More

Restroom – Wikipedia

Restroom is a euphemism for a public toilet, in a publicly accessible location, or less frequently a toilet room, in a private residence. Different dialects use “bathroom” and “restroom” (American English), “bathroom” (usually includes a bathtub or shower) and “washroom” (just toilet and sink) (Canadian English), and “WC” (an initialism for “water closet”), “lavatory” and its abbreviation “lav” (British English).

The term restroom derived from the fact that in early 1900s through to the middle of the century up-scale restaurants, theatres and performing facilities would often have comfortable chairs or sofas located within or in a room directly adjacent to the actual toilet and sink facilities, something which can be seen in some movies of the time period. An example of this is the description of a “movie palace” which was opening in 1921 which was described as including ” … a rest-room for the fair sex and a lounging

Read More

Modern Bathroom – Wikipedia

Modern Bathroom is a California-based manufacturer and retailer of bathroom fixtures and furniture, specializing in modern and traditional bathroom vanities. Founded in May 2004 by Martin Symes, the company has bathroom showrooms in Orange County and Los Angeles, with the Los Angeles showroom being the largest of its kind in the state of California.[1] Apart from its own Modern Bathroom brand, the company sells brands such as Kohler, Grohe, Fairmont, Danze, Toto, and MTI.[2] In 2011 it began distributing the Wyndham Collection, which was custom designed for Modern Bathroom by Christopher Grubb, a Beverly Hills-based interior designer and HGTV contributor.[3]

Overview[edit]

Modern Bathroom was founded by President[4] and CEO Martin Symes on May 20, 2004.[5] The company began manufacturing contemporary bathroom remodeling[2] products and accessories, and opened its first retail showroom in early 1995.[1][2] According to the Better Business

Read More

Kitchen Cabinet – Wikipedia

The Kitchen Cabinet was a term used by political opponents of President of the United States Andrew Jackson to describe his ginger group, the collection of unofficial advisors he consulted in parallel to the United States Cabinet (the “parlor cabinet”) following his purge of the cabinet at the end of the Eaton affair and his break with Vice President John C. Calhoun in 1831.[1][2]

Coinage[edit]

Secretary of State Martin Van Buren was a widower, and since he had no wife to become involved in the Eaton controversy he managed to avoid becoming entangled himself. In 1831 he resigned his cabinet post, as did Secretary of War John Eaton, in order to give Jackson a reason to re-order his cabinet and dismiss Calhoun allies. Jackson then dismissed Calhounites Samuel D. Ingham, John Branch, and John M. Berrien. Van Buren, whom Jackson had already indicated he wanted

Read More

Interior design – Wikipedia

Interior design is the art and science of enhancing the interior of a building to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space. An interior designer is someone who plans, researches, coordinates, and manages such enhancement projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, space planning, site inspections, programming, research, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and execution of the design.

History and current terms

Typical interior of one of the houses in the Folk Architecture Reservation in Vlkolínec (Slovakia)

In the past, interiors were put together instinctively as a part of the process of building.[1]

The profession of interior design has been a consequence of the development of society and the complex architecture that has resulted from the development of industrial processes.

The pursuit of effective use of space, user well-being and functional design has contributed

Read More