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Aligning Minimalist Home and Garden

Minimalist gardenThis year is a year for ‘home’ and gardens ‘minimalist’ is compact, stylish, and practically became a favorite choice of the consumer’s house, which is apt to be read by the property developer. Various minimalisthome products offered and sold as a new symbol of cosmopolitansociety, which is a reflection of the way of living, thinking, and working urban society the very practical, lightweight, efficient, andmanagement simplicity.

The house and garden is a reinterpretation of the social culture, nature and place of residence life. Home is where we rest shelter, socializing, family, and worship. Garden is a reflection of natural energy, and energy is the source of life. So, if the house and garden was designed as a harmonious whole will give life energy to the occupants.

Minimalist concept of home and garden dedicated to increasing the value of an entire room (exterior and interior) by reducing the excess of everything in the room. Minimalist lifestyle philosophy represents a practical, dynamic, concise, effective, and efficient, which is applied in all aspects of life including house building architecture, interior space and exterior gardens. Collaboration minimalist house and garden became the medium of communication between architecture and landscape with a form of contrast, hard-soft, rigid-soft, dead-alive, geometric, dynamic, and between man-made (cultural) and nature.

Minimalist eliminate saturation with the use of decorative ornaments, knick-knacks accessories. Character and quality of spaces created is determined by the existence of space itself, not by the furniture and knick-knacks accessories in it. Space becomes felt relieved (empty, immortality, meditative atmosphere) according to the primary needs of residents, to optimize the circulation of healthy fresh air, and lighting is abundant sunshine (rich colors).

Natural lighting from windows, doors, transparent walls (stained glass, glassblock), or skylights, shade trees, plants and composition of pavement, the right will bring the shadow objects from sunlight reflected off the walls as a natural aesthetic separate elements. While the game is very artistic lighting the lamp, both spotlights, light plant, up to the chandelier with geometric shapes, is able to liven up the evening.

It should be understood, the concept of Western and Eastern minimalism is somewhat different. Western minimalist concept of rational functional tend to put more emphasis on the function of space and material honesty of expression. While the concept of minimalism is very Eastern-influenced philosophy of Zen Buddhism that emphasizes simplicity, harmony, efficient, and effective, and symbolizes the emptiness and silence (spiritual values​​) for each space created clear, plain, and clear, so the space can be lived greatness of the Creator. Being a minimalist nature.

Geometric patterns, proportionate, effective, efficient, neutral colors, and natural (the impression of relief and field), pure colors (primary), the representation of nature (plants, contour shape, the element of water), raw material without excessive finishing (the impression of quiet, gentle , pure, holy, innocent), texture, and contrast. Quality home and garden design, space, and the completion of the structure must be getting better.

Form of a straightforward design, plain, simple, uncomplicated, compact, space-effective and efficient. Blocking mass, materials, lighting, repetition, circulation compact, multifunctional space and sequential optimization. Value minimalist beauty of the house and garden ornaments and objects do not rely on artificial, but more meaningful to an honesty of form, function, and dedication that created spaces.

Home and garden minimalist arrangement requires a harmonious overall look, a combination of hard materials (concrete, stone, pebbles, gravel, sand), the physical structure of buildings and exotic plants, exotic colors, as well as supporting elements (lights, pond, benches, statues , furniture). Minimalism requires the alignment of materials, shapes, colors, and textures with the impression conveyed to the warm, intimate, romantic, natural, or futuristic. Monochromatic color game with themes such as grading the two primary colors create the spatial unity between house and garden.

Use of building materials (house and garden) minimalism is not necessarily expensive. Use simple materials (a strong element of simplicity) rather than a luxury with expensive materials, and natural materials (the elements of harmony with nature). Exposure to the dominance of material (soft and hard) will produce certain effects that different. Design and calculation of the detailed structure can save the use of materials with the results of building a house and garden optimum artistic look.

Arrangement of furniture requires regularity, where all objects are located at regular positions respectively. The room filled with furniture that is highly efficient and functional course. Furniture chosen only really needed, not a decorative element, if possible multifunctional. Room was clean and seemed relieved. Furniture interior and exterior with geometric shapes aims to maximize use of space, there is no gap or space left to die.

Parks play an important role include the beauty and harmony of nature into the building and unite with the surrounding natural environment. Park as a dynamic live objects instead give spirit to the minimalist home that often seem cold and stiff.

The fence is designed to strengthen the impression of a minimalist home of textured concrete (horizontal / vertical), or betel leaf walls (pieces of stone be nested), which was becoming a trend, until the hedges soften the stiffness of the building.

The presence of the water element in the form of geometric pool and a tranquil water, waterfall, or water spray (fog effect) brings stillness and coolness of the space and audience space.

Minimalist house and garden, they must collaborate to form the order of outer space, buildings, and space in a balanced (yin), interwoven with each other in harmony, and not dominate the other. The division of space is very efficient, functional, and clear hierarchy, and reduce (reduce) the various needs of the space that is not important.

Occupants and visitors can easily recognize the functions of space. Space seemed to flow from the front yard, front porch, crawl spaces each, up to the back porch. Dining room, living room and kitchen which are interconnected to have the regularity, continuity and harmony between space design.

Aligning the house and garden of minimalist means to bring a home environment calm and soothing.

 

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Nourish Your Plants All Year-Round With Hydroponics Indoors

With global warming, the seasons are all out of whack and it may be more difficult to decipher when exactly you’ll be able to get a worthy result from your particular plants, and just how long you will be able to enjoy them before the weather shifts again, and some plants or flowers only thrive in certain periods of the year. It may be tedious, and it may get even more so in the future if things continue on the way they’ve been, leaving you with a decision to consider; you could either go with the flow, and keep your growing schedule tight, allowing for you to make the most of the time you have at your disposal, or you may take matters into your own hands, and move your garden inside, and begin growing with hydroponics.

You might either dedicate an entire room for your plants, or even just a contained area in a corner, making it simple for you to work on your garden form the comfort of your own home, you may set up a grow space of just about any size, to accommodate any size garden you like.

Whether you’re growing flowers or vegetables, it does not matter, just as long as you buy the necessary tools to get the job done correctly; you will have to set aside space for ventilation, as well as LED grow lights and pots for your allotted plants. You should also be certain that the area is free of all exterior contaminants, and constantly clean up any dead leaves or debris as soon as you come across them, because a clean and uncontaminated grow space will always produce better results than one that is not cared for as much.

You would be wise to have your plants on a calculated watering regiment, and monitor their growth, allowing you to make alterations to the humidity and temperature whenever necessary, while still staying on top of the cycles and doing your part to help your plants thrive in the environment you have made. There are ways you might make it easy on yourself, though it may feel like a tough undertaking, and one of the most helpful things to invest in would be an LED grow light, which is a much more advanced source of lighting that will provide for your plants, while at the same time running on less electricity and operating far cooler than alternative lights, allowing you to care for your plants without fear of roasting them in the process.

Stealth Grow is a branch of the larger LED manufacturer Bright Light LED. Stealth Grow is comprised of a team of experienced growers and engineers who have worked to bring LED grow lights to the forefront of indoor horticulture. We manufacture our own components and as a result have an incredible amount of flexibility in testing our products like the SG 1250. Our lights bring the most advanced combination of spectrum and intensity of any LED grow light.

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The Dry Garden Practical

Dry GardenThe concept of a dry garden is a practical alternative to garden design that provides ease of maintenance. Dry garden is as famous as the trend of minimalist-style dwelling house, one of which tropical minimalist style.

The first step to create a dry garden is determining the concept and character of the park to be made. This needs to be done so that the presence of a dry garden can further reinforce the desired house style as a whole.

Plants grown in dry gardens selected types of plants that do not require extra care, such as Pandan Island, Casuarina or palm – Paleman. As for small plants can be selected types sanseviera and Cactus. Plants – the plants are plants that do not require much water making it suitable for homeowners who do not have much time to perform maintenance garden.

Other additional components to the park can use a dry powder coral, coral brushes, stone and sand mixed with other elements desired such as garden lights, pond, trails, gazebo and even bridges.

Things to note on a dry garden is the availability of sunlight, whether it be the location of a dry garden in the shade or in a sunbathe. It is closely related to the types of plants suitable for the location of the park.

Basically a dry garden can be made at the residence anywhere, could be on the front, rear, side or below the void that is at the center of residential houses as well as more flexible against the available land area.