Something New From Something Old

first_imgAt Home Something New From Something Old Buying antiques from Architectural Salvage is not just for collectors, but also for those looking to repurpose old pieces for something new By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 5:07 pm 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty When talking about antiques, most think about expensive pieces from bygone eras that are bought as an investment and for something to display. What most don’t know though, is that some antiques are affordable and can be used other than display purposes.Repurposing salvaged materials to be used as functional decor has been around for some time, and many who are into it often find themselves in antique shops such as Architectural Salvage.Take old doors, for example. An old door that has been salvaged could be used as a patio table.Or, you can take an old lamp and either clean it, rewire it and use it as a quirky lamp to accentuate your existing decor, or you can set it up as a fancy bird bath for your lawn.Old ladders can be used as a nice magazine rack, or old carpets can be cut up and used as placemats for pots.If you are handy, you can modify some old stuff to repurpose them for even more creative uses. Old television sets can be made into aquariums for instance, while baby cribs can be converted into a work desk.I’ve even seen someone take old banisters and made it so to create a nice couch.Antiques need not be an expensive hobby, it can also be an affordable and fun way to let your creative juices flow by seeing the functional decor within salvaged materials.If you need inspiration or just want to look around and see what comes up, visit Architectural Salvage at 2600 E. Foothill Blvd., or you can visit http://www.pasadenaarchitecturalsalvage.com for more information. Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community Newscenter_img Business News Community News Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Evaluate Current, Future Workforce Needs Now!

first_imgChamber workforce development staff is currently meeting with employers to discuss both current job opportunities and future workforce needs. The Chamber wants to ensure training funds are used effectively and need your guidance. Heroes at Home 2 is the result of a $4.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. It was awarded to the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council and Workforce Central in partnership with Washington State Employment Security Department, Thurston County Economic Development Council and the City of Lakewood. It was awarded due to the Base Realignment and Closure Action of 2005 and subsequent relocation of military personnel and families to Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Resources include funds for training, certification, and on-the-job training for qualified military spouses. The Thurston County Chamber is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services.  Auxiliary aids and services may be available upon request to persons with disabilities.  Funds made available through the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council and Consortium. Businesses interested in discussing workforce needs, and potentially hiring military spouses from the program, can contact Stephanie Scott at 360.357.3362 or [email protected] Facebook0Tweet0Pin0The Thurston County Chamber is a partner in Heroes at Home 2, an initiative to train and place 825 military spouses in Thurston and Pierce counties.last_img read more

City of Olympia: Road Closed Due to Fallen Tree and Downed…

first_imgFacebook83Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of OlympiaDivision Street, NW, between Muirhead and Peach will remain closed until further notice. City crews must wait for Puget Sound Energy to repair the downed power lines before they can remove the tree and perform clean-up work.At this time, we do not have an estimate on when work will be complete. Travelers should plan to use alternate routes.Featured photo credit: Kim Merrimanlast_img

Women’s Tennis Wraps Up Play In San Diego

first_img SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Drake University women’s tennis team played four matches in the consolation bracket of the San Diego State Fall Classic II Saturday afternoon and followed that with more matches Sunday.The Bulldogs dropped all four matches on the Saturday, but won a pair of doubles matches Sunday.Drake’s Carmen Palumbo fell by a 6-3, 6-1 score to Air Force’s Nadeen Lieberman and Maria Tatarnikova suffered a 6-1, 6-1 loss to SDSU’s Agustin Rimoldi. Palumbo and Tatarnikova also saw doubles action in a 6-2 loss to Air Force. Joely Lomas and Liza Petushkova saw a 6-4 setback in their match.Sunday, Maria Tatarnikova and Carmen Palumbo, along with Liza Petushkova and Joely Lomas all picked up wins on the final day of the event.Tatarnikova and Palumbo picked up a 6-1 win over Northern Colorado’s Wolfe and Chhabra in doubles action. Petushkova and Lomas downed their foes from UC Irvine, 6-3. Both Tatarnikova and Palumbo also competed in singles action but dropped their matches.The three-day SDSU Fall Classic II completes the Bulldogs fall schedule. Story Links Print Friendly Version San Diego State Fall Classic IIDrake Saturday ResultsSinglesNadeen Lieberman (Air Force) def. Carmen Palumbo (Drake), 6-3, 6-1Agustina Rimoldi (SDSU) def. Maria Tatarnikova (Drake), 6-1, 6-1DoublesFitch/Alda (Air Force) def. Tatarnikova/Palumbo, 6-2Melville/Chang (Denver) def. Petushkova/Lomas (Drake), 6-4Drake Sunday ResultsSinglesLouise Waite (EWU) def. Maria Tatarnikova, 4-6, 6-1, 10-8Sandra Keta (N. Colorado) def. Carmen Palumbo (6-2, 6-3)DoublesTatarnikova/Palumbo def. Wolfe/Chhabra (N. Colorado), 6-1Petushkova/Lomas def. Nguyen/Fossorier (UC Irvine), 6-3 Final Results last_img read more

Why Warriors argue Stephen Curry is “underrated”

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!PHILADELPHIA – The Warriors’ star has shattered countless scoring records. He can score from seemingly any distance. He has guided the Warriors to three NBA championships in the past four years.Yes, Stephen Curry’s credentials are well chronicled. Therefore, it is not surprising to hear teammate Andre Iguodala argue that Curry is “the second best point guard …last_img

Ikea considers making modernist office building into a hotel

first_imgNEW HAVEN, Conn. – A brutalist-style structure that was designed by famed architect Marcel Breuer and has sat vacant along Interstate 95 for over a decade may soon see new life as a hotel.Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea, which owns the property, is seeking approval from New Haven’s City Plan Commission to repurpose the building as a 165-room hotel.The concrete building is composed of two sections, with an office block elevated above the lower floors by massive pillars. It was built in the late 1960s as the headquarters for the Armstrong Rubber Co., which later solid it to the Pirelli tire company. After acquiring the property in 2003 Ikea built its outlet on an adjacent plot but it has hung a huge banner ad from its roof to advertise chairs or desks sold at the store.In a letter to the planning commission, Ikea said the expectation is “that the building will become an attractive purchase opportunity as a hotel,” the New Haven Register reported . It said the plan would help meet the city’s need for new hotel rooms and rejuvenate an architecturally significant building at a gateway to the city centre.The site plan documents do not identify a potential hotel operator. An Ikea spokeswoman said the company has not announced any new plans for the building and did not have any further information to share.City officials have been discussing different ideas for use of the site with Ikea for several years, said Matthew Nemerson, the city’s economic development administrator. For now, he said, Ikea is only talking about parking and zoning changes that might be needed to accommodate a new use for the building.“While we are excited we don’t want to put any pressure on them,” Nemerson said. “We’re very happy they are talking to developers.”Works by Breuer, Hungarian-born architect, have seen a resurgence of interest and Nemerson said he has heard a range of creative ideas for the New Haven building, including installing glass around the outside of the “missing” third floor to create new space possibly for a restaurant.“It’s always been a billboard. It could be something creative that captures people’s attention,” Nemerson said.last_img read more

TV journalist knifed in restaurant four detained

first_imgGuwahati: A journalist of a news TV channel was attacked with knives and seriously injured in an attack in a restaurant Ganeshguri locality here, police said Friday. Chakrapani Parashar, a journalist of satellite news channel News18/AssamNE, was stabbed by some workers of a restaurant adjacent to his office when he was on duty on Thursday night, police said. Police have detained four accused in connection with the attack. Parashar sustained serious injuries in various parts of his body and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he is stated to be out of danger, the police said. Trouble began on Thursday afternoon when Parashar went with his unit to cover a fight between the main accused, who runs a restaurant in the same building as the news channel and some youths while playing Holi, News18 Assam/NE Deputy Manager (Operations) Aparup Barua said. “Though the news was not telecast, the restaurant owner started an argument with Parashar for covering the incident. In the evening when about five to six of our journalists, including Parashar, went to the restaurant to settle the matter amicably, the accused took out a dagger and stabbed him repeatedly,” Barua said. The accused has a criminal record and was arrested earlier too, he said. Various political parties – national and regional and journalists organisations have condemned the attack on Parashar. The Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) has expressed concern over the attack and demanded stringent actions against the culprits. It also urged the state government to ensure security to media persons by enacting a special protection law at the earliest. In a statement here on Friday, EMFA claimed that increasing instances of physical assaults are being reported from various parts of the country and the Centre should take the matter seriously. It also appealed to all media persons across the country to be united over the issue.last_img read more

First look at Microsofts Edge browser on Chromium

first_imgSan Francisco: The first look of Microsoft’s Edge browser that the software giant is rebuilding on Google’s open-source web browser Chromium shows new re-touches, animations and a read-aloud accessibility option, media has reported. “Most of the user interface of the browser is a mix of Chrome and Edge, and Microsoft has clearly tried to add its own little touches here and there,” The Verge reported on Saturday. The setup screen prompts users to choose a style for the default tab page before they start browsing. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “When you first install the Chromium version of Edge, Microsoft will prompt you to import favourites, passwords, and browsing history from Chrome or Edge depending on your default choices,” the report said. On the new browser, the software giant has added a dedicated extensions page and sync support for approved extensions. “You’ll also be able to install Chrome extensions from Google’s online store by just flipping a switch in the extensions settings. Currently testers can sync favourites, but not settings, history, extensions, open tabs, passwords and auto-fill information,” the report said. From what is known, Microsoft is yet to add the dark mode on the browser along with the “set aside tabs” and “web writing with stylus” features. Details about the public availability of this new version of Edge remains undisclosed.last_img read more

Wanted 16strong squad for World Cup Shastri

first_imgDubai: India coach Ravi Shastri on Wednesday said he would have preferred a 16-member World Cup squad instead of the mandated 15 and urged those who missed out to “not lose heart”. India announced a 15-strong squad for the mega-event, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom, and the omissions of young keeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and veteran Ambati Rayudu triggered a debate on the choices made by the selectors. Shastri steered clear of commenting on the furore. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I don’t get involved in selection. If we have any opinion, we let the captain known,” Shastri was quoted as saying by a website here. “When you only have 15 to pick, there is bound to be someone or the other who misses out, which is very unfortunate. I would have preferred 16 players. We had mentioned to the ICC that in a tournament that long, 16 players makes sense. But the diktat was 15,” he added. Shastri said those who missed the final 15 should look ahead as opportunity can knock anytime. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”They (who missed out) shouldn’t lose heart. It’s a funny game. There could be injuries. So you never know when you could be called up,” he said. When pressed on Vijay Shankar’s selection for the No.4 slot months after captain Virat Kohli declared Rayudu as the front-runner for the position, Shastri said the spot remains a flexible one. “Total flexibility (on No. 4 position) depending on conditions, opposition. I would say the top three but after that you can be very flexible,” he said. Shastri also brushed aside criticism that India seem to be too reliant on Kohli to carry them through. “If you look at the last five years, the way the Indian team has performed, they have always been in the top two or three. To be in top two or three for five years in a row, No. 1 in Tests, again top three in T20 cricket you can’t depend on one player,” he asserted.last_img read more