What is Cladding

Cladding Cladding is the application of one material over another. It is quite commonly used with metal products. Two dissimilar metals can be fasten together, often without welding or soldering. The outer layer of metal material can provide useful properties for the metal product, such as resistance to corrosion or aesthetic appeal. The base metal…

Beauty

Theories of beauty date back to early civilization. The ancient Greeks wrote on aesthetics in the 6th century B.C. Even back then the human body was a prominent feature of the discussions. Beauty and the human form are part of psyche and part of our social interaction.  It is part of our nature to make…

Ginseng Cosmetics

Over the last few thousand years Ginseng has been linked to countless health benefits. The legitimacy of these claims is often a little exaggerated, but as ginseng is such an effective adaptogen there is usually a something to what is being said. Ginseng improves overall health, so any problems benefit from this improved functioning.  …

Drinking Water

Sydney is lucky enough to have a fine water supply. As long as the pipe fittings to one’s house are good (and they usually are) the water is free from harmful contaminants. Other places in the world are not so lucky, and some people need to filter the water they drink. There are several methods…

Some frequently asked TKD questions.

Will Taekwondo encourage Children to be more aggressive? No. If anything it has the opposite effect. Discipline, progressive skill development and personal insight will help to make people more balanced, and less likely to provoke aggression. Taekwondo will not promote aggression any more than other sports, perhaps even less. Even individuals initially attracted to the…

Chopsticks

Thought all the different styles of East Asian cuisine Chopsticks are one consistent factor. The date back several thousand years to china, having appeared at least by the Shang Dynasty over one thousand years B.C., and they may date back further than this. Early chopsticks were large and probably used for cooking rather than eating…

Design Signs Sydney

Signs Display Boards Sydney Signs must keep things to a minimum. What they intend to communicate must be apprehendable in a glance.  This is rarely possible in text alone. Colour, shape, logo design and anything that appears on the sign can be used a part of the message.   Colours: Impulse buyer seems to go…

Laser Treatments Bankstown

Laser cosmetic treatments are still relatively new, steadily appearing over the last generation. They have many cosmetic uses, mostly for the skin. After several years of application their long term effectiveness has proved quite impressive.   Acne Treatment There are two areas where lasers are effective for acne. One is to treat the underlying cause…

Mixing Colours

Colours charts and colour wheels are still in regular use. But where we once used these for mixing the right mix pigments we now use these same charts finding complimentary and contrasting colour schemes. Nonetheless, understanding how to combine colours is useful for both deriving a new colour and finding appropriate colour schemes.   Painting…

Choosing Cookware

There are many different types of metal cookware, and even a few non-metallic options.   Heat Conductivity – Some metals conduct heat better than others. Good heat conductivity means energy is not lost and wasted between the source and cooking utensil; but more importantly it means the food should heat evenly, not burning in the…