Club designs – Squall Club http://squall-club.net/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 05:48:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://squall-club.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-62-120x120.png Club designs – Squall Club http://squall-club.net/ 32 32 New guidelines share mobility hub designs and costs to inform development https://squall-club.net/new-guidelines-share-mobility-hub-designs-and-costs-to-inform-development/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 09:39:36 +0000 https://squall-club.net/new-guidelines-share-mobility-hub-designs-and-costs-to-inform-development/ A shared transport charity has developed and costed plans for five types of mobility hubs to answer key questions about their design and delivery. Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) has published guidelines showing how mobility hubs could be introduced in various settings across Scotland, with a feasibility study carried out for each. Mobility hubs bring together […]]]>

A shared transport charity has developed and costed plans for five types of mobility hubs to answer key questions about their design and delivery.

Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) has published guidelines showing how mobility hubs could be introduced in various settings across Scotland, with a feasibility study carried out for each.

Mobility hubs bring together shared, public and active modes of travel, as well as collective amenities, and rethink and reallocate space away from the private car. They are used in many cities in Europe and North America and are becoming increasingly popular in the UK.

Hubs can take many different forms, ranging from large interchanges in busy city centers to mini-stations suitable for suburban or rural areas.

The designers used real locations to create fictional but plausible settings for five different typologies. A city center inspired by the layout of Glasgow’s Trongate cost £631,277 and includes a bus interchange, electric car club, waiting area and bike-sharing scheme.

Separately, a transport corridor costing £499,699 has been designed with the city’s Sauchiehall Street in mind, showing how best to provide a mobility hub on a linear artery.
Meanwhile, a business park or housing development hub has been inspired by the Stirling Castle business park, the Milngavie station layout has been used to model a mini suburban hub, and a market town or tourist hub was hypothetically designed for Stonehaven station.

The examples shown by CoMoUK are all designed to form part of a network of hubs and provide practical and sustainable solutions to first and last mile connectivity, helping to reduce private car use in urban areas .

They also meet CoMoUK’s accreditation criteria for mobility hubs and act as an exemplary design standard for built environment professionals and organizations wishing to understand what this infrastructure could look like, relative to the cost.

The charity’s document, titled “The Design Process – Achieved Mobility Hubs; ‘Process, Illustrations and Costs’ is the first time an in-depth design process has been undertaken on mobility hubs in the UK.

It aims to answer questions from planners and built environment professionals about what mobility hubs should look like, how much they cost and what they should include.
Some local settings have been tweaked slightly to accommodate the exercise.

CoMoUK has also developed a consistent set of standards to assess the quality of mobility hubs. These focus on six key factors:

  • Visibility and accessibility – hubs must be identifiable as part of the transport network and accessible to all
  • Choice of sustainable modes – including public and shared modes, taking into account pedestrians
  • Ease of switching between modes – this link should apply in both physical and digital terms
  • Ensuring traveler safety is a top priority
  • The design should include practical non-transport related facilities
  • Visual, social and community attractiveness to enhance the territory

Mark Dowey, Senior Development Manager (Built Environment) at CoMoUK, said:

“Mobility hubs increase transport links, improve public health, bring economic benefits to the local community and save people money. They can help reduce congestion and enable the revitalization of cities and towns by reclaiming space from private care.

“Mobility hubs are already popular and offer tremendous benefits in countries like Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United States. They enhance the attractiveness of collective, shared and active modes of transport by facilitating their access to the “first and last kilometer” of people’s journeys.

“Advances in technology, commitments to tackle the climate crisis and changes in travel behavior caused by the Covid pandemic mean that the current political landscape in Scotland is rich in providing mobility hubs. It is important to note that there is no single design for a mobility hub.

“This new paper seeks to show how they might be implemented in real-world scenarios while answering questions about their look, cost, content and why people should use shared transport.

“Understanding the different typologies and components available for a mobility hub is crucial to their success.”

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Levenmouth Rail Link: First glimpse of planned new station as designs are unveiled https://squall-club.net/levenmouth-rail-link-first-glimpse-of-planned-new-station-as-designs-are-unveiled/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 09:07:00 +0000 https://squall-club.net/levenmouth-rail-link-first-glimpse-of-planned-new-station-as-designs-are-unveiled/ Residents of Leven and Cameron Bridge will have their first chance to view the master plan for station developments which will be delivered as part of the Levenmouth rail link project. Network Rail will unveil the final plans at two walk-in events to be held close to the proposed station sites – and residents will […]]]>

Residents of Leven and Cameron Bridge will have their first chance to view the master plan for station developments which will be delivered as part of the Levenmouth rail link project.

Network Rail will unveil the final plans at two walk-in events to be held close to the proposed station sites – and residents will be able to view them before planning applications are submitted to Fife Council.

The Cameron Bridge event will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday October 3 at the Methilhill Bowling Club, Main Street, Methilhil.

What the proposed Leven station might look like

For Leven it will be between 4pm and 7pm on Tuesday 4th October at the Leven Centre, Commercial Road, Leven.

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Community events will allow residents to see the designs, meet the team members who will deliver the stations, and ask questions.

The plans for the resort have been developed in consultation with stakeholders, and the tours follow consultation with Fife Council on the wider ‘place-making’ aspects of the developments.

Community feedback has been considered and used to inform station designs which will now be on display before being submitted for planning permission.

The project is working towards completing the construction of the stations and the wider rail link project in the spring of 2024.

Martin McKinlay, Network Rail sponsor of the Levenmouth rail link project, said: “The level of interest in the development of the stations and the project in general is phenomenal.

“We look forward to meeting the communities around the stations and we are convinced that what we offer meets their needs as future station users.

“We look forward to meeting everyone at the community stops, presenting the station plans and answering any questions about the project.”

For anyone unable to get around, but still wanting to review the plans, they can find everything they need to know on the Levenmouth pages of the Scottish Railway website at www.scotlandsrailway.com/projects after the launch of the drop- in sessions.

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Student cookie designs are a sweet hit at Carmel • Current Editions https://squall-club.net/student-cookie-designs-are-a-sweet-hit-at-carmel-current-editions/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 22:31:37 +0000 https://squall-club.net/student-cookie-designs-are-a-sweet-hit-at-carmel-current-editions/ Carmel resident Paige Mangum discovered her love of cookie design when she was 9 years old while helping her grandmother decorate the treats. “I have always loved art in various forms, be it painting, illustration, writing, jewelry making, but this artistic activity is much tastier than drawing,” said the resident of Caramel. “Growing up, my […]]]>

Carmel resident Paige Mangum discovered her love of cookie design when she was 9 years old while helping her grandmother decorate the treats.

“I have always loved art in various forms, be it painting, illustration, writing, jewelry making, but this artistic activity is much tastier than drawing,” said the resident of Caramel. “Growing up, my grandmother, Jill Cooke, always baked cookies for my cousins ​​and I to decorate for holiday fun. My very first paid job was in June 2021 for a bridal shower for a family friend who was looking to give me my first big break. She joked that I could hang her picture when I opened my first bakery. I was really ecstatic at the idea of ​​earning money for an activity that I was so passionate about.

The Heritage Christian School senior officially launched Too Cute To Eat cookies after her first paid job. She is also a member of the Carmel Swim Club and accepts cookie decorating jobs on her busy schedule.

Mangum recently decorated cookies for the Actors Theater of Indiana’s Sept. 9 opening night for “Nunsense.” Performances continue through September 25 at the Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. Meg Osborne, who assists ATI in advertising, was Mangum’s swimming coach at Heritage Christian when she was a freshman.

“The ‘Nunsense’ cookie opportunity was my first time creating cookies for a professional event, and I loved being able to support the local Carmel Theater community,” Mangum said. “Following my social media post, I was flattered and honored to receive an email from the creator of the musical ‘Nunsense’, Dan Goggin, who wanted to connect and congratulated me on the design of my cookies.”

Osborne has since retired as a Heritage Christian coach. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other circumstances, Mangum has not competed for Heritage Christian for the past two seasons. She plans to swim this season if Heritage Christian can find a new coach, but she swims 13 hours a week for the Carmel Swim Club.

“I wish I could take every job opportunity that comes my way, but it’s a balancing act between homework and swimming,” she said. “Everyone always tells me I should spend less time on each cookie, but part of the fun for me is all the intricate details and making each cookie look as good as possible.”

Cooke, who lives near her granddaughter in Carmel, still creates the cookies from her dough recipes.

“I’m so grateful to her, and it’s been fun growing this business with her,” Mangum said.

To order cookies, customers typically message Mangum via social media, either on Instagram (@2cute2eat_cookies) or via his Facebook page under his name. Sometimes, she admits, she’s just too busy to keep up with all the demands.

“My pesky schoolwork continues to get in the way,” she said. “Right now, I don’t know what this business will look like as I head into college. A lot will probably depend on which school I choose to attend. But I want cookie decorating to be a part of my life. in one form or another, whether it’s a hobby or a full-fledged business. I’ll say it’s become kind of addictive. I learn something new with every cookie job I do, and when I don’t have cookie decorating work, I think about new designs, techniques, and how I can make my next job even better. It’s a wonderful creative outlet for me.

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Ton Venhoeven designs for non-humans as well as people https://squall-club.net/ton-venhoeven-designs-for-non-humans-as-well-as-people/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 20:32:16 +0000 https://squall-club.net/ton-venhoeven-designs-for-non-humans-as-well-as-people/ At the same time, he stresses the importance of having a community that “really values ​​this project and wants to play with it”. There will be a selection process and potential buyers will have to explain why they want to live in the energy-producing apartment complex, which will include 82 homes for families, couples and […]]]>

At the same time, he stresses the importance of having a community that “really values ​​this project and wants to play with it”. There will be a selection process and potential buyers will have to explain why they want to live in the energy-producing apartment complex, which will include 82 homes for families, couples and individuals in a new car-free neighborhood near the city center. .

“We’re basically inventing this century’s planning culture, and I think we need to find solutions that also work in a climate two degrees Celsius warmer, with more precipitation and more droughts,” says Venhoeven, who taught architecture. History and Theory at Eindhoven University of Technology from 2005 to 2009.

This academic background has helped him and his team take an inquisitive and creative research approach to tackling climate challenges.

For example, in 2018 Venhoeven worked with the Dutch government on the 2050 City of the Future design study, researching how cities should respond to significant challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, resource depletion natural and pollution.

A render shows the master plan for the Pailao River Blueway project COURTESY OF VENHOEVENCS

In the same year, local investigations into how to design areas with imminent flooding informed the team’s work on the master plan for the Pailao River Blueway project in Shenzhen, China. “It’s an interesting place because it’s comparable to situations we have in the Netherlands,” Venhoeven says of the megacity that connects Hong Kong to mainland China. “Patlands have been turned into polders with dykes, and water has been pumped into the sea. Land subsidence is the cost now that the land level is below sea level,” he adds. he. To reduce flooding caused by more intense rainfall in this subtropical region, Venhoeven’s team stepped in to replace concrete quays along the Pailao River with wide vegetated banks that act like sponges, soaking up excess water. ‘water.

Back in the Dutch capital, AMST near Amstel station also shows the architect’s ingenuity in managing water. Supporting Amsterdam’s efforts to become resilient to downpour events, VenhoevenCS has designed the mixed-use complex, due for completion next year, to be water neutral.

While gardens, courtyards and roofs function as spaces to collect, retain and reuse water, which also reduces heat stress. Additionally, by reducing ambient rooftop temperatures, AMST’s green-blue infrastructure increases the efficiency of the building’s photovoltaic panels and contributes to a thriving local ecosystem.

A rendering shows that the Paris Aquatic Center is being built for the 2024 Olympics. Its wooden roof will support a huge array of solar panels producing enough energy to power 200 homes. COURTESY OF VENHOEVNCS RENDERED BY PROLOOG

“AMST is not only eco-friendly, it’s also net zero energy and provides inclusive housing for low-income people,” Venhoeven points out.

When founding his firm VenhoevenCS in 1995, the Dutch architect was deeply influenced by The limits of growtha book-length report published by the Club of Rome in 1972 that concluded that humanity’s growing consumption patterns would lead to ecological and societal collapse.

His company has been experimenting with nature-inclusive design since the start of the new millennium, with the Sportplaza Mercator in Amsterdam being one of the first flagship projects. Completed in 2006, this sports and wellness center now resembles an overgrown fortress. VenhoevenCS installed small shrubs and carpet plants in felt-covered panels, fed by an automated irrigation system embedded in the plant walls, to create a building that blends into the backdrop of Rembrandtpark, a large scenic public park on the west side of Amsterdam.

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A rendering of AMST development COURTESY VENHOEVENCS RENDERING BY PROLOOG

Recalling the beginnings of his business, Venhoeven relays two lessons learned over the years. First, with regard to plants, he insists on the importance of resilience without technical aids. “We don’t do anything artificial to grow the plants,” says Venhoeven. “We plant everything in solid ground and allow them to grow gradually.” Second, Venhoeven recognized the benefits of working with specialists to fully focus on ecological connections. “They advise on the ideal combination of animals and plants and inform us about nesting and feeding requirements”, he explains the collaboration with DS Landschapsarchitecten in the case of the ZOÖP ZEEBURG project.

Like Venhoeven, the Club of Rome returned to what has happened in recent years. The book Limits and Beyond: 50 years after The Limits to Growth, what have we learned and what lies ahead? was published in May, and for which the Club of Rome called on two of the original authors of the 1972 publication.

While Venhoeven hasn’t had a chance to dig into the paperback, the question of living together on a finite planet is still a core topic for him. From a philosophical point of view, the advocate of progressive change through design considers it imperative to develop a post-anthropocentric culture.

“We have to teach people that they are not the center of the universe,” he says.

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Cold Hollow designs new sugar shack to be built if school board approves $350,000 loan | Local News https://squall-club.net/cold-hollow-designs-new-sugar-shack-to-be-built-if-school-board-approves-350000-loan-local-news/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 21:00:00 +0000 https://squall-club.net/cold-hollow-designs-new-sugar-shack-to-be-built-if-school-board-approves-350000-loan-local-news/ ENOSBURG FALLS — If the school board approves Tuesday night, forestry and architecture seniors at the Cold Hollow Career Center will begin construction of a brand new sugar shack. “The forestry program came to us last year and said they wanted us to build a sugar shack,” said Seth Hungerford, educator for the building technology […]]]>

ENOSBURG FALLS — If the school board approves Tuesday night, forestry and architecture seniors at the Cold Hollow Career Center will begin construction of a brand new sugar shack.

“The forestry program came to us last year and said they wanted us to build a sugar shack,” said Seth Hungerford, educator for the building technology program at Cold Hollow. “We act as general contractors. So we sat down with them and asked them what they needed, what they wanted, all in one.

For over 30 years, the existing sugar shack on Daigle Road was used by the community and leased to landowner Ward Heneveld. The road is named after former forestry instructor Charlie Daigle. The hut is approximately 24 by 48 feet, room for a small group of students to cram inside.

“His [the sugar house] quite small,” said student and sugar bowler Cayden Yates.

Now a bigger sugar shack is needed, and if the Enosburg Richford Unified School Board approves a loan of up to $350,000 Tuesday night, students will send out bids to local contractors and begin building frames for their new cabin on CHCC property.

ERUSD exists within the Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union.

The class visited several sugar shacks to flesh out their design idea, including Connor Maple Farm, Branon Family Maple Orchards, and Green Mountain Mainlines, owned by sugar maker JR Sloane.

The students have since dreamed up and come up with their own designs for an eight-room cabin, combining the dimensions and diagrams for their final potential design.

The architecture students then drew nine other drawings to reflect the specificities required by the forestry program.

If approved, the sugar shack is expected to be completed by the 2024 sugaring season, allowing forestry students to operate CHCC’s nearly 100-acre maple grove, which will once again feature 2,500 taps. added this year.

The new space will also allow older students to teach younger students the Vermont tradition of sap boiling.

“This program isn’t just about what we learn,” Yates said. “It opens up pathways. We’re going to see things happen on a larger scale. This connects us with different companies. We see a bit of everything. »

The new sugar shack

The current shack was designed as a primitive wood-fired boiler system in the late 1980s. The infrastructure is outdated and as sugar continues to be a viable career with optimized technology, students need access to state-of-the-art machinery and more space.

The former sugar shack can comfortably accommodate about 10 people inside, which makes it difficult to organize lessons around sugar with an entire class.

The design of the new shack was a collaborative effort between Hungerford and his students, and will be open to the public as a community sugar shack. It will have plumbing connected to the water and sewers of the village of Enosburg, a space large enough to accommodate field trips and be able to exploit and process syrup.

“We all sketched out designs that we thought would work,” Yates said. “We ended up going with Tommy [St. Onge] and Quincy [Decker’s designs] to assemble … [this sugarhouse] would be able to handle a lot more syrup than it will [likely] see [immediately]. We build for the future.

The loan, if approved by the school board, will allocate $350,000 from the capital reserve fund, and further discussions on a repayment plan are yet to come. So far, the students have estimated that they would need $70,000 in framing materials and that the cabin would have a standing seam roof.

On Monday, Levi Irish, a Career Center Co-op Coordinator, was working with first-year forestry students from Enosburg, Richford and Missisquoi Valley High School to apply for a $25,000 grant through the Social Services Grants and educational institutions in the state of Vermont. Program.

Funds from the Forestry Program and the Natural Resources Club will match that, Irish said, and Owen Kane and Brady Farrar have written letters of recommendation.

Freshmen also meet potential donors. Their efforts are rooted in keeping the cultural traditions of sugar and their Vermont heritage alive and safe.

The Forestry Program signed its final three-year lease for the former sugar shack in 2020 and will continue to use the sugar shack until the summer of 2023.

The life of a sugar bowl

“At last count, we had over 65 alumni in our community working in the maple syrup industry,” said Nate Demar, Director of CHCC. “Maple maple syrup is an integral part of our community and Franklin County…That’s why we have taken this path to develop and continue to develop maple syrup as a tradition.

The syrup produced by the forestry students is then sold, sometimes sold in bulk and other times resold to CHCC’s hot meal program. Many teachers in the district end up with a bottle of syrup on the family table.

All proceeds from syrup sales benefit the program and, in the case of this project, would help support construction of the new sugar shack if more funds are approved on Tuesday.

In terms of production, Hungerford and his sugar students are also hesitant to predict how much syrup should be produced in the new shack. It’s a sweeter thing, Hungerford said, and the numbers aren’t a frequent topic of discussion.

“Enough to put on the table,” Hungerford said. “The season will not be as good as some years, but better than others.”

“Good,” Yates said.

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InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta – a Southern-style revamp • Hotel Designs https://squall-club.net/intercontinental-buckhead-atlanta-a-southern-style-revamp-hotel-designs/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 09:13:38 +0000 https://squall-club.net/intercontinental-buckhead-atlanta-a-southern-style-revamp-hotel-designs/ The sophisticated design of the 422 guest rooms at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta invites a new chapter of luxury by elevating the hotel guest experience, while maintaining the warm Southern hospitality for which the property has long been known. The newly renovated grand lobby on the ground floor features signature pink marble floors, memorable light […]]]>

The sophisticated design of the 422 guest rooms at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta invites a new chapter of luxury by elevating the hotel guest experience, while maintaining the warm Southern hospitality for which the property has long been known. The newly renovated grand lobby on the ground floor features signature pink marble floors, memorable light fixtures and oversized windows to capture natural light from the private outdoor garden. A carefully balanced combination of traditional and contemporary, the space draws guests in with upholstery in shades of pink and red and lush plantings on white decor, while a custom ceiling light features hundreds of crystals mouth blown.

Image credit: InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta / Mike Schwartz

Large-scale abstract paintings by local mixed-media artist Niki Zarrabi adorn the walls, creating a fascinating focal point. The check-in room is a nice complement to the lobby, with a quartzite countertop and carpet in pink and gray tones as well as soft white walls and stone flooring. When designing the ballrooms and meeting spaces, KTGY SDDG incorporated the themes of elegance, culture and serenity. Textured gray bird-of-paradise wallpaper accents the pre-operation space, complemented by brass lanterns, large mirrors, and custom floral displays that serve as additional decor elements. Drawing inspiration from the region’s southern roots and the state symbol of the bee, these public spaces offer a refined aesthetic with poetic purple wallcoverings and custom carpeting featuring a pattern that mimics the flight of a bee.

The Club Lounge offers the contrast between ebony hardwood floors and pristine white walls, in addition to eye-catching green accents throughout the space. Large rugs, inspired by the texture of natural stone, adorn the floor in flowing shapes reminiscent of a garden in shades of green, gray and charcoal.

guest bedroom with extra bed

Image credit: InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta / Mike Schwartz

The Signature Suites are designed around the concept of the archetypal Southern Belle while the Presidential Suite reflects the characteristics of Southern Gentlemen. Rooms range from a Deluxe Room to a Presidential Suite with five deluxe options in between. Upon entering the suites, guests discover a space flanked by artwork and mirrors as well as an upgraded bathroom vanity, new flooring, custom living room and dining room furniture as well as lighting.

bathroom with artwork at the InterContinental Atlanta

Image credit: InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta / Mike Schwartz

Signature Suites feature a soft palette of crisp whites, warm taupe accents, and a signature touch of jeweled emerald velvet, while the Presidential Suite features darker accent metals, wood texture, and stone with finished floors in honey tones, an upgraded fireplace and iron four poster bed.

The state-of-the-art InterContinental Buckhead prides itself on progressive luxury features while maintaining a classic hospitality approach for business and leisure travelers.

Main image credit: InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta / Mike Schwartz

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Dan Richters brings unconventional designs to Parker Fashion Week https://squall-club.net/dan-richters-brings-unconventional-designs-to-parker-fashion-week/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 02:45:00 +0000 https://squall-club.net/dan-richters-brings-unconventional-designs-to-parker-fashion-week/ Fashion is an art like any other medium. At least that’s how designer Dan Richters feels. The Omaha-based design approaches making clothes not with a needle and thread, but with clay and silicone. “It’s a long process,” says Richters. “I found out about it just by doing it. You can’t find tutorials for the kind […]]]>

Fashion is an art like any other medium. At least that’s how designer Dan Richters feels. The Omaha-based design approaches making clothes not with a needle and thread, but with clay and silicone.

“It’s a long process,” says Richters. “I found out about it just by doing it. You can’t find tutorials for the kind of stuff I do. I think that’s how you do something original – you just do it differently from anyone else.

For those who typically expect clothing designs to come from fabrics draped over a clothing form, Richters’ approach is a little hard to grasp. “I think about how to get a certain silhouette, then I get out my dress form and modeling clay and build the shape I want. I basically sculpt the dress,” he explains. He makes a clay mold, then casts it in silicon covered with an inner layer of mesh. This provides the stability and shape needed to create wearable garments.

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Design by Dan Richters

Dan Richter

The result is highly visual pieces that look like a cross between evening wear and a sci-fi movie. Clothes cling and move with the body like a second skin. Maybe it’s because they are, in a way. “Silicon is very malleable and mobile. It’s my favorite material,” says Richters, adding that he searched myriad fabric stores for a material that would allow him to create whatever he wanted, but to no avail. “Then I walked into a hardware store and discovered silicon. It’s what you use to caulk your windows, and I started experimenting with it.

It became clear that Richters couldn’t have people wearing window putty. “It smells awful!” he exclaims. “And you must ventilate properly when using it.” He then discovered a brand of silicone used in the film industry to make prostheses. “It’s certified safe for the skin. It is safe for the people who wear it and for me who works with it,” he says.

This is not a traditional way of making clothes. But again, Richters is not a conventional designer who sells his designs to mass consumers; he sees his collections more as an art exhibition. Her one-of-a-kind dresses are on the runway, maybe on the road for multiple fashion shows in multiple cities, and that’s it.

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Design by Dan Richters

Dan Richter

Coins are sometimes purchased, which he says is a nice validation of their value. They have also been rented for special occasions or borrowed by celebrity stylists for red carpet events. He recently had a dress worn at the Cannes Film Festival, and he sold pieces to a Japanese buyer to put them in a boutique in the famous Harajuku district.

Richters also makes parts to order: “I will only do this if someone specifically commissions me for an idea. We get together and we come up with an idea, and I’m going to make it happen. It is always a unique piece. I’m not into the fabrication mentality at all. I’m more handmade.

Richters says he has always been into various art forms, including sculpture, painting and music. He earned a fine arts degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a thesis in painting, and drew a lot of inspiration from fashion, especially 1990s designers like Alexander McQueen and Thierry Mugler. Her beginnings in fashion design began with a group of friends in Omaha who started hosting their own underground fashion shows, discovering a strong fashion community in the city.

Omaha Fashion Week began in 2008, and Richters has regularly appeared there, as well as Los Angeles Fashion Week. He is currently preparing for his first show at Parker Fashion Week on September 9-10. “It’s cool because I know a lot of the same people involved here in Omaha, and I can tell Parker Fashion Week is really invested and committed to making sure a quality event happens,” he says.

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Fashion designer Dan Richters

Dan Richter

Parker audiences can expect to find otherworldly illuminated patterns in metallic highlights that Richters drew from his interest in the fashions of ancient aristocracy and royalty. “It’s very inspiring artistically to see how they dress in a way that sets them apart from the rest of their societies,” he explains.

However, don’t expect the collection to be on sale at a store near you. Richters isn’t in it for the money. He has a day job as a photographer and videographer to support himself financially. He makes fashion for his own creative satisfaction, which he says sometimes confuses people. “I do things because I want to do them. I’m not really looking to sell them. Honestly, I don’t know how to turn what I do in fashion into a job, and if it became a job, I don’t know if I would still enjoy it.

For him, just being in the studio making art is what makes him happy. He says he strives to develop a new method of making clothes with each collection. “The manufacturing process is my favorite part,” he explains. “When you’re in the studio and having so much fun, time stands still. Then seeing it all come together on the track…I just like the idea of ​​putting something out there that sparks the imagination.

Dan Richters, Parker Fashion Week, 5 p.m. Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10, West Main Taproom, 18595 East Main Street, Parker. Find tickets, $75 to $100, and more information at parkerfashionweek.com.

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Everton Artist Spotlight – JDW Sport Designs https://squall-club.net/everton-artist-spotlight-jdw-sport-designs/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://squall-club.net/everton-artist-spotlight-jdw-sport-designs/ With the summer transfer window finally closed, we here at Royal Blue Mersey can take a moment to collectively breathe and focus on the season ahead. Along with adding Everton to their squad depth, we have also been working on adding a few additions to the RBM squad so we can improve our coverage of […]]]>

With the summer transfer window finally closed, we here at Royal Blue Mersey can take a moment to collectively breathe and focus on the season ahead. Along with adding Everton to their squad depth, we have also been working on adding a few additions to the RBM squad so we can improve our coverage of the Toffees. You’ll be seeing more pieces from some new names in the coming days, but we also wanted to highlight a young illustrator whose work we really appreciate and would love to show Everton fans everywhere.

James, JDW Sport Designs

I am a 19 year old Blue trying to break into Illustration. I’ve been doing what I’ve been doing for over a year now and loved every minute of it. My dream is to have my work featured in a fan magazine or even a game show! To achieve this dream, I constantly work hard to improve every detail you see in my designs. Whether it’s studying reference images or just trying completely new things.

I’ve learned so much since I started about all things illustration. There are so many things that need to click for the final piece to really come to life and it is something that sometimes proves very difficult. Overcoming challenges like this is what really drives me to improve my art work and take things to the next level.

I was also blessed to be able to work with amazing people who supported me from day one. A few examples work with a group of Everton fans and a YouTube channel on some of their badges, which I really appreciated as I had to change my art style slightly to fit on a physical pin badge . I also participated in a few projects with very talented illustrators on Twitter. These have been a lot of fun to work on and I can’t thank everyone enough for getting me involved and for the great work everyone is doing to take these projects to the next level! I’ve made many friendships through this and look forward to connecting with even more people through Illustration.

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We took the opportunity to chat with James and to get to know him better.

RBM – Evertonians are born not bred, the saying goes. Tell us how you became/realized that you were Blue?

James – Everton is all I have ever known. As a child I was raised as a Blue and always had the shirts and loved pretending I was my favorite player! I remember watching the games and falling in love with the group of players we had at the time. Cahill, Pienaar, Arteta and Baines are a few players who really got me excited watching the game. My whole family is also blue so I’ve always been in the general chatter about Everton and that’s just something I fell in love with.
When you were younger too all you heard on the pitch was Liverpool or Manchester United but I couldn’t even imagine supporting either of them as a kid just because of what it meant and always means being a Blue. It’s a tough connection to put into words, but I’m sure any Blue reading this knows exactly what I mean. I am so proud to support them.

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RBM – For older Blues, it’s always comforting to see younger Evertonians despite our decades of futility. What drives you forward?

James – The Spirit. The spirit of the club is something so inspiring and the passion we all share is truly something special. Let’s be honest, over the past 10 years or so we’ve had some disappointing times. Whether it’s with the results or the loss of players, even just with the way the club has been run. But as Evertonians we never lose that spirit and despite all the torment from other fans and the poor results we have faced, we stick together and watch every game with our hearts on our sleeves.

RBM – Who is your favorite Everton player? Why? Do you have a story or two about how they became your favourites?

James – Wow, what a question! I think it’s hard for me to choose just one because we had some very talented players as well as players that the fans got used to immediately, mainly due to the attitude and character of the players. . However, I think one player who really personified the club and always gave his all on the pitch was Leighton Baines. We signed the player around the time I was getting into football properly and playing it regularly, so I knew what was going on and how exciting it was to see new faces coming along.
One memory that has always stuck with me is Baines’ free-kick against Newcastle in 2013. Seeing a goal like that scored by an Everton player was just another little thing that ultimately made me proud to be Blue and see the passion of a player. as Baines shared with me and all the other fans, that’s what makes him one of the best for me.

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RBM – How did you discover your artistic sense? When did you realize you could combine your passion for the arts and Everton into one?

James – Well, I’ve always been quite creative. Whether drawing or creating things in Photoshop. It’s something I’ve always loved doing but never really shared. Over a year ago I started doing digital illustrations just on my phone! They weren’t the most detailed but I had fun making them. At the time, Everton had just been taken over by Carlo Ancelotti and had also signed Abdoulaye Doucoure, Allan and James Rodriguez. It was a very exciting time for all of the Blues and these players were some of the first I drew digitally. In all the excitement and buzz around the club, I decided to share these illustrations on Twitter.
I didn’t really expect this to come out, but I kept making them and posting them for fun. As I started to get traction and support I was inspired to keep going and without going into all the details I am now at a point I never thought I would reach and I Having just the opportunity to answer questions like this in an article put together by you guys is a brilliant opportunity.

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RBM – Where do you see yourself going in your career with the art you make now?

James – A career in illustration is something I dream of. I am constantly trying to improve myself and work on my social media to build a portfolio and document all my progress and accomplishments. I do this so that everyone can see what I do and the processes I go through to create my work, hoping that one day a work will come my way, which can then be a starting point in the whole process to become a full-time illustrator. I speak daily with illustrators who are absolutely amazing both as people and as artists. These people have done an amazing job for many football clubs and football organizations. This is something I would absolutely love to do and think it will really help me as an illustrator and build a path to my dream career.

RBM – Do you have a store where Blues can buy your work?

James – I do! I have a shop on Etsy that has had tremendous support. Opening a store where I can sell physical prints to people is something that I find really exciting. If people want to check it out, you can use this link here.
I also hope to be able to ship prints to Blues living in the US soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

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RBM – Finally, and this is a big question, how do you see this season going for Everton?

James – Despite starting the season with two defeats and a series of draws, I remain optimistic. We brought in a great young talent in Amadou Onana who has already shown us what he is capable of from midfield and the signings we made at the back are exactly what we needed. The experience and leadership we have in Tarkowski and Coady will only improve the team as a whole. I also think that Alex Iwobi will have a good season and will really help us in this new central role. Iwobi has looked very bright since Lampard’s arrival and he can only improve now. Nathan Patterson is another player I’m looking forward to seeing this season. His early performances this season have shown him to be a very confident and intelligent winger.
The pace and versatility of Mykolenko and Patterson are going to be key to our attacking game and getting the balls into the box for our striker. I also think that with a new striker and when Calvert-Lewin is back, Dwight McNeil can really shine blue. Definitely a player to watch this season. Lampard has a plan in place and if we can have a solid end to this summer transfer window with the arrival of a new striker or two, I think we’ll have a decent season!

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Grand Designs viewers are stunned after the lavish ‘spaceship’ home went over budget by £1m https://squall-club.net/grand-designs-viewers-are-stunned-after-the-lavish-spaceship-home-went-over-budget-by-1m/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 07:31:43 +0000 https://squall-club.net/grand-designs-viewers-are-stunned-after-the-lavish-spaceship-home-went-over-budget-by-1m/ Grand Designs viewers couldn’t believe their eyes as they tuned in to the real estate show’s newest series this week. The Channel 4 show has returned to screens with presenter Kevin McCloud back for the 23rd series of the popular property programme. Viewers tuned in to watch the presentation of some of the country’s most […]]]>

Grand Designs viewers couldn’t believe their eyes as they tuned in to the real estate show’s newest series this week.

The Channel 4 show has returned to screens with presenter Kevin McCloud back for the 23rd series of the popular property programme. Viewers tuned in to watch the presentation of some of the country’s most ambitious self-build projects.

Couple Colin and Adele have launched the first episode of the new series, continuing their journey to design and build their dream home in South Manchester. The couple wanted to make their dream home there after growing up in the Hale area, which has become a hotspot for Manchester footballers and TV personalities.

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On average, houses cost around £797,000 in the area, so Colin and Adele settled for “the only place in the area they could afford” and bought a house with the intention of tearing it down and rebuild the house of their dreams. Plans for an eye-catching “glass and bentwood” structure designed by a Swedish architect have been revealed for their family home, reports MEN.

However, various problems, starting with their idea of ​​the budget, were there from the start. Colin, who describes himself as a risk-taker, told Kevin: “I think the house is going to cost £700,000 to build, which will get us to a watertight building.”

But the presenter replied: ‘I would make £1.5m to give it a good quality finish’, Colin adding it would be a ‘nightmare’ if it cost anywhere near that price.

The couple faced contractor issues, delays due to the coronavirus pandemic and financial difficulties during the eight-year long process to build their dream home. A huge amount of structural steel formed the basis of their design with 205 pieces brought in to create the structure, which was described by many viewers as resembling a “roller coaster”.



Presenter Kevin McCloud is back to host the show (Image: Channel 4)

Throughout the project, it was the Latvian contractors who proved to be the duo’s biggest problems, whom Colin had recruited in the hope of saving money on building, glazing and cladding. But things quickly started to turn in circles when the contractors ‘disappeared’ after he paid them £250,000 upfront.

Colin then had to find another contractor to pay, although he was already too far in his budget. Luckily, his sister, who runs a glass-making business, offered to help him with the many large floor-to-ceiling windows in the house and told Colin he wouldn’t have to pay until the mortgage is contracted.

Despite the many disasters and delays, the house was finally completed in 2021 – eight years after they began planning it – with the couple exceeding £1m of their original budget. Once at the property, presenter Kevin said: ‘Looks like a wood-covered Scandinavian spaceship has landed and I’m docking there.’

The interior of the Scandinavian-style home features a large open Italian kitchen and downstairs living area with floor-to-ceiling windows that lead outside into the expansive garden.

The house has an impressive spiral staircase that leads to the first floor with a cinema room with a private balcony, four bedrooms each with their own bathroom as well as a bar and a games room. The top floor is completed by a double height atrium with the master bedroom, a bathroom and a balcony offering beautiful views.

Colin then revealed that he hadn’t recovered the £250,000 from the contractors and that the total cost of their house was £1.7 “and a bit” a million pounds.

Grand Designs viewers were completely stunned by the amount the couple spent on the property and took to Twitter to share their thoughts.

@GrahamP84993234 wrote: “After watching the episode, with their finances and older kids, why would you want to go through all the stress of what they’ve been through. No thanks. Just buy a nice house with your affordable budget and enjoy life. I’ve had a heart attack.”

@__oddie__ said: “New set of #GrandDesigns on flyer. Fella tries to build vanity project on cheap Latvian labor in Hale then ends up spending £1m more than his budget. The boy is on another planet.”

@missthorpe tweeted: “Seriously? A million pounds more than expected. Absolute madness.”

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The public will have the chance to view designs from Wrexham’s new ‘Football Museum for Wales’ https://squall-club.net/the-public-will-have-the-chance-to-view-designs-from-wrexhams-new-football-museum-for-wales/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 04:00:40 +0000 https://squall-club.net/the-public-will-have-the-chance-to-view-designs-from-wrexhams-new-football-museum-for-wales/ Members of the public will have the opportunity this month to see what the new Wales Football Museum will look like when completed. The new ‘museum in two halves’, at the Wrexham Museum on Regent Street, hopes to be a national attraction for Wrexham […]]]>









Members of the public will have the opportunity this month to see what the new Wales Football Museum will look like when completed.

The new ‘museum in two halves’, at the Wrexham Museum on Regent Street, hopes to be a national attraction for Wrexham town centre, celebrating Welsh football, past and present, in all its diversity.

It will be located next to a “completely refurbished museum”, which will feature exhibits from Wrexham and North East Wales.

This month, the public will have the chance to see what the new installations will look like and learn about the type of exhibitions that will be presented in the galleries during a special open day.

Taking place at the museum on Tuesday, September 13, the event will see large-scale illustrated exhibits of the design plans for the new museums.

He will also be able to speak to the project design team in person, ask questions and offer feedback and suggestions.

Cllr Paul Roberts, Senior Member of Partnerships and Community Safety, said: “The design team has made great progress with the plans for the new museums, so we are delighted to offer this opportunity for the public to come and see the proposals up close and talk to the team in person.

“More than 500 people took part in the public consultation last year.

“The feedback received has helped inform the final design plans and we have also assembled a number of specialist and community focus groups who are working closely with us throughout the project.”

“This is a huge development for Wrexham town center which promises to attract new visitors from across the country and beyond. So I hope that as many people as possible will make the most of the opportunity to see the plans at this key stage of its development.”

The ‘family’ open day will take place on Tuesday September 13 at the Wrexham Museum on Regent Street.

There will be two opportunities to attend during the day – an afternoon session from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and an evening session from 6-8 p.m.






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