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Here are the 6 things Warren Buffett considers when making an investment

We are eager to hear from principals or their representatives about businesses that meet all of the following criteria:<p>1) Large purchases (at least $75 million of pre-tax earnings unless the business will fit into one of our existing units),<p>2) Demonstrated consistent earning power (future …

Investing

Here's Why You'll Never See Louis Vuitton Products On Sale

So why not wait a while for the next sale and snag one of the luxury brand's bags then?<p>According to Mark Ellwood, author of "Bargain Fever: How To Shop In A Discounted World," there's one problem with that idea: Louis Vuitton products never go on sale.<p>According to Ellwood, there's a method to the …

Louis Vuitton

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Design

Architizer

Innovative Kids Room Features Hammock Seating and Modular Furniture

When the studio Ruetemple created a room in a Russian home meant for a young brother and sister, they didn't take a conventional approach to the design. The two-storey space, called <i>Interior for Students</i>, needed to be a place for the kids to study, sleep, and hang out with their friends. So, …

Furniture

Articles about renovated garage ultimate modern party space on Dwell.com - Dwell

A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture.<p>It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural...<p>A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>Homeland to Gaudí, Miró, and …

An 1800’s Horse Stable Becomes a Studio with a Home Above

E/L Studio transformed an 1800’s horse stable that was an abandoned property in a neglected alley in Washington, DC, into an architect’s storefront …

This Home Office Is A Backyard Hideaway

The home office can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you never have to leave home. On the other hand, you never leave home.<p>London-based architects Platform 5 has a solution for those who want to work from home without going crazy around the house: a backyard office. Built for a …

7-Year-Old Redesigns Sauce Label To Look Less Like It Contains Cat Poop

Harry Deverill had no idea what the label of his favorite sauce was even supposed to be. Now his design is on store shelves across Britain.<p>How bad does packaging have to be for a little kid to say, “I can do better” and for everyone to agree? Ask Waitrose, a British supermarket chain, which …

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Are you struggling to draw rooms, buildings and landscapes in accurate perspective? Discover essential techniques to transform your work from flat to …

A Great Product Idea Undone by Human Factors: The NoMix Toilet

When it comes to recycling, pee and poo oughtn't mix. We think of them as the same thing—human waste—but in fact they are not mixed within the body …

Modern Kitchen Island Gorgeously Combined With Fully-Functional Aquarium

Dutch designer Robert Kolenik has turned the innocuous kitchen island into a source of oceanic wonder. Combining the furniture's typical function with an aquarium, you can now prepare dinner while admiring swimming fish below. Kolenik calls his creation <i>Ocean Kitchen</i>, and it's a great way to add a …

Aquariums

HSENI safety inspectors plan unannounced building site checks

<b>Safety inspectors are due make a series of unannounced visits to building site in Northern Ireland to tackle the risks posed to construction workers.</b><p>The checks will be carried out by the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI).<p>Building sites could be shut down if inspectors …

Northern Ireland

Five Steps Before Estimating Work

Estimating is hard enough. It is even harder if you are not prepared. Estimating a 20 hour chunk of work is not so hard. Estimating for full projects …

Project Management

5 Tips for Refurbishing Old Structures

Saving existing buildings from demolition, can be a very wise move. Often, they exemplify the perfect solution to abandoned structures. Knowing the …

Standard Method for Measurement of Building Works

Data Required for Preparing an Estimate In order to prepare a detailed estimate the estimator must have with him the following data: 1. Plans, …

Understand Estimating Concepts

Estimate in Phases<p>One of the most difficult aspects of planning projects is the estimating process. It can be hard to know exactly what work will be …

Project Management

Basic Types of Construction Equipment

Construction Equipment is one of those things where the overall influence it has primarily rests on other factors on construction sites. So then what …

Engineering

Structural Engineer in Construction Field

<b>Who Is A Structural Engineer?</b><p>Structural engineers analyze, design, plan, and research structural components and structural systems to achieve design …

Engineering

Prefabricated Construction Method

Prefabricated construction is a building process in which elements or modules of the structure are prefabricated at plants, then transported to the …

Architecture

Erection of Formwork

Forms shall be maintained after erection to eliminate bending, warping and shrinking.<p>They shall be checked for dimensions and conditions immediately …

Predicting the Top 3 in Each of Europe's 10 Biggest Leagues

With Europe's top leagues set to get back underway later this month, now seems as good a time as any to make a few early predictions about how the various title races might pan out.<p>In some leagues, you do not have to look far to spot an obvious title winner. In others, a host of teams will …