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Strong Demand Confirmed For Deicorp's 'The Anders' Apartments
In an exclusive interview with Blog Chicks, the sales team at The Anders Ashfield confirmed the strong demand for apartments in this high quality Deicorp designed and built project.
The Anders is just one of several current projects Sydney based Deicorp is delivering across the city at this time. They are family-owned and since 1999 have been recognised as the hallmark of Sydney property developers. Delivering high quality mixed-use, residential apartments, commercial and retail projects in 40 suburbs across Sydney.
Deicorp developed properties help build communities. Clever, connected, affordable and accessible, a Deicorp residence is a smart choice for singles, couples, growing families, downsizers, and astute investors. The Anders is one of these.
Fouad Deiri OAM, Founder and Chairman of Deicorp, said this when interviewed by Metro Cities Media, “We are delighted with the strong early interest in The Anders. Recent 'off the plan' apartments for sale that have sold vindicate our confidence in the design, location and suitability of the complex to meet the needs of all future residents. Home buyers and smart investors are purchasing units and taking advantage of an undersupply of new apartments across Sydney”
Deicorp is award winning and committed to providing confidence and peace of mind for every purchaser by delivering a complete end-to-end service. From their superior site selection to extensive expertise in design and construction. Their sales and customer-focused service, and after-sales support, ensures purchasers a first class experience every step of the way
About The Anders Ashfield
The Anders’ offers a new calibre of modern luxury and architectural ingenuity, A unique visual composition is enhanced by carefully selected materials and oasis-like common areas. The breath-taking rooftop garden is a perfect backdrop for sunset drinks and evenings of entertainment, whilst the lush courtyard is an ideal setting for weekend barbecues with family and friends.
Leading Australian Blogger Features Celebrating David Bowie App
In an exclusive interview with Eleven Media, Australian lifestyle blogging site Blog Chicks confirmed their May feature on the Celebrating David Bowie Shareable App.
Blog Chicks is an online magazine website on lifestyle matters, travel and fashion for the discerning blog reader on the web. The site also features all things from health, diet, fitness, home & garden matters right through to tips for selecting a chiropractor. There is something for everyone.
Celebrating David Bowie is an ever-growing collection of Bowie friends, bandmates, & world class musicians performing epic career spanning concerts of Bowie music, Bowie-style! 2018 saw Celebrating David Bowie play Europe, the US, Canada, Mexico, Iceland with the addition of Todd Rundgren and full orchestra, and South America. 17 countries on 5 continents in less than three years.
Celebrating David Bowie will return to the road with a brand-new show and guests in 2022. The app is the number one place for exclusive content and updates on upcoming shows.
In advance of the feature being published, learn more about the Celebrating David Bowie app by download it here https://celebratingdavidbowie.shareableapps.com/ to get all the latest news, tour information, songs, videos, merchandise and lots more on all mobile devices.
Diane Muller, founder and content editor of Blog Chicks said this in her interview with Eleven Media “We have been experiencing great growth in visitors to our online magazine over recent years. We have listened to the feedback survey from our website visitors as to the content and experience they seek. We have seen the importance of also staying at the leading edge of technology to keep in touch with our clients the way they expect and to communicate in the best way possible the array of information we provide to our website visitors.”
The blog has been publish for over 10 years and is committed to meet client needs both in the information they provided readers and technology they use. The leading Australian online lifestyle magazine has a long history of keeping their readers aware of industry developments with regularly features on International & Australian industry sectors and companies.
Learn more about Blog Chicks and their array of lifestyle blogging features via their website here: www.blogchicks.com.au
About Blog Chicks
Blog Chicks is an online lifestyle magazine and leading Australian online lifestyle magazine site for the discerning reader on the web, on all things from health, fitness, home and garden matters right through to tips for selecting a business coach or cosmetic dentist. Something for everyone.
The irresistible beauty of flowers can be enhanced only by the way its arrangement in an artistic manner. Floral arrangements are a major element of the atmosphere of any given event whether a wedding, party, religious ceremony, or any other occasion in life.
Our good friends at Fresh Flowers, the online flower delivery Melbourne residents love, gave the Sydonia team these facts on the history of flower use for our readers.
The arrangement of flowers and foliage in baskets, vases, garlands, and other centrepieces using meticulously organized designs and matching colours is known as the art of flower arrangements. Floral arrangements should be a part of daily life and not reserved for special occasions as flowers can bring colour, beauty, fragrance as well as decoration to any formal or casual occasion.
The beauty of flower arrangement is as important as its history and a summary of the history of flower arrangement of various civilisations can be traced as follows:
Flower arranging is an art traceable from its roots back in Egypt. As early as 2800 BCE, Egyptians have been involved in floristry not just as a business but also as parts of their religious ceremonies.
Ancient Egyptians were traders who produced floral goods like wreaths, garlands, bowls, and other centrepieces. Florists were ordered by Egyptian royals to design these goods and organise burial processions and other ceremonies where flowers like roses, poppies, violets, jasmine were used. However, among all the flowers, the lotus blossom also known as water lily was given the highest regard. Lotus was often compared to the Sun god and used in tributes for the dead and as part of garlands for rituals and ceremonies.
The flower arrangement was a luxury only the Royals could afford, and they used flowers extensively for styling baskets and even vases. A systematic pattern can be observed in the flower arrangement design of the Egyptians. The flowers used within vases and garlands had a consistent design which was orderly, and the use of a supporting stick is followed till today.
At present, use of floral designs can be found extensively in Egyptian history through their culture, paintings, crockery, and architecture like walls of tombs dating back to the fifth century to Cleopatra’s time.
The Greeks and Romans
The Greeks and Romans used flowers more lavishly as compared to Egyptians. A higher significance was given to fragrance over the shape and colour of the flower. Flowers were part of not only religious rites and ceremonies but also a major part of the attire of the Greeks and Romans. Plants like olive branches, laurel, ivy, roses, etc. were part of royal processions, military victory, wedding proceedings, and every festival.
Olive crowns and laurel wreaths were a symbol of royalty and power as they were awarded to leaders, soldiers of high ranks, poets etc. Roses were given high regard due to their overwhelmingly strong fragrance, hence they were used extensively at meals, banquets. Furthermore, the women used flowers lavishly in their hair, for perfumed wreaths, and every citizen wore flowers on ceremonial occasions.
Flowers have been used for preparing medicines in China and as part of their religious teaching culture, since 207 BCE. In China, being a florist meant the position of profound respect and honour. Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism practitioners placed flowers on religious altars and even embodied flowers into their paintings, embroidered clothes, crockery as well as their scrolls and religious texts.
Since Buddhism forbids taking the life of a living creature, flowers were used sparingly for making baskets and other floral arrangements. The bamboo, pear, and peach trees along with tiger lilies, orchid, tulips and gerberas were held in high regards and considered symbols of fortune, wealth, and status.
Ikebana, which is one of the most popular Japanese flower arrangements, has been practised since the 7th century. The main principle of ikebana is minimalism or using the least number of flowers and not wasting even the stalks and leaves. The word “Ikebana” comes from the words “ikeru” meaning arrangement, and “HanaI” meaning flower.
There is a profound philosophy behind Ikebana arrangement of flowers, and the said arrangement has been divided into different schools over the centuries. When done with decorative purposes in mind, ikebana can be divided into Moribana, which is the decoration of flowers in a shallow dish, and Nageire that is decoration using a tall vase. There are several other arrangements, which vary depending upon the ceremony or the occasion.
The Medieval Period
In the medieval period, floristry was limited to the churches and monasteries. The shreds of evidence suggest that during middle age the arrangements of flowers included vases and garland and was normally preferred to freshen up the atmosphere. The middle age or dark age did not allow the art of floristry to extinct but of course, did not promote it as a culture. However, coming down to the modern period, it is evident that the culture of floristry has come out of the hibernation and has been a part of every glorious and extravagant celebration.
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WHAT SIZE REMOVAL TRUCK DO I NEED FOR MY MOVE?
The Blog Chicks team came across this article written by 2 East Removals, a removalist Perth business and home owners trust and they have agreed that we can publish it for our readers to learn from. We appreciate them allowing us to do this.
Moving is undoubtedly stressful. There are dozens of tasks to complete, and all usually within a narrow timeframe. One important aspect this is frequently overlooked by people moving is making sure you book a removalist with the correct sized vehicle. The last thing you want on moving day is three or four trips back and forth in a truck that is far too small for your move. The question is, how do you select the right type of vehicle for your move? Read on for a decent guide based on your house size.
Before I start, I will explain what a CBM is.
CBM stands for cubic metre. One cubic metre is one metre wide by one metre high by one metre long.
To make this easier to envision for your move, I will list some furniture and their general cubic metres. I’ve also attached a video to help picture this is a removal truck more easily.
Book and Wine Carton: 0.1 cbm
Tea Chest Carton: 0.15 cbm
Double Bed and Mattress: 1.2 cbm
Queen Bed and Mattress: 1.8 cbm
Washing Machine: 0.6 cbm
Three-Seater Couch: 1.5 cbm
BBQ: 0.75 cbm
Bookcase: 0.6 cbm
Piano: 2 cbm
A three-tonne truck has a capacity of anywhere between 17 cbm and 25 cbm.
Can’t picture a three-tonne truck? Picture the small rental trucks companies such as Hertz and Thrifty hire out for people doing a DIY move. These trucks are common in removals because they don’t generally require a truck licence.
These trucks are great for poor-access areas, such as narrow driveways. They are also suitable for inner city moves to places like apartments because Perth City Council is very strict on parking larger trucks.
This size truck will generally fit belongings for a one- or two-bedroom property and small 3×1 Properties, such as a townhouse or duplex.
A five-tonne truck is a good sized truck for most moves. Ranging from 30 cbm to 40 cbm, they can generally work in properties with poor access and are a lot more versatile than an eight- or ten-tonne trucks while still holding a good amount of furniture.
Suitable houses would be most 3×2 properties, such as townhouses, villas, and detached houses.
Now we are getting into the larger sized trucks. Most suitable for houses with good access, such as a driveway or good street parking, eight-tonne trucks fit between 40 cbm and 50 cbm. Most come with a ramp or a large hydraulic lift. Make sure you go with a company that has one or the other.
These trucks are suitable for over 70% of four-bedroom family houses.
Ten- and Twelve-Tonne Truck
The largest available Pantech (closed roof) trucks you’ll see for house moves in Perth are ten- and twelve-tone trucks. They can range anywhere from 50 cbm to 65 cbm. Very few properties will need two trips with these trucks, and if you do, you either have to much stuff or a huge house!
These trucks are suitable for four- to six-bedroom houses with four to six occupants.
Thanks for reading and hope this information can help you select the right truck for your move.