If you spend a lot of time reading interior design magazines or blogs, you’ll quickly notice a trend: Every room seems to contain thousands of dollars in furniture and art. But does it have to cost a fortune to create a beautiful home?

Absolutely not! In fact, you can transform any room with little more than a coat of paint and a few inexpensive accent pieces.

To get a sense of just how easy it is to go from messy to Martha Stewart, take a look at the following simple living-room transformations. Your friends will be amazed by your new low-cost luxury look.

Consider Your Colors

The first step toward creating a cohesive living room design is to choose a color palette for the space. If you prefer to do it on a budget, start by looking at which colors already dominate your home.

Usually you want at least one neutral, such as black, white, or tan, and at least one bright color that will draw the eye. Any new pieces or paint will then make use of this color palette.

Read more ...

The written word is powerful, but the moving image delivers an altogether different emotional response from the viewer. Filmmakers and TV documentary crews understand the effect of recorded entertainment and the power it has to deliver added meaning.

Businesses can use video in different ways to provide a boost to their market or presentational capabilities. Let’s look at a few ways to go about doing that. 

Getting Professional Video Shot

If you would like your business to benefit from a studio-based recording but your office facilities aren’t suitable, then a video production company is a great solution. You don’t have to invest in creating a soundproofed studio or the video and sound equipment necessary to capture digital video in high-quality. 

Working with a professional team of videographers, they can use their skills in managing an on-location or studio recording setup, and then capture the right video clips perfectly. Then their editors can get to work putting together a final distributable clip. The best idea is to discuss your needs with a professional digital video team and see what they can do for you.

Video Presentation on Your Website

Being able to add a presentation video to your website brings the staff to life for people who cannot visit the showroom. Creating product videos with closeup shots of your products from different angles provides more than is available to see when products are sold on an e-commerce site. Being able to see closeup shots often cuts down on customer service enquiries too because customers can clearly view the product.

Read more ...

As a creative writer, you know how important it is to hone your craft. In the same way that an artist invests time in taking drawing classes when they’re in college, you understand how beneficial it is to learn all the theory behind your writing. Whether you’re a fiction writer or a poet, whether you write memoir-style tales about your adventures traveling, there’s always more to learn. You love to write, and there’s nothing better than sitting at your favorite cafe or your desk at home and writing what’s in your heart. But sometimes, you need to stop, take stock, and think about how to improve it.

If you aren’t sure where to start, there are lots of ways to get better as a writer. From reading your favorite authors again to learning from a mentor at an MFA program, here are some of the best ways to improve your creative writing.

Read your favorite books again (and new ones, too)

For any writer, you started writing because of your love of literature. Maybe it was those first few lines of J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye that got to you; maybe it was Sylvia Plath in her collection Ariel, tugging at your heartstrings with her rhythm and her sadness. Whatever book or author it was that made you fall in love with literature, it’s time to get lost in it again. Because that’s one of the best ways to learn: by imitation. Make notes in the margins of what your favorite authors are doing well, whether it’s dialogue or voice, and challenge yourself to pull it off in the same way.

Read more ...

Craving for some Japanese food while in Sydney? Worry not, for there are plenty of restaurants here that offer this kind of cuisine. From ramen to sushi to yakitori, there will always be something for you that truly satisfies your taste buds.

Good thing, there are incredible Japanese chefs who live and do business in the city. You are sure to get the authentic taste you are looking for when dining in one of the Japanese restaurants around Sydney. Here are a few of the best Japanese joints you need to visit when in Sydney:

Cho Cho San

Headed by Chef Nic Wong, Jonathan Barthelmess, and Sam Christie, Cho Cho San is said to be Sydney’s dining dream team. You can check it out for an impressive list of food and drinks like no other. This joint is inspired by the izakayas of Japan and serves raw choices and meats prepared over coals. It is definitely one of the go-to restaurants for great-tasting Japanese food.

Tokonoma

Offering high-end Japanese dishes to Central Sydney, Tokonoma is the place to be. With Euro twist in its menu, don’t be surprised to see some changes in some regular food. Certainly, you are going to have a great experience dining in as the meals taste heavenly. You are going to be back here for more, so be sure to try it out and delight in its delish meals!

Read more ...
ShowLands Channel On YouTube

Top LifeStyle

Suggest Movie, A Piece-of-cake Way to Find Recomme...
Sun, November 16th, 2014 - Shofali YFSuggest Movie, A Piece-of-cake Way to Find Recommended Movie on Android

Want to watch a movie but confused with the options? It is not a problem anymore since there is an a [ ... ]

HBO GO and MAX GO Are Present on Lollipop with Hig...
Thu, November 20th, 2014 - Shofali YFHBO GO and MAX GO Are Present on Lollipop with High-Res Streaming

Everybody knows about HBO and CineMax, international channels which present plethora interesting mov [ ... ]