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How can we make Trump’s Wall a good thing for America

How can we make Trump's Wall a good thing for America

So last night I was thinking about this post I saw on FB by Don Freeman:

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We need to stop looking to politicians to make our world better. Politicians don’t make the world a better place. Everything that’s ever made the world a better place has come from inventors, viagra canada engineers, generic viagra scientist, teachers, artists, builders, philosophers, healers, and people that choose lover over hate.” Don Freeman

And then I got to thinking “What are some of the ideas that Trump has that people object too”, and how could we create something that could be a win vs bad. And how could we get more people behind the idea and make it a great idea.  So my wheels starting turning and briefly a photo I saw somewhere went through my head of a pink wall described as what Trump’s wall might look like.

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And I thought no that’s lame.  What if this wall, could have all sorts of “GOOD” packed into and people would want it built.

What if the wall was large,

sort of imagine The Great Wall of China.

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But a modern version of it.

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And What if the wall was built from “good things” liked recycled plastic that they pulled out of the ocean like this product below by ByFusion from New Zealand.

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Here is a video on the product.

And what if the top of the wall has a Solar Road way on the surface, like this idea by Solar Roadways:

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Where the surface of the road looked like this.

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Or this, heck Solar Roads already has a contract with US DOT in place.

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And what if this solar road on Trump’s wall did things like this:

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And in areas where bridges are needed what if the wall looked something like this:

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And generated wind energy.

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We could take this wall even further, what if the sides of the recycled plastic bricks are clad in Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles like this:

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How much energy do you think this wall could generate?  Maybe it would be 100% LEED Certified?

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And last but not least what if this wall had two more components, such as providing low income housing or housing for homeless within the wall, maybe something like this:

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And last but not least what if we built Trump’s wall by putting all the unemployed millennials that love tech and can’t find jobs, to work creating this wall of the future that maybe we should rename Trump’s Smartwall.

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Put America back to work.

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And so in closing, I side with Senator Elizabeth Warren, “Let’s put aside our differences and work with Trump on this task.”

And let’s build things that we can all get behind and create a lot of good..

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How to create patterns for Fabric Design

How to create patterns for Fabric Design

I have been dabbling in Textile Design and Fashion Design, viagra canada here are some of the things I have been trying.

I started with a watercolor painting that I did on our trip to Bali this past summer of a Protea or Sugarbush Flower. Here is a photo of the painting.  Then I scanned in the artwork and created a design with text to be repeated as the fabric design.  Also shown below is a photo of the design printed as fabric. These designs are for sale on Spoonflower: I have quite a few more designs in the works,  I just haven’t made time to get to them up online yet. If you haven’t been over to Spoonflower, click on over there and give it a looksy.  My brain goes into hyperdrive with all the possibilities I start thinking about.

 

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Click the photo below to watch a video on my design process.

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Below is an example of a tunic design I have been working on.  I designed the fabric and the sewing pattern, then had the items printed on fabric using the spoonflower site.  This was just a trial, a work in progress.  Since I created the sewing pattern as well, I did have a couple kinks I had to work through.  Which I have now.  Now I just need to print the final design again and sew it together.

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Here is a photo of the work in progress on me.  Once I get this design finalized and complete I will post another update.

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Here is a video that explains the repeat design process.

An Online Skillshare Class by Julia Rothman

 

 

Etsy Banners or E-Commerce Identities

Etsy Banners or E-Commerce Identities



I recently completed a menagerie of designs for a client’s e-commerce site. Here are a few of the designs that I just adore, viagra sales viagra that were passed over. I would love to do more of this type of design for clients. These types of banners would work for your etsy store image, cialis buy find or for an online web banner advertising campaign, remedy an even as an online identity for many e-commerce web site templates. Let us know if you are interested. Hi Octane Design offers affordable graphic design rates for clientele in Oceanside, North San Diego County, Orange County or Nationwide.

Beach Wedding Inspiration | Alchemy Events

Beach Wedding Inspiration | Alchemy Events

I recently had the pleasure of joining Vanessa from Alchemy Fine Events on location for a photo shoot she was doing. I assisted in the creation of a few things for the shoot including name place tags and weathered wood menu boards.

I had such a wonderful time setting up the pieces on the beach. Shooting on location is not without it’s challenges of heat, sand, wind and finding level ground. But we weathered the challenges, enjoyed the beautiful view and made a wonderful day of it.

The shoot was featured in Rivieria Magazine and you can read more about Vanessa’s expertise here on her blog.

If you are interested in seeing more images feel free to take a look at my Flickr set here.

Frank Roop Interiors

Frank Roop Interiors


I was perusing one of my favorite blogs JennSki. Just had to share these rooms. I love them they are designed by Frank Roop Interiors. Click on over and check out Jennski’s post as well.

Fall-a-licious Autumn on Etsy

Fall-a-licious Autumn on Etsy



So I have a new minor obsession, viagra   it is making treasuries on Etsy. It is like shopping without having to buy anything. And it is wonderful to find new fabulous finds. It also feels a bit like collaging and photo styling.

Looking at all the items really gives me a good idea of which type of photographs catch my eye, and how I can take better photos for my own Etsy shops. Also I have a better understanding for what keywords should be including. Now go ahead and check out the Etsy Treasury fun.

My two latest are Fall-a-licious Autumn
And Chevy in the home

Medical Devices turned Industrial Modern

Medical Devices turned Industrial Modern



I love these two pieces at Get Back Inc.I am pretty sure if I had that handcrank scissor lift table I could figure out something wonderful to do with it. I have retro dental cabinet, discount viagra mine is celery and black, but I love this metal one.

Vanillawood – Design Build Live

Vanillawood - Design Build Live

My Dream House | Alicia Hanson

feature_266_516cb8ce831d7_Myers_West-LA-House_610x392Well, discount cialis some of you will find it to be no surprise that my dream house resembles a garage. Barton Myers is an amazing architect in Los Angeles. His firm designs projects from residences to large urban developments. My favorite house is his own house that was a working experiment to address his taste and the environment where the residence is located, specifically fire danger. The home is located in Toro Canyon,  Montecito California. The house is comprised of 4 pavilions. To preserve against wildfire danger the pavilion roofs are comprised of recirculation pools that double as reflecting pools at this terrace home. The home also has steel roll up doors that enable to house to be completely shut if a fire does come through.

He has since built another similar house in Santa Barbara. I want to build something similar someday with large roll up glass garage doors.

Swiss Army Airstream

Swiss Army Airstream




I was reading one of my trade email newsletters and came across this posting of this new Airstream that Victorinox teamed up with Airtstream to create. Victorinox, viagra generic felt that the 19′ airstream really embodied the Swiss Army brand and was a natural fit. The Airstream is traveling around North America for the 6-9 months.

I love how they retrofitted the Airstream with an in and outdoor, making for better people flow. I also love the red, dark gray and stainless color palette. However, I think they could of done a cooler job on the exterior of the Airstream. They could have converted into a giant Swiss Army knife with a little red paint or some large format vehicle graphics. How cool would that be to go inside a giant pocket knife? Well, look for the airstream at a place near you soon.

Fabulous Offices | Papaya!

Fabulous Offices | Papaya!

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I just love this pink office from the girls at Papaya. Since Ginger is such a big fan of the color pink I have actually started to love pink again. Decor8 did a wonderful post about the Papaya offices read it here. If you haven’t heard of Papaya, best viagra you have surely seen there great designs around. Papaya has a great blog here too. My favorite piece in the room is the great desk that papaya created. I love the pattern the CNC’D into the wood panels. Great Job Papaya.

Amy Butler Bags

Amy Butler Bags


Well you all know I am a big Amy Butler fan. I love her fabrics and her color schemes. Well Amy just came out with a new line of travel bags. I wish I was going a wonderful trip somewhere so I justify purchasing one. Well if any of you are doing holiday travelling maybe you need some new travel bags. These are easy to spot.

Cool Tool Boxes


I just love these toolboxes by Alice Supply Co. Maria & Raili thought it would be great to take typically mudane household tools and give them a dose of color and pattern. The two started the company that is based out of Chino, viagra generic capsule CA and decided to give the name a nostalgic nod to the Brady’s Bunch’s witty housekeeper, Alice. How could one not want to clean with these fabulous looking tools.

Amy Butler Rugs

How gorgeous are these new rugs by Amy Butler. I just love her style. She has 19 new designs. The rugs are made from 100% New Zealand Wool, discount cialis ambulance they are hand made and semi-sustainable using no harsh chemical washes, viagra the industries safest chrome dyes and natural latex adhesive. You can purchase them online through her web site.