Friday, October 17, 2008

A Paradise Home with Swimming Pool

You have a home and a garden. What else is required to turn an ordinary home into a paradise? Perhaps a swimming pool? Water seem to have a magical calming effect on human. Wouldn't be like paradise if you can sit in your living room and when you look out of the window you see a nice inviting swimming pool like in the photo below:

swimming pool
Photo of swimming pool is property of Aslu

Imagine on a hot day being able to change into swimming gear and stepping out the house right into cooling water. Health experts all agree that swimming is one of the best form of aerobic exercise. With a swimming pool in your front or backyard, you can have the best aerobic exercise every day of the week if you so desired.

Yes it can be like paradise. However, neglect maintenance of the pool and you can very quickly end up with a headache instead. For maintenance, you will need Swimming Pool Supplies such as pool pumps, filters, cleaners, heaters, salt chlorine generators, etc. You should try to find a reliable source of swimming pool supplies to keep the swimming pool in healthy clean condition.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Modern Furniture and Love Seat etc.

Mies Pavilion Love Seat

The above photo of modern furniture's Mies Pavilion Loveseat attracted my eye. Why? It looked mighty familiar. I remembered drawing a 3D model of exactly the same design with AutoCAD and teaching Furniture Technology students "Introduction to CADCAM" (CADCAM = Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing) many years ago. I distinctly remembered the shape of the legs. It was exactly the same design but called a different name. It was more than 30 years ago and I can't remember the name for that seat anymore. It is a nice simple but elegant design.

At modern bedroom, I found more designs of simple elegant furniture design which would be easily amenable to 3D modeling which can also easily be done by students, like the example of a modern platform bed below:

modern platform bed

At modern living room however, I found some challenging design like the ZU-drop stool below:

ZU-Drop stool

While the spherical shape will be easy to model using what in 3D modeling "primitives", the complex curve surface of the top of the stool will be very difficult to duplicate.

If I ever get the time, I would like to create a 3D model of my house with 3D models of all the furniture, modern or otherwise. I have some antique furniture with carvings that will be extremely difficult to model.