*Average capital growth rate in New Zealand is 8% 9 years to double in value.
*Growth rate in Hamilton is 5% 14.5 years to double on value.
* Capital appreciation overtime, rental yields & tax rebates.
* Paying down principle overtime reduces a loans principle and increases your equity.
* Buying a property and renovating it to add value.
* Buying a section and building on it.
What is the Pomodoro technique?
It's a time management method created by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s. Called 'Pomodori' (from the Italian word for 'tomatoes')
How to works
The technique breaks periods of work into 25-minute intervals called “Pomodoro” where you focus exclusively on a single task, ignoring any interruption to maintain focus and flow.
Work for 25 minutes then take a short (3-5 minute) break, during your break mark your progress with an “X”, and record number of times you had the impulse to procrastinate or switch gears to work on another task during the “Pomodoro”. After four “Pomodoros” have passed, take a 15-30 minute break. Any time remaining after you've completed a task is devoted to overlearning.
If you are interrupted during a "Pomodoro" either the other activity must be recorded and postponed (inform – negotiate – schedule – call back) or the "Pomodoro" must be abandoned.
As you complete tasks, tick them off this will give you a sense of accomplishment and a record for self-observation and improvement.
Five simple steps to the Pomodoro technique:
Prioritized a "To Do Today" list.
1. Decide on the task to be done
2. Start the timer set for 25-minutes
3. Work on the task until the timer rings; record with an x
4. Take a short break (3-5 minutes)
5. Every four "Pomodori" take a longer break (15–30 minutes)
A low-tech approach using a mechanical timer, paper and pencil is most effective. The physical act of winding up the timer confirms the user's determination. Ticking externalises desire to complete the task; ringing announces a break. Flow and focus become associated with these physical stimuli.
How can it help you?
The Pomodoro technique is systematic way to tackle your daily to-do list with maximum focus, creative freshness and regular breaks, allowing you to complete projects faster with less mental fatigue.
Why is it so popular?
Because it is easy to use, and most of all, because it works.
Recycling Doesn't work well enough. We could put in place a "Generic Bottle Design". Then plastic and glass bottles don't need to be melted down and remade, that's such a huge waste of energy. Let Marketers do whatever they want to with labeling of the bottles. But have a standard shape in all sizes.
"Saving the planet"
Generic bottles maintain a higher value. They can be washed and used again for any product. It just makes sense start with glass alot of it is manufactured here for beer and wine. You can always focus on 1 & 2 type plastic's later. We shouldn't let any plastics except recyclable ones through customs.
There are a bunch of cool alternatives to plastics are available now days. My favorite is made from powdered bamboo fibre and rice hull. It's waterproof, of high strength, non-flammable, non-fragile, non-fragrant and non-poisonous. Easily degrades after buried under the soil.
In 1950, Hermann Zapf a German typeface designer was researching Italian typeface design at the Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence. Hermann Zaph noticed some interesting letter forms engraved on an ancient Roman gravestone which didn’t have any traditional serifs. This appealed to Hermann Zapf but he didn’t have any drawing paper so instead sketched the letters on a 1,000 lire bank note.
The gravestone inspired Hermann Zapf to create a classic roman typeface without serifs. For two years he worked to refine the characters shapes and perfect the proportions of his typeface. In 1952 he took his final drawings to Stempels, a master punch cutter. Making a typeface in those days was a complicated and time-consuming process as each letter needed to be set in metal. It wasn’t until 1958 that optima was commercially released and became an instant success.
By Isaac Tanner-Dempsey
Fig.1 Edvard Munch , The Scream (1893)
After the terror of World War 1, rapid technological advances and radical changes were occurring in the industrial, social and political world. Women were becoming allowed to vote, new economic conditions of the emerging Industrialization of the Western world meant that people had more freedoms and educational opportunities. People were moving from working on the land (for landowners of the wealthy upper classes) to crowded industrial cities and these changes were to radically challenge the ‘traditional’ art, architecture, literature, religious faith, social organization and daily life.
The term Modernism reflects the above changes but more specifically, it has come to define the ideology of the artistic movement of that time. “Make it new” wrote the poet Ezra Pound in 1934 and these famous words reflect the modernist movements approach to the old ways, which they saw as obsolete.
Contemporary artists believed that art must reflect life in the socialist revolution and speak to a contemporary audience. The Modernist movement broke away from traditions in thinking, society and art. A new era was starting. The Modernist movement developed into two spheres which came to be known as, ‘high’ and ‘low’ modernism. The high represented the intellectual and the low the more day to day which was more able to be accessible to the masses. In the fine arts, High Modernism was dominated by two streams, Geometrical abstraction and Expressionism. Geometrical abstraction includes Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, and Minimalism. Expressionism includes Fauvism, German Expressionism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. Low Modernism has come to mean the practical application of a new set of influences upon society.
Roimata and the Forest of Tane by Miriam Smith.
This story is the type of thing you read to a young child at bedtime, It’s a story about life, an old woman tells her granddaughter the story of the forest the used to exist and explains about their families history, one day the last tree falls down seedlings from the tree have sprouted up where the old tree used to be and the and the granddaughter decides to look after them so her grandchildern can to have a swing.
Timing will be quicker or slower depending on the number of frames between given action. Correct timing means objects appear to follow laws of physics. Timing is crucial to establish a character's mood, emotion, and reaction. and how objects should react to force like a push.
Natural action tends happen along an arched trajectory, In animations that follow this principle action will follow along implied "arcs" this creates a more realistic effect. Natural movement such as the movement of a limb should follow an arced trajectory minus mechanical movement, which typically moves across liner lines. An object in motion which doesn’t adhere to a natural arc will appear erratic rather than fluid. when animating you should understand all poses between the two extreme poses, limbs that extend past a logical arc don’t look natural. As momentum increases, arcs flatten out in moving ahead and broaden in turns.
Perceptive Graphic Designer thinking out of the box for discerning clients.