After 28 years of leading APSP’s efforts developing technical standards, Carvin DiGiovanni has...
In a win for brick-and-mortar retailers nationwide, the Supreme Court of the United States...
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Children love to share their larger-than-life dreams: of ice cream cones the size of the moon, or unicorns and fairytale kingdoms. While adulthood tends to quiet this childlike sense of wonder, Maryellis Bunn decided to indulge those over-the-top ideas. That's how she and business partner Manish Vora fulfilled a childhood dream: A swimming pool full of sprinkles.
To clarify, this is a life size, 3-foot deep swimming pool filled entirely with sprinkles. Well, sprinkle substitutes. Vora told the New York Post a confection factory offered 8,000 pounds of real sprinkles for the project, but for sanitary reasons, she opted for 11,000 pounds of plastic sprinkles instead.
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The sprinkle pool is part of the Museum of Ice Cream, an exhibit that debuted in New York City last July and re-opened in Los Angeles, Calif., from April 22 to May 29. In addition to the sprinkle pool, the exhibit also features ice cream-inspired art installations, samples from local ice cream makers and a glycoprotein pill that makes sour things taste sweet and sweet things taste sour.
Even with a taste bud-tricking pill, nothing can be sweeter than five-and-a-half tons of sprinkles to swim in, even if they're made of plastic.
For longer than I care to admit, the design snob in me has looked down my snooty snout on portable spas, or hot tubs, depending on the preferred terminology. (For this discussion I'll use my favorite term: "spas.") By whatever label, portable vessels that contain hot water were for many years more of a clunky appliance than part of the landscape, at least to my eyes.
It's fair to say that comfort and hydrotherapy, rather than aesthetics, have long been the driving element behind spa...
We always say that pool construction tracks closely with housing starts, and historically that has always been the case. But is that still true? And are there other economic indicators that are as correlative with the state of the pool industry?
Indeed, pools have tracked with housing starts. But then, in 2011, things began to change. Starts stopped prompting pools. Moreover, two new indicators began to explain a lot of things about the floundering pool business.
Here at AQUA, we spend a lot of time discussing the in's and outs of your work life, but what about life outside of work? On our Facebook page, we asked you to tell us about the hobbies and passions you enjoy off the clock. We got a wave of responses that included everything from motorcycling to music to statue making!
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For landscape lighting designer Scott Armusewicz, Jr., it's all about discovering possibilities after the sun goes down. As lead lighting designer with Hamptons Landscape Lighting (Southampton, N.Y.), Armusewicz says he's always on the lookout for opportunities to create unique effects while also being sensitive to the client's needs.
"It's all about finding that unique piece that will give the client something special, but at the same time give them exactly what they're looking...