Practical versus aesthetics

In this modern age when people are always on the lookout for Instagram-worthy stuff, trendy things and fancy places, do you go for practicality or aesthetics? These two elements often get in competition since there are times that you just can’t combine them.

More often, we convince ourselves to buy things or not to buy things because that’s the practical thing to do. But our passion for functionality sometimes crashes our love for beauty in various forms. Well, that’s the irony of it.

We can apply it in different aspects of life. From the clothes, we wear to our accessories and bags. We seldom use things that we believe do not look good on us despite them being the practical option. But again, one wouldn’t care less if he has an old phone or gadget as long as it serves them well.

How It Affects Us

Architects were taught in school that in developing structures, functionality should come first. It acts as an important design vision: form follows function. However, some clients tend to insist on dropping such principle and focusing more on the aesthetics.

Same thing goes when shopping for furniture at home. One is always struggling if they will go for a functional sofa over a stylish chair. More often, we found ourselves in a situation when we have to choose between what is practical and what is aesthetically pleasing.

Marketers and designers often get caught in the issue of what is more meaningful when creating a product: practicality or aesthetics? Will people give importance to beauty or sustainability? The answer varies.

However, we are now in a generation where everything seems to be hype-trends. According to surveys and research, most of the time, the consumer’s loyalty, and purchasing decisions are driven more by the product’s appearance than practical concerns. Beauty resonates more and appeals on the emotional level. Hence, customers associate them with brands.

In the context of web design, one should ensure that all the clients’ requirements are present in the website without sacrificing aesthetics.

In artworks like paintings, plays, and poems, we have the sole purpose of giving aesthetic experiences. But in industrial design and architecture, things were created with the primary intention of practical function and utility. Combining the elements raise the crucial issue of how they are related to each other.

The next time you’ll find yourself struggling what to choose, think long and hard. We believe that we can meet halfway and practice being practical while still enjoying beautiful things. After all, we only live once to get stressed about it.

 

A hard day at work

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It is said that everyone has his or her own bad days and what I call my bad day maybe completely different from your version of a hard day at work. There is nothing frustrating as a hard day at work and the worst part is that it never seems to end, it goes on and on. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to stop the hard day most of the times but only device plans to make it better or bearable.

What causes a hard day. Most commonly it may be because of the increased work load, whether you are trying to meet a deadline or the work is just too much it can cause a bad day for the workers as there is so much pressure to complete tasks. It may be caused by shortage of workers, I remember in one incident we had to work extra hard cause two of my colleagues had called in sick after a heavy night of drinking but the project was due soon. In construction, it may be caused by weather conditions such as scorching sun, windy or rain especially when working outdoors. A hard day can also be caused by illness or emotional wellness. Headaches are the most common in work places and these can make one’s day seem longer than normal as they are so uncomfortable.

What do you do when you have a bad day? Are you having a bad day? how about you follow these simple tips to make your day better. First accept that you have a lot of work to do and device a plan how you can achieve it in minimal time with less effort and to perfection.

Take regular small breaks, have some coffee and when working have a bottle of water with you to keep you hydrated. Make sure you eat enough to get some energy. Work work work won’t help anything but get you more exhausted. When its home time just leave, and go and have rest as it is the time for you to rest your body. Over working has some later effects so be careful.

Why don’t you ask for help? As said earlier our days are different do if you feel like you have so much work ask for help from other co-workers if you do not ask they would not know that you having a hard day.

Hire a skip bin to make the job easier

Tired of your frequent trips to the community’s rubbish dump? Skip bins are the answer!

Whether you are managing a household or business, having a general cleaning day, moving out to a new house or renovating your space, hiring the service of a skip bin provider will help you handle what seems to be a huge job.

Skips are ideal for different applications. It is an effective way to remove non-compactable items such as furniture, mattresses and damaged appliances. Aside from construction and demolition wastes, it is also ideal for handling wastes from the garden, home, and office cleanups.

Why Hire Them

  • Skips are perfect in managing enormous volumes of rubbish and big clean up jobs. Likewise, they are cost-efficient and practical solutions for all your cleaning needs. Whether you are building or renovating the house or up to some spring cleaning, you can get rid of the waste with the aid of skip bins at a low cost.
  • It will allow you to handle wastes from wood, steel, timber, concrete, bricks and asbestos. A standard wheelie bin could limit you the extent of the cleaning up to do. Instead of using plenty of them, a 2-cubic meter size bin can accommodate your garbage regardless if it includes broken glasses and plastics, ceramics, metals, oils and grease or concrete.
  • Hiring a skip bin will cost you money but, it a lot less compared than transport costs if you decide to deal with the rubbish yourself. Some providers also allow a skip bin for sharing with the entire community. Thus, one needs to pay a small amount of the share. It will also prevent you from hitting charges due to overloading if you choose to carry the waste on a vehicle.
  • Aside from saving money, you will also save time if you hire a skip bin. Perhaps you have the time to manage your rubbish twice a week; you need help from a waste management service provider. They will take care of your unwanted items. No need to have multiple trips to the dump site.
  • They come in different sizes that can accommodate almost every type of waste except, of course, the very dangerous ones. Some companies allow their customers to choose a particular skip bin based on the waste they need to throw. Sorting rubbish help in reducing the misuse of raw materials.
  • Since companies offering this type of service comply with regulations and proper procedures of handling waste, you are sure that they undertake the correct disposal methods. Most of them also promote recycling so there; we can say that we are doing our share to make this world a better place to live.

With the aid of skip bins, we’ll be able to create more space and save the environment. Hazardous items and toxic wastes when left unattended create significant damage to people, animals, and nature. We can promote cleanliness and safety at home and work with skip bins.

Most of us have plenty of things to attend to so we just can’t always make time to check if we exceed the trailer mass whenever we put rubbish in it. Reduce the risk of dragging dirt, damaging your car or having a puncture and let the skip bins make the job easier for you.

Likewise, organic wastes tend to rot and emits foul odor after some time as it gets exposed to various conditions. Hence, they should be locked and kept away and skip bins can provide that service. More so, skip bins are composed of hardened plastic that can withstand harsh weather conditions so you can use them for longer.

What makes a good worker

A good worker is an asset to the company. Every employees dream is to have good or hard workers who will make his business to be a success at low costs. What makes a good worker may vary from person to person but it is all along the lines of good behaviour and professionalism. When you live for a strong purpose hard work becomes a necessity not an option. Being a hard worker takes more than doing good when people are looking or doing good for only a certain time. Although there are bad days for everyone but being a good worker means less of those and making sure you are always or the right track.

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A good worker is the one who does not waste the company’s resources and is extra careful about what they do. Wasting company’s resources includes using materials in not what they are intended for or mismanaging resources for example in construction cutting of material yet there is another piece that you can get the size of material you want from. A good worker is extra careful and by this reduces the level of incidents that occur in the company saving the company a lot of money and distress. Working carefully also includes reading all the manuals before using machinery and following the orgasational policies and procedures for example work health and safety precautions such as wearing helmets.

Furthermore, a good worker respects the company, his or her employees and treats other people with kindness and fairness. Respecting also includes small things such as turning up to work on time, not leaving before time or notifying your supervisor if late or absent and low levels of absenteeism. A good worker reports anything that happens within the company and if not happy address the issue according the hierarchy of control and diplomatically.

A company’s customers service is the face to the public hence a good worker is kind and always willing to help the clients with anything they need to know or get. He goes an extra mile in providing top quality services and makes sure clients questions are answered and that they are satisfied always. A good worker will treat everyone with justice regardless to their colour culture or background. They do not discriminate their colleagues or clients and uphold high standards of the company always.

He works well in a group and has good communication skills including listening to other people and talking less valuing other people’s suggestions. He can voice his opinion with no need to fight with other employees or supervisor. They participate in group works and not belittle others. They help other team members for greatest results to be achieved.

A good worker has a positive attitude. Someone with a positive attitude believes in doing things right to achieve the greatest outcome at low costs. They accept that ta times you can lose but they do not easily give up and are always up for a new challenge.