Rieteiland House Offers Energy Efficiency and Beautiful Panoramic Sunset Views

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The Rieteiland House in Amsterdam, The Netherlands is a breathtaking piece of architecture created by Hans van Heeswijk Architects.

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Designed on a newly established island’s plot of land, the box-like design features three floors and a basement with panoramic views of the beautiful surrounding landscape. The street-facing facade is clad in aluminum siding with sections that open up to display windows, and the water-facing side is made completely of glass and sliding doors. Each level has a panoramic view toward the west, the water, and the park, offering sunset views from every level.

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Special attention has been given to the sustainability features of this home, including some of the furniture, which was custom-made to accommodate the design. Thermal energy storage, a cold and heat pump, and solar collectors are all used to maximize energy efficiency and cut down on the home’s footprint.

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Austin 360 Roofing Now Offering Spray-On Radiant Heat Barrier to Significantly Reduce Energy Costs for Central Texas Homes and Businesses

Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 9, 2009

Austin 360 Roofing, a leading, Texas-based roofing company, has extended its energy efficiency product and service offerings to central Texas customers by supplying a spray-on radiant heat barrier. The company has partnered with STS Coatings to immediately begin delivering HeatBloc Ultra.

“Radiant heat barriers are a proven solution for lowering energy costs, especially for homes in warm climates like Central Texas,” said Eric Trybala, president of Austin 360 Roofing. “And with its ability to be sprayed on to the underside of the roof, HeatBloc Ultra can be easily and safely applied in enclosed areas like attics. HeatBloc Ultra is an industry leading radiant heat barrier, and a great addition to Austin 360 Roofing’s service offerings.”

Radiant barriers are reflective materials that block heat transfer and reduce solar energy from penetrating roofs and increasing the temperature in homes and businesses. They are normally installed on the underside of a roof and reflect most solar heat upwards. This means that very little radiant heat is emitted down into the structure, essentially keeping a building shaded from the sun.

Austin 360 Roofing is offering HeatBloc Ultra as its radiant heat barrier of choice because it adds the benefit of being able to be sprayed on to the underside of roof decks, rafters, ridge and gable ends. By applying a thin, even coat to these surfaces, up to 75 percent of the potential radiant energy transfer into the attic can be blocked, significantly reducing air conditioning costs.

HeatBloc Ultra also does not degrade over time, like traditional foil-based radiant heat barriers which can tear and can accumulate dust, diminishing effectiveness. Also unlike foil-based barriers, it does not block cell phone, antennae, or dish signals. HeatBloc Ultra is permeable to water, and does not trap water vapor within roof decks or sidewalls, an important consideration in warm attic conditions where water damage can be particularly detrimental.

“STS Coatings has a long history of supplying high-quality radiant heat barriers and other roofing materials to Central Texas residents,” said Cayce Kovacs, President of STS Coatings. “We are proud to be working with quality applicators such as Austin 360 Roofing.”

About Austin 360 Roofing

Austin 360 Roofing is a leading roofing company in Central Texas, specializing in houses, apartment complexes, office buildings, and industrial parks. The company provides expert craftsmanship in asphalt shingles, tile roofs, metal roofs, flat roofs, and green roofing solutions. Additionally, Austin 360 Roofing manages all aspects of insurance assessments and negotiations for roof repair due to hail, rain, lightning, wind, and fire damage. The company is locally owned and operated in Austin, TX, but serves the entire Central Texas area. For more information see http://www.austin360roofing.com.

About STS Coatings

STS Coatings, Inc. is headquartered near San Antonio, TX. In addition to HeatBloc Ultra, the company offers several other related businesses and products including Roof Guardian Technologies, Wall Guardian

International Armoring Corporation is Offering New BMW 750i with a Bulletproof Package

Ogden, UT (PRWEB) September 2, 2009

International Armoring Corporation (IAC), a leader in the design, installation and manufacturing of armored passenger vehicles, announced today that they have successfully designed and armored the new 2010 BMW 750i.

This new armored BMW, being offered to the discerning client, is designed to provide protection from powerful handgun and high-power rifle rounds. Known for using the lightest weight armor in the industry, IAC equips these armored BMW’s with their proprietary lightweight armor (a.k.a.:ARMORMAX

Body Well Massage Professionals Now Offering Mobile Massage in Orlando Market

Sunrise, FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2008

Body Well, a provider of managed on site mobile massage therapy services, announced today that it has commenced massage service in the Orlando area. The company, founded in Palm Beach County in 2005, has been steadily expanding its service areas to include the largest metropolitan regions of Florida, now including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Tampa Bay and Orlando. The range of services offered in all regions including Orlando consist of in room hotel massage and in home massage therapy, special event and corporate chair massage, plus chair massage at convention center trade shows.

The company has completed its initial round of recruiting in the Orlando area and has contracted Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) meeting Body Well’s stringent standards. The team has been strategically assembled to accommodate a range of specialized therapeutic massage modalities including Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, Medical Massage, Reflexology, Chair Massage, and Prenatal massage among others. The male and female LMTs are based throughout the Orlando area in order to accommodate clients seeking massage in areas including Disney and all other resorts, plus communities including Winter Park, Apopka, Maitland, Kissimmee, Altamonte Springs, and Casselberry.

“Leveraging Body Well’s experience and operational capabilities to provide mobile massage services in Orlando to residents, tourists, local businesses, and convention center visitors alike was really a no-brainer,” remarked Daniel Melmed, President of Body Well. “We are confident in our ability to provide mobile in home, in hotel, and corporate chair massage services in Florida in a way that readily distinguishes us from any other massage service, anywhere in the state.”

Body Well’s standard fees for on site massage therapy services in home start between $ 90 and $ 100, and for in room massage at hotels or resorts from $ 110 to $ 120 per hour. Deep tissue massage is available for an additional $ 15 per session. Group discounts, couples massage discounts, seniors and military discounts, and discount package pricing are available.

Chair massage for convention center trade shows and exhibitions, as well as for corporate and office wellness programs, range from an average of $ 60 to $ 85 per hour depending on volume.

Body Well also accepts insurance paid massage therapy, including therapeutic massage through personal injury protection (“PIP”) for automobile accident victims and massage through major medical insurance when benefits are available.

The full range of services offered and corresponding fees, plus additional information about Body Well’s therapists, policies, past newsletter articles, press releases and more can be found at the company’s web site.

About Body Well:

Body Well performs mobile massage services throughout the South Florida tri-county area including West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, in the Tampa Bay area including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Brandon, and the Orlando area, including Disney and all other resort areas, plus communities such as Winter Park, Apopka, Maitland, Kissimmee, Altamonte Springs, and Casselberry. The company offers a wide range of professional on site massage therapy services including home massage, event and chair massage, massage therapist staffing of physician’s offices and other massage facilities, in-room hotel massage services and more. Further information about Body Well can be found on the company’s web site: http://www.bodywelltherapy.com. Body Well can be reached by phone at (954) 572-2122. For appointments: (888) 929-WELL (9355).

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TableAndHome.com Offering Baldwin Christmas Ornaments

Seattle WA (PRWEB) December 15, 2005

TableAndHome.com (http://www.TableAndHome.com) today announced the addition of Baldwin Christmas Ornaments to their Christmas 2005 Holiday Season offerings. Baldwin prides itself in quality and craftsmanship and creating products that will be treasured for generations to come. Hand crafted from the finest solid brass and finished in 24-Karat gold or glistening silver plate, these ornaments are beautiful and elegant. Each ornament comes individually gift boxed and perfect for collectors. TableandHome.com offer over 200 Baldwin Sports and Holiday Ornaments in their online and physical store in Seattle Washington.

Known for their amazing work in brass, the Baldwin family celebrates the holiday’s and their talents with a beautiful assortment of ornaments and tree toppers. All are photochemically etched to achieve intricate detail and unparalleled design qualities, then finished with fine 24-karat gold for a sparkling piece of art.

Among the hundreds of Baldwin 2005 Christmas Ornaments, TableandHome.com is offering the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Dollhouse. Made with care by Baldwin’s master craftsmen, the back of the dollhouse is open, revealing charming details such as Santa coming out of the fireplace with a bundle of gifts, a man in a nightshirt waving out an upstairs window, Santa’s sled and reindeer on the roof and snowcapped bushes out front. The Baldwin Nutcracker Story Ball Tree Ornament is another ornament with a story to tell. This story ball tells the Nutcracker story in beautiful detail. The Baldwin 12 Days of Christmas Story Ball Tree Ornament also tells story of this memorable holiday classic song. In all, TableAndHome.com offers over 200 of Baldwin’s stunning gold and silver plated ornaments

TableAndHome.com also offers Baldwin’s Sports Collectibles collection of over one hundred college sports mascots and logos. Exquisitely detailed and finished, these keepsakes are a perfect gift for sports fans going into the 2005 Bowl Season

“We are excited to offer the Baldwin Christmas Ornaments to the TableAndHome.com offerings for this Christmas season,” said Susan Esayian, Store Manager.

Contact: Susan Esayian, Store Manager, at 206-770-3200..

About TableAndHome.com, CoolAnimalStuff.com and NeonGecko.com Inc.:

The Table And Home Store is located in Seattle Washington on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Broad Street in the Bay Vista Building, and on the Internet at: http://www.TableAndHome.com. TableAndHome.com stocks a vast selection of Christmas ornaments (http://www.tableandhome.com/christmas/ornaments), holiday tableware, serving dishes, kitchenware, wine glasses, flatware, Judaic collections (http://www.tableandhome.com/occasions/hanukkah), porcelain figurines, formal and casual china (http://tableandhome.com/china), silver (http://tableandhome.com/silver), crystal (http://tableandhome.com/crystal), espresso makers, coffee grinders, knives, barware, toys, stuffed animals, teddy bears, cat cookie jars and even Sesame Street characters, and musical Peter Rabbit toys, perfect for infants, children and adults.

TableAndHome.com is an authorized dealer for 76 manufacturers: Accoutrements, Art Wolfe, Arthur Court, Avalanche Calendars, Baldwin (http://www.tableandhome.com/brands/baldwin), Belleek, Bestever, Breyer Horses, Built NY, C & F, Cabin Critters, Capresso, Charlton, Cornell, Country Artists , Cristal d’Arques, Cypress, Denby, Dezi, Evergreen, Figi, Fitz and Floyd, Folkmanis, Fringe Studio, Fuzzy Town, FX Schmid, Gemmy, Godinger, Gorham, Gund , Kit-Cat Clocks, Kraftware, Lenox, Lomonosov Porcelain, Lotus, Luigi Bormioli, Majestic Crystal, Mikasa, Mills Gifts, Minton, MouseStuff, Namb

The Orlando Vacation Store: Offering a Splendid Orlando Holiday Trip Like No Other

(PRWEB) January 13, 2006

What better way to herald in the New Year than to whisk your family to a grand vacation in one of the country’s premiere destination spot – Orlando, Florida? Orlando is the home of the world’s most magnificent entertainment sites and boasts of splendid theme parks. From Universal Studios grand resort and theme park and the fantastic SeaWorld Adventure Park, to the enchanting world of Disney, the city has it all. But because a trip in this city gets more expensive each year, very few people get to relish the great things it has to offer.

However, the Orlando Vacation Store can provide you with great vacation packages that will allow you to enjoy your Orlando trip to its fullest. The Orlando Vacation Store is a local travel company that specializes in offering great vacation packages for tourists who wants to see the wonderful sights and experience a fabulous vacation in Orlando, Florida. Committed only to providing clients with a marvelous holiday getaway, Orlando Vacations Store hand picks only the finest hotels in the city and negotiates with them in order to get wholesale rates thus ensuring that clients can avail of great accommodations at the best prices possible.

The Orlando Vacation Store’s hot deals include the Royal Celebration Inn Promo where tourists can extend their vacation for a day, and do it free of charge. In this amazing deal, clients just have to avail of the four or more night stay that Orlando Vacation Store offers and they get to have a free one night accommodation in of Orlando’s grandest hotels.

Meanwhile, the Early Snow Bird Pre-Sale Offer allows enthusiastic tourists to avail of a splendid Orlando vacation at a discounted rate if they book a vacation package before January 15.

To learn more about these great deals that the Orlando Vacation store offers please visit the website at http://www.theorlandovacationstore.com/.

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DW Savers Unveils the 2011 DW Savers Guidebook, a Free 25 Page eBook Offering Disney World Tips and Orlando Vacation Advice

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2011

The DW Savers GuideBook is a free download, and a wonderful resource, for vacationers visiting Orlando, Florida, and all its amazing theme parks and attractions. The eBook has 25 beautifully animated color pages filled with information regarding the Walt Disney World

TableAndHome.com Offering HABA Toys

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 14, 2007

Online retailer offers high quality, environmentally friendly wooden toys from Germany’s HABA Toys.

TableAndHome.com (http://www.TableAndHome.com) today announced HABA Toys availability for the 2007 Holiday season. HABA’s high-quality German toys and accessories help foster child development with vibrant colors and compelling shapes — stimulating sensory perception and introducing valuable new experiences. TableAndHome.com offers a number of active toys and wooden block sets from HABA made from beech wood and feature water-based, non toxic stains. HABA Toys are made in strict compliance with several European and U.S. toy safety and environmental standards, ensuring all HABA Toys are lead free.

Highlights of TableAndHome.com’s HABA Toys offerings include:

HABA Toys Walker Wagon, this beech wood Walker Wagon from HABA Toys of Germany helps babies walk. Sturdy construction with rubber tires on wooden rims. The bright red handle helps keep baby stabilized as he or she walks. Measures 19″ wide and 19.5″ high with the handle up. Handle folds down for easy storage.

HABA Toys Ball Track Roll ‘n Roll ‘n Roll Toy — Dr. Toy 100 Best Children’s Products award winner. Toddlers 18 months and up will love this ball track toy from HABA Toys of Germany. Four extra-large colored wooden balls wind their way down the swirly wooden track. Along the way they shake hands with the clowns, make little bells ring, and drop down the hole to the next level. Nonstop rolling means nonstop fun.

HABA Toys Summa Summarum Math Learning Toy

Colorful sliding beads help toddlers learn how to count with the Summa Summarum math learning toy from HABA Toys. With help from the little girl on the left and the little boy on the right, even math grouches will learn how to add and subtract in a flash. Crafted in Germany from fine beech wood, this abacus-like toy will have your tot totaling up his or her numbers in no time!

HABA Toys Ball Track – Large Basic Set

How does the ball roll, and will it reach the target? This large basic ball track set from HABA Toys includes building blocks, bridges, redirection blocks, zigzag levels and oblique levels that can be combined and recombined into new ball tracks. Crafted in Germany of fine beech wood, this set provides lots of creative and exciting construction fun! Includes 24 pages of tips and tricks for the many different constructions, from simple to ambitious that are possible with this classic toy. Set includes 42 beech wood pieces, 6 glass marbles and a finish bell. Ages 3 to 10.

HABA Toys Domino Race Wooden Playset

Crafted of fine beech wood in Germany, it features 240 “dominoes” in various colors and animal shapes plus 23 supporting pieces for placing the dominoes in various patterns. If one domino falls, the rest will fall in a fascinating chain reaction: even uphill. Great for improving motor skills and concentration as well as encouraging learning about spatial relationships.

Building blocks are often regarded as the simplest of toys. That may be true with common blocks, but the Master Builder Block Sets from Germany’s HABA Toys will inspire young master builders to design structures that honor creativity and imagination. These architectural blocks will appeal to both children and the inner child of every adult. Mix styles to create a structure distinctively your own. The blocks are of the highest quality wood and will stand up to the test of time, as well as the continued tests of children.

Sets include the HABA Toys Master Builder Block Set — Mayan Temple containing 80 pieces in 14 shapes, HABA Toys Master Builder Block Set — Russian contains 55 pieces in 16 shapes, including domes, arches and more. HABA Toys Master Builder Block Set — Antiquity (Greek Temple) This Antiquity set contains 42 pieces in 11 shapes. Classic columns, roof pieces and stairs take your structure back to the Greek and Roman Empires.

“We are proud to offer the excellent and environmentally friendly HABA Toys to our customers for the Holidays of 2007,” said Susan Esayian, Store Manager.

About TableAndHome.com, CoolAnimalStuff.com and NeonGecko.com Inc. The Table And Home Store is located in Seattle, Washington, on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Broad Street in the Bay Vista Building, and on the Internet at: http://www.TableAndHome.com. TableAndHome.com stocks a vast selection of Christmas ornaments (http://www.tableandhome.com/christmas/ornaments), holiday tableware, serving dishes, Judaic collections (http://www.tableandhome.com/occasions/hanukkah), formal and casual china, kitchenware, wine glasses, flatware, silver, crystal, espresso makers, coffee grinders, knives, barware, kitchenware, porcelain figurines, toys, stuffed animals, teddy bears, cat cookie jars and even Sesame Street characters, and musical Peter Rabbit toys, for infant, children and adult.

TableAndHome.com is an authorized dealer for 96 manufacturers of fine house furnishings: Accoutrements, Arthur Court, Avalanche Calendars, Axis Imex, Baldwin, Belleek, Bestever, Breyer, Built NY, C & F, Cabin Critters, Capresso, Charlton, Cornell, Country Artists, Cristal d’Arques, Cypress, Dansk, Denby, Department 56, De Sousa, Dezi, Digital Blue, Emma Bridgewater, Encore, Evergreen, Figi, Fisher-Price, Fitz and Floyd, Folkmanis, Fringe Studio, Fuzzy Nation, Fuzzy Town, FX Schmid, Gemmy, Godinger, Gorham, Gund, Haba Toys, Kit-Cat Clocks, Kraftware, Lenox, Lomonosov Porcelain, Lotus, Luigi Bormioli, Majestic Crystal, Mary Meyer, Mattel, Mikasa, Mills Gifts, Minton, MouseStuff, Nachtmann, Namb