Dec 12

Whenever you see an antique stove — a Franklin or a base burner, or a parlor cooker, or a round top oak stove, and so on — you might not see the range of discussion that went into these ancient appliances, largely popular from the 19th Century to the early years of the 20th Century.  You might not guess a great deal of fuss went into these stoves and their various ornamentations, made out of everything from brass, nickel, or 24K gold plating.  In 1881, in the early days of the Old West, in fact the same year as the Shoot-out at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, back in the Michigan, people were arguing over the artistic value inherent in stove construction at the National Association of Stove Manufacturers in Detroit.

In that meeting, an artist, John R. Chapin, argued against ornamenting these stoves based on principles of art.  Here’s some of why he argued that nickel plated ornamentation on a stove was out of place: He gave the example of saying that a person’s eye sees first a stove’s fire pot, that the eye will naturally be drawn to the flames behind the grate or inside the open door.  When the person’s eye tires of looking at the fire, then those eyes will want something different — something quieter and calmer.  If the eye next sees ornamentation on the stove, something that also is glittery and glaring, it will affect the eye badly.  Instead of the rest the eye seeks, the eye will travel away from the ornamentation and back to the fire itself, agitating the eye further, creating, artistically, a bad effect.

The stove manufacturers were interested in this point of view from a couple of angles.  One, they found nickel plating stoves somewhat costly and were looking at a way to eliminate it; two, they felt undereducated in terms of the principles of art and wanted to know more about it.  If they could convince their public that less nickel plating was the way to go, from an aesthetic point of view, then it would save them money and time in manufacturing the antique stove.

Dec 4

The Multiculturalism Act is just one bit of evidence that Canada is a progressive country.  There are many people moving to the country each and every day, in search of better living and working conditions, and the country is becoming a mix of various races and cultures.  Most of the people moving to the cities are self employed and not only do they need a place to live, they need to find work spaces as well, which is where TransGlobe Property Management steps in.

The level of customer service and care is unbeatable, and the staff go out of their way to make new tenants feel comfortable.  With more than fifteen years of experience the team will find the property that is just right for you, one that is well maintained and suitable to your needs.  Each of the Canadian cities are experiencing tremendous growth as a result of this immigration, and for those who are not self employed, finding a job is relative to your skill level.  The one thing to take note of is the certification levels for certain jobs, as they may differ in Canada creating the need for you to further your studies in order to be viable in the work force.

The cities of this country are metropolitan, however there are many opportunities to get out and enjoy and explore nature.  And should you think of immigrating from the United States, don’t worry as most likely you will never be too far from home.  Most of the cities in Canada sit within one hundred miles of the US border, giving you much opportunity to ease a bit of the home sickness.  TransGlobe Property Management,  however, will make you feel right at home, whether you are renting work space or living quarters, so know that although your own home town may seem far away, your new home town will welcome you with open arms.