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Resilience or resistance?

There are few species as resilient as the human being. Nevertheless, we are among the less resistant.  Our newborn needs the mother's care, not for months, but for years before they can be self-sufficient. Looking at a newborn frog you can immediately understand why some species do not have this problem. Once they come out of the egg they are completely independent, however, ( and here is where our strength comes from), we can adapt to very many things, and...

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Treat or Trick – Happy Halloween

Here we are again; she’s back in town. Just like the Ray Charles song. Who?  Fear, this feeling that has conditioned the life of man from the very start. What is the most scaring fear of all?  Death. Death is so important to us that it has inspired legends, stories, myths, and of course; Festivities. Halloween is the scary night, the night of witches, and the most powerful of them could deliver you to Death, however, Death is, as all extreme...

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“Fugit irreparable tempus” “Irreplaceable time”

It is probably the most dramatic peculiarity of this world, or of this dimension in the solar system,  of which men quickly learned the meaning: Is that time runs out irreparably. Often resumed as “tempus fugit” by ancient Romans. Albert Einstein showed us that time is relative The theory of special relativity explains how space and time are linked for objects that are moving at a consistent speed in a straight line and the result is relativeness of time, or at...

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A story of Passion and Taste

The Duesenberg Coupe "Simone," was a request made by the cosmetics magnate Gui(Guy) De La Roche as a gift for his young lover Simone. In 1936, he requisitioned it from Emmet - Armand Coachworks of America, located in GreenBrier, Pennsylvania. The two immigrants Emmet and Armand took three years in designing and manufacturing the automobile. The car was full of feminine details like a transparent steering wheel, interior trim in purple, and a large "S" on the door and upholstered onto...

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“No tree left behind”

Yes, it is true, since very Ancient times Man tried to master nature to have it as a silent companion. A charming wife who never talks, and as all unbalanced relationships we have seen good times and bad times, for man or for mother nature. The fact is that we love green, we can recall the hanging gardens of Babylon, a set of gardens located in the ancient city of Babylon, Iraq. Their beauties made them inscribed on the ancient...

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FIRE and MAN

Since the beginning of time when a lightning bolt struck a tree which caught on fire; Mankind has tasted and experienced the wonderful sensation of roasting meat, which completely changed the flavor and delighted his senses with the aroma of roasted and cooked food. Professor Richard Wrangham of Harvard thinks we might have been using fire routinely not just 50,000 or 400,000 years ago, but two million years ago. In his book Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, he...

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What is marine grade stainless steel?

All of our furniture is made with natural teak wood and marine grade stainless steel. Sounds good, right? But what does it actually mean? Here's what you need to know about the different grades of stainless steel. There are 9 different series of stainless steel There are many, many different types of stainless steel. Each one has a slightly different chemical make up, which gives it different properties. Some types are more heat resistant, others are more flexible, others are very...

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The sustainable future of outdoor furniture

At Beltempo, we can date our origins back to 1870. That's almost 150 years of designing beautiful furniture - and we plan to be around for 150 more! Like many other businesses, the furniture industry has to become sustainable in order to survive. We have to find the right balance between protecting our environment and following design trends. Here's how outdoor furniture companies are designing for a long future. Natural materials Designers and carpenters are re-learning the value of natural materials. Instead...

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