Best Plant Delivery Services

Shipping a live plant and ensuring it arrives unscathed is no easy feat, but the best plant delivery services have developed their own shipping methods and packaging to ensure their greenery arrives in top condition and thrives upon delivery.

With filters for growing conditions like light, difficulty, size, and whether the plants can mix with pets, it’s easier than ever to purchase plants online and begin cultivating a green thumb. Continue reading to learn more about the best plant delivery servives.

Bloomscape was started by fifth-generation greenhouse grower Justin Mast, who set out to create a memorable plant-buying experience. The Detroit-based company has perfected the art of shipping


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Small Axe: Lovers Rock The Ten Best Films of 2020

It’s hard to believe that British filmmaker Steve McQueen gave us not one, not two, not three … but five new movies this year through his dazzling “Small Axe” anthology. Somehow designed to go straight to streaming (even in a hypothetical non-COVID world) despite their obvious fit to massive cinema screens, this decades-spanning, London-based quintet of films all tell rousing stories about the city’s West Indian community. The best one did so with its euphoric optimism.

On the surface, “Lovers Rock” is simply about a circa-1980 house party, a nostalgic notion in today’s pandemic-dictated realities where we all dearly miss the kind of fleeting yet memorable human connections intimate soirées used to forge. But the accidental timeliness of McQueen’s wistful setting—with its coziness and liberating sway dizzyingly captured by cinematographer Shabier Kirchner—isn’t the only thing that charges “Lovers Rock.” There is also undeniable purpose in McQueen’s understatedly political work that celebrates a culture with specificity. As eager, dressed-up, tipsy strangers who briefly check their troubles and the era’s racial injustices at the door dance to and sing along the romantic reggae tunes a DJ spins, McQueen unearths a sense of belonging, a dose of harmonious freedom through their unity.

Brilliantly costumed to reflect the transition from the flamboyant ’70s to bold ’80s and with the year’s most memorable scene in any movie—accompanied by Janet Kay’s intoxicating single “Silly Games”—“Lovers Rock” approaches something whole and sexy, even spiritual, with every one of its sensual steps. (Tomris Laffly)


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Doctor Strange (2016)

Stephen Strange (Marvel Cinematic Universe)Driven but smug New Yorker neurosurgeon Stephen Strange has his career upended after a car crash devastates his hands. In a bid to reconquer his lost deftness, Strange travels to a monastery in Kathmandu, whose resident mystics are rumoured to have mastered sorcery. After meeting the monastery’s chief warlock,

the Ancient One, Strange forgets about the smashed hands and gets into ancient books, exploring the astral plane, and shooting green beams from his fingers. The appearance of a transcendental baddie hell-bent on destroying the magical shields protecting Earth from inter-dimensional villains triggers wizardry battles galore. The visually ingenious gem introduces Benedict Cumberbatch into MCU, but this isn’t enough to save the film from a low ranking.


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Work from a Pocket

Main level floor plan of plan

While a growing number of people work from home, they don’t really need – or even want – a full-blown home office. With the availability of wireless technology, people can work from any corner of the home, even the porch or the sunroom.

So why waste all that space on a dedicated home office when you don’t really spend much time in it? Consider a pocket office for some of the work you do at home. And although typically smaller than a traditional home office, a pocket office still provides privacy for the work space and usually affords enough room for a desk, computer, printer, and office supplies. In addition, “Some people may not work in their pocket office, taking advantage of wireless technology and preferring the inspiration of their sunroom to develop the next presentation or edit their white paper, yet still want a modest space that houses the printer and office supplies,” says Desgin Basic’s Dodge.

Don’t go big if all you need is a smallish space that allows you to accomplish your work efficiently and in a timely manner.


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The Princess and the Frog (2009)

While it was one of the last Walt Disney Animation Studio films to be hand drawn in 2D animation, The Princess and the Frog was the first Disney movie to feature an African American princess. Set in 1920s New Orleans to a soundtrack of jazz music,

the movie follows Tiana, who dreams of opening her own restaurant. But after kissing a prince who was turned into a frog by a voodoo sorcerer, she is also transformed into an amphibian. Before she can fulfill her life goal, she and Prince Naveen must break the spell to become human again before they run out of time.


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A Creative Couple Shares How They Built Their “Jungle Gym House”


The front exterior features steel grid

Built from the ground up in the neighborhood of Echo Park, in Los Angeles, the 1,560-square-foot home of consultant Melanie Ryan and architect Todd Sussman, cofounders of design studio Open for Humans, is a work of love and dedication. Though it felt like a big challenge, building a house from a design to its full form, the final product has become both their personal refuge and workspace.

“Once we began our search for land, we decided on two must-haves,” Todd says: anti-isolation and views. Although tempted, Todd and Melanie steered clear of more remote hillside lots, instead aiming for something that provided more connection with a community and walkability. Plus, coming from Florida where they were surrounded by miles of at-sea-level terrain, they were drawn to something with elevation.

The design then started with the site. “As the home is situated on an active corner lot, the goal from there was to privatize the street-facing sides of the living spaces and open up the remaining areas to the exterior, focusing views toward either landscaping or vistas,” says Todd.

Building the house from scratch brought its own set of challenges. “Beyond the painfully slow permitting process and having funded this project ourselves, the most strenuous part was sorting out and staying on top of the financing and budget,” Todd adds. “Once we were fortunate enough to be introduced to our contractor, Giraffe, through a mutual friend, the construction itself went fairly smoothly.”


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Dinosaur (2000)

Dinosaur 2000 Animation

If it turns out Jon Favreau’s The Lion King remake uses live action plates that the animators will then superimpose hyper-realistic characters upon (and I can’t get confirmation that this has been completely ruled out), just know that there’s a precedent for this kind of thing.

And that it’s awful. That was the conceit behind Dinosaur, a bold, ambitious, and utterly boring experiment that was a production handled by both Walt Disney Animation Studios and The Secret Lab, a hybrid effects and animation house that Disney had set up in a state-of-the-art facility near the Burbank airport.

What began in the 1988 as a stop-motion project, to be directed by Paul Verhoeven with animation overseen by the legendary Phil Tippett, soon became a rather cookie cutter tale of family and survival rendered in thoroughly unconvincing and instantly dated computer animation. The first ten minutes of the movie, a wordless odyssey that followed an egg as it was about to be hatched, is magnificent but the rest … not so much.

Everything about it is both absurd (so many lemurs) and banal; it’s a movie that has the highest possible stakes (the end of the world) but can’t muster much energy or emotional investment. The film, released a few weeks after the BBC special Walking with Dinosaurs (which employed literally the same live action plates and animated characters approach), felt like yesterday’s news before it even came out. Extinction couldn’t come soon enough.


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The Best Movies Of 2021

Best Action Movies of 2021

There are so many great movies coming out in 2021. This list will determine the best movie of 2021. Which one do you think should be at the top of the list? It doesn’t matter what the critics say about the top movies coming out this year. You get to help decide with your votes. Vote up your favorite 2021 films that you think other fans need to watch. Coming 2 America is sure to have audiences laughing until they fall out of their chairs while Dune will give fans a new adaptation of one of their favorite science fiction books. There will also be plenty of action, horror, and superhero movies being released soon, so get ready for an excellent year of movies.

The best films of 2021 will be at the top of their class when it comes to performances, set design, direction, cinematography and everything in between. This list is a great resource if you’re asking yourself “what are the best 2021 movies that have come out so far?” Find the movies you really enjoyed watching on the list and be sure to vote them up.
Then check back as new and upcoming 2021 movies are released and added to the list.

One Night in Miami
Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree
Directed by: Regina King
Rotten Tomatoes score: 98%
One Night in Miami is a 2020 American drama film directed by Regina King. Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge), and Same Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) meet one

Promising Young Woman
Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham
Directed by: Emerald Fennell
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%
Promising Young Woman is a 2020 American black comedy thriller film directed by Emerald Fennell. After a mysterious traumatic event, a cunning, young woman named Cassie (Carey Mulligan)

Steven Yeun, Yeri Han
Directed by: Lee Isaac Chung
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%
Minari is a 2020 American drama film directed by Lee Isaac Chung. A Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in the 1980s has their life completely changed when their foul-mouthed,

Judas and the Black Messiah
Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield
Directed by: Shaka King
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%
Judas and the Black Messiah is a 2021 American biographical drama film directed by Shaka King. William O’Neal is a petty criminal in the 1960s who agrees to work as an informant for the FBI in order

News Of The World
Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Rotten Tomatoes score: 86%
News of the World is a 2020 American western drama film directed by Paul Greengrass, based on the 2016 novel by Paulette Jiles. A widowed Civil War veteran (Tom Hanks) agrees to deliver a girl


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What Is a Design Engineer?

What Is a Design Engineer

As we have seen in previous posts, engineering design is everywhere. But what is a design engineer, exactly? Keep reading and discover the answer.

What Is a Design Engineer?
In short, design engineers are professionals who design and test a test various goods and products. As hinted above, since we are surrounded by products of all types, the work of design engineers is everywhere.

A design engineer usually holds a degree in engineering or a related field. Many design engineers also have a masters’ degree in engineering. Computer-Aided Design  certifications and engineering management certifications are some common examples of additional credentials in engineering design.

What Are Some of the Typical Tasks of a Design Engineer?
Day in and day out, design engineers tackle problems related to the usability of products or structures. Some of the tasks they typically perform include:

Crafting design solutions
Using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Assisted Engineering (CAE) software to create prototypes and solve design problems
Testing products and systems
Interacting with engineers, managers, and manufacturers
Analyzing data from prototypes
Keeping tabs on the progress of projects and writing reports
Modifying existing design solutions
Where Do Design Engineers Work?
The answers to this question are potentially illimited. Wherever something is built, a design engineer can play a role. With that being said, these are some of the places where you are more likely to find design engineers:

Manufacturing companies
Power and utility companies
Design consultancy firms
Electronics companies
Research institutions
Aerospace firms
Infrastructure firms
More Engineering Design Ideas
This discipline is an exciting field with myriad real-world applications. Below are some previous posts you can read to keep exploring:

How is engineering design different from other types of design?
A basic glossary of engineering design: part 1and part 2
Engineering design for children: 5 useful benefits
What is the engineering design process?
The amazing history behind Roman bridges
What is a Gantt chart?
Darnell Technical Services is an engineering design firm with extensive experience in a vast array of projects.

Our headquarters are located in Santa Ana, California, and we have an office in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact us today by telephone or through our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to learn more about all the technical instruments and materials we put at your disposal.


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I Care a Lot

The smooth, clockwork precision of the operation is at once stunning and terrifying.

A doctor selects an elderly patient who looks like a good candidate for guardianship: a person of solid financial means who’s not too old and infirm just yet, but possibly on the brink of dementia. A judge signs a court order asserting that this woman can no longer care for herself and needs someone else to step in and help. A legal guardian shows up at the woman’s house with the document, saying she’s in charge now and insisting she’ll take good care of her property and finances. A driver whisks her away to a nursing home where the manager escorts her to a private room, promising she’ll be treated like a queen.

And once all the pieces are in place, the guardian is free to drain this unsuspecting woman of every penny she’s got.

The grift is impressive in “I Care a Lot,” writer/director J Blakeson’s pitch-black comedy. You’ve gotta say that much for it. But it’s also so infuriating that you probably couldn’t stomach watching the whole thing were it not for the riveting lead performance from Rosamund Pike. Blakeson, whose previous films include the stylish mystery “The Disappearance of Alice Creed” as well as the derivative dystopian YA thriller “The 5th Wave,” has said he was inspired and enraged by stories he read about predatory guardians taking advantage of voiceless victims. Pike’s Marla Grayson is the towering embodiment of unchecked avarice within a system that’s ripe for exploitation.

With her razor-sharp blonde bob, monochromatic suits, and ever-present vape pen, Marla is a woman driven by cold, hard ambition. That much would have been obvious without her opening voiceover, in which she justifies her scam: “Playing fair is a joke invented by rich people to keep the rest of us poor.” During a court hearing at the film’s start, she argues in persuasive, clear-eyed fashion that she can more accurately assess what’s in the best interest of her clients because she has no skin in the game, unlike family members who are fraught with emotional baggage and financial expectations. To her, it’s all transactional. So when she gets the news that one of her clients has died, she pulls his headshot off the wall where it hangs among dozens of others, wads it up and throws it in the trash without a drop of emotion.

“I thought he had legs,” remarks the doctor (Alicia Witt) who serves up her potential marks, for a cut. But soon, another possibility arises: “a cherry,” as they refer to a prime candidate, and the blasé cruelty in Blakeson’s script is the point. It’s meant to make us uncomfortable, and it’s effective. Jennifer Peterson (Dianne Wiest) has no kids, husband or living family, and while she’s suffering from the beginnings of borderline dementia, she’s active and will likely be around for a long time. She’s just a nice, normal old lady,


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