Desktop Organization

Cute video to display different ideas and items to help organize your desktop from TheContainerStore.com follow the link below!

http://www.containerstore.com/videos/index.htm?videoId=452

TheContainerStore.com

TheContainerStore.com

http://www.containerstore.com/videos/index.htm?videoId=452

 

There are lots of great professionals on HOUZZ

Atherton Appliance & Kitchens

Atherton Appliance & Kitchens

Atherton Appliance & Kitchens win HOUZZ award for Best service for 2 years in a row!  2014 and 2015!  Good job.

Atherton Appliance & Kitchens specializes in appliances, cabinets and countertops for your home.

What You Need to Know About Obtaining a Contractor’s License in California

Lots of interesting info

California Construction Law Blog | Wendel Rosen

Contractor

To perform work on most construction projects in California you need to be licensed by the California Contractors State License Board (“CSLB”).

The CSLB publishes a helpful guide on becoming a licensed contractor – Blueprint for Becoming a California Licensed Contractor – as well as a reference book which discusses contractor licensing – California Contractors License Law & Reference Book. The Guide is a bit outdated through having been published in 2006 although the Reference Book is updated annually.

They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery, and I’ve borrow liberally from both the Guide and Reference Book for this post, although I’ve added a few additional comments from my experience with licensing issues.

Who must be licensed as a contractor?

All businesses and individuals who construct or alter, or offer to construct or alter, any building, highway, road, parking facility, railroad, excavation, or other structure in California…

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Job position: Interior Designer/ Project Manager (San Mateo)

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Interior Designer/Project Manager (San Mateo)

Compensation: commensurate with experience

Interior Designer/Project Manager for Design/Build Company

Phoenix Design & Construction is a full-service interior design, construction, planning, and project management firm seeking a seasoned Designer/Project Manager to join our team in the San Mateo Area

http://www.PDCSF.com

Position Overview:

The Designer/Project Manager will work as part of a small team on design/build projects. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic person with experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously and who enjoys the entire process of design: interacting with clients, contractors, and vendors; preparing proposals; sourcing materials; placing and tracking orders; and coordinating deliveries and installations. This is a contract position that is paid on an hourly basis. Hourly rate to be determined based on experience and qualifications.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Principal and Office Mgr. to manage and track daily project schedules and scope of work for entire business
  • Daily client…

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FITNESS APPS

Good read from RealSimple.com

The Top 5 Fitness Apps for Every Type of Workout

Looking for a reliable workout buddy? Break a sweat with one of these. By Abigail Wise

If you’re looking for a better way to log your workouts, try your phone. New research published in JAMA suggests that most smartphone apps are just as reliable and accurate for tracking fitness as other wearable devices, like pedometers and accelerometers. They’re also cheaper. A good accelerometer can set you back anywhere from $25 to $250, but if you already own a smartphone, most mainstream fitness apps don’t cost more than a few bucks. Many are even free.

So step up your workout game and track progress reliably with these handy fitness apps.

For the Runner

The Nike+ Running app is designed to help you reach your goals. Focus on speed or distance, and stock up on digital trophies as you hit new milestones. The app comes with GPS and a time tracking capability, as well as a calorie counter. It also has built-in training programs for distances ranging from 5Ks to full marathons. Plus, Nike+ syncs up with your music and gives you the option to program “power songs” that play when you need an extra boost. Want a workout pal? Buddy up with friends on the app to track each other’s progress and challenge one another.

To buy: Free, itunes.com, or play.google.com

For the Yogi

Want a yoga teacher in your living room? Yoga Studio offers 65 yoga (and meditation) classes, complete with nearly 300 different poses. The app allows you to track your progress, mark your favorites, and schedule future workouts so you never miss a class. Not into the sequences offered? Spice things up by building your own. Focus on strength, flexibility, balance, relaxation, or a combination of the styles. And with videos to go with each exercise, you can always look to the “teacher” to check your form and stay on track. Namaste to that!

To buy: $4, itunes.com

For the Cyclist

If your favorite form of fitness involves two wheels, Strava can help you train. Its GPS and timer track your workouts and report elevation gains, overall speed, and calories burned. Riders with a competitive streak can climb the leader boards by setting personal records or overall speed records over stretches of road or bike path that see a lot of traffic. Find your cyclist friends on Strava, and cheer them on by giving out kudos and comments on their own rides. They can do the same for you.

To buy: Free, itunes.com, or play.google.com

For the Outdoorsy Athlete

Get most of your physical activity outside? Adventurers of all types can train harder with The North Face’s Mountain Athletics app. The six-week training programs are based on gender and catered toward six different areas: backcountry skiing, all-mountain skiing, running, alpine climbing, rock climbing, and general fitness. Step-by-step videos demonstrate workouts and proper form. Athletes can work toward improvement in their specific sports to up stamina, technique, and overall performance. Use the app’s tracking tools to keep count of the time you spend working out and view summary reports of your progress so far.

To buy: Free, itunes.com

For Everyone

Maybe you’re not looking to run a marathon or climb a mountain. You just want to step up your physical activity in an effort to stay healthy. Movement tracker Human may be your best bet. The goal of the Human app is to inspire you to move for at least 30 minutes each day. It automatically tracks walking, running, and biking, while counting time, distance traveled, and calories burned. Though not specifically categorized, Human also keeps track of your other movements—think cleaning the house, heading to the mall, and hitting the dance floor—so you know exactly how much activity you log each day.

To buy: Free, itunes.com

Job position: Interior Designer/ Project Manager (San Mateo)

Interior Designer/Project Manager (San Mateo)

Compensation: commensurate with experience

Interior Designer/Project Manager for Design/Build Company

Phoenix Design & Construction is a full-service interior design, construction, planning, and project management firm seeking a seasoned Designer/Project Manager to join our team in the San Mateo Area

http://www.PDCSF.com

Position Overview:

The Designer/Project Manager will work as part of a small team on design/build projects. We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic person with experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously and who enjoys the entire process of design: interacting with clients, contractors, and vendors; preparing proposals; sourcing materials; placing and tracking orders; and coordinating deliveries and installations. This is a contract position that is paid on an hourly basis. Hourly rate to be determined based on experience and qualifications.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Principal and Office Mgr. to manage and track daily project schedules and scope of work for entire business
  • Daily client interaction via email, in-person meetings, and phone calls
  • Review weekly timesheets, vendor invoices, and accounting for accuracy and work with bookkeeper on appropriate payment schedule
  • Create and maintain project punch lists for projects large and small
  • Contact vendors and subcontractors and request written estimates — large projects require multiple bids
  • Maintain database of current contractors / vendors while securing new ones as needed
  • Meet with contractors / vendors at property and review in detail the scope of project

Requirements:

  • 2-3 plus years of project management experience preferably in design, construction, or building
  • Willingness to learn and take on additional responsibilities as they arise; You will be asked to wear many different hats in a small business environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A commitment to delivering outstanding service to high end clientele
  • Reliable, energetic, focused, and detail-oriented
  • Self-directed with a high level of initiative and a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Must have computer skills in Microsoft Office, and Excel
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD 2012/14 and Sketch Up a plus, but not required.
  • Solid drawing/sketches and hand drafting abilities a plus
  • Must have a car/cell phone, and the ability to visit job sites around the Bay Area

Send qualified resumes to:

Diana Larr ~ Principal ~ Info@PDCSF.com

Why White Is the Ultimate Pop of Color

Inspiring interior décor article from Houzz.com