acoustic Duplo panel, the Story

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2 techniques of echo management

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2 techniques

In interior spaces, there exists 2 techniques of acoustical dampening for the effective control of echo. Or more specifically, the reverberation time – the long fade of an echo.

We have the traditional technique, of materials that by their mass – thickness – absorb the energy of soundwaves.

Then we have diffusors. A whole different technique, where uneven surfaces scatter (split up) soundwaves. Which, from this surface are then reflected as many, many, smaller waves – with many, many, different paths. Continue reading 2 techniques of echo management

Energy conservation – Low hanging fruit

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Energy conservation – Low hanging fruit

We as human beings do things out of old behavior – habits – sometimes without reflecting over the logic of our behavior. I will present situations around energy saving behavior, which I have philosophized a lot about.

Are you familiar with the term “Low hanging fruit”? It means things that are easily reached, things that are available at closest reach.

I believe habits are formed because of the road of least resistance. In certain ways, things are simply easier. Therefore, there is a resistance to change a habit, a behavior.

And, if to change, there must be an certain experience of pain.

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The Elephant, and the Mouse

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In Finnish media, a while ago.

Not important who Navalniy is, what network he has or not. For the record, I do not value all he says; he goes a bit too far in his ideology.
Important is how he is treated by Putin and his klan of officials.

Not in particular that they do not use his name, only referrals pointing to him.
Particularly important is the energy they spend. The time, the (tax payers’) money, to keep him from being an electorate. Continue reading The Elephant, and the Mouse

My first Vallila

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Tiira – Vallila Interior

My first textile project using a Vallila Interior product came by chance.

I was new in a local business group of a global network, and in our local group we had arranged a lottery between our guests. From my side the prize was a noise-dampening acoustic wall element, with the textile being the free choice of the receiver.

The receiver chose the textile theme called ‘Tiira’. The name of the black-stripe-headed seagull, in Finnish. Continue reading My first Vallila

White Duplo bricks

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Did you know?

Wanted to celebrate Finland 100 years independence.

Couldn’t find on the net any – any! – photo of a Finnish flag made from Duplo blocks. Scanned the Lego and Duplo forums. Nothing. Went to the most known shop in Helsinki, in hope of finding a building area with loose blocks for spontaneous building. Strike-out.

The helpful lady guided me to call their other store, since they maintain a spontaneous building corner in that specific shop. Answers a young man – Yes they have a corner, but very few white bricks… Continue reading White Duplo bricks