How To Brighten Up Your Home With These Flower Arrangement Ideas

Written by Gina Stathopoulos

A beautiful flower arrangement piece can becomerepparttar focal point ofrepparttar 116210 room you choose to decorate. It's truly fascinating how we can combine different flowers to create a mesmerizing bouquet. Withrepparttar 116211 vast selection of colors, fragrances and shapes, you can create or readily buy a flower arrangement piece that will speak to you and others walking inrepparttar 116212 room what you want to communicate.

First thing to do is decide where you will be placing your flower arrangement. Will it be placed onrepparttar 116213 floor in your hall, on top of a piece of furniture?

What aboutrepparttar 116214 space where your arrangement will sit? Will you need a finished piece that is tall, round, wide or full? What isrepparttar 116215 decor ofrepparttar 116216 room you've selected that will contrast powerfully with your flowers?

Don't limit your creativity!

There are several design styles you can choose from and we have included a variety of design here for you to get those creative juices flowing. Use these as a guide to creating your own flower arrangement style. Pictures ofrepparttar 116217 flower arrangements below can be found at our site.

Bud Vases

A bud vase with a single stem or several stems of your favorite flower(s) is a simple but elegant flower arrangement piece. Cut your flower stems to about twicerepparttar 116218 height of your vase. To enhance your flowers beauty, also include some linear foliage.

One tip I will give you with bud vases is to be imaginative. If you don't have a bud vase, recycle any beautiful glass containers you have lying aroundrepparttar 116219 house such as perfume bottles or any other.

How Did Nintendo Lose In The Console Wars?

Written by Kevin Scripter

Whilerepparttar console wars will continue on, Nintendo was once king ofrepparttar 116209 mighty mountain of anything considered video games (home or portable - even though Nintendo will finally be challenged onrepparttar 116210 latter with Sony's PSP in 2005). But, Nintendo has gone from #1 in market share, down to #3. Nintendo now lives by these words: be careful of whom you tick off, because one day they may be your competitor. You will understand why byrepparttar 116211 end of this article.

Back inrepparttar 116212 days ofrepparttar 116213 NES, Sega's Master System could not even put up a fight against Nintendo's original 8-bit behemoth that sold over 60 million units. Then,repparttar 116214 Super NES (SNES) was released, but was not dominant early on. Sega releasedrepparttar 116215 16-bit Sega Genesis (1989) two years beforerepparttar 116216 SNES and had a jumpstart inrepparttar 116217 entertaining 16-bit console war. Sega still lacked that one title that everyone had to own until Sonic The Hedgehog was born (1991).

Sega realized a flaw inrepparttar 116218 SNES processor - it was too slow. Sega exploited this flaw torepparttar 116219 public by releasing their Sonic games that displayed a fast moving hedgehog on screen (the Genesis processing power was coined as "blast processing" by Sega). The SNES had plenty of games that displayed too many moving sprites onscreen andrepparttar 116220 game would actually slowdown becauserepparttar 116221 processor could not keep up withrepparttar 116222 onscreen action.

However, inrepparttar 116223 end, Nintendo prevailed due to its many new franchises it created onrepparttar 116224 SNES (Super Mario Kart, Star Fox, F-Zero) and killer sequels (The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past, Super Metroid, Super Mario World). Sega stopped supportingrepparttar 116225 Genesis with quality games inrepparttar 116226 late stages of its life cycle leading torepparttar 116227 death ofrepparttar 116228 console. Nintendo sold 49 million Super Nintendo consoles initially losing a big chunk of its market share whenrepparttar 116229 Genesis was first introduced, but Nintendo still managed to retain a 60% market share afterrepparttar 116230 16-bit console war was over (and selling twice as many SNES consoles asrepparttar 116231 Genesis).

Whenrepparttar 116232 Genesis was popular, Sega sawrepparttar 116233 opportunity to incorporate CD gameplay by introducingrepparttar 116234 Sega CD peripheral attachment forrepparttar 116235 Genesis. Butrepparttar 116236 lack of any quality games made most gamers stay way fromrepparttar 116237 CD add-on. Nintendo, however, saw a threat when news broke of a Genesis CD peripheral, and since Nintendo had no experience with CD consoles, they enlistedrepparttar 116238 help of Sony (ah,repparttar 116239 plot thickens).

Nintendo is king of cartridge-based consoles, but Sony hadrepparttar 116240 resources to createrepparttar 116241 CD add-on forrepparttar 116242 SNES that was ironically named Playstation. After months of working, eventuallyrepparttar 116243 two companies split. Both were in disagreement aboutrepparttar 116244 final specs ofrepparttar 116245 system and how profits would be divided.

Sony was already a major consumer electronics leader with their Walkmans, TVs, VCRs, stereos, etc. and now figured they could try their hand atrepparttar 116246 video game business. Since Sony invested so many hours of labor and money into this CD machine, they decided to make it a full-fledged stand alone console with their specs and would then be able to keep all ofrepparttar 116247 profits. The Sony Playstation was born (and eventually becoming more popular than Sony's Walkman).

Sony jumped to CD gameplay and Sega followed suit withrepparttar 116248 Sega Saturn, but Nintendo opted to stay withrepparttar 116249 cartridge format for one more generation. By doing so, Nintendo alienated many game publishers - none more important than Square Enix (best known for their Final Fantasy RPG franchise). Square Enix (and many other publishers) decided that disk gameplay wasrepparttar 116250 future and left Nintendo's cozy camp to partner with Sony (and enjoy Sony's lower licensing fees).

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