To some people rain is nothing but water, to others - it is kind of romantic, to the majority - rain is something that always ruins their day. However, rain is just a part of a water cycle and a form of precipitation. Rain is essential for the ecosystem, but at the same time, it may serve as a carrier of pollutants that cause harm to all living organisms.

Every Raindrop Counts – Rainwater and the Hudson River

by Katya A Williams Aug.12, 2019 “It is raining again,”- a disappointed resident would tell another resident passing by his house. To some people rain is nothing but water, to others – it is kind of romantic, to the majority – rain is something that always ruins their day. However, rain is just a part of a water cycle and a form of precipitation. Rain is essential for the ecosystem, but at the same time, it may serve as a carrier of pollutants that cause harm to all living organisms. Therefore, it is necessary to stop the rain from transporting […]

5 smart ideas to refresh your deck

Top 5 smart and sustainable ideas to refresh your deck

Top 5 smart ideas to refresh your deck (BPT) – As the seasons turn, your focus begins to shift to the outdoors. Your deck or patio becomes your new living room — an ideal setting for memorable moments with friends and family. If you look at these spaces and long for a refresh, the time to start planning is now. You have options, and many you can do yourself with minimal effort. To start, if you don’t have a deck or patio, research materials carefully before making an investment. One prevalent building trend involves making the smart choice toward natural, […]

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime

4 affordable bucket list trips for the summertime (BPT) – The country is filled with adventures to check off your bucket list this summer. From road trips to unique vacations, there’s something for everybody! With the help of your smartphone and dependable wireless service, you can stay connected and share the special moments along the way with family and friends. Here are four must-do summer endeavors that won’t break the bank. 1. Historic Route 66 – Historic Route 66 was one of the original American highways, extending all the way from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California. From a weekend trip […]

Chemicals we use daily could easily be endocrine disruptors - scary stuff!

Chemicals we use daily could easily be endocrine disruptors

Chemicals we use daily could easily be endocrine disruptors. by Katya A Williams, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine We are surrounded by chemicals. Individuals, businesses and industries use chemicals daily, not realizing how toxic some of them are. Pesticides, fertilizers, paints, fuels, cleaning solutions, solvents- all contain chemicals that enter the environment and contaminate water, air, and soil. Some of the most dangerous hazards are heavy metals (lead, mercury, arsenic, tin, zinc, copper, chromium, cadmium), that are used in many products by manufactures and can be severely toxic for people’s health, especially children, write Boorse and Wright in their 2017 […]

Modern Rustic Home in Woodstock, NY - Interior Design Project by Jennifer Lynn - Interview by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine - Photography by Leyla Cadabal

Modern Farmhouse in Woodstock, NY – Interior Design Project by Jennifer Lynn

Modern Farmhouse in Woodstock, NY – Interior Design Project by Jennifer Lynn Interview by Maxwell Alexander, Editor-in-Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Photography by Leyla Cadabal. Just last week I’ve had an opportunity to sit down with Designer Jennifer Lynn, the Owner, and President of Jennifer Lynn Interiors.  I’ve been watching her work on social media for a while now and was eager to get to know what inspires her amazingly inviting and beautifully classic interiors.  “My true passion has always been interior design but arrived at this place in life down a long windy road.  As an educator for 17 […]

What is water? Seeing The Hudson River as a part of a water cycle.

What is water? Seeing The Hudson River as a part of a water cycle by Katya A Williams, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine

What is water? Seeing The Hudson River as a part of a water cycle. by Katya A Williams, Editor, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Water is a renewable resource, not one single living organism can live without. However, it largely varies how humans treat water around the globe. To people in developing countries, water is treasured – it forces communities that one hundred percent depend on agriculture, to escape droughts and migrate to other places with more water resources. But in developed countries, water appears to be one of the most common sources, easily accessible and very affordable almost anywhere, which […]

How Kitchen became the New Living Room with Realtor® Tony Perry

How Kitchen became the New Living Room. Interview with Hudson Valley Realtor® Toni Perry

How Kitchen became the New Living Room with Toni Perry Interview by Designer Maxwell Alexander, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine Photography: Duncan Avenue Studio Let’s just admit it: the concept of a living room as we know it is gone! The kitchen takes a center stage in almost every home. We sat down or rather stood up around a granite kitchen counter with Realtor® Toni Perry who just listed an amazing Hudson Valley Style bi-level ranch home in Highland, NY. On top of being a Realtor®, Toni has more than 30 years of experience running a catering business, so […]

Solid waste: Is it time for a smaller garbage can?

Solid waste: Is it time for a smaller garbage can?

Solid waste: Is it time for a smaller garbage can? by Katya A Williams, Editor, Sustainability & Social Responsibility People are creatures of their habits and patterns, where purchasing goods makes a part of a person’s daily routine. American businesses produce and promote a wide variety of services and products, available and accessible anywhere and anytime, for shoppers with all possible needs and demands. America is the nation of consumers! The more goods humans buy and use, the more waste gets produced. American businesses and homes generate an overwhelming amount of trash, also known as municipal solid waste (MSW), which […]

Combine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style

Combine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style

Combine graceful forms and slender proportions for mid-century style (BPT) – Mid-century style celebrates the aesthetic influences of the 20th century, bringing clean lines, slender forms and high function to the interior space. From modernist architectural structures to furnishings that embrace rounded geometries and smooth contours, design elements from this period are rooted in a sense of history, yet seamlessly integrate into the present for a truly enduring, iconic look. Incorporate these elements to create a space that distills the essence of timeless sophistication and captures the je ne sais quoi of mid-century influence. Streamlined aesthetic Curate a distinguished, mid-century […]

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Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Five Factors That Impact How Quickly it Will Sell

Selling Your Hudson Valley Home? Here are Five Factors That Impact How Quickly it Will Sell by Maxwell Alexander, REALTOR®, Editor in Chief, Hudson Valley Style Magazine When you put your house on the market, it can be difficult to tell how long it will be on there before it is sold. This makes planning for other things, such as moving out and buying a new place, harder to do. Here are five factors that can impact how quickly your home will sell.  Neighborhood Appeal Consider your surrounding neighborhood. Is it close to restaurants or other local attractions? Is it […]

How to Know When You Should Sell Your Rental Property in the Hudson Valley

How to Know When You Should Sell Your Rental Property by Dino Alexander, REALTOR®, Principal Broker, Alexander Maxwell Realty Hudson Valley used to be a summer vacation destination for generation, however, the way we live and work has changed. Thanks to advances in technology, many are able to work form their home office and choose to live outside of busy cities like New York. In the same time, the number of vacation homes in the Hudson Valley and specifically in Catskills, Woodstock area has declined and many of summer homes became permanent residences. Alexander Maxwell Realty – Hudson Valley Real Estate […]

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的品牌如何成为个人故事

个人的品牌是如何成为这个故事 由设计师麦克斯韦L.亚历山大 早在我校的视觉艺术天(不到十年前)我们都喜欢“品牌是所有关于一致性,一致性是国王……” 男孩哦,孩子,我们已经远离该走了! 正如我们都知道的宇宙而在这个过程加快成倍扩大。大爆炸是最终的概念,它可以精确地描述社会经济进程人类文明中:帝国诞生,然后扩大逐渐消失。房地产泡沫成长,壮大,然后炸毁。经济学家和数学家都忙于创造模式,应该预测扩张的速度,但技术不断的游行下雨。问题是,技术已经发展到有机生命的复杂程度和摩尔定律是不是一个真正的法律了,因为生活节奏快,快如宇宙本身。 那么什么都与品牌呢?品牌是战略应用和我们集体智慧的进步和发展的思考。生于市场经济的出它帮助我们沟通产品的价值,组队周围的概念和想法在世界舞台上竞争。当我们把这个物理墙壁和信息/数据已成为终极价值本身,品牌已成为全球经济的不断流体和通用货币。这不是政府的打印钱凭空的,它是我们,设计师谁通道无限丰富的能源的宇宙成为现实或者干脆说,我们生活在现在是一个泡沫。 在实际应用中,技术周期成倍加快。 “新”已成为“更好的”,因此品牌价值的理念已经从一个产品/概念/理念的静态描述成一个生活呼吸互动值本身转变。拍一个标志到有生命的东西是不会削减它了,所以个人品牌已经成为一种更好的方式把一个面子上的价值,人脸本身已经成为品牌和现在持有的股权。 关于麦克斯韦L.亚历山大:设计师,艺术总监和世界级品牌发展专家和个人品牌教练麦克斯韦开发了数百家企业的品牌和设计策略都在世界各地,从科技创业公司,健康和健身的品牌,世界500家强企业与全球知名的非营利组织和政府机构。他是时装技术学院(艺术硕士)和视觉艺术学院(美术学士)的一个值得骄傲的校友。