Home Sweet-Metal Home

What if almost everything in your apartment was made out of metals? If warm wooden kitchen cabinets, floors, furniture and other furnishings were cold grey wouldn’t you feel like in a prison? It would definitely differ your home from others but calling it a “sweet home”…Although I have to admit that it looks modern and minimalist and some people might love it.

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Peter Kostelov, a designer who created a metal home in Moscow, Russia, uses industrial materials for almost everything. The apartment has steel walls, doors, windows, floors, furniture, even sofa is made mostly out of steel. He divided the wide-open space into a series of individual rooms. Materials that are natural part of a construction process became the core element for style and decor in this project. This concept seems a bit extreme but perfect for industrial lovers.

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If this metal interior is too much for you, you can still apply incorporate in some decorations to make your home luxurious as the one in Shanghai, China – Xintiandi Penthouse. Hong Kong architect Joyce Wang “celebrated metal” in this three-story apartment. She got inspiration in three concrete metals, sheet metal, weathered metal and metal cabling.

The curved staircase up to the roof of the penthouse is created out of bent sheet metal and living room’s walls are lined with corten steel.

Xintiandi Penthouse by Joyce Wang

Metal cabling was woven between the balustrade and the baseline of the apartment’s central staircase and it created screened-off dining area.

Xintiandi Penthouse by Joyce Wang

What is very interesting, the bedrooms in the apartment don’t have any windows. Instead, windows line a shared corridor which leads to the bedrooms. Read more here.

Xintiandi Penthouse by Joyce Wang

Shanghai Metal Corporation provides various types of metal products. We manufacture and produce stainless steel, steel, copper, aluminum. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will guide you further. Download an application by scanning QR code below and follow us on Social Media, where you can find more interesting facts about our products and a company itself.

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Metro Stations Are Not Just Rats And Garbage

Metro with its metro stations its a necessary way of transportation in big cities. People usually associate under-ground metro stations with garbage, smell, homeless people, rats, noise and stressed people running to work or school. However some cities in the world can be proud of beautiful architectural stations with an amazing interiors.

T-Centralen, Stockholm, Sweden

In 1950’s artists Vera Nilsson and Siri Derkert suggested that art should be integrated into a new subway system. Nowadays, the whole Stockholm’s Metro system is a large art museum, where every station displays artworks. This is the most beautiful one.

T-Centralen, Stockholm
Komsomolskaya, Moscow, Russia

This metro station in Moscow boasts a huge dome, Corinthian columns and eight ceiling mosaics, depicting Russian heroes. Artists Pavel Korin and architect Alexey Schusev got the Stalin prize for their work.

Formosa Boulevard, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

It is well-known for its “Dome of Light” which is the largest glass work in the world. It is made of 4,500 curved stained glass panels. Formosa Boulevard is the best station for its daylight.

Formosa Boulevard Station, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Formosa Boulevard Station, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

City Hall Station, New York, USA

This is the grandest New York’s subway architecture – arched ceilings peeking through to City Hall Park above.

City Hall Station, New York

Antwerp Central Station, Belgium

Antwerp Central metro Station was awarded by The British-American magazine Mashable as the most beautiful railway station of the world.

Antwerp Central Station, Belgium

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers customers stainless steel widely used for escalators and other applications in under-ground stations, also supplies steel building materials for many projects. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will guide you further. Download a new application by scanning QR code below or follow us on Social Media.

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Ako spolu súvisí meď a vodka? To bude (ne)zabudnuteľný večer !!

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Woody Allen a jeho koktejl z medeného pohára

Medené poháre sa používajú na pitie už od pradávna. V dobách starovekého Írska ľudia pili z medených čaší, Indickí jogíni taktiež používali medené poháre, dokonca aj americkí osadníci nedali dopustiť na meď. V roku 1940 sa objavil moskovský hybrid “Moscow mule”, koktejl, ktorý vyžadoval svoj vlastný medený pohár. Tento drink sa stal obrovským hitom na celom svete.

Krátky príbeh koktejlu “Moscow mule”
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Recept

V roku 1940, vlastník ruskej vodky značky Smirnoff, ktorý sa zúfalo snažil predať ruský alkohol Američanom, a hollywoodsky plnič fliaš, ktorý sa veľmi snažil, aby bolo jeho nové zázvorové pivo akceptované. Tak zmiešali vodku so zázvorovým pivom a z tohto koktejlu sa stal hit počas obdobia Studenej vojny. Bol výnimočne osviežujúci a ľudia si svoj pohár koktejlu užívali dlhšie vďaka skvelým vlastnostiam medi.

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Najvedeckejší prínos používania medi je pravdepodobne je jej teplota. Každý, kto sa trochu vyzná, vie, že meď dokáže udržať koktejl alebo nápoj dlhšie studený, ba čo viac okraj medeného pohára je príjemne studený.  Uško pohára drží teplo nášho tela od stien pohára. Med je teda extremne účinná v udržiavaní chladu nápojov, čo nám príjemne padne počas horúcich dní.

Výhody chutí spôsobených vlatsnosťami medi

Niektorí experti hovoria, že keď sa nápoj dotkne steny medeného pohára, meď začne oxidovať, podporí a zlepší chuť vodky. Meď tiež zvyšuje množstvo bubliniek v zázvorom pive. Tak si môžete vychutnať nezabudnuteľnú chuť nielen nápoja “Moscow mule” ale aj ostatných drinkov.

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V Shanghai Metal Corporation ponúkame vysoko-kvalitnú meď ale aj iné produkty. Náš anglicky hovoriaci personál pomáha našim zákazníkom vybrať najlepší produkt, podľa ich požiadaviek.  Ak vás zaujíma viac, navštívte naše webové stránky alebo nám zašlite dopyt. Takisto nás nájdite a nasledujte aj na Facebook, Twitter, Instagram alebo LindkedIn. Neváhajte a stiahnite si tiež našu novú aplikáciu oskenovaním QR kódu.

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Enjoy your icy cocktails in copper mugs !

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Vintage magazine ad featuring Woody Allen and the Moscow Mule, 1966

Copper cups or mugs have been using for drinking since ever. People drank from a copper goblet in ancient Ireland, yogis from India used copper cups, the american colonists drank from copper mugs and in 1940’s Moscow mule came, a cocktail that demanded its own copper mug! Moscow mule became a huge hit within few years and copper mugs started to be sold across the world.

A short story of Moscow mule 
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The recipe

In 1940, the owner of Smirnoff (Russian vodka), who was very desperate to get Americans drink the Russian spirit and Hollywood bottler who was desperate to make his ginger beer to be accepted. They mixed it together and Moscow mule became a Cold-war era hit. It was super refreshing so people could chill with their cool drinks for a long time thanks to copper mugs!

Temperature 

The most scientific benefit of using copper mugs is temperature. The best drinkers over centuries knew that copper mugs can offer you chilled drinks and an extra-cool sensation as metal quickly takes on the icy temperature of the cocktail. What is more, the rim of the mug becomes chilly almost immediately and offers you a frozen sensation on your lips. So this cold metal is highly effective at insulating the cold temperature of any liquid what is perfect during hot days. The handle of the mug keeps body heat of your hand away from the walls of the mug.

Taste benefits of copper mugs

Some experts say that when cocktail touches the wall of the copper mug, the copper starts to oxidize, boost the aroma and enhance the taste of vodka. Cold copper also increases the amount of bubbles in carbonated ginger beer. Then you can experience a wonderful taste and coolness of your cocktail.

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Shipping Containers – The World’s Most Sustainable Restaurants

Shipping containers are a perfect solution for setting up a pop-up restaurant. As we already covered in our blog about container stores, container restaurants can be installed almost everywhere and they are very likely to gather a lot of crowd. Some very well know companies have already set up a mobile restaurant.

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In 2010, the sandwich company Subway had a shipping container restaurant on top of the five story Freedom Tower in New York. Subway established the restaurant for the construction workers who would otherwise have needed 45 minutes to get down from the construction. The containers had the Subway logo on a yellow background and the flag of the USA that represented the recovering from 9/11 and the resurrection of the American Dream. (source)

Shipping containers are also a form of sustainable building and offer an eco-friendly and a low-cost solution for starting restaurants.  One of the world’s best coffee shops, Starbucks, has also used shipping containers and build such an eco-friendly drive-thru cafe in Seattle. Alongside with shipping containers, the architecture also enables the collecting of rainwater and thereby lowering water consumption. (source)

In 2011, the people of London, Moscow, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Delhi, Dubai and Sydney had a chance to enjoy traditional Singaporean food that was offered form a shipping container restaurant. Thanks for shipping container’s mobility the Singapore Takeout was able to serve people in these cities within 12 months. (source)

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As a new business idea, shipping container restaurants are an ideal low-cost choice. During these hard times in the economy, people who have always wanted start an own restaurant, but feel the lack of enough capital seem to have found a solution.

Shanghai Metal Corporation has a wide variety of containers including 20 ft, 40 ft, reefer containers and open top containers to name but a few. For more details, please visit our website or send us an inquiry from here. Please also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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