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

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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.

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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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Folks enjoying extremely risky climbing

Do you like climbing? Do you have a crazy smile on your face when you are somewhere high? Then you will love two young Russian folks Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov, who were probably so bored that they started climbing the most towering structures in the world.

All this idea of climbing came with a passion about taking pictures. Few years ago they took a picture with their phone camera, they liked it and decided to buy a real camera. But why they just don’t take pictures of flowers and nature with feet on the ground? Too boring.

They like challenges and that’s why they picked Shanghai Tower in China, 650 meters high tower, still under-reconstruction. Shanghai Tower is the second-tallest tower in the world surpassed only by Burj Khalifa in Dubai. (source)

“Aware of the strict Chinese law, we prepared carefully and picked an appropriate date, the Chinese New Year day,” Rascalov said. According to his words, security was less watchful, cranes didn’t work and people were on vacations.

They got to the crane at around midnight, first it took them 2 hours to get on the 120th floor by foot and then they were waiting 18 hours for better weather on the top of the building. I am surprised they didn’t change their mind…

Of course authorities don’t share the excitement with them and they often running into problems with law. They were arrested when they climbed pyramids in Giza or while ascending to the top of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague.

St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague

While climbing they don’t use any climbing tools, gears, safety belts, nothing! They just have their cameras and a courage. Let’s see where they end up next time!

The Eiffel Tower

Stainless steel climbing gears are widely used by climbers, by those who want to be secured and don’t want to take a risk. In Shanghai Metal Corporation we offer high-quality stainless steel or other steel and metal products. For more information visit the main website or send us inquiry and English speaking staff will help you to choose the best product for you. Download a new application by scanning QR code below.

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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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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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The Naked Beer That Will Make Your Mouth Water

Surely a package design tells us more than we could imagine. As the Chinese saying goes “You eat first with your eyes, then your nose, then your mouth”. In the beverage label design this is not different. Wine bottle is usually what gets more attention when it comes to label design, leaving popular small run craft beers behind.

But with US craft breweries embracing aluminum cans the fate of beer cans have changed dramatically. Aluminum is the perfect raw material since it provides a cheap, impact-resistant, recyclable packaging. Protection against light which could spoil the very carefully selected aroma of the beer can be minimized by using aluminum cans. Beverage poisoning when in contact with aluminum is also avoided by a water-based polymer coating process.

As a result of the trend for home breweries and craft beers we have sees an explosion of inventive, creative and original label designs. Following the wave of beer can designs, Russia-based designer Timur Salikhov takes the beer packaging to the next level by introducing the Naked Premium Beer. The idea behind the Naked Premium Beer is to show the beer on the inside of a can. He puts “sweat marks” on the cans, meant to instantly quench thirst in the viewer.

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The Naked Premium Beer is only one out of many examples of clever merchandising strategy. The Naked Premium Beer canister is not a de facto transparent can that has nothing to hide and everything to boast with its appealing cold, delicious and perfect foamy beer. The artist uses printing and visual effect to give a convincing picture of what is inside the Naked Premium Beer. “There are many beer cans with different design. And there is only one that shows what really is inside. Why hide what good beer looks like?”, says Salikhov. So when one looks carefully at the beer can he/she will then realize they have been tricked. But too late unfortunately, after having your mouth water already.

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Other less tricky are the top 10 coolest-looking beer cans from the most artisanal craft breweries to the brewing giants of MillerCoors featured on Thrillist by CraftCans.com guru and Canned! US author Russ Phillips.

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers a wide range of metals such as aluminum, widely used in beer can manufacturing. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Our English speaking personnel will be more than pleased to help you. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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Alien Machinery Found In Russia

300 million year old machinery has been found in Russia – experts say the steel gear is not the result of natural forces, and may be extraterrestrial.

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According to Yulia Zamanskaya, when a resident of Vladivostok was lighting the fire during a cold winter evening, he found a rail-shaped metal detail which was pressed in one of the pieces of coal that the man used to heat his home.

Mesmerized by his discovery, the responsible citizen decided to seek help from the scientists of Primorye region. After the metal object was studied by the leading experts, the man was shocked to learn about the assumed age of his discovery. The metal detail was supposedly 300 million years old, and yet the scientists suggest that it was not created by nature but was rather manufactured by someone. The question of who might have made an aluminum gear in the dawn of time remains unanswered.

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