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Fashion Newbie: From College to 3D Logo Maker

No More College Wear

Your days of wearing sweats and leggings paired with your comfy school hoodie are long gone. The moment you walk on that graduation stage and accept your diploma, you need to rethink the fashion choices you’ve been making for the better part of four years. No matter your faculty—arts and science, business, computer science—you must fake it until you make it. And part of that means looking the part. Appear as though you have your dream job right in your hands and soon enough, you just may be living out the dream as you had imagined.

 

Looking Like an Adult

Beware of the dreaded coffee stains, because now you need to actually be careful when you eat and drink. You’re going to be putting a pretty buck down on investment pieces to add to your sad, drab-looking wardrobe that consists of only t-shirts, jeans, sweats and Lulu yoga pants. Now you need to put a little more effort into how you dress yourself in the morning. You’re an adult now, making a sufficient pay cheque and driving home new sales for the company you work at. Act like it and you may just see a promotion in your near future. Tori, a 3D logo maker working with Katia from Pixxelogo, stated that encompassing a more professional ensemble allowed her to feel more respect for her job. She loves the sound that her mini pumps make whenever she’s running between meetings, having her feeling like she’s the boss of the show.

 

It’s Psychology

Many studies have shown that what you wear has a proportionate impact on your psyche. If you’re more put together, you’ll be more productive at work than if you are wearing your most comfortable sweats—the same that you would wear for a fun night in doing the Netflix and chill thing.

 

There’s Hope for A Fashion Newbie

Even if you’ve never paid attention to your clothing all through middle school and high school since you’ve had to wear a uniform for all those years, there’s a lot of hope. Tori was the exact type to brave the school hallways in sneakers and leggings, yet she still managed to observe what the other 3D logo designers were wearing in the office to cue in on some fashion advice. Becoming an expert observer is a great starting point, however you must be more specific in what it is that you like. For instance, if you love that Canadian suit (all jeans), then ask yourself why you do? Is it the color coding scheme that your co-worker is rocking? The texture of her button down jean shirt? Or the length of her mini denim skirt?

 

Observing and understanding what you like in others’ outfits is a design project all on its own.

Seven tips for organic gardening

With organic landscaping, you take into account as much as possible the natural processes in your vegetable garden. Here you can find seven practical tips to put that principle into practice.

  1. Start modestly

The smaller your piece of land to work, the easier it is to master the biological methods. Thirty square meters is sufficient to provide enough vegetables for a family of four in the summer.

  1. Choose the right plants

In classical garden cultivation, the environment is adapted to the plant. Organic gardening assumes just the opposite: an adaptation of the plant to the soil, to the climate and to the season. Plants that are naturally adapted to their environment are less likely to fall ill.

  1. The correct acidity

The soil is too acidic from a lot of vegetable gardens. This may naturally be so, but one possible reason is that the plants have used the nutrients in the soil, or as a result of acid rain. Calming once a year in autumn or early spring is not a luxury but necessary for your garden.

  1. Crop rotation

At crop rotation, a plot gets a different crop every year. In this way the natural attackers of the vegetables get too little time to develop. In addition, the soil substances are optimally utilized with crop rotation. In practice, the vegetable garden is divided into a number of equal plots. Every year, cultivation shifts one lot.

  1. Cover the bottom

An uncovered soil is rare in nature. After all, weeds cover the soil very quickly. Vegetable waste is useful to prevent the growth of weeds. It is also possible to sow or plant another crop between the rows. This happens especially in crops that restrict the soil or only cover it late in the season. On land that is completely free, a growth fertilizer is sown: an inedible plant that only serves to cover the soil. Covering is necessary because uncovered soil loses its fertility due to rain, wind and sun.

  1. Which fertilization?

Fertilization in an organic vegetable garden can be based on compost from your own garden waste. Garden waste consists, for example, of hay, chopped pruning wood, grass clippings or leaves from the vegetable garden. Manure from home-grown animals can also be used. Uncooked vegetable and fruit remains may be used from the kitchen.

  1. Biological pesticides

Chemical pesticides are obviously out of the question in your organic garden. Choose biological remedies against plant diseases and vermin in your garden center. Biological agents work best if you use them preventively. Try to treat your plants on a hot day because heat promotes the action of biological pesticides.

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