Mosquitoes are distributed in 3500 species and are found around the world.
They do not all sting but when they bite, it is the female who does it.
The mosquito egg gives birth to an aquatic larva, then to a nymph, and finally to a winged adult.
The mosquito is often considered as a nuisance, but it should not be forgotten that this insect pollinates the flowers by foraging them and thus contributes to the propagation of flowering plants such as bees.
But it must be said that mosquitoes carry many diseases and are considered in some countries as a real scourge.
For example, the tiger mosquito appeared in France only a few years ago and has invaded all of southern France. If you plan to go on holiday in France, take your precautions.
What can you do to protect yourself from mosquitoes without using chemicals?
Here are some ways you can exploit:
Limit nesting sites, especially stagnant water (beware, tiger mosquito larvae can develop simply in a wet area such as mud or compost)
Protect yourself with covering clothes, mosquito nets, especially in the morning and evening (be careful, the tiger mosquito can sting all day)
Put cobwebs everywhere (I do not know if you prefer mosquitoes or spiders …)
Sleeping under a mosquito net (be careful, the mesh should be very thin and the mosquito net should go under the mattress)
Use a fan (the mosquito’s flight is quite unstable and can not stand wind)
In conclusion, no ideal solution. Keep this rule to eliminate all kinds of stagnant water and avoid dark places. I know people who decided to cut the hedges around their homes: the effect was spectacular.
Sadly, two designers died in February 2019. Of course, we all know Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s famous fashion designer. But who knows Italian architect and designer Alessandro Mendini? He is known for having designed the Groninger Museum and the Proust Armchair.
First, 6 very promising Chinese designers. Many things are happening right now in China, which is not just the manufacturer of all the objects in the world. The Chinese also do a lot of things in creation. It will undoubtedly be necessary to follow the future of these creators:
And then back to France, country of fashion, luxury, and design as Jean Nouvel. Here is a selection of the best influencers designers:
Sebastian Herkner is also one of the most promising designers of his time:
And finally, some trophies proposed by designers to modernize these objects:
Do you know Le corbusier? He is a Swiss French architect by birth and naturalized French in 1930. He was born on 6 October 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and died on 27 August 1965.
Le Corbusier’s architectural work, comprising 17 sites (10 in France and the rest on three continents), is a UNESCO World Heritage site on 17 July 2016.
We present here some works of Le Corbusier in the city of Chandigarh, India.
It is in these photographs that we can see all the genius of this man who was also an urbanist, a decorator, a painter, a sculptor and a man of letters.
Do you think that the whole of Europe is made up of magnificent castles, grand homes with curtains, Renaissance furniture and extraordinary gardens? This is a bit true, but it’s forgetting that there are still plenty of places to restore.
Take the Cathar castles in the South of France. In most cases, only walls and ruins remain. And yet they are the memory of a time when the South of France was almost independent.
When you’re looking for something, you can find beautiful ruins in Europe all over Europe that would like to be restored. American investors, it’s up to you to play!
Do you like art, culture? Are you tired of traveling around the world to visit the same beaches, hotels, restaurants? Well, I exaggerate a bit, it can be nice anyway. But here is an exclusive idea of travel: to discover the most beautiful museums in the world. From France to Vietnam via Mexico, you will not regret it.
Stones, stones on the water or in the water, what more banal! And indeed, this may seem banal. But not with this artist we found. Manu Topic works at the foot of the Pyrenees, the wild mountain that marks the border between France and Spain. More than 8,000 people love what he does on Facebook. And he manages to create stable equilibria with unstable buildings. Watch and admire! Comments are in French.
We are here in the department of Haut-de-Seine, close to Paris, in a suburb without a problem. This house is traditional in the region, with stone and sloping roofs. This house has been renovated to allow viewing inside the stone walls, while dressing some wooden ceilings and walls. Everything is very nice and makes you want to settle in this region less known than Paris.
Do you think the French are crazy? The French do not think, but it’s true that sometimes you may think. In any case, some projects do think about that. We are here in Toulouse, a city in southern France, in one of the most famous churches, the Church of the Jacobins. An artist has imagined create a garden whispers. Sand, trees, and camping were installed in the church and a path made of wooden sleepers. Recorded voices are heard during the movement. The result is amazing. Hopefully after this installation, the church regains its tranquility and its original cleanliness!
This 13th century house is for sale for the sum of $ 5.65 million. It is located near the village of Peymeinade, France of course! It has squared timbers, stone, tiled floors and beautiful doors. There is a genuine Louis XIV fireplace and 14 rooms on 6,500 square feet of living space. Outside, a pool house, two pools, a wine cellar, gardens, olive groves and vineyards complete the set. And again, we can live thinking that a world famous actress lived there!
List of 20 major schools of architecture in France
This list is valuable because it allows you to connect to the websites of these schools. These sites are often in French but sometimes found an English version (Example: Versailles). One can find all the administrative information to access these schools and a number of information for non-French students. Pre-registration forms are online.