Marx Modifies Design Plans to Meet NYC Zone Green

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2015

Structural thermal break elements by Schock Isokorb® are part of an upcoming project in the Queens area of NYC.

The Marx, a 7-story building at 34-32 35th Street in Astoria designed by Fogarty Finger Architects, will adhere to NYC’s Zone Green amendment regarding wall thickness. Zone Green is a set of amendments to zoning regulations in an effort to encourage green building. To meet the Zone Green exemption, Isokorb® structural thermal breaks were used in the Marx design to provide greater insulation surrounding the concrete balconies.

Vidaris, Inc., provider of niche consulting services focusing on high performance buildings, contributed to the design of the building. According to Dan Luddy, Vidaris Associate, “[The Zone Green amendment] allows a well-insulated building to exempt up to 8” of wall thickness from zoning requirements, allowing for more usable floor area. In order to achieve this, the opaque wall area has to be 20% better than the NYC energy code on a combined u-factor basis, and the total vertical wall area (opaque and glass) needs to be 10% better.

The building was designed with the assumption of claiming the extra usable floor area, however, it was discovered pretty late that we were not quite hitting the targets. An energy analysis found that it was nearly impossible for the building to meet the required targets with uninsulated balconies. Schöck recommended Isokorb® in combination with some additional insulation in the wall assemblies to avoid a major redesign of the building.”

Schock Isokorb® is one of the first to contribute structural thermal breaks to a Zone Green project. Providing insulation through structural thermal breaks contributes to energy saving, sustainable building, cost savings and added comfort for the residents.

“We look forward to continuing to contribute to this and other initiatives toward higher efficient building, and meeting the changing codes” said Matt Capone, Sales Manager, Schock USA Inc.

For more information please contact Schӧck USA Inc. at 855 572 4625 or visit

Project Details

Project:      Marx

Architect: Fogarty Finger Architects

Structural Engineer:      Rossenwasser/ Grossman

Building Consultants: Vidaris Associate

Construction:    Procida Construction Corp

Products:        Schöck Isokorb®

Notes to the editor

About Isokorb®

The Schöck Isokorb reduces thermal bridges between exterior and interior components to a minimum. The risk of condensation formation and consequently structural damage and possible mold growth is prevented. The Schöck Isokorb can be used in both Institutional Buildings and High Rise Residentials. The product lines of Schöck Isokorb Type CM and S allow the thermal insulation of concrete and steel connections and offer maximum design freedom. At the same time the products ensure structural integrity.

About Schöck

The Schöck group consists of 13 companies and 650 employees, and is headquartered in Baden-Baden, Germany. They focus on the development of high value components that are part of statics and building physics, such as the products that avoid thermal bridges or impact noise in the building. The main product is the Schöck Isokorb® – a supporting element to heat insulating cantilever bridges on the components such as balconies, porches or canopies. With over 12,000 standard types and solutions for use in concrete, steel and wood, Schöck is the leading specialist in this segment. They have solutions for both new construction and building modernization.

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Celebrity Makeup Artist Helen Anderson Joins Dry De Luxe Elite Blowdry Lounges

Miami Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 09, 2015

For those in the know, Helen Anderson is undeniably one of the most esteemed and sought after makeup artists of the past two decades. Her impressive past client list includes the likes of Beyoncé Knowles, Christina Aguilera, Johnny Depp, Boris Becker, Diane Von Furstenberg, Isabella Rossellini, Jette Joop, Nicole Richie, Kelis, Donatella Versace, Til Schweiger, Jane Birkin, Linda Evangelista, Udo Kier, Cheyenne Tozzi, Valentino, Catherine Zeta Jones, Mariah Carey, Brooklyn Decker, Pharrell Williams, and many more. Ms. Anderson has also been a featured makeup artist for magazine covers and shoots for some of the world’s premier high-end fashion publications and events, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, German Avenue Magazine, Madame Figaro, Diva Magazine, Indie Magazine, and a collection of others.

As a master of her craft, with seemingly endless opportunities around the world, Helen explained why she chose to remain in Miami Beach. She commented, “Without a doubt, the past sixteen years have been like a dream come true for me — I’ve worked in over twenty-five countries, with hundreds of VIP’s, celebrities, and entertainers. But after over a decade of intense traveling around the globe, I thought it was finally time to settle down and develop real roots somewhere…particularly as I have a young son about to begin his primary schooling. I also have other interests outside of makeup that I’ve been eager to develop, such as my swim line Watababe, and the constant travel simply didn’t allow me to give it the time it deserves. It was a tough choice between remaining in Miami and going back to my native London, but my family very much enjoys the lifestyle that Miami affords.”

Helen then explained how she came to join Dry de Luxe: “A few of my celebrity clients had mentioned Dry de Luxe in passing, and they all seemed to think very highly of the place. While I’ve been to many other blow dry bars up and down the East Coast, I had never been to Dry de Luxe specifically, so I went in several months ago to see what all the fuss was about. I fell in love immediately! The decor, the location, the design, the customer service, the wide offering of services and products — from the moment you walk in the door, Dry de Luxe immediately sets itself apart from any other salon or blow dry bar. Not to mention that I have some of the hardest hair in the world to tame, and they did an outstanding job! I introduced myself to the owner, Fallon, and we hit it off immediately. We chatted for two hours. I knew this is where I wanted to be.”

Fallon Fitzgerald, founder and Master Stylist, explained her impetus for the partnership: “Makeup services have become a much larger part of Dry de Luxe than we originally anticipated. While we have a stable of very talented young makeup artists, we’ve lacked the one key figure that could tell the world that we’re committed to being the best at it! I think Helen’s arrival tells our patrons that Dry de Luxe is as serious about offering the best makeup services as we are about giving the very best blowouts and upstyles. Helen will lead that charge.”

Fallon was also asked about the process of forming the partnership, and if there were any obstacles to overcome. “Not really,” she responded, “we actually started discussions around a smaller premise. Prominent socialites, celebrities and other VIP’s comprise a significant portion of our clientele…and they are constantly asking me about offering a high-end hair & makeup package service that could be delivered to their events, shoots, runway shows, filmings, etc. The original premise was for Helen and I to launch that package service together to satisfy the specific needs of our most discriminating and discreet patrons. But, as Helen and I talked, and as we grew very comfortable with each other over time, we realized that she could have a much greater impact on the overall company with a larger role allowing her to mentor and teach. So we’ll do all of the above!”

In addition to their signature $ 40 blowouts, Dry de Luxe offers a wide variety of other services — full face makeup, “eyes only” makeup, braiding, upstyling, extensions, lashes, custom hair treatments, and a full range of retail products. Their flagship lounge is located at 2000 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, in the Villa Bagatelle hotel (with other locations coming soon).

In celebration of their new partnership, for a limited time only, Helen Anderson will be offering special introductory pricing on her services for January and February. For more information on Dry de Luxe, and a complete list of services and pricing, please visit their website For information on booking with Helen and Fallon for their VIP private client/event makeup and hair services, see the “celebrity makeup artist” page on their website.

About Dry de Luxe:

Dry de Luxe is a blowdry lounge. Dry de Luxe offers a luxurious experience that is unparalleled in the industry, from fabulously appointed designer interiors, our carefully screened staff, to our locations in the most exclusive destination areas.

Fiddlers Creek Offers Move-in-Ready Residences by Lennar

Naples, FL (PRWEB) December 05, 2014

Fiddler’s Creek is now offering newly completed, move-in-ready residences by national home builder Lennar Homes in two residential villages within the luxury, master-planned community.

In the village of Sonoma, Lennar has completed the Florence, a fully furnished, ground floor coach home encompassing 1,741 square feet of air-conditioned living space. The Florence has three bedrooms and two baths in a split floor plan. This model home, professionally decorated by Soco Interiors, also offers a spacious living room, kitchen, breakfast area and dining room.

Other features of the Florence include a screen covered patio with a two-car garage. Upgraded features that are standard in the Florence include 20-inch diagonal tile throughout the wet areas and entry ways, granite countertops in the kitchen and baths, luxury 42-inch raised panel wood cabinets in the kitchen, Colonial style wood casing and baseboards, and crown molding in the living areas and master suite. The Florence floor plan is currently base priced from $ 283,990, and the move-in-ready Florence model is currently priced at $ 289,985.

The village of Sonoma will feature 11 two-story buildings with four classic Mediterranean-style coach home residences per building. Each three-bedroom floor plan in Sonoma will boast a living room and covered patio with most residences overlooking shimmering lakes. Two individual floor plans are provided, ranging from 1,741 to 2,110 air-conditioned square feet.

Each home in the village of Sonoma is constructed of steel reinforced concrete block with a built-in wall pest control system. Exterior design features include concrete tile roofs, brick paver entry ways and driveways, and an automatic in-ground sprinkler system. Interior design features include GE appliances, tile floors, washer and dryer, granite kitchen counter tops, spacious walk-in closets, hurricane glass windows and doors, and many energy-saving features.

In the village of Millbrook, Lennar is offering the Victoria, a fully furnished move-in-ready residence with 1,850 air-conditioned square feet. This model home has a split floor plan with two bedrooms, two baths, a den and a pool bath around a great room, kitchen and adjoining dining area. The Victoria offers a master suite with separate his-and-her vanities and a walk-in closet. The home also has a screen covered lanai and two-car courtyard garage. The Victoria is base priced from $ 359,990, and the move-in-ready Victoria is currently priced at $ 415,000.

Millbrook is a Mediterranean-style village of just 56 single-family home sites nestled between meandering waterways. Four unique floor plans are available, ranging from 1,649 to 2,246 air-conditioned square feet, providing unequalled luxuries that complement Florida’s lifestyle.

Each residence within Millbrook will be built of steel reinforced concrete block construction with concrete roof tiles, brick paver driveway and entryway and steel reinforced garage door. Interior design features include a luxury kitchen with granite counter tops and GE stainless steel appliances with a natural gas cooktop. The kitchen areas also feature 42-inch raised panel wood cabinets with crown molding. Other interior design features include designer bath fixtures, granite counters, undermount sinks and a number of energy saving features throughout.

Located on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island, Fiddler’s Creek is an award-winning residential community that has been selected by the readers of the Naples Daily News and Bonita Daily News as “Best Community” in the Southwest Florida Readers’ Choice Awards.

Amenities include the 54,000-square-foot Club & Spa, fitness center, tropical lagoon-style swimming complex, tennis courts, and casual and elegant dining restaurants. The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek offers a luxurious resort lifestyle and is the location of numerous community-wide parties and special events throughout the year for residents of all ages.

Fiddler’s Creek residents also have the opportunity to join The Golf Club, featuring The Creek Course, an 18-hole championship course ranked as one of Golfweek’s 100 Best Residential Golf Courses in the nation for the 10th consecutive year. Residents of the luxury, master-planned community also have the opportunity to join The Tarpon Club, offering a desirable beach and boating lifestyle. A limited number of non-resident annual and seasonal memberships with term date flexibility are currently available at both The Golf Club and The Tarpon Club.

For membership details and more information on this gated golf course community in Naples, offering move-in-ready and new homes call 239-732-9300, stop by the Fiddler’s Creek Information Center at 8152 Fiddler’s Creek Parkway or visit

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Ellsworth Adhesives Exhibiting at Aircraft Interiors Expo

Germantown, WI (PRWEB) August 30, 2014

Ellsworth Adhesives, a global distributor of adhesives, specialty chemicals and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce that they will be exhibiting at this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo® in Seattle, Washington, October 14 through the 16.

Ellsworth Adhesives is displaying the latest technology of adhesives, dispensing and curing equipment for aircraft assembly at booth 235. Jay Richardson, Director of Sales, commented, “We are very excited to be exhibiting at the Aircraft Interiors Expo. This is the only trade show in the U.S. dedicated fully to cabin engineering and aircraft interior design. Ellsworth Adhesives is excited to display multiple solutions for this innovative industry. Our Engineered Sales Representatives are available at the show to answer any questions on any new projects and applications that require adhesives or specialty chemicals. They will also have the latest information on products from manufacturers like Dymax, Dow Corning, Fisnar, Henkel, PPG Aerospace and many others.”

Specialty chemicals such as adhesives, sealants and coatings play an important role in today’s design and manufacturing of aircraft interiors. They assist in building a more durable, lightweight aircraft with efficient application an installation making air travel safer and proving a better customer experience.

New to this conference is the Passenger Experience Conference, which occurs on October 14. The one-day conference brings together experts from airlines, airframers, OEMs, suppliers and designers to discuss the enhancement of the passenger experience. Speakers include Adam Luchsinger, Global Accounts Business Manager, Travel at Google, Jeremy White, Head of Transport Design at Seymourpowell, Jenny Ruegamer, Associate Creative Designer at TEAGUE, Jean-Marie Daout, Vice President – Boeing Development at Zodiac Aerospace and Jeffrey Robinson, Senior Advertising Manager at The Boeing Company.

Ellsworth Adhesives Specialty Chemical Distribution understands and appreciates the role they play as an industrial adhesive supplier. The Glue Doctor®, a registered trademark of Ellsworth Adhesives, represents the technical expertise and unique capabilities of more than 50 Application Engineers in North America, and more than 150 Application Engineers globally, who specialize in working with customers on engineered assembly processes and implementing adhesive solutions in the manufacturing environment. They continually explore better ways to service their customer’s procurement needs.

Through their wide variety of Value-Added services, Ellsworth Adhesives aims to fulfill specialty chemical needs, from initial technical advice through customized product fulfillment. They strive to help their customers achieve maximum productivity with lower total cost in their manufacturing processes by offering valued services and solutions, and delivering quality products from world-class suppliers. Ellsworth Adhesives is an ISO 9001:2008 and AS9120:2002 registered company.

For more information on Ellsworth Adhesives, visit or call 1.800.888.0698.

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Ellsworth Adhesives is a distributor of adhesive products and equipment and a value added supplier of adhesives, sealants, coatings, encapsulants, tapes, releases and lubricants from leading international manufacturers including 3M, Bostik, Dow Corning, Dymax, Emerson & Cuming, Fisnar, Loctite, Lord, Permabond, Techcon and many others and offers the most comprehensive level of technical expertise available. Ellsworth Adhesives operates sales offices and warehouses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, Australia, China, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, and Thailand. Ellsworth Adhesives can be contacted directly at 1-800-888-0698 or by visiting

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Inventor and InventHelp Client Develops Cigarette-Rolling Kit (SMH-238)

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014

“I was driving with my friends and trying to roll a cigarette in my lap on a CD case,” said an inventor from Elk Grove, Calif. “The interior dome light was a distraction, and that is when I got the idea for a kit that would make rolling your own cigarettes much more convenient.”

He created a prototype for the patent-pending CB Gear Rolling Tray to offer a better way to roll your own cigarettes. The unit ensures that you can see what you are doing. The accessory prevents tobacco from being spilled or lost. It also keeps rolling accessories organized and accessible. In addition, the kit features a compact, easily portable design.

The original design was submitted to the Sacramento office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 13-SMH-238, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp’s Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com,21.htm.

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