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Packing fragile items for travel

February 13, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by The Foam Factory

When traveling, you would be needing a secure and reliable protection from shock and damages, especially when carrying fragile items. You might be seeking to transport a special bottle of wine or a particular lovely souvenir from a country you have just visited. It is possible to travel with fragile souvenirs, you would only have to pack your good carefully. Moreover, if you are carry items such as electronics and musical instruments, it will be a good idea to protect these goods too.

Bubble Wrap

Wrapping your fragile items in bubble wraps is a good way to protect them. However, one would need to be wary about the space that these wraps take. Normally, the more fragile the product is, the more wrap would be required to secure it. You might want to cater for the bulk created by bubble wraps when getting your luggages. These bubble wraps might also be subject to unwrapping by airport security at some point.

Special containers

Some special containers are designed to provide a secure cushioning for products in order to prevent breakages. Some of them are inflatable and you will need to blow them up to create a safe enclosure for storing products.

Foam inserts

Carlo Badalamenti has been in foam business for several decades now. Alternatively, for more fragile items, foam inserts or cushion filling can be used to provide a protective layer. This type of protection is quite lightweight and does not take up much space. They also protect against compaction, vibrations and shock, which is great for protecting electronics.

The Foam Factory is specializes in various types of foam products including foam inserts.

The Anchorage Alaska Art Scene

February 4, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

By Samuel Phineas Upham

Anchorage has a rich cultural scene, informed by a history of native people and the natural world. Denali State Park and the surrounding area hold human settlements that date back 11,000 years, and the climate and shifting lights of Alaska make for some interesting sights and sounds. Anchorage festivals are frequent and lively, like a never ending party in the snow.

The Alaskan Center for the Performing Arts is a massive complex divided into three parts. 3,000 people can watch a performance there at once, and at its peak the Center held 678 performances in a single year. Eight performing arts companies claim residence there, and visiting companies arrive frequently for large musicals and well-known plays. Les Miserables, Disney’s The Lion King and Mamma Mia have all been staged there.

The site is also home to the International Ice Carving Contest. Large blocks of ice become elaborate works of art, sometimes offering several sculptures arranged as a set piece. The results are left up through the Town Square Winter Center, and some are spread throughout Anchorage. The lighting and transparency give each an eerie glow that tends to stick with visitors.

The Anchorage Folk Festival is an annual event held in January where concerts and workshops teach tourists and locals about native life, and celebrate the roots of Anchorage. The whale bones that mark the Alaska Native heritage Center signify an educational institute. This establishment tracks 11 different indigenous peoples from Anchorage and the state of Alaska.

About the Author: Samuel Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/ hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his Samuel Phineas Upham website or Twitter.