Online Friendly Communication Between Experts of Chinese Classical Lion Forest Garden and Italian Boboli Gardens

On September 11, 2020, at 09:30am CEST, the online friendly communication between experts of Chinese classical Lion Forest Garden and Italian Boboli Gardens was successfully held. Suzhou Municipal Bureau of Landscape and Forestry, leaders of Lion Forest Garden and Italian experts of Boboli Gardens gathered on the Internet to exchange views on the cultural characteristics, heritage protection, tourism services and youth education of Lion Forest Garden and Italian Boboli Gardens.

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At the beginning of the meeting, Chinese and Italian experts first introduced Lion Forest Garden and Italian Boboli Gardens respectively. The Lion Forest Garden has been built in the Yuan Dynasty and has a history of more than 670 years. It is one of the representatives of Chinese classical gardens, which is located in Suzhou, a famous cultural city with a history of 2500 years. Besides, Lion Forest Garden covers an area of 14 mu (almost 9333 square meters). Its elaborate design reflects the profound artistic conception of Chinese culture. At the 24th UNESCO World Heritage Committee meeting in 2000, Lion Forest Garden was formally inscribed in the World Heritage List.

During the meeting, both Lion Forest Garden and Boboli Gardens demonstrated their unique charms as representatives of classical gardens in China and Italy. The communication was pragmatic and efficient with fruitful results. Zhang Jie, the director of Lion Forest Garden Management Office, said: “We have established a friendly garden partnership with Italian Boboli Gardens, we have discussed and exchanged management experiences on heritage protection, strengthen publicity and try to hold exhibitions in each gardens, for introducing the precious historical and cultural heritage shared by mankind.” At the meeting, both sides have enhanced mutual understanding and deepened friendship by issuing mutual visit invitations and exchanging gifts with local characteristics.

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Creating Kitchen Designs That Are Family Friendly

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the entire house – it's where nightly meals are prepared, and where the family gathers to share the goings on of the day. Because of this focus on family, the design of the space should mirror this by being completely functional and able to meet the needs of a number of generations. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways that you can come up with a kitchen design that is family friendly; some of them are outlined below.

The first aspect that you should take into account for your kitchen design is the positioning of the refrigerator, the oven and the sink. With busy family life, getting meals prepared as quickly and easily as possible is the top priority. Mornings are often hectic, trying to eat breakfast and get the kid's lunches prepared for school. The same can be said of nights, when all you want to do is get the kids fed and into bed so that you can relax. By positioning the oven, sink and refrigerator in a 'work triangle', your family can be fed much faster.

It is also of the utmost importance that you carefully consider the floor plan before finalizing your kitchen design. Think about how your kitchen is commonly used – is the space just for preparing meals or do you eat in there too; are adults the only people who use the space, or do the kids like to sit at the bench with you? The answers to these questions will help you decide on a floor plan that keeps everyone happy.

These days, the ultimate in family friendly kitchen designs is having the space attached to a living area of ​​the home. In most cases, this is the dining room but it could also be the lounge room or a combination of both. This ensures that the family can still be together whilst mum or dad is preparing dinner. The kids can watch television or do their homework knowing that their parents are nearby and can help if they need it.

The final aspect of your kitchen design that must be taken into account is the way that storage space is arranged. If you have high cabinets, make sure that you use it to store your fine china and other breakables that you don't want the kids to get their hands on. Use lower cabinets for storing crockery and cutlery that you need on a regular basis and that the kids are able to use. Whilst planning out your storage, think about how things are placed in your pantry and refrigerator – keep things that the kids can't have out of reach.

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