Working As An Interior Designer Finding Your Niche

Filed Under (Curtains) by XpvB79 on 23-04-2017

Working as an Interior Designer – Finding your Niche

by

Ruby Sen

There are many exciting careers for those who have an eye for color and an ability to coordinate materials and textures well. With the popularity of new approaches to home d cor and with a little bit of media influence through reality programming, the job of interior designer has attracted a great deal of interest in recent years. If you love rearranging your furnishings, finding new and exciting decorative elements for your living area, and sketching your ideas, then you may have all of the makings of an interior design career.

An interior designer may perform a number of services for employers or clients. These will range from selecting single elements that work within an already existing decorative environment to creating a complete decorative scheme from scratch. An interior designer needs to be able to effectively communicate design concepts in both visual and written format. The design professional should also be a good listener and should be effective at interpreting a client\’s description of what is desired. A multi-modal approach is most effective, and the effective interior designer is capable of pulling ideas from various sources in order to create a pleasing effect.

YouTube Preview Image

Interior designer jobs are available in many venues. The interior specialist can work well in an architectural firm, providing expertise in those aspects of design that relate to interior structure. Interior professionals are also excellent team members for construction contractors, providing a vital service when it comes to the finishing of building interiors. An interior designer can work well with companies that market or show materials related to interior d cor, serving in the arrangement of showrooms or the display of products used in home decorating. Other possible career avenues include working with publications that specialize in the design of home interiors. An interior designer can be an essential part of a home building business, facilitating the interior decorating of model homes. There is even a wonderful area of work in the media, with interior d cor being relevant to television and movie set design.

Another important career path for the interior designer is self- employment. The development of your own business can provide extreme fulfillment in that you are able to focus on projects that mesh well with your areas of interest. If your specialty is kitchen design, you can work primarily in this area of design. If your interest is in a certain decorative style, you can focus on this in your pursuit of consulting opportunities. Many interior design professionals even find opportunities in the world of online commerce. While one interior designer will find their online work in the area of blogging and providing instruction to individuals in how to do their own decorating, others may choose to create product based sites with emphasis on relevant materials and furnishings for interior design. There are many directions a career in design can take you, and it\’s important to continually assess your interests and the trends to see how they will play together in forming your career.

Pursuit of a career as an interior designer begins with an awareness of your particular interest in the field. It\’s important to evaluate different options for training, and it\’s important to determine what educational route will enable you to work in the specialties that you love. There are many possibilities in the current market, and a continual willingness to learn will help you to adjust to the ever changing nature of interior work.

Candice is a renowned

interior designer

with many years of experience in working in the interior design industry in London.

Article Source:

ArticleRich.com

Bat for Lashes plays the Bowery Ballroom: an Interview with Natasha Khan

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by XpvB79 on 23-04-2017

Friday, September 28, 2007

Bat for Lashes is the doppelgänger band ego of one of the leading millennial lights in British music, Natasha Khan. Caroline Weeks, Abi Fry and Lizzy Carey comprise the aurora borealis that backs this haunting, shimmering zither and glockenspiel peacock, and the only complaint coming from the audience at the Bowery Ballroom last Tuesday was that they could not camp out all night underneath these celestial bodies.

We live in the age of the lazy tendency to categorize the work of one artist against another, and Khan has had endless exultations as the next Björk and Kate Bush; Sixousie Sioux, Stevie Nicks, Sinead O’Connor, the list goes on until it is almost meaningless as comparison does little justice to the sound and vision of the band. “I think Bat For Lashes are beyond a trend or fashion band,” said Jefferson Hack, publisher of Dazed & Confused magazine. “[Khan] has an ancient power…she is in part shamanic.” She describes her aesthetic as “powerful women with a cosmic edge” as seen in Jane Birkin, Nico and Cleopatra. And these women are being heard. “I love the harpsichord and the sexual ghost voices and bowed saws,” said Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke of the track Horse and I. “This song seems to come from the world of Grimm’s fairytales.”

Bat’s debut album, Fur And Gold, was nominated for the 2007 Mercury Prize, and they were seen as the dark horse favorite until it was announced Klaxons had won. Even Ladbrokes, the largest gambling company in the United Kingdom, had put their money on Bat for Lashes. “It was a surprise that Klaxons won,” said Khan, “but I think everyone up for the award is brilliant and would have deserved to win.”

Natasha recently spoke with David Shankbone about art, transvestism and drug use in the music business.


DS: Do you have any favorite books?

NK: [Laughs] I’m not the best about finishing books. What I usually do is I will get into a book for a period of time, and then I will dip into it and get the inspiration and transformation in my mind that I need, and then put it away and come back to it. But I have a select rotation of cool books, like Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés and Little Birds by Anaïs Nin. Recently, Catching the Big Fish by David Lynch.

DS: Lynch just came out with a movie last year called Inland Empire. I interviewed John Vanderslice last night at the Bowery Ballroom and he raved about it!

NK: I haven’t seen it yet!

DS: Do you notice a difference between playing in front of British and American audiences?

NK: The U.S. audiences are much more full of expression and noises and jubilation. They are like, “Welcome to New York, Baby!” “You’re Awesome!” and stuff like that. Whereas in England they tend to be a lot more reserved. Well, the English are, but it is such a diverse culture you will get the Spanish and Italian gay guys at the front who are going crazy. I definitely think in America they are much more open and there is more excitement, which is really cool.

DS: How many instruments do you play and, please, include the glockenspiel in that number.

NK: [Laughs] I think the number is limitless, hopefully. I try my hand at anything I can contribute; I only just picked up the bass, really—

DS: –I have a great photo of you playing the bass.

NK: I don’t think I’m very good…

DS: You look cool with it!

NK: [Laughs] Fine. The glockenspiel…piano, mainly, and also the harp. Guitar, I like playing percussion and drumming. I usually speak with all my drummers so that I write my songs with them in mind, and we’ll have bass sounds, choir sounds, and then you can multi-task with all these orchestral sounds. Through the magic medium of technology I can play all kinds of sounds, double bass and stuff.

DS: Do you design your own clothes?

NK: All four of us girls love vintage shopping and charity shops. We don’t have a stylist who tells us what to wear, it’s all very much our own natural styles coming through. And for me, personally, I like to wear jewelery. On the night of the New York show that top I was wearing was made especially for me as a gift by these New York designers called Pepper + Pistol. And there’s also my boyfriend, who is an amazing musician—

DS: —that’s Will Lemon from Moon and Moon, right? There is such good buzz about them here in New York.

NK: Yes! They have an album coming out in February and it will fucking blow your mind! I think you would love it, it’s an incredible masterpiece. It’s really exciting, I’m hoping we can do a crazy double unfolding caravan show, the Bat for Lashes album and the new Moon and Moon album: that would be really theatrical and amazing! Will prints a lot of my T-shirts because he does amazing tapestries and silkscreen printing on clothes. When we play there’s a velvety kind of tapestry on the keyboard table that he made. So I wear a lot of his things, thrift store stuff, old bits of jewelry and antique pieces.

DS: You are often compared to Björk and Kate Bush; do those constant comparisons tend to bother you as an artist who is trying to define herself on her own terms?

NK: No, I mean, I guess that in the past it bothered me, but now I just feel really confident and sure that as time goes on my musical style and my writing is taking a pace of its own, and I think in time the music will speak for itself and people will see that I’m obviously doing something different. Those women are fantastic, strong, risk-taking artists—

DS: —as are you—

NK: —thank you, and that’s a great tradition to be part of, and when I look at artists like Björk and Kate Bush, I think of them as being like older sisters that have come before; they are kind of like an amazing support network that comes with me.

DS: I’d imagine it’s preferable to be considered the next Björk or Kate Bush instead of the next Britney.

NK: [Laughs] Totally! Exactly! I mean, could you imagine—oh, no I’m not going to try to offend anyone now! [Laughs] Let’s leave it there.

DS: Does music feed your artwork, or does you artwork feed your music more? Or is the relationship completely symbiotic?

NK: I think it’s pretty back-and-forth. I think when I have blocks in either of those area, I tend to emphasize the other. If I’m finding it really difficult to write something I know that I need to go investigate it in a more visual way, and I’ll start to gather images and take photographs and make notes and make collages and start looking to photographers and filmmakers to give me a more grounded sense of the place that I’m writing about, whether it’s in my imagination or in the characters. Whenever I’m writing music it’s a very visual place in my mind. It has a location full of characters and colors and landscapes, so those two things really compliment each other, and they help the other one to blossom and support the other. They are like brother and sister.

DS: When you are composing music, do you see notes and words as colors and images in your mind, and then you put those down on paper?

NK: Yes. When I’m writing songs, especially lately because I think the next album has a fairly strong concept behind it and I’m writing the songs, really imagining them, so I’m very immersed into the concept of the album and the story that is there through the album. It’s the same as when I’m playing live, I will imagine I see a forest of pine trees and sky all around me and the audience, and it really helps me. Or I’ll just imagine midnight blue and emerald green, those kind of Eighties colors, and they help me.

DS: Is it always pine trees that you see?

NK: Yes, pine trees and sky, I guess.

DS: What things in nature inspire you?

NK: I feel drained thematically if I’m in the city too long. I think that when I’m in nature—for example, I went to Big Sur last year on a road trip and just looking up and seeing dark shadows of trees and starry skies really gets me and makes me feel happy. I would sit right by the sea, and any time I have been a bit stuck I will go for a long walk along the ocean and it’s just really good to see vast horizons, I think, and epic, huge, all-encompassing visions of nature really humble you and give you a good sense of perspective and the fact that you are just a small particle of energy that is vibrating along with everything else. That really helps.

DS: Are there man-made things that inspire you?

NK: Things that are more cultural, like open air cinemas, old Peruvian flats and the Chelsea Hotel. Funny old drag queen karaoke bars…

DS: I photographed some of the famous drag queens here in New York. They are just such great creatures to photograph; they will do just about anything for the camera. I photographed a famous drag queen named Miss Understood who is the emcee at a drag queen restaurant here named Lucky Cheng’s. We were out in front of Lucky Cheng’s taking photographs and a bus was coming down First Avenue, and I said, “Go out and stop that bus!” and she did! It’s an amazing shot.

NK: Oh. My. God.

DS: If you go on her Wikipedia article it’s there.

NK: That’s so cool. I’m really getting into that whole psychedelic sixties and seventies Paris Is Burning and Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis. Things like The Cockettes. There seems to be a bit of a revolution coming through that kind of psychedelic drag queen theater.

DS: There are just so few areas left where there is natural edge and art that is not contrived. It’s taking a contrived thing like changing your gender, but in the backdrop of how that is still so socially unacceptable.

NK: Yeah, the theatrics and creativity that go into that really get me. I’m thinking about The Fisher King…do you know that drag queen in The Fisher King? There’s this really bad and amazing drag queen guy in it who is so vulnerable and sensitive. He sings these amazing songs but he has this really terrible drug problem, I think, or maybe it’s a drink problem. It’s so bordering on the line between fabulous and those people you see who are so in love with the idea of beauty and elevation and the glitz and the glamor of love and beauty, but then there’s this really dark, tragic side. It’s presented together in this confusing and bewildering way, and it always just gets to me. I find it really intriguing.

DS: How are you received in the Pakistani community?

NK: [Laughs] I have absolutely no idea! You should probably ask another question, because I have no idea. I don’t have contact with that side of my family anymore.

DS: When you see artists like Pete Doherty or Amy Winehouse out on these suicidal binges of drug use, what do you think as a musician? What do you get from what you see them go through in their personal lives and with their music?

NK: It’s difficult. The drugs thing was never important to me, it was the music and expression and the way he delivered his music, and I think there’s a strange kind of romantic delusion in the media, and the music media especially, where they are obsessed with people who have terrible drug problems. I think that’s always been the way, though, since Billie Holiday. The thing that I’m questioning now is that it seems now the celebrity angle means that the lifestyle takes over from the actual music. In the past people who had musical genius, unfortunately their personal lives came into play, but maybe that added a level of romance, which I think is pretty uncool, but, whatever. I think that as long as the lifestyle doesn’t precede the talent and the music, that’s okay, but it always feels uncomfortable for me when people’s music goes really far and if you took away the hysteria and propaganda of it, would the music still stand up? That’s my question. Just for me, I’m just glad I don’t do heavy drugs and I don’t have that kind of problem, thank God. I feel that’s a responsibility you have, to present that there’s a power in integrity and strength and in the lifestyle that comes from self-love and assuredness and positivity. I think there’s a real big place for that, but it doesn’t really get as much of that “Rock n’ Roll” play or whatever.

DS: Is it difficult to come to the United States to play considering all the wars we start?

NK: As an English person I feel equally as responsible for that kind of shit. I think it is a collective consciousness that allows violence and those kinds of things to continue, and I think that our governments should be ashamed of themselves. But at the same time, it’s a responsibility of all of our countries, no matter where you are in the world to promote a peaceful lifestyle and not to consciously allow these conflicts to continue. At the same time, I find it difficult to judge because I think that the world is full of shades of light and dark, from spectrums of pure light and pure darkness, and that’s the way human nature and nature itself has always been. It’s difficult, but it’s just a process, and it’s the big creature that’s the world; humankind is a big creature that is learning all the time. And we have to go through these processes of learning to see what is right.

‘Earned It’ earns The Weeknd his first Grammy

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by XpvB79 on 23-04-2017

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

On Monday, at the 58th Grammy Awards ceremony, Canadian singer The Weeknd won his first Grammy Award, Best R&B Performance, for his song Earned It, which was also featured on the soundtrack of the 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey movie based on E.L. James’s erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

The Weeknd also won the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album for his second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness. Abel Tesfaye — The Weeknd — had seven nominations in total including Record of the Year for his song Can’t Feel My Face and Album of the Year.

The YouTube video of the song received more than 179 million views and more than 1.1 million likes. The Weeknd was also nominated for Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance, but British singer Ed Sheeran won the golden gramophone for his song Thinking Out Loud.

Last year, Beyoncé won the Award for Best R&B Song for Drunk in Love featuring her husband Jay-Z. This awards ceremony marked the first Grammy wins for The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran.

Japanese survivor of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings dies, aged 93

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by XpvB79 on 23-04-2017

Friday, January 8, 2010

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only Japanese civilian to be officially recognized as having survived both the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States in August of 1945 at the conclusion of World War Two, has died this Monday at the age of ninety-three, due to stomach cancer—one of the numerous illnesses that he suffered throughout his lifetime as a direct result of his exposure to nuclear radiation.

Mr. Yamaguchi, although he was against his nation’s involvement in the War, worked as a engineer for Mitsubishi—a company that helped equip and supply the Japanese Imperial Army. He was on business in Hiroshima at the time of the first bombing on August sixth. His almost direct exposure to the atomic explosion temporarily blinded him, ruptured his ear drum (leaving him permanently deaf in his left ear), and severely burnt the top half of his body. Three days later, having gone back to work in Nagasaki, he was approximately three kilometers away from the site of the second bomb. Although he was exposed to significant radiation in this instance as well, Mr. Yamaguchi was left relatively unscathed.

Following Japan’s surrender and the end of the War days later, Mr. Yamaguchi worked as a translator for the occupying American forces and later as a local schoolmaster, before eventually returning to Mitsubishi—which had since then become an automobile manufacturer.

In his later years, Mr. Yamaguchi became a respected lecturer who gave talks about his experiences, and publicly spoke out against the stockpiling of nuclear weapons.

For instance, in 2006, he addressed the United Nations General Assembly. “Having been granted this miracle, it is my responsibility to pass on the truth to the people of the world,” Mr. Yamaguchi said to the Assembly. He went on to say, “My double radiation exposure is now an official government record. It can tell the younger generation the horrifying history of the atomic bombings even after I die.”

When asked by the British Broadcasting Corporation what his reaction was to Mr. Yamaguchi’s death, the mayor of Nagasaki said that “a precious storyteller has been lost.”

Among the family and friends Mr. Yamaguchi left behind were his three adult children—who have also had health issues in their lifetimes thus far that they think may have be related to their father’s initial exposure.

How To Save Money, Get Discount Car Insurance In Illinois}

Filed Under (Camping) by XpvB79 on 23-04-2017

Submitted by: Felicia Glassmyre

In the state of Illinois, the minimum limits for automobile liability insurance is $20,000 per person/$40,000 per accident for Bodily Injury and $15,000 for property damage. Understanding that this is a minimum requirement, it might be in your best interest to purchase more than is required. With the rise in todays medical costs and the cost of a potential hospital stay, in the event of an accident, the liability limits of your policy can be quickly exhausted.

As odd as it may sound, you might save more on your automobile insurance if you actually raised your policy liability limits. Its for your own protection. Just because the policy limits have been exhausted does not absolve your responsibility in the event of an accident. It might behoove you to get quotes for higher limits of liability. You might find that the additional cost of premium is minimal in comparison with the peace of mind additional limits may afford.

YouTube Preview Image

Although Illinois residents do not have to provide evidence of insurance when registering a vehicle, it would behoove all residents to make sure coverage is in effect. Coverage is mandatory for not only private passenger vehicles; it is required for vans, RVs, motorcycles, buses and trucks. Coverage is not required for trailers.

Illinois residents are subject to random insurance questionnaires. As a result, you may be randomly selected to complete a questionnaire that requires you to show proof of insurance. If you are stopped and found to be uninsured while driving you will be given a citation. You will have to prove to the court that you did have insurance at the time you were stopped. If not, youll be subject to a $500 fine and a $100 fee to reinstate your registration.

To get the best possible rate for your auto policy, you should shop around. Get quotes from at least three different insurers and compare.

About the Author: Recommended sites for low rate insurance

Get Discount Car Insurance Quotes in Illinois

Quick Auto and Home Quotes (Combined)

Source:

isnare.com

Permanent Link:

isnare.com/?aid=184043&ca=Finances }

Aid group ‘denied access’ to Rwandan refugee camp in Burundi

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by XpvB79 on 23-04-2017

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The international medical aid group Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has claimed in a press release that its medical staff have been prevented from accessing their clinic inside the Songore transit camp. The camp holds almost 7,000 Rwandan asylum seekers, who were receiving more than 100 medical consultations a day from MSF staff. MSF claims that the camp is now guarded by the Burundese military.

“It’s unacceptable that our medical staff are denied access to our own health facility in Songore camp, denying medical care to the people in the camp. Also, by transporting these people back to Rwanda, MSF is not able to continue the medical care for those that were already under treatment. Some families have even been split apart because of family members being referred to a nearby hospital,” says Michiel Hofman, operational director for MSF.

“MSF is very concerned about what can be seen as a forced repatriation where the basic rights of an asylum seeker are being denied”, he added.

This action appears to be part of a wider crackdown on asylum seekers from Rwanda and Burundi. The UNHCR recently criticised the two governments after they issued a joint press release which declared that asylum seekers in each others countries did not have a legitimate claim and therefore were illegal immigrants rather than refugees.

The Rwandan asylum seekers began arriving in Burundi in March. Their main concern was the Gacaca courts, however the UNHCR is also reporting that some asylum seekers “… said they were fleeing threats, intimidation, persecution and rumours of revenge and bloodshed.”

The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has previously called for the asylum seekers to return home, stating that they will not be in danger.

“Gacaca is not intended to have all the people who appear at Gacaca arrested and put in prison. We want these people to show remorse and through that they will provide information and will allow people to forgive them and allow them to settle,” he said.

There are 8,000 Rwandan asylum seekers in Burundi, and nearly 7,000 Burundians in Rwanda, according to the UNHCR.

Trailer released for new Exorcist movie

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by XpvB79 on 22-04-2017

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 A short trailer for the new Exorcist movie has been released.

[edit]

Mondaine Watch Review: Which Suits You Best? Woodruffs}

Filed Under (Sport) by XpvB79 on 20-04-2017

Mondaine Watch Review: Which Suits You Best? woodruffs

by

clydejohn

The Mondaine watches have gained gigantic popularity ever since they came into being. The fans of the Mondaine wrist watches are all over the world. The Mondaine brand has become associated with fashion and timelessness in one graceful design which makes. This is basically one of the earliest Swiss based watch companies and also one of the most widely renowned ones. All over the world, they have managed to build a strong customer base that is ever looking for their unique and modern designs. This watch company holds the pride and honor of having their wrist watches displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Their watch models have broken previous sales records and have seen a boom in the demand of their watches.

YouTube Preview Image

We all love to wear wrist watches right? Hence, here is a Mondaine watch review. These serve as the most elegant, trendy and fashionable accessories which are also highly functional. Mondaine watches come in a widespread variety of styles, designs, colors and sizes. Every different design will highlight your different look. You name it and they have it whether you are looking for a wrist watch that you need to wear everyday to your work, or you desire a watch which will act as the modern and chic accessory to be worn at a party. You will find some stunning pieces that are sure to complete your look for any occasion. Their modern designs represent the modern men and women of today. This brand has become a label of modernity combined with elegance. If is complements you are after, you are bound to get them with Mondaine. The elegance and simplicity will grace a delicate feminine; and a large muscular male wrist can only be enhanced by the rugged elegance of the larger Sport design watches. It is all down to your taste and your ability to experiment with your accessory.

Having talked of the unique and distinctive designs that they offer, let us now get to the Mondaine watch review in terms of usability and features other than designs. The Mondaine wrist watches not only offer their wearers the chic look but these are also embedded with a lot of other realistic features that any other wrist watch would offer. You can find a rugged and accurate chronometer style wrist watch which is water proof to almost a diving depth, made in nickel free stainless steel. If you want one with a leather strap or band then also you have a lot of options to choose from. Many of their wrist watches display the date and day, and the beautiful movement of the analogue watch displays Swiss watchmaking skills at their best!

Ansel Nobel is an author of Mondaine (mondainewatch.co.uk), One of the best Mondaine Watch company. He is writing articles on

Mondaine watch review

, from past 2 years.

Article Source:

Mondaine Watch Review: Which Suits You Best? woodruffs }

Man killed after shop robbery in West Yorkshire, England; murder investigation launched

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by XpvB79 on 20-04-2017

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A man has died after being involved in a robbery of his shop in West Yorkshire, England. Four youngsters, described as wearing hooded jumpers and tracksuit trousers, raided the Cowcliffe Convenience Store in the town of Huddersfield at approximately 2030 GMT on Saturday.

63-year-old Gurmail Singh sustained head injuries as a result of the robbery. Six witnesses attempted to prevent the youths from exiting the shop but failed, and the teenagers managed to escape with confectionary, cigarettes and money. One witness claimed to see a hammer in posession of one of the offenders, however it is unknown if this was used in the attack.

Singh was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary but died there at approximately 0330 GMT on Sunday. West Yorkshire Police have now launched an investigation into the death of Gurmail Singh. A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Monday to attempt to discover how the shop-owner was killed. West Yorkshire Police are now appealing for witnesses or anyone who has information in relation to this incident to contact them.

Contact West Yorkshire Police on 0845 6060606 and ask for the Huddersfield help desk if you have any information regarding this incident.
 This story has updates See Three people arrested in connection with murder of shop owner in West Yorkshire, England 

Body of James Kim found in U.S. wilderness; wife and children survived

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by XpvB79 on 20-04-2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

CNET reporter James Kim has been found dead in the southwestern Oregon wilderness after getting lost with his family on November 25. Kim, 35, was found at 12:00 noon Wednesday, half a mile away from the Rogue River.

His wife Kati Kim, 30-years-old, and her two young children were found alive on December 4 after they waved an umbrella to a private helicopter. Kati and her two children were airlifted out of the area and transferred by ambulance to Three Rivers Community Hospital in Grants Pass. Kati suffered frostbite on two toes, but it is expected that she will be in good condition.

The Kim family left San Francisco, California on November 17 on a road trip to the Pacific Northwest. After, they planned to go back home to San Francisco but were stranded in a storm that led to their disappearance.

They stayed warm while they were stranded by using the car heater and then burned tires when they ran out of gas. Kim walked into the Oregon mountains Saturday to get help for his wife Kati and his children. Pieces of map and some clothing were found on the mountains Tuesday by rescuers. It is believed that Kim was marking his trail for them. The wet clothing included two gray sweat shirts, a red T-shirt, a sock, and a blue girl’s skirt.

“They were laid out in a well defined area, in a pattern,” Lt. Gregg Hastings of the Oregon State Patrol said.

Fog caused the police to wait till midday. “This is frustrating. We are so close,” one rescuer said. “There are people pouring their heart and soul into this. We are not going to quit until we find him.”

Kim’s family is not yet available for comment.