Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity. We'll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
The Future Of Us is a powerful original series from television personality, futurist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher, Jason Silva. In this series, Silva shares his excitement around recent discoveries and inventions.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
I know what you are thinking. What in the world do I need to know about ceiling tiles? They are completely easy. All you have to do is pick them up and install them.
Well, that is kind of the case. Ceiling tiles are do-it-yourself job but before you do it your self, there are some things that you need to know which is why I am here today to talk with Rich Wiley, the marketing manager here at Armstrong.
I am hitting the road searching for answers and finding great designs. It is a quest of beauty, function and of course, inspiration.
Meghan: When people think of ceiling tiles, they do not only think it is just decorative but are there other reasons why the pre-ceiling tile in your house.
Rich: Well, obviously the first thing that people used ceiling tile for is maybe repair or replaced. If they have any problem with the plate above and does damage to the ceiling, most people used these basic ceiling tiles to repair or replace the damaged plaster, just cover it up. And again, decorative would be the second reason. People want to add an accent or do something really special with their ceiling and return to tile and get really creative with it.
Also, with planks, too, planks are also used as a decorative element and get people to focus on the ceiling of what we call the fifth wall of a room.
Meghan: I have heard that there are different types of tile, what are they? What are your different options if you are going to choose this to décor with?
Rich: Well, you have 2x2 tiles which are the traditional tiles that most people think about and if maybe they have a home between 1940’s and 1950’s. We still have some of that in there and again it just might be basic white either or have some patterns to the plaster pattern, most older homes recreated a stack over plaster effect with their tile.
Then you have decorative tile which we have over there that stimulates a tin roof or a tin ceiling tile. These are 12x12’s and then most people think of fissuring tile which is the dot and squiggles that most people probably experienced as they grow up in the 60’s and 70’s and right now there are a lot more decorative options.
Meghan: When you are going to install any of these, what point do you do that in your renovation?
Rich: Most people do it first if they are going to enhance their ceiling. They would start from the top literally and moved down so it is best to install the ceiling first.
Meghan: As I see it, do not scratch the walls.
Rich: Yes and if you are redoing the floor then you are not moving a lot around the floor any other apparatus to get up to the ceiling.
Meghan: Not to mention that you can paint most of these.
Rich: Oh, absolutely.
Meghan: For staining, correct?
Rich: That is correct. You can paint or stain many in the matter of five more products that we offer. Full finished them, make them white any way you want, customizing, free agent style.
Meghan: And you always paint the ceiling first.
Rich: That is right, yes and you know, we want to inspire people to do very creative with these so it does make a big difference once you can do it. When people do something with the ceiling tiles or planks, the first thing people do is lift up and they walk into their home and we find, many of our customers tell us that.
Meghan: Wow, so it become the focal point.
Rich: That is correct, yes.
Meghan: Is these a product that a home owner can install or is this something that only the professional should handle?
Rich: Oh no, absolutely whenever we developed new products here, we are always thinking of the do-it-yourself person and we make them as easy to install as possible. Our 12x12 tiles are installed here using inferring strops or adhesive and they are applied directly to the ceiling with haven planks which are some of the easiest products you can install. Once you get the first one update, just simply snap in as you go along the ceiling and suspending grid is very simple, too.
Meghan: How long did it take to install?
Rich: Usually, we say you can summon it by the weekend. Let us say a couple of days and dependi