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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Mix It Up with Mirrors

Mirrored furniture is striking and when added thoughtfully, can be just the conversation piece a room needs. Elle Décor magazine describes mirrored furniture as the “red lipstick of interior design”, ie it just injects a shot of glamour into any design. Judicious pairing is the key here, as this type of piece can quickly go from interesting and cool to over-the-top.

Where and How

A room small or large can handle a mirrored piece. In a half bath, for example, a small chest of drawers will provide both a handy flat surface, storage, and brightness. In a bathroom with more floorspace, you could go for an old-fashioned powder room look: Dramatic wall colour or paper, a mirrored dressing table, side table, or three-panel tabletop mirror; touches like hand towels in smoke grey, claret, or poppy red; a thick rug.

A larger piece can serve multiple purposes of being useful and amplifying light. The old design trick of using mirrors to enlarge the look of a room is still very much in use, and what better way to pull off this trick than with an armoire. Being useful as both mirror and storage, it has enough surface area to reflect a lot of light. You could get more out of a small room with white or light-coloured walls by adding a piece like this.

With certain types of details, like curved drawers or flourished edges, mirrored furniture can serve as a room’s artwork, negating the need for a lot of accessories. If you want the item to disappear, isolate it against a wall. You’ll get an interesting floating effect with things on top.

How Not to Use It

Don’t put multiple mirrored pieces together, especially if one is large. You’ll get a fun house effect, the novelty of which would wear off quickly.

Position furniture and lights so that you don’t have too much light reflection or glare. Halogens provide a lovely, crisp light, but they can be a bit much for a room where you want to relax.

Too many hard surfaces and angles can make a room feel cold or without personality, so contrast a mirrored item with rugs, accessories, and colors that will bring warmth.

Avoid edgy patterns in places where they will be reflected. An animal-skin rug, plaid, or complicated stripes in combination with a piece of mirrored furniture would really weigh a room down, so go easy on the patterns.

When Games Are Translated Into Furniture

Snorlax Bed

When it comes to furniture designs, there is a wide range of angles that can be taken. In many cases, the design angles are targeted at the passion of the customer. This piece takes a look at furniture designs that are targeted at core gamers who have good memories of some spectacular classics.

Snorlax Bed

This bed is the perfect fit if you are looking for help with your sleep pattern. The design is from Pokémon and is a hit amongst teenagers and millennials. Your children may not have played Pokemon but they are sure to love it as well.

Shelve Inspired by Donkey Kong

Few arcade games were as popular as Donkey Kong and now it has been converted to a shelving unit for the biggest fans of the game. The design is lovely and is a good way to keep things organised on your wall at all times.

Bingo Tables

Bingo themed tables are a rare occurrence but you can ask your furniture maker to design one for you. You can go to new bingo sites like PGBingo for design inspiration.

Pac-Man Chair

Pac-Man Chair

Any Pac-Man lover will get one of these given the chance. Thankfully, they are everywhere.   They are comfy enough to serve the usual purpose for chairs as you can relax on them while enjoying your favourite shows, while snacking on cherries or blue ghosts.

N64 Coffee Table

The N64 is another childhood favourite for many millennials and it is therefore no surprise that many love these exquisite tables made with the game as inspiration. The glass top and colour contrast makes it a good fit in virtually any space.

Question Block Ottoman

This   table serves two purposes. You can put your feet up on it while playing your favourite game and you can store some spare change inside.

Super Mario 2 Cabinets

The Super Mario cabinets are magnificent and can fit in a variety of positions. You can put it in a room to organise your personal effects or if you are feeling very bold, you can take it to your office for storing files. Be ready for some mockery though!

Rupee Pillow

These pillows are designed based on the currency used in the Legend of Zelda games. In the games, you had to smash pots to be able to get the coins. With this one, simply talk with your furniture maker and you can recreate a classic whilst adding colour to your home.

Playstation Coffee Table

There are arguments on whether the PlayStation controller is more beautiful than the XBOX controllers but few will argue against the beauty of this playstation coffee table. Many core gamers will love this in the living room but it could fit nicely in commercial settings too!

These are perfect examples of how gaming can be infused into furniture to provide eye-catching designs you can relate with easily.

Governmental Conspiracies Against Vegan Food Products? Evidence Indicates the Possibility.

Conspiracy theorists are always looking for evidence that the government is hiding something or doing something underhanded that may directly affect them. Sometimes they are rewarded by finding out they were right all along, in which case they can say, “I told you so” to everyone who doubted them. Online message boards occasionally include running debates on whether conspiracies exist or not; an example would be how the government tries to influence the food supply using strategies consumers wouldn’t be comfortable with. All the info about Hampton Creek available online shows that this small food producer actually encountered a problem like this one when a government-based agency tried to block sales of its sandwich spread.

There are other egg-free mayonnaise alternatives on the market, but Hampton Creek’s Just Mayo apparently was the first to be viewed as a significant threat by the egg industry. There were a few reasons for that. One was the name, which led some food industry experts to think consumers wouldn’t realize Just Mayo isn’t technically mayonnaise. Another reason was the success of the product, as consumers found it to be more similar to mayonnaise than other sandwich spreads. A third reason may have been the company’s ability to price it in line with conventional mayonnaise brands.

At least one email from the American Egg Board that was made public called Hampton Creek a “major threat” to the egg industry, according to a February 2016 article in Ad Age. The situation was referred to as a “crisis.” Government emails can be provided to journalists through the Freedom of Information Act. The lobby group sought to keep Just Mayo out of Whole Food stores, which is an unacceptable tactic under federal regulations.

So now the conspiracy theorists who believe the government has something against vegan foods had information to back up this claim. Other people were disturbed as well, including those who are allergic to eggs and welcome new egg-free products in the supermarket. U.S. residents who dislike government intrusion in consumer affairs were inclined to buy some Just Mayo, even if they are not interested in vegan foods.

How Can Eating Healthy Be Easy?

There is a lot of buzz all over the world today about food. Talk is driven by discussions about topics like good food versus bad foods, proper diets, processing, and most of all what tastes good. Underlying these discussions is a much more pertinent dialogue that each and every person navigates every day. What does the food you are eating do to your body? Bodies and personal health are deeply tied to the value of nourishment and nutrition that a person receives from their eating habits. Many people struggle with eating healthily because the way that the majority of food has made and processed over the past generation has facilitated convenience over nutritional value.

In response to this people have been promoting healthier eating habits for years. New diets offer solutions to shed the pounds, but most often these diets do not offer people a sustainable solution or meet their nutritional needs. Changing diets can present other roadblocks to people just starting their journey to healthier living as well. Trying new or different foods requires a lot of research and a willingness to commit to something that is new to the body. Cultivating health from a position of an unhealthy lifestyle is an uphill battle for these individuals.

A better solution for overcoming these obstacles could take a new approach in how food is produced for the public. Instead of trying to fundamentally change the diets of people who have lived most of their lives developing a set eating pattern, perhaps the approach should be to seek new ways to produce and process food without introducing all of the harmful preservatives and additives to the human diet. One company is driven by this idea to cultivate options that change the way that people from all walks of life think about their personal diet.

Looking at all the new products from Hampton creek, one might wonder how this could work. The idea that eating healthily should be easy and affordable is what drives Hampton Creek everyday to come up with real food that tastes great for normal people. Their goal is that kids, parents, and grandparents should all be able to eat well without even having to think about it. This mindset is what has made them one of the fastest growing food companies in the world.

How To Remove Stains From Toilet Bowl

Is it annoying that you see the stains in your toilet even you clean it regularly and yet the toilet bowl is still having nasty brownish or yellow ring around. These stains are caused by a buildup of minerals from hard water. It can cause damage to your toilet and sink then leaving stubborn stains which are very hard to remove.

There are many methods that help you get rid of these nasty stains from your toilets, however you can choose the proper way and easiest method that suit you the best. Nevertheless, if you toilet bowl has been used for several years and you think that it is better to find a new one, you can get it at Traditional Bathroom Sydney where have various products to offer you.

I have brought some tips that you can follow to remove stains from your toilet which will make you have no worries about this problem anymore.

  • Trisodium Phosphate

Another way to remove those stains is using Trisodium Phosphate. Add 1 tablespoon of Trisodium phosphate to 1 gallon (3.8 liters) of warm water and mix well. Soak a cloth on the solution and use it to rub the stain clean.

  • Vinegar

If you are tired of cleaning your bowl with harsh abrasives and strong smelling cleansers, try the vinegar solution. It is an ingredient that easy to find in the household. You can place three cups of vinegar into the toilet bowl and scrub the stains with a toilet brush. Another method is to put the vinegar into a spray bottle, drain the toilet bowl and spray the vinegar directly onto the stains then use toilet brush too scrub on that stains again. This will make the stains can be removed easier.

  • Borax powder

Borax powder is a very powerful cleaning agent that you cannot find it in a supermarket, but in a hardware store. Shut the water supply to the toilet tank and empty the bowl by flushing it once. Sprinkle the powder directly on the stains and rub them with a toilet brush. After scrubbing, let the powder sit for thirty minutes. Then reconnect the water supply to the tank and flush the toilet.

  • Bleach

Bleach is a very strong cleaning agent, so it will totally get your stains out of your toilet bowl. Place a half a cup of dry bleach powder into the toilet bowl and let it sit there for a couple of hours. When you see the stains have disappeared flush away the bleach but if there are still some stain left, wait until they all are gone.

Reasons to Purchase Door Stops

All homes have some type of doors, but not all homeowners have door stops in their home. Those who don’t may want to consider getting them, as they can be useful for a number of different purposes.

Prevent Slamming Doors

Sometimes when there is a breeze it can cause open doors in a home to slam shut. Not only is this bad for the doors themselves, the startling noise it causes isn’t at all pleasant for people to hear. Using one of these simple devices in each open door can make it so all the open doors in the home stay open and the cooling breeze can travel throughout the home when desired.

Make It Easier to Move Heavy Items

One of the biggest problems when trying to move heavy items or even just carry a handful of bags from room to room or from the outside to the inside of the house is getting the doors open and getting them to stay open long enough to get through them. The easiest way to deal with this problem is to simply wedge the doors open with a door stop before starting the job.

Help Pets Move Freely Throughout the Home

If there are a lot of doors in the home, cats and dogs can get stuck in one part of the house and not able to get where they want to go if a door should get shut. Using door wedges can help keep all the necessary doors open and make it less likely an unhappy pet will get stuck and perhaps cause mischief in any given room. Pets will be happier with the increased freedom of movement and owners will be happy that they don’t have to keep opening doors for the pets.

There are a variety of different types and colors of stops available, so it’s even possible to match them a bit to the decor of the room. Of course, black ones tend to be a good choice, as the color makes it less likely that they’ll start to look a bit dingy and dirty over time. The wedge variety is easy to use as well, simply needing to have the end pushed under the door until it holds it in place.

Powerful data recovery suite

Whenever people around me start talking about useful software, I tell them everything I know about Data Recovery Pro. If you are not aware, it's a powerful data recovery suite that can recover all sorts of files that you have on your hard drives, USB drives or SD cards. As for me, I have used it 2 times so far and I can't say a bad thing about it because it managed to get all the lost files back. So, if you ever need to use a powerful hard drive or sd card recovery software, do not hesitate to give Data Recovery Pro a chance.

Great application

I decided to visit my friend Thomas yesterday because I had not seen him since last year. So, I went to his place and I saw that he was working on his Mac computer. I asked him if he was doing anything important and he answered that he was actually testing a great application that could allow him to have a faster mac computer. After that, he showed me a YouTube video of the application and that was more than enough for me to realize that he was really talking about something that can be really useful. So now, I will be downloading it as well.

Hotspot Shield Elite

There are many great applications being offered at affordable prices nowadays. However, not all of them are as good and as useful as hotspot shield Elite. You see, this application will make sure that if you use public networks, you never become the target of hackers or people who want to steal some of your data. What makes it even better is the fact that it's very simple to use and you don't have to be an expert to make sure that nobody will be getting their hands on the information you keep private. So, be sure to watch a video about this application and download it afterwards.

Best cleaner for Mac computers

I want to tell you about the best mac cleaner on the market, MacKeeper. This application is simply amazing and it has a lot of cool features that you need to take advantage of. If you decide to use it, bear in mind that you will be able to clean your computer from clutter and junk files within minutes. At the same time, you can use the Smart Uninstaller and choose all the applications that you want to have completely deleted. Aren’t you impressed yet? Well, there is even a video about this application on YouTube and you should not miss the opportunity to watch it.