When we last announced RugYourCity, there were some disappointed people who felt they missed out on a chance to participate in Floorplan Rugs’ design challenge to design a rug inspired by a modern city.
Well now is your chance! Until July 15th, 2016, we will be accepting design submissions for the second design challenge, this time focused on Los Angeles.
As a quick recap, RugYour City is our platform to create handmade rugs inspired by modern cities. The purpose is not only to produce beautiful rugs, but to engage the creative community to interpret what our cities mean to us today. (It’s also a really interesting challenge for those who have never undertaken a rug design before.)
For our pilot program, we collaborated with select architects, designers and artists to interpret New York City as rug designs, and successfully funded their production through a Kickstarter project in September 2015. This time, we’re opening up the submission process to anyone who would like to participate, regardless of their experience designing rugs or their proximity to LA. For those interested in participating, full details are available on the official challenge site. Designs selected will be produced as rugs, and their creators will receive a 4’x6′ rug with their design and a 7% commission on future sales of rugs with their design sold on our site.
In this trend of mix and match running on peaks, people don’t prefer to buy dining table sets. Instead, they wish to purchase tables and chairs separately so that they can have a mix and match the theme of style and colors in their dining room. Although this task is challenging but if you put your heart and soul into it then, it can become an exciting task. So before you plan to invest in buying set of dining chairs online, make sure they’re going to complement the decor of the room and accompany you for a long period of time.
While you go to buy a pair of Stylish Dining Chairs in the market or on an online furniture store, the first thing that you should keep in mind is the style of your dining table. Although it tends to be chic to pair contemporary table with traditional chairs, and vice versa. But, try to find chairs that share a slight element of standard design. For an instance, if the dining table you bought has legs like that of a console table then try to find the chair with same legs and so on.
The size and shape of dining chairs will also play a huge role in the elegance of your dining room. The next thing after determining the design of the chairs, you need to measure the width of the table so that accordingly you can determine the size and number of chairs. You need to know how many pairs of chair you require, and then only you can bargain on the size. The seat of the chair come in different shapes like round and square. You can mix and match it according to the shape of your dining table.
After you decide its designs, size and shape know what material will add on to the glory of your dining room. Every style has its own material. If you wish to have a contemporary style of chairs, then you need to buy the chairs made up of glass. You can buy a dark shade of wood for traditional, a light shade for modern, metal for industrial and so on. So, majorly the theme you wish to prevail will affect the finish and material of the chair. So, whichever you decide and choose should be durable and accompany you in the long run. Also, you need to check that the chair is not wobbly or shaky. The joints of it should also not just be glued together, but they should be joint with screw and bolts.
The last things that you need to put into consideration are the weight of the chairs. You need to ensure that they are eligible to port in different rooms of the house at the time of requirement. Next is that the pair of dining chairs that you plan to buy should provide you with the equivalent amount of comfort that you desire from them. If you buy an upholstered dining chair, then have the fabric check. Know if the material in the upholstery will match the aura and your taste of preference or not.
So, have a brief study about all the aspects that are concerned with buying a reliable and stylish Rocking Chairs and dining chairs and then decide which pair of it will be perfect for your needs and requirements.
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This unusual 1950s Vapour/Ozone producing machine was discovered in an antique emporium (even the proprietors seemed a little nonplussed by it). My imagination was fired however and after some input from me it has re-emerged as this imposing light.
There are three hidden feet under the base which raise the light allowing a soft glow to shine out from the internal LED strip.
The impressive bulb adds to the character and I almost believe it could fire a bolt of lightning in the Tesla Coil style!
This unique lamp comes with its own numbered tag
Comes complete with a Sultan Squirrel Cage Bulb Amber Tinted (Rough Service) bulb with a 3000 hour lifespan.
3 metre cable
it’s a light uses new electrical components for its lighting which comply with all current UK and EU legislation. Lights are also PAT tested for safety by an electrical testing company and are PAT labelled.
All prices include free delivery to England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland.
IT’S A LIGHT An independent designer-maker of funky unusual lighting for homes, offices, studios, palaces, castles and fortresses. Designer Michael Grassi works by searching out interesting manufactured objects and transforming them into amazing lights which become objects of desire. He never knows what he is going to make next and each light is inspired when he spots something intriguing.
Stop for two minutes and look around yourself. What do you see? In a busy city like Mumbai, there are hordes of people walking around, constantly checking their cellular devices or laptops for work. Shift the scene and think of your home, there are so many electronic devices that help in your every day life such as refrigerators, air conditioners, and other items. Microwaves are one of these items that work in the background in kitchens of households, heating and reheating food for consumption. Almost every household requires a microwave to speed up the routine and boring task of heating cold food. Renting a microwave for your home for a temporary time period will help you understand its importance.
So now why rent a microwave ? There are many situations in which you have a need of these electronic items for a short period of time. Consider the situation where you live in a rented home or as a paying guest during your college life. Instead of investing huge sum in buying a microwave, you could simply rent one for the time period that you need it instead. Similarly, for those of you who are constantly on the move due to your job or maybe just by choice, renting a microwave is just as good an option instead of lugging one around to all the new places you go to.
Who provides these microwave rental services in Mumbai?
While you may be looking for a dealer offline to do the dirty work of scavenging for rental services, we at rentone.in provide you with the opportunity of electronic items on rent in Mumbai and Pune. All you have to do is visit our site and select the goods, the rest follows.
Selecting the right microwave
So now that you are aware of your need, what information should you have in order to make a wise decision? Since microwave are items that heat up, you must ensure that the item you have is of trustworthy quality. We provide you with the best of the brands in this market that are of great quality and have high ratings for their operations. Functionalities of baking in microwave ovens, timer, roasting and other such operations are all things that you can search for on your site and select as and when you find a match. We provide you with great choices in this field so that you do not feel that you have made an uninformed decision. You can choose the size of your microwave according to the space available in your kitchens or wherever you wish to place the product. You ask, and we will help you with all these technicalities!
Electronic items have become quite a rage and ordering them online has become an even bigger trend. Online rentals seem to be catching up with this trend very quickly and will soon result in a huge market! Microwave rentals in Mumbai are a life saver because they save your time, money and energy. We deliver when you place your request and all we take in return is a considerate refundable security deposit.
Microwave rentals are a click away!
We have moved to releasing a mobile application for the convenience of our consumers. This is available on the app store for android devices only as of now. Providing greater accessibility is one of our main concerns for our user’s comfort. The app is now available and will allow you to rent with just a single click on your cellular device!
So rent while you travel, anywhere and anytime! Download our android app at – visit below link
As it is known to all of us, choosing the right furniture is quite more than falling in love with its initial beauty. The construction and the style have to last many years. So always consider the distinct details and quality of the furniture before choosing them. Bedroom furniture Cornwall has much good and reasonable variety of furniture’s.
Some points that should be kept in mind before/ while choosing the right bedroom furniture for your home are mentioned below:
1).Construction: You should make sure that the furniture is solid and heavy. Always avoid particle board and the light aluminium frames. Stick to solid wood construction. The solid wooden frames will generally last longer and standard for fine furniture. Make this thing very sure that price is quite consistent with your expectations and you could know how long the price is going to last. The cushion is also important to consider when looking at the constructions. Before you purchase anything give it the sit test. No matter how beautiful it is, if you are not comfortable in it is useless buying it.
2). Silhouette: It is something that will stand the test of time. Furniture is a big time investment and says a lot about you. Choose such a silhouette that you will love now and in future too. That really doesn’t mean that you should choose something shapeless or without any good style. What even may be your preference, just choose it carefully. There are many options available in the market these days.
3). Finish: If the furniture has any kind of exposed wood, the finish color becomes an important point to consider. You can alter many pieces by the color of the finish. Like you can easily take a chair from traditional to contemporary by changing its color from cherry red to a black paint. The same way a monogamy piece if painted white will appear feminine.
4). Fabric: Always prefer light colored fabric for a formal living room or bedroom. But if you are going to use it frequently then better choose a dark color.
5). The Unexpected: Look for such an element that is unexpected or something unique. The overall shape may be little unconventional or there should be something little interesting in it. Anyways whatever you choose should reflect your personal style. Bedroom furniture Devon has many wide range of collections. We must seriously check them out for beautifying our home. You home decor reflects your personality so it should always be well kept and maintained. All the above mentioned things really do matter when you are planning to buy furniture for your bed room.
Jamestown Oak and Cream Painted Bedroom Trio Set
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Fit and Furnish Yeovil’s independent furniture retailer. Delivering furniture nationwide. Furniture retailer Fit & Furnish is located on Middle Street, Yeovil and is an independent retail furniture shop run the owner Rob Smith. The shop sells a huge range of furniture and also offers a “made to measure” service in pine and oak.
Discoloration and a loss of the sheen and texture of Indian sandstone paving slabs are a problem regardless of where you live in Britain. Time, traffic, the type of plants that surround the paving slabs, and the proximity of the slabs to water all have an impact on how fast the paving slabs become dirty and how frequently the paving slabs need to be cleaned.
One of the primary considerations in cleaning Indian sandstone paving slabs is the type of grout or material that was used to level the slabs and to fill the joints. Sand is typically used that has a similar color to the stones used. A sealer that prevents the sand from discoloring is a benefit that prevents loss of sand during cleaning and due to normal wear.
The materials that you need to clean Indian sandstone paving slabs depend on the material that causes the discoloration and how porous the sandstone is. Very porous stone needs careful attention to prevent the removal of the stone when it is cleaned.
What causes the stains?
Knowing what has caused the discoloration of your paving stones is a great help in determining what cleaner to use and what cleaning method to use. The most common contaminates are dirt, algae, lichens, and moss.
Dirt gets tramped into the stone surface. There is a chemical adherence of dirt due to its negative charge as well as a physical impression of dirt into the surface of the sandstone slabs.
The green discoloration of sandstone is usually caused by algae. Alga is in the air. The spores are microscopic but they can travel miles on the wind. The spores of algae become residents of your sandstone when it is wet and rapidly grows into large colonies.
Black, grey, and white spots on sandstone slabs that get larger over time are caused by lichens. Lichens are a symbiotic relationship between algae and a fungus. The tiny organisms can be transported by the wind from trees that are close to your paving slabs.
Moss from any local river or stream can be transported by air to your lovely Indian sandstone paving slabs and produce an unsightly green border around each slab. The moss grows in the dirt between the paving slabs.
What to avoid using
Cleaning Indian sandstone paving slabs is a matter of what to avoid and prevent a change in color or a complete loss of color. Any cleaner that contains iron will react with Indian sandstone and can produce a rust color on the paving slabs. Many fungicides that remove lichens can discolor the sandstone permanently.
The simple approach
Dirt, moss, and algae can usually be removed using a dilute mixture of household bleach. The bleach should not be used straight out of the bottle. Dilute the bleach in the same amount of water as bleach. Pour the bleach mixture on the slabs and wait for 30 minutes. Wash the bleach and contaminates away with plenty of water.
The sodium hypochlorite in the bleach kills the moss and algae but it will not prevent a new infestation.
The lichen problem
Bleach will not destroy the majority species of lichens. The lichens can be removed by physical brushing with a wire brush. This method has the dangers of marring the appearance of the sandstone. Fungicides made for sandstone will remove lichens. Do not use fungicides that contain iron because the iron will make some of the minerals in sandstone turn brown and rusty colored.
A power washer is a great tool for cleaning Indian sandstone paving slabs. The machines are especially useful if you have a large area of sandstone to clean.
Care must be taken in the amount of pressure used on sandstone. Some sandstone is relatively soft and needs low pressure cleaning that may require more than one pass.
Power washers can combine chemical cleaners. Care should be taken that no iron is in the cleaner and that the concentration of bleach is about one half of the concentration of household bleach. It is cheaper to use household bleach than to buy sodium hypochlorite cleaners.
When you need help and advice with cleaning Indian sandstone paving slabs contact the experts at Stone Traders
How To Clean Indian Sandstone Paving Slabs
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Gone are the days of wall to wall carpeting (thank goodness!). Hello to the days of beautiful flooring! We love a clean bamboo floor or a rustic reclaimed wood floor or even a sleek minimalist concrete floor. But floors need a friend, and area rugs are a huge part of any room design. Since rugs can take up a hefty part of the budget, you want to make sure you choose the right style that will not only add coziness and a point of interest to the room, but also work as an anchor point to create a flow. Read on for tips on selecting the perfect rug for your home.
The Space (size and floorplan)
The first step in choosing the right area rug is evaluating the space you are working with and taking note of the requirements and setbacks. There are still ‘rules’ when it comes to area rugs about placement of furniture and size, but don’t get caught up in the specifics. We mentioned some of these generalizations, but go with what looks best and functions best. Choosing the right size no matter what room will take precise measuring. When in doubt, opt for the larger size.
Entryways or hallway– In most instances, a runner style rug will work due to longer entrances. Keep in mind these areas have higher traffic so will require frequent cleaning. Also, entryway rugs should be low pile or flat weave to allow doors to swing over them easily.
Dining Rooms- Most dining rooms, based on the standard sized dining table, do best with a rug that’s at least 8 feet wide. 9×12’s usually do the trick, but take measurements to ensure that all four legs of your dining chairs will remain on the rug when pulled out from the table. A general rule is to take the table measurement and add 2 feet to each side.
Living room – If you are floating the furniture in the middle of a larger room, consider fitting the whole seating area on the rug. For furniture that is placed around the room and against walls, at minimum have the front legs on the rug. Floating a rug in the center of a seating arrangement with only a cocktail table on it can look unfinished and accidental.
If you have a large open space that you would like to create multiple uses in, then think about using the rug as an anchor point to determine the size of the particular function for that part of the space.
Bedroom – Generally a bed is placed up against one of the walls, so think about extending the rug from the bottom 2/3 of the bed into the rest of the room. Ideally you want to see about 3-4 feet of carpet exposed on each side of the bed, but if the space doesn’t allow this, consider adding a runner at the end or on both sides.
Lifestyle and Materials
Now that you know the size of the rug you need, consider your lifestyle. Are you too busy to dedicate a regular care routine? Kids or pets? All these scenarios play a factor in the type of material you should choose to suit your needs.
Wool – Wool is extremely durable and maintains a good appearance with the weight of furniture due to its density. It resists dirt and spilled liquids will take time to penetrate, so if you have kids, this is a good option if you can be quick with the mop. Wool also provides good insulation to reduce noise levels.
Cotton- Cotton provides softness and good performance and you can usually find a wide range of colors and styles. It tends to be more affordable than wool in general.
Silk Rugs- Silk rugs have a very soft and opulent feel but require professional cleaning- though they definitely make a statement with timeless designs. If you’re a homeowner, a large, timeless silk rug is a wise investment.
Natural Fibers – Sisal, jute or seagrass are examples of natural woven rugs. They are typically free of chemical processing and very strong, though can be difficult to clean if it requires more than a basic beating. Perhaps you’re a renter with hopes of buying a home in the future. These rugs tend to have an affordable price, not to mention a neutral color palette, which work with most spaces and you can easily take with you to a new home when the time comes.
Synthetics- These rugs consist of man-made fibers including viscose, nylon, and polypropylene. They have been improved over the years to mimic the characteristics of natural fibers. Because many of these are described as indoor/outdoor, these are ideal for a home with pets or for high traffic areas like entryways.
Construction and Style
The last component in choosing a rug is the style. Based on the materials we mentioned above, it’s time to choose the style that best corresponds with that, rule of thumb: it’s all about balance.
Tufted- This technique involves inserting yarn through a base to create a pile. Texture and patterns are normally incorporated into these designs. Tufted rugs are most similar to traditional carpeting as thicker rugs don’t shift as easily. High pile tufted rugs provide a comfortable place to sit on the floor as well as cushioning for any accidents (good for kids). Wool and Cotton are typically the materials you will find these rugs in.
Flatweave -These durable and sometimes reversible rugs are known for their textures, graphic patterns or bold colors. They are easy to clean and move around. Great for pet owners since your furry friend can’t dig their paws in or shed fur deep into the base. Additionally, flatweaves like dhurries and kilims are great for the latest rug layering craze, you can read some of our tips for layering rugs here.
And that wraps up our post on the ideal process for determining your rug needs. Now that you have the basics figured out, it’s time for the fun part- choosing your texure, pattern or color! What is your favorite style of rug for the home?
Jessica Haberer is an active blogger and part of the Gardenology team in San Diego. Gardenology is a retail home decor and interior design boutique with two brick and mortar establishments in Southern California. Gardenology is a forerunner in the upscale outdoor market and has proven to be a forward-thinking leader in the home design arena.
You have an old country Manor house with original fittings and antique window frames and you are understandably very proud of it. ‘Antique’ in old houses generally means draughty, warped, cracked and pealing and there is more brisk air coming in than you would like during the bleak winters of Edinburgh.
Let us share with you can you can upgrade your home without compromising its character
How to upgrade without mangling the style of the home and at the same time adding practicality and beauty? You would like to get the home fixed up but you don’t want to lose the character and old world charm of the home, which is why you bought it in the first place. So if you need to replace the window frames and the rooms inside could do with more light and space, there is only one way to do it. Origin Bi-fold doors will give you the needed light and space and keep the character of the home – or give it a new character that will be even more aesthetically pleasing than before. From the home leading out into the conservatory or the kitchen/dining room, drawing room/TV room, bedroom/bathroom/walk-in closet.
In fact, the combinations are endless and you can have spectacular views through the house and to the outside, all year round. The days of huddling in front of the fireplace with all the shutters closed and blinds drawn down in an attempt to keep in the heat, has gone.
Origin Bi-fold doors are custom-designed to your specifications ensuring they fit into and enhance the particular design of your house. They are manufactured to the highest standards with strengthened aluminium frames, durable timber frames or the latest PVCu frames, which are the cost-saving choice. Double or triple-glazed glass can be used dependant on your needs.
Aluminium Frame bi fold doors
This is the popular choice as they are durable, maintenance-free, and slim-fitting and are finished in a range of beautiful colours in a gloss, matt or silk finish. Origin’s colour range – RAL – encompasses more than 150 primary colours, wood grain finishes and the more popular grey tones in a powder coat finish.
The wood frames are manufactured in extremely hard-wearing woods such as Meranti – the popular wood used on yachts and European Oak. These ensure that there isn’t any warping or twisting and can be wood stained to keep the natural grain of the wood or painted in the range of RAL colours offered by Origin. Wood, being a natural insulator will make your home energy efficient in all weathers.
The latest PVCu material is a vast improvement on the original PVCu on the older folding doors. Installed with aluminium tracks, hidden handles and hinges, and the colour range, there is very little difference between PVCu and the aluminium frames.
Put that WOW factor back into your home with three to six metre long openings so that even in winter you will have a panoramic view of the countryside outside your door. Be the envy of the neighbourhood, increase the value of your home and have a lifetime of warmth, beauty, airiness and space.
Key features of Origin Bi-fold Doors
– 20-Year Guarantee
– Low thresholds so no trip-ups
– Weather-tight seals
– Smooth gliding system
– Thermal efficiency
– Powerful magnets to prevent banging
– Finger-safety technology
– Ergonomic accessories
– Stunning colour range
– Encased rollers on bottom of door for safety and to prevent rust
– Safety glass in double or triple glaze or laminated glass
– Origin doors exceed the security strength to prevent burglaries – the cylinders cannot be bumped, drilled or snapped.
There is no doubt about it. Origin has passed all the safety tests, the aesthetic tests and durability tests that homeowners have asked for. This is the absolute best solution to opening your home and giving it that WOW!
Choosing blinds for your bedroom can make a big difference to the ambience of your room. Blackout roller blinds are the “in” thing now and they are very trendy. These blinds are attractive, inviting and warm. They are constructed with tightly woven fabric that is multi-layered.
• These blinds filter almost ninety percent of the outside light passing through the window into your room. Popular types available in these styles of blinds are Roman and roller blinds.
• If you use a lining material, the fabric for the blinds looks almost untouched when it is draped. No stitching takes place on the face of the fabric, causing light to sneak in from the needle holes.
• Then, tapes, preferably black, are glued on to every stitch line to ensure that all holes are completely covered up. Lastly, blinds are sewn by machine.
• This technique does not spoil the beauty that comes with these but it also ensures proper functioning.
Measuring the window and making blackout roller blinds all according to customized options:
The blackout lining fabric is either white or cream/off white and very thick. If you want to make DIY blinds, then you can use different types of lining material. Apart from the black out roller blind and fabric, ribbon, spray adhesive, fabric glue, scissors, ruler, screws, screwdriver, small saw and mounting brackets are also needed to make the DIY blinds.
• Measure the inside of your window and cut the blinds with fabric scissors to fit your window.
• Get a good adhesive and apply it on the roller blinds and neatly paste the fabric on it. You may want to test this with a scrap piece of cloth first.
• Top end of the blinds will have the plastic cap that you need to remove and put it back on the new end.
• Make sure you leave a couple of inches of the fabric on all 3 sides. This comes handy to paste the fabric on the roller blinds on the back side.
• Flip it over after the glue has dried. Gently press on all sides.
Blackout roller blinds can be used by anyone, but ideally they are a must-have thing for some: –
• These are ideal for children’s bedroom. These black out roller blinds prevent them from waking up in early hours of morning thinking it is late. Simultaneously, they can also regulate the amount of light entering into the room, allowing patients and aged people to have a sound sleep.
• These blinds are ideal for shift workers who need to get some sleep after a hard work at night. Similarly, people who suffer from insomnia can install these blackout roller blinds which are perfect for a daytime nap.
• They are also ideal for cinema rooms. They cut out the light and let you enjoy the stunning visual and light effect given by projector.
• Lastly, you can use these blinds if you have bright lights outside your window that keeps you from taking good sleep at night.
There are some benefits of blackout roller blinds. Darkening the room by closing blackout blinds and dimming lights in the evening before going to sleep help prepares your body and brain for sleep. As the fabric of these blinds is made out of thicker materials, it blocks light from getting into the room. These black out roller blinds reduce energy consumption. A cooler room due to the roller binds takes lesser time to condition. During winters, the thick material helps to retain heat inside the room when it is cold outside, and vice versa. You can ensure pleasant and comfortable temperature inside your room with these blinds.