This lamp will remind you of Russia as a birch is the favorite Russian tree. Blue Nature, a craft company, located in Northern France has introduced a new range in lighting called the Volskar Lamp Collection, which is a perfect fusion of natural materials and metals. The lampshade is coated with white lacquer while the mid section of the lamp is crafted with natural birch. The sturdy steel base keeps the lamp balanced and protects the birch wood. This environmentally friendly design is inspiring and ecological; the lamp brings some feeling of calmness and relaxation to the interior. You may choose from 3 different sizes and the white lacquered steel base is designed differently for both the Volskar lamp and Volskar floor lamps. Buy several lamps and make a real birch wood in your room. Such a lamp will be an exquisite and absolutely amazing addition to any room!
On summer weekends, happy orange umbrellas flutter in the warm Lake Simcoe breeze and inviting bright blue lounge chairs beckon to anyone playing in the pool. Squeals of delight from children ripple across the patio. Through the wall-to-wall sliding glass doors that line the back of the cottage, friends and neighbours can be seen leaning on counters with cool drinks in hand or laughing against a backdrop of the sun-sparkled lake.
Once covered in taupe siding, the cottage was hardly a picture perfect purchase. Plus, there were a couple of ramshackle outbuildings on the property. “But for years we’d experienced lake life at our friends’ place, so we knew what we had here,” says the homeowner. “It was just a matter of taking a deep breath and imagining what it could be.”
Sit back and relax 1970s furniture that once belonged to the homeowner’s in-laws is now upholstered in durable Sunbrella fabric. “I can live w Read more…
This table from Chul An Kwak was inspired by images of running horses to break with static and rectilinear forms in these creative works that are somewhere between industrial design and artistic sculpture. The legs of the table seem to lead a life of their own. The top is simple and elegant but the legs below are dynamic and appear to be moving. It reminds a calamari in some way, too. Though it gives the look of having fragile legs, this table can amazingly take a heavy load without crumbling. The table is available only in one color but it’s neutral and matches many interiors.
Earlier this summer the folks at Black & Decker asked me to review their latest cordless string trimmer (Model LST220). Last year I reviewed their 24V NST1024 cordless trimmer so this was a fun comparison. Before digging into my thoughts on this new trimmer I wanted to quickly share some basic product information.
- Voltage: 20 V
- rpm: 7200 rpm
- Cutting Swath: 12
- Line Diameter: 0.065
- Feed System: Automatic
- Weight:: 5.2 lbs
- Power Source: Electric
The Black & Decker LST220 takes about 5 minutes to assemble out of the box. It comes with two batteries and a charger. The fir
The 21st century is the time of high technologies. Technologies have reached even your seats and chairs. Multi-pede chair is brush like mini chair, a brainchild of a New York-based designer Francis A. Bitonti, is in fact a great source of fun and comfort. The chair has active Shape Memory Polymer core with 100 legs. Like any other electronic device, you can plug this multi-pede chair to a standard electrical outlet to watch the unimaginable. You can mould it and shape the way you want it. The 100 legs to it dances and changes its length, material, and section as per the molding. It’s a fantastic chair for any kids’ room and a great toy for the adults.
My mother used to make individual chocolate cakes for me and my playmates. Each having our own made us feel extra special. Years later, I dusted off her recipe to prepare for old friends, adding a peanut butter center for a sweet-salty twist.
- 1⁄3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons plain non-fat Greek style yogurt
- 1 tablespoon liquid egg substitute
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cup unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 2 egg whites from large eggs
- 1⁄3 cup sugar
- 4 teaspoons reduced-fat peanut butter, smooth or chunky, preferably natural style
1 Preheat the oven to 400°F with a rack in the center position. Coat fo Read more…
Modern fireplaces are very creative and unusual but this fireplace by Cocoon Fires is very original and stands out. Its peculiar feature is a round shape. Vellum is not only a part of your decor but also adds instant visual interest to any wall and breathes true warmth into any space. Completely made of marine grade stainless steel, the base has a mirror finish, while the face has a hairline finish, providing a subtle but pleasing textural variation. The inside chamber is also steel with a hairline finish. The fireplace is small but absolutely unique, make your space stylish and cozy!