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Planting the Moringa or “Miracle” Tree at Home

We may be considering planting trees in our exterior design at home. While there are many trees we could choose from, there are some trees that provide much more than visual appeal and shade from the sun. The Moringa Tree also known as the Miracle Tree or Drumstick Tree is an edible tree that might fool at first glance.

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Although it doesn’t bear the abundantly colorful looking harvest of a lemon or apple tree, nearly every part of the Moringa Tree can be used for medicinal and nutritional value.

What is the Moringa Tree?

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The Moringa tree is characterized by its ash gray bark with many branches and its feathery green tripinnate leaves. It can grow up to 40 feet tall but cut every season to be as short as 16 feet or less. It is fast-growing and drought-resistant. Although native to subtropical and tropical locations in South Asia, it can survive and thrive in places where there isn’t much rain and well-drained sandy soil like in the Southwest United States. Aside from being attractive, the tree is known to have powerful healing properties when used in a meal or made into a beverage.

What part of the Moringa Tree can I use?

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You can use practically all parts of the Moringa Tree. The leaves and stems of the Moringa Tree can be harvested up to 7 times in a year. Other parts of the plant such as the roots, the pods, the fruit, the flowers and the seeds are edible too. Most of the plant can be grinded and sprinkled on food or placed in hot water to create a drinkable tea. However, some people choose to make seed oil from the seeds. Even the bark can be used but it considered to be very potent.

What are the benefits of the the Moringa Tree?

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It is a powerful source of antioxidants specifically quercetin and chlorogenic acid. These antioxidants help treat diabetes and high blood sugar. The tree also serves as a potent source of protein which can be eaten by both humans and animals as a protein alternative to meat. When turned into an oil, it can even serve as a base for hair and skin cosmetics. Other nutrients found in the Moringa Tree include vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, fiber, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc and calcium. There have even been reports of it helping relieve digestive issues, ease anxiety, alleviate depression and prevent insomnia.

How does the Moringa Tree taste?

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The roots and seeds are said to have a sharp horseradish-like taste easily used in salad dressings, marinades, sauces or added to cuisine. The leaves and pods have an “earthy” taste suitable for many Eastern culinary dishes. In some regions where the Moringa Tree is cultivated, such as Nigeria, the seeds have a noticeable bitter taste to them.

Now that you know about the incredibly powerful benefits of the Moringa Tree, you can consider planting useful trees to adorn the exterior design of your home. Who needs a boring old birch or elm tree when you can have a Miracle Tree that gives back all year long?

Osaka: il nuovo letto di Noctis che si ispira al Giappone

letto in tessuto modello Osaka di Noctis

Il paese del Sol Levante si è rivelato fonte d’ispirazione per la creazione del nuovo letto Osaka di Noctis per la sobrietà delle sue linee e per la capacità di miscelare tradizione e modernità, lavorazione artigianale e produzione industriale.

Le linee eleganti ed essenziali del letto Osaka esaltano le caratteristiche materiche dei vari rivestimenti disponibili, combinando l’alta qualità e lo spessore dei tessuti con la particolarità della lavorazione artigianale.

All’ampia gamma di rivestimenti disponibili che spaziano dalle tonalità più tenui e brillanti alle sfumature più intense e decise, si aggiungono tre nuove proposte: il tessuto a tela Penelope, a superficie piana, idrorepellente e resistente all’abrasione e all’usura, il morbido Bouclè che dona una piacevole sensazione al tatto e il Galles dall’aspetto più materico; quest’ultimo è frutto della ricerca Noctis per l’uso di tessuti green, privi di additivi e coloranti non naturali.

Osaka rappresenta la soluzione ideale per creare un ambiente notte confortevole e accogliente; la leggera piega del rivestimento, ai lati della testata imbottita dalla forma leggermente curva, ricorda l’angolo ripiegato della pagina di un libro o la conformazione di un origami.

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Per chi ha necessità di ottimizzare lo spazio e di ordinare la camera in modo rapido ed efficace, il modello Osaka consente di sfruttare l’area sottostante la rete per riporre oggetti e biancheria.

In base all’altezza del giroletto che si preferisce, è possibile scegliere tra due innovativi sistemi contenitore, ideati e brevettati da Noctis: Secret Box® per i modelli con giroletto sottile (altezza 17 cm) oppure, per una maggiore capienza, Folding Box®, per i modelli con giroletto standard (altezza 27 cm).

Secret Box® è costituito da un originale cassetto su guide e un vano contenitore che scorre all’interno del telaio del letto; la movimentazione avanti/indietro che regola le funzioni, lo rende alternativamente visibile/invisibile.

Folding Box® consiste, invece, in un pannello di fondo, posto all’interno del box salvaspazio, ripiegabile senza alcun sforzo che rende estremamente facile l’accesso al pavimento sotto il letto, per pulirlo comodamente, senza dover spostare o sollevare la struttura. E’ prevista anche una versione Automatic, che consente di aprire/chiudere il box salvaspazio, azionando con il piede il sensore posto al centro della pediera.

Infine, per una maggiore originalità, Noctis offre il servizio Esclusiva Pantone® che permette di scegliere il colore dei piedi in tutte le varietà della gamma Pantone® in modo da poterli abbinare perfettamente al rivestimento del letto, semplicemente indicando il codice del tessuto di riferimento.

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18 Easy Backyard Projects To DIY With The Family

Turn these easy backyard projects into a family activity. Check out which furniture pieces you and the kids can make for the next DIY weekend!

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18 Easy Backyard Projects to Make & Enjoy with the Family

Easy Backyard Projects

Easy backyard projects are made even easier with more pairs of helping hands. What are you waiting for? Round up the family and pick a DIY project to start off with!

1. Pallet Planters


I’ve got tons of creative DIY pallet planters you and your family can choose from! Whether you’re in the mood for something to save floor space or something to upcycle, this roundup is the one for you!

Tip: When making a chicken wire planter, carefully mold the chicken wire into a cone shape for an easier project.

2. Tiki Torches

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These tiki torches make great accent pieces for luaus and barbecues. A great tip though; reduce potential spills by using a funnel when pouring the fuel into the bottles.

3. Easy Mason Jar Lanterns

Looking for another craft to use your mason jars in? Why not turn them into lanterns you can hang from the patio?

Tip: Remember to twist the ends of the wire tightly to prevent the lantern from falling to the ground.

4. Outdoor Drapes

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Give your backyard ample shade by placing in a rod of outdoor drapes.

Tip: Don’t stress too much about cutting perfect circles for the holes on your drapes. The grommets will help cover up any mistakes.

By the way, you can totally use the grommets as a stencil for your circles too!

5. Tire Teeter Totter

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Upcycle an old tire into a tire teeter totter with this tutorial.

I’ve got to say, the hardest part of making the teeter totter was cutting the tire in half. Luckily, I had Dave help me with this project.

Dave’s Tip: Cut off the corners of your seat board and sand it well to get rid of sharp edges and possible splinters.

6. Tree Swing

When making a DIY tree swing, it’s best to make sure the weight limit of your rope is big enough for a workable swing. Use a double running bowline knot to tie the swing to the high branch.

7. Garden Stepping Stones

I love how these garden stepping stones are fully customizable. That being said, you can choose to imprint the hands of your family, add mosaic tiles, or even stamp some letters on, the choice is yours.

8. Collapsible Fence Table

This collapsible fence table is a great way of adding a table without sacrificing space.

The secret lies in attaching the surface of the table to a wall. Once attached, you can lift up or collapse the table as needed.

Dave’s Tip: Use tee hinges to screw the table board onto the fence.

9. Outdoor Seating

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I love how the concrete blocks are painted in a bright color. They help give a pop of vibrancy to the backyard.

Start by making sure the ground is level and place your concrete blocks in place. I recommend using four blocks on each side and having two additional layers on top of each side.

Tip: Add a cushion on top of the wood frame for extra comfort.

RELATED: Backyard Projects To Enjoy Time Outdoors This Summer

10. Seashore Wind Chimes

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Show off the lovely seashells you’ve collected in your last family beach trip when you DIY a wind chime. Simply punch two small holes on either side of the seashells, insert the string through the holes, and then tie the string to a stick of driftwood.

11. Hammock

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Make a hammock with some cord and a few yards of fabric. This tutorial has both a sew and no-sew method.

If you choose to do the latter, make sure the cords are tightly tied.

12. Fairy Garden

Your kids will love making this DIY fairy garden. Simply layer on a handful of sand, then position the garden accents, such as the rocks and seashells.

You can also finish off the project with a sign saying “Fairy Tide Pool” just for kicks.

13. Stick Wall Hanging

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This project is one of the super simple backyard ideas, you wouldn’t even believe it. Start off by telling your kids to look for sticks they’d like to use for the wall hanging.

Once the sticks are gathered, paint on a design, and then tie the sticks together with some string. That’s all it takes!

14. Tower Garden Planter Bird Bath

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Teach your kids the importance of taking care of animals by setting up a bath for the birds. You can also tell them to water the plants of the birdbath daily to teach a lesson on responsibility.

Tip: Don’t forget to tilt the pots as you insert them through the pole.

15. Garden Mirror

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Make your backyard look more spacious by setting up a garden mirror. This easy DIY garden project upcycles a pair of broken windows for their garden mirrors, which makes it yet another upcycling project to admire!

16. Bubble Fountain

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Fountains add such joy to a backyard. I, for one, can’t resist the gentle sounds of the water trickling from the fountain down to the edges — it’s just so calming.

See the benefits a fountain can give you and your family when you make one for your next DIY afternoon.

Dave’s Tip: Use a spur-point or dowel drill bit when drilling into the plastic pot. Also, be sure the hole you drill will fit the pump power cord for your fountain.

17. DIY Outdoor Movie Screen

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Make movie night a weekly habit with the family with this DIY outdoor movie screen. Start by mounting the curtain hanging wire onto two trees.

Then, build your frame and then attach the sheet to the frame. Hang the framed sheet to your hanging wire with some hooks and eye screws, and secure it with bungee cords.

Tip: Build your frame according to your preferred viewing ratio.

18. Minion Fire Pit!

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This might not be so easy, but we know the kids would LOVE a minion fire pit in your backyard! This one was made from a 30-gallon propane tank.

Feeling adventurous? Learn how to make a fun zip line for your next set of easy backyard projects:

Making these easy backyard projects will definitely bring your family closer together. Who knows, you all might even want to turn DIY afternoons into a regular family habit or tradition.

Which easy backyard projects are you planning to make for your next DIY project? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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Planting the Moringa or “Miracle” Tree at Home

We may be considering planting trees in our exterior design at home. While there are many trees we could choose from, there are some trees that provide much more than visual appeal and shade from the sun. The Moringa Tree also known as the Miracle Tree or Drumstick Tree is an edible tree that might fool at first glance.

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Although it doesn’t bear the abundantly colorful looking harvest of a lemon or apple tree, nearly every part of the Moringa Tree can be used for medicinal and nutritional value.

What is the Moringa Tree?

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The Moringa tree is characterized by its ash gray bark with many branches and its feathery green tripinnate leaves. It can grow up to 40 feet tall but cut every season to be as short as 16 feet or less. It is fast-growing and drought-resistant. Although native to subtropical and tropical locations in South Asia, it can survive and thrive in places where there isn’t much rain and well-drained sandy soil like in the Southwest United States. Aside from being attractive, the tree is known to have powerful healing properties when used in a meal or made into a beverage.

What part of the Moringa Tree can I use?

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You can use practically all parts of the Moringa Tree. The leaves and stems of the Moringa Tree can be harvested up to 7 times in a year. Other parts of the plant such as the roots, the pods, the fruit, the flowers and the seeds are edible too. Most of the plant can be grinded and sprinkled on food or placed in hot water to create a drinkable tea. However, some people choose to make seed oil from the seeds. Even the bark can be used but it considered to be very potent.

What are the benefits of the the Moringa Tree?

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It is a powerful source of antioxidants specifically quercetin and chlorogenic acid. These antioxidants help treat diabetes and high blood sugar. The tree also serves as a potent source of protein which can be eaten by both humans and animals as a protein alternative to meat. When turned into an oil, it can even serve as a base for hair and skin cosmetics. Other nutrients found in the Moringa Tree include vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, fiber, magnesium, manganese, potassium, zinc and calcium. There have even been reports of it helping relieve digestive issues, ease anxiety, alleviate depression and prevent insomnia.

How does the Moringa Tree taste?

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The roots and seeds are said to have a sharp horseradish-like taste easily used in salad dressings, marinades, sauces or added to cuisine. The leaves and pods have an “earthy” taste suitable for many Eastern culinary dishes. In some regions where the Moringa Tree is cultivated, such as Nigeria, the seeds have a noticeable bitter taste to them.

Now that you know about the incredibly powerful benefits of the Moringa Tree, you can consider planting useful trees to adorn the exterior design of your home. Who needs a boring old birch or elm tree when you can have a Miracle Tree that gives back all year long?

Unique Rentals & Places to Stay on Holiday Vacation

Who wants to stay in a traditional hotel like the Holiday Inn or the Hilton, when they can stay in a tipi, a yurt or a treehouse?

If you haven’t heard of it yet, there are places all over the world that offer those looking for rental while on holiday vacation that isn’t your typical hotel. Not only do you get to experience the exciting activities you have planned for your vacation, but you get to go home every night to a unique location. If you plan to take a vacation this holiday season, explore the interesting hotels in the area you are visiting to enjoy your trip that much more!

Earthship Hotel

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It may look a little strange from the outside but the original earthship built in the 1970s by architect Michael Reynolds can be booked for you and several other people to stay in Taos, New Mexico. The Earthship is a sustainable home built using upcycled materials. It is designed to integrate solar energy, sustainable irrigation and other environmentally friendly tools for a more self-sufficient way of life. Additionally, the design is built to protect against natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes.

Parked RV Camper Hotels

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It may not be the most glamorous for those who like a lot of indoor space, however, parked trailers are a big hit in places like Southern California and Arizona where the land you are on is much more appealing than the accommodations on the inside. This isn’t to say the inside of the trailer isn’t nice, but the real appeal is being smack dab in the middle of mountain ranges, open land and gorgeous sunsets. It gives you a small taste of the road life, if you should ever decide to take that journey.

Yurt or Wigwam Hotels

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Both have a tradition steeped in nomadic culture with traces of sustainable living. Typically, these spaces are round with only 1 or 2 rooms on the inside. You can find these types of hotels all over the country. The open floor plans create a communal atmosphere and give you a taste of living in an unconventional shaped home. Some include fireplaces built into the center of the yurt for an added luxury, keeping you warm no matter the weather outside.

Treehouse Hotels

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Treehouses built in remote and wooded areas are an uncommon but entirely new and exciting space that some hotels offer. You may have to climb up and down a ladder to get there, but you will enjoy being high above the treetops. With the right accommodations, you will feel that child-like spirit of adventure and intrigue.

Transparent Bubbles Hotels

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You can sleep under the stars without being outdoors in one of these transparent bubble hotels. These unique rooms are designed for those who want to be emerged in nature without sleeping outdoors for the night. These unique hotels can consist of one large room or another room connected to the main bubble. They are a fantastic way to take modern camping to the next level.

The best part of these unique hotels are that many cost less per night than a traditional hotel! This means you are not only saving money but also you are boosting the fun of your next holiday vacation. Explore the many unique and different rentals for your next trip!

The Best Bookshelves For Any Type Of Space

Although we continue to call them bookshelves, they’re not just for storing books. In fact, they’re a lot more versatile than that. Bookshelves are very convenient and practical for both storing and displaying a variety of different items including toys, collectibles, decorations, devices, planters and others. They come in lots of different styles, sizes, materials, finishes and even colors and there’s a huge collection of designs to choose from, regardless of what your needs and preferences are. Some stand out as being the best overall and that’s what we’re going to focus on today. Check out our selection below.

4-Shelf Vintage Industrial Bookshelf

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The combination of vintage charm and industrial sturdiness gives these bookshelves an edge and allows them to stand out. They’re made from a combination of wood and metal, two materials that complement each other beautifully and bring out the best features in one another. You can add this bookcase to your living room, bedroom, home office or even to the dining area or the hallway. Its clean lines and simple aesthetic allow it to blend in with a variety of different decors. The dimensions of the unit are 55” height x 41.3” width x 12.7” depth.

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4-Shelf Vintage Industrial Bookshelf

4-Shelf Vintage Industrial Bookshelf

It’s easy to assemble and lasts for years to come.

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5 Tier Vintage Bookcase Shelf

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This bookcase is quite similar to the previous model we mentioned just now in the sense that it features both vintage and industrial influences in its design. It’s a 5-tier bookcase with a simple and versatile design and an overall modern aesthetic. You can use it to store, organize and display anything from books to utensils, framed photos or crates and boxes. Its generously-sized shelves can handle just about anything you throw at them. The frame is made of premium iron and has a solid and durable construction. Each individual shelf can hold up to 11.5 lbs. If you want more storage in case your book collection is growing you can add another bookcase and place both side by side for a clean and classic look.

Metal Frame

5 Tier Vintage Bookcase Shelf

5 Tier Vintage Bookcase Shelf

The dimensions for a single unit are 23.6” length x 62.2” height x 11.8” depth.

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VASAGLE Industrial Ladder Shelf

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Ladder shelves have seen quite the comeback lately. They’re popular thanks to their simple aesthetic and their rustic allure. This bookcase is a representative example. It features a sturdy iron frame and particle board shelves which get increasingly smaller towards the top. The bottom section is reinforced by crossbars on the back. There are four tiers in total and each can be used in a variety of different ways. Usually the top sections are for displaying items on while the larger ones at the bottom are used for storage.

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VASAGLE Industrial Ladder Shelf

VASAGLE Industrial Ladder Shelf

The dimensions of this ladder bookcase are 22.1” length x 13.3” width x 54.1” height (or 56 x 34 x 137.5 in centimeters).

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8-Tier Floor Standing Bookcase

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Tree bookshelves form a very special and interesting category. They have a very specific type of design and are usually best for storing and organizing books given that their shelves are positioned at different angles in order to create branch-like elements. They’re definitely eye-catching and their designs can get pretty complicated. This one is rather simple. It’s a vertical bookcase which can fit in corners and tight spaces which makes great for small rooms or reading corners. The bookcase is sturdy and durable and can also hols things like CDs, magazines or anything remotely similar to a book which doesn’t need to sit on a flat surface.

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8-Tier Floor Standing Bookcase

8-Tier Floor Standing Bookcase

The bookcase is sturdy and durable and can also hols things like CDs, magazines or anything remotely similar to a book which doesn’t need to sit on a flat surface.

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Sauder 5 Shelf Bookcase

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If you’re in the market for something a bit more conventional and classic, you might enjoy the Sauder bookcase. It’s made of engineered wood with a lovely cherry finish and has a sturdy and robust construction. The design is simple and combines both modern and traditional influences. When assembled the entire unit measures 34.28” in length x 13.23” in width and 69.76” in height. Assembly is quick and simple thanks to the patented slide-on moldings.

Cherry finish

Sauder 5 Shelf Bookcase

Sauder 5 Shelf Bookcase

Furthermore, three of the shelves are adjustable which gives you plenty of freedom to organize your bookcase however you want.

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Tribesigns Bookcase with 2 Drawers

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Now we’re back in the realm of vintage bookcases which is where we found this beauty. It’s a very charming piece which combines open shelves and closed storage compartments. This allows it to satisfy a variety of different storage needs and makes it very versatile. It suits spaces such as the living room, dining area, office and even the bedrooms. You can even use this as a room divider. By keeping your most-used items on the shelves and everything else in the drawers you can keep a tidy home and always have everything you need close at hand and easily accessible. The overall dimensions of this unit are 60”height x 23.6” length x 15.7” width.

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Tribesigns Bookcase with 2 Drawers

Tribesigns Bookcase with 2 Drawers

It has a steel frame and laminated particle shelves and panels.

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S Shaped Bookshelf

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For the more modern home we recommend checking out the Homfa bookcase. It’s a 6-tier unit with a really cool and unique S shape and a clean and geometric design. It’s tall and slender and can fit nicely in living rooms, bedrooms, offices, hallways and even kitchen and dining rooms. They’re also great for corners and accent walls. What’s cool in this case is that the bookcase itself is a nice decoration for the room and the contents only help to make it look better. Its overall dimensions are 27.6” x 9.3” x 75” and you can place several units side by side to create a larger bookcase.

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S Shaped Bookshelf

S Shaped Bookshelf

They fit together perfectly like puzzle pieces.

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Tribesigns 12-Shelf Bookcase

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A variety of differently-sized shelves give this bookcase a very dynamic and interesting look. They’re equally practical for storing and displaying items on and they’re organized into three vertical segments. There’s a 5-tier section at the center with two symmetrically-placed 4-tier segments on the sides. You can use this as a regular bookcase but also as a space divider or multi-functional accent piece in the living room, bedroom, guest room, hallway or office. It can complement a variety of different decors and style and can hold books, magazines, toys, planters and more. Each shelf can hold up to 25 lbs. The bookcase measures 37.8” in length x 9.8” in width and 59” in height.

Storage Organizer

Tribesigns 12-Shelf Bookcase

Tribesigns 12-Shelf Bookcase

It’s modern with a hint of retro charm.

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Double Wide 6-Shelf Bookcase

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Given the overall structure and the way in which these shelves are organized, it’s easy to imagine this bookcase in spaces such as the dining room, living room or home library. It’s a sturdy but also sleek and slender piece of furniture with 12 open shelves in total. They can be used to stored books and other items or to display and showcase various collectibles and decorations. The frame is made of metal and has a black finish which gives the bookcase an industrial appearance. The wooden shelves add warmth and a classic vibe to the design. The overall dimensions of the entire unit are 60.6” width x 13.8” depth x 80.7” height. The shelves are 14.2” apart and each of them can support up to 160 lbs.

Vintage Brown

Double Wide 6-Shelf Bookcase

Double Wide 6-Shelf Bookcase

The shelves are made of MDF boards and wood grain PVC.

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4-Tier Modern Industrial White Bookshelf

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This bookcase definitely has a strong retro vibe. It’s not as versatile as other designs but it definitely has lots of character and a nice artistic allure. It’s also quite eclectic in the sense it blends industrial, vintage and contemporary elements. You can add it to the living room, bedroom or home office and complement it with matching pieces from the same collection. The dimensions of the bookcase are 32.1” width x 48.22” height x 13” depth. The shelves are 13” apart and are made of MDF boards with a light oak finish. The frame is made of powder-coated metal and has X-shaped metal brackets.

Light Oak Shelves

4-Tier Modern Industrial White Bookshelf

4-Tier Modern Industrial White Bookshelf

Each individual shelf can hold up to 70 lbs.

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Conclusion

As you’ve seen for yourself in these examples, bookcases are incredibly versatile and can fit in just about any type of space and decor. They’re the go-to piece for living rooms, bedrooms, offices and many other areas such as the pantry or hallway and they can serve different purposes in each case. A home without a bookcase would be incomplete. Luckily, there are plenty of designs to choose from.

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Kitchen Accessories & Inspiration | Stylish Designs and Dinner Sets

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I dream already very long is a large kitchen. This is all the places in the house where I always think of how I would address in which lamps, accessories, and dishes I would like. Do not get me wrong, a huge walk-in closet is definitely on my wishlist but kitchen … sigh … yes, that is secretly at No. 1. Today I would, therefore, like beautiful kitchen inspiration with you. Do you watch it?

The kitchen accessories should be a place where really lived for me, a large dining table with plenty of seating where you drink tea cozy , bubbles and of course eat delicious with family or friends. While you can enjoy cooking with the stories and gezellligheid . 

Though I have a reasonable idea of how it should look , I think still regularly beautiful pictures of kitchens that really inspire me out . This kitchen ( above ) by Studio Ferrania I think certainly very special in terms of design , materials, and accessories . Rural, stylish, yet tight and a little rugged.

Another example which opens my kitchenware is the heart of this wonderful design of West Kensington . It has the little country thing but chiques wherever I like very much in a kitchen.

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I love different service styles (apparently inherited from my mother). This service of DAOM I really speaks immediately ! Beautiful colors , nice design , fits into the pastel trend,  and the fun shapes that fit together , you can nicely on your dinnerware table “ decorate ” .

A brand that I have sometimes captivated am the brand Le Creuset . Those colors ! From bright to pastels. Each kitchen princess would surely have are such a beautiful colored pan.

A nice tablecloth and napkins should certainly not be missed. This tablecloth Jurianne Matter has a very natural look and feel fits perfectly with the rural and sleek kitchen .

Another very striking brand Bormiolli . How cute are these scales !

A point where I ’m always critical of enlightenment , I do not find a lamp pretty quickly. This particular chandelier falls cleanly straight to me in the taste. The whole picture , I find beautiful. This lamp is brand BB Interior.

Perhaps slightly over the top but wow, those chairs haha! Secretly I keep it there again , no standard and a very nice color . The seats are 2A Design.How your kitchen is big or small, you can’t as beautiful and special as you want. I love that wonderful inspiration for beautiful kitchen ideas!

Give a classy touch to your kitchen decor by using the right kitchen accessories & Kitchenware from Urbandazzle.

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Kitchen Accessories & Inspiration | Stylish Designs and Dinner Sets

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I dream already very long is a large kitchen. This is all the places in the house where I always think of how I would address in which lamps, accessories, and dishes I would like. Do not get me wrong, a huge walk-in closet is definitely on my wishlist but kitchen … sigh … yes, that is secretly at No. 1. Today I would, therefore, like beautiful kitchen inspiration with you. Do you watch it?

The kitchen accessories should be a place where really lived for me, a large dining table with plenty of seating where you drink tea cozy , bubbles and of course eat delicious with family or friends. While you can enjoy cooking with the stories and gezellligheid . 

Though I have a reasonable idea of how it should look , I think still regularly beautiful pictures of kitchens that really inspire me out . This kitchen ( above ) by Studio Ferrania I think certainly very special in terms of design , materials, and accessories . Rural, stylish, yet tight and a little rugged.

Another example which opens my kitchenware is the heart of this wonderful design of West Kensington . It has the little country thing but chiques wherever I like very much in a kitchen.

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I love different service styles (apparently inherited from my mother). This service of DAOM I really speaks immediately ! Beautiful colors , nice design , fits into the pastel trend,  and the fun shapes that fit together , you can nicely on your dinnerware table “ decorate ” .

A brand that I have sometimes captivated am the brand Le Creuset . Those colors ! From bright to pastels. Each kitchen princess would surely have are such a beautiful colored pan.

A nice tablecloth and napkins should certainly not be missed. This tablecloth Jurianne Matter has a very natural look and feel fits perfectly with the rural and sleek kitchen .

Another very striking brand Bormiolli . How cute are these scales !

A point where I ’m always critical of enlightenment , I do not find a lamp pretty quickly. This particular chandelier falls cleanly straight to me in the taste. The whole picture , I find beautiful. This lamp is brand BB Interior.

Perhaps slightly over the top but wow, those chairs haha! Secretly I keep it there again , no standard and a very nice color . The seats are 2A Design.How your kitchen is big or small, you can’t as beautiful and special as you want. I love that wonderful inspiration for beautiful kitchen ideas!

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Intervista a Moreno Ratti, il designer del marmo

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Carrara è la città del marmo per eccellenza e se nasci qui non puoi non scegliere un percorso che abbia un collegamento con il marmo, il materiale nobile per eccellenza. Il designer Moreno Ratti è l’esempio vivente. Il marmo è diventato il suo materiale, nonché la sua professione.

Lo abbiamo incontrato per conoscere meglio i suoi lavori e la sua esperienza.

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Il marmo e la sperimentazione

Moreno Ratti, è cresciuto a contatto con il marmo, questo gli permette di conoscerlo a fondo e renderlo effettivamente un materiale semplice da utilizzare.

Ci dice: << Mi piace sperimentare ogni possibilità legata al marmo e a volte quando si trova la ricerca giusta si può declinare in diversi oggetti>> La sua è una vera e propria sfida e sta riuscendo il questo intento, perché di progetti ne ha realizzati davvero molti.

Il marmo è un materiale che piace, è così puro e perfetto, in effetti anche il designer approva << Le persone hanno la considerazione di questo materiale come duraturo e prezioso, basti pensare ad opere come La Pietà o il David.>> Al contrario invece << A livello tecnico, essendo un materiale naturale, ha dei limiti enormi, ma credo che ci sia un ampio margine di sperimentazione>>.

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Il rapporto tra marmo e acqua

Tra gli ultimi progetti spiccano studi legati al rapporto tra marmo e acqua, sviluppati soprattutto nelle forme dei vasi. Per Ratti il vaso rappresenta una vera e propria tela bianca da dipingere come farebbe un pittore, è l’oggetto più semplice su cui si trova a sperimentare e quindi gli permette di dare libero sfogo alla fantasia e al suo focus sperimentale.

<< L’acqua è fonte di vita e il rapporto con il marmo è strettamente connesso>> ci conferma. È una fonte ricca di potere che svolge un ruolo fondamentale nella lavorazione, e non solo del marmo, come si sa, inoltre <<Se ne spreca davvero tanta>>. Quindi perché non recuperarla?

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Galleggianti

Vista la grande quantità di utilizzo l’acqua è una materia prima che non deve essere sprecata. Per questo motivo Ratti la riprende nei suoi vasi come co-protagonista insieme al suo marmo.

Tra le opere c’è Galleggianti che sfrutta l’effetto di galleggiamento appunto, il pezzo di marmo cilindrico sorprendentemente leggero resta sospeso fluttuando nell’acqua per composizioni floreali minimaliste.

Un altro esempio è Sponge che sfrutta l’effetto spugna. Ci spiega: << Il marmo travertino essendo molto poroso assorbe come una spugna l’acqua contenuta nel recipiente di vetro. L’acqua passa nei fori del marmo e veicola i sali minerali presenti nel marmo stesso portando nutrimento alla pianta, una specie di concimazione naturale>>.

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Prossimo obbiettivo è l’interazione tra marmo e vetro di cui ci anticipa di essere molto soddisfatto dei risultato ma ci lascia con un po’ di suspance. Sicuramente tra qualche mese si presenterà al Salone del Mobile 2020 con delle sorprese. Lo aspettiamo!

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Trendy Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas From Instagram

Now that Halloween and Thanksgiving are over it’s time to take out those lovely Christmas decorations that you’ve been itching to put on display. You might want to hold out on the Christmas tree but it’s not too early to decorate the mantel. To give you a taste of what you could put together this year we’ve gathered some Christmas mantel decor ideas from Instagram and we think you’re going to like them.

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Now that’s a full mantel and just look how charming it is with all those little Christmas lights all over it. We also like the use of greenery in a not so traditional manner to create a Christmas mantel decor that stands out without being unconventional. You can follow simply2moms to find out more inspiring ideas.

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A muted color scheme and a little bit of Scandinavian-inspired charm really make this Christmas mantel decor stand out. It’s simple but not austere or too basic and makes good use of different materials, finishes and textures. The wooden beads are quirky yet simple and the hanging stockings are tastefully cozy-looking. It’s a design shared by sherylsandersdesigns.

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We also really like the snowy look on this Christmas mantel shared by velveteenandgracega. The white brick pattern creates a rustic backdrop for all the decorations, the mini Christmas trees and even the white stocking which blend in. A few bits of accent color bring out the beauty in everything.

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A few basic mantel ornaments such as candle holders, framed pictures and other similar items can be spruced up for Christmas in no time. Add some seasonal greenery, a wreath and a few Christmas-specific decorations to put together a wonderful mantel decor. Let this post from nestedsanctuary inspire you.

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Of course, we can’t forget about the Christmas lights. They really change everything and you can use them to spruce up your mantel quite nicely. Add string lights to things like garlands, wreaths and those mini Christmas trees to create a fairly tale-inspired decor. It’s easy and very effective, as shown here by 2ladiesandachair.

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The reindeer head hanging above the mantel definitely seems to be the focal point of the decor but there are also plenty of other details that stand out. For example, the red pom-poms, the star and the candy cane garlands are really cute and the subtle metallic accents on the candle holders and miniature trees add a refined and chic touch to the whole setup. Follow jordecor for more beautiful ideas.

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A green garland decorated with flowers is definitely not your typical Christmas mantel decoration but it does look quite nice here. It definitely has an elegant and refined vibe and seems like a nice fit for both traditional and modern spaces. You can definitely use this as a source of inspiration for your own Christmas mantel decor. The idea comes from kellyhopterinteriors.

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If you happen to have your TV mounted above the fireplace you can’t really put much on the mantel because then you’ll obstruct the view. Stick with some greenery and place the taller ornaments such as candles and miniature trees on the sides if there’s room. You can also hang garlands and other decorations from or under the mantel. This mantel decor shared by farmcasadecastro is a good example.

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You can keep the Christmas mantel decor minimal yet still make it look festive and stylish. The snowy garland is the centerpiece of this design shared by _claudia_5. It partially hides the Merry Christmas sign but leaves enough of it visible to still let the message through and although they’re empty the candle holders add a familiar and cozy vibe to the space.

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A stone-clad fireplace is already charming enough on its own so you don’t really need to go all out to get it ready for Christmas. Add a few green clippings, some candles and Christmas ornaments and allow the backdrop to complement the decor. You can add some battery-powered string lights if you have any. Follow alf_extraterrestrial for more lovely ideas.

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The color scheme for your Christmas mantel decor can be inspired by the design of the fireplace. We got this idea from a post made by fiddleleafinteriors. Check out this whitewashed brick fireplace and the simple yet very beautiful way in which it was decorated. The garland is definitely the focal point in this case. To get a similar look you could use fake snow in a can.

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We really like how clean and playful this Christmas mantel decor shared by houseonasugarhill looks. Everything seems to fall in place perfectly and all the different vivid colors look great against the white background. The candles also add a whimsical touch to the whole ensemble.

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That recessed space is just perfect for hanging wreaths and other decorations above the mantel. Not every fireplace is designed this way though. Of course, you can still take a similar approach regardless. This Christmas mantel decor shared by sosweetlystyled makes use os a cedar garland with blue berries and dried eucalyptus and pine cones and looks really lovely.

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We all have that set of Christmas decorations that we take out every year and they give us a nice sense of comfort. You can definitely use some to decorate your mantel this Christmas. You can have items displayed all around it but try not to add too much to the design. You can find some inspiration in this post from vaughnhillhome.

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The 5 Best Vacuums for Carpet

Chores aren’t exactly fun, which is why we call them chores. But it’s important to keep our personal space clean for multiple reasons, not the least of which are mental and physical health. Few can afford a maid or housekeeper, and that leaves the duty to us as the homeowner or renter. Having the right tools to make the job easier and less of a hassle is crucial to keeping up with your chores.

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One of the most overlooked tools in that arsenal is the vacuum. Most people have one, but have you ever considered how valuable your vacuum is in terms of really helping you get the job done quickly and effectively? It’s essential to find a vacuum that is great at cleaning out your carpet, so you remove all the gathered dirt, dust, and particles every time you vacuum. Otherwise, you could be wasting your money.

How to Choose

  • User reviews can give you brutal, honest truth regarding how effective a vacuum is for carpet, so you get the benefit of other people’s experience.
  • Check out the manufacturer website to learn more about the company, the components of the vacuum, and the overall specifications so you have full information for comparison.
  • Think about your home. Know how large of an area you’ll be vacuuming, whether you have pets or other conditions that could cause excess strain on the vacuum, and how often you’ll be using it.
  • Take into account cost and budget. If you don’t have a set amount you’re willing to pay, you could end up shelling out more cash than you need to.

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Why Use a Vacuum?

While there are several benefits to using a vacuum, the main one is for health purposes. Carpet fibers are great at clinging to things you don’t necessarily want in your home, and without a vacuum, it can be almost impossible to clean that up. Even if you were willing to get down on your hands and knees and pick out particles, there are so many things you can’t see with the naked eye that it would be useless to try. Other forms of carpet cleaning can be intensive, expensive, or time consuming.

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Easy Cleaning

You could possibly use a carpet rake to help clean your carpet, but those don’t get all the particles out of your carpet. In fact, the rake is more likely to stir up some of those unwelcome particles than it is to remove them as you rake the carpet back into shape. Another option is to use a carpet cleaner, but that requires moving furniture to other rooms and having time for your carpet to dry after the shampoo. Plus, it takes a lot of time and energy to do it. With a vacuum, you can quickly and effectively run a quick path over the carpet and let the suction pull all of those unwanted materials out, often taking them up through a filter, which will also help keep your carpet pile thick and healthy. Best of all, vacuums are easy to use, often lightweight these days, and don’t take long to get things back in shape.

Deep Reach

It’s important that your tool dig deep, getting all the way through the carpet to remove unwanted particles and materials. Many vacuums have multiple settings so that, with the suction power and the brushes they use, they are able to reach deep to the core of the carpet, no matter how high the carpet pile. This makes them very effective in keeping your carpet clean.

Allergy Relief

The reason your health suffers when your home isn’t clean is often due to physical ailments. The fibers in the carpet pick up everything from the dirt on your shoes to the pollen and other materials that come with you from outside. Humans shed skin, which gets into the carpet, and if you have pets, fur and dander do as well. All of this is terrible for allergies, as well as asthma, COPD, and other diseases of the lungs. Using a vacuum to make sure your carpet is as clean as possible can help relieve symptoms of these. In addition, knowing that your carpet is clean literally improves mental health, keeping you from worrying about what could be making you sick.

Top 5 Best Vacuums for Carpet Reviews

To help you narrow down the search, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best vacuums for carpet, complete with easy to understand information and specifications of each one.

1. Shark Rocket DuoClean Ultra-Light Corded Bagless Vacuum

Shark Rocket DuoClean Ultra-Light Corded Bagless Vacuum

Normally, such a lightweight model as the Shark Rocket DuoClean vacuum wouldn’t be considered a ‘high end’ model. However, there are several things that make this particular product a luxury option, including the fact that it’s made by one of the leading vacuum power companies in the business. The Shark name is well respected in the industry, and they’ve outdone themselves by creating a model with significant power that is structured more like a spot clean vacuum.

The Shark Rocket DuoClean is already extremely lightweight in its full form, but it also converts into an even lighter handheld that allows you to easily vacuum the furniture and reach into smaller places. In both configurations, it offers the ability to deep clean against pet hair, which makes it ideal for dog and cat owners, especially if you suffer from allergies or other lung issues.

The Shark Rocket also has a signature DuoClean system, which not only makes it great for deep cleaning carpets effectively but also allows you to vacuum hard floors in a way that leaves them looking polished and spotless. The vacuum is bagless, so there’s no need for additional part purchases, and it’s easy to empty or to perform maintenance on the brushrolls. There’s even an LED light that helps you spot any hidden debris to assure you vacuum up all the excesses.

Who Should Purchase This?

Anyone looking for a lightweight vacuum that is easy to use, virtually maintenance free, and that is powerful enough to clean up pet hair will like the Shark Rocket. In addition, if you have combination flooring, you can benefit from this particular model.

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Shark Rocket DuoClean Ultra-Light Corded Bagless Vacuum

Shark Rocket DuoClean Ultra-Light Corded Bagless Vacuum

DuoClean Technology: Dual brushroll system deep cleans carpets and directly engages floors for a polished look.

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Pros:

  • Extremely lightweight
  • No bags to purchase
  • Works on multiple surfaces
  • Great for pet hair and dander
  • LED light to see what you’re vacuuming

Cons:

  • Small capacity for dust
  • Could be cost prohibitive for some

2. Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner Machine

Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner Machine

Most carpet cleaning machines are difficult to handle and cause a lot of undue stress and work, as well as issues with being able to navigate your space as the carpet has to dry. However, the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe is an entirely different animal and something to consider in lieu of a typical vacuum, especially if you need extreme deep cleaning frequently due to severe allergies or asthma.

Unlike many shampooers, the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe has easy fill up and empty options that don’t cause a mess and doesn’t require any tools. In addition, the way the cleaner is formatted assures that the suction is even and grabs the majority of the water from the carpet, leaving little behind. Therefore, the carpet remains damp but not soaked, drying quickly. Add to that a heated drying option that applies heat directly to the carpet, and there is almost no dry time at all.

The clean and dirty water are in separate tanks for true cleaning support, and there is no chance you’ll mix the detergent inaccurately, since the technology within the vacuum creates the perfect mix. There’s a hose and upholstery tool, so you can deep clean your couches and other furniture as well. Best of all, this cleaner is lightweight, unlike the average shampooer. This makes it easily portable, even light enough to carry up and down stairs so that it can quickly and effectively help you get your entire house clean in a short time.

Who Should Purchase This?

Those with heavy foot traffic in the house, have extremely breathing conditions such as asthma, and those with light colored carpet that need something more than a traditional vacuum will be most pleased with the Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe carpet cleaner. However, anyone can benefit from its use, since it’s incredibly useful as more than a vacuum without the typical issues created by shampooers.

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Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner Machine

Hoover Power Scrub Deluxe Carpet Cleaner Machine

Safely deep clean carpets of the toughest dirt with powerful 360 degree brushes

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Pros:

  • Deeper, more thorough cleaning than traditional vacuums
  • Lightweight for easy transport
  • Heat technology and greater suction reduces dry time significantly
  • Great for removing spots and stains

Cons:

  • Requires detergent
  • Still leaves damp carpet behind

3. Shark Navigator Deluxe Upright Corded Bagless Vacuum

Shark Navigator Deluxe Upright Corded Bagless Vacuum

 

It comes as no surprise that Shark makes the list twice. The Shark Navigator Deluxe vacuum, however, maintains the name brands standard of quality without the higher price point, making it an amazing value. It’s great for the whole house, especially if you have multiple surface types.

This vacuum is also bagless, so you won’t find yourself purchasing additional supplies for it. You’ll also have an easy time emptying the dust cup with no mess and no hassle. Even when the cup is full, the Shark Navigator Deluxe maintains suction so you can complete the job you started without interrupting your groove to go empty it.

The Shark Navigator is very lightweight for easy transport and so that, even if you have back problems or other issues that make it hard to use a heavy machine, you can easily utilize the vacuum. At the same time, it maintains a high-power capacity. And for those with breathing ailments, this is an ideal model, since it has an anti-allergy seal on it to keep any debris from escaping and irritating your breathing.

Who Should Purchase This?

People looking for a full power lightweight vacuum will love the Shark Navigator Upright vacuum. In addition, the model is ideal for those with breathing issues or who have pets. The Shark Navigator is also great for larger houses that have average foot traffic.

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Shark Navigator Deluxe Upright Corded Bagless Vacuum

Shark Navigator Deluxe Upright Corded Bagless Vacuum

It’s one of the best vacuums for carpet but also works amazingly well on hard floor types.

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Pros:

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Anti-allergy seal
  • Maintains suction even with full dust cup
  • Bagless with no hassle emptying

Cons:

  • Not best for heavy duty traffic flow over very large areas
  • No HEPA filter

4. Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 1650A Upright Vacuum

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 1650A Upright Vacuum

The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser is great for more than just carpet that has been tested by the likes of pets and the fur they shed. While it’s one of the best at that job, it’s also extremely easy to use in many different ways, not the least of which is the smooth motion and swivel control that allows you to get in small corners and move in a non-linear way.

Because it’s made especially to help remove pet hair, the brush roll is made to avoid trouble that standard vacuum cleaners have, making it tangle free and hassle free so that you don’t find yourself having to grab scissors and free the brush roll before the motor burns out. To add to this, there’s also an internal technology feature that spools any hair, gathering it separately from dirt and debris so that you can empty it easily.

The vacuum includes a SmartSeal allergen system to assist in reducing any trouble with breathing issues and ailments. Suction technology is specialized, allowing for a complete cleaning path that spreads from edge to edge of the vacuum, with additional benefit on not just carpet but hard floors as well.

The vacuum comes with a number of extra tools that also make it easy to use in crevices and hard to reach places, including a quick release wand, an LED lit crevice tool, a pet turbo-erase tool, and a 2-in-1 pet brush. That means you never have to worry that you’re leaving something behind or dig around with your fingers to get pet hair out of those difficult areas.

Who Should Purchase This?

Anyone who wants an easy to use vacuum that will cover all aspects of the home will love the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Upright, with additional benefit for those with pets.

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Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 1650A Upright Vacuum

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser 1650A Upright Vacuum

Tangle-free brush roll, specialized pet tools – remove embedded pet hair everywhere

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Pros:

  • Easy to use with swivel and tangle free brush
  • Spooler to separate hair from dust and debris
  • Tons of attachments to clean hard to reach areas
  • Lightweight and great for multiple surfaces

Cons:

  • Higher than average price
  • Somewhat low dust cup capacity

5. Eureka NES210 Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Lightweight Stick Vacuum

Eureka NES210 Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Lightweight Stick Vacuum

If you’re on a budget, you can’t find a better bargain buy than the Eureka Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Stick Vacuum. It’s powerful for its size and extremely lightweight to ease the strain on the back that a lot of vacuum cleaners cause. It’s also small, which makes storage a breeze, even if you have a small place without much room in the closet.

Unlike a lot of stick vacuums, the Eureka Blaze Swivel Stick vacuum doesn’t just push large debris around. It picks up both large and small debris, utilizing a powerful 2-amp motor you won’t find in most vacuums its size. Also, better than the average lightweight or stick vacuum, the Eureka’s swivel maneuverability is extremely useful, allowing you to navigate small spaces and get close around corners and into dark crevices.

The vacuum works great on multiple flooring types, ideal for carpets as well as hard flooring, with deep cleaning ability not often found in a stick vacuum. It comes in certified frustration free packaging and has a long enough cord and large enough dust cup to avoid hopping from one outlet to another several times or having to empty the debris over and over, so you’re done faster.

Who Should Purchase This?

Anyone who wants to save on a vacuum while still getting a lot of benefit and power will like the Eureka Blaze. In addition, those who have small spaces and not a lot of storage can benefit from enough power to get the job done without worrying about storing a larger model. Anyone who can’t handle the weight of a standard vacuum will also be pleased.

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Eureka NES210 Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Lightweight Stick Vacuum

Eureka NES210 Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Lightweight Stick Vacuum

3-In-1 design with onboard crevice tool allows you to customize your vacuum for your needs. At only 4 pounds, you can take the Eureka blaze anywhere

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Pros:

  • Lightweight and small for easy storage
  • Transforms into a hand vac or stair vac
  • Powerful enough to handle most jobs
  • Large capacity dust cup and long cord so you can keep at it and finish sooner
  • Very low cost for the budget conscious

Cons:

  • Not as effective on high pile carpet
  • Not as powerful as a standard vacuum

The Bottom Line

When it comes to your home, you want to take a sense of pride in it. That means having great décor that reflects who you are but also maintaining cleanliness. Having a vacuum that’s good for carpet is a crucial part of easing your stress over both the appearance and the healthiness of your home. With numerous options that give you the freedom to choose the right vacuum for your personal environment at the right price to fit your budget, there’s no reason not to invest in one.

Consider your needs, your options, and what you’re willing to spend. And with the knowledge provided here about some of the best vacuums for carpet, you can understand more about the available benefits and bonuses you get for a little more investment, which will make your decision a little clearer as you shop further.

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Kitchen Accessories & Inspiration | Stylish Designs and Dinner Sets

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I dream already very long is a large kitchen. This is all the places in the house where I always think of how I would address in which lamps, accessories, and dishes I would like. Do not get me wrong, a huge walk-in closet is definitely on my wishlist but kitchen … sigh … yes, that is secretly at No. 1. Today I would, therefore, like beautiful kitchen inspiration with you. Do you watch it?

The kitchen accessories should be a place where really lived for me, a large dining table with plenty of seating where you drink tea cozy , bubbles and of course eat delicious with family or friends. While you can enjoy cooking with the stories and gezellligheid . 

Though I have a reasonable idea of how it should look , I think still regularly beautiful pictures of kitchens that really inspire me out . This kitchen ( above ) by Studio Ferrania I think certainly very special in terms of design , materials, and accessories . Rural, stylish, yet tight and a little rugged.

Another example which opens my kitchenware is the heart of this wonderful design of West Kensington . It has the little country thing but chiques wherever I like very much in a kitchen.

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I love different service styles (apparently inherited from my mother). This service of DAOM I really speaks immediately ! Beautiful colors , nice design , fits into the pastel trend,  and the fun shapes that fit together , you can nicely on your dinnerware table “ decorate ” .

A brand that I have sometimes captivated am the brand Le Creuset . Those colors ! From bright to pastels. Each kitchen princess would surely have are such a beautiful colored pan.

A nice tablecloth and napkins should certainly not be missed. This tablecloth Jurianne Matter has a very natural look and feel fits perfectly with the rural and sleek kitchen .

Another very striking brand Bormiolli . How cute are these scales !

A point where I ’m always critical of enlightenment , I do not find a lamp pretty quickly. This particular chandelier falls cleanly straight to me in the taste. The whole picture , I find beautiful. This lamp is brand BB Interior.

Perhaps slightly over the top but wow, those chairs haha! Secretly I keep it there again , no standard and a very nice color . The seats are 2A Design.How your kitchen is big or small, you can’t as beautiful and special as you want. I love that wonderful inspiration for beautiful kitchen ideas!

Give a classy touch to your kitchen decor by using the right kitchen accessories & Kitchenware from Urbandazzle.

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10 Green Building Materials That Help You Save Energy, Money And The Earth

Being green and eco-friendly is the latest trend in architecture and the best one in our opinion. We’ve been using concrete for too long and we’re starting to forget that there are alternatives. Today we’re exploring those alternatives and checking out existing projects that make use of green building materials.

Rammed earth

In case you’re not familiar with this concept, rammed earth has been around for thousands of years and while some of the techniques and details might have changed over time, the base principles remain the same. Rammed earth walls feel pretty similar to concrete ones and are also sturdy. The Great Wall of WA is the longest rammed earth wall in Australia, measuring 230 meters in total and enclosing 12 residences. The wall goes along the edge of a sand dune and was created to provide accommodation for a cattle station. The residences themselves have rammed earth facades and look absolutely amazing. This was a project by Luigi Rosselli Architects.

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Straw bales

Straw bales have also been used for a very long time, just like rammed earth walls. They’re an alternative to materials such as concrete, wood, stone and others. Straw bales are used to create the walls inside of a frame and they can provide great insulation. Furthermore, this is a sustainable and affordable resource. This right here is a straw bale house built to replace an old shed. It’s small but comfortable and energy-efficient thanks to its insulation. Check out its full story on diyhousebuilding.

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HempCrete

Created from inner fibers of the hemp plant, HempCrete is a material comparable to concrete but with an obvious  advantage in the fact that it’s a green building material. The blocks are very lightweight and the hemp from which they’re made is a renewable resource. HempCrete is also highly insulating and airtight. regulating the temperature of the building and allowing it to be more energy-efficient.

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Bamboo

Bamboo has been around for ages and recently it started to become more popular as a building material. It’s very versatile and it’s a fast-growing, renewable resource which already gives it an advantage of over concrete and other more common materials. Bamboo can also replace a variety of expensive materials, allowing you to keep the cost of your project low. Versatility is probably bamboo’s best feature. Here you can see it being used by architecture studio Vo Trong Nghia. They renovated Nocenco cafe, a rooftop venue in central Vietnam and they used bamboo to create an airy space with dramatic vaulted ceilings.

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Wood logs

Wood is one of the most popular building materials on earth and wood log are especially great because they’re not processed and that means less waste. Also, logs are perfect for building cozy-looking cabins. You can use them for the entire structure, including the roof. Of course, if we’re to consider this a green building material the logs would have to come from a renewable source. Check out this charming cabin and the timelapse video of how it can build on YouTube.

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Recycled plastic

Recycled plastic bricks are a thing, even if they’re not very popular. They’re lightweight and they’re made out of trash and plastic waste. You can use them just like concrete bricks to build the walls of a house and the process is super fast. This house, for example, was built in just 5 days. The plastic bricks were connected like lego pieces and that greatly simplified the whole process.

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Mycelium

Mycelium is one of the most unusual building materials out there. It’s made from the root structure of fungi and mushrooms and it can grow around other materials in molds after it’s air-dried to create bricks or other types of modules. These bricks are strong and lightweight. This technique and this material can be used to create all sorts of unique and visually-interesting installations, such as these cool garden arches created by architect Carlo Ratti.

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This is the world’s first tower made from fungus, designed by architect David Benjamin and his studio, The Living. The structure is built using mycelium bricks and has a design and a structure which actually make it look like a mushroom stem. This green building material pushes the boundaries of architecture and design.

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Clay

Clay is another interesting building material. It’s most commonly used to create bricks or roof tiles which give houses a nice rustic appearance. Clay is also an an ingredient used in other materials including rammed earth, plaster or ceramics. It provides stability and durability and it’s very versatile. Believe it or not, you can even build a whole house out of clay. The COB house is the perfect example. Check it out on overgrowthesystem.

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Ashcrete

Ashcrete is an alternative to traditional cement. It’s made using Fly ash, a fine powder which is the byproduct of burning pulverized coal in power plants. It forms cement in the presence of water. Ashcrete can substitute concrete and can have a variety of uses. It’s strong and durable and it has the major advantage of being a green building material.

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Clashing Colors and Prints – The Big No-No’s at Home

We may have our minds made up about what colors we want in our living space but some colors just DO NOT work well together. Many of these design faux pas have to do with tones of colors. While others are much more obvious. Let’s explore what color and print combinations do not look good together so you can avoid making these design mistakes in the future.

Navy Blue and Chocolate Brown

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As a wood trim or a walnut finish, these two colors could possibly make a decent partnership, but it is difficult to pull off. For upholstery, steer far away from navy blue fabrics mixed with chocolate brown fabrics. These colors clash making the entire room look dull and drab. In fact, it can be very difficult finding the right shades that will marry the two colors for a harmonious setting. Ideally, as a rule of thumb, brown fabrics and brown upholstery should be used sparingly.

Too Many Animal Prints

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Is this the house of a rockstar, the pad of a giglio or were you attempting to add a bit of glam to your space? A well-placed animal skin rug, a leopard print throw blanket accent or a zebra print upholstered chair may serve your space well. However, too many animal prints, whether or not they are the “same” print, will need a designer with a keen eye to orchestrate this properly. It may be possible, but if done wrong, the tackiness is strong.

Cherry Red and Bright Orange

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Did anyone say “I’m lovin’ it?” Do you want your home to look like a fast-food restaurant or a welcoming sanctuary? These two colors separated can be absolutely stunning, but together – “did anyone want fries with that?”

Black Walls

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You may think the color black will help the colors POP in your living space. Reality is, black walls do nothing but darken the entire atmosphere adding nothing but a grim and glum setting to your living space. They are nearly impossible to make look good unless your Morticia from the Adams Family. Even as a vampiric vixen, you may still have trouble enticing guests to spend the evening.

Decorative Letters and Words

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We know this may be a trend among some instagram interior designers and other kitschy decor fans. However, lettering everything in your home with catch phrases or labels in “interesting” font is a bit overkill. One or two decals or embroidered pillows may look decent, but when it is overdone, it is tackiness to the fullest. Not only does it become cumbersome to the eyes, but it starts to make us feel like we are living inside of a dictionary come to life.

Now that you know some of the big No-No’s of interior design, you can start your journey towards better choices when designing your next room!

Scegliere i faretti a led da soffitto

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Nell’era della più ampia diffusione dell’illuminazione a LED, i faretti sono tra i tipi di lampada più impiegati, soprattutto in alcune specifiche situazioni. Negli ultimi anni, però, i classici faretti LED da incasso stanno per essere soppiantati dalle più decorative versioni da soffitto. Si tratta di faretti che fanno una luce del tutto simile a quella delle versioni da incasso, che però fanno bella mostra di sé sulla superficie su cui sono installati. Scegliere i modelli più adatti non è cosa semplice, soprattutto perché l’offerta oggi disponibile in commercio è decisamente molto ampia.

Semplici ma decorativi

Un classico faretto led è in genere annegato nel controsoffitto o nella parete in cartongesso. I faretti a led da soffitto sono invece completamente esterni, quindi non se ne nota soltanto la parte che consente di illuminare gli ambienti, ma permettono di posizionare sul soffitto, o sulle pareti, un oggetto ben visibile, che da semplice luce diviene un vero e proprio complemento d’arredo. Si tratta in ogni caso di accessori per la luce originali, ben diversi dai classici lampadari o dai paralume tradizionali. Un esempio tipico è il faretto Ikaro da soffitto con lampadina ad attacco E27, in nickel spazzolato; si tratta di un parallelepipedo metallico, che consente non solo di utilizzare i LED per illuminare, ma anche di sfruttare il soffitto con una luce riflessa di particolare effetto.

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faretto Ikaro da soffitto

Le versioni cilindriche

Oltre alle versioni squadrate (più adatte agli uffici o agli ambienti commerciali), i faretti a LED di questo genere sono disponibili anche in forma cilindrica, come il modello per bagno IP54 in nichel. La forma tondeggiante è più leggiadra e perfetta per essere utilizzata per l’illuminazione di un piccolo ambiente, o anche lungo un corridoio, nella parte alta o anche come segna passo.

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faretto a Led IP54

Se ne trovano anche delle versioni orientabili, che offrono una maggiore versatilità di installazione, in quanto risulta molto più facile trovare la posizione adatta al singolo faretto. La proposta disponibile in commercio comprende materiali diversi per la parte esterna del faretto da soffitto, in modo da poter trovare quello che meglio si adatta alla singola situazione abitativa, per meglio accordarlo allo stile prevalente in un ufficio o in un’abitazione. Ideale per gli uffici, il modello cilindrico metallico color sabbia dall’aspetto alquanto sobrio ed elegante del faretto Led da soffitto della serie Shape di TopLight con lampadine GX53.

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faretto Led da soffitto della serie Shape di TopLight

Come si installano

La praticità dei faretti LED da esterno muro sta proprio nel metodo di installazione, che in sostanza permette di posizionare questi accessori per l’illuminazione al posto di una applique, di un lampadario, di un’altra tipologia di luce. Questo contrariamente a quanto avviene per i faretti tradizionali, che si installano incassati all’interno del soffitto o della parete. Negli ambienti in cui sono presenti controsoffittature importanti o pareti in cartongesso, fare spazio a un faretto incassato non è per nulla difficile; diviene però impossibile, o comunque un lavoro complesso, nel momento in cui si desidera incassare un faretto in una parete in mattoni, o all’interno di una muratura vecchio stile. In questi casi i faretti esterni alla parete sono da preferire a quelli da incasso perché non necessitano del vano per l’incasso. Si installano, infatti, semplicemente a filo muro, come una qualsiasi altra lampada o lampadario oggi in commercio.

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