Synthetic vs. Natural… your life could depend on it!

furni 1We all heard the good ‘ole phrase, “they just don’t make it like they used to”… well in the design world this holds very true. That muted old plaid wool itchy sofa in your great grandmothers living room or that walnut chiseled dining room table that’s been passed down through generations has greater benefits than just standing the test of time ,as we all thought, they actually have a longer fire rating time.

Due to the advancements in technology, we can now compound such fabrics as nylon, viscose, polyester etc. which not only are in a majority of our furniture, fabrics, carpet and decor but they pose a threat if a fire were to ever catch in your home.

Research shows that 30 years ago, you had about about 17 minutes to escape a house fire, today it’s down to 3 or 4 minutes. It’s never something that crossed my mind, but now with a family of my own, it’s something to very seriously take in consideration.

 

Check out this article posted on TodayHome.com

 

 

Creative lighting

Designers use these crown bulbs when you want to light up out of the way places where they didn’t want or couldn’t fit a lampshade. elightbulb silver dippedThese inventive bulbs that were once for handy and functional purposes, are now a creative and fun solution! The silver coating serves to totally block light from coming through, while reflecting it back towards the fixture and wall. But nowadays this glinting silver bulb is an eye catcher for purposes of creating a statement.

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As vintage is all the rage in the design world right now, why not take the look as authentic as possible?  These reproductions of Thomas Edison’s first light bulb is such a “must have” for many people because it creates a nostalgic ambiance. The lighting is so flattering house of antique hardwarebecause it emulates almost a soft golden candlelight and brings our minds back to a more romantic and simpler time.

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 The brand new NanoLeaf LED Bulb could indeed be the future of lightbulbs. Yes, they look totally different than any bulb you’ve seen, because that outside is actually a printed circuit board. However they still project light 360-degrees like an old-fashioned incandescent bulb with a nice warm white glow, but wow do they save you energy and money. (Gumbinner, Liz. “The safer, smarter future of light bulbs is here: The NanoLeaf LED light.” Cool Mom Tech. web. 22 October 2013)

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