The Art Of Living In The Bathroom

The Art Of Living In The Bathroom

Radiators posing as works of art, colorful furniture and waterproof TV’s operated from the bath by floatable remote control are bringing living room luxury to the bathing ritual.

The bathroom has been banished from backstage with design and technological innovations placing it in the limelight as the home’s headline act. Nowhere has the design revolution gathered such pace, with baths that cradle you within their sinuous shapes and showers that simulate a warm tropical downpour. The notion of a quick dip in the bath has disappeared as householders dedicate more space in their homes to multi-tasking bathrooms where they can cocoon themselves in warmth while catching up with a favorite TV program or listen to music with the lighting turned down low.

With the plethora of bathroom products on the market, the choice can be bewildering but a tour of the remodeled Guildford showroom of the long-established supplier Wilky Bathroom Centre reveals a tightly edited collection of displays reflecting the new trends.

One of the innovations is Color boards, a new range of glass storage furniture injecting a welcome shot of color into the bathroom and creating a style virtue out of necessity. The Color boards designs come in shades ranging from invigorating purple to calming olive in bold geometric shapes. Made of 10mm thick safety glass, the wall-mounted furniture is painted on the back so that the brilliance of the color won’t fade. Towel holders, soap dispensers and matching lights and mirrors can be integrated.

Highlighting the bathroom-as-living-room trend is a display featuring Villeroy & Boch’s new La Belle range. It shows a sculptural free-standing bath and furniture inspired by the age of Romanticism alongside a walk-in Squaro shower which falls from an overhead arch above a tray set flush with the floor. Blurring the boundaries between boudoir, bathroom and living room even further is a waterproof TV recessed into the wall while a dramatic Aestus wall radiator in the form of a feather unites form and function to make a design statement.

Europe’s iconic designers are driving the bathroom revolution with French maestro Philippe Starck’s Starck X range for Axor attracting fans with novel designs that ‘maximize minimalism’ while Hansgrohe’s new bathroom collection from Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola demonstrates her belief that our private living spaces should reflect our personalities with their eclecticism.

“Bathrooms have become multi-functional rooms where people are spending more time taking respite from their busy lives,” says Wilky Bathroom Centre director Sandra Young. “The amazing range of new products on the market reflects this, allowing you to turn a bathroom into a health spa with whirlpools and steam or a room to lie back in and relax with music and mood lighting. To simplify the process of choosing a bathroom, we have highlighted what we consider to be the best designs available, with working displays to show clients exactly how the technology operates.”

Fashion & Art a Potent Potion!

Fashion & Art a Potent Potion!

By Beverly Pereira Photography: Courtesy Tarun Tahiliani & The Singh Twins

Tarun Tahiliani’s Spring Summer 15 collection showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015 features motifs, imagery and colours inspired by the celebrated art of the British-Indian Singh Twins…

Fashion and Art are not exactly strange bedfellows. Think Andy Warhol’s portrait of Yves Saint Lauren or Warhol’s iconic flowers that played muse to Prada’s Spring 2013 collection. More recently and closer to home, Tarun Tahiliani has collaborated with the internationally acclaimed Singh Twins, whose works of art play muse to his Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer -15 collection.

The London-born, Liverpool-based Singh Twins, Amrit and Rabindra, describe their work as -past modern’ as opposed to Post Modern, portraying their Indian and British identities through the application of eastern and western aesthetics. Using motifs that represent British Asian life, cityscapes and pop culture, their work is tinged with the personal and the political and can be viewed as a social commentary with tongue-in-cheek humour.

Hugely inspired by this melange, the designer launched a ready-to-wear fashion line at the Wills India Fashion 2014 in Delhi as an ode to the Singh Twins’ art. He has now crafted garments for the Mumbai Lakme Fashion Week that bring to life the Twins’ well-received Indian miniature paintings, detailed black and white drawings and digital mixed medium art that explores an exclusive relationship with their home city of Liverpool.

Tarun, himself, is known to skilfully blend the modern and the traditional and augmenting this with the Twins’ affinity for reviving the age-old technique of miniature painting and the juxtaposition of modern iconography has led to a range of digitally printed separates – kaftans, jewel tees, dhoti skirts, lungi skirts, leggings and dresses etc. Some colour palettes and elements have been creatively reworked by the designer to harmonise with the collection. The twins’ Wheel of Fortune has been incorporated as a whole on to a Tahiliani kurta, while decorative motifs from their black and white Aquarius have been reassembled and colourised within the design of another outfit. Silk kaftans, much like a vast canvas, allow the twins’ paintings to come through beautifully. Saris are rife with colours, featuring borders that carry Persian motifs borrowed from their paintings.

His menswear also features text vignettes, stylised clouds and waves, borders and decorative motifs from several of the twins’ works, offering fashion lovers an artistic take-away, proving yet again that the art and fashion are strong counter-influencers! click here to view images from the collection on indiaartndesign.com

House Painting – Painting Exteriors

House Painting – Painting Exteriors

House painting is something that gets neglected by most home-owners. It is a common tendency to put off a home painting plan for months and years. This adjournment can prove to be pretty hard in the end. A delay in home painting can lead to damage to sidings, paint failure, internal water damage and many more issues fixing which would burn a hole in your pocket. It is always best to take precautions and stay away from such hassles.

A timely painting can help you to stay away from the possible home problems. It is necessary to keep the exteriors of your house coated with superior quality paint. This largely eliminates any chance of damages to your house and also increases your home value. Using materials of good quality can help you to reduce your utility bills. .

Exterior home painting can be helpful in preventing weather and water-induced damages. A bad exterior painting job can cost you a lot more in the later phase. Why not make sure to get a proper exterior painting job rather than paying extra bucks again?

Here are a few important things that you need to keep in your mind while planning to get an exterior painting job done for your house.

1. The house paint must be strong enough to withstand harsh weather conditions like wind, hail, snow, etc.

2. The condition of a house must be evaluated before an exterior paint job.

3. Choosing the primer is an equally important aspect of a house painting job.

4. If your exterior wall is stained, you might need to remove it before proceeding with your painting job. Also, the surface must allow maximum penetration.

5. The common exterior painting tools are spraying or brushing and rolling. For low-level houses, brushing and rolling can be the perfect option. Spraying is a great way to add finishing to a painting but it requires good skills.

6. Different types of home surface need different painting techniques. House sidings can involve different materials like wood, Masonite, vinyl and steel. Stucco building surfaces are also popular. Other common exterior building surfaces are exterior brick and concrete brick.

If you find that your home is facing any kind of damage due to a poor condition of the exterior painting, you should not delay your house painting. Westchester County, NY, citizens can approach J and S Painting Plus to hire a professional painting contractor.

House painting can make your home more beautiful and attractive. Find more details on House Painting Westchester County, NY online here at Jandspaintingplus.com.

How To Make Paleo Cookies The Hidden Art Of Making Mouth-watering Paleo Cookies

How To Make Paleo Cookies The Hidden Art Of Making Mouth-watering Paleo Cookies

If you want to learn how to make paleo cookies, then buckle up because in just a few momentsIm going to reveal the hidden art of making a bunch of very palatable paleo cookies.

Oh yes, forget about the hidden art thing, okay?

This paleo cookie recipe is pretty simple actually. Sorry! See, I was watching a kung-fu flick the other day, and the main character was talking about learning the hidden art of tiger claw technique. And I thought that sounded really cool!

Truth of the matter is I came to know a lot of delicious paleo diet recipes from a collection of downoadable cookbooks. There is huge selection of recipes in there, not just cookies mind you

So there you go. No hidden art I learned how to make paleo cookies from downloadable cookbooks.

Anyway, you can check out the paleo diet cookbooks at the bottom of this recipe.

Okay! With all that cleared up, lets get down to business on making those tasty paleo diet cookies!

Youll need – -> 3 egg whites, 2 tsp of ground cinnamon, 1 tsp of ground nutmeg, 2 cups of pecan nut meal, 2 tbs of melted honey, and a fan-forced oven.

Step-by-Step Directions:

1.Plug in your fan-forced oven and pre-heat it to 180 C.

2.Plop all ingredients in a bowl with the exception of egg whites. Mix up the ingredients well.

3.Get another bowl, put the 3 egg whites in it and beat them until they form stiff, firm peaks. Next, in a gentle manner, fold egg whites that were beaten just now into pecan nut meal.

4.Now take out a sheet of baking paper and lay it out on the baking tray. Scoop small pieces of mixture and put them onto the tray.

5.Bake until fully browned. Should take about 15 minutes or so.

Alright, go aheadEnjoy your pecan nut cookies paleo style! Now that you already know how to make paleo cookies, why not try your hands on other delicious and interesting paleo recipes like banana custard, coconut citrus cake, meatball minestrone, special paleo chicken skewers and more?

Evolution And The Celtic Tapestry Art

Evolution And The Celtic Tapestry Art

There is a video on Google Video’s called Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life. It is a documentary about life on earth the heavens and the underworld. David Attenborough presents this production by the BBC. It’s a special to note the bicenterary of Darwin’s life. As you listen and watch this video you can think of the Tree of Life and what it means.

This documentary video shows fabulous clips of animals, art and talks about the Tree of Life and Darwin’s theory and how they all tie together. Tree of Life Tapestry Art stems from all theories including Darwins..

Darwin talks about how man is human and an animal and not having dominion over animals as our Bible suggests. He suggests man has to bare the same force that nature forces on all animals of the earth. Many artists have painted the Celtic Tree of LIfe Tapestry with their interpretation and style in their composition. Those paintings were in turn woven into tapestries to offer another art form for man and woman to enjoy.

There is much talk of sacred trees and magical healing properties in the Tree of Life. It depends on the culture you embrace and the meanings and beliefs chosen that drives us to which artwork that seems to represent our belief. It’s almost like a comfort level of where we stand on our views and the art we choose to represent ‘our’ Tree of Life.

The Celtic Tree of Life is a very different look with it’s Celtic knots and colors representing a link to the ‘Realm of the Fairies and to the Gods’. The Oak was the number one sacred tree and representative of the center of the world. Druids rituals surrounded the Oaks and uncommon powers were offered to them from the Gods.

Messages were thought to be carried back and forth from the otherworld or fairy world to earth and man via the trees or Oaks. Ribbons were tied to trees to show a blessing of love, healing and prosperity. To tie a ribbon around an old oak tree is commonly seen today to represent the loss of a love one. This tradition was created long, long ago and will continue on as time goes on.

The Celtic Tapestry and Tree of Life Tapestry Art is interesting and many times very beautiful way to show a belief in a decorative way in our homes. Since there are the traditional styles from William Morris, Art Deco by Klimt, Modern styles by Natasha Wescoat and more we have a beautiful and enjoyable collection to enjoy.