Accessories – the finishing touches for a homeWritten by Elizabeth Ray
Accessories are finishing touches that make your house a home. Just as purses, shoes, scarves and ties enhance look of an outfit home accessories take your room from ordinary to extraordinary.
Accessories include flowers, baskets, bowls, books, candles, plants, pictures, mirrors, sculptures and vases. When choosing decorative items for a room, pick pieces that will match style and color of room. For example is room traditional, contemporary, country or decorated in an ethnic style.
It is best to group accessories in odd numbers, such as ones, threes and fives, while also having a variation in height of objects. For example, an end table next to a sofa or chair can have a lamp for reading, a pot of flowers and a knick knack as a grouping.
Pictures should be hung so that center of picture is at eye level, approximately 60 inches from floor. Artwork should be no more than 8 to 10 inches above back of a couch. Large artwork will act as a focal point; it can be hung over a couch, behind dining set, over a fireplace or on a feature wall. Small artwork can be grouped together using similar or matching frames and matting to make grouping more pleasing. Arrange grouping on floor first and hang after you are satisfied with look.
Memory Foam MattressesWritten by Thomas Jay Wacker
Ever since dawn of human kind, there have been those who looked to stars. Looking in wonder and awe… Inspired by curiosity, dreamers would build and invent new and better ways to sleep. Like visionaries of NASA’s space program that developed first memory foam mattress. The point was to help boldest of stargazers, to reach heavens with a restful night's sleep.
NASA called upon all inventors and innovators they could in early 70’s, and many things never before dreamed of, became reality. What would help these courageous souls overcome frontiers of space and boldly go where know one had ever gone before? Imagination… And from their imaginations came memory foam mattresses. For a long time it was thought that mattresses made from memory foam could do trick… But that was not calling of this exquisite invention, but rather realm of commercially bought and sold mattresses to consumers here on earth!
Not only have they revolutionized earthling’s way of sleeping, but they themselves have generated a whole new dimension of creativity. Things like, size, weight, density, design and dynamics are but a few of qualities found in a memory foam mattress, but how have they been used? Memory foam was not used in NASA program, true, but a lot of things weren’t, that just means that it found its way into more important fields.
Take field of medicine, for example. In Sweden, a genius came up with this wonderful idea to use memory foam mattress for patients with back pain problems. The idea was that since memory foam mattresses conform themselves to sleepers body, without creating pressure point resistance, then they would work wonders on people with similarly related problems, such as pressure sores.