Venetian BlindsWritten by Garry John
Despite popular perception otherwise, Venetian blinds actually initially were not crafted and created in Venice, Italy, but Venetian blinds were discovered (some would say stolen) by Venetian merchants travelling in countries of Far East.
In no time at all, use of Venetian blinds spread through Venice, Italy and across other European nations. Of course, today Venetian blinds can be found in households and in workplaces across world.
The design of Venetian blind is simple and effective. The blind itself consists of slats of horizontal and overlapping material. The slats are multi-directional and can be used in a number of fine fashions. For example, in completely closed position, Venetian blinds effectively can eliminate all external light from entering into a room. Otherwise, slats of Venetian blinds can be adjusted to allow varying degrees of light into room. The angle can be changed to allow light in, but not prying eyes or if required, blind can be rolled right up to allow light to stream in unchecked through now unprotected glass pane.
In modern world of soft furnishings, there are generally three different types of Venetian blinds on market. From wooden Venetian blinds crafted from various types of woods. Some of these versions of Venetian blind are so intricately crafted that they add a truly elegant dimension to any residential or even commercial window treatment. Wooden blinds are also most expensive version of this type of blind. The demand for more intricate and highly crafted wooden Venetian blinds has increased in recent years.
Hot Tub PartiesWritten by Garry John
Casual Hot Tub Parties
People are continually looking for fun, easy and relaxing ways of having a party or other gathering for their friends. Obviously, there are a whole host of ways in which a nice, fun party can be organized for friend and family.
Some people are particularly fond of hosting get-togethers and parties around swimming pools and hot tubs. Indeed, a hot tub party can be a most enjoyable and relaxing way of spending time with friends and family.
The first point to consider when contemplating pulling together a casual hot tub party is who should be on your invitation list. In grand scheme of things, when it comes to a casual hot tub party, it is likely best and most appropriate to invite those people who you actually do know well.
There is a level of intimacy associated with a casual hot tub party -- and we are not speaking of a romantic style gathering at this juncture. Rather, by very nature of a hot tub party, men and women will be in a state of attire -- swim wear -- that can make strangers uncomfortable. Thus, again, when contemplating guest list for a hot tub party, it is best to include only those friends and family members who you are close with. Likewise, your guests will be more comfortable if they generally know other guests at party. In end, you will want your guests to be comfortable. Uneasy guests make for an uncomfortable party.