2017’s Best Last Minute Halloween Decor

SPOOKTACULAR LAST-MINUTE HALLOWEEN DECOR!

Black motif embossments give this bat doormat a touch of style while preparing your guests for the ghoulish home you’ve prepared. 

BUY NOW: $34, pier1.com

The Frankenstein Light Switch Plate will bring out the mad scientist in you every time you switch the light on.

BUY NOW: Frankenstein Light Switch Plate is available for $9.99

 

 

Don’t forget about your kitchen’s decor, this kitchen sink stopper is sure to be the talk of your Halloween party. Available in various finishes, it adds a special touch to your kitchen sink. A one size fits all design, allows you to gift or keep for yourself.

BUY NOW: Trick or Treat Kitchen Sink Stopper is available for $22.50

 

A stylish lace tablecloth that welcomes in your favorite web crawlers to dinner.

BUY NOW: $46, wayfair.com

Nothing really says you love your guests and Halloween like serving up some poison juice! Leave it on your bar cart, or near the party and let your guest help themselves to a drink!

BUY NOW: Pretend Bottle of Poison is available for $18 on amazon.com

 

For when the party makes it’s way outside, keep your guests warm by burning skulls.. skulls made of wood silly!

BUY NOW: Myard Fireproof Human Fire Pit Skull Gas Log ($70, amazon.com)

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Tips On Artful Living

Artful living is defined as “The imperfect, intentional pursuit of creativity and beauty in every aspect of life.”

 

Artful Living can encompass materials, texture, color, and form of everyday items with which we surround ourselves. We should all take every opportunity to enjoy life’s pleasures by enriching our daily experience with beauty and creativity. Here are a few straight to the point tips on living an artful life.

 

Have Your Special Signature Piece

Take an everyday item and make it your special signature piece. A unique expression reflective of you!

 

Uplift and Enrich Yourself in Small Details

It isn’t what you possess but how you make the most of it by presenting and arranging it. Consciously design your life as an antidote to the pervasive stress of the 21st century. Choose the details of your surroundings to uplift and enrich your life.

Be Environmentally Friendly

You can create new and awesome things fashioned from salvaged, recycled, reused or renewable materials. You might think that this does not sound sexy but you can have beauty and be kind to the planet at the same time. Many people are embracing the trend of upcycling clothes and jewelry.

 

Be a Pebble in the Pond

As the ripples spread out from one small pebble dropped into a pond, you can give others the gift of Artful Living by simply embodying it yourself. Others will perceive and enjoy your increased sense of vivaciousness as you unselfconsciously go about living your life artfully. Just think of how good you feel when someone compliments you on your good taste and style. You can also artfully maintain the details of your work environment. Always seek to enhance your own life and the lives of others in positive ways!

 

 

 

 

 

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Green Genius’ Build Store of Cardboard Cylinders

Aesop, a popular skin care company, has just unveiled a new store completely built with repurposed cylindrical cardboard tubes. This storefront design is a drastic change from other storefronts that you may have encountered everyday. Usually, stores are filled to the brim with tons products, advertising materials and other things that are in place to “help” you buy what they are selling. They are so filled and cluttered that they don’t give the customer a chance to rest their eyes from the mass of product offerings. Aesop, on the other hand does an incredible job of displaying their products in a way that doesn’t overpower the customer.

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Their use of these six-inch cylindrical cardboard tubes has made very clever use of an item that most wouldn’t think twice about using. This just goes to show what can be achieved by using your imagination. Here at Designer Drains we are very interested in innovation and finding different ways to create something new. Let us know what you think of this article by leaving a comment below.

+ Aesop

+ Brooks + Scarpa

 

Source: Green Genius’ Build Store of Cardboard Cylinders

6 Tips for a comfortable Bathroom in 2017

People do not think to make their bathroom a relxaing and warm room. When you become a homeowner, the first thing you think to do is purchase a new queen size mattress and making your bedroom as comfortable as possible. However, more recently homeowners have been thinking about how to make their bathroom a warm and relaxing room. No longer do homeowners want “cold and artificial components” in bathrooms that look and feel “sterile and uninviting” says Joe Maykut, a product manager with Sears Home Services. Instead, Maykut predicts, this year’s remodelers are going to embrace “the visual warmth and tactile qualities” of natural, practical, long-lasting materials and incorporate them into designs that ooze “cozy comfort” and affordable luxury. Here at Designer Drains we believe that bathrooms should be a warm and inviting space where you can relax. This is why we have come up with a list of 6 tips to make your bathrooms more enjoyable.

1.) Bring in relaxing and comfortable furniture.

TOMMY HILFIGER HOME


2.) Adorn the walls with beautiful artwork that oozes relaxation and comfort.

Modern Home with a View


3.) Use tranquil colors to create a relaxing feeling in the space.

Siroka Residence


4.) Use Beautiful and functional bathroom fixtures.

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5.) Embrace open space

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6.) Enjoy!

 

 

Source: 6 Bathroom Trends Set to Dominate 2017

How a Shower Drain can make the World a better place

So, we know what you’re thinking. How the heck can a shower drain make the world a better place? Most people barely even know what their shower drain looks like let alone think about them in the context of making the world a better place. Well, maybe shower drains won’t change the entire world but they just might change “your world” and make it a better place. Inspiration can strike at any moment and sometimes in the most random of places. According to Business Insider and Mitch Ditkoff, President of Idea Champions, you get your best ideas in the shower.

 

You can also gain great inspiration from looking at a beautifully crafted decorative Shower Drain as well. There’s just something about looking down at something that someone else created and asking yourself questions like:

How did they create that?
What was their inspiration for that design
What Materials did they use?
How long did it take them to figure out their process?

and so on… There’s a myriad of questions that you might ask yourself so we won’t list them all. But, you get the point.

 

 

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Another reason shower drains make the World a better place is that they can save your marriage. Wait, first we tell you Shower Drains can save the World, now this?!  How can shower drains save your marriage? Losing your wedding ring down the drain, having to spend extra money on a plumber to recover,  or your ring or buying a new ring is not a good way to build a lasting partnership with your spouse.

Shower drains save your big ticket items from being lost. If you want any additional protection, you can always put a Hair Catcher under the drain cover. Hair Catchers are designed for ultimate protection against clogging up your drains so we know that they’ll work for catching jewelry.

Shower drains like any household item can be boring if you let them, but with just a little bit of imagination and innovation they can be made into something beautiful, functional and inspirational.

 

 

 

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