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Perfecting weddings through norden living

“You are so poor at picking gifts!’’ I heard my best friend scold me again. I was really confused because I dint not know what to give the bride to be, who happened to be my sister. It was that time when everyone was looking up to me as the big sister to surprise her with something so valuable and nice and yet I stood here clueless as to what I was going to buy her. I went round California looking for something nice only to come back with a fake painting.

Thank God I asked my best friend of her opinion before the wedding day. Otherwise, I would have embarrassed myself in front of the couple to be. My best friend could not believe that I had bought a fake painting. Actually she called it a paper stuck on a wooden block. I had not even noted that it was peeling off and I had been conned.

Thanks to her, I knew Norden living. She accompanied me to the store and I had so many choices to pick from. The dilemma was now what exactly I would buy my sister for her wedding. From the beautiful famous Agnes vases from Normann Copenhagen, to the colourful dancing pendants, it was confusing.

There was so much to choose from that I felt as if I would buy her the whole store. I finally went with kitchen items.  From Krenit bowls, Krenit dishes, jugs, bottle grinders rocking glasses and mormor plates, I decided to mix most of them so as to get as many as possible. The quality was fine, the colours divine

When picking wedding gifts, you need to consider the following:

1.      The taste of the bride

Different brides have different tastes. Some might be more inclined to accessories while others might be more open to home items. Depending on the taste of the bride, pick something that you know will make her happy.

You might consider the fact that since she is entering into marriage, she will spend most times in the kitchen. Therefore, buying kitchen items would make her remember you even after the wedding is over. Alternatively, you can get the bride something that she has always dreamed of.  It could be something like a glamorous wall unit that she always admired at stores and could not afford.

2.      Theme colour of the wedding

Depending on the theme colour of the wedding, pick something that is not so far from the theme colours.  Or better yet, pick colours that match something in the occasion. If you decide to go for kitchen items, pick bowls that match with the plates or glasses that match with the jugs. This would entice the bride more as there is definitely thought put into the gifts.

3.      How perishable is your gift?

Wedding gifts range from all kinds from foods, to flowers to items. I would highly recommend that you choose a gift that is not perishable. Considering the fact that … Read More

Let Your Walls Define You.

What we put on our walls speaks volumes about our personalities. They can either tell how dull we really are or how creative we can be. Adding works of art on our walls not only shows creativity but it also brightens our homes.

Wulffwinding wall designs take us to a whole new level of how we can play with our walls in order to communicate or inspire people. It also helps us find perfect shapes for the sculptures we desire for particular spaces around our home. Driven by curiosity, Christina Wulff and Josephine Winding came up with Danish design partnership to help people tell stories through their walls.

There are so many different kinds of sculptures that you can use on your walls to achieve different effects. Depending on what you are looking for, these are some of the magnificent sculptures from wulffwinding that you can place on your walls.

1.      Clout

This sculpture is 77.5 cm in height and  42.5 cm in width.  The size and shape of this sculpture makes it suitable for open areas around the house like the living room. It can come in different colours and materials. How you place this sculpture on your wall achieves different effects on the eye. You can easily embrace mobility.

Clout is one of the biggest sculptures designed here.  Its shape gives one a natural feeling. Placed between frames of pictures, clout draws attention of people because of its size.  Choosing the right colour for your Clout sculpture would blend well with the colour of your wall. Therefore, it is important to consider the colour when purchasing a sculpture.

2.      Move

Move is a creative sculpture that measures 61 cm in height and 43.1 cm in width. It is smaller in size compared to clout. Placing two different move sculptures with different colours together at a corner of a room would make it look livelier than one. Inverting one of the move sculptures so that they face each other in opposite directions would help embrace mobility.

3.      Will

Another type of sculpture that you would consider is will. It is 77 cm high and 46.9 cm wide. The shape of this sculpture brings out a sense of identity. This is because will looks more of a map of some countries.

 It is therefore very creative and would look good just above your bed wall. Wouldn’t it be amazing for you to see such beauty first thing you open your eyes? A sculpture like this would blend well with coloured lights in the bedroom bringing out a feminine look.

4.      Gemini

This amazing sculpture is 72cm in height and 16.5 in width. It sharp edges would match well with a flower vase placed along it. It would look very appealing when placed along transparent window glasses. The view of this sculpture brings out a relaxed feeling when placed in this strategic position.

Two Gemini sculptures can also be placed side by side each other, one inverted with different colours. However, … Read More

Baby on board!

The expectation of the first child is going to give you great joy, but at the same time a little anxiety about the things you need to get to fulfill your needs. So let’s see what things are absolutely necessary to have to take care of your baby.


There is no way to forget to buy a bed where your baby will be asleep safely. Your kid’s bed is the most important item in his room. Without a bed there is going to be no bedroom. You should get one that meets your financial capability and meets all the safety standards.


 The mattress should be fitting perfectly on the top of the bed without any holes greater than two fingers between those two. It must also be stable. Remember that you are not looking for a layer that looks like your own, but a mattress that retains its shape and stays flat. It is the item that you should spend a lot of money for in order to provide your baby a stable and safe sleep.


You should have at least two sets of linen sheets. Buy a waterproof protective substrate. This will ensure that your mattress will stay dry if your baby is wet at his sleep during the night.


You will need a thin quilt that protects the baby to not hit his head on the top of the bed and another one using as a cover while sleeping.

Intercom System

Invest in an intercom system with two receivers to be able to track your baby. Place one receiver in your room for the evening and the other in your kitchen, living room or office during the day.


 A drawer is especially useful for storing underwear, bodysuits, socks and towels for your baby. You can even find some drawers that have a built-in changing table at their top. These drawers are very practical in order to change your baby and will help you a lot. So you should prefer them.

General decoration

The decoration of the baby’s room during the last years has been of more concern to us than ever before, and that’s why it has evolved. There is no reason, however, to spend money on paintings and decorations that are virtually senseless. You can paint only one wall of the room, turn it into a magical forest, a beautiful castle in the forgotten country of the river. And do not think of hiring a painter, while you can save that money. One of the two parents, if not both of them, can get a palette of colors and a brush and try to paint what’s happier as an image for them and for their baby too.

Sofa – Armchair

It is also really important to think about yourself too. You will have to stay in that room for a lot of nights trying to get your baby to sleep. If the bed is in the child’s room and not in the … Read More

Know the Type of Fire Extinguisher

In this article we will discuss about the Types of Fire Fighting Sensors commonly used in fire extinguishing systems or fire systems.

The role of fire sensors in a fire extinguishing system is an integration of the system in detecting the potential for major fire risk and providing a warning or alert system when the fire risks arise.

Some of the things that are considered potential fires include the emergence of smoke, the rise in temperature / heat, the emergence of sparks, surface color changes, and the presence of certain gases that can cause a fire.

From some potential fire above then the type of sensors or sensors commonly used in Fire alarm system are grouped in:

  • Smoke Detector
  • Heat Detector (Heat Detector)
  • Spark sensor (Flame Detector)
  • Gas sensor (Gas Detector)
  • Color / image sensor (Images sensor)

The working system fire and gas detection system has 2 types:

  • Stand alone Fire Detector: stand-alone fire detector, which works to detect potential fire and provide warning either sound alarm or lamp. Usually the power supply or power supply uses batteries.
  • Integrated Fire Detector: fire detector connected to the fire system control panel or fire system. Once there is a potential fire, the sensor will alert the fire system, and will make the system standby or perform a fire fighting function. System integration to fire system can use conventional connection method (wire connections) and Addressable. More will be discussed in the next article.
Smoke Detector (Smoke Detector)

A smoke detector will detect the intensity of smoke in a room. Smoke detector works using several detection methods including:

  • Optical Smoke Detector: Detects smoke based on light density. The use of LEDs and Photo Transistors is quite common in this type
  • Ionization Smoke Detector: Detects smoke by ionization process on radioisotope (radioisotope). Smoke will carry in the air and cause ionized isotopes to trigger alarm. The type of isotope commonly used is americium 421.
  • Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide Smoke Detector: The type of smoke censor that detects CO or CO2 concentration in the air. This sensor focuses more on invisible / invisible fumes that can be harmful to humans from fires that may not be visible but result in fatal health.
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The installation of an attractive outdoor patio or deck

Among the most popular home addition or renovation projects, particularly in the summer months when outdoor work is most favorable weather-wise, is the installation of an attractive outdoor patio or deck. Whether it is located in the front of the house, in the backyard, or perhaps wraps around the home, this is a highly visible addition to the home that can add to the enjoyment of having additional outdoor living space, bringing more beauty to the home. Such home improvements can also be a terrific investment in the home,  a cost that can pay for itself (and more) in time, as such a home addition can add considerably to the home’s resale value. It’s a move that can pay off in the short-term with the functionality and enjoyment that can be realized spending time on the new deck or patio, and later on down the road if you decide to sell your house.

Homeowners looking into deck installation on their home have several considerations to keep in mind while the project is still in the planning stages. Some of the more obvious ones immediately come to mind- the size and shape of the deck; will it incorporate areas surrounding a pool, hot tub, sauna, barbecue area, and so on. One variable that can be somewhat overlooked, at least in the initial planning stages, is the elevation and terrain the deck is to be built over. Residents who live on flat or nearly flat land may not see this as too much of a concern. If, however, the terrain is uneven or slopes in the area the deck is to be installed, a more specialized plan is required to account for elevated decking needs.

If the terrain may prove to be an issue, homeowners should consult with a company, like Elevated Deck Systems, that specializes in elevated deck building. Supplying pedestal/paver components for the installation of decks over the sloped or uneven surfaces, the layout will be closely examined to determine what levelers and adjustable pedestal systems will be needed and where they’ll be placed. All decks will be guaranteed to be completely level, providing perfect water drainage with no visible drains.

Leading elevated deck companies will offer the customer a choice of very attractive, extremely durable and highly functional deck surfaces such as:

Hydra Pressed Pavers: these concrete slabs, supported by pedestals, are very strong, durable, and available in a variety of finishes and colors.

Wood Tiles: a number of different tiles should be available, with a terrific number of options, including smooth or grooved surfaces, color, size, and Janka Hardness Rating, for the customer to review and choose from.… Read More

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