Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Godiva decadence suite

I came across some furniture pieces made entirely of chocolate while I was surfing the net which reminded me of Godiva's annual Valentine's Day promo. I know I'm a couple months late, but I've got chocolate on my mind and I thought I'd share the clever pics with you anyways. At last years event, Godiva teamed up with Jonathan Adler and The Bryant Park Hotel for their annual promo, creating the ultimate hotel "sweet" suite ;) as a giveaway for one lucky couple. A chocolate lovers dreams come true! An amazing exhibit of a hotel room suite made entirely out of chocolate or of things painted to look like chocolate.

The Jackson Pollock abstract art piece (above) and Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss" (below) were reinvented using Godiva chocolate.

Here are some other fun chocolate surprises!!

Love love love these shoes!! Two of my favorites wrapped into one: chocolate and high heels!

Chocolate computer keyboard anyone?

This racecar was made entirely out of chocolate. Even the wheels and hubcaps were painted with chocolate powder!!

Pantone color of the year

What comes to mind when you think of Mimosa? I think of a fabulous sunday brunch and relaxing on a hot summer day with this brightly hued cocktail.

What about color of the year? Pantone has named "Mimosa" PANTONE® 14-0848 Mimosa, a warm, engaging yellow, as the color of the year for 2009. In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow. Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation. It is a versatile shade that coordinates with any other color, has appeal for men and women, and translates to both fashion and interiors. So how can you incorporate this highly saturated bright yellow into your home for 09? Take a look at the ideas we've compiled below. You can't go wrong, afterall, it is the "color of the year!"

Want to learn more about Pantone paints? check out their website @ http://www.pantonepaint.com/

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Standard Bed and Mattress measurements

I'm sure that most people think they know the difference between a full, queen and a king size right? Sure, you know that the king is bigger, but do you know how much bigger and how much personal space each accomodates? Here is some information that I hope you will all find useful.Here's the skinny on Twin/Single and Extra-Long Twin Beds.
Twin beds are also known as single beds. They're the most common choice for children's rooms or multi-use guest rooms. These beds are narrow and fit easily into the smallest bedroom. Often twin beds have a "trundle" underneath to accommodate a sleep-over or second guest. Also used for bunk beds and two can be pushed together to make a king size. Usually too short for adults.
*Overall dimensions: 39" wide x 75" long" *Width per person: 39"

Twin Extra Long beds are 5" longer than a standard twin. They're often used in college dorm rooms to accommodate tall teens.
*Overall dimensions: 39" wide x 80" long *Width per person: 39"
Pros: The longer length is good for taller teens and adults. If you need flexibility in a guest room,
Cons: Bedding is difficult to find and not available in every pattern.

Here are the basic differences between a Full bed and a Queen: Full overall dimensions: 54" wide x 75" long *Width per person: 27" Queen overall dimensions: 60" wide x 80" long *Width per person: 30"
Full beds are 15" wider than a Twin, but if two share the bed, each has only 27" of personal space, much less than a twin which has 39"! A Queen bed is 6" wider than a Full bed, allowing more room for each person, but still 9" less than a twin bed.
Pros: A Queen Gives 2 adults more space than a double. The extra length (5") works well for most adults. Cons: Many people find a Full/Double bed too narrow for 2 adults and too short as well.

With two sizes of King beds and four names, it can get confusing when you go shopping for a King Size Bed. A Standard King is also called an Eastern King and a California King is also called a Western King. A Standard King is about 4" wider and a California King is 4" longer.

Two people sleeping in a King size bed will get the same amount of personal sleeping space as in a Twin bed. In fact, if you pushed two Extra-Long Twin beds together they'd be about the same size as an Eastern King.
Standard/Eastern King Overall dimensions: 76" wide x 80" long *Width per person: 38"
Pros: As the widest bed commonly available in stores, the Standard King is the most comfortable for two adults. The 80" length is sufficient for most people. Sheets labeled "King Size" fit a Standard King bed. The wide bed requires at least 3 standard or 2 queen or king pillows.

California/Western King Overall dimensions: 72" wide x 84" long *Width per person: 36"
Pros: A California King or Western King size mattress is wide enough for two to sleep comfortably and is the longest bed commonly available. It is 12" wider than a queen and 4" longer. Its extra length is good for tall people.