In Japan and China, silk lanterns are used to decorate the dwellings on traditional festivals, gala events and momentous occasions since many years. Today, people from various parts of the world have adopted it. As a result, we see Chinese or Japanese silk lanterns being used not only to adorn the venue but also to enhance the interiors.
You can use silk lantern anywhere on any occasion. Specially crafted Chinese or Japanese silk lanterns for parties add beauty to the decoration, as they are available in a multitude of colors and shades. While some may use the lanterns as they are, others prefer putting LED (light) in them and hang them on the trees to create an elegant look to outside parties at night.
Antique glass bottles, like many collectibles, have different categories in which they fall. Some are flasks, ink wells, soda bottles or even medicinal containers. The trick to bottle collecting is learning to recognize these categories, and to spot reproductions. Some are easy to recognize, with the name of the manufacturer in plain view on the bottom of the bottle, but some reproductions are not that easily spotted. One way to tell the real thing from a reproduction is to view the lip of the bottle. Bottles created before 1870 have a crude lip and close examination will show distinct irregularities and the molding seam. After 1880, lipping tools were used to form the lip of the bottle which, when being formed, left rings around the lip and upper neck of the bottle, but caused the molding seam to disappear. Aqua was a favored color of the bottle makers, and many bottles during this area were greenish in color, rather than clear. This is another sign that it is a genuine antique.
Floor cushions are large cushions which are alternatively used for furniture such as sofas or chairs. They are beautiful part of home decor, basically used on floors for seats or as decorative lounge pillows. Floor cushions play a vital role in designing the interiors of your home and by providing extra seating when you expect to have lots of traffic at your home. They come in various shapes like square floor cushions, rectangle floor cushions which are also called box cushions and round floor cushions, you can choose from wide range according to the need and style of your home decor.
Types of floor cushions. Floor cushions are terrific way to eat at a low table, Japanese style, they provide absolute comfort more than a carpet floor, wood or tiles. Floor cushions are of various types and are designed according to the needs of the people. Some of the types are given below:
Enter a modern Japanese home and one is struck by both the sophistication of electronic entertainment and white goods. The pursuit of design and high technology seems imbedded in the Japanese psyche. Also imbedded is their art of cleanliness. Japanese bathrooms have long and famously dominated the world of bathroom hygiene with their array of functions, from posterior shower jets to perfume bursts and noise-masking audio effects for the easily-embarrassed.
The modern Japanese bathroom can be a hi-tech shrine to ablution- a place where every private bathroom activity is imbued with soothing lighting and sensual functionality. Step into a thoughtfully lit modern shower and water jets spray you from all directions. Some bathrooms are fully computer chip controlled; the shower learns your preferences and responds accordingly with the correct water pressure, direction and temperature.