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When purchasing watches, no one is questioned with how to wear watches, actually. This appears to be logical and rational. Nevertheless, the simplest things happen to be complicated sometimes. Everything is made from details and details sometimes mean far more than the whole. People who really wander how to wear watches properly exist and they are really concerned in this issue.


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The Cuban leader Fidel Castro, a revolutionary Che Gevara, politicians Winston Churchill and Bill Clinton, writers Somerset Maugham and Mark Twain, the actor and the political figure Arnold  Schwarzenegger – these names are well-known and these figures are best known to the world for their political, social, literary and other achievements. Moreover, the abovementioned people highly esteem cigar smoking and, thus, they come as people who own the greatest number of tools and accessories so requisite for this leisurely process and among others there are cigar lighters.


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In the light of a variety and availability of glass items, glass ware is still appreciated by plenty people, especially when it comes to cut glass. The cut glass produces a long, lingering and musical tune when you put your finger at the cut-glass edge. So, in Japan the craftsmen make unique musical instruments. A crystal violin, completely transparent, is estimated for fifty thousand USD. Crystal glass tableware is not so much expensive though it is able to produce the charming, unique and so brittle music providing it is properly cared.

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Environmental design: regarding the environment

Tuesday, 08 July 2008

environmental design eco-furniture Environmental design is gradually becoming a trend. Therefore, it is now possible to find both green furniture and the most enterprising design products made from recycling material. Armchairs are made from discarded bicycles, people take showers inside old telephone booths, and they can sit on stools made from old tin cans. All without compromising style.

The marketing departments of European companies invented a special name for such products. They call it ethical lifestyle. The use of green furniture is related to ethical criteria. Buyers however, would not abandon a good life and good taste. The advocates of a "lifestyle of health and sustainability" are not indifferent to global problems. For example, in Europe such people chose coffee in bio-supermarkets, which are bought from poor countries without exploitation. In the evenings, they relax on a comfortable eco-sofa or on Mosspink cushions made by the designer Kati Meyer-Brühl. This sofa is perfectly suited for a stylish living room with its organically round but not extravagant form. Yet it is made from natural materials and contains almost no harmful substances. It combines wood from a company committed to sustainable development (development oriented to judicious and long-term use of natural resources), natural fibres, and recycled parts from the factory for producing waste. Mosspink is available in green, pink, white and natural colors.

Etel Interiores, a Brazilian company also produces its furniture and home accessories at the woodworking factories oriented to sustainable development. Famous Brazilian designers such as Etel Carmona, Jorge Zalszupin and Branco & Preto architectural group, manufacture the products of the company manually. The rare breeds of woods are obtained only from those Brazilian forests in which the principle of sustainable development is implemented and which have the Forest Stewardship Council international certificate. Moreover, Etel Interior supports the restoration of Brazilian forests with native species of trees. All of this ecological reasoning leads to the fact that the prices of the company's products are not the cheapest: a classical ordinary Duas Cores sofa table of 1952 designed by Branco & Preto costs 1,700 euros, and a wooden vase costs not less than 310 euros. The sofa is used for relaxation in Indonesia. The furniture made from palm rattan also looks beautiful! This has been proven by designers from Schütz Flechtwerk Company that produces wicker furniture. They created a sofa for relaxation Whale. It was made completely from dark brown rattan. Nevertheless, this sofa is not like ugly rattan furniture which is usually sold at cheap furniture shops. Like all the other products from Schütz Flechtwerk, it is handmade from rattan, which is grown in Indonesia under a specially designed environmental project.

Many experts predict that the demand for eco-furniture in the coming years will increase. The manufacture of raw materials for sustainable development, recycling materials and green production processes that do not use harmful substances are enjoying increasing popularity. But, how do you know that the furniture is really green? Names like "natural furniture" or "biofurniture" are telling. If there is a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) stamp on a tree, then one can be sure that it was naturally established without continuous cutting and pesticides. However, certified furniture does not necessarily mean it is environmentally friendly in all aspects. For example, if a certified furniture is shipped from Brazil, a long-distance shipping means there are significant carbon dioxide emissions. Therefore, some manufacturers prefer to trade locally. For example, the company harvests trees by cutting them down in suburban forests with an FSC certificate and then sells the furniture made from the wood in the nearest market. Furniture from processed materials is also suitable for a green lifestyle. Although the raw materials are often conventionally harvested without consideration to the environment, they are at least not found in dumpsites and thus do not pollute the environment.

An excellent alternative product is to restore and resell old and valuable furniture. Unique products from garbage: Richard Little, a British designer, converts discarded plastic into unique sitting furniture. RD4 chairs consisting of solid plastic braids are completely made from recycled plastic wastes. Each of the chairs are available singly, each is unique, and they come in different colors. Old sweaters and skirts from your closet can also be turned into furniture. The Droog Rag Chair Company produces very beautiful and comfortable chairs from old clothes. And even some glass vases in our homes are handmade Karpos vases produced by Charles Delano, an American designer,. They are made from 100% recycled glass. Tin cans that once contained olives or other foods are converted into children's toy kitchens or soft ottomans at the Rafinesse and Tristesse firms, a Swiss company. Each ottoman is unique and the design depends on the available materials. If it is possible to sit on an olive can, then you can take a shower inside a telephone booth. One can indeed take a shower every day inside the Re(tro) Shower booth made by the German company Lab 612, the necessary plumbing is installed in the telephone booth. Unfortunately, this item is available only in limited quantities. Serial production has not yet been planned

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