Furniture By Mac & Wood: Reclaimed Wood & Steel

reclaimed wood table-set

It is not often that I come across truly gorgeous and eye-catching furniture pieces. But when I do, rest assured I will let you know as I will do today. I am talking about the spectacular pieces from London furniture maker Mac+Wood.

reclaimed wood table-setMac+Wood is making dining furniture made from reclaimed timber.

Unlike some other furniture designers, they combine the aged natural wood with the elegance of brushed steel.

The result of this is truly spectacular here, I’m sure you will agree with me there .Those are outstanding pieces of furniture that will make an impression in any setting.

In my opinion, those are the perfect dining pieces if you want to make a difference with your hotel or cafe. The furniture will add a touch of style and class while at the same time conveying a sense of purism along with the sturdiness and ruggedness of natural timbers.

Some industry insiders compare Mac+Wood’s designs to the creations by Apple. I think this comparison is not that far off. Similar to Apple’s designs those furniture pieces also combine usefulness with style rather brilliantly.

So if you’re still looking for furniture pieces that can make a long-lasting impression, see the reclaimed furniture by Mac+Wood. Their reclaimed wood table and benches can make eye-catching pieces for many locations, such as your business office, outdoor area and of course also for your own kitchen.

Going On Holidays Without Spending Too Much


To be honest, I don’t really understand it when some of my friends complain about their costs of their holidays.

Some of my buddies seem to spend fortunes especially if they travel abroad such as when they go to Spain or Italy.

vw camperIf I then ask them how comes they spend so much money it usually turns out they booked into some “fancy” hotels.

Simply spoken: It’s their own fault if they want to spend most of their money on their hotel rooms.

As for myself, I am entirely different there.

I don’t care so much about “fancy” hotels but rather want to see and enjoy the things a holiday location has to offer. A hotel doesn’t interest me beyond that I know I can sleep soundly at night as long as it isn’t exactly a dump.

But the coolest and most enjoyable way for me to go on holidays is to hire a camper van. If I get a van I can get anywhere I want and don’t have to care about overbooked rooms, hotel prices or the location of a hotel. I also think that y van is the absolute best option for things such as festivals. Pretty much all festivals I go to have some camping grounds where you can stay as long as the event is going on. This is also fantastic if you want to meet new people!

Independent Private Schools In The UK


If your family and your children are interested in arts it can sometimes be quite difficult to find a suitable school.

There are not too many schools in the United Kingdom today where creative arts like music or theatre play an important role.

Especially when it comes to many public schools in the UK it seems to me that anything that is related to support your children’s creativity is seen as something being second rated, if not ignored altogether.


I found that independent private schools can be a much better option if you want a well rounded education for your children that also includes creative activities, whether it’s the arts or activities such as sports. In my opinion, those things should be equally important for so many reasons. It can help them to discover their creative potential and interests, and of course it’s not a secret that sports can have a beneficial effect on their overall health too.

The last time before we decided on a private school for our children we took our time to compare several private schools and what they can offer. (Here you might want to note that a lot of schools may well look good on paper or on their websites, but reality may often look quite different.). So what we did is that we allowed a short trial run  for children to see which one would be better suited for their interests. After two weeks we sat down to discuss which school would be best.

If you’re looking for a independent school in Hertfordshire you may want to take a look at the Kingshottschool. But there are more good independent schools elsewhere in the UK if you just take your time to find them. Here’s a list that can help you in the process:

Magnetic Bracelets For Better Health

magnetic bracelets

There is no reason to call magnetic therapy pseudo-science any longer seeing that we now have recent studies that actually prove that magnetic fields have a real, beneficial effect on our health.

This is certainly one major reason why magnetic jewellery saw a big increase in popularity during the last years but it’s certainly not the only one.

For many, magnetic jewellery such as magnetic bracelets or pendants are also a trendy and hip fashion accessory that’s great to have, even for those who would otherwise still be skeptical in regards to the health benefits.

Magnetic-therapyMagnetic bracelets today come in many varieties and styles and recently we even saw special collections for sports enthusiasts or even pets. A

long with jewellery in the form of necklaces, bracelets or armbands, today you can also get magnetic accessories such as cell phone cases or watches. Those combine the beauty and style of magnetic jewellery with real usefulness.

If you look at it that way, especially after reading the recent convincing reports about the various health benefits magnetic jewellery can provide there are many reasons why you should look into magnetic jewellery.

The low price is just another appealing factor since it makes magnetic jewellery an ideal gift that anyone can afford. Why not give a magnetic bracelet to your loved ones? It makes a great gift for virtually any occasion!

Fun At The Races: Horse Races, That Is!


horse-racing-3I’ve always been keen on horse racing.

There is something about the atmosphere and excitement at the races that you can’t have anywhere else.

It’s like a giant carnival, sports event and zoo, all combined into one.

And of course there is always the chance that you might win some money and go home a little bit richer than before.

For a lot people tho, horse racing is not any different than if they were to watch a soccer match. It’s just fun, nothing less and nothing more. For others, it’s like a lottery but more in a sense that it’s entertaining to participate rather than making it a real way of living.

The explanation for this is actually pretty simple: Being successful at winning at horse racing requires a tremendous amount of insider knowledge.

So what do you do if you’re an “average Joe” and simply don’t have the time to dedicate your life to the races as is likely the case for most of us?

You don’t spend your OWN time researches the horses, jockeys and tracks but instead take advantage of horse racing tips and strategies that you get from somebody else! So basically, you’re buying their knowledge and time to increase your odds at the races!

If you look around on the internet you will come across a number of number of sites where they sell those racing strategies and most of them actually allow you to try those tips for free. And this is exactly what I would recommend if you want to make a little money on the side next time you’re on the race track.

My Driftwood Art Pieces And Furnishings

As you may possibly know, I’m very much in art works made from natural materials such as wood, rocks or bamboo. Just recently I discovered a great material that makes for beautiful art-pieces and furnishings and this material is driftwood!

driftwood-coffee-tableWhat makes driftwood stand out from other materials?

I like driftwood art pieces since this is a material that gives any single piece a true one-of-a-kind look.

There is no other piece like that since no piece of driftwood same.

In addition to that, each single piece of furniture or art is really drawing the attention of anyone due to its very unique beauty. I started to collect some pieces made from this amazing and eye-catching material such as the above pictured coffee table which I like a lot.

Now I also discovered wonderful pieces of art such as a driftwood sculpture that will go beautifully with my garden. I’m also looking into accessories for my home such as a fantastic driftwood mirror for the bedroom and maybe a table lamp that would go perfectly with my new desk.

If you’re interested in art made from natural materials you should look at the site which I can highly recommend to you. The lady who owns the website designs and crafts driftwood art pieces for many years and each of her pieces is without question absolutely gorgeous. So if you are looking for a driftwood sculpture, a table lamp or a desk should definitely check her website out!

Ergonomic (But Stylish!) Desk Chairs And Desks

Ergonomic (speak: “healthy”) furniture doesn’t have to be unsightly. In fact, many of today’s makers of ergonomic furniture have designs in their selections that are equal those creations by the world’s most famous furniture designers.

ergonomic chairOne of those makers of ergonomic office furniture who does NOT sacrifice class and style with their ergonomic furniture is Workers and Workstations.

Their selection includes modern ergonomic chairs as well as ergonomic desk chairs for the office.

In addition to their ergonomic furniture that satisfies the most recent UK health standards, the company also offers services such as workstation assessments for companies.

So, if you want an ergonomic and healthy office yet don’t want to sacrifice class and style I recommend that you take a look at Workers and Workstations.

What To See In Autumn 2014

If you happen to live in or about to visit the UK and need your art fix, this autumn will be the perfect time for it!

In fact, there are so many exhibitions this autumn in London that even the most sophisticated art enthusiast will have a hard time to choose what to see and where to go.

rembrandtHere is a fantastic list with what’s up and coming in London’s art scene this fall. It lists art, design and architecture exhibitions that will go on this fall!

Visit the National Gallery and see Rembrandt: The Late Works and many more cool exhibitions!

Check the list at

Highlights from the Manchester Furniture Show

This past July, the long-established Manchester Furniture Show returned to Manchester city. Not surprising, this year again visitors were able to take a look at many new and original products.

The Manchester furniture show has established itself as a vital platform for both new and returning exhibitors. It is there where they can reveal their design and products products to the industry.

As always, visitors to the event could enjoy a variety of novel concepts for numerous industries and sectors.

This year, the show had hundred 20 exhibitors and almost 5000 visitors. As compared to last year this is a small increase. Likewise, vendors and exhibitors at the show report good sales. I had been told that re-bookings for next year’s show are at a record level which shows a good sign for Great Britain’s furniture industry as a whole.

Fire Alarms for Your Home

fire extinguisher – tipsSmoke alarms are not expensive and you can get them almost anywhere today.

They are easy to set up and to maintain while being effective if you want to protect your loved ones and your home from fires.

Most models of smoke and fire alarms will likely require some minimal amount of maintenance such as that you test them every month and change the batteries twice every year.

The dates where we switch from wintertime to summertime in the spring and then again where we switch to wintertime in autumn can be taken as a reminder to change smoke alarms batteries as well. This makes sure that your smoke alarm batteries are always up to the task.

Where to install smoke alarms in your home

One rule is to have one smoke detector on every floor of your home. So it makes sense to install one in your basement, one on the first floor and one one the second. If you set up one in your attic as well you will have the best coverage for your home for the early detection of flames and smoke.

Area such as your kitchen, a workshop or garage deserve particular attention since the danger for fires in those areas is in particular high. It makes sense to always have a smoke detector in those locations.

Fire extinguishers

Among with your smoke detectors should also have a dedicated place for a fire extinguisher. Let anyone in your family know where those are and most importantly make sure that I can always be accessed easily. Some people make the mistake to store a fire extinguisher away behind rubble or somewhere in a box on their attic.  You shouldn’t make this error in judgement! Most of the time it may be seconds that count when it comes to preventing major damage once a fire breaks out. The fire extinguisher should therefore always be right at hand, especially in the more fire-prone areas like in your kitchen or workshop.

For more advanced fire detection and prevention devices you can visit fire alarms Exeter.  They are you can learn more about modern fire prevention techniques along with tips and tricks for more fire safety in your home.

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