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For some added pizazz in the bathroom, consider some of these innovative appliances
1 HAMMAM AT HOME
Bring Moroccan luxury into your home with the Hammam Touch and Steam by Rogerseller. rogerseller.com.au
2 RAIN DANCE
Hansgrohe’s ShowerSelect concealed thermostats contain an innovative shut-off valve which enables the flow of water to be controlled by an on-off button rather than a rotating system. hansgrohe.com
03 TURN UP THE HEAT
The new Skyline range from Rogerseller effortlessly brings a wellness environment into your home in the form of a sauna. Prepare yourself for healthier living. rogerseller.com.au
4 SMOOTH AESTHETIC
The swish appearance
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Add a touch of luxury to your outdoor space with an external bath or shower.
There’s nothing like taking a cool, refreshing shower under a sun-drenched sky, or slipping into a warm bath to soak away the cares of the day surrounded by the beauty of nature.
STYLISH AND PRACTICAL
Outdoor showers and tubs have many uses. Some sporty homeowners install showers to cool down after a jog. Sun and sea lovers use them to rinse off after a swim. For those with pets, an outdoor shower or bath keeps muddy paw prints outdoors and creates a lot less mess.
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You don’t have to stop with a bath mat. Dress up your T & B with these wet-area friendly fabrics.
Bath Towels come in varying sizes, ranging from 24”x42” to 30”x 56”. “Good quality cotton are Egyptian Cotton and Supima because of their high absorbency, durability, and silky piles,” says designer Vera Villarosa. The more luxurious ones come in bigger sizes, but it is recommended that you choose a size that will fit your needs.
Also known as washcloths. These are usually arranged on a tray in powder rooms or bathrooms. Face cloths often come in
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If you’re looking for a challenge, this month we’ve got a feast of slapping and popping inspired by the third solo album of a jazz-funk great. Gareth Morgan is all thumbs.
The name Marcus Miller first started appearing on records in the mid-’70s by jazz/funk greats such as alto saxophonist David Sanborn and the Return To Forever alumni, drummer Lenny White. By the time Miller released The Sun Don’t Lie in 1993 he’d recorded, written and produced for Sanborn and jazz trumpet great Miles Davis, and played bass – invariably slapped via his thumb – on hundreds
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Following in the wake of the more aggressive sounds of dubstep and electro, the British house music scene is thriving at the moment, with artists such as Shadow Child, Dusky, Disclosure and Eats Everything blending aspects of deep house, jungle, garage and R&B to form a warmer sound for the dance floor. Bass House and Garage is a new pack that aims to combine these elements, and is produced by Loopmasters regular Andy Lee.
The pack contains a total of 366 loops and 153 one-shots and is available in multiple file formats,
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Make your upholstered pieces last longer by choosing the right fabric and by heeding these tips.
1. LOCATE YOUR PIECES PROPERLY.
The location of your seating furniture may also affect the wear and tear of fabric. Upholstered furniture situated under direct sunlight may easily fade, and everyday use may wear out the fabric immediately. Avoid placing furniture near the window, or use thick, durable fabric for your upholstery.
2. GET TEXTILES THAT ARE EASY TO CLEAN.
Cotton, cotton-blend, and leather are examples of natural fabrics that are easy to maintain, while micro fiber, nylon, and acrylic are three popular synthetic
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FOR A PRIVATE ISLAND PARADISE
I LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE RAW BEAUTY OF DENIS PRIVATE ISLAND
WHO ISN’T TEMPTED BY ISLAND HOPPING in the Seychelles for their honeymoon? After all, these are the islands Kate and Wills chose for their romantic getaway and you’ll be treated like (future) kings and queens, too.
It doesn’t get much more romantic than Denis Private Island, a 30-minute flight from the main island of Mahe. And as soon as you set foot on the island, you’ll wonder why you packed so many clothes — all you really need is a bikini and a
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No GPS? No problem
GPS is great for everything from automatically tagging photos to finding the nearest Apple Store. But what if you bought a Wi-Fi-only iPad, or an iPod touch? The Bad Elf GPS receiver attaches to your Dock Connector, giving you the benefits of GPS without having to buy a new device.
Using the Bad Elf is about as simple as could be. You plug it in, and your device will recognize the GPS signal. A green LED on the Bad Elf reports its status via different blink patterns. We tested it with navigation apps, and were easily
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SOAK UP LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES WITH MUJI’S SELECTION OF PRODUCTS WHERE FUNCTION AND DESIGN INTERSECT.
One of the greatest reliefs in the world is to come back home after a hard day’s work, kick off your shoes and laze around on a cosy chair. Muji’s Highback Reclining chair gives you not only comfort but the support you need. Lie back as the cushion, made of fluffy feathers with urethane chips for added strength, gently hugs your body all the way up to your neck. The chair comes with a lever that allows you to adjust its backrest to
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Must-have products for budding and experienced astronomers alike.
1. Binoculars: Imagic TGA WP 10×50. Cost: £179/$287 From: www.opticron.co.uk
This excellent pair of waterproof binoculars from Opticron is the perfect companion for the discerning astronomer. The Imagic TGA WP 10×50 porro prism binoculars look and feel fantastic, with some handy rubber moulds ensuring you’ll be able to observe in comfort while peering at the night sky. The views you’ll get through these binoculars are also superb; BAK4 prisms and fully multicoated optics make observations clean and clear. A long eye-relief and retractable eye-cup assembly only add to the style and comfort,
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