Monday, February 27, 2012

Husdon Chalkboard Paint

It’s definite, bulb season has hit. Daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths have begun littering the scene, peeping through, declaring that spring is surely on its way. As flowers always do, inspiration has crept upon me, making me wonder how to bring these spring blushes that are decorating my front yard inside my home! Because I reside in the city of Oakland, there isn’t much room for gardening, so I needed to improvise. When I spotted the new Hudson Chalkboard Paint in the store, I knew it would be perfect… I could create my own colored chalkboard, from a choice of 30 colors!

Designer Arno Cornillion was in the middle of designing an art school when he realized chalkboard paint came in only two very ordinary colors, green and black. He couldn’t have that, especially in an environment that was practically based on creativity! As a result, he began mixing paint and before he knew it, Hudson Paint’s Colored Chalkboard Company was born. Hudson’s Colored Chalkboard offers 30 amazingly vibrant hues with delectable names such as sweet tangerine, grand chateau, bakery green, and deep ocean. With such an offering of the rainbow, these colors could help create an imaginative environment in an art studio, be the menu display for a cafĂ©, or add a particular delight to a child’s room. How excited do you think your children will be when you tell them they are actually allowed to write on their walls!? The creative ideas are seemingly endless and Arno Cornillion is glad to help. His hope was to have his passion for paint and color become a passion of yours, or to at least brighten a room in your home. We have stocked shelves for the time being, but seeing the potential of this product, I recommend coming for your look see before long…my intuition is telling me that the popularity of this “creativity in a can” is soon to hit the ground running.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sweep Dreams

Now that the holidays are over and the pumpkins, Santa Clauses, and menorahs are tucked away for another year, it’s about time to get your spring-cleaning on. Why not have some fun with it? Sweep Dream brooms, offering “hard working beauty” can take the utterly mundane tone out of this task. The brooms are made in the jungles of Thailand, each one carefully woven and made from 100% renewable sorghum and bamboo, assembled by workers under fair compensation and labor conditions. They come in many colors, (all non toxic dyes) including sage greens, tickle-me pinks, apple reds, and mocha browns. You won’t want to tuck this away in the closet when you’re done! Not only do they offer a cheerful addition to your home, according to old European folklore, the buds in the bristles bring luck. Could you possibly ask for any more charm? If sprucing up the house is at the bottom of the priority list, come have a look-see nevertheless. Who says you’ll have to clean! There’s nothing wrong with bringing home a bit of luck…