I second audiobooks. It should be a book I know, not something new that will keep me awake trying to follow the storyline too closely. I liken it to having someone read you a well-loved bedtime story. By contrast, I can't stand having the radio on - the sound of chatter isn't relaxing. The dialogue from a TV sitcom or drama is better. I guess there is something rhythmic in dialogue that's missing from radio talk.
Tell Us: What Helps You Fall Asleep?
|2/5/13 1:24 AM|
I really like the color of the panelling, and think it goes very well with the fireplace. It's the parquet that clashes in my opinion, both the pattern and the color. I'd consider a solid color floor so as not to war with the geometric lines of the panelling and the brickwork. Carpeting seems frowned upon, but I think it might look good, and add to the warm ambience. I wouldn't want my whole place to look like this, but it seems appropriate for a den. The very word conjures up cozy and warm.
Should We Paint Paneling & Fireplace? Good Questions
|11/18/12 11:58 PM|
I pored over Amazon reviews looking for the best kettle at a reasonable price. I wanted BPA free, auto shut-off, removable from the base, not too heavy, and cool-touch exterior. I ended up getting the Aroma model linked by Mcdey. It has all the features I wanted except the cool-touch exterior (very hard to find), and was one of the lowest-priced kettles. It's served me well for almost a year. I worried about getting burned by the hot sides, but it hasn't been an issue; you quickly learn how to handle the kettle safely and there's no need to touch the sides.
Good Design, Everyday Objects:
|11/18/12 2:18 AM|