Foldable ballet flats are all the rage these days. They are comfortable, versatile and stylish alternative to flip flops when your feet need rest from heels. Light-weight and compact, they can be easily folded (or rolled) up, placed inside a protective pouch and slipped into a purse when you need to change back into more formal shoes. Keep a pair in your car’s glove compartment or in your desk drawer at work so you’re ready to roll when your killer heels become a pain.
These footwear are usually made from a variety of materials such as leather, suede, denim and canvas, in vibrant designs including solid colors, metallic and even animal prints! They usually come with a carrying pouch to prevent dirt from invading your purse! The pouch in some models opens out into a larger bag for easily carrying your discarded heels home after changing into your flats. Read more →
Arrows are essential equipment in the sports of archery and hunting. They typically consist of a shaft with an arrowhead attached to the front end and with fletchings and a nock attached to the other end.
Some arrows has a sharpened tip on the shaft which serves as the arrowhead while others have separate arrowheads made usually from metal, stone or ather hard materials. Shafts are typically composed of solid wood, bamboo, fiberglass, aluminium alloy, carbon fiber, or other composite materials. Fletchings are traditionally made from feathers but this sheets of plastic are common in modern arrows. Read more →
An air mattress, also called airbed, is a sleeping pad that can be inflated to provide soft and temporary surface for resting. When not in use, it can be deflated and rolled or folded for easy storage. Air mattresses are usually made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), textile-reinforced urethane plastic or rubber.
Because they are portable, air mattresses are ideal companions during camping or can be easily set up for unexpected house guests. Inflated air mattresses are also used as a water toy/flotation device. These mattresses can be inflated by an accompanying electric pump or a manual foot-powered pump when electricity is unavailable. Some modern models even have automatic inflation features just by opening the valve. Read more →
Steam cleaners are all the rage at the moment as they are proven to be effective cleaning appliances that use steam to quickly dry, clean, and sanitize surfaces. They are cited as examples of green cleaning because they do not require the use of detergents and harsh chemical solutions, thus, making them environment friendly and cost-efficient.
There are many types of steam cleaners including handheld, mop and cylinder. Handheld models are portable and useful for small areas such as kitchen counters, hobs, windows and upholstery. The mop type has a long handle and used primarily for cleaning floors. Read more →
Leather has become more than just the material of choice for jackets, handbags and shoes. The luxurious material has also found its way into a vast array of trendy clothing items such as bustiers, pants, skirts, shorts and dresses. Used sparingly, these items can add edge and sophistication to an ensemble.
Leather is a delicate, not to mention expensive, material that requires proper care to maintain its appeal. When shipping clothing items made from leather, they must be properly packed to protect them against damage during transit. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship leather clothing. Read more →
A tent is an essential equipment which provides comfortable shelter when hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. Tents used for recreational camping are typically light-weight and collapsible, making them easy to carry by strapping them on backpacks.
Camping tents come in a variety of styles and sizes that can accommodate a single or multiple users. They are usually comprised of a flysheet made from waterproof material, dismantable poles which hold the tent in the required shape, stakes or tent pegs used to fasten the tent to the ground, and a carrying/storage bag. This type of tents can usually be pitched (assembled) and disassembled easily and quickly. Some models have spring-loaded poles and can be pitched in seconds. Read more →
Hair dryers, also called blow-dryers, are essential grooming tools for most women and some men. Apart from drying hair quickly with the use of cool or hot air, these devices also aid in shaping or styling hair.
Invented around the end of the 19th century, the first hair dryers are bulky equipment which require the user to sit under a hood or dome that blows out hot air. By the 1920s, handheld and more portable blow-dryers have been developed. Read more →
Sandals are a must in every wardrobe. They are particularly useful during summer when you want your feet to be cool and dry. These open type footwear come in a variety of styles and can be made from materials such as leather, canvas and rubber.
Depending on their make, sandals can be chic additions to casual ensembles or comfortable footwear when hiking or trekking. Because they are usually light and flat, sandals can be easily packed and take along during travels. They are usually flat but high heel or wedge sandals are also available. Read more →