Saturday, April 9, 2005
hHy-Lite launchesacrylic block windows
Hy-Lite Products' new operable acrylic block windows combine the privacy afforded by block windows with the ability to open them to let in air.
The windows are made for both new construction and replacement, and they're available in casement, awning and basement hopper styles. They have vinyl frames in one of three colors, and either 6- or 8-inch acrylic blocks that come in a variety of patterns and colors.
The windows are available locally from Norandex Inc. in Medina, Ohio, and Jones Building Center in Wooster. More information on the windows is available at (877) 712-4013 or www.Hy-Lite.com.
Mizrahi expands line to home fashions
Devotees of Isaac Mizrahi's clothing line at Target stores can now extend their love into home decorating.
Chock-full of bright colors, his home collection is vibrant and fun with several coordinating separates.
The quilted table runner with giant orange and yellow pansies and poppies sells for $17.99.
The four wooden boxes ($24.99), each with its own bloom, are ready to store jewelry and other keepsakes. The clear vinyl shower curtain features a photo-like image of an orange and red tulip ($14.99).
Items are available at Target stores or online at www.target.com. Call (800) 800-8800 for store locations.
Full-spectrum light bulb sheds new light in home
Things always look good in stores. You now can have the same great look at home, due to neodymium -- a new kind of full-spectrum light bulb. The bulbs, once used only by retailers, now can be in your home.
Neodymium is a rare-earth element imbedded in glass to filter out overly yellow and brownish portions of the spectrum. These portions cause other colors to appear duller than they are. This is why stores use neodymium lighting. Much like natural sunlight, this lighting adds vibrancy, contrast and flair to almost anything.
They're available in most types and styles, from compact fluorescent to incandescent.
Mulch saves the day
Get a jump on weeds and freshen utility areas and pathways with a new layer of mulch. Give the soil a chance to warm before you add mulch to areas where annuals and vegetables grow; otherwise, the growth of heat-loving plants will be slowed down.