BLAZE HELL Scots student heartbroken after fire started by MIRROR rips through bedroom – ruining precious pics and heirlooms

Emmy Hall returned from university in Dundee to the news that her cherished pictures and family heirlooms had been destroyed by the horror blaze.

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Emily Hall lost precious pictures and heirlooms in the blaze

And the 19-year-old is now urging others to be careful as she showed off the extent of the damage.

She said: “It’s one of those things you hear about but you never think it would happen to you.

Scottish teen has lucky escape after iPhone overheats and sets FIRE to her bedroom

“You should never leave a magnified mirror next to a window.

“My room went up in flames after the light reflected light onto my curtains and set them on fire.

“Now the whole room smells of smoke and I’m having to replace everything.


The fire ravaged Emmy’s room

“All of my photos are ruined as is my childhood teddy.

“It’s really upsetting this close to Christmas.”

Elly, who studies business and management in Dundee, came home to her parents’ house in Perth last week.

And she found out that it was only after a worker in their home smelled smoke that they realised the fire had broken out.


Furniture And Decor Inspired By Patrone’s 2019 Color Of The Year: Living Coral

Pantone announces their 2019 Color Of The Year!Getty

Pantone just announced their 2019 color of the year is Living Coral. They describe it as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

Designers React

Designers are very excited about this choice including Aurore Martial of Domus Venus who told me, “After Ultra Violet last year, we’re definitely entering into an era of warmer and happier tones. Earthy tones are really in vogue, reminiscent of the 70s color palettes. I think we see a lot more of these pastel warm colors these days that are easily combined together to create beautiful mixes. I’d happily put it next to green shades or desert tones. It’s good to see more life coming in, this Living Coral is breathing a fresh air of happiness in interiors, hopefully, people won’t be as scared of using color in their homes too. If they are, and still want to stick to neutrals, the coral could be used as a nice contrasting color on accessories or woodwork.”

As Martial explained, this color might the mood-boosting shade we all need in our homes right now, “I like the addition of ‘living’ next to coral. It makes the traditional coral tone brighter and more invigorating. I almost feel in spring when I see it, yet it feels quite soothing too.”

How To Add Orange

An orange guest room.

An orange guest room.Alexis Rogers

Alexis Rodgers of At Home With Alexis saw this trend coming and used for the guest bedroom of homeowners Allison Weiss Brady and Chip Brady. She shared her key to using this modern color in a traditional space. “Every room has limiting factors; the challenge and the fun is how to use them to the room’s advantage. In this case, it was how to create a serene bedroom retreat in a small space without sacrificing color. This featured bedroom is the guest bedroom, and we wanted to infuse it with a vibrant, positive energy without overwhelming it. This careful balance of power is how I would describe the color coral: invigorating without overwhelming.”.

Home Décor: Get Decoration Ideas, Tips And DIY On A Shoe-String Budget


It’s indeed true that people have an emotional connection with their home. After all, this is the place where you’ll be spending most of your time. You can ingeniously utilise the space within your house and add amazing decoration to create the perfect set up. Your concept could revolve around simple home décor ideas or even complex ones. While the placement and quality of the furniture is important, many overlook the fact that their blank walls can be employed for further embellishments. There are a plethora of home decoration items available in the market that’ll help you do the same. Let’s take a look at a few excellent tips that’ll assist you in enhancing the visual aesthetics of your residence:


Most people seek out the perfect home decorating ideas on a budget, and this is certainly one of them. Wallpapers are extremely flexible with regards to installation and replacement. This is why they have become the preferred choice for many nowadays. They will render your living room attractive, irrespective of its size.

Wall of Memories

Everybody has a collection of memorable photographs that are dear to them. You can use them to adorn the walls of your corridors or even a staircase. If you’re a musician, you can decorate your jam room with posters of your idols. There is no need for extravagant frames as simple ones would do the trick.

Wooden Furniture

Extremely convenient and durable, wooden furniture is rapidly rising in popularity. Good-quality wood pieces don’t require too much maintenance and can easily be moved around. Their rustic look will be simple yet highly enticing. Employing this unique option will provide you with an effective and cost-efficient solution.


Are you a lover of art or an artist yourself? Do you have a fancy collection of creative works? Then you can enrich the walls of your home by hanging those paintings or portraits, which will easily glam up your space. This will also help you maintain a mini art gallery right at home.

Soothing Landscape

The ambience of your bedroom should reflect its purpose. It should be a comforting and relaxing space. Use natural tones like greens and blues on the walls. If you wish to, you can use wallpapers that help you feel comfortable and at ease. The wall hangings in your room can either be inspirational quotes, pictures of your loved ones or simply a calming wall painting.

Bright Paint

Adding a fresh coat of colour is one of the easiest ways for you to add a little character to your décor. If you feel like bright walls all around might be a bit alarming, try adding a pop of red or a bright green to one wall in a room. This will be the focal wall in the room, and you can further embellish it with mirrors, shelves and other show pieces.

Best Curtain Materials

In India, the world is quite literally your oyster when it comes to selecting fabric for your curtains. You can opt for a simple cotton or even khadi instead of the all-too-common chiffon and satin offerings. It’s a good idea to pick curtains in colours that offer a good contrast to your walls.

Old Mirrors

A vintage mirror from an ancestral home could be the perfect accessory in your modern home. These gorgeous artefacts will add a classy touch to any room with their large reflective surfaces and ornate decorations.

Stone Cladding

Want to give your house an ancient look? Then, cladding a certain section of your house with stone tiles is the perfect solution for you. This concept will be ideal for your living or dining room.


What better way to beautify your dining or living room than by installing an enamouring chandelier. You can also settle for lanterns if you’re specifically looking for home décor ideas for small homes. By employing these solutions, you’ll be killing two birds with one stone as they’ll serve the dual purposes of lighting and beautification.


This is another traditional aspect that is common to many old-fashioned Indian houses. They form an integral part of many rural homes and are an absolute visual delight. A wooden swing will greatly augment the look of your living room and veranda. Plus, they provide the perfect spot for you to curl up with a good book or enjoy a heart-to-heart with a loved one.


If you’re not keen on paintings or posters, then you can certainly opt for this option. Choose any theme you like to enhance the visual appeal of your house. It’s absolutely essential that you select the appropriate paint colour that’ll provide the perfect backdrop.

Handcrafted Doors

Want to give your visitors a royal entry? Why not opt for handcrafted doors. They are common across many luxurious Indian homes and will provide your house with a little traditional charm.

CD Wall

With the age of digital music, you can use this idea to use those old album covers while also decorating your home. Create a collage of your favourite CD covers and put it in a place of pride in your home. This is a great way for music aficionados to showcase their vast collection.

You can get really creative with regards to embellishing your house. Using the available area wisely while striking the right balance between simplicity and extravagance can provide you with great benefits. Happy decorating!


Global Door & Window Hardware Market 2018: Growth, Latest Trend Analysis and Forecast 2025


The Global Door & Window Hardware Market Insights, Forecast to 2025 speaks about an entire item review and its degree in the market to determine key terms and give the customers an all-comprising thought of the market and its tendencies. The report analyzes key esteems and realities of the sales advertise regarding volume, deals and its development rate, profit and its development rate for several shareholders.

In 2017, the Door & Window Hardware market size was xx million USD, and it will be xx million USD in 2025, with a CAGR of xx% between 2018 and 2025.

The report showcases massive amount of information regarding definitions, classifications, comprehensive analysis, applications, and expert opinions as well as key factors that contributes in the market’s growth. The report also holds regions and country wise development status which includes market size, market share, volume and value.


Geologically, this report is segmented into a few key regions, with creation, utilization, revenue, and piece of the pie and development rate of market in these regions, from 2018 to 2025 (forecast). The section includes: North America, United States, Canada, Mexico, Asia-Pacific, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Europe, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia, Rest of Europe, Central & South America, Brazil, Rest of South America, Middle East & Africa, GCC Countries, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, Rest of Middle East & Africa

Key Manufacturers of the Door & Window Hardware Market included in this report: Ashland Hardware System, Hangzhou Wintek Building, Caldwell Manufacturing Co., Roto Frank of America Inc., Radisson Industries, Vision Hardware, Andersen Windows, Kolbe Windows & DoorsDoor & Window Hardware

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Black Friday home deals 2018: Furniture, lights, lamps and bed sheets best UK offers on NOW

Tomorrow might mark the official start of Black Friday but big name retailers have started early this year with some particularly impressive offers on lighting, sofas and everything you need for a full interior makeover.

It’s no coincidence Black Friday comes just in time for the holidays and can provide an excellent opportunity to dress up your home however much you like. Debenhams is having a 50 % off lighting sale for today only, November 22, and we’ve highlighted some fantastic finds below. Other brands like Andrew Martin and department stores including John Lewis are promising discounts of up to 75% across a wide variety of its furniture, home accessories, lighting and everything you need to make your space that extra bit homely.

The Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal days are the ideal time to stock up on those big-ticket items that you need.

In the lead up to the big sales day, we have gathered the best deals out there so you can plan out your purchases and prevent that last minute panicking buying.

As new deals are released, we will be constantly updating this list to ensure all the best deals are included.

Get ready to shop…

Furniture and Lighting

If your sofa looks or feels a bit worse for wear or you have had the same table lamp since uni and are finally ready for a change, Black Friday offers the perfect excuse to invest in your interior with a range of furniture in every form. Bring new light and life to your space by taking advantage of the impressive discounts that will make updating your space more cost effective. The biggest retailers are going all out with impressive discounts across its range of furniture and lighting, see the best below.

Debenhams *Lighting deal of the day

Take a whopping 50% lighting at Debenhams for today November 22 only. This is certainly one of the best lighting sales around for Black Friday 2018 with an impressive 200+ lighting products offered at half off. A variety of designer options are on offer as well, like the flamingo table lamp by Matthew Williamson reduced to just £42.50. If you don’t have the budget to splash out on a new sofa or table, there’s no better or more practical piece of home decor to spruce up your space than a great lamp. Sale ends tonight.


12 designs awarded for British furniture innovation and excellence at Design Guild Mark

Paul Kelley’s Magnetic Copper Cube series that won the Jonathan Hindle Prize for Excellence

Every year, the Design Guild Marks (now in its 10th edition) celebrate the excellent craft, creativity and ingeniousness which lie at the heart of the British furniture industry. This year’s awards honour 12 designs representing both the domestic and contract furniture market, and both new creative ideas as well as design classics.

‘It is very interesting to meet the very passionate designers and their product, ranging from domestic seating through to complex desk systems, presented to the judging panel,’ says the award chairman Rodney McMahon, head of a jury which included Twentytwentyone’s Simon Alderson, designers Terence Woodgate and Rodney Kinsman and journalist Barbara Chandler amongst others.

‘The quality and diversity of the applicants provided for a wholly stimulating range of presentations,’ adds Alderson. ‘It was interesting to consider the longevity of historic designs alongside the contemporary. The enduring quality of good design demands careful consideration of materials, process and form.’ The variety of styles and periods is evident throughout the dozen Marks, which range from classics such as Ernest Race’s Antelope chair to new designs, namely Philippe Malouin’s Group seating for SCP and Benjamin Hubert’s chair for Allermuir.

For the Jonathan Hindle Prize for Excellence, the jury chose the work of designer-maker Paul Kelley: from his South London workshop, Kelley created a furniture system based on a magnetic copper cube, which can be arranged in geometric compositions to create furniture and accessories around the home. ‘The standard in design, thinking and making of this year’s Design Guild Mark was not only hugely inspiring, but left me feeling proud of our British furniture industry,’ said Sebastian Conran Associates creative director Tom Pearce, a thought echoed by most of the jury members. ‘Design for me is a mix of art & technology,’ added Woodgate. ‘And we certainly experienced designs at both ends of the spectrum.’

Global UPVC Window and Door Market 2018: Size, Demand, Application, Analysis and Forecast 2025

This report studies UPVC Window and Door in Global market, especially in North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan and India, with production, revenue, consumption, import and export in these regions, from 2013 to 2018, and forecast to 2025.

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1 Industry Overview of UPVC Window and Door
1.1 Definition and Specifications of UPVC Window and Door
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1.2 Classification of UPVC Window and Door
1.2.1 UPVC Windows
1.2.2 UPVC Doors
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1.3.2 Commercial
1.3.3 Industrial & Construction
1.3.4 Others
1.4 Market Segment by Regions

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2.4 Industry Chain Structure of UPVC Window and Door


Wayfair Unleashes Archie & Oscar Exclusive Line of Furniture and Accessories for Pets

Wayfair unleashes Archie & Oscar, exclusive line of furniture and accessories for pets. (Photo: Business Wire)

(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W), one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, today launched Archie & Oscar, a new Wayfair-exclusive line of furniture and household accessories for pets. Available now at Wayfair in the U.S. and Canada, Archie & Oscar features more than 500 unique and stylish items ranging from aquariums and gerbil cages, to food and toy storage containers, to outdoor chaise lounges and murphy beds thoughtfully designed for dogs and cats.

“For many Wayfair customers, pets play an integral role in the notion of home and family, often spending just as much time on the furniture as their owners. We’re excited for this new offering of affordable and fun solutions that make the home more pet-friendly,” said Steve Oblak, chief merchandising officer, Wayfair. “With Archie & Oscar, Wayfair customers will find everything they need to create a comfortable home that can be enjoyed by everyone in the family.”

To develop the line, Wayfair consulted pet experts to curate a collection that provides shoppers with a variety of products and styles that can easily match their existing decor. With options ranging from a modern sofa lounger with clean lines, to a traditional wooden coffee table with a built-in bottom bunk bed, Archie & Oscar furnishings add personality to any space without compromising on style.

To celebrate the launch of Archie & Oscar, members of the Wayfair Pet Squad, a network of influential animal stars, have provided their paw-of-approval on their favorites finds from the new line.

Pet Squad Picks

Envy, Zain and Trek: Trio of huggable Border Collies who are most recognizable for their affectionate poses.

  • Dominic Ecoflex Murphy Pillow Dog Bed
  • Wall Pet Station Organizer
  • Dionne Double Bowl Elevated Feeder

Lionel The Hedgehog: A resident of Charleston, South Carolina, this African Pygmy hedgehog loves selfies and rattan Peacock chairs.

  • Darrius Wood Dog Bed
  • Ceramic Pet Treat Jar
  • 100% Cotton Toy Bin

Nala the Cat: This seven-year-old rescue Siamese/Tabby mix is a Guinness World Records holder for “Most Popular Cat on Instagram” based on number of followers.

  • Fran Modular Cat Tree
  • Alfie Litter Box End Table
  • Foxy 2 Piece Cat Perch Set

Tibby the Corgi: A resident of Ontario, this Pembroke Welsh Corgi who is full of fluff and smiles is nuts for peanut butter and colorful furniture to snooze on.

  • Lula Entryway Dog Bed
  • Angelica Puppy Paws Cotton Pet Mat
  • Apollo Sophisticated Decorative Dog Love Seat with Curved Back

Venus the Two Face Cat: Known as the two-face cat, this rescue feline is famous for its distinct facial markings; one half is solid black with a green eye—the other is orange striped with a blue eye.

  • Blanca Scratching Post
  • Dobbs Cat Bed
  • Algonquin 60″ Modern Folding Cat Tree

To view the Archie & Oscar collection on Wayfair and learn more, go to:
Follow along on social with #ArchieAndOscar.

About Wayfair

Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes – from product discovery to final delivery.

The Wayfair family of sites includes:

  • Wayfair – Everything home for every budget.
  • Joss & Main – Affordable discoveries for gorgeous living.
  • AllModern – Unbelievable prices on everything modern.
  • Birch Lane – Home of classic designs and fresh finds.
  • Perigold – The widest-ever selection of premium home.

Wayfair generated $5.2 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended March 31, 2018. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 8,700 people.


People want Amazon’s Alexa on the toilet (and brands are listening)

U by Moen shower system, which can connect with Amazon's Alexa voice assitant. 

Consumers are getting increasingly comfortable with voice assistants like Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. So comfortable, in fact, that they’re looking to use those assistants in their bathrooms — even while on the toilet.

That’s according to public relations firm Walker Sands’ 2018 “The Future of Retail” report, based on a survey of 1,600 U.S. consumers. Owners of voice-enabled devices reported using them most frequently for common functions, “like playing music, looking up information or checking the time.” The majority of people kept them in the living room, kitchen or bedroom.

But others want to use voice commands while in the bathroom: 14 percent of survey respondents said they keep their devices there already, and 19 percent said they would like to be able to use hands free commands in the shower. And, 13 percent “wanted more voice-controlled options for hands-free commands while on the toilet,” according to the report.

It appears some brands are listening, though it will cost you.

In August, Kohler is releasing a suite of voice-enabled bathroom fixtures from faucets to mirrors. Using your preferred voice assistant (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple HomeKit) you can turn on the sink with your voice using Kohler’s Sensate Faucet for $660, or get your shower running at the perfect temperature with its DTV+ Shower System for an estimated $3,300. The $1,332 Verdera Voice lighted mirror has Amazon’s Alexa technology embedded within the product, so you can ask it to play music, listen to the news, look up facts or use it as a hub to control the other devices in the suite. There is also the Numi Intelligent Toilet, launching in early 2019, which has a heated seat, plays music and displays colored lighting.

The company sees voice technology as a way to make rushed grooming routines easier. “Voice command in the bathroom makes sense because most of our tasks in the bathroom already utilize our hands — shaving, applying makeup, brushing hair — so having the ability to simply use our voices is an efficient and effective way to multitask,” Nicole Allis, a marketing manager at Kohler tells CNBC Make It.

In March, Moen released an Alexa-enabled shower system called U by Moen. It can turn on the shower, change the temperature and preset shower preferences with just a voice command. A system that controls two shower heads costs $1,225 and a system that controls four shower heads costs $2,265.

“Whether it’s connectivity with our home heating and cooling, sound or lighting systems, consumers are personalizing their spaces with smart home technologies,” Michael Poloha, a senior product manager at Moen tells CNBC Make it. “We thought, ‘Why not give consumers connected water?’”

The system currently just works with Alexa, but Moen has plans to work with Apple’s HomeKit in the future, and possibly Google, according to the company.

While privacy is an obvious concern with smart devices in your bathroom, Kohler CEO David Kohler says the technology is here to stay.

“Our life is connected now. We have devices on our wrist, we’re living in a connected world. We’re learning how to use this [technology] and how it can really hopefully improve our lives,” he told CNET in Januaryabout the line of voice-connected products. “Because of the intimacy of the bathroom space, you want to be careful and you want to preserve privacy, but at the same time, it can be an area where you can enjoy a lot more convenience.”


Tricks and mortar: a Melbourne design duo finds an unlikely new home

For a duo well-versed in exhibiting in spaces both virtual and pop-up, it’s surprising that the designers behind Dowel Jones should choose this moment to make their first foray into bricks-and-mortar retail. Then again, designers Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch are no strangers to courting the unexpected. Earlier this year, Dowel Jones staged a Lucky Dip exhibition that saw them riff on the suburban mythology of reject and two-dollar shops. Prior to that, they took their first upholstered collection of furniture to new frontiers – not only to New York Design Week but to the virtual space, where they collaborated with the New York-based Australian designer Tom Hancocks on a series of hyperreal 3D renderings of interiors in which to display their Sister collection.

It’s all part of an ongoing interrogation by the duo into how spaces form an integral part of how object design is experienced. The same could be said of their first Dowel Jones bricks-and-mortar retail venture, which adjoins the Boom Gallery in the Newtown suburb of Geelong in a heritage listed, former woollen mill. “The building has an incredible history,” Hardiman told GRAZIA. “In the past we’ve tended to choose locations for events and temporary launches based on the character of the building, and this building is no exception. Boom Gallery over the past seven years has cultivated a community of creative partitioners on Rutland Street through their gallery, shop, studio spaces and makers space, so we’re very happy to be joining a growing community and destination location.”

Where many of their contemporaries would look to fortify their presence online or in major cities, for Dowel Jones the long-discussed idea of opening a physical space has always dovetailed with the desire to do so outside of a major city (as recently as this year, the duo relocated their manufacturing to the Melbourne-adjacent city). For Hardiman, the work itself necessitates that it be able to be experienced in person, and not only on screen. “After we launched our first upholstered collection earlier this year we realised we really did need a physical space so that people could understand how these pieces would fit into the home,” he says. Everything contained therein (artwork not included) is a work of their own design, with the store then doubling as an immersive portfolio of their exhaustive offering to date. “We’ll be slowly introducing new smaller items into the store in 2019 so that those that don’t want to purchase a lounge can take something small home with them,” adds Hardiman. “The success of having a store so close to our factory means that we can update the interior with new, and never seen before pieces before they launch.”

It will also provide a home for the limited edition pieces that the designers create for exhibition at shows like Salone del Mobile, the Milan Furniture Fair, where earlier this year they showed Venena Arca (Latin for Poisonous Cabinet), a cabinet of curiosities clad in leather and tattooed with illustrations of toxic native Australian botanicals. “We see the store as not only a place to buy our furniture, lighting and accessories, but also a space to spend a little time in,” says Hardiman. In January, a second showroom will follow, this one based in Richmond; next month, however, they will launch a new project that utilises surplus and waste upholstery textiles to create fashion accessories. If it’s any indication, there will be plenty more tricks to com