Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tips for Choosing Pendant Lighting

Design Blog Sociale - 3 July 2008 - Scheisse pendant lamp by Hans Bleken Rud for Northern Lighting C
Flickr photo by Design Blog Sociale

Pendant lights are one of the most versatile choices in modern lighting. They can be hung in multiples or alone, and they often make a bold statement. In addition, pendant lighting is practical, placing direct streams of light right where you need them. There are some tricks, however, to hanging pendant lighting correctly. Follow these basics to make sure your lights have maximum effect. 

Design Considerations

The first thing to get a grasp on is the style of your home's overall decor. Look for materials, colors and textures that go with your home's architectural and style elements. Choose metals like chrome for a sleek, modern feel or opt for brass to fit a home that's more classic and traditional. There are so many styles, colors and materials out there. A good idea would be to browse magazines or home design sites online to get some ideas of what you like prior to shopping. If you are going with multiple fixtures above a counter or other work space, it's best to go with the rule of three, choosing three of the same lamp to space evening apart in the space.

Size and Scale

You want the size and scale of your pendant lighting fixtures to flow comfortably with that of your room. Thus, if your room is large, with oversized furnishings, it's likely that you can go big and bold with your light fixtures. On the other hand, a small, compact area may require a more petite pendant. If you're hanging pendants above a counter, a common rule of thumb is to be sure the diameter of the pendant fixture is at least 10" smaller than the counter width in order to ensure there is enough headroom for the people who are seated there.

Pendant Height

Once you've determined the size range of the lights you'll need and are ready to hang them, the next question you're likely to have is at what height to hang your lighting fixtures. The bottom edge of your light fixture should be approximately 30" above the surface of the table, bar or counter below it. This height allows sufficient illumination without glare, as well as plenty of headroom. However, if you have tall ceilings, more than 8' high, you'll want to add an extra 3" to the height of the pendant for every additional foot.

These are a few tips to get you started on the right track to the perfect pendant lighting. Happy shopping!
Monday, April 21, 2014


Let’s talk about an issue all women face and never talk about - feminine freshness.  

I know.  It is one of those things we females barely talk about and if we do, it is with hushed tones and bowed heads, with lots of nervous giggling.  But being cool and fresh, especially down there, during these hot summer months, should be top priority.

I am sure you know the whole routine – like taking a shower daily, making sure your armpits and everything down south are clean, wearing clean clothes and underwear -  to prevent feminine itch , odor and infections. 

Here are more sure-fire weapons to stay cool, fresh and odor-free this hot, humid summer.

Priva Feminine Wash by Unilab

1. Wear cotton underwear.    

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Places To Visit in Baguio City During the Holy Week

Baguio City has never been so crowded and busy as during the holy week. In fact, SM is business as usual, open from 10 AM to 10 PM on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. 

Which makes you think of fun rather than recharge your spirit and reconnect with God, right?

Baguio is home to a number of retreat houses, quiet, solemn places where you can really reflect and hang out with God.  And they have the most beautiful gardens, too.  I have provided a list here, and you might try them once you have a chance to visit the city. 

You can try to visit these places, too:

The Lourdes Grotto
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