Monday April 14, 2014
SANUS and the International Association for Child Safety (IAFCS) have teamed up to decrease incidents of TV tip-overs. SANUS manufactures TV mounts and the IAFCS is a worldwide network of child safety professionals.
While many efforts are being made to raise awareness, unsecured flat panel TVs continue to pose a great risk, especially to young children. The increasing sizes and new ultra thin designs make for great TV watching experiences, but pose danger when the TV is not properly secured. It can easily topple off furniture when bumped or pulled, potentially causing injury or even death. Child injuries from TV tip-overs have nearly doubled in two decades. A study released in Pediatrics, a journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, concludes that the rate of TV related injuries is rising in children, and that prevention strategies including proper anchoring are needed.
SANUS and the IAFCS are encouraging caregivers to take proper precautions by mounting TVs in the home to reverse the trend on this growing issue. Both will share educational resources and safety solutions through the IAFCS website, a membership newsletter and social media channels for greater local and national engagement.
Additionally, the partnership will serve as a platform to further educate consumers on SANUS' national safety awareness campaign with Safe Kids Worldwide. Using this network of recognized experts in the field of safety, the joint venture hopes to inspire members to connect with families and caregivers in their local communities to create safer home environments.
Thursday April 10, 2014
Many rug manufacturers are showing their expanded home accessory collections at High Point.
Surya has expanded its lighting collection taking it up to 150 different offerings. These lighting options offer a variety of styles from conventional to over-sized, and include floor, table, and task lamps in a wide array of styles, finishes, and materials as you can see above.
Loloi on the other hand, has introduced a collection of 50 pillows that range from classic to contemporary, and neutral to colorful, to go with a variety of home decor options. The collection incorporates a variety of tones, textures, styles and sizes, all meant to complement their rugs.
Wednesday April 9, 2014
And now for something that is completely off topic, but cool, and also completely free. The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has developed a color app for the public, that is now available on iTunes.
Amateur filmmakers and content creators rejoice! The app helps predict how key ingredients in cinematography will interact. These key ingredients may include objects that you plan to photograph, along with other elements such as lights, camera, and filters. With the app, you will be able to visualize different possible combinations of elements by changing the key source light, filters or image sensors.
The Academy Color Predictor app for iPad iOS 7 will be highlighted at the 2014 NAB Show in Las Vegas this week.
Tuesday April 8, 2014
Among the new product introductions at the High Point Market are these low back recliners from Ekornes. If you are a fan of Stressless recliners from Ekornes, you might want to check these out.
These chairs are not meant to fully recline, and don't have matching ottomans. However, they come with rotating steel bases, and are the first Stressless line with adjustable seat heights for added comfort. The chair's patented Plus System allows the chair to respond to the body's movements for comfort and support.
The chair size is great for creating a flexible group seating, so you can use it for a dining or entertaining. Ekornes recently also created the Stressless Urban table in two sizes to facilitate that. The reclining chairs featured here are show grouped around the large Stressless Urban Table. When the low back recliners become available later this year, you will be able to order them in leather or fabrics with prices starting at $1,599 for Stressless City low back, and $1,695 for Metro low back.