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5 Bright + Cool Father's Day Gifts

Ditch the Socks and Ties, Here Are Some Functional Gifts for Dad

Poor dads, every year it’s the same scenario – cheesy ties, socks or koozies declaring him the “#1 Dad”. It’s a wonder many of you haven’t been disowned yet. This year, show your dad just how special he is by adding a bit of comfort and style to his everyday life. Here are five Father's Day gifts he is sure to love.

Father's Day Gift Options

1. Rustic Dad: Industry Ceiling Fan by Period Arts Fan Co.

The Period Arts Fan Company’s Industry ceiling fan features a vintage-inspired motor housing with smooth maple wood blades. The rust finish has a weathered feel while the blade badges add an industrial element. This ceiling fan reminds us of a worn men’s sweater with elbow patches. This ceiling fan is ideal for bedrooms, offices, garages or man caves.

2. Classic Dad: Eco-Task LED Floor Lamp by ET2 Contemporary Lighting

Father's day gifts should make your dad shine. Light up your dad's smile this Father's Day with the ET2 Eco-Task LED Floor Lamp features a sleek swing arm design as classic as Sinatra and martinis. The lamp’s integrated dimmer allows dad to enjoy the right level of lighting, whether he’s crunching numbers or reading his favorite book. The satin nickel finish complements most home decors. This lamp is ideal for offices, studies or reading nooks.

Pinspiration: Top 5 Summer Fans for 2014

Plus Decor and Design Tips for these Summer Ceiling Fans

 

The re-pins and hearts have spoken and dual ceiling fans are the winning choice for your 2014 summer cooling needs. Here's our top five summer fans for 2014 as chosen by our Pinterest followers, along with some installation and decor tips.

 

1. Minka Aire: Gyro

 

The Minka Aire Gyro Collection has collectively received hundreds of re-pins and hearts. This chic collection is known for its dual-motored design. It oozes class and sophistication and is perfect for offices, bedrooms, living rooms and workshops.

 

See the entire Minka Aire Gyro Collection.

 

Gyro Minka Aire App

 

Colors: These fans go great with Earthy tones like browns, burnt oranges, deep greens or reds.

 

Textures: Blend this focal piece with brick, oak, cedar and tanned leather.

 

2. Matthews: Bianca Direcional

 

This unique fan has over four hundred re-pins on Pinterest. It’s stylish and designed to fit in even smaller rooms. The blades can be adjusted up to 180° for the perfect summer breeze. Place this summer ceiling fan in recreation rooms, gyms, foyers and kitchens.

 

View more of the Matthews Bianca Direcional Collection.

 

Direcional App Image

 

Colors: Use with neural colors like silver, grey, white and ivory.

 

Textures: This looks great paired with textures of lighter woods, metal and cloth furniture.

 

How to Make Paper Fans for Summer

A Cute and Energy-Efficient Cooling Option in 9 Easy Steps

 

The summer season is the start of many things - balmy temperatures, outdoor dining and entertaining, and fans. If you're a savvy host, you've already installed a decorative outdoor fan or plugged in a vintage-inspired pedestal fan to keep your guests cool. If you haven't, there's still a way to hold onto your great host status - paper fans.

Paper Fans

Yes, paper fans. Handheld paper fans are an inexpensive way for guests to stay comfortable under the sun. They're cute and energy efficient, and did we mention they're super easy to make? Dust off your grammar school arts & craft skills or better yet, follow our quick tutorial below (adapted from Celebrate Always).

Drift Off to Sleep with Smart LED Lighting

The Drift Light Bulb by Saffron Helps You Sleep Easy

 

What does a warm bath, a good book, and a smart LED bulb all have in common? They all prepare your body for a restful night’s sleep. The Drift Light by Saffron promises to help you fall asleep naturally by casting warmer lighting and mimicking the setting sun.

Bye Bye Blue

The Drift Light Bulb by SaffronSome screw-in LED bulbs can help you save on your monthly utility bills, but they could also rob you of a good night's sleep. The energy-saving bulbs emit a blue hue that suppresses melatonin production, a hormone that promotes sleep and activates only when it's dark. Sleep or lack thereof affects mood, productivity, and health.

 

The Drift Light emits less blue light than traditional LED bulbs, producing instead a warm incandescent-like light. This allows users to enjoy the beauty of incandescent lighting and the energy savings of LED lighting without compromising their sleep.

Sleep Easy

The Drift Light features an innovative auto-dimming function that sets it apart from other smart LED bulbs. The bulb slowly dims over a period of 37 minutes, the average time of a sunset, gradually transitioning a room from light to dark. The idea behind the faux sunset is to encourage relaxation and increase melatonin in preparation for sleep.

Greenhouse Gases 101: 5 Easy Prevention Tips

Save the Environment from Greenhouse Gases by Following These Simple Steps.

 

Earth is estimated to be roughly 4.5 billion years old. Our atmosphere has been continually evolving ever since. An extraordinary balance of elements come together allowing life to form and thrive on this planet. It’s our legacy to protect this unique planet for future generations by reducing greenhouse gases. Learn how using these efficient lighting, fan, cutting excess, driving and gardening tips can reduce this generation's carbon footprint.

 

What is the greenhouse effect?

 

A very basic definition of the greenhouse effect is when greenhouse gases form a protective layer around the Earth that captures some of the heat rays from the sun, which keeps Earth from being a frozen planet and allows for organisms to grow.

Greenhouse Gases Infographic

The theory of global warming is that the more greenhouse gases we release into the air the thicker the protective layer grows, capturing more heat from the sun, ergo, Earth gets continuously warmer. Many worry Earth may one day become too warm to sustain life.

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