September 28, 2011

Her Morning Elegance

Coming into Mille Fiori Spa you may have heard a lovely song playing by Oren Lavie entitled "Her Morning Elegance".  
The music video for this song is truly a work of art, so I wanted to share it with you all.

September 24, 2011

The art and benefits of clotheslines!

Laundry Facts

Average Annual Household Savings of more than $100/year.
  • Clothes Dryers are among the highest electricity/gas consuming appliance in your house, accounting for 6-10% of residential energy use.
  • Potential savings of $107.52 per year if you hang your laundry instead of using the dryer based on: 8 hrs a week (approximately 8 loads of laundry) :
    8hrs per day, 4 days per month = 160kWh per month@ $0.056 per kWh.
Conserve Energy and the Environment.
  • One ton of poisonous gases are created at the power plant each year to run your family's dryer alone.
  • Laundry products use renewable energy such as sun, wind instead of costly non-renewable resources like gas or electricity.
  • The clothesline is a low cost fail-safe "solar" device.
  • Hanging laundry encourages eco-friendly habits for future generations - small steps can make a difference to ensure a clean and healthy world.
Clothes dried on clotheslines/racks last twice as long as those dried in a machine.
  • Lint pulled out of the lint trap is fiber shredded from the clothes you just dried.
  • Clothesline dried clothes smell fresher, feel more natural and are wrinkle-free.
  • Outdoor clothes drying makes whites whiter and provides natural disinfection by the suns U.V. ray's.

September 17, 2011

The Last Personas

David Shaw is an incredibly talented Canadian artist, who will be having his first gallery show in Thunder Bay.  So, if by the off chance you happen to be in the northern Ontario neighbourhood between September 17th and October 9th, please do go and check out his current show.  It will blow you away!  Here's a sneak preview: 





September 10, 2011

DIY: Original Plate Holder

Using an old palette, hang it on the wall, and place some of your favourite plates in it!
A very simple, but yet beautiful way to enhance any wall.