2011年7月19日星期二

History and Culture of Tiki Statues

Most people are now familiar with tiki statues and masks from a tiki bar or a tropical-themed resort. A tiki statues is a unique and fun way to add that tropical feel in your home and yard.
Just like other collection of tropical décor, Tikis can be easily converted into conversation pieces. Since they are hand-carved, no two tikis are the same. The history behind them comes from Polynesian culture. Tiki was the first man, somewhat equivalent to Adam in Christian theology. It is thought that the idea originated in the Marquesas Islands before spreading elsewhere in the South Pacific. In this ancient culture, the word 'tiki' is also used to describe the spirit of a god or ancestor contained in a sculpture. The sculpture, which may be wooden or stone, is carved in their image. In Polynesia, tiki statues have been found dating back at least 3,500 years. This custom resulted in the popularity of tiki statues that today can be seen all over the world. Tikis were placed outside the doors of temples and other sacred Polynesian places.
Today, because of the mid-century tiki craze, tiki statues can be found all over the world. In Polynesia, there are artists and sculptors who draw their inspiration from the tradition of tiki statue carving. In the United States, 'tiki' has become a blend of all of these ancient cultural forms. Our Polynesian style tiki statues can add a beautiful tropical touch to any landscape. These statues can be a creative, unique, and colorful addition to your home or yard. All of our statues compliment our other tropical decor such as a romantic tiki hut, tiki torches, a bamboo tiki bar, bamboo fencing, and more. To complete your ultimate paradise, don't forget to also check out our other products for your home and yard, including tiki poles, a Mexican thatch, or a tropical thatch umbrella. Create your island escape today!

2011年7月5日星期二

Choose Bamboo Blinds for Your Windows

Looking for fresh ideas to cover your windows and add new life to your rooms? You can trybamboo blinds. Having bamboo blinds in your home can add a touch of class to your place without much effort.

Bamboo blinds are becoming more popular each day. These blinds can add a contemporary and natural appearance your home creating a "green" look. Like other types of blinds, bamboo provides the same advantage, it blocks out the heat, cold, sound and light. Another advantage of using bamboo blinds is that it's durable and easy to clean compared to traditional fabric or curtains where you have to pay for the laundry.

Using bamboo blinds helps you turn your dull window into something elegant and presentable. They can help you resize your room. If you have a smaller window and would like to make it look bigger, you may use full length bamboo blinds which could reach down to the floor. Thus create an illusion showing your window is longer. Another way to create an illusion is to place the blinds near the ceiling, which elongates your window. You can also make your window look wider by bamboo blinds that are wider than the window, or hang multiple panels.

Bamboo blinds are environmentally friendly, durable and can resist harsh weather conditions. Installing them is quick and easy as they do not require any special knowledge. Enhance your windows by using bamboo blinds and take advantage of the full range of benefits.