Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Apr

Homage to Paolo Soleri

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As BG’s president, I am writing today’s blog to honor the visionary architect, Paolo Soleri who died April 9, 2013.  Paolo Soleri was an innovative builder and philosopher who designed and built an ornate utopian community on a desert mesa in Arizona, Arcosanti. In 1970, Soleri coined the word, arcology, a combination of ecology and architecture to describe his sparse Continue Reading ...
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Apr

The Day/Night Shade

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You’ve been thinking about blackout shades because you’re desperate for some shuteye, but at the same time, you need the morning light streaming in to help wake you up, and you for sure don’t want your neighbors gawking as you shuffle around in your bathrobe. What to do! A solution to all of these concerns is the new Blindsgalore Day/Night Continue Reading ...
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Apr

Love Our Planet

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Celebrate Earth Day by remembering our fragile, unique and irreplaceable Planet Earth. This simple but eloquent plea from our children always inspires me to treasure and borrow gently from our Planet. No one else says it better than Dr. Seuss: ...
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Apr

Blinds in Bloom

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Here in Southern California, we have a kick-start on Spring and my garden is bursting with vibrant color. The cool, misty nights and warm, luxurious coastal days coax my blooms to ecstasy. If gardening doesn’t excite you, but flowers and the colors and patterns of blossoms make you happy, see how “Blinds in Bloom” can make you smile, with no Continue Reading ...
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Apr

Happy B[earth] Day

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In our home, we celebrate “Birthmonths.” Birthdays, of course, too, but we don’t just stop at one day. You get the whole 1/12 of a year as your own. This month, I’m doing a mashup celebration of a Birthmonth and an early Mother’s Day.  I am pleased to announce the best Birthmonth of all, for the mother of all mothers: Continue Reading ...
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Apr

Color Earth

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April heralds a celebration of our Planet Earth. I am thinking of its fragility, complexity and connection to our singular lives. Earth’s colors are warm and muted which beckon us to solitude, contemplation, comfort…a nesting place where natural tones offer peace and protection…colors that calm us and can be replicated in our homes. Earth is my inspiration this month as Continue Reading ...
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Apr

We Are Featured on Today Today!

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Tune in today to NBC’s Today because Blindsgalore’s coolest new product will be featured. This product, the Simple Fit® Pop In Shade, practically installs itself. You won’t need any tools, screws, brackets, hardware, parts or any of that other scary stuff to get this shade installed. All you need is a pair of hands. You pull off a sticker, place Continue Reading ...
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Apr

Need Some Space? Try A Floating Room Divider

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Have you ever needed a little space but still want to be in touch with the rest of the room? Tell me about it. As a member of Control Freaks Anonymous (so much for the anonymous part), I can certainly commiserate that there are times when you need focus, a breather or just some darned space, but you’re not quite Continue Reading ...