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Home Living : December 6th 2011
2 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 fu1959 LIGHTS SWITCH ON TO SAFETY FAIR Trading has warned con- sumers to make sure Christmas lights, decorations and electri- cal products meet Australian safety standards. And when decorating, be careful not to overloaded elec- trical circuits that can result in fire. QUICK CHECKLIST Indoor lighting and power chords are not waterproof so they should not be used outdoors Synthetic Christmas trees can be highly flammable so only custom-made lights and decor- ations should be used Use extra-low-voltage lights, particularly for outdoor displays Never use illegal alterations to fixed wiring to connect lights or other equipment Only use lights and trans- formers designed for outdoor use and outdoor displays Never overload power boards by connecting an excessive num- ber of lights. DECORATIONS DECKED OUT IN STYLE CHRISTMAS IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS Look to the natural surroundings when decorating. JUST like the interior, outdoor areas can be utilised and trans- formed to reflect your person- ality. A deck is the ideal place for hosting guests this Christmas and makes handling the fes- tivities much easier. Comfortable seating, the right decorations, lighting and shade help make the occasion special. And a simply decorated Chri- stmas tree will give your deck some real holiday spirit. Al- ternatively, add a pot planted with a variety of pine and decorate. Large floor cushions with outdoor rugs and mats will provide added comfort and ex- tra seating. For decks without shade, tie a large piece of canvas over the top or get a temporary sail. Deck umbrellas add comfort and colour. Bring the fan out and set up a drink station with a large con- tainer filled with ice. Decorate with candles and burn incense sticks and oils. And to keep mozzies at bay, get some citronella lamps and cand- les. Add paper lanterns or lights and have insect repellent handy. If your deck is near a swimming pool or spa, decorat- ing options are endless. www.designarobe.com.au • FREE Measure & Quote • 10 Years Guarantee CUSTOM MADE BUILT IN WARDROBES Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 Showroom Open 6 Days We await your visit to our showroom! 9748 0844 BUILDING LIC NO 204289C 2248520 29/11 Also New Showroom Open Shop 1 14 Cammeray Road Cammeray t/PSVTU /PSPU /P GBEJOH t %VSBCMF QPMZQSPQZMFOF t .BJOUFOBODF 'SFF t 'MPPS JODMVEFE 13&.*6. 065%003 4503"(& GPS $JUZ $PBTU 1IPOF 1300 688 786 PS WJTJU UP MPDBUF B TUPDLJTU OFBS ZPV www.outstore.com.au 2063728m 6/12 Purveyors of American Indian & Indigenous Art Silver Plume Gallery 1/3 Knox Street Double Bay Ph 9362 3324 email@example.com Collection on exhibition until 29 February 2012. Visit our website www.silverplumegallery.com.au for more details Native American Treasure Advertisement NATIVE American art collector Tad Anderman found his niche early in life. At the age of 15 and after years of pestering, he received his first two Hopi tiles as a Christmas gift from his parents. Since then his collection of the ceramic tiles from the Hopi reservation in Arizona has grown to become the third largest in existence. "They are captivating : happy go lucky art forms, almost playful in their mannerisms" he said. Painted between 1880 and 1910, the tiles were solicited by Indian trader Thomas Keams who encouraged Hopi potters to paint religious motifs and figures. There were less cultural pressures in the late 1880s-1900s, thus many Katcina deities were recorded on these tiles. In fact some of the depicted Katcinas danced in this collection are no longer danced today. Today a little over 1500 Hopi tiles still exist in museums and private collections. Of the tiles remaining two thirds of them are in four collections, the largest collection being the Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado (310).The other collections are Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass (270), George Taylor Anderman Private Collection, Sydney,Australia (161) and the Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff,Arizona (100). The collection of 161 tiles is currently on display at Mr Anderman s Double Bay gallery, Silver Plume.
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