April , 2021
What do superheroes mean for you? Do you have a favourite? These are the types of questions interns at Marvel asked members of the public on this day in 1995 when National Superhero Day was born. In recent years, this day has been enthusiastically celebrated everywhere from schools to children’s hospitals with volunteers dressing up as the iconic heroes and paying a surprise visit to the wards. Regardless of how you answered the above questions, it’s clear that superheroes mean something to children and adults alike to have spanned across TV, books, comics, films and countless other platforms, now including Blackout Roller blinds.
We strongly align with the philosophy that every day is Earth Day but would never turn down the opportunity to talk about everything we are doing to preserve our environment. From our commitment to recycling to our made to measure business model, we are proud to be constantly reviewing and updating our initiatives to be as sustainable as possible.
Hygge (pronounced hue-gah) is a Danish word often translated to mean ‘cosy’, though it relates more to a feeling of slowness and comfort rather than purely physical sensation. The Danish climate is frequently cold and dark, rendering daily life potentially grueling and mundane. Hygge shifts the focus onto the beauty and intimacy of small, comforting rituals. Brewing herbal tea in a dainty china cup with matching saucer and savouring each sip is a perfect example of hygge. As is closing your rich fabric blinds and lighting a candle in your favourite scent. We’re here to show you how to encourage more moments of hygge within your own home.
From this week onwards, the rule of six is back and we can slowly start to open up our homes to the possibility of guests. The clocks have gone forward and the evenings are getting lighter. In short, spring is well and truly underway and it’s time to refresh your home accordingly!
The 3rd of April marks National DIY Day, celebrating the ethos of doing it yourself. During lockdown, this method of doing things has been applied to everything from haircuts to homeschooling, with varying degrees of success. There have even been those of us, frequently the smug types who learnt new skills during this time at home (eye-roll) that have turned their hand to traditional DIY.