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Designer Maven Bjorn Bjornsson Makes a Splash in the Interior DesignIndustry with the Debut of his Icelandic Ocean Leather Home Furnishings Collection


New York, New York (PRWEB) May 01, 2014

New York based, award winning Interior Designer Bjorn Bjornsson is delighted to present his new Icelandic Ocean Leather Home Furnishings Collection, a new furniture and accessory line incorporating Ocean Leather made from Icelandic fish skin. The end result, in this lively interplay between the natural world and divinely constructed milieu, is genius! Bjornsson has re-purposed these ocean leathers, refining the hues for the modern palette for a line of furniture and accessories which appeal to both form and function.

For almost 20 years, Bjorn Bjornsson has established his own particular approach by unleashing his aesthetic ability and personality in the high-end interior design world. Bjorn has created many interiors for clients spanning European royalty, titans of Wall Street, denizens of high society and commercial buildings. Originally a native son of Iceland but now based in New York City, Bjorn rediscovered the craft of tanning fragile fish skins to produce fish leathers of incredible durability and natural look on a trip to his native land. Fish skins had been used for fashionable accessories, such as shoes, handbags and hats, since the 1940s in the couture fashion houses of Europe. These organic materials, recycled products of the fish industry, caught his attention and sparked his creative sensibilities to reinterpret this exotic ocean leather. Bjornsson has reclaimed and re-purposed this material for high end accessories to dress the home.

I decided why not use it on furniture. When I got back to my studio in New York, I created an furniture and accessory line, incorporating the fish skin as an accent or the main appliqu

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Wash Club NYC Releases How to Treat Weather-Damaged and Wet Leather as the Autumn and Winter Months Approach


New York, NY (PRWEB) September 25, 2013

As the fall and winter months approach, and with them come rainy and snowy weather, Wash Club NYC gives ways to treat weather damaged leather. Many times people get stuck outside in their leather jacket during an unexpected rain or snow storm. Whether it is a New York movie-goer out while its snowing or a motorcyclist suddenly riding through a rain storm during a cross country trip, at some point in each persons life, their leather product will experience weather damage.

Rick Rome, owner of the New York Wash and Fold Wash Club NYC, explains that, Damaged leather can cost a person thousands to replace or repair, but leather treatment is actually very simple. Below are the steps to cleaning wet or weather-damaged leather products.

The first step in cleaning a leather jacket is to allow the leather to dry out almost completely in a dry, room-temperature location. This may take up to an hour if the leather is extremely wet, but do not allow the leather to dry completely. The leather should be slightly damp while cleaning it. Once the leather is just damp, wipe off excess dirt or oil that is currently on the leather with a damp cloth or rag.

Once the leather is wiped down with a damp cloth, apply leather conditioner with finger tips, starting with a very small amount, and then adding more as needed. This can be done to the entire piece of leather, but must be done to the area that got wet. Water often brings oils out of the leather and these must be replaced. Leather conditioner, like Wilsons leather lotion or Lexol leather conditioner, will replace these lost oils and help to bring the leather back to a healthy glow.

Allow the leather to fully dry in a room-temperature place. Do not use heat to dry the leather faster, as this can damage leather further. This process could take up to several days. Once dry, go over the leather to find any dry or brittle areas, and rub conditioner into these locations as well.

It is very important to treat leather immediately and completely, without rushing the process. Damaged leather can easily be completely ruined if not treated properly, explains Rick Rome. Rome is the owner of the Manhattan and Brooklyn dry cleaner, Wash Club NYC. For heavily damaged leather, Rick suggests that people consult their local dry cleaner before attempting to treat the leather themselves.

About Wash Club NYC:

Wash Club NYC is a pick-up and delivery laundry service that offers affordable and eco-friendly wash and fold and dry cleaning services from residences or places of business in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Committed to providing top-notch quality customer service, Wash Club NYC also services commercial laundry in New York for colleges, salons, health clubs, private gyms and hospitality venues. To see what Wash Club NYC can do for you, visit http://www.washclubnyc.com.







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Marware Eco-Vue Kindle Leather Folio, Black (Fits Kindle Keyboard) Reviews

Marware Eco-Vue Kindle Leather Folio, Black (Fits Kindle Keyboard)

Marware Eco-Vue Kindle Leather Folio, Black (Fits Kindle Keyboard)

  • Folio style design combines protection and functionality
  • Innovative elastic hand strap helps hold the Kindle better when reading
  • Dual-purpose elastic strap keeps case open or closed
  • Inner storage pocket for personal items (credit cards, business cards, cash, a key, etc.)
  • Stylish, secure, functional, lightweight eco-leather design with microfiber interior

The verdict is in: The Eco-Vue is the perfect smart accessory for the stylish, eco-conscious Kindle reader–case closed. Marware didn’t just create a folio leather case–we created a folio style responsible leather case with tons of added functionality. From its innovative elastic hand strap system to its soft charcoal microfiber interior, the Eco-Vue was engineered with unmatched functionality and uncompromising style. In addition to the convenient interior hand strap that helps hold the Ki

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Marware Eco-Flip Genuine Leather Case Cover for Kindle, Black (fits Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, and Kindle Touch)

Marware Eco-Flip Genuine Leather Case Cover for Kindle, Black (fits Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, and Kindle Touch)

Marware Eco-Flip Genuine Leather Case Cover for Kindle, Black (fits Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle, and Kindle Touch)

  • Certified “Made for Kindle” accessory (fits Kindle and Kindle Touch)
  • Stands your Kindle/Kindle Touch vertically on a flat surface, with thin rubberized strips along the edge adding extra grip
  • Interior hand strap improves one-handed reading
  • Thin interior pocket stores small items such as IDs, cash or credit cards
  • Durable folio cover features RoHS compliant and soft microsuede interior for added protection

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