Summer Simplicity

Bring the sunshine indoors with these summertime decor tips!

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The longer, hotter days of summer comes with a surge of energy and inspiration for home projects. Creating beautiful, comforting spaces that leave you feeling fresh and inspired all year long doesn't have to be complicated. Often, it’s the simple touches that make your home uniquely yours. A mix of décor styles can really take your home to the next level. Here are some of our best tips on crafting a gorgeous summer style.

Easy Recycling Tips

Some simple ways to practice your 3 R's at home

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Whether you believe in Global Warming or not, there’s no denying the colossal amounts of waste that humans produce every day. Practicing your 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) is an easy way to be a bit more conscientious of what you’re throwing away, potentially saving even more indecomposable plastics from winding up in landfills for the next century or two. Often, we think that if we’re using our green recycling bins at work for plastics and paper, we’re keeping ahead of the curb, but what if we told you that most of these items still end up going to the landfill? Keep reading for some easy ways that you can Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle at home!Whether you believe in Global Warming or not, there’s no denying the colossal amounts of waste that humans produce every day. Practicing your 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) is an easy way to be a bit more conscientious of what you’re throwing away, potentially saving even more indecomposable plastics from winding up in landfills for the next century or two. Often, we think that if we’re using our green recycling bins at work for plastics and paper, we’re keeping ahead of the curb, but what if we told you that most of these items still end up going to the landfill? Keep reading for some easy ways that you can Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle at home!

What do Clocks and the Roman God of Thunder Have in Common?

More than you might think

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It turns out that analog clocks have more in common with Roman mythology than you thought. If you’ve ever looked at the dial on a Roman numeral analog clock and wondered why the notation for ‘4’ was ‘IIII’ instead of the subtractive “IV” that we've come to know, then read on!

History of the Chimes

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When someone asks you to hum the Westminster chime, chances are, you know exactly what they’re talking about. That graceful 4-note melody is as distinctive to clocks as it is ingrained in our souls. But what is it, and why is that chime used in clocks? What about the other chimes? Where do they come from and why are they used?

Let’s jump right in and examine each of the main chimes!

How to Synchronize The Chiming Movement

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You proudly hang your clock, set the time, wind it up (if it’s mechanical) and watch happily as it ticks around the dial, but when it reaches the hour, you don’t hear that familiar Westminster chime that it should be playing. What gives? Chiming or striking mechanisms are easy to throw off, especially if you’ve replaced your movement or removed the hands of the clock at some point. To find out how to properly synchronize the hands and chiming movement, read on, dear Emperor readers!

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