General Information

  1. Choosing a new mirror online

    There are many reasons why someone may purchase a new mirror. It could be that the mirror has been purely chosen for functional reasons so it can help them when they are getting dressed or ready to go out. It might be just for decorative purposes to hang in a living room or dining room, or it might be to create the feeling of more space by reflecting light around the room. Whatever your reasons, there’s a lot to be said about buying the right mirror online. There are many options to consider when you are choosing a new mirror. There are many different styles to choose from including traditional as well as more modern designs. If you want to create a focal point or a real ‘wow’ factor in the room there are mirrors which will do this also. The only real way to get an idea of what mirror would look right in your room is to choose the wall where the mirror will be situated and then take some measurements to see how it will fit. You can then look at the various mirror designs online a

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  2. Keep track of your child’s development with handy mirrors

    It is a sad fact of life that children soon grow up, making it more important than ever to enjoy them while they are young. One way to share in their development as they go through life’s stages is to track their height and other achievements. Whether you have a little girl or a boy, wanting to know how tall they are compared to other siblings and friends is only natural. In the past, people used to mark on a wall or door frame in pencil what a person’s height was at a certain age. There is no need to do this any longer as you can now buy the ‘How Tall Am I Mirror’. It is not just kids who can enjoy having this mirror around as you can share the moment with them as they measure how tall they are. With measurements in centimetres and inches, you can track their progress at different ages, while having fun at the same time. The whole family can get involved with this activity. Instructions on how to get the best use out of the mirror are included, along with two re-usable mar

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  3. The colourful pattern of the kaleidoscope

    It was way back in 1815 when Sir David Brewster came up with the design for the kaleidoscope, where a number of mirrors are attached together to form a circle. Coloured bits of glass are often used to create a beautiful pattern. When a person looks into one of these objects, they see this array of colours due to the fact that light enters the other end and reflects off the various mirrors which have been formed together. Over the years many artists have used kaleidoscopes within their creations to create various colourful patterns. Within the object chamber things like beads or pebbles can be used to make up the form. While most people do not think about having these tubes as devices within their homes these days, they are a reminder of what can happen when light is reflected to make beautiful patterns. It is true that you might choose to opt for a more minimalist modern design when looking for a decorative mirror for your home, but if you want something more unusual, you m

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  4. Looking at yourself in the mirror

    It is a common saying to ‘look at oneself in the mirror’ and this basically means that you are assessing where you are at in life and what you see. Mirrors have been used for many years now to reflect the image of a person and show them how they look at a particular time. Having a mirror handy in the bathroom or bedroom is really helpful as they can really help you to get ready or put make-up on when you are going out or having friends round for dinner. If you have a job interview you can check how you look before you leave the house. There are lots of different situations where a mirror can assist a person in showing them how they look at a particular time. They can reassure someone that they are looking their best, giving them confidence when facing others. The reflective surface shows you what other people will see when they look at you. In choosing a mirror for your home it is important to think of its purpose. Some mirrors are bought as decorations, while the mirrors we h

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  5. Mirrors and technology

    When most people are asked to come up with uses for mirrors they will generally refer to them as personal grooming objects or decorations to be hung on the wall, able to bring more light into a room while making it appear more spacious. However, mirrors are widely used in other areas as well. Mirrors are used in architecture and building construction, interior design and can also be used in the manufacture of different technologies. As well as traditional scientific uses such as mirrors found in telescopes and lasers, these objects are commonly used in cameras and all kinds of industrial machinery too. The majority of the purposes for mirrors when used in technological creations are designed for visible light, but are also suitable for other types of waves in non-optical equipment. If you take a look around your home you would be surprised how much of your media equipment utilises mirrors within its construction. Take televisions and projectors, for instance. The latest high d

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  6. A mirror in basic terms

    All around us there are examples of mirrors. In every corner of society mirrors are used for a number of different purposes. But what exactly is a mirror and why are these objects so useful to us? In this article we will be considering these questions and pondering the reasons for the popularity of mirrors through to the present day. Technically speaking, a mirror can be defined as an object able to reflect sound or light in a manner that manages to maintain most of the original quality just before it makes contact with the mirror. There are also mirrors able to filter certain wavelengths and preserve others in its reflection. A mirror is inherently different from the majority of other objects with light-reflecting qualities. You can get mirrors in a range of forms, from plane mirrors with flat surfaces to curved mirrors which manage to distort the image reflected on its surface. Most people when they think of mirrors refer to them as decorative objects within a home or when

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  7. How sportspeople use mirrors to tone their muscles (Part 2)

    In the last article, we explained how mirrors can be used for a number of different purposes as well as being placed on a wall as a decoration. They can actually serve to help sports men and women with their exercise regime and ensure they are carrying this out correctly. We will now consider how full length wall mirrors can be great in helping those involved with bodybuilding and weightlifting. As weights are used in various repetitions, the sportsperson can see how their form is improving and that the exercise is working in the proper manner. You can use a mirror to closely inspect how well you are doing and then step away again afterwards. If you find that you are not performing the exercise in the right way, you can always modify it accordingly until you get into the perfect rhythm and are doing your sets correctly. Mirrors can also help these people involved in sports to visualise the way they would ideally want to look and this can give them motivation as they see the

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  8. How sportspeople use mirrors to tone their muscles (Part 1)

    Mirrors have a wide range of different uses, some which are well-known such as when getting dressed and seeing how clothes look on a person and for a man to shave without cutting himself, while others are not so common - like to aid in sport. One way many athletes and those into sports are using mirrors is to develop muscle. You may have seen mirrors in gyms and sports centres as these decorative objects help people to check themselves and the position they are in to make sure they are carrying out a certain exercise correctly or not. They can flex their muscles using them and may also pose in front of a mirror in a changing room to see how their body is progressing. In a sport such as bodybuilding, participants often use these as a tool to aid them in their progress. They certainly do more than simply admire themselves and what the image displays, but they contemplate every movement to see how their preparation is going. In the next article we will look at this in a bit more

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  9. Retailer looks to make use of virtual mirrors

    It has been revealed that department store chain John Lewis is to incorporate virtual mirrors in its buildings at some point over the next year as it aims to improve its level of service and create more cross-selling opportunities. This new interactive service will give customers the opportunity to virtually ‘try on’ the store’s clothing products and accessories by superimposing the fashion items onto their reflection. The system has been designed by tech company Cisco and they expect that this new facility will prove to be popular with customers. The first John Lewis outlet to be fitted with these virtual mirrors is the Exeter store, which is being used as a trial. As long as it is successful, the system will be rolled out to one of John Lewis’ flagship stores. Speaking to Retail Gazette, Clive Grinyer, Director of Customer Experience at Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group, said:

    “The technology takes the drudgery out of searching for items and exposes
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  10. Behold the Magic Mirror

    When it comes to lithographic prints depicting impossible constructions and mathematically-inspired architecture, you would automatically think of the Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher. Most famous for his perceptive Ascending and Descending piece, M.C. Escher has produced many other intricate designs. One of these is the Magic Mirror from 1946. This lithograph print portrays a vertically standing mirror, which is supported by wooden struts, on a surface made up of tiles. As with most of Escher’s work this is all about perspective and in this instance it looks down at an angle to the right of the object. The mirror image is focused on a number of miniature griffin sculptures, with these winged lions emerging from the mirror’s surface, before trailing away in single file. A sphere is placed on both sides of the mirror. It is instantly obvious that it is a mirror as the angular reflection of the objects on the surface of the mirror work as you would expect. However,

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