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We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be enough for most of us. But these 14 beautiful bath design ideas we found might inspire to change things up in your bathroom as well!

Hammock-Like Bathtub



Designed by: Splinter Works

Ammonite Washbasin


Designed by: HighTech Design

Moss Rug



Designed by: Nguyen La Chanh

See-Through Bathtub


Designed by: Stern McCafferty | Image credits: hraggle

Patterned Sink


Designed by: omvivo

Ship Shower Curtains


Image credits: anthropologie.eu

Aquarium Sink


Image credits: opulentitems.com

Bicycle Sink


Designed by: Benjamin Bullins

Arctic Sink



Designed by: KO KO Architects

Yellow Submarine Bathroom



Image credits: Anthony Lindsey

Kub Basin



Designed by: Victor Vasilev

Glass Floor Bathroom


Image credits: Hernandez Silva

Glass Bath



Designed by: Kirill Myagkov

Amethyst Sink


Image credits: imgur.com

14 Brilliant Bathroom Designs


Donald Zolan Paintings of Heartwarming Childhood Innocence. His work celebrates the joy of childhood, with all its wonders, innocence, and love. Recall the sun-kissed days of childhood summers with these heartwarming Childhood Dreams .

Donald Zolan Biography:
Donald Zolan grew up in Brookfield, Illinois with a family full of artists so began drawing at age three. He was already working in watercolors and winning local competitions at the age of five. It wasn’t until he was thirteen that he won his first major art competition. His award for winning this competition was a scholarship to the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago. Not even three years later he won a scholarship to Chicago’s American Academy of Art.

He wasn’t able to pursue full-time formal training until after high school when he received a full scholarship to the American Academy of Fine Art. After he graduated from there he was selected as an apprentice with Haddon Sundbloom, a famous illustrator most known for his Coca-Cola Santa Claus. Over the next twelve years Zolan was very successful in the commercial art industry. However, he found that his passion was his fine art paintings which were shown in galleries and museums around the world. Finally, he opened his own gallery in Nantucket.

From there, his work has blossomed to what it is today. His images are licensed on a wide range of products by more than 20 national and international companies. His works have appeared on plates, dolls, figurines and other fine collectibles. His limited edition prints and original oil paintings are displayed in the finest galleries and museums.

His devotion to capturing the magical moments of childhood reflect back on Zolan’s own happy childhood in Brookfield, Illinois. His parents fully supported and nurtured their son’s talent, and, by his own admission, Zolan had an idyllic childhood in America’s heartland.
In his own words, Zolan expresses his love of children, “I love little children, the way their eyes light up with excitement as they awaken to the world around them. It’s a marvelous time of life, filled with wonderment. A time when each new discovery is another magical moment.”
This love and joy is reflected in his works. The unique combination of a subject matter so close to his heart and incredible talent, nurtured through technical training and years of experience, make Zolan’s paintings among the most popular in the world.


Donald Zolana's Paintings On Early Childhood


 خراٹے لینا ایک ایسی بیماری ہے جس پر عام طور پر کسی کا دھیان نہیں جاتا جس کی وجہ سے آپ کے ساتھ سوئے ہوئے افراد کو کافی کوفت اٹھانی پڑتی ہے اور نہ ہی خراٹے لینے کو بظاہر ایک بیماری تسلیم کیا جاتا ہے جس کی وجہ سے اس کے تدارک کیلئے بھی کچھ نہیں کیا جاتا اور نہ ہی اسے سنجیدگی سے لیا جاتا ہے۔ لیکن خراٹے لینا ایک خطرناک عادت ہے جس سے سانس میں خلل پڑتا ہے۔ اور یہ دل کی بیماریوں کے خطرات کو بڑھا دیتی ہے لہٰذا اس کا علاج بھی ضروری ہے۔ خراٹے لینے سے نہ صرف دل کی بیماریاں جنم لیتی ہے بلکہ آپ کا شریک حیات اس عادت کی وجہ سے علیحدہ کمرے میں سونے تک مجبور ہو جاتا ہے اور آپ کے اذدواجی زندگی بھی خطرے سے دوچار ہو سکتی ہے۔ یہاں پر چند گھریلو ٹوٹکے بیان کئے گئے ہیں جن کی مدد سے اس بیماری سے نجات پائی جا سکتی ہے۔

نمکین پانی کے غرارے: خراٹے لینے کی عام وجہ ناک کا بند ہونا ہے اور یہ علامات اکثر سردیوں میں دیکھنے میں آتی ہےں اس کی دوسری بڑی وجہ ناک کی بڑھی ہوئی ہڈیاں، ناک میں انفیکشن اور سوجن ہو سکتی ہے جس کے نتیجہ میں خراٹے آتے ہیں۔ اس سے نجات کیلئے غرارے اور ناک میں نمکین پانی کا سپرے کیا جائے تو بیماری سے نجات مل سکتی ہے۔ ایک چوتھائی کپ پانی میں نمک ڈال کر ڈاپر کی مدد سے ناک میں سپرے کرنے سے افاقہ ہوتا ہے۔ سونے سے قبل یہ عمل کریں 5 دن کے اندر اندر مرض دور ہو جائے گا۔

پودینے کا تیل: پودینے کا تیل سوزش ختم کرنے میں بہت ہی معاون دوا ہے اور یہ ناک کی اندرونی پرت کی جھلیوں میں سوزش کم کرنے میں مدد دیتا ہے۔ اس کو استعمال کرنے کیلئے انگلی پر چند قطرے پودینے کے تیل کے ڈالیں اور ناک کے دونوں اطراف میں زیریں جگہ پر لگائیں۔ یا پھر پانی میں چند قطرے پودینے کے تیل کے ڈال کر اس کی بھاپ لیں۔ پانی میں پودینے کا تیل ڈال کر غرارے کرنے سے بھی مرض دور ہوگا۔

گھی: قدیم روایتی طریقہ علاج کے مطابق اس مرض میں گھی کا استعمال بھی بہت سود مند ہے جو خراٹوں سمیت کئی بیماریوں کا علاج ہے۔ جو صدیوں سے اس مرض سے نجات دلانے کیلئے استعمال کیا جا رہا ہے۔ گھی کے چند قطرے ناف میں لگانے سے بھی مرض دور ہوتا ہے رات کو سونے کے قبل چند قطرے گھی ناک میں ڈال لیں مرض دور ہو جائے گا۔

زیتون کا تیل: زیتون کے تیل کے کئی فوائد ہیں جن میں سے ایک خراٹوں سے نجات بھی ہے۔ ناک کا حلق میں ضرورت سے زیادہ تناﺅ بھی خراٹوں کی بڑی وجہ ہے۔ زیتون کے تیل کا استعمال بھی خراٹوں سے نجات کیلئے روایتی علاج کے طور پر ہزاروں برس سے استعمال کیا جا رہا ہے۔ یہ تیل خراٹوں سے نجات کے علاج طالو کے پٹھوں کو مضبوط بھی کرتا ہے۔ زیتون کے تیل کے دو چمچ طالو میں لگانے سے مرض دور ہو جائے گا۔

چائے: عموما سانس کی بیماریوں اور الرجی کی وجہ سے سانس کی نالی میں سوزش ہو جاتی ہے جو خراٹوں کی وجہ بنتی ہے ایسی صورتحال میں گزنا یا بچھو بوٹی بھی بہت معاون ثابت ہوتی ہے جو سانس کی نالی کی سوزش کو ختم کرتی ہے۔ اس کو استعمال کرنے کیلئے بوٹی کے چند پتے چائے میں ڈال لیں یا پرتن میں خشک پتے ڈال کر ان پر کھولتا ہوا پانی ڈالیں اور 5منٹ بعد استعمال کریں۔ یہ بوٹی بھی مرض دور کرے گی۔


یوکلپٹس : یوکلپٹس کا تیل بلغم کو ختم کرنے اور سانس کی رکاوٹ کو دور کرنے میں ایک اہم دوا تصور کیا جاتا ہے جو قدرتی طور ر ناک کی سوزش کو بھی ختم کرنے کی صلاحیت رکھتا ہے۔ اس کا بہترین طریقہ علاج اس کی بھاپ لینا ہے۔ یوکلپٹس کے 2 سے 4 قطرے گرم پانی میں ڈال کر بھاپ لیں۔

پودینے کی چائے: پودینے کا تیل خراٹوں کیلئے مفید علاج تو ہے ہی اس کے ساتھ ساتھ پودینے کی چائے بھی پھپھڑوں کی چپچپاہٹ دور کرتی ہے اور اس میں شامل مینتھال سانس کی نالی کی سوزش کو ختم کرتا ہے جبکہ پودینے میں وٹامن، معدنیات اور منٹ بھی شامل ہیں۔ رات کو سونے سے قبل 8 سے 10پتے پودینے کے لئے انہیں ابال کراستعمال کریں۔

اس کے علاج ادرک، لہسن کا استعمال اور سونے کے طریقہ کار اور اوقات میں تبدیلی لا کر بھی خراٹوں کی بیماری سے نجات مل سکتی ہے۔ اس کے علاوہ وزن بڑھنا بھی خراٹوں کی بڑی وجہ ہو سکتا ہے۔ وزن کو کنٹرول کر کے خراٹوں میں کمی لائی جا سکتی ہے۔


1. Kilauea, Big Island, Hawaii. The most extreme place we put our kayakers to paddle to date.(© Alexandre Socci/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)


2. A big lizard in Kuwait. (© Khaleel Haidar/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest)

                                               


3. This photo, taken at the "end of the world" swing in Banos, Ecuador, captures a man on the swing overlooking an erupting Mt. Tungurahua. The eruption took place on February 1, 2014. Minutes after the photo was taken, we had to evacuate the area because of an incoming ash cloud. (© Sean Hacker Teper/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #




 


4. Living in a Box is living in Hong Kong. (© Norbert Well/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


5. This is a Western Grey Kangaroo caught lounging in the wineries of the Adelaide Hills in South Australia. This past Autumn has been a spectacular time for wildlife viewing and I got lucky to spot this guy while mountain biking in the hills. Such a funny stance it just begs the question... Have you been drinking? ...and or... Are you here for the Winery Tour?(© Greg Snell/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


6. While on storm chasing expeditions in the Tornado Alley in USA I have encountered many photogenic supercell storms. This photograph was taken while we were approaching the storm near Julesburg, Colorado on May 28, 2013. The storm was tornado warned for more than one hour, but stayed an LP storm through all its cycles and never produced a tornado, just occasional brief funnels, large hail and some rain. (© Marko Korosec/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


7. On my trip to the small island Heligoland in the north sea, I was able to take a few pictures of these fantastic northern gannets.(© Robert Sommer/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


8. Fierce Karo warrior with body paint, Omo Valley, Ethiopia. (© Sean Caffrey /National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


9. While on a trip off Baja, Mexico to unhook live sharks from fishermen's longlines, we were lucky enough to run into a massive school of mobula rays. The rays were moving quite fast and it was hard enough keeping up with them from the surface, let alone dive down to take a closer look. This photo was taken freediving to a depth of about 60 ft.(© Eduardo Lopez Negrete/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


10. A female leopard resting on a tree branch in Kwai, Okavango Delta, Botswana.(© Chris Schmid/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


11. Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Seeing the shafts of light in the canyon is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. It was a surreal feeling being surrounded by the towering cliffs. The only way I could capture this special moment of the weeping walls was after an incredibly torrential rain. I knew I had to get to a shallow portion of the river to unfold my tripod. I was drenched from head to toe by the falling water. Mist and rain covered the camera, but I fired a few shots. As I stood in awe of the scene, the sun broke through for a few seconds and cast God's rays into the side lit waterfall. (© Peter Lik/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) # 


12. Seal Loungeroom, taken on Isabella, Galapagos. (© Ryan Essex/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


13. Clew Bay Pipe Band Piper playing at the Achill Island, Ireland Saint Patrick's Day Parade.(© Glen McClure/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) # 

 14. I stood at the base of Niagara Falls in Ontario Canada with my camera, tripod and ND filter and 10 million gallons of water per minute. My camera was soaking when I was done and didn't think I had achieved the effect I wanted, but later found out it was worth taking an involuntary shower compliments of mother nature to get this photo. (© Barry Hodgert/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


15. Taken during "The Mayana Soora Thiruvizha" festival takes place every March in the small village of Kaveripattinam, India, the day after Mahashivarathiri (The great night of Shiva). (© Mahesh Balasubramanian/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) # 

 16. French Polynesia, Moorea, Tiahura. (© Gregory Bru/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) # 

 17. After hiking for twelve hours out of a nineteen hour trek, it was time to watch the sunrise at Dinosaur Ridge. When we first looked out, the mountains were completely covered by clouds, but within an hour the clouds dropped and this was what we saw. It felt like heaven, and you could hear everyone present for this moment screaming and shouting for joy! I'd never seen something so incredible, I had to meditate and have gratitude to have experienced this. Some locals said that they'd never seen the mountains like this, even in their 40+ years of hiking there. (© Ka Ram Shim/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) # 


18. I captured this shot end of the day with this amazing color reflection in the water. Yuanyang Yunnan China.(© Thierry Bornier/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) # 




19. In the afternoon, it was so hot at the bottom of the dune that the oryx ran to the dune top for coolness. When getting to the top, it stopped and posed for me to capture a shot. Sossusvlei National Park, Sossusvlei, Namibia.(© Bo Fu/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


20. The giraffes at Nairobi's Giraffe Manor are totally at home with humans. They will eat out of your hand, or even off your plate.(© Gavin Werbeloff/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


21. These ladies are past 80 years old and swim together everyday in the morning at Cottesloe beach in Perth, Australia.(© Robert McPherson/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


22. Aerial view of a kayaker in the Reuss river in Switzerland. (© Chris Schmid/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


23. Overlooking the beautiful vista of San Cristobal in the Galapagos Islands, a male carpenter bee drinks nectar from one of the native Scalesia flowers. (It was also a windy day; I was afraid he was going to bump into my camera.)(© Andrew Schnorr/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


24. Taiwan Folk temple activities. Head police in the World of Dead. (© HsiaoYing He/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


25. Rivers forming tree-like figures in the desert of Baja California, Mexico (© Adriana Franco/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 


26. A returning Gentoo on the shores of New Island, Falklands with a belly full of Krill for its young ones.(© Shanu Subra/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 27. Cowboy Josh Hoy keeps a close watch on the flames in the annual prairie burn on the Flying W Ranch in the Flint Hills of Kansas.(© Linda Misenheimer/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

 28. While watching her mother dive for salmon in the frigid glacier water of the Crescent River this young brown bear cub couldn't contain her excitement and stood up on her rear legs and politely made a waving direction towards me. In a matter of one hour this young cub ate several salmon that were provided by her intelligent and fearless mother. Deep in the Alaskan wilderness this brown bear family provided my favorite image of the year. (© Kevin Dietrich/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest) #

Prize-Winning National Geographic Photos, 2014


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