These Ikea bathroom lighting ideas make a small space feel bigger and brighter, fast

It’s about this time of year that we start looking for bathroom lighting ideas. You know the feeling: you drag yourself to the bathroom in the semi-dark, switch on the light and behold your pallid complexion and even paler bathroom. Just us? Okay… But there’s no denying that, as the days get shorter, a bathroom that just about scrapes through in summer can begin to feel dingy, cramped and, well, disappointing – sometimes even that good decor can’t quite rescue it. The answer, of course, are good bathroom lighting ideas. And if you’re looking for a ‘got everything covered’, affordable range, think Ikea lighting.  Here, we take you through the very best of the range (to save that aimless website scrawl or sweaty in-store scrum), and have given you some handy tips on how to use it to best effect. For tons more inspiration and know how, go to our bathroom lighting ideas design gallery. Every room needs a focal point to make it feel well-designed but that’s not always easy in a bathroom. Ideally, it might be a gorgeous roll top bath placed centrally under a window with a view of rolling countryside… but that’s not everyone&#...

Rubber soul: How a pink light bulb grew into a collection of over 6,500 erasers for one Sask. woman

When she was 10 years old, she saw a pink light bulb eraser. Her mom thought it would be nice to buy it and start a collection, the Balgonie, Sask., woman said. “That was the bright idea to start this collection and then it just kind of went from there,” Thurman said. “Everywhere we went we saw any eraser and if I didn’t have it, we would buy it.” Thurman and her mom started filling shoe boxes. Later, they started laying them out and tying them to foam pieces to make them easier to move. “You could definitely walk through time for some of these,” she said. “I have Smurfs from when the Smurfs first came out — and Sesame Street when it was new.”   With each new Disney movie there was a new eraser, another with each new Xbox game or major sporting event, as well as others from different places around the world. Thurman prefers searching local shops for erasers rather than shopping online — she likes the excitement of finding an eraser she doesn’t have.  She has a mental inventory and can tell by looking at an eraser in a store whether it’s one she already has. But she doesn’t go on shopping trips specifically ...