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August 22, 2004|By Lori Sears | Lori Sears,SUN STAFF

Show your homeM-Fs true colors

Give your walls, upholstery, floors and artwork a little zip with GE Reveal light bulbs. Simply replace your ordinary incandescents with Reveal bulbs and see your home interiorM-Fs whites appear whiter and its colors richer, more vibrant and less yellow.

The powder-blue Reveal bulbs, with the element Neodymium added to their glass, filter out the dull yellow cast from ordinary bulbs.

Reveal bulbs come in 40-, 60-, 75- and 100-watt, and in threeways, flood lights, vanity globes and candelabra lights. They are available at home and hardware stores and cost from $2.99 to $6.99.

Call 800-GE-LAMPS or visit www.geconsumerandindustrial. com.

Noodles better than peanuts

Sending a kid off to college? Remember the care packages. And consider the new Scotch Packing Noodles from 3M to aid in your packing. The noodles, a no-static-cling alternative to M-tpeanuts,M-v are a simple, no-mess packing solution. They come in an interlocking slice and easily break into noodle pieces. With three times the density of M-tpeanuts,M-v the noodles provide strong protection for heavy items. Like a few dozen homemade brownies.

The 3M Scotch Packing Noodles are available at office supply, discount and retail stores, and sell for $3.99 for a single slice or $12.99 for a cube of four slices. Visit www.3M.com or call 888-3M HELPS.


ThereM-Fs no shady business with the new Silhouette window shadings from Hunter Douglas. The new Top-Down/Bottom-Up TiltAnywhere shades (above) are quite definitely on the up-and-up. The versatile Silhouette shades, with soft fabric vanes held between sheer facings, can be opened from the top down or from the bottom up, or both at the same time. And with its TiltAnywhere feature, the vanes may be tilted regardless of position. Hunter DouglasM-F intention was to offer consumers privacy along with optimal light. The new Silhouette shades range in price from $543 to $841.

Also new from Hunter Douglas are Luminette Privacy Sheers in three sheer fabrics. Sheer Linen (above, right) features a tailored weave, Summer Breeze offers delicate checks, and Abstractions presents a contemporary, fluid pattern. The new fabrics retail from $507 to $1,314.

To purchase, visit www.hunterdouglas.com or call 800-937-STYLE. Products are available at local window and shade retailers.


View the exhibit Vacations on Canvas, paintings by gallery artists, through Sept. 3 at Andrei Kushnir Michele Taylor Gallery, 8289 Main St., Ellicott City. Pictured is Andrei KushnirM-Fs oil painting M-tSummer at the Beach.M-v Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays. Call 410- 465-4467.

Home Front welcomes interesting home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Lori Sears, Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, or fax to 410- 783-2519. Information must be received at least four weeks in advance to be considered.

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