Archive for December, 2011

Doodling on walls


Seriously! There’s no need to limit imagination.

As a child, did you ever ruin the pristine walls of your house? Did you ever pretend play being a teacher with room full of imaginary students, writing and drawing on doors & walls to teach the class what you had learnt at school? I did! And often got into trouble for messing up the walls. I was told to express my creativity only and only on small pieces of  sketch paper or small chalk boards.

Well, gone are those days!  The new product “writeUp h2o” introduced by Designtex can be painted on  surfaces in any shape, size or color to make them write-able and erasable!


Counter Tops


GraniteGranite: Granite tops the popularity charts when it comes to selecting natural stone kitchen counter tops. With a wide variety grain pattern and colors to choose from, it is one of the hardest and strongest material. Not only is it scratch resistant but can also withstand high heat. Granite is also bacteria and stain resistant which makes it a one time investment and favorable choice for those who can afford it. It can be used as polished, honed, flamed or brushed to suit several design scenarios.

 MarbleMarble: Marble counter tops are also considered elegant and spectacular. Its available in a wide variety of soft hues and also some stunning black variety. Being porous it stains easily therefore used in areas that are less busy in the kitchen. however it is favored largely by bakers and is considered an ideal surface for rolling the dough. It looks warm and luxurious in most conditions whether it is honed or mirror polished.

Engineered StoneEngineered Stone: Engineered stone is composed of 93% quartz mixed with resin and pigments to create a humongous range of colors . It has granite like properties such as being heat, scratch and chemical resistant. It is favored in modern kitchens where color can be used to create huge impact and without having to struggle with uniformity of pattern and appearance. Some brands on the market include DuPont Zodiaq®, LG Viatera®, Cambria Quartz, and Silestone®.