Decoded: What the Laundry Symbols on your Clothes Mean

Understanding the hieroglyphics (pictograms) on the care tags of your garments will allow you to wear your clothes longer and save you money. Washing The wash tub symbol gives directions for machine washing. Sometimes a dot will be used to indicated temperature. Other times you may see a temperature in Celsius. One dot – 30C is cold wash … Continue reading Decoded: What the Laundry Symbols on your Clothes Mean

Tile Trends 2015

I recently attended the Coverings trade show in Orlando. It was a terrific show with so much to see. Exhibitors come from all over the world to display the latest in colors, trends, manufacturing and technology. There were a few stand-outs in design trends this year. Here’s the rundown. Shape: Hexagon Once considered more “retro” … Continue reading Tile Trends 2015

TechTop: Qi Inductive Charging

Inductive charging (also known as “wireless charging”) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects.  Typically this is accomplished using an induction coil to create an alternating electromagnetic field from within a charging base station, and a second induction coil in the portable device takes power from the electromagnetic field and converts it back … Continue reading TechTop: Qi Inductive Charging

Happy Easter!

Wishing your Easter is decorated with love, peace and the joys of spring! *** I found this lovely photo on Danish website, Kom Med Ud. The pressed flower is so delicate and beautiful. If you want to try your own, there’s a tutorial available here and here.

Cork for the Bathroom

These days we are pretty comfortable with the use of cork for flooring and wall treatments but the notion of a bathroom fixture made from cork is pretty spectacular. GRANORTE, based in Portugal, is a leading sustainable flooring manufacturer and producer of cutting-edge cork products from vessels and tile to lighting and furniture. Initially created to recycle the … Continue reading Cork for the Bathroom