Elica launches new range of classic and pro series hobs

Feb 09, 2018

Elica, the brand synonymous with innovation, comfort, safety and convenience for your Kitchen space, now unveils a new range of brass burner hobs for Indian cooking. A cut above the rest, Elica’s USP remains tailoring international design to suit Indian cooking. So, add that international look to your kitchen with Elica’s Classic and Pro series range of hobs but with an Indian twist!

Recognized for offering quality, functionality and aesthetics and Elica’s new range of Classic and Pro series is no exception! The elegant and smart finish enhances the durability and convenient maintenance which adds to the wow factor. Extremely sleek in appearance the new collection is in sync with the evolving concept of urban household kitchen where everything is clean, linear and goes into the cabinet.

The new range incorporates rapid flame brass burners, 5 jet technology in burners. To ensure added durability the range utilizes heavy duty brass burners and cast iron pan supports.

Another defining characteristic of the Classic and Pro series is the flame failure safety device. Additionally this new series of hobs require hassle-free day to day maintenance. With spill proof pan supports, the routine cleaning is made extremely simple.

Taj Inspired Copper Enamel Range from Baaya Design

Feb 09, 2018

Shibani Jain, Founder & CEO- Baaya Design, was always inspired by the resplendent marble inlay work on the walls of the Taj Mahal. She and her team of designers took on the challenge to bring the rich colours seen in the inlay work, into a totally different and equally rich craft- that of copper enamelling. Earlier, the enamelling process was seen in minute work, in jewellery. We decided to try and use a similar process to create a range of copper wall plates and lamps. This was also Baaya’s attempt to revive a fading craft form native to Alibaug, in Maharashtra.  The craft was brought into the place by a Spanish artist named Andreu Vilasís.

The artisan follows a comprehensive process using glass powder colours and copper wire. This is a painstaking process and is a true test of the dexterity of our artisans. Circular plates or bowls are created on a dye to a precise depth. The wire work is fastened through an initial process called flux work. The base wire work is created in such a way as to support the intricate floral motif work. The wire work is pre- cut to create the motifs. On a stencil. These completed designs are then placed and adhered to the copper surface by firing the entire piece at a temperature of 850 °C (1,560 °F). This is a tricky process as the wired designs tend to move until completely adhered. Once cooled, coloured glass powder is applied to the surface using a paint brush and the whole piece is re- fired to create the final enamelled piece. It is cleaned with an acidic solution and then biffed. The final pieces show off the rich glass enamel colours and motifs.

 

Here's a treat to all the teens out there, as Peekaboo enters its teen years(13) this month !

Feb 09, 2018

It's the beautiful friendships built over shared lunchbox treats, walks to after-school classes, grand adventures & giggles behind textbooks. It's the chitter chatter and long hours of latest fashion discussions of our young generation teens that has inspired us to make some wonderful products just to suit their taste.

We strived to offer the best to all personalities from the adventure freaks to comic geeks , from fashion queens to lovable beings.

Let's take a peek on what's in store for our teenagers@ Peekaboo

The wanderlust collection : For all the boys and girls who are travel enthusiasts , this is for you !

Using a very trendy fabric called camouflage , all the travel related icons like a camera , a glider  , a perfectly designed outline of a world map etc have been well depicted on soft furnishing. The colours of the fabric as well as the applique /embroidery are rustic with shades of greys and browns.

The comic connection collection :Indulge your child's imagination by helping them step into comic universe to lend a helping hand to their favourite superheroes - all in the comfort of your home!

Blank panels spread across quilts, day covers and night sheets are perfect for their creative minds to decide what happens next in this mini adventure, will they help save the day alone or with the aid of their superheroes? Who knows, maybe it may inspire them to write their own comic for the world to see.

Friends together collection : The plush pink, The lovely lavenders, The fun appliqués, fonts, and the fluorescent embroidery has so much to say and offer to the everlasting friendship between buddies .Chit chat and just enjoy!

Fashionista Collection : Showcases a rich array of modern colours which includes royal blue, shocking pink and black on silk. Appliqués of all latest fashion accessories made in cotton, satin and lurex with neat outlines of embroidery makes it classy and ready to captivate the hearts of all the teen divas.

Federation of Indian Granite and Stone Industry (FIGSI) inaugurates STONA 2018 February 7th 2018

Feb 09, 2018

STONA fairs have a long history of 30 years and till now the Federation has conducted 12 STONA fairs and the 13th STONA 2018 was inaugurated today at BIEC, Tumkur Road. The occasion was graced by Honourable Minister of Mines Govt of Karnataka, Shri Vinay Kulkarni and Mr. R Sekar, President FIGSI. It had over 650 stalls will from over 17 countries; along with the breath taking Shilpa Gram – a live, creative manifestation of over 50 artisans from all across India who showcased their skill on stone.

During 1987 few of the visionaries felt the need of having a Stone exhibition to promote the Indian Natural stone.  At that period to conduct an International fair was not an easy job and lot of efforts was put by our seniors to get the necessary permission and conduct the fair in 1987.  STONA 1987 was the first ever stone Industry fair held in entire Asia.

From then onwards, there was no looking back and regularly STONA fairs were conducted in 1992, 1996, 1999, and 2002.  Since then, STONA fair became a biennial event and every two years the fair is conducted.  Till 2008 the fair was conducted in Palace Grounds and there after it was shifted to Bangalore International exhibition Centre and the fair was conducted in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Now the 13th International Granite and Stone Fair – STONA 2018 is being held at Bangalore International Exhibition Center, Bangalore from 7th to 10th February 2018.

STONA fairs are a well established name in the international market and it now stands in the 4th place in the international fairs after Xiamen in china, Verona in Italy and Izmir in Turkey.

When STONA first started in 1987 the Indian exports was around 50 crores and after STONA 2016 it has crossed 14,000 crores which clearly shows the contribution of the STONA fairs.

Shades of India Launches Their New Home Collection

Feb 07, 2018

Formality is out. We don’t believe your bed should be an imitation of the cold, classic lines beloved by large hotels. This season’s look is casual; the bed layered to give a sense of relaxation and rumpled aristocratic ease. From rich emerald to burgundy red, to naturals and mustard yellow, this collection draws on the colours of nature and the soil. Tea coloured botanical printed linen has been quilted with hand kantha work to achieve what is often called an argyle pattern.

Fine pin tucking and hand kantha have been used on cotton velvet with a tonal thread to create a texture inspired by the bark of trees. Mink coloured crinkled silk-cotton has been intricately embroidered to give a beautiful leaf texture. Naturals and white proudly sing their own song.  A silk bed cover in a turmeric yellow has been paired with a natural coloured quilt and a mustard cushion in a jali pattern.

TULIPS introducing Enchanting Indigene Collection

Feb 07, 2018

TULIPS, a home grown soft furnishings brand synonymous with bespoke textile solutions has introduced their new collection, “Enchanting Indigene.” 

The collection offers a visual feast of sumptuously embellished fabrics inspired from our country's rich heritage of textile crafts. You can outfit your home and furniture in the most intricately designed upholstery and luxurious fabrics that have a rich history behind them. 

It was founder Raajkumarri Mutha's penchant for exploring indigenous textile crafts and contextualizing them in a contemporary narrative that led to the creation of this collection. The designs of the collection include Madhubani art of hand-painting, Nilgiri’s embroidery art of Toda, the painterly art of Pichwai, etc. on luscious fabrics like satin, linen, silk, velvet, and cotton. 

According to  Raajkumarri Mutha-Founder -TULIPS, “All the fabrics are painstakingly embroidered using timetime-honouredtchery techniques. The collection pays homage to these crafts through a vibrant interplay of textures, patterns, and colours.The collection features surfaces ornamentation techniques like applique, aari, zardosi, digital printing, and hand painting. As it is known, craftsmanship is at the heart of our business; we always strive to create beautiful soft furnishings that shed new light on ancestral crafts and highlight their timeless appeal."

With the “ Enchanting Indigene" collection of TULIPS, embark on your own design journey and inject artisanal charm in your interiors.

Essentia Environments Launches its New Archaic Steed Collection

Feb 07, 2018

Essentia Environments is all set to give your home a little rustic with its very elegant Archaic Steed collection. Finished with old-world charm these horse figurines depict skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail. The presence of a horse statue in a house is not only visually pleasing but invites positivity and prosperity too.

The very conventionally unconventional collection features chiselled artistry on the hardwood by Essentia Environment’s skilled craftsmen. The collection is fit to compliment contemporary as well as traditionally inspired home interiors. The vintage finish denotes longevity in terms of aesthetics as well as design. The detailed craftwork makes each piece stand out as a masterpiece. The pieces can be customized to any size requirement.

Go Organic with Wicker World

Feb 07, 2018

Wicker World is India’s premier Furniture Design company which pioneered the use of natural wicker in India. With 30 years of experience in designing and manufacturing, Wicker World is all set to launch its latest “Go Organic Collection,” crafted by designer Amit Sawhney for the outdoor and indoor spaces.

The collection is inspired by life and nature at its best. It is a creative combination of sustainable elements like Woven Wicker, Reclaimed wood, Regional art like Bastar and Warli with hand-woven fabrics like Cotton, Ikat and Linen. Special efforts are put into conducting Green Practices during production, most important being the use of organic UV resistant paints.

The ‘Go Organic’ collection will be showcased at their new store on MG Road, where beautiful furniture is displayed in rustic interiors and lush green outdoors. Out of the confines of brick n mortar, it takes you closer to nature. 

Frazer and Haws Brings a Collection of Stunning Silver Serveware

Feb 06, 2018

Frazer and Haws presents a exquisite range of elegant silver serveware for your beautiful home. Enhanced by a perfect combination of luxury, quality and uniqueness, it's all set to glorify your living space.

The range comprises from beautiful candle stands to fruit bowls,  from wine goblet weave  to classy cocktail glasses for your martinis. Experience grandeur and style with these stunning silver serveware and make your home revel in the beauty.

Have a luxurious affair with Frazer and Haws.

Momenti Launches Its New Collection of Wallpapers

Feb 06, 2018

A name synonymous with uniqueness, thoughtful designs and unorthodox aesthetics, Momenti has come to give your walls a new definition with its all new Animal collection. Available in India through Ottimo, the collection is a natural yet dramatic narration of wildlife. Stupendous prints of owls, horses, elephants, and birds will take over walls and fill the room with oodles of character.

 

The Crazy wallpaper collection has been dominantly tinted with neutral color tones like beige and pale blue. The vivid animal imagery has been given a contemporary twist in the form of doodle patterns and cool sunglasses. These noteworthy wallpapers are sure to elevate your interior game. Make the massive canvases of your home a venue of your individualistic ideas and oddball creativity with Momenti.

 

Art applied to everyday objects – that is the spirit of Momenti. Momenti is a revolutionary, patented glass fibre that lends itself to multiple surfaces – walls, floors, furniture, fabric etc. The fibre’s versatility combines with the art of various masters to create pattern and designs that exude art, design and luxury. Alternatively, you can combine the fibre with your own design to create singularly unique product that reflects your individual personality in every object that surrounds you.The idea is to allow the consumer to live surrounded by their favorite art and design. Be it your sofa, table, floors or walls, Momenti can cover any surface in your chosen design with its patented material. Think of us as the tailors of Italian Design,” says Alexander Bagnai, the co-founder of Momenti.