I’ve got this “thing” where I don’t like fake stuff. I prefer diamonds over cubic zirconia (ha!), wrinkles over Botox (I don’t have to look at myself), and butter over margarine.
But lately I’m finding more and more exceptions to my rule. Ultra-suede is one of the best inventions ever (especially on dining room chairs), "elastomultister" is now my friend (at least when combined with denim), and I recently learned that the back of my car is nothing more than plastic (in terms of the part that is painted).
Our bathroom needs to be updated. Badly. The carpet has become impossible to clean, let alone keep clean. So we’re shopping for tile. If you’ve tackled a home improvement project in the last few years, you’re probably familiar with the Houzz web site. It really is a dream come true for someone like me who is looking for inspiration and needs to see an example of something to avoid a big purchase mistake. You can find pictures of just about everything on the site, and then you can easily organize and store them for future reference. Recently I’ve become very intrigued by the “look” of a wood floor in the bathroom. Apparently this look can be achieved and maintained for a really long time by installing these new wood “look” tiles. Have you seen them? Digital printing enables the creation of tile that is nearly indistinguishable from all kinds of other (real) materials in terms of how it looks.
This week’s Tech Frustration is that technology is creating a conflict between what I think I should want and what I'm starting to want. The options (including tile that looks like bricks) are practically endless … and very intriguing.
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