Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dragon Mart.......Through the designer's eye.

Cheap Chinese stuff...thats what many  think of the place. My husband hates to go there! Distance form the city and the layout puts him off. And moreover he does not find the stuff interesting as the electronics and other hardwares and of not so good quality. Never the less you can find bargains if you have a keen eye.
Yesterday I had to get my daughter's school uniform from the newly appointed dealers. They have their warehouse just behind Dragon Mart...so after the uniform purchases were done.I had the whole day to browse the place(since my daughter is back only at 4:30) for the first time!

Some wonderful lighting for ceilings....they are real steals! And what more? You can bargain even further!

These wooden & board carves can be painted....used for paneling, cladding on various surfaces and do so much more! See how Caitlin Wilson an e-designer has used it in one of her project here(spend so much time to find this link...saw it long back).  

Image 1- design tiles for powder/bath rooms...will  surely give a luxurious look! Image 2- marble inlay for walls, floors, ceilings and even tables! Image 3- pebble and shells in resin tiles...will definitely pep up bathrooms. 

Interesting marble art for walls! Saw it in front of a marble art shop.

 Sunburst  mirrors sure to add shine to any room or foyer. Speaking of it check out  Caitlin's love for these here, here & here. In fact one of them is the same design as in her Dubai home.
Love the golden wooden brackets which I think can be used as book stoppers if not for their real use.

For green tea lovers. Chinese earthen, porcelain and cast iron tea sets. 

Beads galore! 

These masks though not in comparison with the Venetian ones, are cheap alternatives for great themed parties. The Halloween pencil props are great give aways.  

These are not from China but from Turkey. These lovely candy holders are my favorite!


  1. I love this place! There's such a variety of stuff:)

  2. Hahahah my hubby hates going there too but you really get good stuff there .