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Art Easel: Paintings by Swapna Malvade

When I visited a friend’s home recently I saw a beautiful painting of a tribal woman. I found out that the artist was Pune-based Swapna Malvade. I tracked her down, and left her apartment in Kothrud rather impressed by her work. Growing up in a small village in Maharashta, Swapna used to be fascinated by […]


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Indian deities get luxe!

“Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha Nirvignam Kurume Deva Sarva kaala sarvada” Yes, no Indian will start his day without prayers; all events, big or small start only after the prayers. The puja room, dwelling of the deities is the most important part of an Indian home. However, the deities these days are making their way into […]


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Flickr Find: Poetic Benches

Benches have always fascinated me. I grew up in Mangalore where benches (rather like the one above) are an integral part of the front porch decor. Gossip, selecting wares from door-to-door salesmen, afternoon siestas and informal entertaining, studying, reading, you name it…it’s all done on the bench in most houses back home! I am eying […]


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Drool: State-of-the-Art Kitchen Range Hoods

Kitchen appliances these days seem to be getting exciting makeovers and anything related to kitchens is sure to excite me. There are people who insist on everything artistic, and why not? Isn’t it boring to see the same look in every home you drop by? No wonder then, Futuro futuro, the Italian company that specializes […]


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ebay Watch: Exclusive Hand Painted Furniture

Hand painted furniture is a great way to add color to the décor. They not only break the monotony of the boring wooden shades but also give an antique feel to the decor. When I stumbled upon these on ebay, I got transported to my childhood days where my granny used to hide snacks in […]


Interesting Interiors: Vishram by the Sea

As promised, here are the pics of`Vishram by the Sea’, a beach house on the shores of The Bay of Bengal in Chennai. The house is designed by award winning interior designer Benny Kuriakose and Vishalakshi Ramaswamy (also a designer, and the owner of the house). The interiors are a tribute to fusion design – […]


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DIY: Flowers that last forever!

A bunch of flowers is all I need to brighten up my day. Though I despise the idea of having artificial flowers, I couldn’t resist making a bouquet of flowers when I saw Wendy’s DIY tutorial on her blog, dozidesign. With her easy to follow step-by-step instructions, I created orange flowers and fixed them in […]


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The festival of lights is here….

Thank you for all your encouragement and support.We really appreciate it.May this festival light up your homes and hearts withlove, peace and happiness. Have a safe and happy Deepawali. – Rekha and Sharon


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Far far away in a land called Coorg

…is a wonderful home stay run by Muthu and Bopanna Karumbiah. Gowri Nivas, the 150 year old home of the Karumbiahs’ has been rebuilt meticulously. When they decided to convert it into a homestay, Muthu took on the task of redecorating the house. From hand made floor tiles to the antique door, pillars and windows […]


Drool: Vintage lighting with a contemporary twist

Though the blog aims to focus on Indian interiors, there are some things that make you scream ‘I want them’. Drool will feature products that we would love to own one fine day :). The vintage lamps that I stumbled upon are quite an eye-candy. I love the colors that stand apart from the boring […]


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