Tag Archives: eco friendly

Christmas: DIY Wooden Candle Stand

  Hello again! I live in Europe, and the preparations for Christmas are already underway in a big way. My friends and neighbors have already made lots of things in preparation such as advent wreath, door wreaths, Christmas cookies, etc. Not to be left behind, I am here with a DIY wooden candle stand arrangement for […]

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5 awesome decor products that caught my eye this week

We are back, with a fresh new series of ‘ 5 awesome decor products that caught my eye this week’   Red block print coasters from Chiguru A venture by Archana Rao and Sonia Deshpande, Chiguru works with 6 lovely ladies from the livelihoods centre at Panchgani-based NGO Grampari. Their products (aprons, coasters, tablemats) are gorgeous with […]


Woodstruck, Cochin {Striking designs in eco-friendly furniture} by Khadija and Ziad

Woodstruck, run by husband and wife duo Khadija and Ziad Sali, is a furniture destination with a difference. The couple concentrates on eco-friendly furniture made from plantation sourced hard woods, sustainable materials like water hyacinth, sea grass, abaca and rattan.   How it all began – The couple is well-traveled, and have lived in several […]


Deepa and Sriram’s Summer Decor in their Bangalore home

Do you change your decor every season? In South India, with more or less humid/ hot weather throughout the year, not many feel the need to change their home decor as the seasons change. But I think it’s a wonderful idea to do so! And, here is picture-proof about how lovely and refreshing your home […]


Aarti Karwayun Chawda’s art series on restored window frames and wood panels

Artist Aarti Karwayun Chawda India’s rich Moghul heritage has often been depicted and resurrected in modern day art forms, decor ideas and even in our clothes. Bangalore-based artist Aarti Karwayun Chawda  is also deeply influenced by Moghul art, architecture and styles. She grew up in Jaipur. ” I studied art in Jaipur. Rajasthan is where […]


Home Tour: Ranjeet and Maria’s eco-friendly sea-side home in Chennai

Interior designers Ranjeet and Maria Jacob live in a dream home situated on a quiet lane called Sea Shell Avenue. They are 250 meters form the main road and 500 meters from the ocean. The beach at their place is undisturbed , clean and devoid of fishing villages. Their dog Waffle swims in the ocean […]


The beauty and potential of Tripura’s Katlamara Bamboo

When I visited Prof M P Ranjan’s blog today, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that besides being a senior member of the Faculty at NID, he is also the chief designer and initiator of an amazing project that will help transform the rural economy in India. Katlamara is a sleepy rural community in Western […]


Designer Spotlight: Mann-made designs

Today I introduce you to a designer, whose work is not just beautiful, but practical as well. Mann Singh is based in Ahmedabad, but his work takes him all over the country. His work tends to be quite varied (basket weaves, beaten metal, recycled art, etc.) and the inspiration comes from various sources. Mann’s prime […]


Window frame from Trash to Treasure

Here is a wonderful makeover idea from an American children’s clothes designer, Gretchen Schock-Skovron. Gretchen always had this great idea of using an old window frame as part of her interior decor. When she finally saw one going free, she wasted no time taking it home. This is what it looked like. Gretchen wanted to […]


Handmade stuffed ornaments to pretty up your tree

Those ornaments will look just perfect on your X’mas tree. If you are wondering how to get hold of them, well, you can make them right at home. Constança Cabral makes these beautiful Christmas ornaments by hand. When I saw her work, I requested her for a tutorial, to share with my blog readers, and […]