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Warli Art: Simplicity Redefined!

Complicated art is a big NO for me. I would rather have something on my wall that I can relate to and feel in-sync with it; that’s the reason why I am attracted to folk/tribal art. It’s amazing how people those days came up with simple ideas to re-do their […]

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A bit of Nagaland in my Salon

Hints of Nagaland in a Los Angeles Salon? Mixing Eastern and Western decor is not a new concept at all, but when Nagaland-born designer Seyie Putsure sent me these pics of a salon she designed in downtown Los Angeles, I was bowled over. She has borrowed decor ideas from her […]

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Alistair Heseltine’s Functional Art

Functional art has always been a fascinating subject for me. I love the fact that art embraces functionality to enhance the aesthetics of the product and adds excitement to the otherwise run-of-the-mill products. Award winning artist Alastair Heseltine draws inspiration from nature and comes up with some stunning functional art. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]