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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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