‘Smoke’ without fire!

stool at the fair

It’s amazing how unwanted things can get transformed into beautiful objects of desire when they land up in creative hands. Black Smoke, a furniture store located in Bandra, Mumbai retails furniture made of railway sleeper wood. The coarse, knotty wooden planks that have been used as a base for railway tracks for years get transformed into aesthetic décor objects and rustic pieces of furniture. The weathered and rugged look of the wood gives it a vintage appeal making it a hot favorite among the designers. Take a look at some of their collection.

Wine holders
Wine holders – aren’t they appealing?


sofa furniture
Sofa – I love the color combination here


Coffee Table for your morning cuppa
Coffee Table ~ for your morning cuppa


Stool for a tete-a-tete
Stool ~ For a tete-a-tete

Image Credit: Black Smoke


  1. So gorgeous! Love the comfy stool and Wine stand! 🙂

  2. Even I loved the color combination in Sofa. Long stool looks classy too 🙂 I would love to buy coffee table for my cuppa! Lovely collection.

  3. Your blog is lovely. Thanks for stopping by mine.

  4. Thank you for visiting me! I love your blog…I am so wanting to visit India. I hope to someday…

  5. The furniture is beautiful! I especially like the wine holders!

  6. Really beautiful!

  7. Hi there! Thanks for posting over on my blog – it’s always nice to have visitors!

    Do you live in India? I have never been, but hope to make it there someday. I have this unexplainable, gravitation to the culture and I don’t know why; I am so fascinated by it! Between your blog and Deezden’s blog, I can live vicariously through you both until the day that I can actually travel there!

  8. Aii,they are beautiful,love wood and fine color-fabric combination,verry nice.

  9. It takes pictures to show us the fantastic effect that strong dark fabric colors can achieve with wood! Beautiful post, Rekha:)

    Mary, Firefly, Daisigirl thanks for stopping by. Your blogs are lovely too!

    Island Sunshyne, thanks:)Yes we live in India, and you must come and see the beauty of our land sometime soon!

    – Sharon

  10. Hi Sharon!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

    I just left reading a blog called “Blogtrotter” and he is showing photos of a wonderful trip he made it India ecently. Today he showed the Amber Fort in Jaipur.
    His photos ahve made me want to visit your country someday.

    Your blog is very interesting — I liked the furniture you’ve shown today!

  11. Hi Sharon! Colaço de Souza sounds very familiar to me…
    Thanks for your visit and comment at Blogtrotter. Great to read you there, and there is still some more to come on India (however, not Goa yet… One day!).

    Design and food seems ok; fitness? makes me think… ;))
    Lovely blog you have here. The furniture is amazing and the wine holders are stunning…
    Have a great weekend!

  12. these are such a delight! lovely post keybunch, like all others 🙂

  13. Fab post girls… it is great to see stuff recycled into such snazzy aavtars. Love the choice of vibrant colours and art deco forms.
    Great find indeed.

  14. Chandan, Ketchup girl, Pat, GMG, Aditi, daisigirl, Aleksandra, Laksmi, Asha, Sharon…..I loved the pieces too….they leave you with a cozy feeling! – Rekha

  15. Hey ! Nice post.
    I like the sofa. It is so simple and elegant

  16. loved loved your blog…and the wine rack and the stoll and….lot more…came to your blog thru saffron and silk…

  17. Hey ! Nice post.
    I just want to say I am new to blogs and actually enjoyed your blog. Very likely I’m planning to bookmark your blog . Thank you for sharing.