Tag: bench

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, […]

House tour: My parents’ home in Mangalore

I am just back from a long visit to Mangalore, where Bernard and I have our roots. Mangalore boasts of an interesting architectural blend of the old and the new. Old colonial houses stand proud and stately alongside high rise apartments and commercial complexes. The colonial influence is evident everywhere. […]

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 […]