Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Recovering from Inertia

Like Newton's first la , i have been in state of inertia..yes life has been busy but that's nothing new.Just thatsomehow never got around to writing a post. so this is the first attempt in trying to push myself out of state of doing nothing.

And my inspiration for this post is this beautiful picture from "The tailored home" by designer Janie Hirch's . The moment i saw it i knew i had to pin this picture for future reference and what better place to do that than this blog


Talking about putting a placeholder has any one used Pinterest , any feedback suggestions ?

Friday, September 23, 2011

In less than 48 hours

...we'll be welcoming newest member of our family, it just struck me and i am excited as hell. My little sister is due for her delivery. Please God let everything be safe and happy

Monday, September 19, 2011

My New home - well atleast for this month

It's almost been a month since i posted anything on this . Mostly because i have been sooo lazy and also some work pressure ..so a quick post this one, i am in Macclesfield , UK for a month - such a cute picture postcard kind of english countryside, and here are some photos for the cute place i am renting out this month ..totally little my english cottage dream ..atleast for couple of weeks :)














Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy Janmashtami






He who sees me in all things, and all things in me, is never far from me, and I am never far from him.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Shop at Shopo


Oooh new online design store in town and one that looks extermly promising , so naturally I had to check it out and share my thoughts on it. Well this babe is called Shopo  and “it’s a marketplace for everything with an Indian heart” .

Starting with the basics, the faces behind Shopo are Krithika Nelson and Theyagarajan S and hundreds of craftsmen and artisans. The unique thing about shopo is it’s like a set of multiple store with each having separate rules and the product ranges from jewelry to books and home accessories and wallets and home furnishing.

Now about my experience on this site, what I really liked was the home page, its so bright and inviting and every thing is laid out so well. The category listing is exhaustive, so you can get to what you want real quick (separate category for Skirt , Pjyama for kids , Belt etc ) and also by the design brands( chumbak, Kya cheez hai etc)

Eco Friendly Paper Bag for Rs. 30 - I like when things costs less than my morning coffee (yeah, i m kinda cheap that way) and it does hurt when it is so beautiful and also good to nature


Since I am on a look out for nice lampshades I checked that out first I got 7 options , not a lot but could do with it good part price is listed right on top again makes it easy to decide.
Next up Cushion covers coz you never can have enough of those right ?? And this is where the range is impressive and almost in all price points ( I definitely like this).when you click on the thing you want to buy it takes you to the page with all the details like Size specs ,  type of material , who is the seller and how long it would take to deliver etc and even recommends something similar if you want to have a look. Important point the shipping charges are over and above the cost. Since I didn’t actually buy anything from the site as yet not sure whether they deliver outside india or not ..guess you’lll have to check that out yourselves. 

this is how you use your old records, convert them in piece of art and utility all for RS. 450

And yes, before I wrap up , the site has a “Sell” segment as well, in case you own a product line or would like to own one , you could tie up with Shopo , some details are listed on the site and rest I guess you need to contact them.  




Very colorful and very interestin bag for Rs. 380

(All image courtsey Shopo Website)


All in all very happy with what I saw, look of site is inviting, collection is impressive and seemed easy to navigate ..def high on my recommendation list. Do check out the site here and also you could check out their FB page or follow on twitter for more updates











Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Raindrop keeps falling on my head ....



Glorious glorious weather for last 2 days, of course i am working from home today extending the loong weekend :)

















































just humming this song along... 


Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Rakshabandhan

(via google images)


To all my wonderful brother and sisters.....we have laughed together, cried together ..you understand my smile and my tears ...thanks for just being there 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Shop Stop - Mora Taara


I have always wanted to own a interior design store - those cutesy types that sell one of the kind stuff which you would be proud to place in your home.  Till the time that dream is well just  a dream i never fail to check out the design stores (much to my husband's charging !!) which kind of seems like the place i would like to have  some day. 

In that very state of mind i entered Mora Taara today in galaxy mall today and i was so very disappointed. I was attracted by the window display , it held lots of promise , kitsch cushion covers ,  colorful chai glasses etc but when i entered the store there was nothing that you wouldn't have seen before. Most of the stuff seem like such you would find in bangkok / ho chi min street market (mother of pearl lined cutlery ,faux vintage clocks )  ..I was sooo very disappointed except of course for the sketch of a very beautiful lady in the photo frames and other knick knacks very old world charm about it.

Before writing this article i googled about the store,  hoping they might have a website and i could learn more about them or find something exciting after all. While they don't have website,  i came across this interview of owner Anuradha at Kanika Bahl's blog … 
She mentions the store is named after her grandmother Taara - awwwww ...how seriously cute is that and i am hoping that's her grandmother in those photoframes,  i mentioned earlier ….enchantingly beautiful.

She also mentions that "Two of those years I was with a newspaper in Bangkok and I travelled a lot in South East Asia then. So that was natural place for me to start sourcing."…...see i wasn't very wrong about street market of vietnam and thailand ;) 

Although disappointed about the store,  I am glad i went there and searched about it coz now i know about Kanika's blog and i am seriously loving it right now …i  always knew there is something good about visiting these stores :) 


Monday, August 8, 2011

After a Year ...


Not My words ..Quoted from a book I was reading 

This postcard is written in a small hotel in Sao Paulo,
Tomorrow morning, i will begin another long journey,
By then, a plane carrying you from the other side of earth
Will Soar into the unfamiliar afternoon,
Sorry, I have departed,
Sorry, we cannot be together,
To the face I've yet to meet,
Yet to be separated,
But still missed in joy,
Hello,
What is your name ?

PPD-16

Good Morning ...



..wish every monday morning was as amazing as this !!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

PPD-14


Well excuse me, but I think you've got my chair...

The Chair song comes to mind when you see these beauties. I was looking for some furnitures online for inspiration when i came across this site EDRA. All the designs on this site is a piece of beauty in itself. 

Like this four - leafed clover shaped chair with petals design 




and this hand knotted tight rope design







this candy color collection of chair that will brighten up any space 







"crazy paving” mirrors form a table dazzling top






and finally this beauty...for sure to inspire many interesting conversation and thoughts. 


Well the good part is some of these lovely pieces are available in India. Pallate in bombay stocks this collection.  
Do check out the site ...they don't mention the price of these but looking at this kind of fine italian craftmanship, it will surely not come easy on pocket :)  but then again these beauties are worth saving up for ! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Is this really lame ?

I bought new furniture and i am bursting the tiny bubbles on the bubble wrap ..am i really getting senile ? Is it ok for a grown up  woman to do this or is it really really lame.

PPD-11


It was a day of double rainbows 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

PPD-9



Lobby @Laguna resort and spa Nusa Dua , Bali 

You had me at hello...


......or some sentiments very similar to that, when i saw this month's edition of Prismma. I wrote about this magazine first edition a while ago and since then this one has gone from strength to strength. 
I love the cover for this edition, i am going through a vintage, classic phase right now and that surely makes me lust for the green bench/chair on the cover. Infact there is so many things to love, 280 pages of total inspiration and beauty. 
That Green bench on cover comes from house of  Gaurav and Simple owners of very famous turquoise cottage. If i ever own a house i would surely be very inspired by their deign aesthetics so these pages are going in my design inspiration file.

Then there is a very informative article on Bathroom design and some very practical tips to keep in mind while designing your bathroom. And an interview of Rajat Tuli of "happily married" since i am a huge fan of Happily unmarried quirky designs , its a pleasure reading the brand journey.Kudos to the editorial team for their effort, you can see there is lot of sweat and labour gone into this magazine. 

One special note to who so ever designed the layout very very user friendly, navigating the pages is a breeze. There are different layout options and search function to make things smooth for you. 

Do check out this magazine ..there are 280 pages no advert for now so there is tons of information to enjoy and get inspired.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Shop Stop - Moha

I visited this store last year fell in love in first instant. Couldn't write earlier about this coz i had forgotten its name and misplaced the card somewhere. Finally had a chance to revisit it this wednesday and now getting a chance to write about it. 
Moha is one of the many lifestyle stores in Rajiv Gandhi Handicraft Bhavan (opp hanuman mandir in C.P.) and stands out as one having the best collection for your entire home. Their range of products include paintings,  furnitures, Pottery, Sculptures, aromatherapy etc.

As you enter, a blue wall on the left draws you, color and decor of this wall is so tempting that you would surely like to convert of your house wall like this. Collection is eclectic and staff very friendly , they leave you to browse the store and are there should you need any help. 









I am in love with each and every item in the store and given a chance and money :) would pick up everything. Some of the furniture has very vintage look and it reminded me of furniture at my ancestral home , not sure if they are actually vintage or designed to look like that but would tug your heart nonetheless










Do check out their website www.mohaindia.com , surely would tempt you to have a look in the store The collection is simply awesome, although on a expensive side.

For people in delhi ,  this store is a must visit , you would definitely pick up something.