Monday, February 28, 2011

Awadh ki Shaan ?

I was really really looking forward to this visit first to lucknow and nothing went as expected (whats new ?? ) no I didn’t get to shop (just one suit doesn’t count, right ? ) nor did enjoy the famous kebabs and dahi bhallas (except for a really nice lunch at Clark’s) nor could visit bada immabara and bhul bhullya  , heck I didn’t even have time to click some decent pics of the Taj Vivanta we were staying in …but nonetheless it was time well spent with family and the beautiful wedding that we were part of …..some of the out of focus pictures that I managed on the way ….

Btw I have an appeal to people of lucknow , how can they let some one ruin this beautiful city by building inane concrete structures of herself  ?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Happy times...

Last week was hectic at work and its gonna go worse in coming month, just browsing through the laptop and sharing some of the photographs from vacations taken with husband in last few years....

In Dubai

Ho chi min city

Krabi, thailand


Happy times.... :) :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sofa ..So good

While browsing my fav website BLTD I instantly fell in love with this beautiful piece of furniture, and if I could seriously afford it (at $3500 , its slightly beyond my budget :) ), would have ordered right away. 

looking at it brought back memories from my growing up days. Most of my “sleeping time” at my parents place have been in living room on the couch , I remember when I would get back home for holidays during my college days, living room couch was the fav place, watching TV, reading books late in night  and ultimately falling asleep, till the time ma would come and wake me up and some how I would reach my bed at night and then would be back in sofa in early morning for my second round of sleep ( 7 am till whatever time I could manage without being physically pushed over by sis and  ma) …I am sure my sleeping on those couch was the single reason for why we had to change so many sofas (at that time I blamed the transportation company which would handle our furniture during dad’s frequent transfer) …ahhhh..those  days …

so here is collection of some of the sofas available in the market, like is said before I prefer the clean simple lines and some sort of “sleepability” in my couch ..what’s your choice

From Durian, they have range in leather , leatherite and Fabric

This sectional from the urban decor..reminds me of the all white sectional which my sis has in her house (in her effort to be minimalistic)  and is covered with thick sheets most of the time for the fear of being touched with a haldi stanied hand :)

and this one from design store reminds of sofa at  home

and for a regal touch the silver sofa from rajasthan ....

I like these contemprorary styles ...

Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien for Moroso


and ofcorse all time all weather favourite the cane sofa

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Store Focus - Quirko Shop

I came across this online store Quirko Shop  yesterday and HAD to share this with you all. They have real cute accessories for your home. They call themselves “online lifestyle store that's part quirky, part useful and fully fun. creative accessories that can transform even a regular house into a fun home.” And they definitely look like fun to me

… the best part they are online and currently delivers to 10 cities - Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Cochin, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Gurgaon, Hyderabad and Singapore.

N yes they have a “store manager” with a very interesting name snafu ..i am in love with all the stuff and stories they have on their website

Have a look at some of the stuff they have ..

Chappal ash tray

Bobby the bobble head

Dobhi ghaat pic frame from "happily unmarried" 

Kitchen tissue roll holder

Miss Sasy cow ..apparently the heart throb of store manager Snafu

They also have some very interesting pieces for your have to check them out !!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Color me , yellow , blue...

I get bored easily, actually very easily so while the idea of painting my walls in beautiful rich colors appeal very strongly but I know very soon I am going to hate my plan is to paint the house neutral and add some pop of color in small doses and stuff that I could circulate around …here are my picks

Some very colorful cushions covers, probably the easiest and cheapest way to pep up any room

Bright colorful curtains

Colorful breadspreads  from Bombay dyeing

Bold color furniture ...Like these bright colorful chair design by Jessica Carnevale

if  not in mood to buy new furniture one can update old furniture upholstered with some  printed ones

Or some cool accessories

Lifestyle has a good collection as well,

and this area rug from Casamordern

electric blue vase from shopper stop

these colorful vases ..can use them as bud vase or simply display on window sill

add some pop of color on the wall through this multi color clock

and if i cant find anything else, bundle of all sorts flower ..will take the mood of room to another level

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mirror Mirror on the wall...

I am good at jinxing my self , just the last week I commented on how much time I have on hand, I guess god heard me and I am over flowing with work for another month or so L hence my absence from this blog for last few days.

Just wanted to share some ideas of mirror that I was looking for my bathroom, tell me which one is your fav ?

An  edgy modern design

Traditional mirror with simple panel detail

Like the idea of inbuilt sink and lights ?

Mirror with in built back light (LED lighting very similar to the screens of some high end mobiles and blackberries)

And the latest one which I discovered during my stay at st. Regis Washington last year  was one with LCD TV in it …seriously now u cant to afford the all important morning news J

And while we are in topic of mirror, here are some quick tips on how to keep them clean

  1. The very best and safest cleaner for a mirror is clean, warm water used with a soft, lint-free cloth. Wring all water from the cloth before wiping the mirror. Dry the mirror immediately with a dry lint-free cloth .
  2. Don’t spray cleaners directly on the mirror. Always apply cleaner directly to a soft, lint-free cloth and then wipe the mirror. This will help prevent the cleaner from contacting the edges of the mirror and damaging them 
  3. Pour vinegar into a shallow bowl or pan, then crumple a sheet of newspaper, dip it in the vinegar, and apply to the mirror. Wipe the glass several times with the same newspaper until the mirror is almost dry. Then shine it with a clean, soft cloth or dry newspaper.
  4. Try using shaving foam to clean your bathroom mirrors, it will stop it from misting up!