Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Makes me Think

This can be twisted onto any old bottle or jar to turn it into a vase. How cool is that!

seen via Design Crush

Why dont you.. Use your closet to decorate your room! ( Part 1)

The festive season is near us.. I love this time of year. The buzz surrounding parties, weddings and holidays is usually enough to revv up the spirit.
For the new year why dont you shake things in your home around a bit. Say use jewellery or your closet to decorate spaces an make them your own. It adds a personal touch and detailing always has such a big impact on any space!
Take a cue from what you see below!

All images via The Coveteur. Love love love.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Little less Conversation

This is a bathroom. Takes designing to a whole new level!

Diy Inspiration

Why not use your coffee table books in a more useful manner?

( via An Indian Summer )

Bare Essentials

I'm always slightly befuddled when I see so many homes which have shiny, glitzy , over the top interiors. I remember going to two homes that looked more like hotels than a place where a family stays, eats and lives their life!
I often feel that in Mumbai, people overlook the high impact that simple styling can have. It doesn't really matter  how much a particular piece of furniture or a fancy lamp cost if the environment it bestows is un-welcoming.
Another thing that I have noticed is that people don't really maximise the potential that Indian design products and artifacts can have in a home environment. They have the ability to add so much warmth and character to a place. Its definitely an opportunity missed.
Below are some examples of simple ( and sometimes to the extent rustic) styling which shows how much beauty lies in simplicity.

( via French by Design )

( via An Indian Summer )

( via French by Design )

( via An Indian Summer )

( via An Indian Summer )

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Currently Crushing

Mumbai had its very own flash mob dance ! I was lucky enough to witness it live and the rush it gives you is like no other. It took place at the iconic CST station on a Sunday evening and the reactions of people around me was amazing! I had taken a video but I'm glad I didnt put it up because this video is so much better! I'm really hoping I can be a part of the next one :)

Its a must watch! And will definitely brighten up your day! :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

A little less conversation

These may be the best cookies I have ever seen.

via Dessarts

Things to Do

 Hermès will be screening a 40 minute documentary on the craftsmenship behind their products.
I wonder how many of those who buy their products will actually take the time out to go see how they were made?
A  Hermès artisan from France will also be present to demonstrate the process by making a small leather good.
The documentary will be screened every hour from 11 am to 7 pm at the store at Horniman Circle.

The address is :
15A Horniman Circle
Near Asiatic Society Library
2263 0093

Read more over at Mumbai Boss

Currently Crushing

It feels so absolutely wonderful to think of something other than my thesis. My mind is so excited about the possibilities that await that it keeps flitting from one to the next.. These are the few things that are currently stuck in my head...

1. No Nasties
This was an initiative that was started as a need to do something about the alarming number of farmer suicides in India. They strive to combine organic farming which benefits both farmers and the environment along with cool t shirt designs. Have a look below!

My favourite : The  'Where You At Mumbai' Tshirt


" Mulga Mulgi"

Bonus: Their t shirts are super soft!
Extra points: They offer online shopping and shipping within  India.

Read more about their incredible initiative on their wesite here ! 
In Mumbai, they retail at Attic ( Colaba and Santacruz) and Our Lil Bit ( Versova)

2. Rehab- Amy Winehouse

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tee Hee :)

This headboard is making me smile! What a fabulous idea!

( Image via because im addicted )

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Photo of the Day


What I have learnt: Life Lesson 1

The hardest thing to do is having the courage to put your heart on the line. Especially when you have no idea what the future holds.

( photo via LeLove )

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Currently Crushing ( and Seriously in Awe)

Take a guess as to what this is...

Its a ceiling fan with a light!! And its fittingly titled "Dervish Lamp"

Philliippe Malouin is a genius. Read more here .

P.S. : It was inspired by a car wash!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Photo of the day

"It's more interesting to have just a picture of a small detail - then you can dream all the rest around it. Because when you see the whole thing, what is there to imagine?"            
                                                 -Dries Van Noten

J.J. College

J.J. College of Architecture

Outside NGMA.

Blue Frog

Chawls, Dadar

Just Because

( source unknown)

Colour Captured

Loving this accent of colour.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Just Because :)

I rest my case.

Do it Yourself!

One of my closest friends just moved to New York and is going a little crazy trying to figure out what to do to his room! So I thought I would help him out by putting together some nice rooms I ve seen from which he can pick and choose ideas to incorporate into his room.

Some tips
1. Keep it simple.

2. Play with textures. Use bedspreads or bed sheets wisely. They have to be in your room so you might as well pick one that will help you make it lively!

3. Add pops of colour. They add a little bit of interest to the room and stop it from being boring.

4. Know what you need in your room and what you are going to use your room for. For example if you are going to catch up on reading, it makes sense to have a book rack or a small table next to your bed or a comfy chair.

5. Always think of storage. Try getting a bed with drawers or a nice frame which will let you store things that you might not always need under it.

( via Design Crush)

6. Shelves and their placement : Lifesavers!

7. A good room is where you feel comfortable and which suits your personality. Make a little effort. Moving to a new place can be alienating. It makes sense to create a coccon in a big busy city so you feel happy and recognise that it is infact a place which you can call your own.

8. Most importantly, recognise the importance of light. It can make a space look big or small, cheery or dull. We often underestimate the impact light has on our moods.
If you are lucky enought o have a source of natural light in your room, do everything short of making love to it!