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!
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.
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! :)
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 Fort
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)
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.
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.
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!