Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Photos and Lyrics

She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene
I said don't mind, but what do you mean I am the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round
She said I am the one, who will dance on the floor in the round

People always told me be careful of what you do
And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
And mother always told me be careful of who you love
And be careful of what you do 'cause the lie becomes the truth

( Lyrics : Billie Jean - Michael Jackson )

Monday, May 30, 2011

Photo of the Day

Little by little,
We gave you everything
You ever dreamed of
Little by little
The wheels of your life
Have slowly fallen off
Little by little
You had to give it all in all your life
And all the time I just ask myself why
You're really here

Why am I really here?
Why am I really here?

Lyrics : Little by Little by Oasis

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Do it yourself!

I was editing a few photos and  I came up with this...Its a mix of the two images I had uploaded on the this and that post earlier. It makes for a really pretty desktop background so I thought I would share it with you.

Hope you like it!

A Little Less Conversation : The Notebook

"Sometimes it lasts in love,
                                                             But sometimes it hurts instead."
Photo from here
Lyrics : Someone like you-Adele

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Photos of the Day

These are a few snatches of  what i have been doing over the last few days.
( This is mostly the least exciting stuff... for the rest I was having too much fun to click any photos!)

Waiting in line and observing numerous shoes.

Seeing the softest dough being turned into the yummiest butter naans.

Gorging on street food.

Making my way through some of the books I wanted to read.

Driving home at twilight

Currently crushing

I love everything about this room.. the quirky curtains, the embroidered pillows which add a touch of whimsy, the bright turquoise wall, the pop of colour in the yellow vase, the windows throwing in lovely light and the oh so comfortable looking rocking chair.
Its the perfect summer room!

I love designing modernistic and minimalistic spaces but hen it comes to picturing a room for myself, the immediate image that springs to mind is a room full of colour filled with all sorts of unique objects lovingly collected from all over.

(Photo from here )

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Currently Crushing

These are probably the snazziest bow ties I have ever seen. They look like so much fun!
Oh how i wish any guy i know would get one of these so i can look at it and smile all evening long.

Catch these here !

Monday, May 23, 2011

This and That

I love the way certain design aesthetics are present throughout the world.

1. Voque, Spain   ( as seen here )
2. Sari at the Dastkar exhibition, Mumbai

Misfit Mondays : Breakfast Club

Monday Morning blues setting in? Maybe this will help..

Wondering where to go for breakfast?
The guys over at Mumbai Boss did a great story covering breakfast places to suit your cravings.. from healthy yogurt smoothies, muesli with fresh fruit and Belgian waffles to fried eggs over grilled sausages, they've covered it all...

Read the full story here

Photo courtesy Suzette, as seen here

Photo of the Day : The Dastkar exhibition

I went to the Dastkar Exhibition that was held at the Coomaraswami Hall last wekk. WHat greeted me were riots of colour, beautiful craftmenship and one of a kind handcrafted pieces. This exhibition is held annually all over India and if you mustn't miss the chance to visit it. There is so much variety to choose from.. from household knick knacls to beautiful clothes, jewellery and bags.
The best part? There are no middlemen involved and the profits go directly to the artists and craftsmen ! :)
I thought I would share some of the photos with you!

Lovely dupattas

Just look at the textures and colours!

I must say.. this is the kind of colour blocking I love!

Intricate details

Beautiful summery shoes

Love at first sight!

Such rich colours!

Exquisite block printing

This parrot handle atop this woven basket made me smile :)


Exquisitely detailed leather bags.


And one of my favourites.. all kinds of beaded bangles!

Photo Crush

This photo captures everything I love about summer..lots of time, bright colours, time spent outdoors and of course, catching up on all my reading :)

As seen here

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Photo of the Day :Holiday Season

I'm off on Holiday. I reached the vibrant city of Delhi today and was greeted by a lovely cloudy sky.
Delhi obviously likes me as it then proceeded to make my day by showering me with the drizzling rain throughout the day. I'm looking forward to spending the next 10 days or so spending much deserved quality time with family, taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful city, going on photo walks, eating scrumptious food ( which I have already started on!) and doing some shopping!

Hope you have a good day :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Photo Crush

Brightly coloured pops of floating colour? Yes, please.

As seen here

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Photo of the Day : Grateful

" As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others."
- Audrey Hepburn


As you may have noticed, the layout of this blog has changed a little bit. This was primarily done as the photos that I uploaded were too small as a result of which many of the smaller intricate details were lost.
By changing things around ( which took a good 2 hours!) I finally managed to achieve a layout which I like. i would love to hear what you think about the changes..

Recent Updates to the Blog
  • I am now on bloglovin.. and have a button to the right to show for it! So do click on it and follow me there!
  • For those loyal few (lots and lots of love to you'll) who used to follow me on my blog.. the follower button seems to developed some sort of glitch due my changing my design.. I'm working on getting it functional again. So, in case you can no longer follow my blog, please click on it to do so.
  • For all those who read this blog.. I would be overjoyed if you decide to follow it on a regular basis..All you have to do is click on the bloglovin on follower buttons and you should get all my updates :)
Thank you for all the enthusiasm and encouragement. It makes blogging such a joy :)

Photo of the Day: Traveloque

These are the bits and pieces from my recent trip...

Beautiful shell earrings that are perfect for summer.

My staple summer dessert..Apple Pie :)
And how adorable is it that there was an apple crafted on my Apple Pie?
This is from Aromas, ABC Farms, Pune. It is the best breakfast place !

After buying this beauty, I am happy never buying a bracelet again.

Seeing the miles whiz by.

It's the little details that make me happy.

Seeing the city from  a whole new angle :)

D-i-y Inspiration

This looks like such an easy diy.. and the colours are perfect for summer :)
I'm going to try finding the perfect bangle to try this out on.. and I'll show you the results!

Originally seen here .

Photo Crush

This is a new feature that I'm introducing where I'll share some of the photos that I absolutely love!

( from here )

I love this photo for so many reasons..the little detail, the delicate jewellery, the various dials and knobs!
Doesnt it make you feel like taking off on a road trip?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Photo of the Day :

Today my life seems to filled with all the shades of grey.

And since I am a person who adores colour, this isnt a very good sign.

A story has no beginning or end; arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead. —Graham Greene, The End of the Affair (1951)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Photo of the Day : Cooling off

It is so unbelieavably HOT here!

A Little Less Conversation : Martha Graham

The woman behind the story.. Martha Graham.

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"No matter how bitter things become for me, personally economically, I would never allow myself to be destroyed from within. I would sustain all kinds of disappointment without ceasing to believe, to hope, to love. I would never yield to the temptation of pessimism, the ease of despair or withdrawal."

                                                                                                  - Martha Graham

Fifteen Minutes : Martha Graham

When I opened Google today I found this wonderful animation by Ryan Woodward in honour of Martha Graham.

(photo credit: here )

The animated illustration was so beautiful that it made me curious to find out more... And what I found out was truly inspiring.

So who was Martha Graham exactly?

( from here )

She was the pioneer of Contemporary dance but more importantly she was a woman who lived her passions and fearlessly followed her dreams, defying critics to dance on stage till she was 76 years old.

These are a few interesting facts that I read about her that I thought might inspire some of you...

  • She was the first dancer ever to perform at the White House.

  • She was the first dancer ever to travel abroad as a cultural ambassador, and the first dancer ever to receive the highest civilian award of the USA: the Presidential Medal of Freedom

  • . In her lifetime she received honors ranging from the Key to the City of Paris to Japan's Imperial Order of the Precious Crown

  • She said, "I have spent all my life with dance and being a dancer. It's permitting life to use you in a very intense way. Sometimes it is not pleasant. Sometimes it is fearful. But nevertheless it is inevitable."

  • Graham's dance style is based upon contraction and release of the body. She despised the term "modern dance" and preferred "contemporary dance". She thought the concept of what was "modern" was constantly changing and was thus inexact as a definition.

  • For a majority of her life Graham resisted the recording of her dances and would not allow them to be filmed or photographed. She believed the performances should exist only live on the stage and in no other form. At one point she even burned volumes of her diaries and notes to prevent them from being seen.

  • In her autobiography, Blood Memory she wrote: "It wasn't until years after I had relinquished a ballet that I could bear to watch someone else dance it. I believe in never looking back, never indulging in nostalgia, or reminiscing. Yet how can you avoid it when you look on stage and see a dancer made up to look as you did thirty years ago, dancing a ballet you created with someone you were then deeply in love with, your husband? I think that is a circle of hell Dante omitted."

  • "When I stopped dancing] I had lost my will to live. I stayed home alone, ate very little, and drank too much and brooded. My face was ruined, and people say I looked odd, which I agreed with. Finally my system just gave in. I was in the hospital for a long time, much of it in a coma."

  • Graham not only survived her hospital stay but she rallied. In 1972 she quit drinking, returned to her studio, reorganized her company and went on to choreograph ten new ballets and many revivals

  • In 1998, Time listed her as the "Dancer of the Century" and as one of the most important people of the 20th century.

  • The most requested dance materials at the New York Public Library have to do with the work of Martha Graham

What an inspiring lady! And who knew i would come across this by a just opening Google and wondering about the illustration!

[ source of information : here ]

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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Sunday, May 8, 2011


" The universe turns differently when fire loves water."