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Furniture – Handmade, Indian and Quirky

Furniture – Handmade, Indian and Quirky

What does furniture mean to you? For me, it is nothing but a ‘movable item’ that makes a space livable. It’s for us to choose that piece of ‘movable item’ wisely to reflect our personality, our beliefs and traditions. While growing up, I believed that the ‘clever

The Kerala-inspired home

The Kerala-inspired home

The very mention of the word, ‘Kerala’, brings to me, visuals of coffee and spice plantations, the breathtakingly beautiful backwaters and palm-lined trees.  Now, I mention the next best thing and that is food, of course! Having gorged on deliciousness from this state since childhood, it holds

Araash Fresco Painting: A new identity with pops of colour

Araash Fresco Painting: A new identity with pops of colour

The euphoria of a discovery that eventually summarises the very purpose of one’s work is difficult to express. If we’re fortunate, we experience it, and life is never the same again! Probably Muirne Kate Dineen, a colour artist from the UK, felt the same way when she discovered Araash. Wondering

The Gond Art Form

The Gond Art Form

Are you one of those, who is always on the lookout for handmade pressies, that use ancient Indian craft techniques? Most of them are made by artisans, generally unknown to us, even though their creations are sold far and wide!  It’s the designers and stores

Home decor with a little help from Indian scripts

Home decor with a little help from Indian scripts

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  Dr. Seuss’s pearls of wisdom…Words tend to have a profound effect and become even more special, when written in scripts that are familiar. For me, the power

Dhurries & Cushions: It’s Springtime!

Dhurries & Cushions: It’s Springtime!

Spring is almost here and what better way to welcome it than with light, handwoven ‘dhurries’ aka cotton (mostly!) rugs and colourful cushions in your home.  Rewind a few decades,  and you will see that in those days, the warmer months were welcomed by families putting away woollen

Pink is the Navy Blue of India

Pink is the Navy Blue of India

“There are no accidents… there is only some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.” This famous quote by Deepak Chopra was just so apt for me this morning! As it happens, I recently watched the trailer of a 2011 documentary titled Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has

Paintings for your home – Bakula Nayak

Paintings for your home – Bakula Nayak

Paintings sitting quietly on your walls,  express your desires, dreams, and are generally a reflection of your life though,  at times finding a piece of art, that fits into your home is rather hard! However, there are some artists out there, who create absolute magic on their