Monday, 29 June 2009

Creative.. isn’t it??

Last week at the Dubai International Airport, in one of the restaurants I saw this… What does it look like to you?? I was ever so impressed!!
Do you have creative / DIY lamps? Send me a picture on

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

The perfect seat

I’ve been off the blog world for a while. 24 hours just don’t seem to be enough for me!! This is where I want to spend the weekend (yes!! I can’t wait!)…. On that big couch, with my feet on the table… the candles lit up!! *hhuuummm* I can smell the flowers… Oh !! how I long for a cup of masala chai…

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Corner décor

While clearing my pictures yesterday, I fond these pics. I had posted on Décor for Corner spaces earlier and then tried this the following weekend…. What do you think? This only lasted a week. With an extremely boisterous daughter… pretty books and kullads don’t remain the way they are kept.
Let me know if any of you have innovative corners!! Oh ! And don’t forget to send me a picture so I can feature you here!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Modern Courtyard

Just before I board my flight, I leave you with an image from my archive. I love courtyards and love to see how people decorate them. Most times, this area is either used to relax or entertain friends. Be it modern or ethnic décor, simple or extremely well done, the idea behind having an impressive courtyard just amazes me!! What do you think about this mordern courtyard? ~ the lighting? the seating!! (I don’t remember the source of this picture ~ so if it belongs to you, let me know and I’ll be more than happy to give you the credit).

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Another tag

I'm going to Mumbai & Pune... for a full five days.. and am super excited!!
I was excited to be tagged by ~Ennui~ of ... so here is my attempt to reply!! Let me know what you think!!
1. What is your current obsession?
Blogging, photography, home refurbishment – obsessions, passions, potato, potato.
2. What is your weirdest obsession?
Oh.. certainly travelling. I can wake up in the middle of the night and not sleep a wink if you tell me we are going on a flight somewhere… or going to see some new place!
3. What are you wearing today?
I’m at work right now… black trousers, with a black shirt, red bag & black shoes (sounds boring??). I have a few meetings today.. and need to keep the ’professional’ look going strong!
4. What’s for dinner?
Oh !! don’t know as yet.
5. What’s the last thing you bought?
A bag from Nine West yesterday :-)
6. What are you listening to right now?
The sounds of my pc and me clicking and clacking at the keys.
7. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
smart, excellent photography & a lovely person…. Very creative & imaginative!
8. If you could have a house totally paid for,fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Oh.. my.. that’s so tuff!! I’d like to be in Greece or Italy.
9. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
Flip flops and a nice hand bag…. And draw string linen / cotton pants for sure.
10. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour,where would you go?
To the Alps…. To drink a cup of hot chocolate – I so feel like one today!
11. Which language do you want to learn?
French, Italian… sometimes I feel the need to know Chinese as well.
12. What’s your favourite quote?
“Life may not play the music we hope for… but while we are here… we might as well dance”
13. Who do you want to meet right now?
My brother – met him last in July ‘08 and miss him so much!
14. What is your favourite colour?
Pink, Lavender, Mauve, Purple
15. What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
Without a doubt, my black trousers.
16. What is your dream job?
huuummm… don’t know really!!
17. What’s your favourite magazine?
Anything on home décor of creative personalities makes good reading for me.
18. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Keep it aside to buy a new lens… or maybe a Mont blanc pen.
19. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
White trousers. For the most obvious of reasons. ; )
20. Who are your style icons?
Andie McDowell, Julia Andrews, Jackie Kennedy Onassis.
21. Describe your personal style.
Hmmhh… I don’t know really.. Anything casual… in light pastel colours is me!!
22. What are you going to do after this?
Get back to work… have some spreadsheets of numbers to look at!!
23. What are your favourite movies?
Oh….. Mamma Mia, Sound of Music, musicals basically.
24. What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?
Three??? I only have one! My lip gloss.
25. What inspires you?
honesty & integrity
26. Give us three styling tips that always work for you:
1. Look in the mirror and see if YOU honestly think you look & feel good about what you are wearing. If you are, go for it.
2. Carry a different bag everyday… helps you clean up as well as keeps you trendy.
3. If you haven’t worn it for six months… give it away.. and make space for something new!
27. What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?
Pour a glass of wine…drink it to the last drop. Pour another glass of wine… I’m usually drunk by two… and will always find something then!! On a serious note… I’d go shopping!
28. Coffee or tea? Coffee and / or Tea (I’m a serious no fuss person!)
**The rules are: Respond and rework – answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, and add one more question of your own.
Then tag eight or ten other people. Here are my ten (sorry, I just had to know you guys better):
Actually, if your reading this post- consider yourself tagged and let me know when you do the tag... so I can read and know you better!!

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Natural Ambience

Architect Anil Nagrath’s flat is eco-friendly with cane and carved wood furniture, folk and traditional art and earthen vases.
An interesting mix of cane and carved furniture in the living room. Can you see the textured walls??
Space saving around the dining table with cane backed chairs.
Shades of green adorn the bedroom.
The stone wall is the back of the master bedroom wardrobe. Isn’t that interesting!!
The Nagraths have made their home unique by adding such great personal touches!!
All images from the issue of New Woman Aug 1997.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

Weekend candles

Happy Weekend to all !! Sunday is the first day of the week for me. And just before I start work, I’m uploading pictures of my weekend. Just makes me feel happier…. I just love candles!! They sure change the ambiance of the entire space and can enhance your mood for sure!! This weekend was filled with candles. I did just about nothing and had a great time. So what did you do??
This hanging one.. is my new find!

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Tham & Videgard Hansson

As I’m preparing for another busy & hectic weekend, I’d like to sign off with an inspiration…. I stumbled upon these marvellous architects & designers from THAM & VIDEGÅRD HANSSON ARKITEKTER based in Stockholm. They work in the field of architecture, planning & Interior design. This one is my favourite… What do you think about the ‘Ceiling of decorated tiles’?
Doesn't the kitchen look great!!

Monday, 1 June 2009

Coffee shop @ the arts centre

Happy June to all~!!

June is like a happy month… announces the fact that its officially summer and the thought of June has happy pastel, bright and airy colours in my mind.

Adele, Rose & I spend our Sunday evenings (after work!) at the Dubai International Arts Centre. Well!! currently, we are learning to use our cameras better… so hopefully you will see some better pictures.

Anyway… we love going to DIAC, one of the main reasons is their coffee shop… the colours truly inspire me!!!

Here is the entrance… welcome in..

At first glace…. Now do you know why I love this place… Yes!! The orange walls… The sculpture and paintings here keep changing… they are made by students of the centre.
Some simple yet beautiful décor…
And finally what I love the most…. my cup of coffee…
By the time we finish class its 9pm… this is how the place looks. Did you like it?? Let me know!!
This is where we spend our Sundays.... what do you do??