Thursday, August 31, 2006

Amy Ruppel.

Just discovered this amazing artist, photographer, designer Amy Ruppel through decor8 ( April Archives ). Her subject is usually simple images of birds & nests.

She uses beeswax layered under & over digital prints on paper derived from her photography, then cuts into rounded shapes and then completes with drawings etched into the wax. Lovely!
(images from Amy

Silver Style.

I am so excited, I have just about discovered the lovely handmade products by Independent designers through ishopindie.

I came across this lovely Silver Circles Ring - $24.99 by Silver Style.
(images from ishopindie)

Ceramic Incense Sticks Holder.

Don't know when my love for Incense Stick Holders began. I now have wooden, ceramic & metallic holders. This ceramic one with Jaipuri hand-painted design in light green is lovely.

Ceramic Goodies.

I have a weakness for ceramics. A well crafted ceramic piece is a delight to the eye. I found this amazing Triplet Container Set- $26 and Star Burst Teapot ( Sold Out!) in Sprout Studio.
(images from Sprout Studio)

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Terracotta Dolls.

The Cottage Mela organised by The Central Cottage Industries Emporium is on at Safina Plaza.
I found these extremely cute hand-painted terracotta dolls. Rs. 30 each.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Dinner Party.

We had some collegues of Srinivas over for dinner. Here are some pics taken during the preparations for the party.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Ganesha Festival Finale'.

Here are some random pics taken during Ganesh Chaturthi this Sunday.

Thanks decor8!

Thanks Holly for featuring our home in decor8 under the new feature decor8 reader spaces.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Ganesha basking in the morning sunlight.

Was having my morning cuppa in the balcony. The sunlight streaming in on the stone Ganesha Idol and forming these shadows had to be captured and posted. We picked up this stone Ganesha from a roadside shop in front of the Chennakeshava Temple in Belur.

Tile Ganesha.

Ganesha engraved on a terracotta tile. Can also be used as a paper weight. Love it!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Celebrating Ganesha in Eka.

Yesterday I received an invitation from Eka announcing their 'Celebrating Ganesha' Exhibition. You can find Ganesha Idols in various mediums.

From my Ganesha Collection.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Ganesha Week.

Ganesh Chaturthi. The festival of Ganesha- the Elephant God is round the corner. He is also my favourite God. I am dedicating this week as Ganesha Week. Here are carved wooden idols of Ganesha which we saw at a workshop in Mysore.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Pink is the colour.

Mallika's Birthday is fast approaching and Pink is her favourite colour. Planning on a Pink & White Theme. Picked up some sample birthday paraphernalia.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Very Vanilla.

Very Vanilla is a product of the Vanilla Plantations of Tranquil- the Homestay. Vanilla Beans are packed in very interesting test tubes. They also have great recipes in the booklet.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Tranquil - A Homestay.

We stayed at a Homestay called Tranquil in the coffee plantations of Kerala. I just can't begin to explain the natural beauty of the place, attention to detail by the hosts & the amazing hospitality. Still recovering from all the pampering.

Incense Stick Holders.

Love these colourful wooden incense stick holders from Mysore. The bright Sun God & Krishna holders in oranges & greens.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Independence Day.

My nature-friendly version of the Indian Flag. Happy Independence Day on the 15th of August.
I value our Independence and am proud to be an Indian.

Off to Kerala for the long Independence Day weekend.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Street Fashion.

I kinda like this bright red & fuchsia flats with sequin work on them. Picked it up from one of the by-lanes of Commercial Street for just Rs. 200.

Ritu Kumar.

Ritu Kumar is an Indian Designer who has revived the age-old crafts like Zardozi & Kashida. Her Saris would make any woman look graceful. Love the colour pallette of aquas and the right amount of embroidery.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Forest Pottery.

Ange Peter is another potter from Auroville who started Forest Pottery. Love the Peepal Leaf motifs on her pottery.

Mantra Handmade Pottery.

These stoneware coffee mugs & soup bowls are from Mantra Handmade Pottery started by Angad Vohra as an Auroville project in Pondicherry. Love the earthy colours & textures.

Sunday, August 06, 2006


Round Embroidery Mukesh Pouch & Pencil Case.


Anokhi specialises in wide range of products specialising in hand-block printing, applique work, tie & dye and bead work. Their products includes home textiles, garments & accessories.
Just love this Nepalese Blouse- Booti. The amazing cushions, pouches & bags.

Ganesha Sling Pouch.

Love the image of Five-headed Ganesha on the sling pouch. Nice for carrying change & knick-knacks.

Friday, August 04, 2006

My Attempt at Jewelry-making.

I have long been nurturing a secret passion for designing jewelry. Wasn't sure when or where I would diplay it. I just string together glass beads, metal pendants of Indian Gods/Symbols and create interesting neck pieces which I wear for my own pleasure and creative satisfaction.

I got inspired by young designer Ana Romero & through her blog designer Ronit Golan. Now I am posting some of the stuff I have made.

Colours in patchwork & ragcloth mats.