And I’m Back!!!

It feels so good to be back, almost as if i’m returning home after a long journey! A lot has happened in the last few months. Memorable parts include the two awesome long vacations we made. The one in August 2014 was a road trip to Maharashtra and the trip to Sri Lanka in December…

Balinese Masks

Among the many popular activities in Bangkok, shopping is a favorite among most tourists and we were no exception! There are many stores and street shops selling clothes, art, crafts and curios. Women squealed in delight as they found their dream outfit for the night out, men were immersed in browsing through a variety of…

Bring Home Some Accents

Is it a pop of colour? Or an expression of style? Or just the most comfortable nook of the living room? Accent chairs can be all this and more. A living room might see you entertain large number of guests from time to time and you need a variety of furniture, placed strategically to ensure…

The Key To Your Personal Space : Customised Products

The concept of personalising a space usually involves decor elements such as family photographs, home done art-work, family heirlooms and curios picked up on travels. But when I stumbled across this product, I knew it would make both a functional yet personal item at home.  The Personalised Key Holder I love the aquamarine ceramic tile…

An All Encompassing Room

Does the concept of living in a single room that may be small or big, seem too confining and terrifies you? Well, with constantly evolving careers, city-hopping and ever increasing real estate costs, you might have to look at making your home in a single, mostly undivided room. This concept known popularly as the studio…

Quick Fix Weekends

Weekends are great for getting done quick fix projects around the house. It is awhile since I did these simple changes in my kitchen and have finally decided to share this successful fix. Have you ever found some decor/architectural issue around the house that seem to need a permanent solution that might require calling carpenters…

Small and Beautiful

Kathakali (classical dance form originating from Kerala) and traditional cow head fridge magnets done with such eye for detailing. Sometimes while doing up our homes, we realise that it is the small things that capture a big place in our hearts. Like maybe our kid’s doodles / pets’ paw prints or our parent’s black and…

Turning 26…

I could not have asked for a better birthday week. I simply had it all; family, travel, scenic locations, picnics, spa, games, cycling, yummy cakes and shopping for curios! After spending a few days at my parents house in Coimbatore, we started early morning on May 1st for our first stop of the vacation –…

The Art of Creating Silk Products

I have always been a fan of this gorgeous fabric. The crisp texture, the sheen, the vibrant colours and the variety of  motifs and designs. I have incorporated silk be it in the form of curtain panels or cushion covers at home, even silk sarees get me thinking on how they can alternatively be used…

Traditional South Indian Homes

I recently visited a more than 150 year old traditional home in Narayanavanam in Andhra Pradesh. The family has been traditionally  involved in the silk saree business for many generations and follow the joint-family system with grandparents, sons, their wives and children all living and growing together. As a recent home owner myself and all…