Monday, March 3, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
I have been toying with the idea of changing my sofa upholstery.
So, what's the big deal about that??.. you may ask!!
Well, ours is home to two(very active/spirited) boys, who practically use the sofa for everything- from colouring, to playing with their toys, from using it like a trampoline,
eating spilling food on it, to practising gymnastics,etc., etc.
I have gone back and forth on this one many times but haven't been able to make up my mind!
So,while i'm still at it, I thought of getting some inspiration and sharing some pretty spaces with you all!
Here's a small compilation of rooms with sofas as the main accent.
An earthy shade sofa with a lot of assorted cushions in all shapes and sizes
a classic leather sofa with greek-key printed cushion.
A nice, neutral palette used for the sofas here really make the place look very elegant & understated.
And here a simple brown sofa with a contrast red coloured throw
this absolutely stunning blue coloured sofa with some ethnic printed cushions.
Which is your favourite??
I'll keep you posted on the progress I make but do not forget to share in your thoughts.
Images from here & my personal collection.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I know this post is a tad late...but I couldn't have moved on without sharing it here!
Kala Ghoda Arts fest 2014, in its 16th year now, drew crowds in multitudes.
I particularly wanted to avoid the weekend crowd and thought of visiting it on a weekday but i guess those thousands of people who had turned up there, also got this bright idea!!!
It was a packed Thursday and my fantasy of calmly composing each frame and clicking pictures, well... remained a fantasy!!
Disclaimer : This is an amateurish attempt to capture the vibrancy, the drama, that goes into making this 9 day festival a unique experience. ;-)
I particularly thought that this year, apart from being extremely crowded, also saw a raise in the number of people who are into the business of selling desi, kitschy home and life-style products.
I thought that was considered a niche market some time back...
...but looking at the number of players i doubt if it is that anymore!!!
There were the classic, traditional ones too.. Warli, Madhubani, Gond, Bastar, Dhokra, etc...belonging to a particular state or a region.
And then there were the typically quirky installations...
This one caught my attention... a bin made out of used plastic bottles.
Do people need more cues on littering???
Much as I would have liked to capture the precincts on which the whole festival is based on, I found it too crowded and distracting to even get a decent shot.
For that, i guess i'll have to come back, perhaps, on a quiet Sunday and capture the beauty of this charming, charming district!!
But I still have a reason to smile, cause I did manage to bring back home a few nuggets from the festival that would stay with me forever!!
Friday, January 17, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Today, exactly a year ago, I lost a very dear friend to cancer.
She came to live as our neighbour.Her fierce independent nature and her decision to work and live away in an unknown city, away from her parents home, had set me thinking as a schoolgirl.
Our ties grew stronger and she found a loving foster family in ours.
Years later when we came to know about her ailment, we were heart broken.
But her amazing spirit defied every dark thought, until last year, when she lost the battle after putting up a brave fight.
Since I've begun blogging, I've met some amazing people/bloggers through this virtual world whose work inspires me Every.Single.Day.
And one of them was Michelle Edwards of Sweet Something Designs.
I got instantly hooked onto her blog.Inspite of having to battle this dreaded disease she would still come back and put together a post on DIYs, home makeovers, craft ideas and much more along with updates on her children and their growing up!
Although I never met her in person, and with whatever little glimpses that I got of her personal world, she came across as an amazing wife and a mother.
Today, when I casually hopped onto to her blog to see if she was back from her therapy, I got this news.
It broke my heart and I went spiralling down the memory lane to this very day, last year.