Tuesday, June 29, 2010

pia ulin: interior photography

just discovered the fantastic work of Pia Ulin

you have fallen in love too haven't you? Just click here to see more.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

l'viva home: one stop shop of world textiles

l'aviva home is a series of curated online trunk shows, currently showing textiles, dowry and object.
their latest dowry collection, features traditional wedding presents from around the globe, and will soon highlight new finds from central asia!!

turkish hammam towels....i want a rack full!!
kantha pillows from bengal, india
bolivian aguayos

ikat from uzbekistan

mexican coverlets

argentine wool runners

vintage suzanis from uzbekistan

indigo throws from mali

kuba cloth from congo

shyrdak from kyrgyzstan

it is a visual delight to look though the finds on this website...also check out the wonderfully informative blog.
i feel like i am ready for world travel NOW!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

kathryn ireland- textiles and design

yesterday while reearching on modern indian interiors i chanced upon the work of the fabulous Kathryn Ireland via an indian summer.

born in england, kathryn was raised between her parents' homes in london and scotland. she arrived in los Angeles in 1986. prior to launching her interior design business in the early 90's, kathryn was an actress, clothing designer, and filmmaker.

the signature Kathryn M. Ireland look extends from fabrics to furniture. her fabric line was launched in 1997 and is distributed in her showrooms in los Angeles and london, as well as selected showrooms around the world.
i just got lost in her website and am absolutely in love with her fabric collection..to check it out click here.

enjoy :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

the 1 for shagun

hello all!
i wanted to take some time out to thank all of the wonderful you who visit and read my blog regularly. this blog officially has a 101 readers and that is a lucky number!
i know i have to reply back to some of your mails and responses, i still have to plan the giveaway i know i know things have been a little slow with me lately...i will get back on track soon i promise!
till then thank you for being there...ever so patiently :)


dhamma giri experience!

finally i am posting pics from Dhamma Giri in Igatpuri, dist. Nashik where i had gone for a 10 day vipassana meditation programme. the place is beautiful and i was super lucky to have a great view from my room as well. seems like i've been undergoing an introduction to buddhism course with our honeymoon in bhutan and now this!

this above is the main meditation hall for women

the place was in full bloom, it was green everywhere, flowers were blooming and the trees were abundant with fruit

there were jackfruit trees, figs, lemons, some berries, mango and what not!

we observed strict segregation of men and women and so this board in the men lunch area where we were allowed to go on the last day :)

it was a great experience for me in terms of its uniqueness, the fact that i was able to take 10 days off for this and not for a holiday with family was super since i don't know when i'll get this opportunity again!
observing silence was the easy part for me, what was tough was to meditate for almost 12-15 hours everyday and not having anything to do in the free time that was given for rest.
i certainly feel just a little calmer than before...and hope that this phase lasts a while (i have serious doubts), the merit of this form of any form of meditation technique is in its regular practice and i hope i find the motivation to make it a part of my life everyday!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

fabric art jewellery

tanvi kant the designer behind these gorgeous pieces makes her fabric jewellery out of reclaimed textiles such as her family's old saris, unwanted furnishing fabric an even her old worn clothes!
the designer's choice of material refers to recycled and sustainability but also have a more personal and collective histories.
aren't these peices so lovely...the designer also works on commission so take out all your old saris now :D
look at tanvi's work here


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

it is time to meditate and introspect

how are all of you? 
thank you and welcome to all my new followers...you all make me so happy! i am planning a give away after i reach a 100 followers on my blog so look out for that.

i am taking a 10 day break to participate in the Vipassana Meditation Programme at Igatpuri.
this is a residential programme, i will be back on the 13th and will share some pictures and photographs with you.
i will be required to stay quiet for all the 10 days and will not be allowed to have any form of communication (no mobile, no laptop, no books, no music, no note pad, no pen) unless it is with myself :)
if you are interested to know more just click here

here is a video you may want to watch to know more 

see you on the 14th!