Thursday, July 9, 2009

Colour splash

Sometimes I feel
my house looks like a motley tunic
with colours thrown everywhere.

Be it the curtains, wooden bangles,
cloth bags, watch boxes or my jewellery...
everything has to have that element of colour.

That's a shot of my dressing-table.
There are no brass-pulls or carved knees
to boast about.
All it has are some hues here and there.
That Fossil watch box is one of my favourite ones. I use it
to store my earrings.

Blue, blwe or bleu?

Red from the north-east

Return to Magenta - on the little deck

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Glory of the Snow

When we moved into our new house
we got a hanging pot of chionodoxa (also called Glory of the Snow)
to adorn our balcony.

With the advent of the rains we get to see
the blossoms aplenty.
Though these flowers are not
sturdy enough to be put into containers
I guess there's no harm in trying it out.

And so I did.

Now on my dining table...they don't look bad at all.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday whites

Beating the Monday Blues with some white hues
(wow! that rhymes)

It's the beginning of the week again.
Using the special energy of white in my house.

White Gerberas in an aluminium tea mug in Kerala.
This mug is used in roadside tea stalls
across Kerala to pour tea from glass to mug to ensure a certain amount of cooling.

Carnations arranged in a stone mortar,
picked from Crafters Antique

Friday, June 26, 2009

Creative Kismet - Regina's Blog

One day, as usual I was flickring around.
Suddenly in the new uploads section something interesting caught my eye.
It was a business card holder that was made out of an
empty mint tin. I trailed the picture to a blog called Creative Kismet.

The blog belongs to Regina, a thirty-something mother of two,
who also is a registered nurse and one of the most creative people I 've come across.

She inspired me to hunt for a mint box which I never did find.
So instead I settled for a similar looking crayon box and I am looking forward to
making that business card holder (though I don't own a business ;))

Some of her works:
My favourite section on the blog is 'Recycled Crafts'.
Stuff that one can do with pillow cases, door knobs
and neck ties.

And if you wish to own any of these, here they are at Creative Kismet Studio

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Point Click Home

Point Click Home has some good ideas if you are thinking of doing up the kids' room.
Contemporary, modern, classic or eclectic?

Take your pick from these creatively designed rooms for your brood :)

My picks:

minimalistic and warm with pink tones

and this one for the wall with the maps

Mwah! And this one too
love the blues here and that whole logged feeling

For more ideas look here

Images from Point Click Home

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The effervescent Bougainvillea

The ever effervescent bougainvillea
has always been a great choice for boundary walls, box gardens and flower arrangements.

A little house in Kushalnagar, Madikeri

These thorny vines of the paper flower bloom throughout the year and
is not fussy about everyday attention.

A monastery in Madikeri

But these flowers do make a huge difference in your backyard, pots, decks, patios and courtyards.

Outside the sales office of the Botanical Garden in Ooty.

Crafters Antiques

That's Crafters Antiques for you.

and here's the biggest varpu in the world

a board game with the lucky red seeds that can double up as a centrepiece