Category: Bangalore

Pottery Lane: a non-descript street where hands are at work shaping lumps of clay into kulhads and tandoors

pottery town

Every once in a while I hail a cab to take me to a part of the city I haven’t been to before.

This mini-adventure is refreshing to the soul and the mind.

Unfamiliar sights. Fresh scents. Some familiar cacophony. Different perspectives.

Every old neighborhood of Bangalore has a strong regional influence some of which can be seen to this day.

I had…



DIY: How to make a rope hanging planter

Today I have a super easy DIY post for you. Remember in the rope shelves post, I promised to show you how to make a hanging planter with rope. Ready?

I had been scouting for good  balcony railing planters to hold the rectangular planters but yet to find one that doesn’t cost a fortune. I am not too fond of the custom made welded ones.  So until…



Review: are you considering buying a row house/villa at Renaissance Nature Walk?

In this post, I analyse if you should consider buying a row house in Renaissance Nature Walk.

garden area

Continuing with the House Hunt series, today I present to you one of our ah! moments.

One where space is the king.

One where light rules, and flows in unhindered.

One where you can spread a chataai on the terrace and gaze at the stars without the…



Best sites to shop from for furnishing your home

Owning a house was THE goal after kids’ education and wedding for our parents’ generation.

That is slowly changing now with most of us getting an apartment in early 20s.

Signing on the dotted line in the agreement should bring happiness.

Ads show images of folks like us sitting on the balcony/lawn sipping tea leisurely flipping through the pages of newspaper.

Often, they are flanked by manicured lawns, a blooming garden…



Vaaso: Shop for block print furnishings

block print People are willing to go to great lengths to give their homes a unique look. Identical furniture, similar accessories have flooded the market. And the ease of buying them online means either your home looks like a page from a catalog or similar to dozens of other homes. Custom furnishings have the power to transform the looks of a home on…



Are you looking for off-beat wall tiles for your home?

Staircase risers

In my last post on my quest for aqua blue wall tiles, I expressed my disappointment at none of the leading brands having a shade even remotely closer to this one.

Since then, we have visited numerous shops in Banaswadi, Marathahalli, Indira Nagar and Shivaji Nagar.  Who knew tiles such as this blue can be a exemplary, but least…



Gardening: Five Vegetables You Can Grow in Pots All Round the Year

cherry tomatoes

A  huge cotton tree, ladies fingers, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, chillis, potatoes, eggplants, carrots, cabbage, and beetroots – this was the backyard of our home when I was growing up.

An informal signage to our house was: “the house with a large flower garden in the front”.  Marigolds, sunflower, dahlias, and tuberoses adorned the house.

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