There were a bunch of places we were to eager to drive to for the unusually long weekend last week from Sakleshpur to Pondicherry, all within the 350-Km radius and a comfortable 5-6 hour drive that doesn’t exhaust you to crave for a vacation-at-the-end-of-vacation. The only glitch? Most places were sold out. Of late, this is a story that pans out every long weekend and we find…
When designing the interiors of a new home, two spaces that take up due time and consideration are the pooja room /mandir and the kitchen within the constraints of space and direction. Today, I have Bangalore-based interior designer Jyothika Baleri of Destination Designs sharing over 10 pooja room designs executed in her projects. Over to…
The TPCL guest house in Fort Kochi designed by Design Combine Architects and Designers makes a big impact visually because of its unhindered use of life-size masks, murals and statues dotting its walls. The guest house comprises two independent apartments on the top-most floor. The building itself is over 20 years old. The…
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Can you choose a theme for this room above?
Because, is it modern? Yes.
There are beautifully chosen hints that define every theme you can think of in this little corner. Yet, they all complement each other like hand in glove. Another brilliant illustration of the concept is replayed in the corner…
Gifted are those eyes and skilful those hands that saw the potential of this blank wall by the dining. Shrutilaya dons many hats as a DIY enthusiast, interior stylist and painter. Her hand-drawn botanical mural transforms this bare wall into something magical giving it a new lease of life.
Who doesn’t love bicycles? Isn’t it one of our first proud accomplishments as a child when we learn to bike without the side support wheels and then enthrall/show-off to parents riding without the support of hands. As we grow, it is replaced by motorcycle and the four wheels. Oh well, when the waistline grows with age, a fancy bicycle slowly makes its way back into the garage as…
How often do you entertain friends? Is it always a formal get together or is it laid back enough for anyone to feel at home instantly?
Do you worry too much before inviting friends/neighbors for a cup of tea together because there is no cozy nook?
A research in 2016 concluded that people who had a strong connection to their community…
My goal is to create enough wealth through a responsible and sustainable model, to allow those who work to build up the business to retire with me. From a gardener and maid to a manager. – Giles Knapton in an interview with Grin on responsible tourism
It was this line in the interview that served as the motivation…
My weakness in life is tea; it has to be perfect with the right amount of sugar, spices (cardamom + ginger; sometimes a dash of cinnamon or a sprig of lemon grass or crushed basil).
For a nation obsessed with tea, it’s a painstaking effort to find a good place that brews a good cup of masala chai and…
I spend on hour tending to my garden every day – watering, weeding, harvesting, sowing, fertilizing, nurturing, changing their positions, planting companion flowers or garlic, and just saying hello to them ensuring the sun is not too harsh during the day. That’s my therapy for the day – my way of forgetting life’s thorns for the moment. My…
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