Monday, January 12, 2015

Mumbai Happenings: SARITA HANDA is finally here !!

 This is a feel good space! You walk in and immediately you forget about the chaos,noise and clutter of Mumbai. The store has been so tastefully put together that you immediately feel a part of the lifestyle that is on offer.Every nook and corner is just so tempting and inviting. 

The store is packed with color and texture and lots of chevron pattern(my favorite kind of pattern).There are scrumptious embroideries both hand done and machine guided.Navy blue and white with punches of coral in both color and design.There's pastels,ikat prints and shaded options on offer too all of which has been seamlessly combined with their line of furniture and accessories.From bags to cocktail napkins,cushion covers,duvet covers,lamp shades,table linen and lots of fabrics,there is something for everyone.

Interestingly there are also some great 
lighting options to be found here.

love these dogs in wood and metal!

Have fun exploring the new store - i know I did !!
it's at 36, Ground Floor,

Laxmi Woolen Mill Estate, Shakti Mill Lane,Off Dr. E. Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, mumbai - 400011 Ph: +91-22-40052686

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ceramic Artist - Hitomi Hosono

 Divinity in creation!
These unbelievably beautiful pieces of work are by 
Hitomi Hosono, London-based ceramic artist 
who creates intricately detailed botanical ceramic sculptures.

Born and raised in Japan she creates her detailed
porcelain all from memory. Blooming foliage, leaves and 
flowers as well as collected memories of nature from her own childhood in japan, where her family runs a small rice farm. 

Her inspiration and process...
I find myself drawn to the intricacy of plants, examining the veins of a leaf, how its edges are shaped, the layering of a flower’s petals. I look, I touch, I draw.’ 
For some works it can take up to a month 
to create the mold, three weeks to attach the foliage,
and up to five months to let it dry!The artist uses an 18th century method she learnt while interning at Wedgwood called 'sprigging' 
(in which tiny ceramic reliefs are applied to clay surfaces)



Friday, November 7, 2014


Scot Schuman is in Mumbai. Elle India and Bungalow 8 hosted an event last night for bloggers to come in and listen to and chat with the creator of the infamous blog The Sartorialist. An interesting event with answers that were honest, insightful and candid.

glimpses of the charming store 
Bungalow 8 Mumbai 
(Grants Building, 1st, 2nd & 3rd floors, 17 Arthur Bunder Road,
 Colaba (Near Radio Club)Mumbai - 400005 91 22 22819880/1/2 )


Maithili Ahluwaila the founder of Bungalow 8 
as shot by The Sartorialist in 2011


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A peak inside THE ROW , LA Store Design

Understated,elegant,refined and luxurious.
While the space looks like a home 
it is definitely a retail space.
I like the restrained colour palette and design.
This is the first retail spacefor the brand.
It is housed in mid-century building with
 a courtyard pool. A lot of the furniture in the store(Jean ProuvĂ©,Fortuny,Poul Kjaerholm and Paul McCobb)is for sale.
Alongside shoes by Manolo Blahnik.

Their work .........

The famous 39.000$ back pack in Alligator
 that sold out as soon as it hit the shelves.

The regular more modest version at 3,900$ 

The Olsen twins!