Tuesday, April 14, 2015


My Dubai Diary, better late than never !
This is from my week there at end of March.
Lots to do and lots to see...

Is all about collectible and limited edition 
pieces of furniture and objects.
It's a mix of international established artists 
and galleries as well up-coming design from around the world.

just beautiful!


My favorites - works by artist 


when your in dubai you should grab a bite 
at  the ever popular Tom & Serge 

Maison Mathis   

and Alto Mar 
It's a no frills  
Portuguese restaurant with
 really good sea food !

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Design in Delhi : INDIA DESIGN 2015

Late post from February ...  
Delhi played host to the annual Indian Design Week put together by Ogaan (publishers of Elle Decor and Elle). Brilliantly organized, this was a platform for creators of design and consumers of design 
to come together under one roof. Also a great platform to spot young and upcoming Indian talent. 

Part of the event is The Symposium which had a host of amazing speakers from around the world. From the legendary Fumihiko Maki to Pola Navona, Sunita Narain to Patricia Urquiola and Sunil Sethi to name a few.
There were 4 main areas to explore - DESIGN  - TRENDS - DECORATION and the SYMPOSIUM areas, with lots of spots to rest your feet,get a snack a drink or just have a good chat.

Here is a selection of products/brands that caught my eye....

A lighting company.Co founded by Gautam Seth and Prateek Jain this boutique studio specializes in custom lighting solutions.They have an amazing gallery space in DelhiGreen where their products and creations are beautifully displayed.

KREA :Furniture. 
They began with producing furniture and doing interior fit
 out's for large commercial and hospitality projects.
They now have a store and do a lot of collaborative work with designers. I did see copies in the mix and did'nt get a chance to check out their pricing, but at least we have more options to chose from now. www.kreaworld.com    

A fun young aesthetic,with serious mid century modern inspiration.
They have the sort of pieces that are contemporary and timeless the type you wont get tired of.The pieces are easy to mix and match.
Here are some more looks that I liked,(via their website) www.iqrupandritz.com

An installation in the TRENDS pavilion for outdoors!
If you missed it this year, make sure you go in 2016. 
I recommend it as a good place to take in what's going on in the country design wise, hang out with friends from the fraternity and listen in on the talks and debates by some of the best creative professionals and design legends from around the world.

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)


via www.designboom.com