Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Knock knock...

... anyone home?

Door images from Indian village homes
(Dinesh Khanna in allposters.com)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Zen and the Art of home design

Design that gives a feeling of peace and tranquility, sense of calm and order...

Designed by Tsao and Mckown Architects...

For the Tsao family...

In SF...

Sculpture lines the walkway

Custom bronze scones

The floor is chipped granite

Living Area

Entry way with mirror (good feng shui) and chinese stool

Chairs are french, as is the tree bark!

Chinese console

Vintage hanging lanterns draped with silk from World war II parachutes!

Tapestery designed by the architects

Family room with rattan pendant ceiling fixture

Minimalist bedroom

Bed that invites to be slept upon...

Chinese prayer niche

Felt calm?
I did.

(All images and details courtesy Interior Design, one of the best interior design resource I have come across so far )

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Morocco and the Orient...in New York?!

No, not in New York. But a designer from New York, who has used his multi-faceted background and keen understanding of global art and decor, to design residences in NY and Riad Meriem (labor of love) - a boutique hotel in Marrakesh. And this is an Indian design connoisseur showcasing his work. Talk about globalization!
Sample Thomas Haye's eye catching work here...

So, how about that one way ticket to Marrakesh? ;-)

Related Link: If you want to do some couch traveling to Marrakesh, read through the adventures of Marayam - the bemused tales of an American family's quest to build a guest house in Marrakesh!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Good Earth...is really good!

I visited one of my favorite stores 'Good Earth' today...and am still ooh-aahing about what I saw and bought :)
I have to share this awesome store with you all - The focus at Good Earth is on Living, with a range of stylish exclusively designed products for dining and entertaining, bed linen, cushions and decor
Selected treasures showcased here:
Incense burner

Ah the colors!

I spy a chandelier! Unfortunately, the store at Khan Market did not have this hanging chandelier today..

Just a sample of numerous cushions available

Love the colored glasses! I think they are Moroccan...

Dinnerware made of 'Kansa'

GoodEarth stocks an amazing collection of vases and candle holders

Metal work and river lights

Range from 'Amritam' - Good Earth's line of home spa

Selected pieces of furniture

Moroccan lanterns
(All Images courtesy Good Earth)

Sigh! I feel so happy when I spend a day looking at, admiring and buying beautiful things.
Hedonistic? Maybe!! I think I can live with this one character trait of mine if it means being able to surround myself with such beautiful things ! ;-)

Friday, July 27, 2007

Sweet dreams are made of this...

...who am I to disagree?
travel the world and the seven seas
everybody's looking for something!

I am definitely looking for, and looking at Roche Bobois. I showcased their couches and outdoor furniture yesterday; today it is the turn of beds and decor.
And again, I fall a little short of breath as I go through their eclectic collection and try to pick and choose the best of the best for this post...

Roche Bobois has a store presence in China, North Korea and Middle East in Asia, along with multiple stores in EU and NA. Am thinking of gently reminding them of the not so small populace of keen designers and homemakers in the rest of Asia...hoping they expand their chain of stores to more countries.