Wednesday, June 10, 2009

moleskine love...

Starting with something I fell in love with at first sight - Moleskines.
I remember it was before we moved to France that I had just discovered these. The simplicity is the beauty but the history and the art movement around it, is what makes it special and stand apart from just another writing pad.
I remember, amongst my first conversations  with a friend in France was about moleskines, yes, I was that excited!! I thought it was such a European thing.. poets, artists, people all around sitting in cafes with their Moleskines... Think he thought I was nuts (and two more people the same, and they were even using a moleskine and had no idea what it's history was! after that I gave up talking to people about it!) but I was so touched when he got me my first moleskine ever, for my birthday that year. :) I have not used mine much yet though.

Moleskine has been around for a long time now and was the most personal creative canvas to artists and writers, among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway.. today they have journals, diaries, watercolor paper books (my fav!) and even city guides! In fact there is an exhibition on Moleskines currently on in Turkey displaying works of 50 international artists.

Smells, sights and sounds will all collide and dissolve to become a hazy memory of your travels and experiences, but the tattered pages, coffee stains, scribbles.. ah, this is what you will actually be able to keep with you forever, to touch, see and hold. Now, you might say what's the difference between this and any other note/sketch book.. BUT for me I like how it has a history of culture and when you are using yours, you are part of something a little more special than nothing, something that connects you to some other random person in some part of the world on this plane or another.. and that is Moleskine for me. 
Visit this link to take a peek into the amazing stuff people have done.. it's a must visit link! 
Also Moleskine blog -

I'm excited with this blog and with all the travel plans I have lined up for myself till the end of the year! And suddenly there aren't enough hours in the day to do it all. I like it. :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

parisian dolls

All things I find lovely and inspirational, all things that make me smile, make me think. With this blog I aim to create a space for myself and the readers, of all that is beautiful in this world. My love is for art in any form - photography, food, writing, decor, and you are invited to be a part of this little world of mine. Welcome to paper magic twigs, where there is a lot of love for all the things lovely and magical (no! not power points!). And people who create (no, consultants don't count as well!) Oh, a lot of love for them!!! :)

I'm also a big games fan. Online games... point-and-click, room-escapes, hidden objects and strategy.. so, I will also try and share with you all games that I have enjoyed, beaten, got beaten by etc..  I will start with the very simple and sweet Super Stacker! Love it... enjoy   


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