Thursday, August 26, 2010

Living in decor {House Tour}

I love it when I see a house which is home to someone in a way that reflects their inner joy and creativity. A place to dwell, much loved and fussed about. I think I love it when people are fussy about things, :) choosy and picky. (I know I am!! are you??) Because isn't that what eliminates our choice and taste from what we don't like and what we are not? Often as we would like to see, it does not happen. A place just becomes where one lives, not where one loves to live... although more than ever now, I think everyone's putting effort and experimenting and learning more about themselves in the process of making their home a truly lovely home, reflective of their inner being. 
What are your thoughts, do you agree? Does your place truly reflect your taste and who you are? 

So when I saw Akshatha's beautiful house, I just had to do a house tour, to bring to you her lovely place - colorful, cosy and clearly much thought and fussed about. :) You can visit her equally lovely blog at -

I simply love her bedroom. It's so airy and light and cosy. And so much of her own diy, it's impressive! In her words - "My bedroom with lot of my DIY! The painting above the bed head is by me, the ikea rast is also a makeover. Bed spread sewn by me by sewing a printed and plain fabric together, string pendant lamp by me.. and finally also the pillows which I made myself"


It's her own DIY of a plain Ikea RAST chest of drawers. I love it!! :)

The many shaped cushions make this corner so cosy and I really like the small red rug too!

So what do you guys think? 
Thanks Akshatha! :)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Twigs online store - preview, pre-order!

I have always wanted my own little store... for now it's online... :) PS: Order soon, as items may be limited in number.

1) Words in Wire - I simply LOVE these!! Perfect for any living space, they add a little reminder of a great feeling in a wonderful rustic, cottage chic way! Words available -
Love, blessings, hope, memories, imagine, enchantment, magical, faith, eat - love - pray, angels and many more! Pre-order with me by mailing me at - Shipment might be limited to certain countries, but we can sort that out.

2) Wall stickers and art - Lots of design coming soon. For now, my fav are here. Especially love the birds on the branch. Available in white, silver grey and black

Hello quiet!

via designismine
I have been in a rather lovely limbo of sorts, belonging nowhere really. One that I can not explain or describe. It's an instinct to go into hibernation, for no reason or rhyme in particular. It's a quiet alone time, peaceful (mostly!) and very lethargic.. grey in color. Nothing much takes place at phases like these.. :)
I'm sorry I've been away, whoever you are who is reading, whoever it is, who cares. Hopefully (and I know many will not understand) the above explains something.. And it's a snap that happens, and just like that you are back. I don't think I'm out of this lazy phase of nothingness, but the constant guilt of not having been here for so long is really a nagging bagging on the walls of my head, plus I was missing it here.. so...

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First of - Thanks for Participating in the first Giveaway for the blog. The selection of the winner was random - asked V to pick a number from one to ten sort of a thing! :) And the winner is Harshita. Congratulations!! You have won a pair of beautiful sterling silver earrings.
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Feeling lazy like the way I am feeling is pretty amazing actually, and how I would love to curl up in a cozy bedroom much like these with a book... instead I'm in a hotel room, cozy and all.. it's not the same..
via designsponge
via designsponge

via desiretoinspire

And most of all I miss home.. my bedroom... :(

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dreaming.. {decor crush}

I really really really love this! Oh, imagine working here! :) pure delight...  I am loving everything about this look - the pure white, the dog picture frame, the organized clutter - everything!! Except the big speaker above. I would substitute that with my white (well ours is black) bose ipod speakers. Perfect dream world. :)
Unfortunately I do not know where I got this from, so if you know, pls share.

Also, please enter Giveaway for Sterling Silver Jewelry Here !!
You could be the winner, invite friends and share!

Amelie inspirations {movie decor}

Paul Johnson's poster art
Whimsical, funny and cute - Amelie touches our hearts, makes us sigh and smile :) A must watch, if you haven't already! I also love the deep red, green and gorgeous interiors. Oh, I miss Paris! For this is parisian life at it's leisurely pace, a sweet music in our ears... a cute story set in a very cute city that I loved living so close to, dearly. 

Amelie quotes and trivia:
The main colors in the film (green, yellow and red) are inspired by the paintings of the Brazilian artist Jurez Machado.

Some of the locations in the film can be found in Montmartre. The café "Les 2 Moulins" can be found at the beginning of Rue Lepic and the vegetable/fruit store "Collignon" at 56 Rue des Trois Frères.

Narrator: "Amelie has one friend, Blubber. Alas the home environment has made Blubber suicidal. 
[Pet fish leaps out of fish bowl in an attempt at suicide] "

Amelie : [whispering in theater] I like to look for things no one else catches. I hate the way drivers never look at the road in old American movies. 

Amelie: [to her father, who is not paying attention] I had two heart attacks, an abortion, did crack... while I was pregnant. Other than that, I'm fine. 

I love these following wedding inspiration ideas! Aren't these lovely!? 
wedding inspiration via


And remember these two prints above Amelie's bed - these are from artist Michael Sowa and you can get them at for a great price! :) buy them here
Pottery Barn Bed via apartmenttherapy
By Claudia Varosio - 18$

Buy this Amelie inspired wallpaper here


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Decorex 2010

I'm super excited about this. I have a press pass and I even won two free passes. Except, no one to go with! Wish I could have the company of you, design lovers and friends..
Decorex 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

feet what do I need you for...

Frida by Nikolas Muray
To have vastness - in spirit and imagination, is what I admire and envy most in people. To have that will that just refuses to give up or die.. and oh such courage.. in body and soul! All of which she Frida Kahlo had.

Sensual, unapologetic, brave and bold - her work stirs in me a magical melancholy.. the kind I want to dwell in...
I don't have any `role models' but her's is a life and work that really does inspire me deeply. Everything about how she lived and was, is so brave and special.  One day, I shall in my own way do an ode to her... for now.. it's this..

'I paint self-portaits because I am so often alone, because I'm the person I know best.' - Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo quote on the chalkboard "I have wings in order to fly."
Laura Aviva's bedroom, via apartmentherapy

Frida Kahlo inspired table setting by Courtney Keefe of Flush Designs
via buy it here at the quirico company

20$ by bird blue designs

Frida magnets - 8$ at The Green Daisy etsy shop
 when I have wings to fly?

I'm hosting my first GIVEAWAY on the blog -click here to win sterling silver jewelry or just scroll down to the previous post :)


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