Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Balinese House in a jungle

NY times has a great section on Home and Garden. I often visit the website to check out the slideshows. Today I found an interesting slideshow of a 110-foot-long traditional house, built by John Hardy, a jewelry designer, and his wife, Cynthia, in Bali, Indonesia. I admire almost any architectural design where the nature plays a predominant role. In this jungle dream house, I like the way the owners have created a rustic atmosphere. There are structural and may be decorative posts in the shape of a tree trunk that supports the building. The timber construction and the materials of wood, bamboo on the floors and ceiling evokes an organic feeling to the house. The bright colors of Orange, Yellow adds a touch of elegance to this interior setting. I also like the fact that there are no windows. The entire floor is open to the outdoors. What a scintillating experience it would be to actually live in this jungle home eh??

Slide Show Link!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The bright Colors of Fall in NYC

I love NYC and I adore the fall in the city. Central Park is one such place, an urban oasis to the city where one can find peace and serenity. Attached are some photos I took recently. I find the nature to be my greatest source of Inspiration. Whether it is the Central park or Lake Como, I like to pay attention to even the tiniest details in the patterns, colors and textures I see and use them in my work. Going back to the fall season in the city, I think it would be awesome to use the varying colors of Yellow, Orange and Red in an interior setting. These analogous colors are so bright and cheerful.
Check out the following pics:

Sunday, November 16, 2008


I love Mango. Like other spanish labels such as Zara, Mango has now opened its retail stores in NYC. I think it is pretty affordable and love the european look. I especially like the collection put up by Penelope and Monica cruz. You can find all kinds of styles, (masculine, feminine, casual, dressy look), you name it. 

Check out this  dress for a little less than 100 bucks. I love the floral patterns, and the bright pink motifs on black. So airy and springy.  I love you mango and i would always be your loyal customer.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Digital Water Pavillion

I have been doing some research on Water Walls for a project I am currently trying to finish up for the Design Process class.
I am quite flabbergasted with the invention of the digital water walls that is being displayed at the Zaragoza International 2008 Expo in Spain. 
Wow, finally we all can imagine a  building made of water! 

An Excerpt from the Article:
"It features liquid curtains for walls - curtains that not only can be programmed to display images or messages but can also sense an approaching object and automatically part to let it through"

Check out the details at:   


Video Link!

This is amazing.  With the help of technology one can achieve anything and everything.