Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Taken from Nuevo Estilo. The colorful green pillow on top of the plain wrought Iron bench looks pretty chic. I like the clean and simple lines of the wooden seat.
Another indoor bench substitute from Domino. The intricate detailed carvings are handcrafted in India.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Life cannot be taken for granted. This weekend, my dad was hospitalized. He underwent an open heart surgery. Thank god, his surgery went off well. I am very close to my dad, and I was taken aback and felt helpless when I heard the news from my sister. I wish I could've been near him in India. That moment made me realize that life is too short & I am going to try my best to be healthy, happy & spend more time with my family.
My dad is doing fine. He will be discharged after 10 days. Besides sending him a get well card, I wanted to make something special. I came up with a hand-made medicine box. It is pretty easy to construct, and here are the steps:
Step # 1:
I took my spare Iphone Box and took out all the materials. The only two things we need are the transparent lid with the hole, and the bottom box. You can of-course substitute the Iphone box with a cardboard box of your choice.
Step # 2:
Measure the sides (length, width and the depth).
Step # 3:
Now, we need a mat knife and a mat board. Cut out a rectangle (subtract 1/2" (length and depth) from the above measurements). This will be used as the main divider.
Cut three smaller rectangles/squares that we will use to slide between the walls of the box and the divider.
Step # 4:
Choose a fabric and wrap the box using the selected fabric.I used a non poisonous/non lead based glue and paint.
Step # 5:
Now place the cut and colored rectangular mat pieces inside the box. I have made five divisions.
Step # 6:
Cut a small fabric to cover the box since the lid we will be using has a small hole in the center.
Step # 7:
Slide and Place the transparent lid on top of the box.
Step # 8:
Voila, here we have our final hand made medicine box.
The best part of this box is the transparent lid. You can write notes using a marker, and can wash it off. Instead of a medicine box, you can also use this as a jewelry box or for storing any accessories.
What do you think?
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
After seeing that show, I developed a new taste of using 'Red' in the Kitchen. In my family, we always hung out in the kitchen. It is the heart of our home. Red can instantly increase the energy level & works well in a social gathering space. Red can be used as an accent or as a primary color in the Kitchen.
This small Kitchen was featured in Marie Claire Maison. I love the Red cabinets juxtaposed against the White background.
From Sunset Magazine. Love the Red and Orange Backsplash tiles. The bright geometric tiles work very well with the stainless steel appliances, the black countertops, and the light oak cabinets.
This is my fav. The above pic was featured in the Arch Digest, designed by Ted Turner. The kitchen design is based on a historical Spanish colonial homes of Mexico. I love the red and white decorative tile work.
The above kitchen is designed by MICHELE ALLMAN, featured in House Beautiful.
Here, Red is used as an Accent color. The toile draperies, the pillow cushions, the knobs on the oven/gas range (check the 1st pic), and the window treatments are accentuated with Red accessories. The Vaughan's Pagoda red tole lantern hanging from the ceiling looks classy. This French styled kitchen looks so sophisticated, soft, elegant and inviting.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Have you guys been to their showroom? I am definitely going to pay a visit over this weekend.
The following collages contain different Mosaic designs from their Website.
Click on the Image for a blown up version of the collage.