Recently, I came across an artist - Sonatina Mendes, whose work seems mature and calm beyond her years. She is relatively new to the art scene but her paintings are amazing.. Something about the washed look of her collection I saw at the Hacienda gallery in Mumbai was spectacular and soothing at the same time. It is total fodder for the soul. Here are a few pictures I found online on different art sites:
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
To our dearest friends and supporters, we wanted to share the much awaited news of new retail partners for the Stylkist brand of decor in the south.
Stylkist decor can now be found at "The Design Store' in Bangalore and Coimbatore.
Do check it out and tell us what you think!
The Design Store
982 1st floor
80ft peripheral road
bangalore 560 034
T: 91 80 25522205/25502470
The Design Store
47/ 30, bharati park
coimbatore 641 011
T: 91 422 4384702/4384802
Some other retail outlets where you can find select Stylkist Products:
Dcube, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
Vanilla, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
Monday, March 9, 2009
Neemrana Fort Palace, Alwar. A 15th century fort restored by the acclaimed interior designer, architect and restorer, Aman Nath.
In an interview I read of Aman Nath in The Hindu, he talks about Neemrana Fort palace architecture, where he says the 15th century rooms were treated in a more Indo-Islamic way and the 19th century rooms more colonial in design.
These pictures come from a budding photographer and travel enthusiast, Arijit Sen.
The Baradari. You could perhaps take your handmade paper notebook and a pen, write
stories of love and betrayal over here in the evening? :-)
I love the way its restored. Colours and contemporary elements added, without disturbing the old world charm, like the stone pillar..
Plan that trip, pack your camera, and take along a book to read on one of their private terraces and get lost.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Here are a few stills from Mathanki’s house. This art director from Bangalore certainly has a high green quotient. Check out the plants kept in cozy corners and window sills to delight your soul.
Plant them in bottles, floor pots or dangling ones, they all look as beautiful as this. Money plants are also perhaps, the easiest to maintain too.
A bamboo plant for that oriental touch, or just for luck and harmony. Don’t miss the green wine bottles on the sill.
I have always loved a palm indoors. It gives the room so much character and personality!
These pictures come from a plant lover. Given a choice she’d live in a garden.
A plant for company, while you sip your tea and read
A yellow Chilly plant in a beautiful yellow planter to brighten the sink area.
I told you, a money plant is never one too many for a home.
A touch of green for the washroom.
Feeling fresh already? Bring that little plant in. Plants never go out of style. And while you are planing on bringing the green in this summer, do check out the Bodhi planter cum candle stand from the Stylkist store.