Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fabergé Egg

Have you seen the Google doodle today? It’s on Peter Carl Faberge’s 166th birthday and I thought today is the apt day to feature the exquisite designs on Fabergé Eggs. Each egg created in the 19th century was unique made of gold, platinum with precious jewels and that makes it priceless. Miniature Faberge Eggs are popular now and are used as pendants. To know more about this masterpiece click here.

Here are a few pictures to enjoy the symbol of luxury and art.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Uniform Project

The Uniform Project became a global phenomenon when Sheena Matheiken took an unusual challenge and used fashion as a medium to create social responsibility in consumer culture. Irish born, Indian raised and New York based, Sheena launched the Uniform Project pledging to wear one little black dress for 365 days as a fundraiser to support the Akanksha Foundation – a non-profit organization providing education to children living in Indian slums. This creative online platform acquired millions of visitors worldwide and raised 100k for the cause that put 300 kids in school.

I was so fascinated and inspired by the whole creative exercise where Sheena had to reinvent the little black dress with only reused, vintage pre-owned or donated accessories. This project inspired women to make the most out of what they have in their closets while raising awareness for a cause. The creativity, the passion and love that went into this project is amazing.I realized that philanthropy can be fun and creative and need not be somber.

View these pictures on how Sheena puts together a new look with her little black dress for each day.

Click here to listen to Sheena talk at TEDx Dubai and here to visit the Uniform Project website.

Images via The Uniform Project

Monday, May 28, 2012

Kya Cheez Hai

The Indian Bangalore based team, Parul Kanodia and Uzma Ahmedi, created a fun and youthful brand called Kya Cheez Hai. Their desire to add funk and zing to everyday products such as paper clips, USB sticks, magnets, book marks and so on has brought fun and colour to a mundane office enviornment.

Have a look at their products and enjoy the edgy and versatile characters on each product which will definitely make you say Kya Cheez Hai!!

Large bookmark paperclip

USB Range


Cable Twister

Cable Twister

Bendable Magnets


Hair brushes

Click here to explore the world of Kya Cheez Hai and if you wish to get in touch you can email them at

Images via Kya Cheez Hai

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Personal Sanctuary

Designating a personal space for your personal use is important to unwind and re-energize. Your place to retreat can be an unused room or a sectioned off corner of a room where there is privacy. There are no rules on how you want to make it. Surround yourself with things that you love – it could be books, pictures, your movie collection or a musical instrument. What will you surround yourself with in your personal space?

Click here to find ways to create a personal sanctuary.

Images via myhomeideas

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Love for Ceramic ware

I love to decorate my table when I have guests at home for brunch or dinner. And in order to have a good looking table you need a few ceramic essentials to give that special touch and excitement into your meal. I came across these pictures taken by photographer Craig Wall featured in homelife. I loved his photography and the collection of ceramic ware in these pictures was making the table look inviting. Be inspired to make a dining experience rememberable.

Images via homelife

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Purvaai which means “Winds from the East” was launched to promote and create awareness and appreciation for traditional arts and crafts of India. This contemporary and aesthetically pleasing home décor was started by three friends based in UK, who shared a strong connection to the vibrant culture and colourful aesthetic of India. The product range includes cushions and throws with exquisite art like designs will enliven your home. The variety of natural fabrics used is cotton, linen, mulberry and raw silk which are embellished with traditional Indian embroidery techniques, hand block printing, appliqué and many more.

Enjoy the traditional techniques that reflect modern contemporary designs.

Click here to view their website and display of decorative soft furnishings.

Images via Purvaai

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Swedish Inspired Interiors

I can never grow tired of Swedish interiors. It's simple, clean and never dull. The liberal use of white and pale colours, mix of old and new, use of wood, wide windows and painted furniture are some of the common aspects of Swedish décor. This kind of style is hugely influenced by the weather of Scandinavia – the long winters with lack of natural light. Swedish décor has universal appeal because it emphasizes on light, elegance and cheerful even on the darkest winter days.

Enjoy and be inspired by the mix of modern and Swedish décor displayed in these pictures.

Dreamy Whites eclectic living room

Country Swedish Inspired 2nd Story Addition/Remodel traditional living room

Country Swedish Inspired 2nd Story Addition/Remodel traditional living room

swedish interior design white gustavian living room traditional dining room

Presidio Heights traditional traditional bedroom

Skona hem  dining room

swedish interior design white gustavian living room eclectic living room
Love the Swedish Mora Clock!

Cats house

Images via Houzz

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Anastaseya Photography

When you observe and see something beautiful you want to capture it and make it last forever. Anastaseya’s services are as varied as the beautiful images she captures. She is a natural light photographer and does everything from pregnancy and newborn photography to family and portrait photography.

Anastaseya, half Ukranian half Bahraini married to Omani, has been in Oman for 11 years. She is a full time mom to 3 wonderful kids. Photography has always been a hobby for her that turned to profession two years ago. She took a very basic course on how to use a professional camera , the rest was self taught, she read a lot, watched tutorials and practiced.

Her advice to aspiring photographers – “Start small you don't need a huge expensive camera and gear to take great pictures and just practice makes perfect.”

Here are some of life's special moments captured through her lens

Click here to view her facebook page that offers a sample of her beautiful work and feel free to contact her to capture some your life’s special moments.

Images via Anastaseya Photography