Sunday, September 30, 2012

Just Paawsh

Sudhaa V, a Mumbai based entrepreneur, whose passion for pets led her to start Just Paawsh . It’s a space for designer accessories for your pets. They provide eye catchy accessories like collars, leashes, bowls and even perfumes.

Have a look at these pet accessories and feel good that your pets are not ignored in our world.

If you like what you see and want to order, click here to access their facebook page and contact them at

Images via Just Paawsh

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pick of the week: Chianna Outdoor Fountain

It’s a new week in our part of the world (middle east) after a good weekend and a start of a new weekend for many of you in your part of the world! So enjoy your week and weekend everyone!

Today’s product pick is a beautiful Chianna outdoor fountain. It’s a Tuscan inspired design and perfect for any patio or garden. I love the colours of the mosaic tiles and it will definitely look gorgeous in any garden!

Click here to buy the product online.

Image via Houzz

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Kaila – the Art Hut

Sujatha Velmurugan, a psychiatrist by profession, residing in California started jewelry designing as a hobby and Kaila- the Art Hut was born. Most of her designs are handcrafted by Sujatha where she incorporated expensive and inexpensive materials. I found her designs very colourful, bold and earthy. Kaila- the Art Hut also caters to handmade crafts as well like lampshades and candles. The proceeds from the sale are donated to a legitimate charitable organization for differently-abled children, ''Malarchi' in Tamil Nadu, South India.

Check out some of her beautiful pieces

Visit her facebook page to view all her designs and you can get in touch with her at

Images via Kaila – the Art Hut

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Magic of Kannur

My visit to Kannur in July was such a fun trip. The sumptuous food, scenic landscape and the outlook of people there who live life to the fullest were some of the highlights of this trip. This place is also a hub for textiles and handloom mills. It’s a great place to shop for dress materials, table cloth and curtains. Thanks to my co-sister and family, who are settled in Kannur, made our stay there a memorable one.

These pictures were clicked close to cantonment area.

An old light house

Nice old rustic lamp post

A beautiful house built close to the beach

Driving towards St. Angelo Fort

St. Angelo Fort

Click here to read more about this wonderful place.

Images are clicked by me

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Splash of Colour

There are so many ways to brighten up any corner of your home by using colourful cushions, curtains, bookshelf or even a brightly coloured front door. HouseBeautiful featured 10 surprising ways to add colour and bring cheer to your home. Click here to find out how.

Images via HouseBeautiful

Monday, September 24, 2012

Kalaniketan: Ethnic Fine Art Boutique

Kalaniketan is an exclusive boutique in Cochin for Lucknowi Chikan work on fabric. I had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful designer and owner of this boutique, Honey Vijayan, who has been in this venture for the past 16 years. This boutique offers a variety of sarees, salwar materials, readymade short kurtas and even shirts and kurtas for men. It was so hard for me to stop shopping there! The varieties of embroideries on sarees are worth checking out. This store definitely offers the best chikan art work on clothes in Cochin.

Click here if you would like to know more about Chikan embroidery

Designer Honey Vijayan in news

I fell in love with the small garden in front of this boutique which was ethnically done up and I couldn’t resist myself from clicking pictures.

If you wish to get in touch with designer Honey Vijayan, you can call her at 0091-9388604367.

Images are clicked by me

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Afkaari Boutique: stylish stationery and craft destination

Afkaari Boutique, a destination here in Oman that offers stylish and personalized stationery and fun and creative workshops. Issra Ahmed, left her career in Banking and Finance, started this venture after her baby was born. All her products like scrapbooks, craft kits, photo albums, photo frames and other assorted accessories and stationery are imported and then personalized here. There are so many pictures of Isabelle(my two year old daughter) that I’d like to put together in a personalized album and I know just where to go for it. So hop into this creative boutique to personalize and cherish your memories or attend their workshop of scrapbooking and other paper craft techniques!

Workshop Studio

Click here to view their facebook page and be updated with their latest products and workshop.

Images via Afkaari Boutique

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pick of the Week - Glass Jar Pendants

This unique and glass inspired lamp at your home will definitely have your guests giving a second glance when hung in pairs or in different colours. One aspect that had me worrying is the overheating of the lamp and my guess is you need to use low voltage bulb. When buying such lamps please make sure there is a small hole drilled at the bottom of the jar for air circulation else the light can get hot or even burst. Or even buy the ones that are open on the bottom of the jar for your safety.

I’d love to have these in my kitchen to give that Vintage look.

Click here to buy the product online.

Images via Houzz

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ganesh Art

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

Wallhanging available at Crafts
Image via Crafts Villa

Terracotta Ganesh available at Indya Kaledeiscope
Image via Indya Kaledeiscope