idea to steal- all simple interior punctuated by the big feature, in this case the stain glass church like windows.
idea to steal- modern mixed with the ancient gods wall art.
idea to steal- all white room with a real punch of color with the red bath
idea to steal- the pillar! have a big statement piece thats unique.
idea to steal- the fringe curtains that look great as room dividers.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I bought this cool lamp and tortoise shell like bowl/vase as a start to my beach house makeover. I am painting my walls vivid white so the green in the background is going, I am in two minds about the Florence Broadhurst wallpaper as it's too precious to strip but it doesn't really go with the beach theme, which is mainly blues, whites and linen beige and browm.
You would hardly believe that I am a cook for the lack of foodie posts, well here is one. I thought the colors of my sago pudding looked good, organic chocolate, raspberry sauce and pistachios and it's vegan and wheat free and they sell like hot cakes at my cafe.
Monday, December 29, 2008
I am redoing my living/dining in beach style, it makes sense as I live in Byron bay and only 2 minutes from the closest beach, I can hear the waves at night.My house also has lots of wood and is very light and airy, all essentials to beach style.I have already started and will post some pics soon but here some other beach houses in the meantime.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Although the once humble sari has come a long way as seen in these pictures, they still remain generally only worn by Indian women.I wear a sari once a week.I believe the work that goes into an elaborate sari far surpasses any other clothing... but then I am biased, judge for yourself.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Kadamba flowers hail from India, I think their botanical name is Cadamba and Krishna loves the them so I used some in His turban today. They are an unusual flower but are highly fragrant and have lots of pollen so you really have to fight the bees when picking them.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
trivia about peacocks: its the national bird of India, the females select males mainly by the condition of their plumes (this one in the picture is quite a catch then for the ladies), it's considered a sin by Hindus to kill peacocks because of their connection to many gods and the main God, NBC network in the US uses the peacock logo. Not so trivial fact: Lord Krishna always wears a peacock feather.
I am on a roll now, I showed you some of my art in an earlier post, this is another one I finished this week in my spare time, they are Indian designs that I have picked up here and there as I love all things Indian.( I hope to retire in India one day, possibly in the same place where my friend from Lost and Found in India blog- Braja lives.) I use beads and sequins in my art mainly, this one has a lot of my favorite colours and my trademark paisley.