Friday, January 29, 2010

desert rose..

i am fixated on middle eastern designs at the moment, there is the bold, almost garish side of it...

or a calmer modern take on it...

if you click on this image for an enlargement you will notice the desert outside the window... very romantic

my ideas are a combination of both,which would include....
these traditional wedding throws

a modern take on screens used widely in middle eastern decor

beautiful designers guild wallpaper

modern take on the traditional perforated lantern

cool objects like these traditional teapots for color

moroccon inspired stool

couscous platter hang on the wall

moroccon pouf and tea glass votive holders

with this mirror

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sydney, glorious Sydney

i was trying to help someone find an apartment in sydney and i got a bit carried away...

views to die for

yes, i would love to wake up to this view (turn the chair around someone!!)

so serene and restful

Monday, January 25, 2010


the indian sari is by far my favorite piece of clothing, it can be modest, beautiful, colorful, very unique and even sexy!

the process of sari making is long and often done by hand from dying and drying..

to printing and weaving..

to the gold threading

to the painstaking hand embroidery.

one of the joys of visiting india for me is most definitely sari shopping, the shops look so beautiful and alluring and the choices inside are mind bending!!

and why are there so many men in here? one fetches the sari you like from a very hard to reach spot, one gets you a thumbs up (a cold drink) while you try to make a choice, one opens the sari up, one folds it back (full time job this one), one shouts commands to the rest of them, and a couple just for good measure (to intimidate you and make you feel like a princess all at once)

there are millions to choose from designer ones worn on catwalks..

to modest ones worn to pilgrimage.

a couple of my favorites...(told you they could be sexy!)

Sunday, January 24, 2010


delightful lights now available here...

love this one of orchids by jeremy cole

mind bending buckle light

baskets by david trubridge, very delightful in 3

beads light

falling water cloud light

the famous coral light but in blue!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

inspirations for my new kitchen

a new kitchen is in my wish list/ to do list this year, i have been creating a mood board for it and my test of what i have learnt so far will be how it pulls togather!!