Saturday, February 26, 2011

IKEBANA- traditional Japanese flower arrangement



               Ikebana ("living flowers") is the Japanese art of flower arrangement also known as Kado ("the way of flowers")..Contrary to the idea of floral arrangement as a collection of particolored or multicolored arrangement of blooms, ikebana often emphasizes other areas of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line, form... This arrangement may consist of only a minimal number of blooms interspersed among stalks and leaves...

                Ikebana arose from early Buddhist offerings and grew throughout the fifteenth century into an art form with many styles and schools...There are many schools, of which the most popular are Ikenobo, Sogetsu and Ohara. There are also different styles depending on the school and the plants and vase used...sure it can be implemented for our home decoration with ease....

         after knowing about this iam so impressed and so thought of sharing with u all and hope u will love this...the arrangements showcased here are from the Ikebana workshop in Tamilnadu by Sogetsu...


































Monday, February 14, 2011

PEEK-A-BOO PATTERNS


         Peek-a-boo Patterns is a store that deals exclusively with children's furnishing, and caters to the needs of parents looking at making their childrens' rooms special and unique... The store has a host of things to offer - from a range of curtains, blinds, throws, cushions, bed linen and more...

        Peek-a-boo's forte is 'customization' - anything can be altered in design or size as per the client's requirements...The process includes home visits and long brainstorming and design sessions till the final product is created...

      Started by Garima Agarwal in 2005 the store is located in Chennai- Express Avenue mall and Alwarpet(Kasthuri Rangan Road)...the amazing products are available online through
thepipal.com and wishberry.in...



the store...







peek-a-boo patterns curtain...



peek-a-boo patterns blind...



peek-a-boo patterns beanbag...



peek-a-boo patterns sofa...



peek-a-boo patterns leather bag...



peek-a-boo patterns light...



peek-a-boo patterns pillow & chairs...



peek-a-boo patterns rug...


peek-a-boo patterns tie back...



peek-a-boo patterns wallpaper...



peek-a-boo patterns luggage...



Friday, February 11, 2011

A homemaker's Effort


A visit to my friend's house made me to feature this wonderful arts...all her art works shows her talent,patience and her passion towards art which is my passion too...with her school going daughter she does all this with ease...


Glass paintings













                                                           Embossed paintings



                                                              









Painting in a chocolate box




                                                                      Thread work






Saturday, February 5, 2011

Kiddy stickers @ my cupboard

Minimalising cost and maximise the utilisation is best always in home decoration, as we can replace new one as per the recent trend...i've found this gel stickers & puffy stickers to be more economical, durable and of course it entertains my daughter...


bunny rabbit pair gel stickers...






it is simple and adorable...what to do is, buy a gel sticker set like this and organise it as per your design and paste it accordingly...place on a smooth,flat and clean surface(glass,mirror,ceramic,metal,etc.)...the happiest thing is, it 'll not leave any traces in the surface...






Dora puffy stickers...









Friday, February 4, 2011

SOFT UTILITY


oh! this is not a doll as you think...its my dining room towel :-) its a perfectly made doll with a towel attached ...



cushion or a toy? its two in one... my daughter uses it as her toy too :-)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Classic collections- the forgotten classic style bedrooms


"Old is Gold" we all know...But due to modern impressions the old is getting vanished...So i thought of presenting you this traditional bedrooms from the universe...and iam sure after looking at this you will come out from the modern addiction :-)



Indian Classic Bedroom...




American Classic Bedroom...




British Classic Bedroom...




African Classic Bedroom...




French Classic Bedroom...




Chinese Classic Bedroom...




Italian Classic Bedroom...




Arabian Classic Bedroom...




Japanese Classic Bedroom...