16-May-2011

Kalamkari Throws

These Kalamkari hand painted cushion covers by artisans from Srikalahasti in Andra Pradesh not only look beautiful but also seem to feel comfy. Srikalahasti is a well know town for its ancient  temples and this traditional form of textile painting which originated here. These are available at Aalamwaar.

13-May-2011

Bokja Designs

It is probably the most blogged design of furnitures. By designer duo Hoda Baroudi & Maria Hibri from Beirut, Lebanon.Termed eclectic it is a combination of vintage/traditional fabrics from along the Silk route. One can see lot of Suzanis used here.They sure do make an accent!  I liked the post in decor8 about it. Check them out here.
Available in Dubai in O'de Rose.  Also check the post in my other blog(Paisley)...here.




10-May-2011

Wade off the evil with these!

I just happened to see these gorgeous pieces of table top accessories in Swarovski's  table calender yesterday and I was in awe with them!They are by London based designer Sebastian Bergne for Gaia & Gino. The design of these ceramic wonders is obviously the Turkish eye( meant to wade away evil) with black Swarovski crystals forming the core. These crystals give a sparkle to the eye...true beauty! I am sure these can add a luxurious charm to any home( they are pricey.....mind it). Check them out in Boutique1 in Dubai.

      I am sure replicas/copies will follow....Maybe I myself can steel the idea for a project at Cafe Ceramique!;-)