When I was young my parents would take my sister and me to the book stores in Calcutta quite often. As kids we would browse through books…sit on those stools…flip through pages and eventually buy what we liked
Keeping a house clean especially in India with all the dust, dirt, and humidity is not easier. Unlike the west we still have our cleaning help that come in to sweep and swab but domestic help is getting more and more difficult these
In India we are not yet into following furniture trends that are making waves internationally. Be it for the lack of choices, exposure or just that some of the trends are not appropriate in our cultural context.
They say a woman can’t have enough shoes, well maybe not. But I say one cannot have enough baskets. I love baskets…all kinds…all shapes…enough to be called a basket case.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas….posting a few pictures of my house (I know a bit late but was overworked and running around like a lunatic! The entryway to my house ….a twig from the garden gets lit up in lieu…
I know many of us don’t celebrate Christmas with as much vigor and fun as we do DIwali but to me the “ Holiday season “ has always been a large part of my childhood. Part of it has to do with growing up in Calcutta aka Kolkata where Christmas or “ Bodo Din “
Most apartments these days with their space crunching plans don't give you the luxury of a hall or an entryway. So before you know it you enter unceremoniously into the living area without much ado. Yes, I know in India the “hall “
Every country has a contemporary style be it Scandavian; French, Italian, Japanese …Indian style has still not evolved beyond the very traditional dark heritage or antique look or a very kitschy bohemian look.
YES! Matching pieces of furniture has truly become passé. Mixing furniture styles is in and in these days of individuality and openness …here to stay. Thank God!