Thursday, January 8, 2015

these Christmas Days 2014!

We made it a December to remember.I hope all of you would have made it:)-
In between the bouts of cough and cold and the season of flu and the mighty fog that lingered around we bravely put up our Christmas trees and lights and the precious hand made ornaments we  treasured through the years!

loved these lines:)-
Christmas is forever,not just one day for loving sharing and giving,
are not to put away like bells and lights and tinsel,in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do for yourself!

I sincerely hope all your days  to be bright and merry and happy ..my dear readers!
Let us enjoy the images of Christmas and December in camera some instagram shots too:)-















All ideas and Images :Lakshmi Arvind
pl do not copy nor use these images without permission..
pl email at dr.lakshmi@live.in



Sunday, November 30, 2014

Styling Session at Good Earth!

That was a wonderful evening:)-with the designer Pavitra Rajaram Sharing the tips of styling your home and your dining table for your guests.Although she says a gorgeous white table cloth is a must ,she also tells us that you can play with colours.It was within minutes that she created magic on the table and her quick DIY tips were amazing.

Those included some brown beads on the table and some old patch work beneath the bowl to create a christmas effect and runner made of the same cloth.Also the golden cadbury dairy milk in the quarter plate along with a photo of Gayatri devi and her husband with quotes written on it and the table spreads were as simple as cloth bought per metre from the local markets of Delhi.!Voila and the spread is ready..



















All Images Lakshmi Arvind.




Monday, November 24, 2014

Pavitra Rajaram Design!

Pavitra Rajaram.The Interior designer and Head Designer and Director of Visual Merchandising of Good Earth, the flag ship store that retails in various locations in India.In addition to creating designs for textiles and table ware.

Rajaram conceptualises the interiors of the flagship and is responsible for the stores visual merchandising.

A wonderful opportunity with one of its styling sessions helped me in meeting this amazing designer,down to earth and always ready to share tips and tricks with styling ones house!

Her tableware and textiles are one of a kind,quite surprised at the various designs being churned out :)- Pavitra!
Here's a melange/profusion of images from her designs,her styling and her home...enjoy as I will bring in more of her table designs which she taught us at Good Earth!

a sneak peek into her home

in her words..where they play scrabble and monopoly


her book shelf which has been painted at the back
living room


another living room

a farm house designed by her

one of the apartments she designed


her collage of mixed media





textiles prints
  


all into textiles

an upholstered chair in ajrakh/cushion in ikat

a side table..always add trays for the design

a bedroom designed by her ,wall paper is her collection



another bedroom and wall paper



another bedroom




latest is the anar series on table ware and textiles

gorgeous table settings

finally a peek into pavitra!

All images:Pavitra Rajaram Design.please ask her permission before you copy it or use it.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mantra By Shalini James!

Being an ardent  lover of Indian textiles,just couldn't hold back my self from sharing the Indian By choice by "Mantra Design Studio"

Mantra Design studio is a venture by Shalini James.Indian textiles and textile crafts are used optimally to create a chic look.Mantra is distinguised by its sense of design and Indian rustic colours.

I would always go with what their Mantra is :)-Yes it is  a lovely potpourri of beautiful Indian textiles in silhouettes that are sometimes traditional, sometimes contemporary and mostly, a unique mix of both!They have long jackets, angrakhas, embroidery, hints of Zari, textures, Kalamkaris, Mashru, a touch of velvet, stoles with frayed edges, printed pants, anarkalis, layering, palazzos, soft printed muls and so on .. a collage of fabrics is what it is! However, still, very Indian by choice!

They were in news recently coz they designed the sarees for the school of dance" Mamangam "By the film person Rima Kallingal.




  



Mamangam ,the dance school at Kochi and the person behind it..the stunning "Rima Kallingal"




more mantra for handloom sarees

stunning collage by Mantra for the look book

this work is yet to reach the online stores:)-

Shop for Mantra here


All Images form Pinterest and Courtesy @ Mantra..

All images conceptualised shot @ Mantra.
Ask their permission before you use it anywhere else!




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