Agean Sea, Perivolas hideaway contd………..

Here is the second property, 300 year-old caves that were once the homes of local fishermen and farmers.With the help of native craftsmen and using the local stone this historical setting has been gradually transformed into blissful getaway!  visit for more information  http://www.perivolas.gr/about-us/       Continue reading Agean Sea, Perivolas hideaway contd………..

spaces,flowers, food and fashion

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New in Mumbai – Ministry of New !

I first saw this space a couple of months ago , i was there for an Art exhibition. I immediately loved the space the volume the decor and of course the exhibition that was on at the time. My images are all from the exhibition evening but if you go to their website  https://ministryofnew.wordpress.com you can see photos of an extremely tastefully designed space that would … Continue reading New in Mumbai – Ministry of New !

A peak inside – Edward Theater

A peak inside the old Edward Theater at Kalbadevi. I remember coming here as a child and even then it seemed like a secret hidden spot in bustling Mumbai. Eggshell blue and white the building has somehow miraculously survived in our built up crazy metropolis. There is a charm to this theater that was built in the 1800’s it still functions as a cinema but has the … Continue reading A peak inside – Edward Theater

Weekend Escape !

What better way to beat the scorching summer heat of Mumbai than to spend time with friends at their beautiful home in Ali Baug. A home built painstakingly with a passion for design, detail and warm hospitality. Here the greenery, plants and trees are just as important as the home! 6 dogs 2 cats  1 baby  lots of friends and lots of laughs !! All … Continue reading Weekend Escape !

24 Hours in Lucknow -guest blogger

24 Hours in Lucknow… By Akshita Phoolka Guest Blogger I recently went to Lucknow to visit an aunt who moved there a few years ago. As most towns in India’s hinterland- UP go, I half expected Lucknow to be shabby, hot and boring and while the heat was soaring, Lucknow was anything but shabby and boring, Infact my 24 hours there were so packed with … Continue reading 24 Hours in Lucknow -guest blogger

Tadao Ando – Mexico

Love this stunning concrete campus for mexico’s Casa Wabi foundation designed by the Pritzker award winning architect Tadao Ando. It highlights all the key elements of design that have are synonymous with architects work.Concrete, geometry, light and shadow, a seamless movement through interior and exterior spaces as well as mixing traditional spirit with contemporary essence.I love how the strong stark linear walls are softened by … Continue reading Tadao Ando – Mexico

Pringiers House – Tadao Ando

More on the brilliant work of Tadao Ando  continued from here…..      Where : Sri Lanka  Architect : Tadao Ando    The story goes that Pierre Pringiers  wanted his wife who is an artist to have a  studio space.He asked who her dream architect  would be to design the space and her wish was granted.    And so Tadao Ando designed this stunning space  never once having … Continue reading Pringiers House – Tadao Ando

Tom Ford +Tadao Ando = A Ranch in Santa Fe

Tom Ford the prolific American designer   enlisted one of the world’s greatest architects to design  his New Mexico dream home – a sprawling, luxe ranch. The result is a palatial wonderland with  sweeping landscapes, genius play of light and shadow, vast,minimal,quiet and  serene… The images have been shot by © Guido Mocafico  and first appeared in Vogue Paris and GQ Australia   Don’t miss this interview by  Lisa … Continue reading Tom Ford +Tadao Ando = A Ranch in Santa Fe

Mono Materials : Design impact with use of minimal materials.

Paired down and clean. The popularity of using single materials in interior spaces is growing. The effects are dramatic and soothing at the same time.David Chipperfield‘s design for the Valentino store in New York is a beautiful example of minimal materials for high impact and drama.two main materials : stone and Grey Palladiana Terrazzo stairs and a series of ramps connect spaces chunks of marble blocks … Continue reading Mono Materials : Design impact with use of minimal materials.

SRI LANKA – part 4 AMANGALLA and Villa Bentota

A peak inside ….  AMANGALLA  – 10 Church Street,Fort,Galle, Sri Lanka The Library   Love this cupboard in the corridor.   bedroom shutters I want …. Tamil for “please clean my room”   One of the best lunches!! VILLA BENTOTA A boutique hotel by the Paradise Road owners. MOHOTTI WALAUWA 138/18 – 138/22 Galle Road, Bentota, Sri Lanka hands and legs, reflections !     Continue reading SRI LANKA – part 4 AMANGALLA and Villa Bentota

SRI LANKA – part 2 , Hill Country, Nurelia

Our next stop was central Sri Lanka and the misty hills of ‘Nurelia’ or Nuwara Eliya. We ended up staying at a terrible hotel, but spent a fabulous day at theTea Factory. When this tea factory was built on the Hethersett Plantation it was regarded, as a remarkable work of engineering. It was eventually closed down in 1973 and beautifully restored and transformed into a … Continue reading SRI LANKA – part 2 , Hill Country, Nurelia

SRI LANKA – part 1 Kandalama

(august 2011) Holiday in Sri Lanka  part 1: KANDALAMA Heritance kandalama, Sigiriya rock, Dambulla caves After contemplating several locations, countries and destinations for a quick relaxing holiday, we ended up fixing on Sri Lanka. Needless to say the country is amazing, the people are lovely and the food was superb. All in all the holiday was brilliant. Our first stop was Heritance Kandalama a hotel … Continue reading SRI LANKA – part 1 Kandalama

BRUTALISM – Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Paulo Mendes da Rocha the creator of my favorite chair (the Paulistano) has at the age of 83 has just helped the current owner in reviving one of the buildings that he built in the 1960’s.  This cliff top house, is a perfect example of Paulista, the local school of brutalism  that he championed in the 1950’s and 60’s images via http://www.interiordesign.net/ The building is voluminous and … Continue reading BRUTALISM – Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Being Graphic

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FALAKNUMA PALACE a stunning revival !

A painstaking 10 year restoration process has revived this amazing Palace !A romantic destination if ever there was one. Falak-numa which translated means “Like the Sky” or “Mirror of the Sky” is truly dreamy…..  Brining it back to it’s original grandeur was led by princess Asra jah, the first wife of the VII nizam. The Library : has a walnut carved roof and is a replica of the … Continue reading FALAKNUMA PALACE a stunning revival !

MONSOON MOODY

Back in Mumbai to the horrid rain. Everything is mucky ! I wish I could leave the city for these 3 rainy months. 1 via : www.plataformaarquitectura.cl  photos © Helene Binet TARA HOUSE – STUDIO MUMBAI/BIJOY JAIN  (images 1 to 6)   2 3 4 5 6 via:www.mfa.fi  via : blog.shopconcession.com STUDIO MUMBAI/BIJOY JAIN via: www.trendir.com  PALMYRA HOUSE – STUDIO MUMBAI/ BIJOY JAIN via : cookiebutterr.tumblr.com via:bloodandchampagne via:www.the-brick-house.com … Continue reading MONSOON MOODY

Agean Sea, Perivolas hideaway

Location: Greece, Island of Therassia There are two hotels here owned and designed by Costis Psychas which are my current obsession! 1) Perivolas hideaway (the converted pumice stone warehouse) 2) Perivolas Oia Santorini,300 year old converted caves, which were the homes of local farmers and fishermen. This building was originally a warehouse built for a pumice mine. Part of the building was built in the water … Continue reading Agean Sea, Perivolas hideaway

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

I finally made it to the Bhau Daji Lad Museum.  Thomas Heatherwick (award winning designer,architect,engineer) was in Mumbai to give a talk as part of this years India Design Forum 2013. It’s really quite beautiful and a hidden treasure of Mumbai.  Originally bult as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Bombay. It is Mumbai’s oldest museum and the third oldest in the country. While the space is brilliant,the … Continue reading Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum