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

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.

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