London Town House

Design inspiration !  The London town house of Christine d’Ornano love the pop of red with the Rietveld chair. above – my favorite lamps by  Serge Mouille love that chalk board  (part of an artwork by Tim Braden ) photos : Simon Upton via elledecor.com I want that corner lamp  I just love all these combinations of colour and print.  The eclectic mix of styles and periods of design. The … Continue reading London Town House

BRUTALISM – Paulo Mendes da Rocha

Paulo Mendes da Rocha the creator of my favourite 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/   love these lights and gravity … Continue reading BRUTALISM – Paulo Mendes da Rocha

FRESH design in Mumbai

LE MILL launched a new design initiative over 4 days earlier this month. The focus and aim was to celebrate the creative process of contemporary designers working out of India inspired by India and Indian techniques of various design forms. From fashion to furniture, pottery and textiles the space was transformed and beautifully displayed all the talent on show. Some of my favourites were the fashion … Continue reading FRESH design in Mumbai

BURBERRY CAMPAIGN SHOTS

I cant really say that I’ve ever been a fan of the Burberry check nor the trench. But I do love Christopher Bailey. and these campaign shots by Mario Testino are fabulous !  The SS 2011 collection is called Heritage Biker and was Inspired by the outfits Thomas Burberry designed for England’s first motorbike riders in the early 1900’s. Serioulsy reinvented in the from of tiny, … Continue reading BURBERRY CAMPAIGN SHOTS

SENAKA SENANAYAKE

I love love the works of Senaka Senanayake. The colour, the form, the subjects. Saturated with colour and yet light  amazing…………!! On show at the Viewing Room in Mumbai last week, was a fantastic collection of his works. This world famous Sri Lankan artist held his first international one man exhibition at the age of 10. His career spans 5 decades with over 100 exhibitions. His current series … Continue reading SENAKA SENANAYAKE

Monsoon Cheer

It’s been gloomy gray and dreary for the last week. The sun has been in hiding and the rains have been incessant. We are in serious need of colour and cheer. BCBG, piecesinc.com zigzag cushion, Calypso Darshini Sweater, Kate Spade Camelia Vase, ISHARYA amethyst earrings http://www.net-a-porter.com, Kate Spade bangles style.com Mawi bangle , style.com Manolo BlahnikLeather Layers pump., style.com Louis Vuitton metal bangles style.com Hervé … Continue reading Monsoon Cheer

Magical Spa !

A spa in Miami, inspired by the patterns on the inside of Jeannie’s magic bottle ! Well it certainly breaks away from what one would usually associate with a spa  – minimalist, sparse, light ….. This space is all about rich texture, colour, contrast, and strategic lighting. I love the Moroccan lamps throwing dramatic shadows on the dark walls and the light ethereal paper lanterns of … Continue reading Magical Spa !

Food and Flowers

My inspiration for today is beautiful food styling and floral designs.I’ve really just combined food and flowers based on the feeling they evoke, and a sense of harmony that they create being placed next to each other. Hopefully one day I manage to put together food and flowers that look this good. Credits mentioned with each image. The images below are just food styling and photography … Continue reading Food and Flowers