Editorial Styling

Print campaign for Mahendra Doshi.This was their first foray into advertising. A company that began in Mumbai in 1974,that synonymous for some of the finest antiques period furniture and artifacts in the country.They curate , refurbish and painstakingly restore pieces and in special cases craft-to-order reproductions. categories : Art Deco, Dining, Shabby Chic, Rare Woods,trunks and boxes, Period Furniture. ART DECO DINING SHABBY CHIC RARE WOODS … Continue reading Editorial Styling

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

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

A home in Perth

I had to share this space that i came across.  It’s the Perth home of the couple who own the store “World of EMPIRE” in Australia ! The store looks great and the products are fabulous, but I really love these images of their home. All the mid century details and touches.It’s authentic,vibrant and a eclectic. The heaviness of the wood that is balanced by lots … Continue reading A home in Perth

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 3 The Beach , Ahungalla

5 days at the beach. Bliss and peace. We had the entire Sri Lankan and Australian cricket teams staying at our hotel,with half the Sri Lankan army camping out on the beach (to protect the teams of course ) The beaches were spotless, the pool was private. We lunched at the Aman Galla(my dream hotel)and dined at the Paradise road – Villa Bentota. The food … Continue reading SRI LANKA – part 3 The Beach , Ahungalla

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

Dubai Diary

My Dubai Diary, better late than never ! This is from my week there at end of March.Lots to do and lots to see…DESIGN DAYS DUBAI Is all about collectible and limited edition pieces of furniture and objects. It’s a mix of international established artists and galleries as well up-coming design from around the world.( march 2015 ) Spotted…….JAN KATH CARPETS,  just beautiful! ART DUBAI My favorites works … Continue reading Dubai Diary

Ceramic Artist – Hitomi Hosono

Divinity In Creation! These unbelievably beautiful pieces of work are by Hitomi Hosono, London based ceramic artist who creates intricately detailed botanical ceramic sculptures.  Born and raised in Japan she creates her detailed porcelain all from memory. Blooming foliage, leaves and flowers as well as collected memories of nature from her own childhood in japan, where her family runs a small rice farm. Her inspiration and process… ‘I … Continue reading Ceramic Artist – Hitomi Hosono