Saturday 30 January 2010

CHITRSANTHE 2010 today ...... at the Chitrakala Parishat

Hi Readers,
For all those who reside in Bangalore and are Ășnaware of the happening of today..... here is some news !!!!! If you are an art lover and want to have a colourful day today...........please visit the Chitrasanthe, which is an exhibition organised by Chitrakala Parishat. This exhibition showcases various mediums of art under one roof. Artists young and old, students and professionals, rich and famous will exhibit their talent here. If you are lucky, you might get a wonderful piece of art which you were dying for at a very affordable price. So, Join in and enjoy.............!!!!!!
VENUE: Chitrakala Parishath on Sunday, the 31st January 2010 at Kumara Krupa Road, adjacent to Hotel Ashok, Bangalore.
Time: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
For more info & pictures of Chitrasanthe, please log onto

Thursday 28 January 2010

STOP !!!!! don't decorate.....just take a bite of these Cushions & Accessories.....

Everytime, you visit my are always reading something about interiors. But this time... hold your breadth to some unusual stuff. What you will witness now are some ordinary cakes in extraordinary designs.....take a look at it yourself !!!!!!
This post of mine is only to show that creativity has no bounds....... Dr. Seuss once said "Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!"
CAKES, CAKES, EVERYWHERE ...............................but don't feel like taking a bite......... admiration is the word....

Pablo Picasso once quoted "There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun" (all images from internet)

Wednesday 27 January 2010

Figurines in colourful stones on the streets of MAHABALIPURAM

Mahabalipuram was a 7th century port city of the South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas around 60 km south from the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. It is believed to have been named after the Pallava king Mamalla. Read more here.
I found some lovely figurines in stone sold by some vendors on the streets of mahabalipuram. These can form a part of your south indian decor scheme. At very affordable prices, they are beautifully carved out in all kinds of stones (variuos colours). I also found out that there are some exclusive shops in Mahabalipuram where you could get made to order designs.

Visit Mahabalipuram for one of those exquisite pieces....

Wednesday 20 January 2010

Glimpses of DakshinaChitra....PART II

What you will see in this post are some pictures from the Kerala section, Karnataka Section and TamilNadu Section of DakshinaChitra. Unfortunately, due to lack of time, we could not cover the AndhraPradesh Section. Hope to go back again someday....I would like to keep the details of these sections a mystery as it is best to discover it oneself. Enjoy the pictures.

I hope you have enjoyed the virtual tour of Dakshinachitra !!!!!!

Monday 18 January 2010

DakshinaChitra.............a must visit for all Interior Designers

DakshinaChitra is a center for the living traditions of art, folk performing arts, craft and architecture of India with an emphasis on the traditions of South India. DakshinaChitra is a project of the Madras Craft Foundation (MCF), a non-profit organisation. DakshinaChitra opened to the public in December 1996. The center occupies ten undulating acres overlooking the Bay of Bengal, at Muttukadu, twenty five kilometers south of Chennai, on the East Coast Road towards Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu. Please read more about DakshinaChitra here.
The whole place is divided majorly into four sections and showcases the traditional art, folk, interiors and architecture of the prominent cultures of Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka & Andhrapradesh (Primary states of South India). What you will see in this post are some glimpses of the Tamilnadu section. I would definitely love to go there again. I recommend this as a must visit for all art lovers and interior designers like me.

Wait for more pictures on DakshinaChitra in my forthcoming posts................ !!!!