How To Give Your Home A Coastal Decor

Living in Goa has given me enough and more insight on how can one give home a coastal look. I totally love the cool vibes that coastal homes exude, the pastel shades, the use of jute and cane, the wooden floors, rustic lights, I love everything about this kind of decor. I thought of sharing the same with my readers and whether you live near a sea or not, but you can always give your home a coastal feel. The coastal look has a sense of calmness to it that is unmatched and with my décor tips, I am sure you will definitely be able to achieve a perfect coastal look home, which would imbibe warmth and peace.

Mix Bold and Pastels

Neutral tones mixed with bright, vibrant statement areas are iconic on the coast. From bold red, to Hawaiian pink or turquoise water and palm green leaves, the coastal areas have a lot to draw inspiration from.  While you can choose to color your walls in neutral tones or pastels, pick a statement area to go bold with color. The overall color palette could be in the hues of ivory white, sky blue, light green and shades of grey. You can choose to give your door a bold color like pink, green or navy blue, which will have a huge impact on the overall light décor. Or you could color one wall in brighter hues and create the same impact. 

While all-white rooms are very costal and very charming, infusing them with shades inspired from the outdoors work just fine. Pairing green and blue could be a win win as we are used to seeing the colours of the grass and sky together. For a foolproof look, choose a standout pattern that incorporates the two hues and translate the solid shades elsewhere on furniture, rugs, or walls.

Natural Fiber

 A coastal feel would remain incomplete without using the lush textures of natural fiber. Whether its sea grass, jute or sisal, these natural looking woven materials are perfect to bring the beach outdoor feeling inside the house. You could either chose to give one of your walls a natural texture, or a big fiber rug could do the trick.

Greenery

To further give the room a more connected feeling with the outdoors, greenery is imperative. To gel with the coastal feel, opt for palm fronds or banana leaves, which would add both structure and life to your room. You can also create a miniature garden by planting some coastal plants, a wooden crate or box, would just add the right kind of look to it. Use some general purpose compost and fine grit and top these will pebbles, shells etc. for the perfect beach look.

Curtains

Its best to give the house a open feel, and hence sheer curtains work the best. While they maintain your privacy, they also let the sun shine in and give the house a very airy and breezy feel to it. Opt for pastels and neutral color palette for curtains or mix and match with 2 sheer curtains in lighter hues on the side with one dark statement curtain in the center.

Furniture Style

In costal kind of décor, simplicity and comfort are the key words. Go for low-slung furniture in natural materials. Bleached wood, cane or rustic wrought iron furniture goes well with the coastal look. Deck them up with oversized cushions in bright hues for a perfect lounging feel. A long, L- Shaped sofa, with an occasional textured statement chair could do wonders. A coffee table in concrete or whitewashed wood with raw timber dining table could add the rustic appeal to your beach house.

Kitchen

When it comes to coastal design, the view is key. In place of bulky cabinets, go for open and functional places. Add some funk with small kitchen garden on one of the walls and use of raw wood shelves could help achieve that rustic feel. 

Floors

To complete the coastal feel of a room, a wooden flooring works the best. If not wooden, opt for painted floors. Aqua blue or green adds to the beachy feel or a stenciled pattern could be used in order to create a more rug like feel. Today there are many options available on the market for easy to clean floor paints in various textures and colours.

Decor

Though, shells, bamboo, fishing floats, coral, and driftwood are all fine accents in a sea-inspired home, but their over use could make your home looking more like a seaside souvenir shop. Keep them minimalistic and effective; don’t go overboard with the use of such décor.

Upholstery

Easy to maintain, hassle free and yet pretty is the way coastal home upholstery be like. Either opt for bold pattern fabrics, which will hide away regular dust and stains like sandy feet or go for slip covers which are versatile and easy to clean, especially when opting for lighter shades.

Lights

Lamps come in really handy to complement the coastal trend. Lamps with bleached wood legs and linen shades are just perfect to create cozy corners around the room. Driftwood inspired floor lamps and pendant lights also help in creating that laidback lounge feeling.

Hope these tips would help you design or redesign your house and give it a very cool coastal vibe. Do let me know in comments if you found the article useful.

10 Home Improvements Worth Saving Money For

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We all know that homes can be expensive. Not only do they cost a lot to buy, but they will always find a way to suck up your money on maintenance and spruces. And it’s unlikely to change. So, it’s always good to get in the frame of mind of having money available to invest in your home. It’s not easy, but it can definitely be worth it. You should also have some kind of backup financial plan in place too, should you ever need it. But, enough about the formalities, it’s time to think about that soon-to-be stunning home of yours.

When you want your house to look its best, you can often set your set a bit of a home maintenance to-do list. And most of the time, that list grows longer by the day. Although you could get around to fixing up and improving almost every part of your house, it’s important to realize that it will take time. And money! So, instead of on focusing on a huge list of all the things that you want to upgrade, you’re going to want to hone in on the most important. By pulling together a smaller list, you’ll be able to make a big difference with smaller efforts. So, let these home improvements give you food for thought for your savings list.

Your Dream Kitchen

When you ask anyone what their favorite room in the house is, they often all say the kitchen. There’s just something about it that we all love. Whether it’s because it is the heart of the home, or somewhere that we spend a lot of time, everyone wants a kitchen that they love. So, when you feel like passionate about a room, and you spend a lot of time in it, definitely add it to the top of your list. Although it’s tempting to remortgage or get a large loan for renovations, it may feel more rewarding to wait it out and save instead.

A Stunning Outside Space

Your home improvements definitely don’t need to be limited to the inside of your home. Because sometimes, it’s the changes that you make outside that can make all of the difference. If you like to spend a lot of time in the garden, you may dream of having a space that you can really enjoy. So, it might be time to take a look at some landscaping ideas and figure out how much you need to save.

A Comfier Bed

What could be better than a good night’s sleep? If you find that the bed you have just isn’t cutting it, you should definitely think about putting some money away and making an upgrade. Having a comfortable bed and mattress is essential if you want to sleep well. So it’s definitely worth the investment. Never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep!

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Smarter Systems

Next up, you may also want to think about some of the essential systems that you have in your home. It may be the case that when you’re renting, you don’t have to fork out for new things when they break, but when you own your own home, you get to upgrade to the best by choice. Sometimes, a new water or heating system or smarter electrics can really make a difference to your standard of living.

Updating The Decor

Then there’s the simple yet oh so effective idea of updating your decor. When it comes to your home, you may feel that some of the rooms are outdated. But, if you’re able to add a lick of paint and replace the flooring, you may find that you’re much happier with the home that you have created.

Adding In More Bathrooms

Or, you may want to put some money away for more bathrooms. If you only have a master, or one and a half baths, you may want to think about the ways that you can change that. Because sometimes, only one loo won’t do. It can not only improve your standard of living to have more bathrooms at home but also the value of your house too. So an en suite here and a new suite there could make all the difference.

Creating A Show-Stopping Space

Sometimes, the way that you can be the most excited about saving for an addition to your home is to go with something different and creative. If you love to read, adding a library room in your house could be the perfect idea for you. Or, maybe it would be a theater or a gym? Regardless of what the room will be, adding in something that boosts your lifestyle is always a great idea. You work hard, so why not?

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Home Emergencies

On to more practical ideas, you may also want to consider having security when it comes to home emergencies. Although it’s a nice idea to have savings for spruces, sometimes you will need that money for emergency situations. When your boiler breaks or your electrics need re-writing, solutions like Personal Money Store are one option, but having savings behind you always helps. Because we all know the unexpected can happen, so it’s best to be prepared.

Expansion Plans

Another key practicality to consider if the size of your home or the space that you have it – especially in comparisons to the size of your family. If you’re looking to expand your family anytime soon, you may want to extend your home too. When you love your home, you don’t always want to move, so you should think about having a pot of money for when the time comes.

Conversion Plans

Finally, an alternative to that would be to think about a conversion. If you have no room to extend your property outwards, you may want to think about doing it inwards. If you have an unconverted basement or attic space, it could be a great idea to convert either or both into a new living space. But to do that, you will need to save up a little money or find a financial source suitable to your needs.

 

 

 

 

Baaya Design Unveils ‘Anantaya’ Concept Studio In Mumbai

Baaya Design has launched the ‘Anantaya’ concept studio, Jaipur based décor brand in Mumbai. Anantaya Décor products will now be available exclusively at Baaya Design Store, Lower Parel. ‘Anantaya’ fuses the art of master artisans with the keen eye of award- winning designers. The final effect is a timeless masterpiece that beautifies any space it adorns. An institution of global repute, ‘Anantaya’ is committed to the development of ideas, and understands the importance of preservation of traditional crafts as well as the need to innovate. Using unusual yet traditional materials and processes, the designers present a fresh twist to design with an array of cutting edge artefacts, accessories, textiles, lighting solutions, furniture and many more utility products.

 

Representing Indian sensibilities in a contemporary context, Anantaya products appeals to the discerning, quality conscious minds that like to make a statement. Working with crafts people and artisans from Rajasthan, ‘Anantaya’ supports local craft traditions and technologies by providing capital, technology and design and marketing interventions, which at the same time showcase the uniqueness of the state and its crafts people.

Lift Top Lau Diya Br Oil Lamps:

Lau, (the flame), a double walled oil lamp made in copper and brass by the Thathera artisans of Jaipur, is an exquisite utilitarian object. Designed by Ayush Kasliwal, the first version of this lamp is gilded with gold and silver leaf. This version of the Lau Diya is simplified with the top detachable. Lau Diya has been awarded with the UNESCO Seal of Excellence for its’ innovative sustainable design. Available in three sizes, it is to be lit using liquid paraffin lamp oil only such as Amaya Luminessences. Before lighting, ensure that the wick is trimmed and not more than 1 mm above the wickholder. It is natural for the products to have subtle variations from piece to piece. Due to the nature of the materials used, there may be some tarnishing or aging of the material. This is a natural process and may require you to clean or polish the material.

Trinetra 10 Set of 3

An elegant trio of hand-hammered brass bowls inspired by Shiva’s third eye of enlightenment are a modern twist to the Thathera craft of Jaipur. These appear like mystical eyes, with lit marble tea light holders- an “eyeball” reflecting Lord Shiva’s inner light and spirit. Use all three pods strung together with hanging rods, in multiples as an installation or use them individually as vases, bowls. Trinetra is the artistic vision of the designer Ayush Kasliwal, a visionary Indian industrial designer who is keeping the traditional skills of local craftsmen alive with the creation of modern objects having a global impact. It is the winner of the UNESCO Seal of Excellence.An elegant trio of hand-hammered brass bowls inspired by Shiva’s third eye of enlightenment, are a modern twist to the Thathera craft of Jaipur.

 

Crescent Thaali Set Full

The Crescent Thaali Set inspired by classic pearl earrings from Deccan is wonderfully versatile. Configured as a crescent moon nestling a full moon with a built in carrying handle, this set is a piece of art. Made of sturdy brass hand hammered by the Thathera metal artisans, with traditional ‘kalai’ hand-tinning for food safety, this thaali set will serve directly from the kitchen, become an intriguing welcoming tray, or a presentation of delectable appetizers for your guests.

 

Shiva Jug

Shiva, the Auspicious One, has the water of the Ganges flowing from his dreadlocks. And so, healthful water will flow from this brilliantly designed handmade copper pitcher with an elegant balanced lid. Like the ‘Khamandalam’ a Yogi’s copperAyurveda water vessel, copper has healing properties contributing to longevity and restorative health. To complete this experience, an elegant copper tray is paired with copper glasses offset from their round bases to hug the form of the Shiva Jug. To clean, scrub with sponge and liquid detergent

Kalam Table- Maharaja

Kalam or pen is one of the tools used by the miniature painter who decorated this multifunctional reinterpretation of the wooden lacquer trays used in traditional Indian kitchens. In this painted table tray a Bhisthi is watering the garden while the Maharaja and his advisor look on. This example of functional art can be detached and used as a colorful food safe tray to present guests with dry delicacies. The table collapses for easy transport across the globe.

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Rumi Tea Light holder

Like the Sufi whirling dervishes.. the Rumi range is remniscent of the inner light and spiritual oneness…12 varieties of designs span the arches and motifs across the silk route. Can hold tealight candles too.

About Baaya Design:

 

‘Baaya’ in a local Indian language refers to the weaver bird that weaves its nest in a rather unique way. The store brings you the best in Indian Tribal art and craft which combines paintings with textiles and other craft forms to make each piece unique. Baaya Design aims to showcase the natural beauty and workmanship in Tribal Art by presenting them in contemporary colors, style and form.  By doing so, it offers original art that all of us can relate to. And with every painting that is purchased, you can bring income to a highly deserving individual – the artisan of India. The store provides customized design and implementation of traditional murals for interior and exteriors of homes and corporate offices.

Baaya Design studio offers a completely unique range of customized, Folk & Cultural Art, Art Installations, Murals, Lights, Accessories and Furniture that can transform any space into energized, living environments. The studio offers expertise to residences, commercial spaces and the hospitality industry. Designer Shibani Jain works with architects and interior designers to create optimized and aesthetic solutions for interiors. Faced with the challenge of customizing Indian Folk art in modern lifestyle spaces, Baaya Design has evolved numerous methodologies and processes to innovate and bring in the versatile skills into urban interiors.

 

Baaya Design, Pratamesh Tower, Raghuvanshi Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai – 400013 Tel: 022 022- 65210165 Visit: www.baayadesign.com

InLiving at India Design ID

As we all know India Design Expo is one of the most talked about exhibitions when it comes to interiors and furniture. The brand that participate in ID are a level above then the rest. The moment you walk through the pavilion, you get awe struck by many such brands and one such collection was by InLiving.

InLiving uses the art of handcrafting to add a personal touch, and offer unmatched finesse and style. At the India Design 2017 decoration pavilion, there was a display of innovative products and novel designs by InLiving. Their new collection, by the in-house designer’s team, included wooden wall  art, wooden panels & dividers and cabinets that drew a lot of eyeballs to the booth. 

The idea behind designing of this collection was to perk up the living spaces by throwing in some playfulness by way of colors, textures, shapes to break away from the monotony. InLiving used reclaimed wood to make the stunning wall arts and weaving has been used for making the wall arts in combination with textile.

They wanted to play with different materials and get the new innovative look created for the wall art and cabinets. Therefore, InLiving introduced the combination of textile and wood to give a mother’s touch to the furniture. They pulled out some basic materials like cotton recycled yarns, outdoor yarns, denim, leather labels lying dormant from the surroundings and used their imagination to explore vibrant fusion pieces.

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This assembling is a testament to their creative instinct and out of the box thinking. Cross stitch work on the wooden panels has been done to stay close to our urban style & add graphic style in living spacesThese innovative designs of Wall art, cabinets and wooden panels blends beautifully with various aesthetic sensibilities. I happen to meet Ms Pallavi Gupta, the woman behind InLiving and it was a pleasure knowing all these details first hand from her.

India Design ID 2017- Creativity at next level..!!

India Deign ID, is one exhibition that I look forward to every year, It really satiates my need to witness some creativity live, and OMG what creativity. This exhibition truly is an abode of creativity, so many designers, so many exquisite showcases under one roof that one cant help but keep staring and admiring the collection. The exhibition that helps create a new generation of creative and business-based talent factories to help fuel the design economy of the country, India Design ID recognises and celebrates designers and creativity from diverse disciplines in designing ­– interiors, product design, architecture and installations.

The event comprised of three verticals – ID Exhibit, ID Symposium and ID Satellite. This collaboration ​aims to bring together the design community to share their experiences, knowledge and aesthetics through exhibitions, installations and discussions.

Commenting on the initiative, Gaurav Mashruwala, CEO, Ogaan Media Pvt. Ltd.  says, “This year we celebrate 5 years of India Design ID and over this time period, it has not only become the country’s premier design celebration but has very effectively changed the definition of good design & architecture in India.

ID EXHIBIT is an exhibition space that showcase​d the finest in home decoration, with high-end brands and designers unveiling their latest collections. This year, ​India Design ID present​ed​ themed pavilions, namely Decoration, Decoration I, Decoration II, Design and Trends. Housed within the Decoration Pavilion ​being the best in décor, the Trends Pavilion presented​ the Colour Next trend forecasts for 2017, and the Design Pavilion showcase​d the talents of designers and design labels.

The Decoration Pavilion included established names such as Arttd’inox, Apartment9,  Antonio Lupi, Beyond Designs, K2India, Roca, BoConcept, Sarita Handa, The Pure Concept and Rational Kitchens by CJ Living to name a few.

Apartment 9 had breathtakingly beautiful interiors and was truly a class apart. Those who seek luxury and opulence, this is the brand that should be remembered.

Next I was awestruck, when I saw the statement chairs and dining table display by Kanika Bawa, must compliment the knowledge and vision the lady holds. I got a chance to personally interact with her and know more about her collection, and it would be an understatement to say that I was extremely impressed.

Her candy floss collection was no less than an ensemble cast, we see in movies, or we see in our own families when we look deep down. Every family has that man of the family, the father, the simple yet the strongest character, mother, the book lover, the drama queen, the fashionista, the gamer and the love dove couple to name a few, and her chairs of the dining table reflected each of these characters with great simplicity and design. It was a treat to watch this collection and I am sure that I am myself going to add a couple of chairs to my home and dedicate them to my family members.

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K2 India and BoConcept were the other two pavilions that I admired a lot and so was the collection by Sarita Handa

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The Trend Pavilion featured designer interpretations of the colour trends forecast for 2017. Asian Paints announced intense blue as their Colour Next 2017 forecasts at the event to supplement the efforts of creating awareness and backing the design intent of India Design ID 2017. T​here was also a ​third Decoration pavilion which is an addition to India Design ID 2017 which feature​d​ new exhibitors namely, 2R Italian Design, Alex Davis, Casa Medici/Golden Locks, iGuzzini/LSI, Intersekt, Italian Trade Agency, Ora Mosaic

ID Symposium, which seeks​ to inspire the design fraternity in India, and also offer a networking opportunity to build relationships within the industry. ID Symposium ​featured engaging speakers from different walks of life, such as Alberto Alessi, Humberto Campana, Sou Fujimoto, Ashiesh Shah, Sanjay Puri, Alberto Meda, Li Edelkoort to name a few.

ID Satellite, the hip offsite vertical discovers design districts of Delhi with promotions, collaborations and events across different venues through week long festivities at design districts like Lado Sarai, Meharchand Market, Shahpur Jat, Defence Colony, and MG Road with new additions at Khan Market and Greater Kailash which will have the capital buzzing with design. The participating venues will feature design-linked activities across lifestyle stores, restaurants, malls, bookshops, galleries, select public/private locations, with an explosion of launches, new collections, cocktails, previews, reviews and special events.

The event saw over 40,000 visitors, from the design trade as well as design-conscious consumers and I already look forward to the next season.

 

Fine Fragrance Home Collection by Niana!

Niana launches its luxury Fine Fragrance Home Collection. The fragrances have been created in collaboration with Givaudan, the world’s leading fragrance and flavour company. In addition to soy candles and reed diffusers, this collection includes the introduction of two new products, room sprays and scented sachets adding to Niana’s present signature line.

Inspired by fine fragrances, the two new fragrances exude sophistication and sensuality. Enigma is fresh and vibrant with lime, peony and amber notes while Luminous is a soft, white musk blended with sandalwood. Peonies are one of the rarest, freshest and most radiant of flowers in the perfumery palette. Sandalwood of course needs no introduction. Its woody and milky facets make it one of the softest woods in perfumery with a lot of character and signature.

Both these fragrances appeal to both men and women. “Our work is greatly influenced by people we meet, memories and associations, travel, and of course, nature. These fragrances are engaging. They have a history, they tell a story and communicate more than just a smell…” says Leena Labroo, Founder, Niana.

Each product within this collection is distinct in itself and is designed to appeal to a personal choice. Candles for example, create a sense of warmth and bring comfort and nostalgia. They are romantic, rejuvenating and relaxing. When you enter the room, the fragrances evoke long term memories and deep associations and the sillage trails you as you leave the room.

Reed diffusers are best used in compact areas as the fragrance envelops and surrounds one’s space. Fragrances from Niana’s room sprays diffuse immediately to create the desired ambience. Moreover, they can be used on linen, on stationery, towels and just about anywhere. Similarly, the intricately hand embroidered rice sachets can be slipped into lingerie, drawers, gym bags, cars and shoes to delicately perfume your intimate belongings.

All Niana products including the new collection are handcrafted. The two wick soy candles are painstakingly poured by hand at the studio, the diffusers are blended and mixed at regular intervals and finally the sachets are also scented and filled by Niana’s trained team. All products are then finely finished, labeled and packaged with care. Black and gold, simple, stark and elegant, the range has been designed to resemble a perfume. Priced from 1100 to 3000/- the Fine Fragrance Home Collection is available online www.niana.co and in leading, select stores all over India.


Niana entered the home fragrance industry in 2011 with a range of hand poured, scented soy candles. Their fragrances are inspired by aromatic flowers, exotic spices and luscious fresh fruits. Today, they have over 35 blends and a range of collections. Their products are available on www.niana.co and through multi brand boutiques across India. With exquisite packaging and customization options, Niana’s luxuriously textured products make attractive gifts for all occasions.

Get connected:


Website: www.niana.co
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/niana_homefragrance/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NianaCandles/

Happy New Years Becomes More Happy with Handikart..!!

Deck up your rooms, foyer, kitchen and outdoor with the stunning home décor range from Handikart.co.in !! As Christmas and New Year is around the corner, Handikart India brings to you an array of beautiful and attractive décor accessories to put you in the holiday spirit.

To begin with the outdoors – Handikart offers plenty of lawn decorations for all of your neighbors to enjoy every day of the holiday season. Hanging Planters, Bamboo Chandeliers, Flower Vases, Rugs are some of the offerings. To bring festivities indoors, Handikart has everything you need to decorate your kitchen, bedroom, living room and hallway. Check out the Glass and Leather Lamps, Bamboo and Cane Chandeliers, Canisters in Blue and Black Pottery, Hand woven rugs and more to bring the holiday cheer to your house.


Buy assorted products from the exquisite range with coupon code HND2017HNY before 8th Jan 2017 and get flat 20% discount on all items #GrabNow

Over 1000 handcrafted products across 27 categories are available from traditional local artisans across the country. From Gorara Stone’s fine carvings to intricate Zardozi boxes of Old Agra; from Sambhal’s hand-made camel bone jewellery boxes to north east’s eco-friendly bamboo and cane products; from Orissa’s Palm leaf art and Pattachitra art to Bhadohi’s Shikauli baskets, Handikart is truly a place where Indian essence comes alive.

The entire collection starts from Rs. 200 and is up for grab from 1st Dec, 2016 till 8th Jan, 2017 with free home delivery across India. So Hurry!


For more information visit – http://www.handikart.co.in/


Few Products from the collection:


  • Celestial Bamboo Table Lamp: This unique table lamp has been artistically handcrafted. It has natural color and carved beautifully to give a sheen appearance. This lamp shade is made up of Bamboo.

Price – Rs. 3,280


Price: Rs. 760

  • Camel Terracotta Planter Needed something light & airy to keep plants in so set to work on theses clay planters? Since these are living plants it was important for me to make something for them to thrive in. With air-dry clay spray paint artisans are able to create new homes for the plants that are conducive to their growth as well as being pleasing to the eye the planters are perfect to get the job done. Handicraft presents the beautifully designed planter. Terracotta planters are sturdy elegantly designed and long lasting.

Price: Rs. 1,280

  • Bamboo Bear Mug: Bring on the good times with this bamboo handcrafted Mugs brought to you by the artisans of north east. Durable light weight and super funky these are heat resistant and can be used for hot beverages as well.

Price: starts from Rs. 300 each

  • Dancing Hanging Frog: Let the world be and synchronize your footsteps just like this Dancing Green Frog Figurine which is designed with finest details and highest quality! This Dancing Frog is made up of Wrought Iron wearing Specks complimenting his pepe mood.

Price: Rs. 2,030

  • Starnet Table Lamp: The product is a Table Lamp Shade. The frame is made with treated bamboo and the Shade is made with Soraai Khujiya Design Nets. No iron nails has been used making it rust proof. The Bamboo used in the manufacture of the lamp is treated against termites as per the CBTC guidelines. The artisans of Assam and Tripura brings together creativity, innovation and vision made tangible in its eco-friendly, resilient handicraft products. Handikart provides a showcase for the innate skills of local artisans. It takes the best raw materials (bamboo, water hyacinth, cane) available in north-east India and treats them with modern scientific methods to ensure that it retains its natural strength and looks for a long time.

Price – Rs. 760

  • Lantern Candle Holder: Beautiful arctic colour tea light candle holder hand-crafted metal & glass for home decor or gifting. Decorate your house bright and beautifully with this candle holder. Simply place a candle on this holder and light it up to spruce up the atmosphere in your living room. You can also gift these candle holders to your loved ones.

Price: Rs. 560

 

About Handikart.co.in:


Handikart being a team of Handicrafts lover itself believe in choosing the best and authentic handicrafts from all over India. Our primary focus is on product quality and great service making us leading online handicraft seller in India.

Our online handicraft store encompasses a vast variety of elegant and genuine handicraft products from all over the India. Our Vision is to reach to the masses that are looking for only and only genuine handicraft items for their home decor and also to represent those untouched & underprivileged artisans from various parts of India. We deal in those products that are part of Indian Handicraft history for a very long time.

 

Indian Artisans Amplify Diwali Shopping

On the onset of the festive season, Hast Karigar Society rendered a lasting impressions on the shopaholics culture of Mumbai. The Delhi based NGO has been organizing the 6 day event for years now and this time too they hosted the annual property “Impressions” from Oct 12th-17th.  Hosted at Coomaraswamy Hall, Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai, the exhibition had artifacts and handicrafts made by  traditional painters, jewelers, weavers, craftspeople and hand block printers across India and sported their skill and creativity.

“Impressions” presents


Rhymes & Rhythms of Life


Reflecting the Harmony of Tradition, Colour and Creativity of our Weavers and Artisans


What: Impressions – an exhibition-cum-sale – Reflecting the Harmony of Tradition, Colour and Creativity of our Weavers and Artisans


Date:  October 12 to 17, 2016, from 10.30 am to 7 pm daily


Venue:  Coomaraswamy Hall, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India), M.G.Road, Fort, Mumbai – 400023 (Near Colaba).


Summary:


Hast Karigar Society, a Delhi based NGO founded by a group of artisans, designers from Tribal areas of India present Impressions – an exhibition-cum-sale – Reflecting the Harmony of Tradition, Colour and Creativity of our Weavers and Artisans. This is the eight year running where Hast Karigar Society is bringing together 35 National & State awardee artisan members in Mumbai for its annual exhibition.

Hast Karigar exhibitions emphasize on reviving and redefining the traditional skills of traditional artisans to recreate a market that showcases Indian tradition and heritage while being sensitive to the present day requirements of the connoisseurs. Traditional artists, jewellery makers, handloom weavers, craftspeople and hand block printers from all over India participate in this exhibition expressing their skills weaved in motifs and symbols.

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This year’s exhibition showcased a collection of hand woven organic cotton (Popala, Karnataka) tussar and silk and khadi sarees, dupatta, stoles and fabrics from Benaras, Bhagalpur, Chanderi, Maheswar, Phulia, Sambalpur (Ikkat), Phalodi, Machilipatnam, and Kutch. Laheria, Batik, Shibori, Kalamkari, Indigo and Tie and Dye using vegetable and natural colours were the added attractions this year.

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Sanghaner, Bagru, Dabu, Ajrak, and Machilipatnam hand block prints on sarees, dupattas, stoles, fabric and home furnishings combined traditional shades of colours with a fusion of intricately cut traditional and contemporary designs and patterns.

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Colourful Durries from Uttar Pradesh and intricately woven Mats from West Bengal will also be on sale.Presence of Pattachitra, Miniature art, and Madhubani painting added style and colour to the exhibition.

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Lambani, Kantha, Rabari, Ari, Desert embroidery, Chikan and Applique reflected the skill of deft hands of our women artisans.

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Colourful dupattas, stoles and wrap-arounds adorned with hand crafted traditional motifs; woven by the tribal women residing in the forests of North Bengal were  stunning to look at.

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Unique collection of hand crafted Lambani jewellery, Rajasthan stone and silver jewellery, leather bags and candles from Pondicherry, Dhokra from Chhatisgarh, pottery & ceramics from Maharashtra leather puppets and lamp shades and block printed stationery was colourful and a joy to look at and buy.

RAUCORD the new revolution in cord furniture..

Rehau

Among all the home décor elements, furniture is one of the most essential aspects of the entire décor planning whether indoor or outdoor. Rehau, one of the leading interior solutions providing company, exhibits a beautiful range of cord furniture at their showroom, which is ideal for both indoor and outdoor use.

I recently went with a friend to REHAU’s showroom as she wanted to buy furniture for her garden, and what an amazing experience it was.

The moment you enter REHAU’s showroom, you are in a different world. The way they greet, the way they showcase their product range and the way their representatives go on to explain you everything with great detail, its just mind blowing. I think for all of us, the personal touch counts a lot in making a purchase decision and when the product quality is so superior and the brand so hospitable, you just cant go anywhere else.

REHAU’s cord furniture is officially called RAUCORD and I was really impressed with the minutest details given out by their representative that influenced our purchase decision greatly. Here is a summary of what we came to know about RAUCORD, and I am sure it will help you in choosing the best too.

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RAUCORD, as it is officially called, is a premium synthetic weaving material suitable for all kinds of applications including outdoor and indoor furniture as well as garden and home accessories.

The material is manufactured using renowned German engineering know how and production technology.

REHAU has been active in polymer processing since 1948 and is one of the pioneers in designing and supplying all weather rattan with more than 7 years of experience in this field.

If you are one of those who love the luxurious appeal of wicker furniture but dread its upkeep, REHAU rescues you from the ordeal. With its superior characteristics and cutting edge technology, RAUCORD offers you this relaxed and carefree experience both indoors and outdoors.

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With its state of the art UV stabilization technology, RAUCORD weaving material is fade resistant and will retain its quality even through the harshest attacks of summer. RAUCORD is also stain resistant and hence keeps you worry free from the spillage of coffee and tea and leaving marks. A few swipes with a damp cloth is all it takes to make it shine as new.

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The durability of the product is another thing that has been kept in mind while developing it – it doesn’t crack, break or sag under heavy usage and heavy bottoms. Durability and resilience is achieved without compromising on shape and form, thus making it a preferred choice.

RAUCORD comes in a vast range of long lasting colours to make your furniture not just durable but also look beautiful.

One look and I am sure you gonna fall in love with it. Do visit their showroom and opt for RAUCORD whenever you are planning to buy wicker furniture, and even if you aren’t, just visit their showroom once, and you will surely change your mind!

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