Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Wishing you all the timeless treasures of Christmas. The warmth of home, The love of family and The company of good friends... Have a blessed meaningful Christmas :)

Happy Holidays!!!!!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Unique ways to serve Ice cream
Happy Friday! It's been really hot these days and it's not getting any cooler! I even went on a Sounds like a good time for ice cream ;) Although anytime is a good time for ice cream! I got two charming ways to serve this chilly treat at an event or dinner party. Hope you're all having a wonderful week!
   I just did a baby shower and everyone loved this great idea ...!!!
  Recycle those soup cans ! This is a rustic idea .... and i love it!!

♨ Cold as Ice shot glasses I Method:

I was wandering around the other day and I saw this ice mould. I thought it was pretty cool and even cooler (haha) to serve ice shots to your guests on a hot summer day! You can put anything you want inside the ice shot glass or to create it. A lemoncello sounds good, lemonade for the kids or maybe just a plain shot. Whatever it is, these are effortless to make and a unique touch to a cocktail party.

The most romantic bed in the Seychelles ~

Houses in Zurenborg I Location: Antwerp, Belgium I Architect: Frans Smet-Verhas ~

Description: Zurenborg is an area with a high concentration of Art Nouveau houses interspersed with neoclassical mansions and other eclectic architectural styles. The houses were often named and decorated with accompanying themes: The Sunflower, The Rose, The Tulip, etc, etc.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

For Tea Lovers.....
What lovely tea / coffee set....

Qué hermosa y divertida porcelana!! y esos "cupcakes" nnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Feeling Blue.... Relaxing Oasis !!!

White and blue is a perfect match! Try it .....

Friday, 29 June 2012

This so so pretty, I bet you want to decorate your home this way.......
Courtesy: Kearya

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Indian Marble Chattri
Floor sitting....
Its magical...... like another planet....

For millions of years, the mighty volcanoes of the Central Anatolian Plateau erupted and spewed their contents across the land that would become the cradle of civilization. Blessed with a moderate climate and fertile soil, one of the world’s earliest known communities was founded 10,000 years ago at Catalhoyuk along the river banks of the Casambasuyu near Konya. Mankind’s first nature painting was found here and it portrays the most recent eruption of Hasan Dagi almost 9000 years ago. Today, its snow capped peaks dominate the Konya plain, awash in golden hues where vast wheat fields blend subtly with the ochre colored soil and the monochromatic palette is interrupted only where rivers flow and tall poplars flaunt their greenery.Another great volcano rises in the distance to the east of Hasan Dagi. Once called Mt. Argeus, the awesome presence of Erciyes Dagi inspired legends as the “Abode of the Gods” and the Persians built a Zoroastrian fire temple nearby. These two ancient volcanoes mark the western and eastern boundaries of a region known for its curious volcanic landscape that has been relentlessly carved by nature and by the people who have lived here. ‘Fairy chimneys,’ cones and strange rock formations have been sculpted by wind and rain while subterranean towns were excavated by a populace seeking shelter from the conquerors and would-be conquerors who crisscrossed the wide open steppes of the Central Anatolian Plateau. Ancient Anatolian tribes, Assyrians, Hittites, Phrygians, Turkic tribes from Central Asia, Mongols, Persians, Syrians, Arabs, Kurds, Armenians, Slavs, Greeks, Romans and Western Europeans have all passed through leaving behind some of their traditions as well as their genes and rendering Cappadocians as exotic as their surreal surroundings.

A must visit!!!

Friday, 22 June 2012

Dinning Room:
Designer. Kearya

Artistic & Elegant....so beautiful that u wana sleep !!!!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Sublime!! Now thats what i call a stylish picnic by Kearya......cushions look informal yet fun with a dash of romantic touch :)

Are u thinking its a fun paper on the wall??? Nah.... Flawless...it's hand-painted canvas panels.

Home at its best......so relaxing. 
We don't always require large space.... look closely its a nice to just be able to sit back and RELAX...... :)
Instant calm, peace, and beauty. Would LOVE to sit a spell. I'm sure you all agree and hope you can create a quite retreat for yourself !!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Taktsang monastery, the “Tiger’s Nest”
Location: Bhutan
Magic and Amazing Place.... I would like to visit!!!
Its an Unbelievable picture...how did they built it? Reminds me of the book: Life and Teachings of The Master`s of The Far East....

Description: The Taktsang monastery in the mountainous region of Bhutan is one of Buddhism’s holiest - and most stunning - scenic locations. It is believed to have been constructed in the 8th century by a holy man who flew to the site on the back of a flaming tigress. Taktsang is known as the Tiger’s Nest. Looking at the complex, perched upon a sheer cliff nearly 2,000 feet above the Paro river valley, the ancient legend may start to become believable!
Art of Feng shui
One of our recent project.....
Avoid sleeping with your head under the bedroom window. The art of Feng Shui states that this may damage your health. The reason is that the energy from the bedroom window enters your body's energy meridians at your head and travels to your liver where it knocks it out of balance.

This is fantastic, I want to live here, not only to eat :)
Akkaya Garden Restaurant, Turkey

Dalaman, a hidden Turkish jewel, is known to locals as the secret valley. This is because the backdrop of the landscape is dominated by majestic mountains, running rivers, winding roads and tracks, secluding the reminisce of a town deeply embedded in the valley. Among the lush greenery, is another of Dalaman's beautiful secrets: the Akkaya Garden Restaurant. Designed like a fantasy out of a children's story book, with streaming ponds, seducing sounds of waterfalls, densely grown treetops, and wooden bridges - people are encouraged to climb up the trees and hide inside 'nests' to savior the food and view.

[Image Credit: Akkaya Garden Restaurant, © 2012]

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Far East Asia
Image Credit: Santhiya Resort & Spa.

In the hot and humid tropical climate, the airy, open quality of a Thai house and the broad overhangs of its roof protect the interior from both sun and rain. Elevated houses facilitate the circulation of air and offered a more comfortable living space. It was cooler to live in and protected the home from the risk of floods in the monsoon season. It also offered protection from hostile wildlife. The open space beneath the house was versatile. It was used as a living area in the hot season, as storage for the season's harvest, and as a place to keep livestock.

One practical feature of the Thai house is the ease with which it can be assembled or taken down. The entire house is built in light, pre-fabricated sections with each section forming a wall. Each wall is then fitted together and hung on the superstructure - a frame of wooden pillars - without nails. In former times, the fact that the house could be taken down and re-assembled with relative ease was well-suited to the indigenous way of life. When families decided to move, as they frequently did, the house would be taken down, stacked on a raft and floated down the nearest klong to a new location.

According to superstition and traditional Thai belief, the raised thresholds of Thai houses prevent evil spirits from creeping in at night and disrupting the sleep of the inhabitants. It also served a functional purpose. The raised threshold acted as a structural aid holding the wall sections firmly in place on their frame. Additionally the early settlements of the Thai kingdom were largely agricultural communities built along rivers, canals and waterways. Hence to prevent babies and small children from falling into the water, the thresholds of the door were raised.

Whole families would sleep together in a single room. In some instances, the open space was partitioned off into separate living areas to accommodate various generations. In a typical old Thai house, the various rooms would be separate units connected by open walkways and the staircase was on the outside. However in the interest of comfort and for aesthetic considerations, the main house does not conform with the traditional practices of Thai architecture. The connecting corridors and the entrance hall is enclosed.

A must visit......... :)

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

"Beauty doesn't last forever but a beautiful personality does... "
- Chanel

Monday, 11 June 2012

Reading Rooms:

"One room that got some serious attention was the library, with floor-to-ceiling shelves accenting the steeply vaulted ceiling, a beautiful tiled floor and some enviable ladders."

A bit more Comfy room.......

Spain House renovations.
Description: Taking on the renovation of a historic building is a mammoth task. As the above house clearly displays, one of the biggest challenges in these projects is always the shallow roof line. The architect was hit by the dilemma of how to get enough sunlight to flood the interior with a feeling of openness. To achieve this, two factors had to be taken into account: first, paying homage to the impressive medieval stone facade, wrought iron balconies and secondly, configure the chaotic room distribution and layout - turning a medieval structure that was in ruin, into a livable family home.

Brazilian Limeade

Hello Summer! Nothing welcomes summer like an ice cold, refreshing beverage does such as this Brazilian Limeade. This drink is simply incredible! I got inspiration for this drink from a Brazilian "Lemonade" recipe I've been making for a few years that came from Sunset Magazine. Yes, indeed that recipe was good, but I always felt like it could use something more. So, here is my version of Brazilian Limeade and why would I call it Brazilian Limeade you may ask? Because the ingredients it uses are Brazilian colors of course =). It also uses the flavors of Brazil.
Send yourself on a mini vacation by lounging out in the sunshine and enjoying a tall glass of this amazingly refreshing Brazilian Lemonade. It may just become a new summertime favorite!
Feel free to adjust this drink to suite your personal taste. Add more or less sugar to reach desired sweetness (1/2 cup was perfect for me). You could even add more lime juice if you want it a bit more tart. I think one of these times I'm going to have to add a few tablespoons of cream because how can I resist =). Enjoy!

Brazilian Limeade
Yields about 3-4 servings
5 cups cold water, divided
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large overripe banana, peeled (peel should be speckled, not too overripe)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
Zest of 3 limes
1/2 tsp coconut extract

Combine 4 cups cold water (if your blender fits 5 cups well enough then you can add all 5 at this point), coconut milk, sugar, banana, lime juice, lime zest and coconut extract in a blender. Cover with lid and blend on low speed for one minute. Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a pitcher, then using a rubber spatula press and rub lime zest back and forth against strainer to release oils from the zest into pitcher. Pour in remaining 1 cup cold water and stir. Serve over ice. Store in refrigerator and stir each time before serving.