Sunday, December 2

Simple Rustic Earthern

I have an acute admiration for all earthy wares. Here’s just a few of them I recently picked from a lovely sale. I found these Ceramic bowls with Batik work and Rattan Woven, which I had to add to my collection of kitchen ware and of course share it with all of you.
Also to add A set of well carved plates that can be used just for anything.

The Spiral Wooden Containers are a Highlight as they are solid and well finished.
They can be used as a storage container from lentils to just Tea or Coffee Dust and ofcourse a simple décor piece. Along the side is a simple picture of Garlic from my IKEA collection.

The Incense Placemats have a special herb that is woven along with the placemat and
It instantly refreshes the air around which its placed. The aroma from the herb is very Refreshing I must say…

Spices I used for Biryani today make a gracious appearance in my new ceremic plate and
incense placemat

Sunday, November 18

Frangapani Flavors

Just picked up all the beautiful Frangapani flowers that drop from the trees each day near my place and they make an amazing float in the water in my Traditional "Urali" - the brass bowl. The fragrance from it....Wow its Heaven. A couple of them in a bowl of water in any corner of your home is just the ideal feature.

This is an interesting one, I just picked one of my incense holders, this one is a Sandstone piece, i just placed a few of these lovely flowers and this can be kept anywhere...just find a place at home.

Candles with flowers this is my all time favorite combination, A lovely Sandstone Standing Apsara Candle Stand with Frangapani's.

Friday, November 9


My Diwali Thali - A lovely embroided Plate with Handmade Clay Ganesha's painted by me and Brass Diyas with orchids
I have placed this at the Main Hall as its the Festive Feel.

Another one of my Diwali Diyas come to light this Festival. Flowers ofcourse are beauty in all forms.

Sunday, November 4


Another one of those nice ways to decorate for Diwali. Earthen Lamps,Incense Holders and bells all made of Clay. Brightness from Candle lights, flower scents all add to the festive mood.

Traditional Kumkum & Turmeric given to Women during Goddess Lakshmi Pooja. Is considered auspicious and prosperous. Good wishes & Sweets are also exchanged.
What more could be beautiful then fresh Rose Petals floating in water and candles. They can just be placed at the entrance or any corners of your home. Its beautiful just anywhere.


Saturday, November 3

Diwali in Singapore

Its time for Diwali Celebration here in Singapore at a place called Little India.
We have the entire roads lit with lights. People are busy shopping as Diwali
is around the corner. From New Clothes to Diyas for home there is a Mela
going around in this place. A few shots from my last visit to Little India,Singapore.

Diwali Dhamaka @ Home

Its Festive time in all our Homes again, for us its definitely special...
Finally the festive moods are on, the Markets are full you'll see diyas & candles, Sweets &
lights, all that is so beautiful and worth to be admired...oops not to forget clothes, Saree's & Its an Auspicious time for Goddess Lakshmi - Poojas are done , Sweets and Dry Fruits are distributed to all near n dear.

For all those Working ladies this is the best weekend, I'm sure most of you are getting set for the occasion.
You could get a glimpse of the festive mood at my place. Cleaning has already started its way in,all my idols being polished, Flowers, candles, homemade Indian Mouthwatering Sweets, Diyas will be the talk of the week at my place.

A good way to get into the mood is by lighting Earthen Lamps (the traditional way) outside our home...Candles could also serve the purpose. They definitely created the required atmosphere.
This Diwali we wish you all Happiness n Prosperity....
Check out for more as I would be sharing all my ideas for this Diwali
Once again its time for all to celebrate this festival of lights in the best of its form.

Another one of my Diwali decorative Ideas with lovely brass and Earthen Lamps (Diyas).
I just adore the light emitted from Traditional lamps.
They could be lit just anywhere n just anytime. Its Diwali and Its Lights, brightness and
beauty everywhere.

Tuesday, October 30

For all those who love's another one of my Ganesha
in one of the best forms....We just like to light diyas ( Earthen
Lamps) for no particular occasion. They just add to the essence of
the room.

This handmade Photo album is an amazing piece of collection.
There are lot many which come in different fabrics,colors,designs.

Monday, October 29

Another excellent feature of Balinese Handicrafts are Mirror Frames.
are so beautifully handcrafted many of them depict animals,
nature,flowers,simply wood and Mosaic Glass Mirror frames.
The below piece is a collection from

This Lovely Balinese style of Traditional carved Wooden Chest Drawers is a fantastic
piece of art. They come in various forms. Check out for more at

Today I would tour you around the amazing handicrafts made in Bali.

Bali is known as a treasure house of interesting goods to buy.

Sunday, October 21

Happy Dasara.
Durga Pooja at my place today.
Auspicious Kumkum(red) & Haldi(Yellow)powders
Earthen Lamps lit and flowers are holy during the festivals

The warm light from the candle inside the Chaba Spa Sandstone is just stunning. I picked this from Thailand and it can be used just anywhere. I sometimes just place it at the entrance of my home to give that warm soothing feel.
Scented Candles & flowers they are a combination for any occasion or just any day.
The shimmering glow from the candle lights and the fresh sweet smell from flowers could just create the atmosphere......truely it would

Another one of those floating flowers on the Traditional Indian Uruli makes the stunning
entrance in my home.

Flowers aren't they beautiful...I love to float flowers in water...
I just like the way they look..amazing isn't it....
i place them in quite a few corners of my home.
Just an addition of a floating candle will do the garnish complete.....

Wednesday, October 17

How I deduced the Name : Mudra – A Sanskrit word meaning – Gesture
I am true bharatnatyam fan and love the "Mudras" - gestures or picture tools of identification of deeper meaning made by the dancers.
This word has inspired me to such an extent that I choose this to Be the Title of my blog….

I thus used Mudram a Mediam or Gesture to explore and exhibit all that is so beautiful
to eyes and mind....
This Dancing Apsaras are made of Sandstone and I got it shipped from Thailand.
They look absolutely stunning in just the candle lights above.
Thailand is an amazing place to shop from clothes to handbags and from food to

Sunday, October 14

"Vismaya" - Our Home

Its true that Home is where your heart lives,
Our home is simple and Straight-forward.
We've named it "Vismaya" - which means "Suprise"
in Sanskrit. Neutral hues,gracious blend of lighting and
Straight cut Carpentry sum up a picture of spacious serenity.
We blended it with Indian and Oriental styles of art to give it
that niche finish.

Take a tour of my Home at Flickr

Thursday, October 11

today i finally decided that I would soon showcase my home....i love this work...its been my
dream...and now i found a space to exhibit it all ...all that i have collected till now..and all that been in my mind for so long....from my terracotta articles to the huge Wall plaques from Thailand...soon will be back with real interesting inspects on my Home....

Wednesday, October 10

I will be coming back with more ideas ...untill then...enjoy the beginning
This Serene Sandstone Sitting Buddha is a beautiful piece of art.
I picked this up from one of the Handicraft shops in Thailand.
I Just adore the aroma & warmth of the light emitted from the

scented candles....

This 3 head Ganesha Statue is one of my favorites as it’s made of stone
I picked this from HAMPI – A Heritage site which Exhibits of Brilliance
In Architecture of the Vijayanagar Dynasty, India.

Tuesday, October 9

This is a 3 piece Panal wall plaque which is quite famous Thai Art. This is my favorite piece from my shopping cart for my new Home. We did 3 months of rigorous search to find this piece which we thought will make our hall look elegant. Everyone visited our home liked this idea :)