Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Here is wishing everyone a

joyous and blessed Christmas!

I'll be away in Japan from 25 Dec 2009 to 4 Jan 2010. Will be back for more musings and postings after the 4 Jan 2010. Happy Holidays everyone :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Marrakech Dream

The ultimate Marrakech Dream... check out the La Mamounia hotel, designed by Jacques Garcia. The Moroccan look is defined by ornate lanterns, intricately carved middle-eastern motifs on furniture and accessories, and colourful wall and floor tiles. See how to get the look below.


To get the Morrocan look, check out these beautiful accessories from Berber Trading

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Paint a Dog a Day

I have been a fan of Santini is the artist behind these beautiful dog paintings. Being a dog lover myself, I feel that her dog paintings really capture the expression and the mood of the dogs very well. Enjoy a few of her paintings here.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New York New York

Ever dreamt of living in the Big Apple, like the Sex and the City gals? Imagine staying a townhouse or apartment in the midst of a vibrant city. Check out these photos below

You can achieve the look by using large abstract paintings or prints, like the ones below.

Heart the Dachshund bookends and lamp

I would love to have these in my home. I am a huge dachshund fan and these are just too cute.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Joy of Giving this Christmas....

We’ve all been running around buying gifts and feeling frazzled by the encroaching holiday season lately. Today let’s get back to what the holiday spirit is really about: GIVING. Several bloggers are coming together today in a collaborative effort spearheaded by Paloma Contreras of La Dolce Vita , in order to make a difference for a very deserving charity. Pencils of Promise is a wonderful 501(c)(3) organization based in New York, that partners with local communities and organizations to build schools of early-stage education in developing nations for some of the world’s most impoverished and undereducated children. Sadly, there are more than 75 million children in this terrible situation worldwide. Last December, the Pencils of Promise team visited a small village in Laos and by July 2009, they had built a new school for the village children who started attending classes on September 1st. This month, Pencils of Promise will be opening their third school and they hope to open the doors to education for more children in 2010.

In the spirit of the holiday season, we are asking for your help today on behalf of these children. Just think of the enormous impact we could have if each person who reads this post donates just $1.00. If you are willing and able to give more (35.00 buys shelves for a classroom, $50 provides pencils for one year, $100 provides a teacher’s salary for three months and so on), it would be greatly appreciated. We are in the midst of the giving season and hope that you will find it in your heart to make a donation to this worthy cause today by clicking HERE.

Watch this video here to get a better idea of what this great organization does and also become a fan on Facebook HERE:

Living like a Badger..I love!!

Fancy living in a hole underground like a badger? Check out this amazing home in Switzerland. Looks like something out of the Hobbit World. This is truly a non-conformist architectural wonder. Who says a home has to look like a home?


Monday, December 14, 2009

Interior Design and Fashion: Nuetrals

Feeling stump on how to decorate and style your home, the solution is to bring the runway into the "homeway". Check out how the Neutral trend on the fashion scene and how you can translate into your interiors. You may wonder what neutral colours are. Neutral colours include black, white, beige, gray, taupe, brown, to name a few. Neutrals bring about a more subdued and understated feel to your home. These colours also bring a touch of serenity and lightness to the home. Choose neutral home accessories and furniture, like the ones below.
Home, Life & Style December 10, 2009
Home, Life & Style December 9, 2009
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Of course, back to my favourite topics, paintings and fine art prints. Below are some beautiful neutral-coloured paintings and prints to jazz up the look.


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