June 13, 2014

World Cup Art

It’s football fever everywhere and why should the art world be exempt?

You can take a tour of Brazil’s World Cup themed street art via Google Street View here.

Brazil's painted streets for World Cup 2014

or admire the minimalist posters representing each participating country at Art of Sport

England 2

ESPN’s Comic Art inspired gallery is pretty brilliant too…


and I absolutely love these official FIFA-promoted original artworks on the ArtBrasil2014 site.


Who are you rooting for?

June 12, 2014

It’s in the details

This leaf imprint on the floor of Architect Ken Meffan’s home caught my eye. What a clever thing to do. You could imprint anything on a floor waiting to dry – bits from nature, a toy, your initials.

I would put in my son’s footprint.

If you could do this in your home, what would you choose?

See more of this lovely home here.

May 10, 2014

I’d like to live here…

and be knocked over by fragrance every time I open that door.

Do we have climbing roses like these in India? I’ve not seen them here…


May 6, 2014

Use what you’ve got: Bottles

decorating with Vintage bottles


Do you have a collection of vintage bottles lying around your house? I thought not. In India, we don’t exactly have flea markets and car boot sales to tempt us with pretty but useless bits of glass so we must make do with what we’ve got. Which really is beer bottles and stumpy, yet fun Amul lassi bottles.

You see, any space can be prettified with clean glassware. And decorating with a collection makes it even nicer. Here are some ideas to steal.

1. Use them as vases. The trick is to group them together or use one for a single gorgeous bloom.

<3 this floral arrangement in vintage bottles with tea-light candles behind

2. Use them as candle stands

wine bottle candles

3. Use them as jewellery displays

Vintage bottle jewelry display! There are so many neat vintage bottle shapes and colours this could be so neat! If your ever in strathroy Ontario the Strathroy Antique Mall always has bottles for great prices! Sometimes only $1-2! Strathroyantiquemall.com plus follow them on Facebook!

4. Wrap them with twine and disguise them!

upcycled glass bottles! I think this would be cute for a rustic wedding center pieces. You could even mix and match with mason jars too.

5. Make a sea glass mobile

sea glass mobiles:  Now I need to find enough sea glass to make this.  I'm wondering how hard it is to put small holes in each piece of sea glass.  Which kind of drill would you use?

6. Turn a bottle into a soap dispenser

Turn an old whiskey bottle into a soap dispenser. I 19 Totally Ingenious Ways To Use Empty Food And Drink Containers

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