August 19, 2014

#obsessed : Moroccan jewellery


I saw this image the other day on a post on An Indian Summer blog. And I swear I’ve never felt this way about a piece of jewellery before. I looked through the links on the blog but couldn’t trace the source. So I did what any reasonable person would do. I looked. And looked some more. I wanted to know what this was and how I could get my hands on it.

Nothing turned up.

Those silver medallions haunted my dreams though. It is so weird for me to feel such a strong affinity to something that I couldn’t shake it. Then, brainwave. I did a reverse image search – something that allows you to upload an image and the search engine finds out where else it has been spotted online. I tried several engines, but this one was the most useful.

And you know what? There’s no way this beauty will be mine.

Because this is a Moroccan necklace from the “first half of 1900 made up of many discs engraved silver spiral, punctuated by amber beads.” And it was SOLD for 3000 $ here.

At least I now know what my dream piece of jewellery looks like, so if you see something similar do let me know! You can see more of ‘my type’ of jewellery here on my Pinterest board.

Have you ever been haunted by something you spotted online?

August 13, 2014

Bookshelf of the week

Nigella Lawson in her library

Nigella Lawson’s home library is to-die for, isn’t it? The tall shelves, the desk, the whole casualness of the setup is so intimate and familiar. I personally can’t live too long with piles of books or papers around me – I need order! It seems to work for some people, though.

What about you? Tidy shelves or stacks?

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August 7, 2014

Teacup Gardening

Concrete Planter Coffee Tea Cup with Saucer.  Perfect for succulents, wheat grass and more. 4 x 3.5 x 2.75.

For us city dwellers, garden space can be at a premium. There’s lots of little ways, though, to bring in some green indoors. Whether you are a chai lover or not, how about a teacup or three on a ledge? I love the look of these concrete teacup planters (above).

 Turn teacups into plant holders.

Teacups by the virtue of their size are perfect for small plants like succulents.

cactus tea cups. Have these in my room and they are so easy to take care of. you can buy them at home depot for $3. and get the vases at goodwill for nothing!


This would look great in any room!



Or DIY a simple one with your favourite illustration


Have you tried a teacup garden?

August 6, 2014

Bookshelf of the week library chair placement with bookcases

A beautiful room with a cute kid! Focus on the bookshelves for now. Given our propensity for dust in India, covered bookshelves make perfect (but expensive) sense. I love the white shelves – it makes the books pop.

You can see more of this lovely serene on Making it Lovely

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