Nov 28, 2011

Store Profile ~ Preethi Prabhu's Indya Kaleidoscope

If you are looking for  exquisite and functional pieces of art n craft for your home, with the icing on the cake being affordability – IndyaKaleidoscope is the place to go.

About IndyaKaleidoscope(IK) 
From making candy jars using age old lacquer technique of Channapatna - to incorporating traditional materials into contemporary lifestyle products- IK is on a grand mission.
Founder /Owner
Preethi Prabhu needs no introduction. She is the very talented and creative lady behind the Blog - IndyaKaleidoscope. Preethi gave up a secure job as an IT professional to follow her dreams and passion for Indian culture and heritage to start this design journey.

Nov 26, 2011

Vintage Love ~ Teak chairs

Found these amazing teak and fabric chairs on local C'list today. Never seen such design earlier...:)..thgt id ask my mcm enthusiast friends for information

source: c'list

The seller has priced these beauties (set of 8 chairs) for $100..I am sure they will go to a loving home very soon :)

Nov 24, 2011

Media mentions ~ DE featured

Apartment Therapy ~ Renest ~ Great Outdoors



Organic Balcony Garden


Thank You Kaleidocsope 


Thank you Patricia :)

My Feature on Prismma

Nov 22, 2011

Dreamy :)

Found this impressively designed Megaphone and couldnt resist sharing :).


Designers::Henry Bosa, a product and interior designer
                      Isabella Lovero, product and jewelry designer

About this yummy plug and play device...called...Megaphone :)
"Passive Amplifier for iphone made of ceramic. the form is designed to amplify and optimize the best sound output. the amplifier is based on a thin wooden frame that allows the object to float off the table. this in order to increase the vibration of the object and to optimize the emission of sound. designed for the iPhone is perfect for listening music without headphones, for audio conference to hear the person on the phone as live voice.
Compatible with iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch with case." 

Here is how it sounds...

Want to know more about the designers and their projects....hop over to - enandis designs

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Nov 10, 2011

Vintage Love ~ Marcy's Saginaw Wall Unit

Marcy of rhanvintage recently shared her new(old) Saginaw wall unit. I couldnt help documenting it under my Vintage love series. I am on a serious wall unit and credenza hunt this very moment and hope to find something this nice very soon :)

It looked like this when she bought it... 

Her and her husband's hard work and patience made it look like this

I am drooling over the beautiful curves and the stacking design . (Another serious one for the wish list) :-). It is such a wonderful addition to her beautiful furniture collection. Want to see more of her wonderful home. Do check out the tour I shared earlier.>> Here.

Images: Marcy @ Rhanvintage :)

Nov 7, 2011

House beautiful ~ At Home with Tanya

When things dont go your way, sit back, relax and recoup to start all over again. Over the last few days, I did just that. And am back with a lovely home tour. We will be at home with Tanya of dans-le-townhouse. A Phd candidate, amazing DIYer and an excellent blogger. She is amazing...And her town house is as amazing as she they say pictures speak for themselves. So lets get going on the tour

A very crisp and welcoming entryway

Tanya says.....

"Well, my husband and I are first-time homeowners but don't plan to live here very long - a total of approximately five years (hopefully the time it takes to complete my PhD!).  So we don't have the financial flexibility to make major improvements, nor can we personalize our house too much (must be sellable!).  But we have tackled what we could: re-doing the bathrooms, laying hardwood floors upstairs and giving the kitchen a "spit & polish," as I like to call it (new tiling, counters and refinished cabinet fronts).  Almost everything, renovation-wise, was (and is) a DIY project."

A glimpse of the Main floor which includes, the kitchen, dining area and the living room

Love the wonderful ottoman/coffee table with the super cool sofa

Another vintage chair with the ottoman...just swept me off my feet....and the fireplace looks yum!

Tanya's decorating mantra~ 

"In terms of decorating, we've chosen a mix of investment pieces and inexpensive "just for now" items.  Things we know we can use in our next place I don't mind splurging on - like the custom upholstery job on the vintage chair in the guest room.  But that's an exception because, with the help of our talented family, we tend to DIY. From the headboard I designed that my grandpa welded to the "Sigh" painting in the guest bathroom I DIY'd, we try to fill our home with things that are handmade and special to us. "

Lets take the stairs the next floor

She is a DIY queen...look at this awesome headboard she made herself

The "Sigh" poster and the guest room chair she upholstered

More about the house...."We painted all the walls, ceilings and trim a crisp white that allows the punches of colours I've scattered around to really pop.  Although I have DIY'd much of our art, we also have pieces by my husband's grandfather, mother, my mother and my grandfather.  I like the bright, spacious, gallery feel we have created out of a formerly run-down and neglected nightmare.

I know from her posts that she loves silhouettes...I really love the wall in their home office

A peek into the guest bedroom

Dont you love all the artwork

A persistent DIYer that she is.... she did a great job with back splash in her kitchen...I loved the finishing touches...(they needed a special mention!!)

"But, like most homes, it is a work in progress.  Along with tweaking what we have already done and finishing up some little projects, we have one major project left: a basement makeover.  We'll be starting as soon as the snow falls and it might be our most challenging project yet!"

Lovely kitchen

I cant get enough of every inch of their space...loved the master bathroom 

Fit for the queen isnt it :)

Here's the half bath on the main floor

 I was so pleased when I received her pictures. Thank you Tanya, for letting us peek into your beautiful home. 

To see how talented this young lady is, I strongly recommend you all to check out her DIYs and very inspiring posts on her blog - dans-le-townhouse.

One of the most lovable DIYs was the Felt Billy Button she made...

looks super cool..So do check it out

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