Jan 29, 2012

Heart(h) n Home : Kamini's Eclectic Kitchen

Continuing my series on Kamini's home, a tour of her Kitchen over at the food blog :). I had shared a few pics of her outdoor space and entry way in an earlier post on the DE. 

Link: Here

Jan 24, 2012

Artist Showcase ~ Bhavana Vijay

One of the blessings of being a blogger- you get to meet talented and very creative men and women who never cease to amaze you. Bhavana is one such wonderful person. An amazingly talented artist, a very busy mom of two and a sweet, down to earth lady. Another reason for my excitement - She is a hyderabadi too!! :P..pl excuse my excitement!!

To many, her work needs no introduction. This post is more of a documentation of my admiration for this very creative lady.  A Mudra Institute of Communications Graduate, Bhavana began her career in advertising only to realize she was cut out for spending time in her studio with her brushes and easel. 

Starting the showcase with this sketch of my favorite god - Ganesha

Jan 22, 2012

Vintage Love ~ Sornay's Floor/table Lamp

Here is another one for the wish list!! Andre Sornay's floor/table lamp. Simple, clean line yet so classy

Jan 20, 2012

Store Profile: Indya Kaleidoscope, Part II

I am inspired by this young lady - Preethi Prabhu of IK

Now for some more good news - Preethi has set up a beautiful brick-and-mortar (physical) store in Koramangla, Bengaluru  (India). And,  I had to share pictures of her amazing store on DE :-)..

So here we go....

Jan 16, 2012

House Beautiful ~ At home with Kamini

A great start to 2012 ...A visit to a beautiful home in my hometown, Hyderabad. :-) I have been following Kamini around ever since she started her blogs. Her decor and travel blogs are a  must read. 

Kamini's decor blog:
Saffron and SilkKamini is an Interior Designer by profession. After a degree in Economics from St.Francis college in Begumpet, Hyderabad, she moved to the US in 1984 and a few years later in 1994 went back to school for 3 years and pursued her real passion - Interior Design.
Kamini says "I practiced in the commercial/retail field for 10 years before moving back to India in 2006. My jobs over the 10 years included marine/boat design, retail store design for J.Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sun Microsystems, Nordstorm and my last job was store designer for Starbucks Coffee Inc for 4 years." Impressive right! Now you know what to expect from her home :). 
She was gracious to give me access to her albums. Every nook and corner is so drool worthy that I decided to plan our visit in series of posts. 
Lets start with her entry way. Did I mention she is a wonderful artist and a DIYer..I could do a separate post on...:)

Jan 12, 2012

Hello :)

Hello everyone!
My sincere apologies for being away for quite a while now. Been sick and recovering. I had promised myself to be regular with the blogs, and I haven't been able to :-(. 2012 has just begun and its never late :). A huge thanks to all you lovely people for being so patient and sending in your love.

In the two and a half or so years of DE's existence, I grew as a design researcher and vintage lover. Met so many wonderful people and each one of you has a special place in my heart. I wonder how at ease I am with people I never met in person. Blogland is amazing!! Each one of you is precious and your comments make me smile. I sincerely look forward to opening my email each day for more love from you all. Design Enthusiast (DE) being a research centric, vintage loving blog, its ever growing friends circle is a definite morale booster.

Thanks for all the love!!

Plans for 2012
Looking forward to showcase many more artists, visit and profile beautiful stores, share a lots more vintage love. Also, we shall continue our tour of lovely homes, document many more amazing antiques and find stuff on fridays :). Design Enthusiat also hopes to have more guests over with their lovely thoughts and design/decor ideas. Fingers crossed! :-) All I need is a little prayer and lots of love to keep going

Wishing Peace and happiness for all

PS: I hope to click more pics and share my tiny apartment with all you lovely people. I have been delaying sending my pics to other lovely blogs. I promised myself to do that this year.. :)
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