When I got briefed to make a box for Zaheer, my ex-boss, I was sure it had to be very different from the kind of work I normally do. Because Zaheer is hugely talented and is aesthetically very unlike me. So it was all the more challenging. And I was happy when I finished this design. This was so Zaheer.Zaheer loves to sketch and scribble. In meetings that threatened to go on forever, he would just start sketching. So I really wanted that aspect to come in.
I've surfaced after long, but this was one post I HAD to make. I got a mail this morning from one one my earliest and most regular readers, Anrosh, who writes the most interesting 'Indian Yarn'. In the mail was a link & once it opened- wow. This was so cool. No more gushing just see how this man transformed his basement.
"When Charlie Kratzer started on the basement art project in his south Lexington home, he was surrounded by walls painted a classic cream. Ten dollars of Magic Marker and Sharpie later, the place was black and cream and drawn all over. FULL STORY"
Kratzer might be a lawyer by day, but in his off hours he is a man who has taken the artistic influences and heroes of his life and imagined them onto his walls, that he might keep company with them while he uses the pool table.
"Kratzer's basement suggests that the great cultural influences wandered out of college humanities class — here a Churchill for eloquence during harsh times, a Joan Crawford for cinematic vampiness, Holmes and Poirot for great literary characterization — and set up shop together in the carefully hand-drawn markings of an educated imagination come to life."Their Picasso spends each day close to their pinball machine. Agatha Christie's shrewd little Belgian detective and his carefully pruned mustache hover over the deck door."
To see the 360 degree view of this space and to read the full article click here.
Here's a peek into the picture perfect world that iconic Katrin Cargill creates with such style. I love the way she plays with colour and I'm a little partial to her stripes, which she uses liberally on her fabrics and her walls. Read on for some really cool wall paper ideas and fabric make-overs.I will be the happies person when it becomes commomplace to have custom-made wallpapers - till then, look and drool.
Katrin Cargill has authored many interior design bestsellers. See more of her work here.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I'm so sick of not having time to blog - that here is my bloody minded 'I will blog, I don't care of I don't have time' post. That felt good :) Here is introducing to you my good friend Runjhun Jain's whole new aspect of talent. Along with making the most amazing illustrations & drawings which I blogged about earlier, Runjhun's sense of style is something I've been a fan of for the longest time. This a shoot she styled and art directed for the brand BE: and its been shot by Shekhar (Supari) Phalke one of the most talented young photographers in the country today. After much persuasion, Runjhun has been convinced to share these images and her talent - I have never met a more self effacing creative person. Every image you see here is a studio shot - which means it has been created from scratch in an empty studio - as against finding a pretty space, propping it up & shooting it there. It makes me look at it with that much more respect.
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Things I was busy doing when I disappeared from here: 1.Work, many of my projects are moving onward & forward & well - so YE!!! 2. My Sister and nephew and little cousin had come visiting, so there was loads of shopping, shopping, mall hopping - all in this crazy heat, so phew! I am even normally in complete awe of parents & these past 15 days only compounds my overwhelming respect for them. 4. Got 4 days of peace and respite, away from my computer and mobile networks, back to the lap of nature. Quietness and calm.