It’s been a dream to have a home close to the beach. A place I can lounge with a book, relaxing in the planters chair with legs propped up. Surrounded by my heritage, things I have been hoarding for ages, memories of me and my brother venturing into our attic collecting all the discarded antiques and quaint things that appealed to me.
The home that we speak of today is bang in the middle of a busy road in Mumbai. As I look for the address, I am quite sure that I have come to the wrong place. The pictures that I had seen could never be in such a prime busy part of the city. And guess what!
Architect Mies van der Rohe believed that God is in the details. If God is in the details, then this home is a temple. I went over to Vasudha Aunty’s place to deliver Venki Palimar’s terracotta sculpture and ended up clicking pictures and requesting a home tour. Sometimes you connect to people irrespective of age or any other social parameters.
By Anupama on December 12, 2018
This heritage home at Mayagundi looks picture perfect. And when you see a glimpse of this beautiful organic home by Mr. Krishnamoorthy Bhat you will totally agree with me. Built entirely from salvaged building materials of demolished and old homes, this reflects his love for all that is old and precious.
In this artist’s hands, the discarded coconut shells take a life and form you could only imagine. Venkatraman Bhat is a self taught artist who has chosen this humble medium to express himself. Right from Gods to poems, you can find them all in coconut shells.
Girija @2flatbrush is a techie turned self-taught artist. Her journey as a full fledged artist began three year ago when she chucked her IT career of more than 13 years. Her empathy for the less privileged children, love for colours and fascination with larger than life murals are some glimpses we have here. It is only when you meet Girija in person that you will feel her passion for life. This is a small attempt to capture her essence.
Cherial is a mere 100 kilometers from Hyderabad but relatively unknown. Inspite of having a rich cultural heritage of art and craft, it is only now coming to the attention of the world. Discover the beautiful and elaborate scroll paintings on khadi cloth, masks and dolls made from natural materials.
Well, what would you do if you had a blog and loved Vidya Vox? Ask her for an interview off course! Un-edited and from the heart, I had sooo many questions and here are Vidya’s answers. She has been generous in sharing her struggle, the doubts, the hard work and the secret to her success. She has followed her soul’s calling. And you can too.
What’s your ‘calling’ in life? Are you doing something you love or just plodding through the day wishing it would just get over? Read on for some inspiration.