power clay

orissa-roof-tile.gifSeemingly there is no correlation among these images and objects. But there is a very strong relation. The power of clay speaks here through its varied magical properties.                                                ?? terracotta roof tile

The cute bird roof tiles are functional as well as decorative. These tiles are mainly used in State of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh along with simple ones. In fact these tiles are now sold as artifacts. These black and red clay tube shape tiles are partially hand made and partially wheel thrown and baked. These tiles give thermal insulation and reduce outside sound. A tiled roof has a sound reduction potential of 30 decibels.


                                     paper ceramic loudspeakers

designer Yong Jieyu

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 ceramic speakers              paper-waste

Ceramic, having one of the lowest sound absorbent co efficiency is one of the best materials for sound amplification.  Here clay is used with discarded musical scores to produce thin paper ceramic loudspeakers. Designer Yong Jieyu also scores destiny and contextual meaning of his products.


ecocarat ceramic wall

Inax from Japan has developed this ceramic wall which they say breaths. It is made of a completely natural ceramic material that utilizes tiny holes to absorb excess humidity in the room and release it when the air becomes dry. The wall is called ‘ecocarat’ and it reduces unpleasant smells and harmful airborne toxins too.

What you say clay surroundings!

enchanted walk to life


image via flickr


‘Enchanted’ wall decor in glass by Atsuko Hamanaka student at Beckmans college of design, Stockholm, Sweden.


This is ‘joker’ chair from urbanfurniture


images via flickr

The Nook: This wall of the room has 2 frames side by side, a sofa on which an apple in a plate sits and the shoes are standing by.


A very long walk to life

Enchanted we walk

Fruit and shoes in hand

Comforts all along

Life is a joker

Still walk goes on and on.

crossing the bridges


For a great welcome from your world


To many thanks from my window!

Jo and Kim of desire to inspire I want to say 3 things.

I envy your such a beautiful long distance global relationship.

I think magic of inspiring work from you really works on us.

And I hope to be forgiven if I am crossing the boundary,why you two friends are depriving each other of melody of your voices. (I read the interview in shakdoo.) I think voice is so beautiful a feeling not to be missed.

time towers and gRaduate tables



I absolutely love this cool timepieces from designer Mahesh Marath. These sleek towers are designed for a local manufacturer in Bengalore. Mahesh is a student at Ramaiah Institute, Bengalore.





Most of us, most of the time now are worshipping our computer only. This gRaduate computer table fulfills an everyday need beautifully. Mahesh certainly has an eye for curves and balances.