story of an urban jungle

I am posting design ideas in a series called MY NOOK for a corner, for each and every nook of my house and your house.

I have already done one, this is next.


This is ‘urban bear’ inkjet print by architect and artist Marjetica Potrc, I just can’t seem to erase from my mind for even a minute.


This is a cropped part of a beautiful flickr photo.


I imagine I am the girl in red frock.

And this is my nook:


Me and my friend both are silently watching the landscape thinking what would be the world tomorrow!

random rubble


Architects: @ The Centre for Vernacular Architecture


My husband dreams of a mud and brick geometrical home in a far-away village by the pond. I think I am in his dreamland.



These brick , mud, random rubble and laterite stone oppulant spaces are created by The Centre for Vernacular Architecture. The centre is a non-profit organisation and a co-operative of building crafts persons.



The centre creates spaces that are cost effective, ecologically sensible and culturally relevant.



Go on to amazing journey of each space which offers surprises like water-body co-existence, wall mural, spaces created in brick walls for light, blue oxide bathroom, water tap and attangudi cement tiles.

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useful everyday designs


ergonomically twisted grip spoon

Designer: Sandip Paul

Talking about functionality Indian designer Sandip Paul has really got me excited. The way he has played with everyday objects, putting function, use and Indianness into designs is what really makes his designs so appealing.


clothline clip made with recycled plastic as a single piece, can be

hanged from both sides

At coroflot see his Useful art-design for everyday objects.

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Dustin-dust pan       Slope -soap dish                    Firki

The traditional Indian firni to churn curd and the wind toy firki is merged in his firki. His playfulness extends to this planter ( below) which has a compass and which sits on your palm too!



His latest conceptual designs you can see here.