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Exciting Times – II

I said these are exciting times. In fact these are a little overwhelming times for me!!

Have too many butterflies in my stomach!

An African café in Europe!  How does it sound!

I have a request to suggest design ideas for the café.

Another request for redesigning a traditional Kerala home

A dear reader friend wants help in defining textiles and patterns for ‘a thing’ of everyday use! (Please let me not spill all the beans!)

A mega post or better still an e-book is taking shape.

A student has asked for a specific post on yacht and ship interiors!

(Does this mean – power of blogging?)thanks animated gif by DesignFlute

Thank You by DesignFlute

All these and few more ideas are being converted in posts.

How soon I will share? The answer now is – yikes!!

(I really think I need 72 hours a day. Anybody lending this commodity!)

Before the year end (2008) I wanted to put a very small design portfolio on Coroflot /Behance/ Design Spotter (yav..yikes..eee… whatever)!!!

 Hopefully this dream of mine will see the light of the day this year.

walk while you walk 1 by DesignFlutewalk while you walk 2 by DesignFlute

I am grateful to family and friends (for taking me granted that I can design anything and everything and just dumping the task on me!),

to young designers (who not just inspired me but really egged me on with their very positive words & wishes!)

to my dear readers (even though complete strangers they lovingly demanded to see my own designs!)

and to all my blogger friends.

Last but not at all the least –

In last six months I have got quite a few sponsorship offers!

Doesn’t it sound wow & why did I have to throw it away!

As wordpress don’t allow ads I have to move to my own hosting!

Yes! I have something very special to share with you all – I am moving!

I will not stop blogging here but my main platform will be the one I will announce soon.

(Yeah! I need all the luck!)

Too exited now…

There are too many things pending too … time to run off …


choose & vote

Will you vote for this design ?


(designer: Matthew Dollinger)

Or this ?

(designer: Kazumi Tanimura & Miyuki Habiro)

It is very difficult to choose from 10 equally beautiful designs already announced by the Bombay Sapphire as part of its 2008 Designer Glass Competition as top 10 US finalists.

It is time now for the People’s Prize Award.

Bombay Sapphire now invites YOU to vote online for this prize and choose your favourite glass.

Go here to view all the 10 finalists’ designs and vote.

Voting is on from April 28 to May 26, 2008.

The  US People’s prize winner will be announced on their Web site on June 5, 2008.

show, mix-d and don't miss

mixd is a new online-shop and a platform for designers. It will introduce every two months a new designer and a new collection.

Designer: Kaat Pype @ mixd

Show your designs, become a mixd designer if you are young and creative. Mail them here.

And don’t miss collection of interior accessories, design objects, wall art, photography, graphic design, jewellery design, et all @ mixd.

keep your house clean boxes

Young Belgian designer Kaat Pype is the first designer to show her witty and interesting collection @ mixd. I am tempted to name her collection ‘out of box – in the box’!

Continue reading show, mix-d and don't miss

the Grass that binds – Vetiver

I call Vetiver grass the eco steel! 

The roots of Vetiver grass have strength of 1/6 of mild steel.


Something as simple as grass and what could be the count of applications and environmental solutions it offers – somewhere around 10,000!! (see some here)

No, I am not joking or exaggerating!

I came to know about this wonderful grass when I did this post.

And there is some great news ?

The first ever National Workshop on the Vetiver System for Environmental Protection and Natural Disaster Management’ is going to be held from 21st to 23rd February 2008 at Cochin, Kerala, India. Overseas participants are welcome.

This workshop provides the means for low cost and immediate action using a proven and tested technology. It is of great importance for people who are looking to remedy many land and water resource problems relating to climate change, resource degradation and pollution.

Please check all the details about workshop here.


urban landscaping with vetiver (floating) in China

It is organized by The Vetiver Network International and India Vetiver Network.


handicrafts from vetiver made in Venezuela

Images via Vetiver Network International.