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The Star Among Kitty

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Moss Kitty (Swarovski Hello Kitty collection)

Designer: Makoto azuma

Among all dazzling kitties this one tugged at my heart and I couldn’t stop posting it here. Designed by Japanese flower and plant artist Makoto Azuma this mouth less cat character is part of ‘Hello Kitty’ collection put up by Swarovski. Nine Japanese artist and celebrities have designed for this collection to be auctioned off in an event ‘House of hello kitty‘ to raise money for Japan’s disaster relief, on view at present (from 30 June to 10 July) In Tokyo’s Omotesando hills.

If you are already not familiar with Makoto Azuma’s wonderful experimental work go check here.

Image source: amkk blog

A Trip To Flowerland

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Designer: The Cottage Industry

Take a simple vase and a magnifying glass on a stand and have numerous, endless trips to the flower-land everyday!

Designers Damian O’Sullivan and Lisa Smith @ The Cottage Industry create simple products with a twist to put a smile on your face.

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Myth of Brahmakamal

I was told this is Brahmakamal (Saussurea obvallata) – a rare flowering plant, found in the Himalayas.

Night Blooming Cereus

Photographer: My camera phone

So yesterday night we had gathered around the white magnificent flower and enjoyed its full bloom and its heady fragrance for few hours.

We are supposed to get rich!!

We are supposed to have a shower of blessings!!

To find out all the myths and lores I went to surf the net and found that it is not Brahmakamal but Queen of the Night – cactus – Night Blooming Cereus (Epiphyllum oxypetalum). In Maharashtra at least there is misconception about this plant being Brahmakamal.

But it is not that rare plant and flowers once a year(?) unlike Brahmakamal which is said to flower once in 14 years!

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