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Feels Like Home


Designer: Ricardo de la Torre

These are randomly selected images from Spanish interior design firm Ricardo de la Torre‘s portfolio.

These images deliberately make a strong impression.

Impressions of being interesting and cozy.  Strangely enough feels at home and I ask is this Spanish interiors or Indian decor.

spanish interior

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Musical Rang

rangamahal interiors

Architects: ONG & ONG

(Team director: Teo Boon Kiat)

Singapore based multi-national architectural firm Ong & Ong designed this Rang Mahal Pavilion (part of  Resorts World Sentosa) inspired by India. Indian musical instruments play a great part in décor and lighting of this restaurant.

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design Ganesha

In modern times, in changing India, I think He defines among other things Design. People portray Him in as many avatars as you could imagine. You can take any form, any material, you can also experiment. Devotee community is not going to pour wrath on you. Even lord Ganesha does not mind having as many avataras. He is the most loved one.

The lord Ganesha has become the true epitome of omnipresent God. He has many names. People start any kind of new work with His auspicious name. His 10 day worship-celebration starts today.

For me it is design celebration too. I will be posting one image everyday in my sidebar. I just love him (no, not religiously). I love the elements he stands for.

It is very difficult to take out a few from thousands of images but as promised here are few I love most….


Durga with Ganesha

This is a Jamini Roy (1887-1972) painting. I am having this in form of a newspaper cutting since I was a teenager. It is yellowed and edges torn, still I refuse to throw it.


Ganesha with banana leaves

Read here his story in detail with illustrations.


We, Indians try to search him everywhere. He is here in a flower. (via flickr-by Rakesh Soni)


Legend behind legend tells us that Ganesha was the best writer, the one who did not make any mistake, the one who could write non-stop. This was the reason Vedvyasa chose him as the writer and he himself narrated the epic Mahabharata.

Read here legends of Ganesha.



Dancing Ganesha


So interiory-fabriki Ganesha I had seen this year only.


Ganesha with flute

How will you draw him, how will you craft him?

Edit: I had put 10 images everyday during Ganesha Chaturthi in my sidebar. Here are those images.

modern Indian furniture

He has a degree in science but he is into designing, architecture and interiors. Pinakin Patel, is one of the Indian designers who has blended Indian sensibilities and modern lines with understated elegance.


dining bench


lion banquette


fretwork chest


jali (lattice) centre table


opium sofa


panel bed

Here I have showcased his work with Indian touch but I think his clean geometric lines and balance has universal appeal.


‘o’ centre table


glass centre table


jali chest of drawers


acrylic swing (jhoola)


‘o’ bar

magical functional


A showcase seems embeded in glass. It has been hung from ceiling with iron rods, behind it is a glass wall.


This is not a seat but a roof seat; may I say . Pine panelling comes all the way down to become a place to sit.


I just love this bedroom. The lacy bedspread, the lined headboard, red wall cabinet,  grey stone inscription on wall, the curtain and the colour fulfills a magical wish. But I never used to like yellow colour, what happened.

All these functional magic has been created by architect Kunal Barve.