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Of Peacocks And Chandeliers

peacock love

Peacock love – chandelier by Eva Menz Design

 Was peacock’s majestic beauty ever so lightly captured?

This is the story of how an illustration got transformed into an elegant chandelier. At Eva Menz design artist Shanu Walpita’s illustration is embroidered in white leather with silver thread. Few peacock feathers, glass tube and silver chain later an exquisite chandelier is born.

peacock love chandelier

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Indian Art Hotel

prakriti room

Indian Art Hotel – Le Sutra

Prakriti (nature room)

Architects: Dr Art+ Design

Design team: Jehan Ara Poonawala, Ayaz Basrai, Zameer Basrai, Kunal Shah, Hemant Sonawane, Asmita Borwankar, Jignasha Doshi, Arefa Tevawala, Deepashri Chavan, Neil Dantas, Juhi Gupta, Aviral saxena, and Abhijeet Gondkar.

Le Sutra, Indian art hotel in Mumbai has extraordinary design focus. Here Indian mythology, philosophy and history get translated into comfortable hospitality, one which might take you to look inwards and upwards or at least tell hundreds of stories.

This 3 – storey refurbished, recently opened hotel (Bajaj hotels group) is resplendent with contemporary Indian art and craft based on worldview of Indian philosophy – 3 ‘Gunas’ (human attributes): tamas, rajas and sattva.

Gunas are tendencies or form of energy that exist within people, nature and things; connoting their temperaments, psychology and constitution; essential to the evolution of consciousness.

Each level is named after one ‘Guna’ and Le Sutra hotel has total of 16 rooms based on ‘characters’ (Ravana, Ashoka, Buddha) or ‘characteristics’ (sensuality, love, purification).

You can take a little tour of LeSutra website to know meaning of each elements laid out in various rooms. But today I am here to celebrate designers, artists and visualizers who made this Indian-dream possible by paying amazing attention to detail; be it flooring, bathroom, bed, chairs, cushion, lamps, inlays or artifacts.

Above image of Prakriti room on ‘Satvic’ floor symbolizes nature at physical and ethereal level. The beautiful painting in the room is by Ajay Gulati.

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dance with peacock

In all pristine glory he is ready to dance for her, too woo her. He is all decked up as there is competition. Not a feather without preening as she is going to select.Nature has her strange reasons to make males rather beautiful in animal kingdom. Female species are not that attractive but mostly in position to choose.Once again I have chosen him (earlier as simplest mor), now as most fabulous peacock. He is my favourite craft-bird.See how all over the world (mainly in public places) this bird is loved in mosaic magic. Let’s start the peacock dance now…..peasongsupon-sea1.gif  exmsftcom.jpg     Mor chowk, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Via songsuponsea


                                            Udaipur, India


                                                In Libya


                              Detroit Zoo,Michigan,USA


the photo is of not good quality and he is also not in his colourful glory but I like this one too. It was a private home in Paphos, Cyprus


                  In Santa Barbara, flickr photo by jimkster


This is on garden wall of a private home. This is one of my what I call ‘enduring images’! via Plasitasartists


How can I not include her! Anyway she is not to be left behind.The she-pecock mosaic some where in Florence, Italy. Photo on flickr by Gauis Caecilius.


I just love this pebbled peacock, cover of The complete Pebble Mosaic Handbook, via builders booksource


This is not a display at any public or private place, This one is straight from artist Martin Cheek. It is available in kit-form .