Archive for October, 2011
October 25, 2011
Happy Tuesday! Another great sound to add to our Sweet Sounds series. Nerina Pallot comes from an interesting background. Born in London, Pallot’s upbringing comes from Jersey raised by her half-French father and mother from Allahabad, India. Enjoy!
source: Nerina Pallot
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Hi everyone! Richa from MalaHandmade here with a love letter to Funk.licious, an amazing line of funky home furnishings that I adore. Back in early spring, I wrote about moving being inspired by a recent trip to India and the amazing style of Good Earth, one of India’s audacious new design stores. My husband literally had to pry my hands off of the pop art inspired pieces throughout the store: graphic scenes of Bollywood heroines silk screened onto bedspreads and trays, tea sets with kitschy quotes. I had absolutely no space left in my packed luggage for another funky cushion, no matter now: Funka.licious to the rescue!
Self described as kitsch, retro, pop, colorful, and unconventional, the line’s punchy cushion covers are a lot of fun. Bollywood images are collaged on top of traditional paisley motifs for a majority of designs, making this the perfect accent piece for Bollywood lovers among you. I’m love with the pictures of old Maharajas with stars in their eyes, which would be a great conversation piece. It’s fun to browse through the designs and pick out a favorite, but a few of you might be wondering how to actually incorporate such a bold piece into your home. I’ve found that these pieces are best used sparingly to pack the best punch – as the lone accent pillow for a side chair, or the focus in a group of other colorful pillows. I also really love really bold pieces like this set against white and other light colors. Share tips for how you incorporate Indian pop art into your homes in the comments below!
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Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to be back in action writing for BollyInstyle sourcing fun finds for all of you! Shital and I are always huge fans of designers with personal stories that inspire their designs. When Neha Chhabra described her line SURIA as the result of a “creative marriage,” I was hooked! Raised in Mumbai and California, Neha always incorporate traditional Indian pieces into her personal style. But when she married into a family with ties to the textile business, her design dreams came true. Launched this year, Neha uses 14th century embellishment techniques to create her handmade pieces that mix her South Asian background with laid-back California cool.
The result are some lovely pieces that would be great for a fall transition – I’m determined to avoid my winter sweaters as long as possible! The long embroidered white tunics would be great as a summer dress but can go right into fall with some skinny jeans tucked into boots or over leggings. I love the Nariman top, too. Tucked into a pencil skirt, you can add a cardigan so the intricate embroidery peeks through for work – and then off with the cardigan in the evening for a great going out look. The variety of pieces includes day dresses, embellished vests, kaftans and tunics made from India’s local fabrics, all rich in color and texture but cut into contemporary silhouettes that I’ve come to adore. Readers, what do you think? How do you transition your summer pieces into fall?
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Blockprinting has been a consistent trend in home decor. I’ve seen this ancient technique used on anything and everything from quilts to wallpapers. And now it’s available in all sorts of shops from mainstream retail to exclusive boutiques.
William Sonoma has added a new line of linens called Pachar from India. It includes placemats, napkins, and runner. All are machine washable. If you are looking to create an indian-inspired thanksgiving, these linens would create a perfect tablescape!
source: William Sonoma
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For someone who had no intentions to release music, I’m so so glad he changed his mind. I’m referring to Anil Macwan and his beatle-esque sound. Perfect for a Tuesday morning to get you up and bopping!
source: Anil Macwan and FB
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