Nov 22, 2016

Awaiting the Chitra Santhe 2017, Bangalore...

While I look forward to visiting Bangalore's annual art festival on the street, the Chitra Santhe in Jan of 2017, thought I should share some of the pictures from this year's. Almost a year past, sigh.

Rightly known as "a Kumbh Mela of art lovers", this sea of mostly original artwork is an amalgamation of artists, well known and little known, newbies and some established ones, average and stellar, those with tiny canvases to mighty ones.

The Santhe is held just once a year. Kumara Krupa Road is blocked for traffic on the day, and let open for artists to set up shop for the day. The green cover in this part of the city is enviable, and makes for a splendid locale for this art fete.

I managed to elbow my way through into some of the tiny stalls and chat up with some of the artists... refreshing! And it is meant to be all in a day's work... 12 hours (all of 12 hours!) is never enough to see the whole exhibition, leave alone engage in conversations with the artists. Nevertheless it is a treat for art lovers, or even simply someone looking to decorate a wall in their home.

Here are some of the frames I caught early this year (why didn't I post these earlier - God knows why)...

Be sure to visit the Santhe if you are in Bangalore on Jan 15th (2017). 
This is no atmosphere like an elegant, elitist art museum or gallery. 
It is in fact a glorious riot of colors and craftsmanship you just cannot miss, a celebration of the lesser known artists across the country.

Oct 20, 2016

Wall decor... 3 gorgeous pictures to tell you why art is a game changer

Hello, after a hiatus! Dropping in your way to say hi and to share some wall decor eye-candy ideas.

When it comes to decorating your spaces, I clearly see two game changers... wall paint/wallpaper, and wall art. What do you think?

Watch a room get elevated with a bold, supersized canvas...
 : Wall decor, decorating with art

This much charm and chutzpah in one room
9 Dark, Rich & Vibrant Rooms that Will Make You Rethink Everything You Know About Color | Apartment Therapy:

The framed beauties take the glory in this modern and edgy room...
modern, edgy, bohemian:

No wall be bare, 
No wall be characterless, 
Don't you agree?

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Feb 28, 2016

Three groovy picks - The stylist's alphabet, graphic art and faux plants

Summer's almost here and the city's floral bounty leaves me smitten as it has every other year!

I am also deeply intrigued by these three finds this week, I hope these will feed your soul too.

(1) The Stylist Alphabet series of blog posts where Sibella Court lets us into the curios, mementos and elements she has gathered over the years, in alphabetical order. The most aesthetically appealing A-to-Z I'd have loved to read as a kid :-)
An Indian, bohemian art and design blog

If you ask me, The Society Inc has one of the BEST designed websites - appeals to me at every single level. And of course, Court's book Gypsy is a coveted coffee table book taking one into a tour of the bohemian interiors in the Galapagos and Ecuador, Indochine, Turkey, Scotland, and Transylvania. 

(2)  The bold, minimal graphic art by London-based Malika Fawre
An Indian, bohemian art and design blog

(3) Abigail Ahern's faux plants
An Indian, bohemian art and design blog

An Indian, bohemian art and design blog
The closest to natural flora as it can get, with that fresh, wild feel to them.

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