Thursday, 20 October 2016

Don't Just sit there......Talk to me!

My preoccupation with furniture and spaces often spills over to other facets of my life and finds itself interacting with people, thoughts and memories that inhabit our quotidian existence. Much like food memory, the symbolic and social nature of spaces sneaks up behind me and manifests in the written word. 





The musty smell of attics for instance, often triggers memories of a life I once inhabited.

Time and again I also come across pieces of furniture that provoke a train of thought and ideas which in turn instigate me to delve deeper into my psyche. 






This synesthetic quality of nooks and corners and other paraphernalia has intrigued me for sometime now. 

It is THIS very, ineffably personal nature of spaces that I am trying to recreate through a collection of poetry and prose titled - Recesses of my mind.

Here is one such piece I wrote............ and 
here's another one :)






In keeping with today's mood I am sharing  images of a few chairs that caught my eye albeit purely for their aesthetic value and ergonomic flair. Enjoy!




Images Via

Monday, 17 October 2016

Arti-dote

Just dropping by to say how much I have missed being here and yes Iam guilty of not paying attention to this facet of the bug. Here's hoping the lil fella and all you lovely people will let me   make it up to you. ;)







While there are innumerable stories, thoughts and opinions I have been dying to share with you, let me just begin by saying how  deeply disturbed Iam by the unrest in Kashmir. It saddens me to see how violence, religion and politics have come in the way of art, creative endeavors and entrepreneurship. 







Many artists, designers and writers who work in collaboration with their counterparts in Pakistan as well as Kashmir have had to shelve their work temporarily






So here's hoping against hope that things improve for the better and we are able to find a permanent 
solution to this issue.





Today I came across these gorgeous pieces of art and decided to share them not only for the paintings themselves but also for the manner in which the stylists have incorporated them in these vignettes. 

Hope they serve as a temporary antidote to the despair induced by the tragic events in my world/country as well as yours.