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A tale of European craftsmanship and South Asian patronage: Lighting objects of the 19th Century India.

A tale of European craftsmanship and South Asian patronage: Lighting objects of the 19th Century India.

By Isha Priya Singh | @desidrapes Fate has forced the courtesan Sahib Jaan to perform at the wedding of the man she loves.  Āj ham apnī duāoñ kā asar dekheñge / आज हम अपनी दुआओं का असर देखेंगे….(Today I shall test the strength of my prayers) sings the veiled beauty, just when her eyes fall upon the ornate Jhār̤/झाड़ (chandelier) suspended gracefully from the ceiling of the Baiṭhak/ बैठक (sitting area). Provoked by a stroke of passion, she breaks the Firozī-coloured Fānūs/ फ़ानूस (Turquoise-coloured pedestal lamp) placed on the floor.  As she begins to dance on the broken glass pieces, she leaves her blood-red footprints on the Cām̐danī/ चाँदनी (White sheets)...

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Wall Decor You'll Love in 2021

Wall Decor You'll Love in 2021

We all want our spaces to look the best. Or, next to what is best. Ideas are paint to the canvas of your home. Our ideas are mere mental impressions needing to be embodied with bespoke designs. The décor that you use for your home presents a glimpse of your personality, evocating a thousand stories. What takes up a certain amount of space in our home should hold some substance in some respect – function or grace. We believe that whatever you put to use as a décor piece at your home, must represent your creative intelligence to tell a...

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5 Amazing Wedding Glass Decorations for Your Table

5 Amazing Wedding Glass Decorations for Your Table

We all love weddings. The food, the decoration, and the overall happy vibe keeps us excited all the time. While we just get to see the glamour of the weddings, there’s a lot that takes place backstage to make the wedding what it is. The themes, props, and decoratives all have to be picked up keeping the aesthetics in mind. The décor at any wedding plays an instrumental role in creating the right ambience and selecting the right décor items is of the essence. Using glass at homes, restaurants, and offices is a prevalent concept but did you know that...

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All things Glass – All things BEAUTIFUL!

All things Glass – All things BEAUTIFUL!

All That You Ever Need to Know About Hand-Made GlassblowingThe beauty that overflows from every facet that shinesa happy beama stolen kiss at the rima rainbow burst just from confines the world may scream irrelevancefor me its an act of reverenceto those hands that burntto mould itto those lips that blewlife in molten sandto those eyes that sawthe beauty to last athousand years.- Subuhi AkhtarGlass is one such majestic and magnanimous medium, though completely mouldable yet goes through a tricky and very temperamental process of melting and cooling. Composed of something as down to earth, literally, SAND – still finds...

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Colored glass décor ideas for Residences

Colored glass décor ideas for Residences

We believe that your home should impersonate you, carving your sensibilities and aesthetic onto walls, ceilings, and tables. A lot of thought has to be put in order to pick the right, spot-on décor that suits the theme of your home. Articulating the very essence of every wall, your décor should have a story of its own to tell, a cryptic expression yet to be put forth. Decorating a residence isn’t as easy as one might think. We believe decorating a home needs originality and intellectual insight that has to be incorporated into your decor. If decoration is an art,...

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