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I love texture and style! Well, I love to mix 'texture and style'... to add a little drama and dimension to a space... to achieve a sense of comfort and intimacy. My world is stylistically fluid and I don't want to follow any design 'rule' -;)
Borobudur, Central Java, 9th century] Rulers of the Sailendra Dynasty built Borobudur some time between AD 750 and AD 850. This vast monument is a harmonious composition expressing both the shape of the cosmos and man's spiritual quest.
I've taken thousands of photographs of this colossal monument, some of those are coming soon on this space. The supremely gorgeous landscape of Central Java, those beautiful green rice fields, traditional rice growing kampung, villages of terracotta-tilled houses, magnificent temples and 'stupas', all overlooked by soaring volcanic peaks, still lingers in my mind.
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Asian style.. A design blog doesn't mean just about 'pretty pictures'. It is about love, about life, about home. Your home...my home...our homes... Home is where love never ends and memories are created. Have a great weekend folks :) All pictures are mine and subject to copyright. Linking: betweennapsontheporch savvysouthernstyle handymancraftywoman
"Life, when reduced to its simplest, the tale is essentially a love story with a fairytale overtone." -Unknown. Well, I am in love with Bengal Kantha... the simple running stitch and its fairytale outcome. This love story began long back, during my high school days and the saga continued -;) So, when the whole design and styling world is caught by this beautiful Kantha craze, (Kantha is one of the most popular art form of Bengal) here is my humble attempt to 'draw' a tell on a piece of tasar silk. My DIY kantha throw and a close up...
It's indeed a little time consuming I did it little by little over my free time... but it totally worth it, as the immense satisfaction you get at the end.
Thinking of those good old days when all those women folk from rural Bengal used to draw (yes, here I'm purposefully not using the word 'sew') incredible stories on soft, recycled saris/dhotis with intricate stitches. Looking forward to your valuable feedback :) images: mine and copyrighted. Linking: betweennapsontheporch savvysouthernstyle handymancraftywoman