Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Cute things come in small packages ... or ... small projects ... :)

 Recently I helped do up a show space at a conference for a Graphic Designer (a dear dear friend now) ... the brief was ... I got a table ... and ofcourse ... our purpose was to catch eyeballs. Had a days notice and this arrangement popped up ,with all that was available at hand ...
 
 My all time fav. for arrangements are clear glass jars ... and came in handy here are two of them ... the bell jar and a cylinder one inside it, that is actually holding the lily plant. Oh! yes ... I can be very thrifty and lucky for me the dried ficus stems from the garden came in handy to create a layer in between the two jars ... and of course, love the final look ...





 ... here is the piece as it sat on my sofa table ... all prep'ed and ready to go ... :))
 
 And there we made it to the venue all in one piece ... and as always, every project teaches a lesson ... here I got it again ... sooo ... I never under estimate the power of surprise ... no matter how well prepared I may be ... situations always come up ... and knock the wind out of you ... :)) Please do not miss my graphic designer Smita ... still at work ... while we needed her machine to start running the presentation ... ;)


 ... being a smaller installation ... it wasn't a serious situation ... but last minute change of plans sure ... sure ... sure crop up ... :)


 ... but alls well that ends well ...

... hope you liked a peek into a cute lil' installation we did ... and as always ... flowers ... plants and we got tons of eye balls ... :))

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Designing for pepperfry.com at the India Design 2014 ... Part 1 ... :)

Last month saw me designing for pepperfry.com at the India Design 2014 ... as they showcased their in house furniture line under the brand name Mudra. A gruelling month and half of preparations ...

... saw the metamorphosis of our concepts and design ... from our sketches to the final execution on site ... I'd love to take you on a visual journey through a few moments leading up to the final opening at the cocktail night of India Design 2014 ...

  ... this is quiet what the Pavillion in Hall - C, looked like on the opening night ... not a trace of all the crazy and frantic two nights that went behind the set of the complete show ... us included in all that maddening craziness ... but believe me, as a designer ... sure it saps you ... :) ... but oh! what a heady buzz it gives ... Yup ! I completely forgot the cocktails ... was so high on all the after thrill of 2  sleepless nights ... :)
  Ashish Shah, Co-founder and COO at Pepperfry.com ... as he flew in from Mumbai with rest of the team ... ah! the joy of ... handing over the stall to a thrilled bunch ... talk of instant gratification.

... so I am a bit of a tickler for perfection ... well! at least when it comes to work ... and  leaving nothing to chance we started our prep.'s back at the pepperfry basement.





 :) ... a very co-operative ... enthusiastic pepperfry team ... it's fun to work with people who can be totally hands on ... and sure no complaints as I descended  with all the accents and furniture ... I have them showing me some of the packaging material ... which was to be part of the design concept ... hey! e- commerce right ... :))

... I used the mint line of their furniture for this show ... and all the accents used either accentuated the look or were on similar lines of nautical or Industrial Chic ...

once I had tried the table setting ... I knew I could sleep much better ... :))
Hope, you are enjoying the post ... the next part of this should get you into having a look at the total craziness that unfolds at the venue ... you know, as prepared as you may think you are ... there is always a curve ball thrown at you from out of no where ... :)
So, I'll be back to share some more pictures  ... and oh! will you get an idea of what goes on behind the scenes ... at the shows you go to ... that look so neat, pretty and ... well! you know what I mean ... :))

 
 





Monday, January 27, 2014

A prelude ...


After what has been a super long silence here ... :) ... I thought I'd have no other moment like post Republic Day to share one of my absolute fav. video's. Here's to those who are as much India ... as you and me.
And of course, to admit that this sure is a prelude to introducing you all to something that is very close to my heart. Its going to be a tiny wait  ... but you'll get a peek into what has been going on ... a bit of the while that I disappeared.
If you do feel passionately about this video ... I am pretty sure you'll look forward to the next post coming soon. It sure may have not much visually to do with home and d├ęcor ... but its about life the way I think  ... it makes it worth the while.
P.S - love the video full screen  ... full volume ... :)

Friday, November 29, 2013

A quick hello ... :)

 somedays ... the mind has an over explosion of ideas ... guess! that should be better logic to explain my lack of concentration ... rather than guessing I'm headed down the path to ADD syndrome ...;)) Gosh! but not on the day when I am rather short on work hours ... daylight hours ... kid back early from school and then can't work hours ... :( ... :)) ...

... but then that's just what it is ... after shooing off the ironing guy for tomorrow ... sweet bye-bye's to the maids ... giving a piece of my mind to the crook-of-a stove fixing guy ( insisted all hell would break loose if I didn't get the gas burner's serviced) ... when all I really wanted was the damn knob to be fixed back ... which I'd have taken care of myself ... if only I had the damn screwdriver ... arrrrgh ! ...don't gyp me at 10.00 precious O'clock in the morning ...  

... so while it should be my head getting all *&$@#%  up ... its the primary scratch disk of my editing software that seems all messed up ... ;)) Soooo ... while we wait and I fix ... I look through my pic.'s and well! ... here I am sharing a few of them from the past shoot. Took them while I prepared the room for the styling shoot. And quite as most designer's believe ... shooting what you do ... is a great way to get a third point perspective ... oh! yep ... helps me out a great deal ... no muffling words ... pictures tell you  ... if good is good ... then those ugly spaces  as easily call out your attention too ... :)
Incase you are ever trying out a DIY project in any room at home ... click-click away... :)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Good Mornings are made of these ... :) love from across the globe.

... these are the images of stoles and wraps from our very first collection when we launched ...

 ... I went all out crazy and  had fun with all the happy colors in the world ...

 ...  to hear back from my customers ... who are now very very dear friends ... :)) ... its a completely indescribable feeling ... thankyou Anpu ... join in ... on my wall of happy friends ...
Here's Anpu ...  another  one of my gang of most amazing ... vivacious women ... I know. Knowing them ... having them in my life ... you can't be down and out ... spell it  and there they are with full gusto ... enthusiasm and support ... :)) ...
Mind you  ... we all have most probably never seen or met each other ... we are virtual blogger friends and live in diff. parts of the planet ... :)) ... but non the less ... we are best of friends ... we love each other dearly ... we pray for each other ... and we have even cried in each others pain ... sounds like a complete masala senti story and hell ! it is ... :). I ... oh! so love the comraderie ... :)
Anpu, thanks for bringing it all up with these pictures. And here's a shout out to all you girls ... :) It's great to have you all out there.



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Gentle Reminder ... :))


Incase you've been caught with the whole Diwali festive fever ... aaaaand ... you missed reading about our  Vajri's on sale . Phew ! well ... fret not ... fume not ... it's all fine ... pop by our website ( www.rajeesood.com )... you might not want to miss picking up these  tinsy-winsy beauties for your bathroom vanity ... or your tabletop collection. Either ways ... let not your love be held back ... we pack up on the 12th.of Nov.
Oh! and please don't mind this photograph ... I just got carried away with my editing software ... and sure I'd fail as a graphic designer ... but we are all entitled to some cheeky fun sometimes ... :))

Saturday, November 2, 2013

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