Friday, 28 June 2013

Store Review ~ Design 5


What I love about Colours Dekor, is the fact that I get to meet such inspiring people, share their dreams, aspirations and get to know them a little better... each step of the way I'm amazed, intrigued and motivated by their lives... 

and now, Im telling you about my conversation with Molly, of Design5 

Molly, tell us a little about yourself :

I have a university diploma somewhere, for fine art and design that sparked a life long practice. I’ve created projects across various communication disciplines of design. Graphic, space, 3D, identity, logos et al. After a stint of almost 12 years, I decided to chase my dreams, than somebody else’s. Out of this dream was born – Design5 Studio. 
Tell us a little about Design5

Design5 Studio started in 2006 out of my love for creating 'functional' design. I create 'eco-whimsical' upcycled decoupaged products  out of eco-­‐friendly wood pieces. 
What is different about your design or your products

I believe that design is functional, design is human. Not virtual. Because it is meant for people. For a purpose. If it does not communicate, holds no interaction, then it is not design. I take items that others may consider to be junk and create products that I consider 'whimsical and fun.' My designed products reflect my belief that a good design touches you. Tickles you. At times, hopefully, even leaves you amazed.
A visually stunning graphic piece of work that arouses your senses. Any of them. Sometimes all 5 of them. 


Perfectly understand your concept about design, but what really makes Design5 different.

All Design5 products are handmade by me. Each is a unique piece. No two finished products will look the same here at our studio. I make all these products out of wood, taken from rejected old furniture pieces, that people usually throw out. So, a Wall Clock could very well have been a chair, a table or even someone’s front door! 
Give us a little demo of how things are done at Design5.

I pick out the most usable bits and cut them into usable sizes. The wood surface is scrubbed clean, made even & smooth. Then cut and fixed into desired shapes and sizes. Later I 'primer' them. This particular step out of the entire process, is the most cumbersome and toughest bit. It takes usually 2-­‐3 weeks to get enough wood for one set of products, ready for designing.
The  next step is easier. The wood products are decoupaged with my self-­‐designed paper. Later I seal them up with a waterproof  sealant. Some details can be added at the end…if I feel like it!!   


When  you buy a product from me, you can also get an opportunity of getting a unique customized, one of a kind product, made especially for you or your loved ones!! 
I immerse myself in the details. I have a knack for what I do. I live what I do. I love what I do. 
 

without a doubt, if you like what you see... visit Design5, and follow her on Facebook and she blogs at Design Five Studios as well.... 

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Inspiring corners


No prizes for guessing who this home belongs to... 

Yes, this home belongs to Preethi from IndyaKaleidoscope... Here are a few images of her old home... to inspire you... motivate you.. and make you want to start making your home look gorgeous... 


These are corners from her home that I totally envy... 


Simple, and easy decor ideas that anyone could create in their homes.. .


Her love for everything Indian is clearly visible in her store... 


and some of the stuff.. can be found in her gorgeous little store... 


Oh.. what can I say.. Total woman power!! 








I sure hope you found enough mid-week inspirations... *sigh*... 

If you've got such stunning corners... email me on coloursdekor@gmail.com

Monday, 24 June 2013

The Weekly Story ~ wk 21


I spent most of the weekend... thinking of a makeover.. 

Actually not a makeover.. just that I haven't settled properly in my new home.. (as in the colour of the walls still dont match the colours of the cusions)... *grins*.. 

So today, I share my secret... 10 ways to a home makeover.. *smiles*.. 


Do join 'The Weekly Story' linky party ~ open from Monday through Wednesday every week.. ... ... ...
  1. Do a post on your blog, about ANYTHING! and it can really be anything – example – a fun recipe you tried out, a craft project, a DIY, a table top, a few candles, coffee with friends or a good book or a movie review… The list is endless… just about ANYTHING… and anything about YOU !! *smiles* ... It can also be 'anything pretty' ...
  2. Original photographs only... No images from other websites or magazines please!! This is about YOU.
  3. Link back to my blog.... only as a courtesy, so we have more people joining the party.
  4. Copy the 'permalink' from your post (not the link to the front page of your blog).
  5. Add your 'permalink' to the 'inlinkz' at the bottom of this post.
  6. Click the link before you. Don’t forget to comment and if you like the blog, please follow!!
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Friday, 21 June 2013

kwikdeko ... for walls with character and more

You know how much I love wall decor or wall decals.. so when I found Kwikdeko.. I was totally overjoyed...

Now here is a secret : I've selected something from their store for my home... Do you think you can guess what... ?? *smiles*... Go on.. check their store.. and leave me a comment.. I might just surprise you with a special something... if you get the answer right.. *grins*



Kwikdeko Wall Decals Review
  About the Company and Key People:
  1. Kwikdeko.com is India’s one and only company dedicated only to wall decals.
  2. Has a strong customer base all across India and selling wall decals at the lowest price one can expect.
  3. India’s leading portal in home decor.
  4. kwikdeko has delighted thousands of customers with best product and customer services.


With an aim to modernize Indian homes and work places, Shashank Shekhar (CEO and Co-Founder) came up with this unique concept of affordable and gorgeous looking wall stickers which can be easily applied on the walls of your home and can be re-positioned in case of goof-ups. Shashank Shekhar is the creative mind behind kwikdeko’s success and very well supported by his partner Dr. Amit S. Talabot (COO, Co-Founder). Shashank is a B.Tech from a reputed college and with an experience of more than seven years in web development and designing he has been fixing up several technical stacks of various brands and e-commerce websites. While on the other hand, Dr. Amit is a doctor by profession and a Java script ninja who works and supports Shashank in all the technical issues related to kwikdeko’s website. WOW Features:
  • Best price affordable by every class of people
  • Quick and Easy to Use
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee
  • Free Shipping Policy
  • Cash on Delivery Available
  • Home Delivery All Across India
  • Safe Shipping

Product and Services: kwikdeko.com deals in wall decals aka wall stickers only. In fact, we recently have started taking orders for custom decals as well. We intend to be quick in service and we have affordable, cheap yet extravagant in looks wall stickers for kids room, living room, bedroom, kitchen etc. starting with Rs 389/-only. kwikdeko’s store is online, open 24/7. We do not have a physical store. We have following categories of wall decals with us:
  1. Wall decals for Kids room
  2. Living Room
  3. Bedroom
  4. Trees
  5. Custom Wall Decals (personalized decals for the walls of your home, office, nursery, kid’s room, company logo etc.)
  6. Wall Quotes

kwikdeko in the News: kwikdeko has been featured:
  1. The Hindustan Times Newspaper
  2. Sulekha.com
  3. GoodHomes Magazine India
  4. Nominated for Cosmopolitan blog Awards 2013

If you want to know more, check out their website http://www.kwikdeko.com/ , give a call at +91 9686-896-204 or shoot an email at shashank@kwikdeko.com

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Blog find ~ JustKraft


Finding a new inspiring blog is always an enriching experience... Today, Im introducing you to JustKraft a bundle of talent... and abundance of creative ideas...I'll pass the mic to Aditi ...

I am Aditi Agarwala Marketing Manager by profession, artist at heart and passionate dancer.  My life till now has been very fun filled with few ups and downs but I enjoyed it all.
I started traveling when I was just 5 years old. Having travelled almost whole of India, I am awed by the use of bold colors in households, temples, rickshaw and truck, graffiti’s, shops and everything I looked around. Bright colors like red, yellow, purple and even orange embracing the exteriors of small & cozy houses. After visiting places like Hampi, Kodaikanal, Mysore, Pipli and many more, I understood that these colors are taken from Nature itself.
All these trips helped me design this Diwali rangoli..

I found the vividness of handicraft to be the soul of Indian culture, tradition and thoughtfulness.
Artisans created not for earning but to feel the pleasure and bliss of colorful creation.
My fascination for colorful handmade kept growing with every trip of mine, be it traveling through big cities or small towns.  Photographs, Art, Design, Home-D├ęcor and Architecture of Incredible India inspired my creativity and inquisitiveness further to create and play with colors. 

I would say my deep rooted love for Indian Culture enticed me towards learning classical dance, music, painting and performing arts. These learnings gave me a new perspective to look at the various shades of life and present them through my handicrafts.
These are some happy moments……

 ……..these are some calmer moments!!


My idea of craft not always reflects utility aspect. For me it is way to define myself and communicate my thought process. Lot of thoughts conjure in my mind before I sit down for actually creating something.
So, while even giving gifts to friends and relatives I make sure it is handmade and very personalized which makes the person at the receiving end feel special.


I started my blog to archive all colorful creations which I come up with and also share about those I appreciate who have the urge for creation.
JustKraft is all about colors, beauty and handmade!!


Monday, 17 June 2013

The Weekly Story ~ wk 20


Its Monday again... I have no clue where half the year has gone.. *sigh*.. and its holiday season already.. Have you planned your holiday? What are you upto?


I wonder why the architects and interior designers of our home decided to make blue so prominent ... anyway... I wanted a space for the girls to draw and show off their skills.. LOL.. or whatever they have of it.. 

So we painted this wall with black board paint.. Its absolutely love to see the wall change every now and then... 


Do join 'The Weekly Story' linky party ~ open from Monday through Wednesday every week.. ... ... ...
  1. Do a post on your blog, about ANYTHING! and it can really be anything – example – a fun recipe you tried out, a craft project, a DIY, a table top, a few candles, coffee with friends or a good book or a movie review… The list is endless… just about ANYTHING… and anything about YOU !! *smiles* ... It can also be 'anything pretty' ...
  2. Original photographs only... No images from other websites or magazines please!! This is about YOU.
  3. Link back to my blog.... only as a courtesy, so we have more people joining the party.
  4. Copy the 'permalink' from your post (not the link to the front page of your blog).
  5. Add your 'permalink' to the 'inlinkz' at the bottom of this post.
  6. Click the link before you. Don’t forget to comment and if you like the blog, please follow!!
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Friday, 14 June 2013

Do you know?

oh how.. I'd do anything to be in this store... with such gorgeous pieces... and my lovely little friend... (who doesn't send anything me any of this lovely stuff)... 

But I'm sure if you go visit her... she'll show you all this and more... and when you are there... don't forget to ask her.. what 'Patty's favorite things in store are'.. *smiles*


The store is Indyakaleidoscope and is located at :

No. 891/A, BNRK Towers, 
1st Floor, 7th A Cross
1st Block, Koramangala
Bangalore - 560034
Phone +91 80 40981536
+91 99166 38543
email: indyakaleidoscope@gmail.com

New hours of operation
Monday - Saturday 10.30am to 7.30pm
Sunday 2.30pm - 7.30pm



This new location is going to be a multi-functional space which will be store, activity and learning center. People are welcome to write to Preethi to conduct workshops, craft jam up's, small meet ups of artists, bloggers, creative non profits, Etc. 

The idea is to able to use the positive energy of the place and convert it into creative work. 


and I've got so many workshop ideas in my head... If I was there.. I'd love to conduct workshops... in that store.. *sigh*.. How lovely!! 




I'd love to sit here.. and have chai with her... and share some gossip... while you shop... *smiles*


So if you like what you see... like them on facebook... as they continue to update more products... Happy shopping!! 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

DIY : newspaper Lady Bug

When I saw Diana Crasta's blog, I simply had to share it with you... Another bundle of talent ... a qualified interior designer ... who during her spare time passionately makes gorgeousness from junk.... 

Sharing today, is her tutorial - making a Lady Bug from newspaper... This can even be used as a gift box... 


Take a ‘four pages’ newspaper. Fold it from the center. Fold it again from the center. Cut through the center (the previous fold). After cutting you will get four such strips. Start rolling from one end of the strip with the help of a knitting needle. Keep tightening it while rolling. Once you cross the center of the strip, take it in your hands and continue rolling. At first some will find this rolling a bit difficult and tiring but it becomes easier as you proceed. Put glue at the end and roll to finish it. After finishing it will look like this. Let’s call this a ‘roll’ for our reference. Some points which you need to remember while rolling: Keep tightening, try to make the roll as long as possible. The ladybug which I am making now is a small one. So for this I’ll need around 15 rolls.




Take a roll and flatten it except for the end portion (around 4 inches). Measure 1 inch, fold and glue it.
Start rolling it without putting glue as shown in the picture. Once you reach the end of the roll put little glue inside the roll. Take another roll and insert it inside the first one. Again flatten the roll (including the joint) except for the end portion. Repeat the process and continue rolling. Remember that the shape you get should be oval. I have used around 7 rolls. Now put pressure from one side to get a dome kind of a structure. Let’s call this a ‘dome’ for our reference. The outside portion of the ‘dome’. 



Make another dome but a smaller one this time. I used 4 rolls for the smaller piece. Now we will make the legs of the ladybug. Take a roll and flatten it. Measure half an inch, fold and glue it. For the ‘dome’ we had not put glue before rolling. But this time we need to put glue and then roll it twice. Secure it with a clip till it dries. Take the smaller dome with its inside portion facing upwards. Measure its height and accordingly cut the roll to make the leg. See the next image for better visual clarity. Make four legs and glue them on the sides of the smaller dome.


Take a soft cardboard which can be rolled easily. Glue the cardboard around the legs and the dome as shown in the pictures below.



Now take a roll and glue it at the top edge of the cardboard. Now we will be covering the cardboard with a thick cloth thread as shown. Start winding the thread from below the roll at the edge which we glued just now. Continue winding it till you reach the legs.



Finish it by gluing the thread behind one of the legs. Now take a roll and wind it twice so that its diameter is smaller that of the rolled cardboard. After winding it twice cut the roll and glue to finish it. Glue it at the center of the bigger dome. This prevents the head of the ladybug from falling or slipping. The head & the body of the ladybug are ready. Follow the pictures below and paint accordingly. With a marker draw the outlines on the head or the bigger dome as shown in the pictures below. Follow the pictures below and paint accordingly.





And if you try this.. don't forget to share a picture with me... on coloursdekor@gmail.com