Orange County – Experience the Essence of COORG Resorts
Coorg: Coorg or Kodagu is located in SouthWestern Karnataka. The Coorg customs are quite different from those of the other people of India. The people of Coorg are well known for being hospitable. Coorgs or Kodava people are distinguished from other Indian communities by their queer customs, traditions, beliefs, family structure, food and traditional attire. They offer homestay in Coorg Karnataka.
Coorg is famous for Coffee Plantations and traditionally Coorg is known for other produce like cardamom, pepper, oranges & honey.
Best Places to Visit in Coorg:
Namdroling Monastery, Iruppu Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Talakaveri, Nisargadhama Falls, Brahmagiri Hills, Chiklihole Reservoir, Golden Temple etc.
Orange County: When you step into the portals of Orange County, Coorg, you leave one world behind, and step seamlessly into another: the bygone era of the Gentleman Planter. Ensconced in the cocooned comforts of a lush 300-acre plantation paradise, the resort is perfumed with the subtly intoxicating aroma of coffee and spice. Come, allow the Spirit of the land to infuse your very being, and coax you gently on a personal voyage of discovery.
They have different packages to choose. Please visit their website orangecounty.com for more details. Showcasing few inspiring pictures of Coorg and the Resort.
SHYNA Design Studio: Ready to wear and customized exclusive cholis /blouses & saris designed by Shylaja Ananth and Sangeeta Ananth, a mother-daughter duo combining love for art and fashion and turning it into a brand that caters to consumers who appreciate the beauty and exclusiveness of rich ethnic and contemporary clothing with an edge.
Shyla and Sangeeta lead a highly skilled group of karigars and artisans from Kutch, Jodhpur and Uttar Pradesh who specialize in various types of traditional embroidery. They use traditional forms of heavy embroidery in bridal wear to provide that special richness. Additionally, they brilliantly use these crafts in contemporary wear to create an exclusive look.Every creation is an inspiration on celebrating life.
Shyna Design Studio
No: 734, 22nd Main, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase
Bangalore – 560078
Phone: 080 2658 0924
The new Rajasthan Jewellery Collection by ZOYA- TATA Group
Zoya is a chain of luxury diamond jewellery boutiques in India owned by the TATA conglomerate and is the premium brand of the Tanishq jewellery business. Zoya is both a product and a retail brand and is targeted at the discerning, design-conscious woman who is international in her taste. The boutiques offer mainly diamond jewellery as well as the traditional polki and kundan jewellery.
One of their most remarkable collections is ‘Rajasthan’, a collection inspired by the city of Bikaner. Nestled in the magical landscape of The Great Thar Desert, Bikaner has been witness to changing dynasties, epic battles and a confluence of diverse cultures.
Showcasing few pics from Rajasthan Jewellery Collection
Udatta necklace – Floral motifs in pink tourmalines and large citrine drops form this majestic polka necklace.
Anugrah cuff- A graceful cuff with pink tourmalines and uncut diamonds in yellow gold.
Bangles- Spectacular meenakari bangles in striking colors are decorated with studded kundan polki.
Edha ring- A 22k gold ring resplendent with a bloom of polka diamond petals with an elegant antique-finish flower.
Rings- Floral rings with uncut diamonds and semi-precious colored gemstones in 22k yellow gold made with the repousse technique.
Srjana earrings- This uncut diamond and ruby cabochon floral earring tells a story of royalty, tradition and grace.
Sangam earrings – A pair of earrings in 22k gold with an amalgamation of two different kinds of settings for polka diamonds and stunning gold repousse work at the back.
Pankhudi necklace- A necklace inspired by a flower with elaborate work on the petals with uncut diamonds and on a turquoise beaded cord.
Ichha necklace- Elaborate kundan polka necklace with semi-precious stones and pearls in 22k gold.
Kali pendant- A vibrant portrayal of the red dahlia in 22k gold, polka diamonds and tourmalines.
Shresth Pendant – A round pendant with rose cut diamonds, pearls and enamel work in yellow gold.
Anukul earrings – A unique pair of earrings with assorted semi-precious stones, uncut diamonds and enamel work in yellow gold.
Designer Saree and Lehenga Collection from Arpita Mehta:
Arpita Mehta , a talented girl is nothing but passionate about fashion. Realising her love for all things fashion, she didn’t let even her high science marks come in the way of making her dreams come alive.
Her collections comprise of contemporary ethnic as well as fusion ensembles largely focussing on intricate embroidery consisting of vibrant anchor threads and mirrorwork, used in innovative ways which make her clothes stand out and promise to get you lots of compliments. Arpita has her studio in Juhu, and she also retails at designer outlets such as Aza (Mumbai,Delhi,Chandigarh),Amara (Mumbai) and online shopping websites such as www.perniaspopupshop.com
For more details visit her website.
Designer Arpita Mehta Look Book Collection:
Desginer Arpita Mehta , a talented girl is nothing but passionate about fashion. Realising her love for all things fashion, she didn’t let even her high science marks come in the way of making her dreams come alive.
Her collections comprise of contemporary ethnic as well as fusion ensembles largely focussing on intricate embroidery consisting of vibrant anchor threads and mirrorwork, used in innovative ways which make her clothes stand out and promise to get you lots of compliments. Arpita has her studio in Juhu, and she also retails at designer outlets such as Aza(Mumbai,Delhi,Chandigarh),Amara (Mumbai) and online shopping websites such as www.perniaspopupshop.com
For more details visit her website.
Art and Science of Cooking – Ryan Matthew Smith Food Photography:
Ryan Matthew Smith a talented graduate from the Art Institute of Seattle. His work is truly inspiring bringing food into an other dimension. Since late 2007 he has been employed at Intellectual Ventures in Bellevue, WA, as a Digital Imaging Editor and Photographer. Ryan was the principal photographer and photo editor for the highly anticipated book, Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking.
Please check his website for more photographs.
Note: All images are subject to copyright by Ryan Matthew Smith. MinMit is showcasing the best food photography of him.
Kutch is located in Gujarat. It is a land of colour, culture and chronicle. Each Community in Kutch have different styles of embroidery and everything comes under Kutchi Embroidery. Each village in Kutch is home to a unique art form. Many kinds of embroidery such as Meghwal, Mutwa, Rabari, Jat, Debaria Rabari, Aahir, Neran are famous.
The charms of Kutch are embedded into its art. Their bold colourful embroideries can be seen in their clothes, over their walls, on their beds…almost any place around.
Showcasing few Embroideries….Hail to Kutch…inspiration unlimited!
Here are few designs from Gaatha – A Tale of Crafts
Gaatha project was conjured to play that key role of storytelling, and therewith bringing social and commercial benefits to the artisan settlements. Using Gaatha, artisans can directly connect with the global audience. Indian Craft lovers will definitely have to check out this website.
Few Door Decorative Pieces with Kutch Embroidery
Image Credit: Ethnicartsindia
Beautiful Pouches and Handbags of Kutch Embroidery
Skirts and Sarees of Kutch Embroidery
Blouse with Kutch Embroidery
Saree with Kutch Embroidery from RANI PINKK
Bollywood actress Genelia D’Souza wearing colourful Kutch Embroidered Salwar Kameez.
Traditional Kutch Embroidered Shirt for Men.
Bollywood Actress Sushmita Sen along with her Daughter wearing Kutch Embroidered Clothes in Nishika Lulla Kids Fashion Show.
Beautiful Kutch work Saree from UDD
Kutch Embroidered BedSpread (Image Credit: lively-wood)
Jat Embroidery from Danetah Jats. Their style involves closely stitched patterns all over the cloth.
Image Credit: RangDecor – Predominently Indian (One of my favourite Indian Interior Design Blog by Archana Srinivas)
Shoes with Kutch Embroidery
Kutch Embroidered Cushion Covers
Last but not Least to mention, a beautiful Kutch Lady with traditional Dressing and Jewellery.
Beautiful Bonzai Plants for Interiors:
Bonsai Meaning: the art of growing ornamental, artificially dwarfed varieties of trees and shrubs in pots.
Bonzai Plants or Bonsai Trees are the miniature trees that are grown in containers as a form of Japanese art. They are great for small apartments or offices that need a bit of a green touch but don’t have much room for plants. Some flowering trees are also made as Bon sai trees which give much pleasant and colorful look to your interiors. Since many months I was planning to showcase the prettier Bonsai Plants with flowers.
There are many popular varieties of Bon zai – Ficus Bonsai, Yamadori Bonsai, Bougainvillea Bonsai, Wisteria Bonsai, Jade Bonsai, Azalea Bonsai etc.
Japanese famous food Sushi also has a variety called Bonsai Sushi
I am very fond of this Bonsai trees and I guess growing them in such a prettier shape is an artistic hobby with commitment. Hope these pictures will inspire you to evoke a new hobby.
Beautiful Bonsai Flower Plants for Interiors:
Bonsai flower plants or trees are the miniature trees that are grown in containers as a form of Japanese art. They are great for small apartments or offices that need a bit of a green touch but don’t have much room for plants. Some flowering trees are also made as Bonsai flower plants which give much pleasant and colorful look to your interiors. Bonsai plants and fruits on miniature trees fascinate almost everybody. But there are a number of things you must pay attention to if you want to make sure these bonsai tree species will produce the desired flowers and fruits.
Since many months I was planning to showcase the prettier Bonsai plants. I am very fond of this Bonsai trees especially the bonsai flower plants and I guess growing them in such a prettier shape is an artistic hobby with commitment. Hope these pictures will inspire you to evoke a new hobby.
Singer Sunitha Designer Sarees Collection:
Sunitha Upadrashta, is the complete name of our sweet telugu singer sunitha. She is popular Playback Movie Singer, Anchor and Dubbing Artist in Telugu Film Industry. Singer Sunitha is a name, a celebrity that enthralls the hearts of many music lovers with her melodious songs. Her hardwork and efforts made her to reach heights and she is now regarded as “top most singer” in the telugu film industry. Apart from her professional life, she has a very good sense of dressing and her dressing style has received many compliments.
Personally, I am a big fan of her songs and love her dressing sense as well. Showcasing Singer Sunitha Designer Sarees Collection for inspiration!!!
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