Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Takashi Tomo-Oka [photography]

Artist photographer Takashi Tomo-oka's work is about 
stillness and restraint.His subject is mainly flowers 
and plants, and begins with a patient study of the 
shape of a plant as it grows.Watching how a stem curves, 
how a bloom opens.He then makes a sketch, 
creating a diagram of how he wants the plant 
to look as a photograph,accounting for the ample white 
space that gives his images their modern edge. 

 Printing on washi paper, has a softening effect upon 
these austere photographs .

These works embody the principles of WABI-SABI—an 
aesthetic ideal based on finding beauty in 
imperfection and impermanence.
These works explore not just the beauty of plants 
but also their dark side—dying leaves or ones 
eaten by bugs, rotting berries, even poisonous weeds …


Pared down to its barest essence, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It's simple, slow, and uncluttered-and it reveres authenticity above all.

Wabi-sabi is underplayed and modest, the kind of quiet, undeclared beauty that waits patiently to be discovered.

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A little different.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Brilliant !

spotted this in Bandra yesterday !
I think it's brilliant ........

Addicted !!

One of the best face masks ever !

2 Hair products that actually, really and totally deliver what they promise.

Kiehl's is finally available in Mumbai at Palladium. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


How beautiful are these installations 
by Fedor van der Valk dutch botanist and artist.

Pot less,around a root ball,suspended by string.
If you live in AMSTERDAM you can buy his works,
 else I guess you'll have to do-it-yourself 
OR for those living in India,you can get the mali 
to do it.  

If anyone tries this at home please do let me know.

I first saw this work at www.
go here to read more....

this photo reminds me of ALEXANDER GORLIZKI's work 

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Astier de Villatte !


Astier  de Villatte
Is now available at Le Mill !

These devine pieces of parissienne china are handmade in Paris 
of black terra cotta and finished with a milky white glaze. 
At Le Mill You’ll find wafer thin glazed platters, 
plates, bowls, pitchers and mugs ……

These exquisite handmade pieces are crafted from 
black terracotta clay using a special technique
which leaves deliberate imperfections on the surface.

 Each piece is unique !

These piece couldn’t further away 
from mass produced .
 Whatever you pick up you can be sure that
no two pieces are exactly alike.

photos above by me !!

Astier de Villatte is a 15-year-old lifestyle 
company founded by Benoît Astier de Villatte 
and Ivan Pericoli.

Their products are created in a Bastille workshop
that used to house Napolean's silversmith.

The are best known for their 18th- and 19th-century
inspired handmade ceramics.

They work with 20 a team of twenty ceramicists 
(perhaps the biggest in Paris) who make pottery 
the way Benoît's father taught him 
and his siblings.

Made with black terra-cotta clay 
                finished with a milky white glaze.

Astier de Villatte also produces AGENDAS, 
          and it’s own rage beauty products, including
hand creams.

check out their fab web site

I want ....

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