Tuesday, November 10, 2020

New Beginnings at New Spaces

Having lived in Delhi for more than a decade and to move from a space we loved the most ,felt like a major leap into the unknown and always brought in a lump in the throat.Like all of us ,the uncertainity of COVID-19 did hit us and cut us off from most of the reasons we were living in the city.The last 6 months were filled with claustrophobic moments but we followed our guts and opted to move miles.More than excitement ,it was always fear and anxiey that gripped the travel and the days after we moved homes.As much as we love our new home so much, we also desperately miss our last home.The home that created a decade of lasting memories. The Garden city was love at first sight.A city where we have walked through the rose gardens ,drank coffees and ate too many good meals and it always was the perfect mix of weather we loved being in .At one point of time ,we always had felt we would end up there some day.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

the home and it’s corners !

Its been a while,life is just been flowing.Photographs always had been a part and parcel.Memories been freezed and framed in mind.travels been made ,but never written.Cups of tea have been devoured.Summers gave way to winters and winters to springs. The  New job of  being the editor of a renowned magazine called Agriculture World is too much of happiness .The mellow  winter evenings were for lonely thoughts and some music!The  Spring of love and joy is here .Here is to some long walks,travels,reading and some blogging.Hoping to be regular :2019.

For the love of romantic corners : the home

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Exploring Tagore and Tagore's Dream House "KOKORO "in Shanthiniketan

“She is our own, the darling of our hearts, Santiniketan.

In the shadows of her trees we meet

in the freedom of her open sky.

Our dreams are rocked in her arms.

Her face is a fresh wonder of love every time we see her,

for she is our own, the darling of our hearts.” –  Rabindranath Tagore

Poet-curator Nilanjan Bandyopadhyay has embarked on the cross-cultural creative experiment in 2016, the centenary year of the Nobel laureate’s first Japan visit.Poet Rabindranath Tagore was so impressed with Japanese arts and architecture that he had once written, had it been possible he would take an entire Japanese house, decked up with its furniture, to Bengal. Over a century after the bard’s first of five visits to Japan in 1916, his dream is materialising in West Bengal’s Santiniketan. 

The team was led by an architect Kengo Sato,  Kazuhiro Aoshima (carpenter), Miku Watanabe (fashion designer), Nobuhiko Kawahara (doll maker), Shigeru Sebe (painter) and Sayuri Hashimoto (mending designer).Minimalism, which is central to Japanese aesthetics, lies at the core of the experiment. “There is nothing that violates the essential spirit of humbleness and sacrifice,” said Sato.

Stepping into the house transports one to a different culture

Full article courtesy https://www.architecturaldigest.in

Friday, March 30, 2018

Hasselholm part 2

Beauty of Hasselholm continues to excite me even today.Its almost going to be an year since we went to IKEA,but beautiful memories remains as part an parcel of the mind..
A toast to the lovely memories again

as I walked and walked all over the streets of Hasselholm

European buildings and lay out

Beautiful doll  house like

spring madness in Hasselholm

nights as pleasant as these 

as i look down

walkways as beautiful

colours as pretty as pastel

white and blues 

ink blues all over 

churches as magnificient as these

old benches


white pompom flowers

beautifully grand

nights as dark as these 

rained and rained..spring rains

beautifully trailing roses

raining beautifully

pink and delicate

All Images courtesy:Lakshmi Arvind

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Thank you Asian Paints!

When i open my windows ,i see opportunities.Everything is possible,you just have to get out of your comfort zone and go get them.

A Sincere "Thank You " from the bottom of the heart To "Asian Paints "for the Collaboration work with me for photography at Pinterest. 

Below are some of the pictures on Boards that are available on Pinterest. 
The link is mentioned as follows. Link:https://in.pinterest.com/lakshmiarvind/

Friday, January 12, 2018

New year and New thoughts:back to blogging spaces!

Wishing all my dear friends a very happy 2018.Its been ages since i have dusted my thoughts and my blog.New year..and the future.It will unfold..its thoughts for us..We live each moment with it.Happy to have come back to my space.My corners which always gave me warmth.I sincerely hope this year will bring me close to blogging and my stories..

Winter Mustards

Warmth of the carpets

Warmth of the browns

December Roses

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

a Journey to Sweden!

                          Thank you for including me and my blog in the journey to Sweden!

A well planned and meticulous trip to Sweden. Perfect relations planned the entire journey amazingly and it was wonderfully executed by India travel Desk(fcm)and thank you Nivedita. There were ten  of us from different backgrounds, different places. It was a wonderful bunch of us travelling all the way crossing oceans and seas  to the wonderful place called Sweden. Nivedita  from IKEA and Neena from Perfect Relations  for accompanying and giving us a wonderful journey of togetherness.There is so much to see and so much to immerse in.What we saw was a glimpse and we all hoped it should have been a little more days more..but good things need an end.Short and Sweet ,as we just got immersed in Almhult..The fairy land of IKEA...Love you IKEA for the love...A flight from Delhi to Munich ,to Copenhagen  and then by train to the lovely beautiful lady like town of the south of Sweden called Hasselholm.

Hasselholm you were too pretty to be captured in my lens,in my eyes. Your beauty is forever in my heart,body and mind. There was something so romantic about this small European Scandinavian place.The small town was so pretty with flowers everywhere,the amazing match box sized buildings,overflowing plants and colourful bounties on the window sills. It looked straight out of a Pinterest Board.

There's something so beautiful in all corners,the cafes all decked up in its own beauty,the earthy and rustic style and down to earth people is what I loved the most. People here know how to take care of this gorgeous country.The scenic beauty is at the best,the sun sets at midnight,the inside of the shops lit in the night,very different from what we see in India.

There's something so wholesome and healthy about Sweden from its scenic beauty to its edible bounty,no day was complete without a long walk on the forested trails around where we lived in Hasselholm. If I close my eyes I can feel me happily wandering in the streets of Hasselholm.

we landed first into munich

beautiful country side,amazing train journeys

small european windows

stacked beautifully,flowers

lovely mauves 

the beautful cafes 
the lovely light falling into the room

beautiful mauves

Images and Ideas :Lakshmi Arvind.
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