Saturday, 24 May 2014

A Crate of Vase

A bunch of bottles - abstractly painted and put together in the form a crate that acts as a vase.

I had these several small glass bottles at home, so thought of making individual painted vases out of them. But that thought did not excite me too much. So I was playing around with these bottles, thinking of what and how can I make them more interesting. That’s when I got this idea of stacking them up & gluing them up together, so instead of making ‘a vase’ I can make ‘a crate of vase’.

 I then spray-painted those individual bottles white after wrapping up some tape on them, so that these bottles looked nice and abstract. Then the bottles were glued together, side-by-side. Now the only things to add were individual stem-flowers; each bottle to house one flower.

The best thing about this arrangement is that the flowers remain individual yet the entire crate of vase cohesively looks beautiful. We can play around with the arrangement of flowers by having all different colored ones, or flowers paired and placed in twos. Symmetrical/ asymmetrical placement, all would look wonderful. Also, the number of bottles in the crate can be altered as per need – 2, 4, 6, would all look great.

I love the simplicity and vividness of this vase. I am a big fan of fresh, colorful flowers within the house. They surely brighten and cheer up your day, every time you glance up at them.

Flowers are the best way to enhance any living space. With so much variety in color and forms, a new bright & fresh look can be created every single day.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Autumn Blossoms

A branched twig converted into a jewelry/ key holder

Nature is the best inspiration humanity is bestowed with. So is it with our homes.

I found this regular leafless branch lying de-rooted in my building compound. I thought, If used aesthetically, the angular branching of these twigs would provide a great visual treat for our homes.

So, I took the branch, and firstly, axed it to the required size. Also the length of the branches was cut to provide good visual balance. Then orange colored wool was wrapped around the branches till a sizeable mass was made.  These wool cocoons would act as bumpers to help make sure the keys or jewelry do not slide down; also earring can be pierced in them to stay. The branch is then potted with moss for stability. And that’s about it!

The potted-branched twig looks like a quasi tree: with colorful sprouting which helps lift the dead wood and provides the functionality for home use. Put this blossoming tree on your dresser – and let you and your reflections admire the beauty of it.

Nature is a brilliant source to make our homes look good. Use natural elements (like leaves, woods, flowers, etc.) with a twist of functionality to make it more meaningful for home utility.