Thursday, June 30, 2011

Postage Stamps!

In the world of Emails, SMS, BBMs, Facebook, Twitter...we have forgotten our postal services. Well we do need it for a few official works, but that's when we 'NEED' it, else almost everything can be done on Internet. And with this amazing Postal Service, we forgot those beautiful postage stamps. Started with my maternal-aunts in their childhood, I continued to update that red stamp collection book. This reminded me while using US Postal Service. Around the world, different countries have different designs and layouts of postage stamps. Just thought of looking at some of the Indian Postage Stamps. There is a huge list of Indian postage stamps, see here. While searching for this post. I came across this amazing link which showcase stamps in India year by year, see here.

Children's Day Special

Children's Day Special

Children's Day Special

So did you get new inspiration for next Design??

Monday, June 27, 2011

completed one year of wedded happiness!

Yeah! guessed it right, 
Gaurav and I just completed one year of our marriage on 23rd June 2011... I really can't believe that its been a year already....time really flies!!... and we were on our Anniversary vacation to Cancun, Mexico and came back last night....
it was a wonderful and relaxing holiday away on a different land...

soon I'll update about our Cancun trip on 'Jab We Ghoooom!
keep reading...keeping enjoying life....keep designing your life!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

We scored 56!

hey all my lovely readers...

Today I received a mail from
They say,

"Dear Sonam Srivastava,
The new score for your blog Designing Life is now 56.
How does IndiRank work?
It's like runs in a game of cricket - the higher the score, the better your IndiRank. Blogs are evaluated on a scale of 1-100, with 100 being the highest. Several blogs may share the same score.
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Keep blogging,
The IndiBlogger Team

Thankuuu all for the support, hope we reach 100 soon!

Keep reading, take care and smile always,

keep Designing Life!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Moroccon Style

Since I am living here in USA, I have become a big fan of HGTV, Home & Garden Television. I love all, ALL the programs and designers. I watch it the whole day, even the repeats! You can say I am addicted to it ;)
Well, recently I have since a lot of Moroccan Architecture and Style. It's the new 'in' thing in home decor. So thought my friends might like it. Moroccan Style is a new Trend in decoration. Infact right now too my HGTV is on, and they just showed a Moroccan makeover of a living room. So here are some pictures that might inspire you for some projects.

note: all pictures are from google images

products inspired by Moroccan Style

starting with the architecture...

then the Door...

then come the walls, tile

with the walls, come the draperies...

and for floor, some rugs & cushions

and the room divider...

now beautiful romantic lights!

let's have some storage solutions...

real stylish ones too...

and couches...

a few accent chairs!

the coffee & end tables...

finally accessorize...

here are some examples of Moroccan Riads' interiors

Have a look of some Moroccan makeovers by HGTV.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Casa Loma, Toronto

May 2011...
Experience the royal life of a bygone era at Toronto's renowned Casa Loma It was originally a residence for financier Sir Henry Mill Pellatt. Pellatt lived as the richest man of Canada and died being a penny-less poor guy, and the Castle shows it all. He started to build the castle in his glorious days but couldn't complete it. Now Casa Loma is an incomplete home museum. Lets have a sneak-peak into the castle.

different views of the castle

view of CN Tower from the castle gardens

castle's gardens

a few stuffs that caught my eyes
the sculptures on walls

the chandeliers   
the carvings

sculpture with two clocks

giant old piano

marble carving over the fireplace  

wall decor

now peek-a-boo in rooms

view from the top tower of the castle

Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, thank you for visiting my castle!