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Broken Beauty

May 30, 2017 0 comments, on Lab Nilaya

By Rajvi Mehta and Malini Aikat
The Japanese don’t like to throw anything away. Wastage is regretful. This idea is referred to as ‘mottainai’. Linked to this idea is the concept of ‘wabi sabi’ which is finding beauty in the imperfect. The Japanese will take cracked objects and fill the cracks with gold dust, silver or platinum and thus bring to life something entirely new. It is almost like closing and healing wounds or not letting the story of the lives that were connected to this object disappear. 
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Décor Nizam Style

April 26, 2017 0 comments, on Lab Nilaya

By Malini Aikat
A fleur de lis on the wall will immediately signal French royalty. Damasks transport you to Venetian palaces. But what about the furniture to go with such splendour? Well, look what we found. If you were the Nizam of Hyderabad you would’ve had, apart  from 8 wives, dressing tables for them and each dressing table would’ve been worth the GDP of a small country. Have a look. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieJGsSA37gc
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Dippy about Dip Dye DIY

February 14, 2017 0 comments, on Lab Nilaya

By Malini Aikat


It’s as fun as it sounds. We’re pretty excited because we’re holding a masterclass on behalf of Beautiful Homes where we show you simple but awesome dip dye techniques - some of which we’ve used on our Moods of Monsoon collection - with particular focus on Shibori - that oh so breathtaking Japanese art form. Classes will be held on 17th Feb - 11.30am to 12.40pm and on 18th Feb - 4.00pm to 5.10pm. Sign up at https://www.facebook.com/events/910165619087187/


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