Jan 29, 2011

Tenmoku pottery - Designs Inspired by Nature !

     During a recent visit to Malaysia, I had a chance to feast my eyes on this skilled pottery work from a showroom called Tenmoku pottery.... Tenmoku pottery is a Malaysia brand name that has been established since late 80's. The concept of fossil-like imprints using actual elements such as leaves or twigs create a real life experience for the beholder. Combining the knowledge and idea of both modern and traditional art, Tenmoku pottery offers a treasure of arts and crafts inspired by the beauty of nature. Each creation is hand painted with inspiration of the designs derived from nature itself, hence called "Designs inspired by Nature". (Excerpt : Letter of Authentication given from Tenmoku Pottery). 
It's really amazing to know how much one can learn from travels..., isn't it ? 

 Stunning collection of ceramic blue vases ...

 Table vase with spiral artwork..
 Aroma burner with twig like patterns ..
Nature inspired tea set with earthy tones ..
I love these mugs...with their quirky handles..
Guess a certain blogger friend is gonna luv these
peacock-shaped candle holders ...;-) 
In harmony with nature ..!!
Lovely lamb figurines...
Potpourri holders - Designs inspired by Floral patterns..

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So,any time you visit Malaysia, don't forget to come back home with a piece of tenmoku pottery if you are a pottery lover like me... !!

Have a great weekend !!

I have stayed from the blog sphere for a long while.. isn't it....??? Reason - A week long vacation... and work that was in the back log becos' of the same..... Anyways, friends.. Hope to connect with you all through this blog more often from now onwards....the simple reason being I missed you all ...  !! Relax, and have a great weekend !!!

Jan 7, 2011

A Giveaway @ Saffron and Silk

      The talented Kamini of Saffron and Silk is having a giveaway here.  The winner will be announced on January 15th. 

If the winner is in US he /she  gets this.

If the winner is in India he / she gets this. 

Keeping my fingers crossed as I instantly fell in love with this painting when I saw this last year in her blog. Don't you think that this is such a brilliant piece of work to possess.... ?!?!

Jan 5, 2011

Thank You.. .The Key Bunch

      There was one mail today in my mail box that made my day - that was from Rekha, saying that my home has been featured at their blog. I am over-excited, as this is the first time my home has been featured in one of the blogs. Thank You Rekha and Sharon ;it feels great to be featured on your website.

Memorable Days in Japan - 1

     What better way to start the first blog post of this year than by writing about something that would be etched in your memory for ever...!!! If there is one thing that still excites me whenever I think or talk about it, then it is my trip to Japan a couple of years back. Before the travel , I had mixed feelings from what I had heard about the country , the people and especially the food that is commonly available over there…But  I  enjoyed every moment of my stay, and on my return trip I never wanted to come back..I missed Japan  for a very long time... !!!   
Violet Orchids,  that each passenger is given
  in Thai Airways.
(We travelled to Japan via Thailand.)

 Aerial view of the Land of Rising Sun....Taken 
before the plane landed at Narita Airport, Japan.

     Most of the Japanese do not know English, but there is nothing to worry about as maps of every tourist spot is available in almost all railway stations. Also,the Japanese are very friendly people, they go out of the way to help us out, mostly by taking us to the right corner when we ask for directions. Before my trip, I was already prepared with a printout of the English-Japanese translation of some essential words,but except for one or two instances it was almost unnecessary; Why would it be when we had fun mostly with sign languages ?!?! 

       If there is one place that should be visited if you intend to travel to Japan, then it is the  Hakkejima Sea Paradise which is one of the largest aquariums of Japan. The island has an undersea viewing tunnel that is filled with several marine living creatures and also there are dolphin shows, merry-go-rounds and other amusement rides.This is a great place suitable for sight seeing in a leisurely manner ,where both the old and young will lose track of time once they are inside the island.

Breath-taking views of  Sea paradise
Colorful fish swimming in the undersea tunnel.

Performance by Sea lions : Bowing in Japanese style.

He Luks cute right ?!! with his snowman cap.

Kids feeding the ducks ...

Fureal Lagoon  : Performance by Penguins.
Here you can actually touch the dolphins and penguins.

Blue Fall : A 107 m vertical fall , that leaves you breathless.
The way the car falls down along with the sound of drum beats 
is sooo exciting.. Imagine yourself being dropped from 100 metres..!

Snaps clicked during the Island Tour.

Is this what you call pet-fashion  ?

Hi dears, I know I have deviated from what the blog banner says at the top. Hope you will not mind... !!! 
Hope you all a had a great time with me, traversing back to my memories of 2008...!!!