Amazing Temple Lightscapes


Sri Kalahasti temple

Amazing temple and monuments Lightscapes By: Fountainhead Design

Fountainhead Architects is a Hyderabad based architectural firm.

Sri Kalahasti Temple 

This ancient temple is dedicated to Shiva (one of the 5 temples celebrating Shiva as the embodiment of the primary elements, here as air )

Sri Sailam 

This is one of the 12 Jyotirlingam shrines of Shiva.

Temple @ Vontimetta

 Vontimetta is a small place in Cuddapah district in Andhra Pradesh.

Temple @ Vontimetta

Sri Sailam

Sri Kalahasti

Sri Sailam

This is an ancient temple with fort like walls, towers, sprawling courtyards and a lot of sculptural work. This huge temple is built in the Dravidian style  and is one of the finest specimens of Vijayanagar architecture.

And the Belum Caves ?

Belum Caves is located in Kurnool district in State of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Archaeological survey of India has found remnants of vessels in the caves dating back to 4500 BC.

Belum Caves is the second largest cave in Indian sub-continent.

Belum caves

(All images courtesy Fountainhead Design

(Another of my post on temple architecture here.) 


The Pomegranate Journey


Way to fitness

(the Fitness centre reception at kaya kalp)

It wasn’t the ultra luxurious look which drew my attention to this spa – Kaya Kalp at ITC Mughal at Agra.

The traditional elements of Mughal landscaping and architecture caught my attention.

The heady mix of Ayurveda and Mughal legacies held me mesmerized.

On one side there are different tones of white in entire design; on the other Pomegranate (liet motif) trail runs dramatically across-along the white floor as an inlay red engineered stone.

The architecture of the spa is also inspired by the use of space in Mughal architecture as specifically in ‘Fatehpur Sikri’.

The 99000 square feet spa is only a few months old (launched May 2008) and has already been rated by Tatler‘s as ‘world’s best city spa’.

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Weaver’s magic


Designers: Basketry of Villaines-les-Rochers @ Vannerie


A few everyday objects, some unique objects and few architectural installations & structures by artisans of Villaines-les-Rochers, a small village in France. The Basketry Cooperative of Villaines-les-Rochers has some amazing creativeness to offer. Continue reading Weaver’s magic

Modern Sun Room


rear garden – sun room

Architects: Cantrell & Crowley

Today I feel like hiding in this modern sun room (a brilliant beautiful design!) or

run away to a terrace like this!

Because this week was one such week where I could not get rid off a feeling that I am such a small common man who can’t change anything about abysmal lethargy shown by our administration!

Cantrell & Crowley is a Dublin based architectural firm. 


A clothes rack – Dino


Dino clothes rack

Designer: Lincoln Kayiwa @ Kayiwa Oy

This Helsinki based young designer has ability to turn everyday objects into utterly functional by lending an innovative touch.

Earlier it was TUKAANI eating device – chopsticks made easy for us (the uninitiated).

Now Kayiwa has dug up Dino in the form of clothes racks. I love the flowing form and it is very functional too. It can be put in a wardrobe, cloakroom, boutique, and foyer. Because of it’s different size and height hangers; children and adults can use with much ease. Hangers are numbered for public places.

Linclon Kayiwa designs environment friendly, functional & beautiful products and produces from his own product design company Kayiwa.

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