Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Art and Decor Exhibition at Taj Mahal Hotel

There is an exhibition of furniture, Art, mirrors, crockery, lamps, accessories, soft furnishings, tableware and lots of other items, which have been inspired by European design - notably French and English - aesthetics.

Doing up a home tastefully takes effort and attention to detail. So even if none of the things at this display is within your budget, taking a look around and educating your eye is a good idea.

In fact, judging from the pictures on the invite, a lot of the furniture looks like what we would find in our grandparents home.

So, what you could do is - realise what value it has and start looking after it. Or try and snap it up at a seconds/garage sale, if you happen to come across one. Better still - get your own sale going with friends and family pitching in.

Anyway, this exhibition is on at the Taj Mahal Palace and Towers in Mumbai, in the Gateway Room from September 3-6, 2010. Splurging is at your discretion and provided it ultimately suits the decor of your home.

For more enquiries, call - 9821055574

Sunday, August 15, 2010

At least One Indian Supermart Encourages Recycling

At least one Indian supermarket is thinking of all those juice cartons people buy from them, and what they could do with it, to keep our environment a little more clean and green.

In Mumbai, Sahakari Bhandar has an 'How to dispose Tetra Paks' initiative that encourages consumers to bring back their empty juice cartons and they are offering recycled gifts on the spot.

For 5 cartons returned, you get a recycled pen.
For 7 cartons returned, you get recycled tissues.
For 12 cartons returned, you get a recycled notebook.
Before chucking a carton into a bin - cut it open and wash it.

A pamplet on recycling also educates consumers on diposing off these cartons in their dry trash bins and not a wet garbage bin because then ragpickers get a better price for it.

Want to know what can be made out of your juice carton? Check out this cool bookmark. It feels like it is made out of expensive hand-made paper instead of a used tetra pack.