The Making of Our Atelier

We moved into our Studio home in October last year and began immediately renovating the space into a workable atelier. What started as a hopeful idea of a three-month project, slowly morphed into a full year saga. There were many a night we had to gently remind ourselves that the journey is the adventure. Our … Read more

DIY Pallet Bathtub Flowerbed

We inherited an iron bathtub with the house which we gleefully pulled out of the bathroom to make room for a wider shower space. There was no way this tub was exiting the house down the staircase and neither were we going to push it off the balcony. So before anyone to could come up … Read more

A Year Gardening

When we set our bags down at our new “home” we found it came with a large, overrun garden. The need to connect with this land was almost instantaneous: there was no doubt that we suddenly wanted to care for the land and grow our own, organic food. Needless to say, we were totally inexperienced … Read more

DIY Bulb Vases

The Bulb Vase DIY

You’ll Need: Bulb(s) Matchbox / lighter Screwdriver Pliers Nylon thread Gloves Plastic mat / paper sheet We used an old 2-pin bayonet bulb and some clear/transparent 1mm nylon thread. How To: 2. Begin by removing the pins from each side of the bulb with the pliers. They are tightly embedded in there so gently wiggling … Read more

Lesson 101 in Plant Propagation

We were fortunate to be introduced to Mitraniketan and its ethos of self-sufficiency. In addition to pottery and ceramics we are also interested in organic farming so when we discovered the KVK (farm science centre) we took the opportunity to visit the facility. One morning, Mr. Marimuthu the manager of KVK, took us on a … Read more

This Way to Vipassana - Vipassana Meditation

My Vipassana Meditation Experience

I had and have times where I didn’t or don’t feel well at all, my mind is running wild, endless thoughts, sleepless nights accompanied with aimless time killing during the day. And so meditation, “relaxing” and “controlling” the mind, sounded really good and familiar to me. It sounded similar to what I tried during the days … Read more