Friday, 29 May 2015

Make Money With

I am calling out to all the artists, creative and talented people out there, this post is exclusively for you. Are you struggling to sell your products, artworks or creations and is it difficult for you to find a right platform and buyers online. Then do not worry any more, Design Decor & Disha brings you an opportunity to earn money while you follow your passion. Introducing you to a huge online marketplace where you can sell your products and services free of cost: is an online marketplace to sell your products anywhere and a platform to promote your small business to a world wide audience. Now let's have a look how you can start selling your products. I will categorize the website into two main categories: 1) Buy & 2) Sell.
Ezebee buy sell products

Click on the orange icon that says "marketplace" and you can see the varied variety of products available for you to select, compare and buy. Below is a screeshot of the marketplace.

Ezebee Marketplace

You will see the different categories on the left side panel like- Gift ideas, Women Fashion, Bags, Jewelry, Baby & Kids, Home & Living and many more to narrow your search to find out the perfect gift or product that you are looking for. That's not all there are variety of filters to narrow your search like:
Property (whether product is new, old, handmade, recycled or vintage), 
Occasion (birthdays, anniversary, carnivals etc) or 
Here are some Indian products that I found on ezebee marketplace and liked them a lot. 

Ezebee marketplace

And in case you are looking for all the art and craft materials and supplies then ezebee. com is a right place. While sitting in a comfort of your home you can shop for all your craft supplies from around the world. Whether you are into jewelry making, knitting, sewing, scrapbooking or decoupaging at ezebee. com you will find vast selection of craft supplies. If you are looking for some tutorials and PDF manuals, they have for you.

If you are interested in turning your passion and talent of making one-of-a-kind gifts into a business venture, then hurry and logon to ezebee. com to open your showroom. On their home page click the option 'Open your showroom now' and then follow the steps. That way you will create a showroom for your business where you can open number of different shops for different kind of products. Opening shop on ezebee. com is hassle free with no commissions and fees. 
There are different payment methods available for everyone's convenience. You can choose any of these payment method:
Bank transfer 
COD (Cash on delivery) or
'EZBs - the internal swapping points for ezebee. com where you can buy and sell without using real money and avoiding transaction fees'
It is as simple as that. So don't wait any more and start making money with ezebee. com 
You must be wondering did I open my showroom there! Yes I did and here is the link: ezebee Design Decor & Disha. Though I haven't added all the products yet, but slowly I will as and when I get some spare time.


Try to complete your profile on ezebee. com to improve your visibility on Google and other search engines. You can also write a blog there to tell your visitors about your newest projects, products, how you work, and what you are up to. You can post about your next event to invite your friends and followers and you can upload albums too.
I have found some Indian showrooms on ezebee. com, have a look:

Hope now you have got a good idea about how to open showroom on ezebee. com and start earning money. I have already opened my showroom and lots of visitors are paying visit. I am super excited.
Good luck and I wish you all a great success in your online business. See you there on ezebee. com :)

Wednesday, 27 May 2015


I love expressing myself

through creative ways

as many other bloggers


It doesn't take much to

get my mind flowing

with ideas.

I have a friend who's

birthday was coming up

and I decided on

something pretty

and useful...

Using a vintage wooden hanger I made a 'dress' from a drop cloth.

Then added vintage lace and a doily as the apron for the cutest clothespin bag

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Summer Decorating With Engrave

Let's talk more about Indian summers. Are you making the most of this season, well I am!
From relishing Alphonso mangoes to sitting out on the terrace in the evening and sipping my cuppa, from traveling to some exotic places to spending quality time with family and not to mention, decorating my home for summers which is of course my favorite activity, I am enjoying every bit of this season.  
First let me tell you something more about Engrave. Engrave is now promoting various artists and craftsmen to showcase their talent and make a living out of it. 
They have some amazing and very skilled artisans. You can read more about them on their website Engrave. Now let's have a look of products I have chosen for my home.
I chose this metal cage dome from elan, the world of metallic home decor products started by a very talented Vidushi Gupta Agrawal. You can read more about her and can see her beautiful products on Engrave. I chose turquoise colour as it looks soothing in summers and accented it with yellow, orange and green. 

Decorating With Cage

Isn't it making a perfect summer setting. I loved the finish of this cage dome and colour is oh so summery. This is the another way I am using this cage dome for summer decorating. Few candles and lot of shells & conch, a perfect vignette for summer evenings. I have few more ideas to try with this cage, will definitely share them later. 

Decorating With Cage

See how the turquoise cage pops against the yellow wall. 

Decorating With Cage

The second product I chose is this beautiful canvas painting done by very talented artist Abhinav Kafare. He has his own unique style. You can read more about him and can have a look of his mesmerizing creation on Engrave.

Canvas Painting

See how the colours are complementing each other. Painting is a lovely addition to my gallery wall.

Summer Decorating With Engrave

And here is one more unusual piece of art created by a skilled artist Mukesh Jain, who learned this 'Wire Art' from his father and it has become his passion now. I loved the neat work and this cycle rickshaw some how reminds me the time that spent in Delhi. It has added the charm to my decor. 

Wire Art

If you are also looking for some unusual home decor products and accessories, browse through the Engrave's 'Makers' section and check out what they are offering. I totally loved whatever I saw there.
Click here if you want to shop some amazing Engrave products. 
How you have decorated your home for summers, share with me!

Stay tuned to know about a perfect marketplace for creative people to sell their creations.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Aadab From Hyderabad

I had a wonderful and relaxing vacation in 'city of pearls'. Yes I was in Hyderabad few days ago and enjoyed my stay there to the bits. Though I didn't get a chance to visit all the tourist spots there but yes I made sure that I don't miss visiting a global icon of Hyderabad. Yes you got it right it's Charminar. Architecture of the building is splendid. Design of lotus petals at the base of each minaret is so enthralling. 


Even though I am claustrophobic, I made it through the narrow, crowded and suffocating stairways inside the tower and reached the first floor. What I saw there was spellbinding. I clicked some pictures of the beautiful designs on granite structure. Designs are mix of Indian, Islamic and Persian architecture. 


From the first floor where you see a big clock in above picture I clicked a picture of the Makkah Masjid, that is situated to the west of Charminar. 


To the right side of the minar is this Nizamia Unani Hospital, which is being renovated. It was basking in the sunshine and grabbed attention of lots of tourists.  


There is very famous Laad Bazaar to the west of the minar. Charminar area is over crowded and surrounded by some 14,000 shops. If you love jewelry especially bangles then don't miss a visit to this bazaar. 
Shilparamam, a night bazaar is an excellent place filled with variety of arts and handicrafts. It was perfect place for me to enjoy. I got a chance to meet an artist there, though there were many but due to time constraint I met only one and bought some nice baatik paintings from him. I promise I will feature his work next month

Night Market, Hyderabad

I stayed at my sisters place and we chatted a lot read endlessly. My sister knows my interests well so she introduced me to a lady who is full of life and very inspiring person. She has her own block printing business and a very beautifully done up home. I missed carrying my camera when I visited her but I am so determined that I'll definitely go to meet her once again and will feature her home as well as her wonderful block printing cushions, saree, duppattas, bed covers and lot more.

I am so obsessed with Buddha that in my leisure time I clicked lot of pictures of Buddha figurine which my sister placed in her living room. here is one for you.

Hope you all are having wonderful vacations with your loved ones. Don't forget to check out this space as I have lot to share. 

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Legless Dresser with a surprise!

This is one of those projects that came out better than expected.

The finished plan was in my head, but as I was working on each step, more and more evolved.

I think it's going to lead a very rewarding second life.

I found this dresser at a garage sale last year...

The poor thing had no legs and the upper drawers had originally had two knobs each but someone converted them into

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

A New Shade for the Sunroom

Yay, one project down ... 1,000 to go!  

Sometimes, I feel like "on a whim" should be my middle name!  As I was staring at our little sunroom last week, I decided that I wanted it to feel a bit "coastal-y" and serene ... that's when I turned to Sherwin Williams' Palladian Blue (and our tall, scary ladder) and got to work!  

And, when it was time to put the room back together, more changes were in order ...

I brought in our seagrass rug from the sitting room as the room's anchor.  Then, in came the "wicker-y" love seat from our deck ... I like the natural texture it adds, and how it ties in with the bamboo shades.

I then brought in a pair of coastal prints from Home Goods.

When I spied this cute "Shore Thing" pillow at Home Goods, I knew it would be a fun addition ... I really like it paired with the blue/white stripe pillow (cover from Pottery Barn).

Since the new wall art has silver frames, I added in silver candle holders on our coffee table to pull it all together ...

along with this silver-framed nautical print (which is magically *floating,* thanks to Command Hooks and fishing line).

Back on the coffee table, a sweet orchid (from Target) adds a bit of softness ...

Of course, with this being our little "coastal" spot to relax, a few issues of "Coastal Magazine" are a must,

and this little faux furry foot stool (try saying that fast 5 times!) seemed to be the perfect spot to display them and to pull around and rest your feet on while you enjoy them.

We plan on adding a new chandie in here, too ... just waiting for the one I want to go on sale!

I'll also add a few more coastal accents in here, I'm sure ... for now, onto the next project! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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I'm partying here:

Savvy Southern Style/WUW

Sunday, 17 May 2015

This, That and Then Some

Greetings, friends!

You know when you finally feel a bit "settled" in your new home?  Well, of course it's *then* that you decide that you're anything BUT settled!

Sooo, I'm bringing in a bit of wall color in here:

And, having lots of fun (not) staining our deck:

Let's not forget trying out new arrangements here and there:

Annnnd, getting ready to trade out the bookcase here in our sitting room for a fun find from Craiglist!

Hopefully, I'll have a few *blog-worthy* posts to share soon!

Thanks for stopping by,

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Saturday, 16 May 2015

This Little Table of Mine!

There Is Something 

About Old Vintage

Fern Stand Tables

That Speak To Me

...And this one in no exception!

This is what I started with, a table top and four legs in much need a L-O-V-E. You all know what I am talking about, right?

Do you see what is missing? Yes, the board that would hold the legs apart in their proper distance. I crawled up into the attic above the hobby garage

Saturday, 9 May 2015

A Cup of Chai…{A photo book about the many cups of chai in my life.}

Today seems to be the day when my 'to-do' list is negligible and I don't see any herculean tasks in the horizon that need my immediate attention.
So I put the kettle on and open the lid of my favourite new tea blend.
The aromatic infusion of citrus, cardamom, lemongrass refresh my senses to a state of immense happiness.

…and I sit down with my freshly brewed cup of tea to tell you all my lovely Rang Decor readers, the story of how 'A Cup of Chai…' A Tea Table book came into being.

I started pursuing my passion for photography in 2006 on flickr, an online platform and community for photographers to share their work and get inspired. Over a period of time I realised I delighted in capturing the steam emanating from my cup of chai, or the compositions and the mood associated with tea time. Soon I had a set full of chai photographs! Do take a quick look here~

Caustics and pattern play...

Morning chai in Jaisalmer…

Chai in our terrace...

Chai and sunflowers from the farmers market…

A Cup of Chai… A photoblog about the many cups of chai in my life came into being in 2008 as a space to share photographs dedicated to my love of tea. 
Soon it became a platform for tea-lovers around the world to come together to interact about their love for chai!

Better Photography Magazine one of India's leading photography magazine ran an article about my work. This was an interesting turning point since my passion for tea and photography was recognised and covered as a unique personal project.

I wanted to capture the moments of having tea in the most spontaneous manner possible. I believe that spontaneity is the key to personal projects. So while a daily ritual of a cup of tea may seem monotonous, with spontaneity and creativity you can break the monotony. For me, creative compositions are important as they can bring the mundane to life.

Being a graphic designer, I am instinctively drawn to unique and creative patterns, frames and compositions in whatever I come across in everyday life, even when I shoot my everyday cups of tea. So whenever there is an occasion for a cup of chai, I ensure that my camera is always nearby. You never know when an interesting composition may come up.

While I continue to shoot my daily vignettes of chai everyday, I share it on Instagram, Facebook and  also on 'A Cup of Chai...' photoblog dedicated to tea. This has resulted in a beautiful confluence of photography and tea, two things that I am so passionate about.

The most natural culmination of a project like this is a book that has the finest collection of photographs that celebrates the eternal cup of tea. A Tea Table book, very unique in it's concept and a great memoir to gift and pass on to chai-lovers, tea-drinkers and fine art photography admirers.

I took the leap and self-published the photo book on in March, 2015.

Glimpses into the book, it also has our family Masala Chai recipe:-)

You can purchase 'A Cup of Chai…' on Click here to order now

I am also working on looking for publishers in India, to make it a cost effective option.

If you have suggestions on which publisher would be a great fit for 'A Cup of Chai…' do let me know in the comment section. It would be greatly appreciated!

Hope you liked reading about my 'A Cup if Chai… with your cup of tea in your hands;-)

Have a great weekend everyone!

(Images by Archana Srinivas and are copyrighted)