The joy of living as a teenager has its own merits.
It is one of the best times of life where we begin to experience adulthood without the burden of being one. College was always fun and all the internships we served gave us small amounts which we happily used for our own food cravings. And above all, we have parents who are forever concerned about our day to day affairs and ready to give a lending hand whenever we feel low. Days started rolling too fast when we entered our final years, seriousness set in and it was all about clearing papers, practical exams and getting all ready to face campus interviews. That was the time it dawned on me that life is becoming serious and the possibility of getting a job in my hometown or even nearby city in Gujarat is farfetched.
Gold plating / gold covering as it is popularly known has been a synonymous process with many of us in the late 70s and 80s when we wanted to own that classic piece of ornament which we could not afford in gold. I remember having a wonderful collection of temple jewelry, my priced possession for a long time. With the introduction of paste jewelry, the popularity and familiarity of gold plating has ebbed a little only to reinvent itself in different forms of application.
Ask about gold covering to elders, they will tell you how it has saved them from embarrassing situations while attending weddings and family functions. The process of plating is coating the base metal which can be brass, bronze and silver with gold in specific microns to give a golden effect and also protect the valuable artifact underneath.
Interior decor makes a building of mortar and bricks to a living space. What if we get an opportunity to make our contemporary Indian Art part of our home integrated so beautifully into our spaces to enhance the looks and go beyond just framed pieces of it on walls here and there as decorative pieces? Living Canvas is such an initiative by Pallavi Goenka and initially we could not really understand how we can make use of art beyond pieces of art on the wall. Thanks to their sincerity in getting across samples of materials they use and its applications in interior decor, we could appreciate the efforts that have gone into this venture.
Painting my home is always a clash and communion of ideas and at a time when we were planning a makeover with the festive season approaching, we were asked to try out the Bed Bath and More themes and choose paints to suit our collection using the smart tools in their site. It was indeed a Bolt in the Blue and we thought it appropriate to try out the #PaintFinder to check out the paint colors we like and what more, applying on the walls and having a look at its presentation. This proved a valuable tool since a visit to the paint store provided us color cards of Asian Paints, Berger and Nerolac and it was no ordinary task making out how it would be. Also a color that we look at in the card may not look good when applied to the walls since the area is large. For instance, we decided to go for Blues this time and the blue range by itself was daunting that after sometime we just could not visualize anything at all. Our experience with the Bed Bath and More website and the tool here..