Dad acquainted me
with words like Architect and Interior Designers, very early . He had a collection of magazines on Interiors. It showcased Long drawn curtains, Winding staircase, magnificent chandeliers and Sunlit rooms. This was my first brush with Home Decor as a school kid.
Gradually I started connecting Home Decors shown in magazines with those we see around. There was enormous difference. What many people implement at home is more "need based". Half Curtains on windows to allow ventilation, Cloth screens on mirrors, to protect them from scratches. Even if done unintentionally, these small acts add up to how your home looks.
Then a time came to organize my home. To my surprise, the real challenges were totally different. Arranging (forget decor) a home , is more about handling dicardables. Today, when I look a pile of disposable clothes- I yearn for that "Barter Man" who traded Old Clothes for New Utensils. This man, has vanished from our neighborhoods.
Real day confrontations include- handling Plastic Containers without lids, Carton boxes, outgrown apparels.....So, to tackle them with peace, I moved to what school taught us - "Best out of Waste". Today they call it ". Upcycling".
The random pics that you see along this post, are a few Upcyclings I have done, in the last 1 year...