Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lets Celebrate : second giveaway of the week


Whenever I think of happy festive moments doing up my home and cooking always-always are my most favourite things to do. I am sure they feature high on your list of favs too!

Nothing big and complicated. Small changes that make my home look fresh and a little different. A new cushion cover, a bright lamp shade, changing the artwork on the wall and at times only some fresh flowers. Pretty little things that make me very very happy. Which brings me to our 2nd giveaway of the week.

Ichbaan.Founded by Shruti Jain, a textile designer from NIFT Delhi and Akash Ashesh, a fashion designer from NIFT Hyderabad, it is an emerging talent making its name for its highly intricate and unusual approach to design.Ichbaan offers an exclusive range of handcrafted textile arts and home furnishings. Their creations are an unique combination of modern design and vintage techniques handcrafted in unimaginable fabrics and techniques.

Shruti, the creative director sent me some of their product shots. And do I love it? Yes! I do.

 Happy sunny yellow. Love this Bloom Clock.


 Cityscape Textile art. Have you seen the detailing? Don't miss the scooter.
 The Rickshaw Clock Art. What a neat idea! 

Perfect gifts for your loved ones. Check out more of their product line, hereAnd now for the bit that you've been waiting for. Ichbaan is giving away this stunner. 

Its called a Bloom cushion for it has a very beautiful structural metallic bloom on it (made with beads on an indigo silk dupion fabric).
What a great color for Diwali!


Alright now let me tell you how you can make it yours. You are allowed three entries:
1. First entry : Leave me a comment sharing with usome easy and fun decor tips for the festival season.
2. Second entry: Become my and Shruti’s friend (by simply clicking on the "follow" widget here and the "like" button on Ichbaan’s FB page). Do remember to leave me a comment telling me about it. If you are already a follower on both just let me know and I will put in another entry for you.
3. Third entry: Tweet, Blog or write about this giveaway on your FB wall and leave me a link of the same here.

This giveaway is only for residents of India since Ichbaan currently ships only in India. But the rest of you need not be disappointed you can always participate for your loved one staying here and we promise to mail it to them:)

The last date to participate is 17th October'11 midnight IST. I will announce the winner on the 18th of October’11 so that you get your gifts just in time for Diwali!

Good luck and see you tomorrow for the 3rd giveaway. 

To win the Goddess notebooks, go here

Images : Ichbaan

16 comments:

Meenakshi sundar said...

Dig out those pebbles & shells which u & ur darling kiddos collected in all ur fun outings...paint them in riot of colours...group them around ur home with some candles to throw some light & festive cheer....
Count me in..meenakshi_s76@yahoo.co.in

Nitya said...

One thing that I do during the festive season which brings a smile to my face (and others) is to bunch up beautiful glass bangles in various colours and hang it near windows. The colourful bunches reflect light and also make funky patterns on the wall.


Absolutely love the giveaway.

Reshma at masalamangomantra.blogspot.com said...

That is one gorgeous cushion! I love this time of the year! And this year is an added bonus of dasara, karva chauth and diwali all rolled into one beautiful month!

Reshma at masalamangomantra.blogspot.com said...

Liked Ichban's facebook page as well.

Count me in please masalamangomantra@gmail.com

Emreen said...

count me in.. The pillow is gorgeous... This festival season.. use flowers and tea lights....

Sharon said...

Count me in too!

Err... the festive season - >dress the kids up pretty, dress the windows up in ethnic fabric -marigolds are my favorite - place them in mini piles on the centre tables - bring out your brass and shine them up, place alongside with tlights and you got urself one hell of a festive looking home!:)

Nayana said...

use some jars for floating candles and tie the neck of jar with colorful ribbons.

Mondaykini said...

This is my first time here and LOVE your blog! Count me in for the giveaway! Ichbaan's creations are gorgeous! Liking their facebook page right now!

- Kaushal

A said...

Awesome cushion. Please count me in.

A

interest2k1@yahoo.com

Disha said...

For festive decor add bling, fresh flowers and splash of color to every corner and nook in ur home, declutter and light up ur space.

shikhar said...

I like it to keep it simple, keep it traditional and contribute to our tertiary economy by buying oil lamps and lighting up my house and surroundings.

sweetu said...

1)Take out old silk sarees and salwar kameez that are no longer used.Cut & place them strategically to make a patchwork rug or a colorful bedspread.Bright colors adds to the boldness and vibrance of the room.
2)Plastic Baskets can be wrapped neatly with silk sarees & can be used as fruit baskets to gift near & dear ones during Diwali.
3)Old discarded trays can be spruced up with colorful beads and embellishments.
4)Draw a floral rangoli onDiwali and place diyas to decorate it or alternately place rose petals in a big glass bowl of water and place floating candles in it.
These r few ideas that I want to share.
I have liked the Ichbaan FB page and tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/mesweetu

Love the giveaway.
sarangi.surama@gmail.com

sweetu said...

1)Take out old silk sarees and salwar kameez that are no longer used.Cut & place them strategically to make a patchwork rug or a colorful bedspread.Bright colors adds to the boldness and vibrance of the room.
2)Plastic Baskets can be wrapped neatly with silk sarees & can be used as fruit baskets to gift near & dear ones during Diwali.
3)Old discarded trays can be spruced up with colorful beads and embellishments.
4)Draw a floral rangoli onDiwali and place diyas to decorate it or alternately place rose petals in a big glass bowl of water and place floating candles in it.
These r few ideas that I want to share.
I have liked the Ichbaan FB page and tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/mesweetu

Love the giveaway.
sarangi.surama@gmail.com

sweetu said...

1) Take out old silk sarees and salwar kameez that are no longer used. Cut & place them strategically to make a patchwork rug or a colorful bedspread. Bright colors adds to the boldness and vibrance of the room.
2) Plastic Baskets can be wrapped neatly with silk sarees & can be used as fruit baskets to gift near & dear ones during Diwali.
3) Old discarded trays can be spruced up with colorful beads and embellishments.
4) Draw a floral rangoli on Diwali and place diyas to decorate it or alternately place rose petals in a big glass bowl of water and place floating candles in it.
These r few ideas that I want to share.
I have liked the Ichbaan FB page and tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/mesweetu

Shanthi said...

Loved those paintings. Hmmm Fun decor idea for Diwali - Last year I arranged my chunky silver jewelery on the center table with some diya's some in between. Looked festive and fun.

Shanthi said...

Already followed you and Liked Ichbaan on the FB page :-)