Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Refresh Studio

The day I set my eyes on one of the lamps made by Rabi of Refresh Studio, I knew I had to meet him and see more of his creations...

My first reaction was "Is that lamp base made of stone?" then looking at it closely I realised it was as light as a feather. It was Paper Mache!
Rabi makes eco-friendly, paper mache lamps, artistic vases, containers, boxes out of old newspapers.
For his lampshades he uses dried pressed flowers, leaves and ferns that add such delicate beauty to the lamps.
Love this vase!
A collection of vases in various shapes.
Another lovely creation by Rabi.
Details on the lampshade.

Rabi spends a lot of time creating each of these lovely products, since paper mache takes a while to dry after being moulded.

He does take custom orders and can be reached at rabfrank@yahoo.co.in

( Images by Arch)

26 comments:

Patricia Torres said...

Oh wow!!! Thats so lovely.. Love the lamps... and the vase... Love the idea of going Eco friendly.. Way to go!!

sudha said...

Hey
eco-friendly and pretty!..appeals to me :)

Arundhuti S. Rama said...

such a lovely collection of vases and lamps!!!

your blog is a wonderful source of ideas for people like us who are in the process of decorating their homes. love your posts!

Anonymous said...

where is the outlet?

Arch at Rang said...

Sudha, Arundhuti- Thanks:-) Glad you like it:-)

Anon- He works from his home but you can contact him through the email provided in the post.

deepazartz said...

Stunning!!!
Eco-friendly...thts a really nice thought and safe:)

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

love the dried flower ones! it's giving me ideas...i mean inspiration ;)

Sharon

Vasudha.dilip said...

hi arch,
this is really interesting especially for me right now as I am designing a country style salon. thank u so much will contact him... I am blogging since 6 months, I would be happy if u visited my blog www.cherishingspaces.blogspot.com
vasudha

Preeti Kashyap said...

lovely! I really like the collection!

The Print Lover said...

Eco friendly and beautiful! Lovely!!

Anuradha Varma said...

Really beautiful Archana. Very stylish and subtle. Love all the stuff in this post.

Iniyaal said...

Creative and pretty. What an artistic appeal to recycling paper.

Trendiya said...

Nice creative and nature friendly stuff. Really refreshing!

pRiyA said...

oooo, these are very beautiful. perfect christmas gifts!

Archana said...

archana
your blog has me hooked !
looks lovely...am looking for some inputs on where i can get open shelves from in mumbai ? i'm rather fond of the wood ones...do let me know

arch...

Arch at Rang said...

deepa, vasudha,preeti, print lover, iniyaal,trendiya, priya- Thanks:-)

Archana- I am afraid I might not be able to help you with info of shops in Mumbai....but can definitely request lovely readers of Rang Decor who are based in Mumbai to help you out with this query:-)

AnuG said...

I've known Rab to be good at a lot of stuff, and this just goes to show. Yay Rabi :)...and Archana, nice to see his stuff here :)

megha punater said...

they are gorgeous arch, love them.

Angel's Flight said...

Gorgeous!

bird's eye view said...

Loved the lamps...the ones with pressed flowers reminded me of candles that are similarly made around Nainital; they look so good I never light them :)

BTW, just posted up some pics of our house post refurbishing, would love it if you took the tour.

Veda Murthy said...

lovely post! loved the lampshades with dried flowers!!!!there are so many creative people out there! its so beautiful to know about them all through this world of blogging!

Angel said...

wow!!! i love those paper lamps and vases!!! they look like they are made out of stone....beautiful creations and eco friendly too!!

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a happy and blessed 2010!!!!. Gypsy Purple--Chamara

Gypsy Purple said...

Wishing you a happy and blessed 2010!!!!. Gypsy Purple--Chamara

Divija Reddy said...

hi archana, long time no see!

Wish u and ur family a happy and prosperous new year! Divija.

reena said...

lovely post, arch!
superb pics, too!

rEEna