Saturday, October 27, 2007

Bungalow 8

The name of an unusual home accessories store which is situated in an unconventional location beneath the benches of the famous Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India.
The store's philosophy of juxtaposing contemporary blockprinted linens in Art Deco cupboards, sleek Jaisalmer bathroom accessories on vintage basins is extremely interesting.Bungalow 8 is a store where you'll find an eclectic, traditional & rare mix of furniture & fashion hand picked from India and from all over the world.
The store was set up by Maithili Ahluwalia in 2003 in an unconventional location of a bylane in a residential area and started the minimilist trend. Today she has won many accolades both in India as well as internationally.
Bungalow 8 - "Modern home accessories, Designs inspired from tradition & Global origin".

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Vineeta said...

This is what i call serentipity! For the past couple of weeks I have been passing by the road that has a discreet sign 'Bunglow8' and I've been wondering what's in it. I had a vague idea its a decor place. And you write about it! Thanx so much. It looks completely elegant.

Anonymous said...

It appears as though all these designers and trend setters from various parts of the world come together and decide on the theme of interior designing and the way it should be presented to the world. Asian theme, minimalist decor and old stuff mixed with new seems to be the trend all over. If you ever visit the store Anthropologie or many other like these there seems to be this common theme....a mix of something old and something new.


Archana Srinivas Pottery said...

vineeta- Complete serendipity;-)
Glad you liked it:-)

vinita- Interesting observation:-)
Probably 'Bungalow 8' is also part of the growing global trend of Asian, minimalist and eclectic mix of old & new.
I am quite liking this trend :-)

Gill said...

I loved all of it. The second photo is my fave.
Arch you post the best stuff here.

Anonymous said...

This store has a vibe very similar to upscale interior stores in downtown manhattan. when the screen came up I was wondering has rang-decor changed its theme? NY has high prized clubs/bars by this name - all with great aesthetics.


Archana Srinivas Pottery said...

Blue- Thanks a lot:-) Glad you liked it:-)

Dinu- Thanks for dropping by:-)

I am aware of 'Bungalow 8' being the name of a well known bar in NYC:-)

No, Rang Decor hasn't changed it's theme;-) it brings interior ideas from India, be it traditional or contemporary:-)

Unknown said...

Beautiful post and my next haunt :)

BTW, not related, but can u tell me where u got the Rajasthani Elephant pillow covers from? I want them too! D

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great store, I'll have to tell megan at Beach bungalow 8 about your post!

Amber Cargile said...

Yes, this is total eye candy! And I love your new masthead. Gorgeous!

Mélanie said...

It looks like a wonderful store . Too bad it is far away from me but thanks to you it is getting closer

Elisa Day said...

I just love your blog. Im in here several times a week. so lovely pictures and colors.

Anonymous said...

Oh, this store looks like heaven. I'll take it all! lol.

Anonymous said...

Such pretty pictures! Looks like a wonderful store, lucky you to get to visit it!

Anne Marie said...

So many beautiful things, Makes you want to have at least five different homes, each in a different style. :-)