“La Dolce Far Niente”- I came across this Italian expression in Elizabeth Gilbert's popular book Eat, Pray, Love. It translates to “the sweetness of doing nothing”. While most of us are today inside our homes doing more than ever, we crave that bit of me-time, the joy of moments when you just savour a cup of tea while watching the rainfall outside.
Right now for whoever is able to do it, being able to stay home and work is most definitely a luxury. However, it has been over 100 days of lockdown and if by now, like us, you are looking at everything in your house with a feeling of boredom, you are at the right place.
From nailing client meetings over video calls to stealing some time on a quiet afternoon to bake to the longish power naps in between all the chores – by now we are certain our homes and us, both need a treat.
Your home right now is the safest place for you, and there cannot be a better time to celebrate the small joys of your daily life indoors. The carefully edited collection of pick-me-ups that we have curated for you are gratifying buys that should have you sorted to eat in style, feel ‘divine’, and indulge in some self-care now when it is most needed. Choose your favourites here:
EAT: Our mealtimes are the little windows of pause that we get through the day. Make them a treat with these special products.
Product: Hand-painted Crimson copper water carafe
Ayurveda suggests drinking a glass copper enriched water first thing in the morning. Cheers to good health with this skilfully hand-painted carafe and glass. It will make your bedside and your mornings cheery.
Price: Rs 4,900
Brand: Ritu Kumar
Product: Awadh Black and White Cotton Linen Table Cover
This understated table linen lends an elegant base to your tableware. Brownie Points for the fuss-free machine washable feature.
Price: Rs 5,800
Product: Sienna Terracotta Baking Dish
Ditch the tin! This sustainable baking dish will be the finest addition to your bakeware.
Cooking and baking in terracotta have many healthy advantages as well. The properties of clay slow down the cooking process by retaining the heat, moisture, and nutrients!
Did anyone say a healthy crusty cherry pie?
Price: Rs 890
Brand: Kaunteya Tableware
Product: Pichwai Dinner Set
Finding the balance between contemporary and spiritual designs, the lotus motif finds its way onto this delicate dinnerware etched in undertones of 24 K Gold. The Pichwai collection has our heart smiling with the hope of passing this heirloom tableware down generations.
Price: Rs 39,726
Brand: Cocoon Carpets
Product: Bauhaus Collection - The Atypical Form Carpet
Netflix and cocooned! Add wine, some cheese and that sounds like the ultimate date night - all things considered. Hope we have given you the incentive to splurge? Made of handspun, high twist pure wool with silk accents, buying that one piece to make your home look a tad bit sexy never hurts.
Price: Rs 98,000
Brand- Studio Kiklee
Product- Sue Two-tiered Cake Stand
It is a known fact that most not so great days can end well with the addition of dessert. And make your tea and cake time look like celebration time with this tall copper and zinc cake stand. This galvanized two-tiered stand can also be stored flat when not in use. Good looking and space-saving.
Price: Rs 2,850
PRAY: Creating a small space that is for prayer, meditation, or just a cup of tea and your thoughts is a must when you are stuck indoors all the time. Here are some products that will help create that feeling of Zen when you need it most.
Brand: Phillips Antiques
Product: Lingam hanging lamp
Shaivism considers the lighting of an oil lamp extremely auspicious for the home. An antique from the 19th century that’s hoping to find its way into your home, this sacred metal lamp will help bring positivity and calm.
Price: Rs 24,000
Brand: Zufolo Designs
Product: Crystal Sea Salt Lamp
Sea salt lamps are a spiritualist’s favourite as it is known to cleanse, deodorise and purify the air in the room it is placed in. It also helps in relaxation, reducing stress levels, and promotes good sleep due to the soft orange and yellow light.
Price: Rs 1,100
Brand: Studio Smita Moksh
Product: “In The Now” - Shree Collection
Description: This stunning artwork promises to create with you a tranquil, transcendental connection. Bring home this handcrafted ‘solar seasoned’ teak wood artwork.
Price: On Request
Brand: Good Earth
Product: Frankincense Ancient Incense Set
Ayurveda has preached the use of frankincense and its many benefits for decades. Using the “Dewa Dhoop” every day can purify the air and help get rid of bacteria and small insects. Plus, the aroma is supposed to clarify the mind.
Price: Rs 4,200
Brand: Bespoke Home Jewels
Product: Semi Precious Stone Buddha Deity
Ornament your meditation space with some tranquillity with this beautiful Buddha deity. It is carved using the cherished Rose quartz stone which is known to be a powerful healing stone and even accelerate healing.
Price: On request
Brand: Gunava Design
Product: Nazar Mirror
The evil eye symbol is placed at home by many communities to counter bad luck or any negativity. This mirror not only looks good but also makes you feel protected every time you see your reflection.
Price: On request
Brand: Brown Living
Product: Chakra Pro Yoga Mat by Spiritual Warrior
From all the mats you have possibly used this has got to be the coolest one! The Chakra Pro Mat is made using biodegradable, recyclable natural tree rubber and is lined with cork to give you extra padding. Balance your chakras along with the environment!
Price: Rs 4,900
Brand: The Antique Story
Product: Vintage Monstrance
This vintage monstrance will be a lovely textured addition to your living room décor. It has a design of a sunburst in the middle along with lotuses at the bottom, both symbols of a fresh start. Even though the origin of this piece is from the Catholic church, you can interpret it as you like.
Price: Rs 20,000
Brand: Apartment 18
Product: Crystal Gemstone Wishing Tree
The tree with yellow gemstones is known to balance the ying-yang energies at home and promote creativity. This can be placed on your work desk to get your creative juices flowing. Plus the yellow tree will add some colour to your work essentials.
Price: Rs 2,499
LOVE: We mean self-love. Whether it is indulging in the best chair you can to make your working days better or just a beautiful cosy robe to relax those 10 minutes extra in anything that makes you feel good, is worth it.
Brand: Sources Unlimited
Product: ‘Baron Chair’ by Giorgetti
To us, nothing says self-love more than taking good care of your health. If you are working all day in front of a laptop, the last thing you need is back and neck aches from a bad chair. This sculptural ergonomically designed work chair is an indulgence and a necessity in our opinion. Built-in is the 5-point revolving base with rotating castors and gas spring to adjust as per your height. You have the option of a low back or high back chair is a classic walnut wooden frame.
Price: On Request
Product: The Hibiscus Armchair
That sound of rainfall, your own playlist, and comforting cocoa, but no place to go? Curl up and sink into the comforts of this reclaimed teakwood armchair for a simple me-time routine.
Price: Approx Rs 35,000
Product: ‘Dots of Love’ Knitted Throw
Comfort your soul with this light yet cosy throw that promises its use all through the year! Made with the softest, high-quality breathable cotton this blanket has you covered in those moments when all you need is disconnect and be cosy.
Price: Rs 2,699
Brand: Anantaya Décor
Product: The Laurie Bricks
Laurie Bricks are a set of miniature terracotta bricks that enables you to indulge in an afternoon of play celebrating the art of ‘slow architecture’. The set comes with 144 mini bricks, a small trowel, and desi mortar. Not happy with your creation? Worry not, the mortar and bricks disintegrate when soaked in water to be reused again.
Price: Rs 2430
Product: Neptune Nova lite collection of bedsheets
These luxuriously soft bedsheets are exactly what you need for the sweet escape and better dreams. The geometric grey and yellow undertones make for a cheerful entry to your bedroom.
Price: Rs 3,299
Product: Flower hand-block print cotton bath robe
The waffle cotton hand printed with floral motifs feel like a big old bear hug after a relaxing bath. Indulge yourself with this royal snuggly bathrobe for a cosy escape whenever you really need it.
Price: Rs 2,499
Product: Bath Towel
Who doesn’t love the plush luxury of the extra soft towel? A small indulgence that will start your day on a pleasing note, Amouve’s Bath towels are organic, made with non-toxic dyes, are high absorbency and super, super soft. Made using a density of 700 GSM cotton, your bath time just got an upgrade!
Price: Rs 1,670
Brand: Gulmohar Lane
Product: Cuba marble bath set
We’re sending your basin counter some resort-ish vibes with this bathroom set in uneven stone texture. This set comprises of five elements, perfect for all bathroom spaces.
Price: Rs 5,865
Brand: Veedaa Candles
Product: Veedaa gift set
Veedaa Candles are made with clean-burning soy wax and soothing scents. Lighting carefully selected aroma candles can melt away your stress. Try this one with Himalayan Cedar Patchouli in a reusable Glass bottle paired with 3 wick Intoxicating Rajnigandha bloom candle
Price: Rs 2,750
Brand: Proof Vision
Product: Water-proof TV
If the bathroom is one place you have right now just to yourself, make it even better with some premium smart TV that is completely waterproof. This ultra-thin model comes with in-built speakers and a fully waterproof remote control. The smart mirror can be used above your basin counter and magically turns into a TV at the press of a button!
Price: On Request
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