A treasure trove of nautical antiques- The Hesperus |Source|

Since ‘Many Many Things’ is on a mission to reveal the best kept secret sources for all things design and art related.. it’s our pleasure to shine some light on this great old source.

Personification of the evening star; Venus- ‘The Hesperus‘ is owned by Mr. Saifee Jarwala and son Abbas who take great pride in their carefully selected nautical products that are salvaged from decommissioned sea vessels and collected over time. They stock a wide range of truly exquisite articles like ship lights, industrial lights, sextants, compasses, portholes, engine order telegraphs, vintage phones, lamps, classic clocks, telescopes, nautical paintings and many other interesting marine antiques.

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At Hesperus you can easily expect to react in words like ‘ ooo what is THAT?? And WOW.. how interesting!  – its close to being on a treasure hunt! I still remember the experience of walking into their Chor-Bazaar (Mutton Street) shop years ago for the very first time – a small space for the amount of wealth it holds and everything I laid my eyes on was nearly alien to me yet so fascinating, I had to know where it came from and what it was used for!

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Event Decor Design – Tanvi Gupta |Inspiration|

A massive open ground, abundance of ideas, limited resources, NO TIME – the story of an event decor designer’s life.

To be frank, I relate to this and literally live it everyday but there is a small but significant difference i.e. of ‘control’ which a production designer/ space stylist enjoys and an event decor designer often doesn’t. Control that clearly dictates a ‘rule’ over all others on a film set; that except for the design team NO ONE TOUCHES A THING. PERIOD! (of-course excluding the actors that need to interact with the given environment ;)). I can only imagine myself giving threatening and hostile looks to the crowd if something gets displaced from where its supposed to be. However, this ‘rule’ absolutely cannot apply to event designing which is wholly based on an interaction with the audience. Interaction with signage and directions, seating and movement, spaces and scenic elements.

Having explained this… Did you go visit ‘The Lil Flea‘ on their 1st anniversary event held at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) by Mumbai Mirror, in Mumbai (Bombay) over the weekend?!?!
And did you notice all the play with those big alphabet cutouts, floral swings, pretty hanging cane and net lights, bamboo shade square umbrellas, pathways created by many colored fabrics, curtains bordered with woolen tassels, and all the entrances made with collages of fabric attached to household utensils and the likes?? ….If you din’t…. scroll down to see some photos 🙂
Zeb and I were all smiles to see how these little interactions in the space made people so happy, they were designed to not only perform a function but also form the perfect looking backdrop for their photographs. We think it was a great show put together by the decor team which was headed by a dear friend Tanvi Gupta; who in my book is a complete go-getter!

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