Sale Sale Sale at Dwell Studio

Grab ’em while you can. If you are in New York anytime from November 28  to December 24, you have to head over to the warehouse sale by Dwell Studio.

When: Starting Black Friday, November 28 through December 24

Where: Location is 54 Greene St., SoHo

Stocks will be replenished every week.

Dwell Studio was founded and by Christiane Lemieux. She wanted to bring modern textile design to our homes. Her home was recently featured in Domino magazine. If you missed it, you can read it here.

Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor

The holiday season=Holiday decorating=I live for this time of the year!

It starts with Diwali (end of Oct -early Nov) for me. When I was growing up, our home was decorated from Diwali all the way till new years. We changed the decor to match the holidays, but the overall festive decorations were themed the same. My parents hosted several several holidays parties and table decorations, centerpieces and lighting were my favorite parts. My mother, my sister and I would always come up with such creative, dramatic and economical arrangements and I longed for the holidays even more than my birthday. Well, actually my birthday just happens to fall during this time so YAY for me!!

For those of you who are still looking for inspiration for Thanksgiving decor, I thought I would make your life easier by compiling a few ideas that I thought stood out and are easy to implement last minute.

Oh and don’t forget to take pics of your Thanksgiving decorations. They can be as simple or as elaborate. Send them to me and I will post them on Mochatini.

More on Martha Stewart

more on Domino mag

I’m flying out to Denver tomorrow, but will be on Mochatini too, so if you have any suggestions, ideas or need any of those, drop me a line.


Happy Monday

On Friday I thought we wouldn’t be able to have our fireplace working until after Thanksgiving weekend, but thanks to Mr. Mochatini, we did start the fire after all. With temperature in the early 30s, I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to have the fire warming the house. I have been traveling a lot recently and am getting ready for another one this week, so it was wonderful to have some down time at home.

This fireplace was one of the main reasons we fell in love with our house. I plan to install EPA certified modern fireplaces in the other rooms in the next few years.

This week is Thanksgiving week in the US and we will be visiting Mr. Mochatini’s family in Colorado. But before we leave, I have a few posts planned for you.

– Pre-Thanksgiving special post on the launch of Atlantis in Dubai

– International Visions Art Gallery in DC. I visited them this weekend and they have some great openings coming up.

– Reusable lunch box – available at Mocha Design Store

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? How do you celebrate it? Any family traditions related to Thanksgiving that you would like to share?


We didn’t start the fire..

I have waited almost half a year to do this post. And on days like today, I want to do little else than snuggle up by the fire with a full bodied Bordeux, Angelo Badalamenti and Mr. Mochatini (blush). Snuggle up I will; but sans fireplace. We are yet to schedule the chimney sweep and his nod before we fire it up. Hopefully we get to that after Thanksgiving.

These modern fireplaces make you wish winter lasted all year long (well, almost wish). I love the see-though ones for their aesthetics and function in more than one space.



Winner Red Dot Product Design Award 2007, design by Hareide Designmill

Solus Decor


Have a happy and warm weekend.