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Dwell: Our Townhome
2021-09-17 21:45
When we moved to Seattle four years ago, we were leaving our first home of 2,400 sqft in Dallas with no idea of what our accommodations might be like.  It was a time when Seattle was ha… Read More
Food: Whole Fish Fried And Steamed
2021-06-24 23:42
Honestly I cannot figure out what to name this fish preparation. I can tell you that it is super quick. And yes it is fried at first. But then it is steamed with a spicy tangy onion sauce.&n&hell…Read More
2021-06-24 23:04
The letters of the Bangla Coloring Book received a lot of praise and I started getting custom orders for specific things written in that style. And so I created an art print which says &ldqu&hell…Read More
2021-06-24 22:57
After the Bangla Coloring Book, the most requests I received were for this Arabic version. And Ramadan was just a few months away when I started the first letter “Alif”. Thankful… Read More
2021-06-24 22:52
The Rickshaw Painting 1 got so much love and support that I ended up printing them over t-shirts for the Bangla New Year celebrations of 2021. This in turn gave me more t-shirt ideas and req… Read More
2021-06-24 22:49
When I am thrifting, I am always on the lookout for solid wood pieces with enough surface for me to fill with my artwork. This is what is common in all three of these frames you see in the f… Read More
2021-06-24 22:36
I enjoyed this project so much that I feel sad every time one of these are sold from my shop. The fabric shade of these simple lamps were perfect canvases for my art. I used sharpie and pain… Read More
2021-06-24 22:13
After I made the Bangla Coloring Book, a lot of people wanted something similar as Art they can hang on their walls. And one of my friends actually gave me the idea to make a poster. Those i… Read More
2021-06-24 22:08
When I saw this unique jewelry box with a collage photo frame lid, I knew I had to add some fun element to it. And it had to be colorful. So I used contrasting pops of bright hues and added… Read More
DIY: Bone-Inlay Inspired Handpainted Frame
2021-06-23 23:41
I am a big fan of the bone inlay motif. I could happily put this pattern anywhere and everywhere on everything! When I found this frame with a heavy wood border around it, I knew I had to bo… Read More
Art: Black And White Ink Art
2021-06-23 23:26
This series of paintings started with purchasing a gorgeous stack of cardstock sketch paper. I saw it and I immediately wanted to cover them with black ink. This art is reminiscent of my Ink… Read More
2021-06-23 23:13
This collage photo frame was already a very beautiful piece to begin with. I only wanted to add some color to it. Below is how I had found it.I decided to add simple neon pink roses and dark… Read More
Art: Bangladeshi Ricksha Painting 2
2021-06-23 22:59
If you cannot tell by now, I do enjoy bringing rickshaws into life on the canvas. Maybe this is how I relive my rickshaw riding memories of Bangladesh. It’s such a freeing feeling as t… Read More
Art: Bangladeshi Ricksha Painting 1
2021-06-23 22:48
This is not my first rickshaw painting, but it is definitely the largest I have done. The view is from the back of the rickshaw which happens to be the most colorful part of the Bangladeshi… Read More
Art: Bangla Coloring Book
2021-02-25 06:46
It was a nice and sunny fall day last year. We were sitting on the grass enjoying sunshine and pecking on bits of food. My niece was sitting on top an outdoor rug filling in the white areas… Read More
DIY: Bone Inlay Inspired Round Tables
2021-01-22 23:37
As much as I love painting bone inlay patterns, this is only the second time I have done this on furniture. My first project of this nature was on our own nightstands in our bedroom. Here is… Read More
2020-06-01 23:10
I am indebted to my friend Naoshin for introducing me to the big tray full of fish heads in the Asian market's seafood section. These heads are the byproduct of the steaks they sell. Hence t… Read More
DIY: Celebrating Life
2019-02-26 20:19
I have absolutely zero credit in this gorgeous decor and delish food that you are about to experience through these photos. These are pictures from my pregnancy celebration arranged by my lo… Read More
DIY: Hand-painted Frame In Indigo
2018-09-07 22:56
The reason I and others just like me enjoy mindless strolling zigzagging through narrow lanes inside a thrift or an antique store is because of the adventurous feeling of finding something u… Read More
DIY: Wall-shelf Retrofit
2018-04-30 00:30
Our condo has a spacious window seat at the midlanding on the way to the third floor. I wanted an open wall shelf overhead of the window seat, so that it can serve as a reading nook. I found… Read More
2018-03-26 18:35
I had bought this jar from a thrift store years ago to store bathroom essentials. The wood lid was intact at that time and I liked the feel and texture of it's authenticity then. Over the ye… Read More
DIY: Roll-up Bamboo Blinds
2018-03-12 22:26
The first thing that struck me when I walked into the open house of this townhouse was the abundance of natural light. It is a corner unit with glazing on all three sides. After we moved in… Read More
Dwell: Neutral Over Neutral [dining Space]
2018-02-02 23:41
Accent walls can be really effective in enhancing the feel of a space. But people often make the mistake in thinking that any wall can become an accent wall, and then they automatically go w… Read More
Food: Three Simple Veggie Stir Frys
2017-09-30 00:03
Today I am sharing with you three of my favorite "bhaji"s. A "bhaji" is a Bengali word meaning "fry" or "stir-fry". In this case its a simple stir-fry consisting of just one vegetable. A "bh… Read More
Dwell: Our First House
2017-08-09 21:46
A heart heavy with bittersweet feelings, we are taking a big step in our lives and moving out of Texas. Through this process one thing got done and that was photographing of the house by pro… Read More
Art: Hand Painted Wall In Gold
2017-05-06 16:39
Ever since we moved into this house more than a year ago, I have been planning this project to do a pattern on the wall. As much as I love simple white walls, I felt that these three tall wi… Read More
Travel: 2 Days 1 Night Through West Texas
2017-04-19 18:07
Having studied about Marfa, TX in architecture school here in Texas, I have always felt an urge to go explore this beautiful city. But the 8 hour drive always held us back. When our friends… Read More
Food: Muthi Kabab [Baked Beef Kabab]
2017-04-13 13:14
This recipe is so easy yet scrumptious to eat that I have been regularly making these in our kitchen until finally a friend asked me why I didn't have it on my blog! Well here it is now :)&n&hell…Read More
Travel: Aimless In Austin
2016-10-31 01:09
A sudden day trip to Austin turned out to be a photo tour of walking down Austin's famous 6th street. The husband had a conference at the 6th street Alamo Drafthouse. So after he entered his… Read More
Dwell: A Very Formal Sitting Room
2016-09-28 01:51
In  contrast to a "family room"or a "drawing room",  "living rooms" are located near the main entrance to the house. It almost acts as a reception room for guests in to the home fo… Read More
Dwell: A Bathroom Remodel
2016-09-14 03:08
In the photo labeled "before" it is not evident that the original tiles from when this house was built was a deep bottle green. I am the sort of person who often forgets to take good photos… Read More
Dwell: Concrete Tiles With Grass Grout
2016-08-12 23:21
Concrete tiles with grass as grout have always fascinated me as a simple tool for outdoor design. It is not nearly complete since the grass needs to be thoroughly pampered to be able to deep… Read More
Dwell: The Third Bedroom [diy Headboard]
2016-06-30 00:16
I never thought I would buy a third bed to be placed into the third bedroom in our house. Rather, I expected it to be my crafts room. We used to have just a mattress straight on the floor th… Read More
2016-05-03 13:51
When I purchased this beautiful globe sconce, I did not notice that it came with a black cord which is going to be an eye sore exposing itself on light colored walls! So I immediately p… Read More
2016-02-28 23:28
Cabinet hardware is something I absolutely love to hunt and shop for. What I have found is that there are many kinds of knobs but not too many variations in pulls or bars. And the pulls have… Read More
2016-01-31 04:42
When I started looking for nightstands to go with our tufted grey bed with hammered nailheads, I had no idea that this is what I would end up with. I thought of many different options - smal… Read More
2015-12-09 05:20
The way I decorate our home is always in constant evolution. What I mean by that is that I am always changing things up as I stumble upon new ideas and objects. So I cannot say that this is… Read More
2015-10-29 03:04
First of all I need to apologize for taking so long to post something. We went through the process of owning our first home recently and it has been way too overwhelming. But the good news i… Read More
2015-09-01 02:19
This recipe is dedicated to my wonderful friend Anja. Yes, she is German and she inspired me to make this tasty dish. There are various types of stuffed cabbage in the German cuisine. I obvi… Read More
2015-08-19 15:58
I am humbled by this feature on thanks to Tudor Davis. To tell you the truth it was very difficult to do something that was all about me. Personally I do… Read More
2015-07-27 01:12
We tried a new South Indian restaurant this weekend where we ordered Indian thalis. Indian thalis are large plates with rice or naan accompanied by several little bowls of various curries. I… Read More
2015-06-15 03:33
There are many "badlands" or area of soft rock devoid of vegetation and soil cover that has become molded into rolling landscape of rounded hills and gullies. The husband and I took a trip t… Read More
2015-06-01 01:27
My little nephew turned 3 and for his birthday party this year my super talented cousin and her crew set up this amazing dinosaur themed birthday party. He is real fond of dinosaurs so his b… Read More
2015-05-21 02:51
It is my great honor to be able to present these photos to you because my adorable older niece and her friend with the help of my nephew created this amazingly chic backdrop and decor for my… Read More
2015-04-27 00:38
Cha or tea is an indispensable part of the Bangladeshi lifestyle. There are little tea shacks spruced up at every nook and cranny of any city there. And these shacks are never empty and the… Read More
2015-04-03 02:21
Everything is in bloom - it is that time of the year. The wilderness beyond my terrace is bursting in various shades of green. Everyday its a new shade and everyday it gets denser. The beaut… Read More
2015-03-06 03:16
What a tremendous two weeks with an upheaval of the weather in Dallas/Fort Worth! Coming from tropical Bangladesh we take pride in it's torrential monsoon rains. There is nothing like it we… Read More
2015-02-06 03:53
More popularly known as the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. His incredible style in bridge design in fact bridges the infamous gap between stru… Read More
2015-01-26 04:59
Yes, I have been tardy with my weekly posts. I apologize. Therefore, I have decided to share my mundane cooking shenanigans. Usually I try to cook a few things on Sundays so that we can have… Read More
2014-11-25 02:41
Much awaited and procrastinated photographs from our end of summer trip to Bangladesh are here by yours truly. Dhaka ceases to amaze and enthrall me time and time again. It feels like I see… Read More
2014-10-29 02:22
If you think cabbage soup belongs in the category of "diet foods that don't taste good" then you should definitely give this recipe a shot. What makes this cabbage soup comforting is the add… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Thanks to the longest winter ever, this year's horticulture is a touch to late. It is already the end of March and I have just started planting today. Let's see how it turns out....but I am… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
I keep getting requests for more and more vegetarian here is one which is comprised of only a few ingredients and hardly takes time to make. Cabbage is a versatile ingredient a… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Dallas Blooms have opened up at the Arboretum this year with absolutely gorgeous peacock topiaries.  It is a must experience this spring. We were there with our mother celebrating her b… Read More

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