Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park at San jose, CA was a place with beautifully decorated christmas trees. It was a breath taking experience with amazing cartoon characters for kids and unique christmas conceptual trees. The best part is, different design schools got an opportunity to decorate the park with their creative skills. My design school chose the cartoon movie "Monsters, Inc" , scroll down to see the characters we painted and crafted from wood along with the unique cristmas tree.

Cooking Cap with spoons...

Did you see this, its a starbucks (well-known coffee chain) sponsored tree, so you see all coffee cups hanging on the tree.

Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus

Here you go, this is done by us all the characters of the movie (Boo, Sulley, Mike etc.,)where skillfully carved and painted. This was an amazing experience. You guys should watch the movie.

Hey did you see this, this character is called "Boo" which was done by me :)

Enjoy!! and do leave comments ....

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Terrarium Gardens

The other day I was reading about terrariums and thought this could be a beautiful and greener way to bring more life to a room.
Terrariums can be created with the most everyday of objects. A glass jar on top of an inexpensive vase.

Everyday containers such as carafers and vases can make ideal terrariums. These showcase a miniature guzmania bromeliad; maidenhair fern and selaginella; and a mix of selaginellas, button fern, and variegated dizygotheca.

Create a terarium in 3 simple steps:
1. Choose a container large enough to hold the plants you wish to enclose.

2. Now, set the base. After washing the container, lay a half inch of acquarium gravel for drainage. Sprinkle with fine charcoal, then top with a light, moist, peat-beased packaged potting soil.
3. Select plants that stay small, grow slowly, have shallow roots , and love high humidity and low sunlight.
Cliff off any leaves that touch the glass to prevent rotting.