Monday, May 28, 2012

3 Photos Of A Classical Traditional Home


Tradition can't get better than this. A chair in a silent corner by a window with a classical mat-curtain on the side and a small, multi-purpose table upfront which usually becomes a coffee table, table for keeping reading accessories including the everyday newspaper that is changed sincerely every morning and also often becomes a foot rest when resting at times. This is a corner usually preferred and often made and taken by elders just the way they want it, like the character they emanate... silent, reserved and in their own complacent world. Miss this?! 


This is another classic-the wooden swing left to hang from the ceiling suspended with iron chains which too are artistically yet sturdily made. Usually made from a single block of wood, this is where people like to spend a quite evening, swinging lightly-back and forth-just like the waves of thoughts that come and go in their minds when they are on it. People usually have a very strong sense of attachment to these pieces from a bygone era and claim their spot in it no matter how old they get. This usually turns out into a swing for the middle aged, cot for the elderly and a piece every sibling fights for once the house needs to be dismantled after its time. This is almost like a trophy hanging in the house that swings like a pendulum-a reminder of time and a witness to everything that has passed time right in front of it. This is a classic example of how characters get personified in the inanimate.  


This is a wonder carefully arranged and tackled sensibly. The giant cot with pillars that give it an ethnic yet robust look, the store-trunk at the base of the cot made of solid wood that also turns into a seater at times, the corner stool with a smart book rack beneath it, a dressing mirror on another corner and last yet not the least, a carefully decked up mattress that seems to be breathing a comfortable call to come and rest peacefully. This is space personified and personalized. This could easily become anyone's heaven at the end of the day. If Freud were alive, he would have found this a sexual den with figurative imagery. "Why not?" I shall ask then. No matter what, the more you look into it and the more you begin to like it, the more creative you get in a dreamy bedroom like this. What better place than this for ideas to emerge?! 

p.c: some old snaps I had collected while planning a home, don't know who clicked it anyway, thanks buddy

6 comments:

Swarnali said...

Those are some great snaps...
Being a lover of anything antique,I loved all the three snaps and everything that they capture, an age in the past,simple yet beautiful. The first picture is a perfect for a book lover like me who likes to snuggle in a quiet corner and drown into books in the evening. The second one- I so love those old family swings. The third is probably my favourite because of the bed,it reminds me of my granny place. We don't find such beds with posts these days and those dressing mirrors. Great post as always :)

VST said...

@Swarnali: There is something rustic and rugged in the antiques and it simply inspires. Probably it is just because of the fact that it has seen more through more than what we have. Things from the past do remind us that simplicity is the highest point of sophistication.

monica.malik said...

very impressive..
great snaps..and you have very well described everything..
:)

VST said...

@monica.malik: Thank you

Bhavana said...

The way you interpret and play on visual images is exquisite--there is an art in this and it is delicious!

VST said...

@Bhavana: Glad you liked the taste as much as I enjoyed making it