Do you keep Golu at your home ? We do. It was a tradition that was once (I don’t even know when) started by my mother and for the last few years Preethi has been ardently keeping up with the tradition. In fact, I got to participate too last time when she wanted a 5 step Golu padi to be DIYed to be used every year. It was a fun project and I had fun making the flat pack Navratri steps. If you have not read the post or seen the video, you should do it now.

For this year, given that I was already making loads of lampshades, I wanted to do something unique for display. And that is how the Dasavataram Lampshade idea came about. Knowing that lifting off a design from Google is criminal, I approached Raji Madhu to help me with a design. After dabbling between Durga and Dasavatharam, she finally decided to do one on Dasavataram. While Raji Madhu warrants a full post, I want to just mention that she is a very talented fabric designer who is passionate about art. And it reflects in the interest she shows in imparting that talent to kids and youngsters through her art class.


Less than a week is all that it took and the design was ready on paper. She was so pepped up and the excitement rubbed off on me too. And so, here’s the final outcome. She loved it. I loved it.


Now, I am looking forward to show this off to all my guests. No one really noticed my golu padi last year. So this time, I am gonna make them notice this. And guess what ? You too can own this unique lampshade. All you need to do is, go to the Woodooz Shop and book it online. We are also coming up with a digitally enhanced version of the original design which am sure you would love. You will have to wait for our first exhibition announcement for that :)

And guess what ? The lampshade has garnered amazing response and we have been shipping it to all parts of the country. Want to buy this interesting and unique lampshade ? Click here and make your booking NOW.



P.S. This painting is original work of art by Raji Madhu. Use of this image on your website / blog whether for commercial / non-commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.
We are always looking to personalize our ambiance so much so that we want it to reflect our tastes. This is the reason why some of us take our own time browsing though aisles in a mall or a shop on the internet. You always have an individuality that you want reverberating through the choice of items that you pick for your home. And if you are that type of person who adds value to his / her space by carefully handpicking everything to give a custom feel to your room, you would love this - A Photo Lampshade.

There is no better way to personalize anything than by using one's own photos. Lampshades are no exceptions. You create memories of the times gone by and use this simple, yet beautiful statement piece to relive your most precious moments. You can dwell upon your treasured occasions by placing this by the corner of your bedroom or in the middle of your living room for that much needed accent. Imagine how much this would excite the kids.
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Photo Lampshade - A table lamp for your personal corner

Create memories from your best cherished moments
Any which way you look at it, the lampshade will have every bit of your signature and will be a sure shot conversation starter. In a world where we are mostly storing photos digitally, this is a great way to get those memories out of your pen drives and clouds and DVDs. All you would need to get this going is a lovely collection of your most cherished photos. Ideal for photographers who want to highlight their best work like the pendant lamp you see below.

If you are a DIY person you can make your own lampshade. There are loads of software like Picasa to help you with getting the images together. Am sure you can find inspiration on the internet for this. Or better, you can be done with choosing the photos and have someone worry about making you a wonderful lampshade. There are online shops from where you can buy photo lampshades

Showcase your best work - Let everyone see your awesomeness
Either way, you will end up with something gorgeous, one of a kind and completely personalized. Am working on making one for my family with pictures of my wife and I with the little toddler. And am excited. Will certainly share it here once am done with it. In the meantime, do let me know what you think of this. Your comment will certainly mean a lot.

You can order for your personalized photo lampshade at Shop Woodooz. CLICK HERE for the details.

The images used in the first two photos above are free stock images that require no attribution. 
Furniture forms the major part of the entire home décor. There are many other decorative pieces and furnishing that add to the look, but the furniture pieces always dominate them all. The design of furniture has evolved over years. The bulky furniture is slowly replaced by sleek designs. Similarly, many replacements for wood are also entering the market. Though there are many new entrants in the furniture designing, the one on the top is definitely “WOOD”! Wood is graceful, durable, and easy on maintenance, hence it is mostly found in furniture designing. However, designing experts have also explored more options to complement the popular wooden furniture with style. 

Here are the 5 popular materials usually used in furniture making and the ways to care for them.

1.Wood 

As already mentioned, wood is one of the majorly used materials in furniture making. Wood has been the primary material in furniture making from the royal times. The main advantage of using wood in furniture manufacturing is that it can be used in creating different designs by using it alone or in combination with other materials. It is neutral and goes well with all other colors and décor. There are different types of wood like Redwood, Teakwood, Mahogany, Cane, Mango wood, and various other varieties used in manufacturing durable furniture. 

Care Tips 
  1. Avoid direct sunlight and moisture contact. 
  2. Apply wax coating to keep the surface scratch proof and shiny. 
  3. Carry out regular cleaning with dry cloth.


2.Plastic

Plastic furniture is the best option for outdoors. It is lightweight and can be moved as required without any hassles. It is quite durable and can be used even in rain. Plastic furniture is available in various colors to get the vibrant décor, but over exposure to sunlight and other weather conditions would result into fading of color. Continuous sunlight would also make plastic furniture brittle. 

Care Tips
  1. Can be cleaned with water and mild cleaning agent. Dry it completely after cleaning to avoid water marks.
  2. Avoid constant sunlight to increase the life of the piece of furniture.
  3. Indulge into frequent cleaning as more you let the dust to accumulate, more it would be tough to clean.

3.Stainless Steel or Other Metal

Metal furniture is slowly taking the front stage due to its cost effective nature, malleability and durability. Stainless steel has found a major place in outdoor furniture designs as it withstands all weather impacts well. Steel furniture stays new even when exposed to sunlight and rain. Other metal furniture types include wrought iron and aluminum furniture. Aluminum is again quite durable as steel, while wrought iron furniture may undergo corrosion if its paint coating is damaged. 

Care Tips
  1. Wash with mild soap and water. Dry it properly to avoid water marks on steel and aluminum, while corrosion in case of wrought iron furniture.
  2. Apply automotive wax and mineral oils on wrought iron furniture pieces.

4.Glass

It is rare to find a furniture piece made of only glass, but it is very natural to find glass in combination with other materials. The transparency of the glass is main reason for using this material more in wardrobes, showcase, book shelf and crockery unit. Glass can be cut in any shape and size, which makes it ideal for shelves in cupboards. Use of glass is also found in tables and other decorative furniture pieces, as glass is not bulky and may not obstruct the vision due to its transparent nature.

Care Tips
  1. Glass is fragile, so handle it with care.
  2. It can be cleaned with mild soap solution and water. Use paper to wipe the glass for keeping it free of stains.
  3. Don’t put very heavy, hot, or sharp objects on glass table. You can use a mat to stay safe.

5.Cane

Looking for the furniture that takes you near to nature then cane is the solution. This is one of the most durable and natural form of furniture materials. The main advantage of cane is that it can be used to make varied designs due to easy bending into different shapes. Cane is affordable, easy to maintain, and good on looks. It will offer an instant makeover to your interiors and exteriors both.

Care Tips
  1. Clean regularly with dry cloth.
  2. For cane seats, put a cushion over it for even load distribution.
  3. Use glass top on cane tables.
Decorate your home with furniture made out of different materials and ensure that you take proper care of the same to have longer life and better utility.


Author Bio
Worldcraft Industries is a furniture manufacturing company based in United States. They are known for distinct Indian designs and styles. They have different collections of products like bedroom furniture, curtains, pillows and decorative artifacts.

Finally, after 6 months of working on this, we managed to unveil the shop on our Facebook page yesterday.



Shop.woodooz.com is an online shopping portal that sells one of a kind Lampshades in India that are hand made by skilled artisans. These lampshades are unique and made of wooden beadings including the frames. The 12mm thick frames provide a beautiful borderline to the lampshade when lit.

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The fabrics used are carefully hand-picked by us to offer a medley of colors and designs that would suit the distinct taste of our potential customers. While the launch was done with limited stock, we are working continuously in the backend to replenish the stock so that likely buyers who visit the shop do not have to go back disappointed.

This is currently a home run business and we work from the confines of our abode. The ghastly sight of our unkempt guest room would tell you what has been going on here for the last few months. That said, we hope to expand and move out at some point to address scalability and quicker turnaround times.

Here are some things that you should know about Shop Woodooz :

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  • We currently are shipping to all major cities in India. Please read the terms and conditions for more information on this.
  • Almost all modes of payment are supported on the Shop.
  • We have launched the Shop with two lampshade variants - KURIL (Table Lamps) and NEDIL (Tall lamps)
  • The price of KURILs range from Rs.1400 - 2100 and that of NEDILS from Rs.3400-4100
  • You can subscribe to E-mail updates to stay updated of the articles and products we post
  • We are also on all the Social Media Channels (Just look for Woodooz)
  • We are working on more variants and designs to be able to provide multiple options to the users.
So, if you are looking to add a pop of boldness to your living space or if you want to gift someone on a special occasion, turn to Woodooz before you consider anything else. Drop in a Hi and hey, we can even work on making something based on your own inputs to suit your personal tastes.

Do take a moment to visit Shop Woodooz and drop us your feedback at contact@woodooz.com. Nothing pleases us more than someone caring enough to tell us what we lack or where we are doing good. Thanks.
Meet NEDIL, our next range of lampshades that we are introducing in the soon to be launched Woodooz shop. These towering lampshades are vibrant and intense much like their shorter counterparts KURIL. If you love pop of bold colors, then you would most certainly enjoy the visual splendor these shades have to offer.

Whether it is a quiet dinner date with your loved one, a game of checkers with the kids or the movie of the month with the entire family, the NEDILs perfectly set the tone and mood to enliven the ambiance and illuminate those magical moments. 

You can have the NEDILs complement your monochromatic interior schemes or blend in with your eclectic, intense color induced space. Its towering height and vivid hues make it a statement piece and a conversation starter.


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Hand made floor lamps - India

Specifications 

Height : 3 Ft 7 Inches
Width : 7 inches on all sides

The base is designed to allow light to fall on the floor that casts a beautiful effect on the space beneath.

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The base of the floor lamp

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And so, while we are giving the shop a kickstart with our two ranges (KURIL and NEDIL), we are not stopping with that. More variants, as we are writing this, are being worked upon that we soon intend to release. In the meanwhile, we are excited and hope to present to you a very user friendly and visually appealing shopping interface that you will want to share with your friends and family. Meet you again on the 25th of July when we unveil the shop URL. Remember to wish us luck. And shower us with your blessings.

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Meet Kuril (குறில்), an exquisite creation, from the soon to be launched Woodooz Store. KURIL in the Tamil language refers to the short vowels. The short duration of the utterance of these vowels give them this name. Given that we were particularly looking to name our current and all future line of products in Tamil, this one seemed an apt name for our dainty looking Table Lamps.

We wanted to stay away from any design complications, at least to start with, and stick to what our strengths are. And so, the KURIL lampshades, are straight shaped, with clean edges. The main frame is made of 12mm sticks that add an elegant border to the shade when lit. 

Materials used

The base and the crown of the lampshade are made of an 18mm wooden beading that has been enamel coated with a matte finish that is smooth to the touch. The entire product is handmade and homespun. The frame of the shade is also made from strips of the same wood material.

The fabric for our KURIL range is  carefully selected to cater to the varied tastes of our potential customers. They come in different colors, patterns and styles. Ranging from contemporary block prints, to ethnic Kalamkaris and Ikats, you will have a suite of design schemes to choose from

So here you go - One of the KURILs - A simple, chic and petite concoction from our Studio.
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Dimensions

Height : Base to crown : 19 inches
Width : Close to 5 inches(all 4 sides of the frame)

The base and crown are available in either walnut or brown color. The frames, of course, come in varied colors and designs depending on the shade you choose.

KURIL works well with regular halogen lamps (40/60 Watts) or CFL. The latter is our personal recommendation (40/60 watts equivalent) because of the warmth in the light radiance. Use of warm white or cool white lights is normally a personal choice. 

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It is perfect for bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms.You can use it to add a wonderful visual appeal to your already enticing interiors. The shade, we can assure you will not disappoint you both when lit or otherwise. Exudes enough light to provide you a good reading corner, and at the same time remains delicately lit to not disturb the spirit of the exquisite ambiance you desire. Admire it from close proximity and it would still be easy on your eyes - No glares or flares.


Be there to meet the KURILs at our E-store on the 25th of July.