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Kahkasan Akhi
Architect/Artist/Designer/Creative Seeker
Architect/Artist/Designer/Creative Seeker


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Food: three simple veggie stir frys
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 "bhaji" can be eaten with rice or bread[roti/paratha]. And if you are ...

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Dwell: Our First House
With 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 professional property photographers. Ours was taken by Realtor Me...

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Travel: 2 days 1 night through West Texas
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 suddenly decided to visit us from Seattle on a random weekend, we t...

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Travel: aimless in austin
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 nerd fest, I walked all the way down past Congress and Lamar all t...

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Dwell: a very formal sitting room
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 for a more formal and quiet entertaining. Most often the choice of design and deco...

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Dwell: a warm abode off the shores of east haven, connecticut
We took our first trip to New England as summer dwindled down. This cozy home belongs to our friends who live in the quiet bay city East Haven. The first image is the galley wall of their home entry. The wall comprises of carefully collected art, frames, ma...

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Dwell: a bathroom remodel
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 before starting to change something. But yes, when we saw the bottl...

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Dwell: concrete tiles with grass grout
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 deepen it's roots and also my vegetable and herbs along the brick wall ...

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Food: chicken cashew nut salad [healthy version]
I have to thank my friend Samia Jannat @ez_emmaline for letting me create this post and inspiring me to make this delicious summer salad. The specialty of this salad is in it's crispiness. The chicken and shrimp pieces are supposed to be deep fried to crisp...

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Dwell: the third bedroom [diy headboard]
I never thought I would buy a third bed to be placed into our third bedroom in the house. Rather, I expected it to be my crafts room and we used to have just a mattress straight on the floor that was foldable to be used as seating or sleeping as needed.  Ho...
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