Basilica Patterns

The Basilicas were build in the ancient Roman civilization. Although they had absolutely no religious significance, they were primarily used to discuss economics and politics of the city, preceding and prayers followed in unity after long discussions. People gathered in these venues, along with priests and other ruling bodies to discuss important city rules and problems.

The buildings were made in stain glass, with photos of Jesus and other biblical people, because although this was not a religious place, the stain glass art ensured honesty – between both the commoners, the rulers, and the priests. The art was Catholic inspired. The architecture is magnificent, as it was during the historical times.

img_0123Although religious significance in general has reduced considerably worldwide, this art is still unique, which has inspired us to make our basilica inspired art.

The Basilica inspired art at ColorMeNew incorporates all the natural objects, such as the sun and the stars, in intricate patterns and varied colors, to give a miniature basilica experience, both when lit and unlit.

Originally inspired, only at ColorMeNew (for more designs, refer to our website: www.colormenew.com)

Maori Patterns

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Maori is the famous tribe from New Zealand. The only tribe known from the Down Under, Maoris are spiritual in nature. Their art forms are inspired to bring spiritual growth, protection, safety, and other spiritual purposes. The symbols are generally geometric in nature, with triangles and curves, on protection animals, most famous being the monkey, the bull, and the eagle.

Maori art has never faded away, and took it’s popularity in the tattoo world. Masks are made from wood, and bones are considered negative energy if placed in one position for a long time. To save the trees, and keep you away from bones, these Maori symbols are handprinted on recycled bottles. Eco friendly lights add the glow to bring in the essence of protection.

For those neo-spiritualists, we don’t need to find bones or etch our bodies to bring protection and spiritual growth in our lives. Maori designs are neatly and most accurately handprinted on ColorMeNew’s recycled bottles, to bring spirituality and protection to you. You can now light up your protection symbol to meditate and /or to connect with the world beyond.

Bring in the tribal spirituality in your personal space, only from ColorMeNew

(for more designs, refer to : www.colormenew.com)

Quilt Styled

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Art forms are so magical, especially when they are inspired due to adversities. Like the quilts from the yesteryears came about in the New World (also known as industrial kickstart times) when migration to USA was rampant. As people migrated in large numbers, and due to shortage of textiles and warm clothes, the ladies of the house used all that they could find to put together cloth materials to keep their families warm. Thus, the innovation of the quilted patterns, which are now considered as collectible art forms even placed in museums.

The beauty of quilted art is that at first sight, they are warm to look at and colorful. Pretty little colorful patterns sewn together to jump under them and cozy up.

How about though, using this warm by your bedside, lit prettily at night keeping you in a good mood, and promising sweet dreams? A dream catcher on top of the bed can add to perfection.

Inspired by the brightness of this art and it’s history, it was so much fun to make this lamp fwitenglish quiltedfrom glass bottles.

A crazy mix of colors, all promising a gallant atmosphere, adding to that hint of “cozy” touch to your everyday living. Simplified in designs to bring in love, balance, and harmony. Cozy is definitely not restricted to just couches and quilts.

Handpainted, recycled, quilted patterns on glass bottles, only from ColorMeNew.

(for more designs, refer to www.colormenew.com)

Barcelona styled

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I fell in love with Barcelona tile art when I was gifted a book on it by my mom, during her travels to Spain. The blast of colors, and the crazy combinations of designs was just mind-blowing, and I fell in love with this art form instantly.

The art of tiles was born in Barcelona. Mosaic and ceramic art was a big deal during the history times. Glazed tiles were invented in Barcelona. It was a form of art that was very much appreciated; so much so that different classes of society had different tiles to walk on. While the lower middle class of those times walked on simple bi-colored tiles, the elite and the priests had their own set of tiles which differed on the number of colors, and intricacy of patterns. Pretty flowers and abstract patterns, hand painted and glazed spread around the city.

Although mosaic art began back in 3500 BC in Mesopotamia, the Spanish somehow took to it and perfected it in ways that hasn’t changed to this day. After the fall of Spanish Empire many other cultures took to this art form in different materials like glass and ceramics, which can be found largely in Muslim Architecture and Roman infrastructure. These tiles are so beautifully made, that some are even preserved in museums of Europe.

Enough about history though, because although this art form is absolutely spectacular, and one of my personal favorites, glazing ceramic and using it in art form is now a lot of waste of earth and non-degradable POP. Having said that, this art form in all it’s colors can brighten any mood. So, why just put in under your feet when we can have it handpainted for you on sustainable ware that can light up and brighten your homes?

Thus, Barcelona inspired patterns, handpainted on recycled bottles.

Originally inspired, only at ColorMeNew

(for more, refer to website: www.colormenew.com)

Customized Creations – 2

Our music lamps are made in yellow or orange. According to the science of colors, yellow is the color of happiness, and ofcourse, music is happiness. So, if you’re a musician, all you need to do, is pick up your guitar, and strum away to the notes. The notes on our lamps are playable notes with your favorite instrument.

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Casablanca:  Simply put, Casablanca (the song) on guitar notes. Just plug, and strum to it on your guitar.

music - californicationHotel California: For an Eagles fan, to strum his favorite song in warm light


Reuse, Recycle, Redecorate- Plastic!! Originally Inspired 2!!

So, plastic recycling has been on my mind since a while, and this is my 2nd project in recycling plastic. In my previous blog, I tried to recycled soda plastic bottles to make some curtains, in black and white, and colored!

Let me tell you, it was tedious, cutting all the plastic and linking it up, but I had fun with it!!

My 2nd plastic pplastic wallroject are the colorfully painted, and tried together plastic bottles with lights. These are not LED lights so they can be hung anywhere, and attached directly to the existing electrical point.

The best part about this product, is the mood light it creates. I am an absolute shadows and reflections person, and this lights is a guaranteed mood setter.

Colors used are reds, yellows, greens, and blues. The length of the entire project is 6 feet so it can be hung directly from the ceiling.

It comes in 4 different color combinations – basic colors (red, yellow, green), black and white, plain jane (blue and white) and uni colors.

For more information, write to us at shweta.cmn@gmail.com

Do share your plastic DIYs, if any!

Twin Table Lamp

Wires, wires everywhere! I am not very fond of electrical wires/cables especially long ones which linger about on the floor. Keeping this idea in mind, is my next table lamp. Adjustable and unique, the Twin Table Lamp! Stability (blue) and Peace (green), in flowing patterns, perfect for soft study table light. Mounted on reused wood box  perfectly hiding the electric wire, and adding panache to your decor.

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