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Please take a seat.

As promised…here are some gorgeous Indian Indoor swings.
In Gujurat (where my family is originally from) – they are called hichkars (in hindi they are called Jhula’s).
Upon visiting India, one highlight of being dragged from one aunty’s house to another’s (besides the delicious Indian sweets) was sitting on their hichkar’s. They seems to be a common element in many traditional indian homes.
The  jhula’s historical roots are embedded in the Mughal era. They were used to put babies to sleep; men had their tea on them and relaxed in the evenings after coming back from work. The women had a special relation with it as they spent their afternoons sitting on it and gossiping. A jhula was a must for every Indian household.

Traditionally they are made from high quality wood with intricate designs that made them unique decorative pieces.

With modernity, and the shrinking of space the jhula has faded into the rest of the interior space- no longer representing a central meeting place. Nevertheless,  some people who have still retained this tradition of keeping Jhulas in their houses.

Jhulas have also evolved with time.  Besides the traditional ones in wood, nowadays Jhulas are available in brass, silver and other materials also. These modern day Jhulas are a perfect fit for any living room and can give it a touch of class and sophistication.


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It would be my dream to have one of these in my house…so majestical!




Swing it sista…

I embraced my inner child yesterday and went on a swing set in the park. I giggled like a 10 year old girl as my friends pushed me from behind. Butterflies in my stomach as I went higher and higher. No matter how old I am – I don’t think I will ever ‘get over’ the rush of being on a swing. Total adrenalin rush…

Swings have always held a special spot in my heart. As a child, my grandmother (just 5ft) and I would sit on her swing – It is one of my fondest memories of her. Both our legs would not touch the ground. We would sit there for hours on end…just chatting about life. Finding total comfort and contentment elevated by the consistent backward and forward motion.

Indoor swings are very popular in the Indian household (will save that for another post this week)

Recently, I have seen a trend with many households embracing the indoor swing.

Following on from my last post – I am in firm belief that there are not enough elements of ‘fun’ integrated into the modern home. With the increase of technology our lives are getting increasingly chaotic – we are bombarded with stimulus and driven by immediacy. Indoor swings add a sense of dynancism. They inject movement and energy into the space.

Indoor swings look amazing in loft apartments – with high ceilings.

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How much fun does this look? I want a go!

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A bead swing – innovative and love the shape/form.

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This swing seems a little out of place – still it adds visual interest.

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Love the indoor swing teamed with ethnic style…

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Stay tuned – this week I will do a round up of some beautiful traditional Indian swings…

Indoor swings – a little unrealistic for me (cant just image smashing into a window…), I love the whimsical, romantic feeling they can create…not too mention total 100% FUN.

Have a great Sunday night.

N x