STUDIOkishangarh

The Mughal rulers of Malwa, Deccan and Hindu Rajas of Rajasthan revived the art of miniature paintings in the last decades of the 16th century. Rajput art schools began to develop their distinctive styles combining indigenous as well as foreign influences (Persian, Mughal, Chinese, European). Four principal schools have several artistic styles which are patronised…

ANUSHA designs

The Barbie Doll creators Ruth and Elliot Handler were owners of a small toy company in Los Angeles. Ruth’s daughter Barbara used to try dressing her paper dolls with cutout clothing as they were the prominent girlie playthings in United States, in mid 20th century. This prompted them to buy a German Bild Lilli doll…

DESIGN developments

New Delhi brought in the first India Design ID 2013 patronizing the works and people covered by Elle Decor, at NSIC grounds with collateral events at design districts like Lado Sarai, Shahpur Jat and Meherchand mkt.; spreading the buzz in public spaces,bookshops,restaurants, and art galleries from 15th-17th February ’13.

things-BY STUDIO EKSAAT

“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and….. I believe in miracles”– this Audrey Hepburn’s quote is something I swear by each day….. you too could…

ART is fair in love’n’war

Some pictures of India Art fair summing up the great Indian enthusiasm, yet conservative market. Sought out artworks were by Subodh Gupta, Gautam Bhatia, Jitish Kalat, T.V. Santosh, Sachin George Sebastian, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami, Damien Hirst, Somnath Hore, Hema Upadhaya, Krishna Murari, Fabian Bercic, Tayeba Begum Lipi, Pakpoom Silaphan, Samanta Batra Mehta,…

traysandbins

“Enough with the plain. I think people want pretty, and I predict a surge and demand for classic fabrics like Colefax and Fowler’s Bowood” emphatically states Leta Austin Foster, a well known American interior designer fascinated by French,Italian and British art. Reet Lamba, a retail merchandiser by profession, enjoyed doing business of her mom’s favourite trays…