Paper thoughts

 Handmade cards are a gift in itself and the snail mail makes it an even more endearing option. Paper Thoughts handmade cards by Shivam Somani make me nostalgic about my boarding school days when I seriously tried to be different by using my craft skills at every occasion with cards and more. But he at the same age…

Concrete tableware and accessory options

My infatuation for extreme designs understandably drew me towards GOMAADS at the Gurgaon Farmers’s Market early this year, and so I chose to write about it as oppose to the orgasmic food at the venue. Looking at their accessories and tableware I remembered a quote “The details are not just details.They make a design” by Charles Eames- a well known American architect…

The 3c’s for furniture-classic, chic, contemporary

“Think,Travel, Celebrate, Charm, Decorate, Dress, Live colourfully”-Kate Spade These keywords connected so well with my soul inklings when I was off to the India design ID 2014 early this year, that I got excited to see a furniture marquee of Iqrup+Ritz which drew the same parallels. Iqrup Dhamija – the mother, learnt her art at Inchbald School of Design, London. This spirited lady began Iqrup…

Knocked up for a holiday

A Different India’s ‘babymoon’ packages seemed a step towards sustainable relationship, as we tend to take our better halves for granted. A bond rule ….the caress, the genuine lazy smile, and body language, do make a difference since actions speak louder than words. Though it is on the wane as many young couples nowadays are coping…

Collective craft plays cupid for traditional and contemporary

“Surround yourself with people you can always learn something from. Always work with people that are better at their craft than you are.” Tony Vincent. The connect here is the art Patachitra, which is voluntarily done by artists to decorate Jagannath Puri temple’s chariots and murals during the celebrations of an important hindu festival- the Chariot…