Handmade good design

Talking about the right people matters to me and I’m sure it does for AnanTaya too; a concept store which during the Jaipur Literature Festival wants to pollinate our minds with Handmade Good Design.

Death by shoes

For anyone with a shoe fetish Amorio should be your must-buy brand, in Jaipur. Do not miss it for anything in the world specially if you are looking to own a second skin!!

Anais Basu’s tia pakhi

In Bengali, a green parrot is called Tia Pakhi. Primarily brought up in France, Anais Basu’s french ascendants are from Mauritius. Influenced by her multi-cultural diversity she chose an exotic colourful name which increases the label’s enigma amongst the international buyers. Married to a Bengali and settled in Kolkata now, she uses Kantha to give a contemporary twist to her home accessories label. Read on to know more about the designer who…

Romancing the Kashmiri shawl

Preferring hot beverages like coffee, Hot Toddy and kehwa, curled up in bed throughout my new year break I was engrossed reading a coffee table book The Romance of the Cashmere Shawl by Monique Levi-Strauss lent by Shameem Abdulla (a dealer of beautiful and authentic shawls, upholstery, carpets, walnut wood furniture and papier-mâché from Kashmir in Delhi).