Women thrive on novelty

Ryouko Haraguchi named her label Sind because her first store resembled a fluffy cotton ball, reminding her of the region- Sind, in Pakistan, known for its cotton. Methinks it could also be an influence of the ‘Sindworkis’ connection with Japan in the mid 20th century, when they had substantial control over the Japanese silk trade . 

Bohemian Christmas

Tucked away in the bylane of Shahpur Jat, New Delhi, is a quaint store on the first floor, Olivia Dar. An eponymous contemporary bohemian luxury label was born in 2011. This labour of love originated from the lady’s travels and her desire to share the traditional artisanal crafts of India and Central Asia. Earlier one knew of her women’s…

Chaap-a stamp or impression

Walking down the memory lane we remember fine art prints being a private art form designed for connoisseurs and collectors, internationally. They were published in limited editions and hidden away in portfolios. From mid 20th century one saw the development of prints with affordable processes such as linocut, when editioned lithographs were made available for public. With major breakthroughs in creative statements,…

Whimsical accesories

One of my Christmas finds is this Contemporary Sculptural Jewelry for an understated sparkle at the beach parties this season. Manifest Design established in the fall of 2013, is a dream project of siblings Manreet & Samraat Deol, who are committed to revitalizing the traditional metalsmithing traditions of India. Manreet, the Creative Director of Manifest Design thought of ‘Everyday…