Surrealism, Expressionism and Modernism in furniture

With Independence Day round the corner, we realized that Indian cultural history scales were completely titled towards our oppressors in regards to furniture, specially for homes. From the Persian and European travellers’ journals one comes to know of just a rich and beautiful Vijayanagar state in fourteenth-century, Southern India, having carpenters on their payroll, long…

Iconic Japanese folds made functional

To begin with, I read up on various Origami styles e.g. the Golden Venture Folding or the three dimensional one, Modular made into smaller units with cut pieces of paper, the Action model is interactable, Wet Folding is for a softer and delicate look, Kirigami involves both folding and cutting paper, while the one seen…

The sun is gone, but i have a light

DIY is an activity of decorating, building, and making fixtures and repairs at home by oneself rather than employing a professional. I would think this is an after effect of the recession and the slow movement, together gaining momentum and giving a real impetus to the Arts and Crafts movement, world over.

All things bright and beautiful this Diwali

All things wise and wonderful The lord god made them all The good lord surely seems to have given me a fresh pair of eyes so I’d like to share with you my Diwali shopping list if you are yet clueless about where to begin. 

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…

“Stories from Channapatna”

A Chettinad boy, Karthik Vaidyanathan is excitedly reviving their 200 year old toy-craft with VARNAM- a social enterprise that works with the Channapatna artisans to create lifestyle products, jewellry & toys. This traditional craft was originally brought to India by Persian King Tipu Sultan in the 18th century. Varnam smartly imbibes the buzzwords of the 21st century-…

LIGHTBOX

A Victor Hugo quote “To love beauty is to see light” reminded me of Lightbox‘s viewpoint as  lighting consultants, for all spaces. Light is considered the fourth dimension of architecture. Lightbox focuses on providing lighting solutions with a new perspective while supporting architects and interior designers. These lighting consultants aesthetically study wall finishes, colours, flooring,…

Vibhor Sogani

“Stay hungry, Stay foolish”, Steve Jobs’ famous quote seems to have become Vibhor Sogani’s lifeline; a Delhi-based Product designer from NID.  Thoroughly experimental and research oriented, Vibhor’s work at present, romanticizes local crafts in metal, stone and wood from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Kashmir; epitomizing functionality with quality and urban aesthetics.