Artist feels oppressed by the pin which keeps her safety intact

“We were sensitized in NID before going out to do projects with the craft clusters. As a student one had to stay in their environment to understand their rudimentary means. It was basically about learning their skillset while humbly playing the role of an intermediary, not god or master” quips the Hyderabad based artist –…

Nikheel Aphale’s calligraphic works

  Having studied art I too had tried learning calligraphy at some point. It is letter art related to writing. Many contemporary artists have used it for graphic design and fine art to express themselves with letters which may or may not be legible. While Typography is the art of setting type; it is typically commercial and expected to be made in…

Mastering local weaves and styles

For Chinar Farooqui – a textile and clothing designer working from her studio in Jaipur, Rajasthan – India, style is primarily a matter of instinct. Hearing that statement I quickly reflected on my wardrobe, and realized how comfortable I was getting in my skin, with time!

‘Mohabbat’ with kashmir

  Well! It surprised me to find Rahul Sharma’s Santoor (ancient string musical instrument native to Jammu and Kashmir, with origins in Persia) vadan more appealing than christmas carols while writing about Anjali Rana Design, this christmas. In hindsight, I noticed how she too had deliberately taken the best of both contemporary and traditional worlds to recreate the…

Your munchkin’s clothes

At first instance I couldn’t help but notice those quirky designs and unusual colours in Shweta Dhariwal’s children’s clothing and bed linen; which grow on you as a child’s artwork. Being a design student she spends a lot of time researching and educating, and has a bent towards traditional crafts and pattern making. Recently she took a class…

alex davis- installations n more

The Artist        :     Alex Davis Address           :     Alex Davis Studio, Indi Store                                 143 Shahpurjat,Opp.Khelgaon Village,                                New Delhi 110049                                Phone:      +91 11 26495473  Tele fax:   +91 11 26495818               

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.