Mukaish, Kamdani or Badla – traditional embellishment techniques

Indian traditional apparel and costumes, specially the ones made for festive occasions tend to be heavily embellished. Some like it extra ‘heavy’ and some like it ‘light’, but very few…

Timri – the happy Bengaluru store for clothes, jewellery, home and so much more has a new address

We discovered Timri – a beautiful store in Bengaluru a few years back, thanks to a dear friend Nidhi. Quite honestly, we loved the name even before we had a…

Saris by Ayush Kejriwal

We wrote earlier about the stunning sarees by UK based designer Ayush Kejriwal. His sarees have a soul, in fact each piece says something to you. We have many favourites,…

Bags by Terracorda

Terracorda by Shilpa Shankar Narain creates a vegan range of tote & lifestyle bags, stylistically blending traditional hues & patterns and providing a contemporary, non-animal based leather alternative for the…

Courtyard by Aline: Taking you back to your roots with brass

In today’s fast paced life, reminiscing the past can be a heartwarming and indulgent experience. It reminds us to stop, breathe and savour the simpler things in life.  The joy of raiding kitchen shelves on a hot summer afternoon, waiting endlessly for tuesdays and the almost amber-coloured brass bowl of ‘besan ladoos’! As I attempted to mirror those sentiments and the old world charm in my home, I turned to brass. Sometime back we wrote about the ‘Return of the metals – brass, copper and bronze

Nimai – the curated store for handcrafted, artisanal jewellery

NIMAI, this Shahpur Jat based store, curates jewellery from over 70 independent jewellery designers from India. Believers of the ‘slow fashion’ movement, these designers experiment with a medley of unique materials…

Raw Mango: Simplifying and reimagining the saree

Leonardo da Vinci once said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.  People who know me say that my signature style is fairly unassuming. It does drift towards minimalistic design that exudes understated…

The Kerala-inspired home

The very mention of the word, ‘Kerala’, brings to me, visuals of coffee and spice plantations, the breathtakingly beautiful backwaters and palm-lined trees.  Now, I mention the next best thing and that…

Araash Fresco Painting: A new identity with pops of colour

The euphoria of a discovery that eventually summarises the very purpose of one’s work is difficult to express. If we’re fortunate, we experience it, and life is never the same again! Probably Muirne Kate…

Home decor with a little help from Indian scripts

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”  Dr. Seuss’s pearls of wisdom…Words tend to have a profound…