Handmade style by Oshadi and Plantation House

Our search for stores that appreciate history, stories and the beauty of crafts is always on. Bringing handmade gorgeousness to you is a joy, and that’s what motivates us to always keep an…

Dastkar Design Fair 2017 – Our top 10 picks

The Dastkar events have a special place in my heart. The ‘Nature Bazar’, the venue of the events at Anderia Modh in New Delhi, is a delightful place, displaying the…

Sarees: Designers, Curators- I

Do you love draping a saree? I certainly do and living here in the UK, I never miss an opportunity to wear one,  and especially, if the saree is a ‘hand-me-down‘, then for…

The Handbags Speak

Handbags have been around forever; well, since the 14th century anyway,  in various shapes, sizes and prices and of course,  one is never enough! Though, I personally am not a…

Stylish handmade summer dressing

With summer at its peak in India, it’s time to pause and be surrounded by some handmade, breezy stylish clothing.   I am sure that you already have been stocking up on…

Dastkar Design Fair: Designers to look out for 2

First things first…A big thank you to all our lovely readers for the most overwhelming response for our post yesterday. The designers featured in yesterday’s post are so very grateful for all…

Phulkari – something new, something old this Lohri

The winter this year has chilled us to the bones, yet there seems to be no respite. However, it is that time of the year again when we look forward…

The Gond Art Form

Are you one of those, who is always on the lookout for handmade pressies, that use ancient Indian craft techniques? Most of them are made by artisans, generally unknown to…

Patachitra: Not just another folk art

A couple of years back, on one of my visits to Kolkata, I happened to walk past Elgin Road on a sunday evening and stopped to hear some extremely melodious music….

Madhubani magic: Bharti Dayal

Sometimes you see something so beautiful that it mesmerizes you for the rest of your life. You can close your eyes and the image is right in front of you,…

The Kullu Shawl and weaving traditions along ‘The Wool Road’

Many years ago, along a winded dusty road, there were two small villages in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, on a lesser-known trade route called ‘The Wool Road’.  Travellers from…

Basket Weaving – The ‘Moonj’ way

Basketry is as old a craft as perhaps pottery, practised by communities across the world using a variety of techniques and an array of materials.  A typical basket is made…

Ikroop, the Glass artist & Jewellery Designer

Primarily transparent but not always, easy to shape when in molten state, neither a solid nor a liquid and can be recycled any number of times; without going into 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

DIY kits from up-cycled pine, and Up-cycled furniture with a new face

Re-use, Re-cycle, whatever you want to call the process, the idea is pretty much the same; it is giving something a new look, a new face and perhaps even a…

Kitchen Stories – Meet The Village Fair, spreading the goodness of Cast Iron

Rewind back to India’s pre-independence years, and you would find that food was cooked in either iron or clay pots. Then, the aluminium and the steel revolution happened in the 20th century, whereby…