Stock up on the 3 staples – Jackets, Scarves and Leggings

[red_spacer spacer_margin=”30″][/red_spacer] Checked your wardrobe for the season yet? Are the jackets and scarves out yet? We sincerely recommend doing that – maybe over the weekend, and ensure you have…

5 Wardrobe Essentials for Fall/Winter Layering

[red_spacer spacer_margin=”30″][/red_spacer] I eagerly wait for¬†winters every year after months of blazing heat! The early morning chill with the sun peeping through adds cheer, and nothing like lazy sunday mornings…

Handcrafted opulence! Bags and more

My love for custom made, hand crafted leather products continues as the journey meanders from shoes to bags, and more ūüôā I saw a vintage look metal and leather ‘Trunk’…

Hand crafted shoes anyone?

Cinderella! Proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life ūüôā Yes, I believe in this and there are never enough shoes in my¬†closet! There is always room…

Monday blues, whites and hues

[red_spacer spacer_margin=”30″][/red_spacer] Another Monday morning, and yet another power packed schedule¬†ahead!! Phew!! After an extremely celebratory weekend (read tiring) while we are¬†still in the festive mood, we really have to…

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‚Äôs 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 ‚Äėbesan ladoos‚Äô! 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 ‚ÄėReturn of the metals ‚Äď 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…