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…

A Rakhi for you, with love

Lots of stories exist for how Rakhi, as a festival came into being but the one about the war between Gods and Demons is my utmost favourite. It stresses the…

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

Jewellery: handcrafted magic you would love

Weddings and festive occasions are round the corner, and  jewellery beckons once again! When I was growing up, attending any wedding meant, a trip to the ‘bank locker’  to retrieve gold…

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…

Home Styling: 5 ways to add the Rajasthani razzmatazz

Living in Delhi has huge benefits, being close to Rajasthan is one of them. A long weekend off is all you need to drive off to Jaipur (one of my…

Tarusa: Handcrafted luxury

Last week, I visited the grand IHGF, which was tucked away, far away in Greater Noida, but every worth of that long journey was so worth it. I was spellbound by…

Bhadohi carpets: hand crafted luxury

Like a lot of other people, I truly believe in the power of furnishings to transform a space. I have been scouting for home furnishings, visiting some of my favourite stores, browsing through…

Gorgeous Yellow Sari from Weavers’s Studio, Kolkata

Graceful and elegant – that’s how one can describe a sari. If the sari is from Weaver’s Studio, then it will surely make you gasp in awe. Weavers Studio is a…