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Hand-Crafted Happiness!

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Fashion designer Rachana Nagranee loves all things beautiful and believes that the simplest of designs are the most wonderful. Specialised in Handbags and home accessories, Rachana created Pitaara which is a collection of hand-crafted products inspired by the state of happiness. Each of the handbags and fashion accessories is so luxurious & indulgent, they seem almost sinful… I am sure you will love them.

Here are a few of the handcrafted bags and contemporary jewellery from Pitaara’s collection:

To feast your eyes on more of these gorgeous hand-crafted handbags and fashion accessories click here.

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August 3, 2010 at 8:33 am

Childhood Dreams

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I hope you guys had a great weekend….I was totally lost in cyberspace with all sorts of codes and themes and god-knows-what-else to upgrade my site and I still am not ready with it after 3 days! Why can’t it be easier?! You will see the results soon, promise.

Enough about all this now. I must share with you these gorgeous illustrations done by Maheswari Janarthanan that I think will be perfect for a little one’s room. Though, I do feel I would love to have them on my walls as well 🙂 I just love the whole dreamy. candy floss feel they have.

Joy

Raindrops keep fallin' on my head, they keep fallin'

Moondance

A windy day

Follow you heart, set your soul free, open your arms, to the future, its yours you see.

Singing in the rain

To enjoy more of Maheswari’s beautiful work  click here.


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August 2, 2010 at 9:48 am

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Bollywood Billboards to Beautiful Bags

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I believe in recycling and try to do my bit wherever possible. Recycling conserves resources, saves energy, helps protect the environment and reduces landfills….why wouldn’t you want to recycle?! It is only recently though that I came across the term Upcycling. Upcycling is using waste and converting it into something of better quality or value.

Initiated by designer Nupur Goenka ”Lets” is an eco-friendly company that saves dying objects and gives them a new life. Here are a few of their handmade, one-of-a-kind bags and laptop covers that are durable, water-resistant & easy to clean. 100% made of left overs the materials used to create these bags are plastic of old billboard signs and sarees & leather bits from factory wastes.

To see more of their upcycled products click here.

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July 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm

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Creating ‘Useful Art’

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Paul Sandip is a gifted designer who transforms everyday objects into works of art. Winner of many awards his most recent achievement is the Silver Prize at OPUS Eyewear Design Award 2009, Japan for his sensuous see-through blindfold for adult fantasy play. Here are few of his other brilliant works

Night lamp

Nominated by Elle Decor for EDIDA’09 Planet G is a smart night lamp that turns direct light into a diffused glow just by a scroll.

Spoon

SPOO is an ergonomically designed spoon for little ones. The design is easy on the parent’s wrist, soft for swollen little gums and comfortable for both right and left-handed parents.

Paper mug

The Disposable Mug originally made for Indian Railways is an absolutely brilliant, inexpensive, eco-friendly mug that disintegrates after use. It has won the Business World Design Excellence Award, India, in 2004 and was a finalist at INDEX: – Design to improve life, Denmark, in 2009.

Pencil sharpener

ATE is a double-bladed stainless steel pencil sharpener that effectively sharpens large and small pencils to a comfortable sharp tip every time. It has rubberized soft edges and a satin finish. It won the prestigious Red Dot design award in 2007

To know more about Paul and his amazing work check out http://differentialdesign.blogspot.com/

Take a seat!

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And now for some furniture therapy. Here are a few gorgeous seats designed by Asad Firdosy.

unique furniture

Moulin Rouge

Low Seat

Flintstone Settee


After a degree in architecture, Asad joined his ancestral business of furniture making at Firdos Furnishers. Working mainly with Teak wood, his designs are a reflection of his inherent talent, originality of thought and creativity whilst retaining traditional ancestral values. His creations have been exhibited in Delhi, Mumbai, Frankfurt and Miami. More of his designs can be found here.

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July 24, 2010 at 10:07 am

Sparklers!

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From bags to another favourite accessory of a woman – Diamond jewellery!!! Aaah… we love it! Here are a few gorgeous pieces designed by Nicky Ramnani, a young passionate jewellery designer who blends rich Indian heritage with current styles.

Nicky offers a personalised,consultative approach and develops bespoke designs based on individual client’s aesthetic outlook. Coming from a commerce background Nicky’s venture into the jewellery design industry is pretty recent but within 3 years he has already established his own design studio called Auraya Diamond Jewellery, which will soon be based in Juhu, Mumbai.

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July 23, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Bags of Colour!

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The best accessory for summer is a brightly coloured bag. Here are a few bright and beautiful bags designed by Shivani Gakhar for an NGO called ‘Khamir’. Here she has mainly used Leather, block printed fabric and mashru fabric, which is a mix of cotton and silk.

Block printed bag

And now for some geek chic check out these funky covers for laptop, hard disc, pen drive and CD.

CD cover, pendrive cover


To enjoy more of Shivani’s creations log on to http://www.coroflot.com/shivanigakhar and to learn more about Khamir please follow http://www.khamir.org/