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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

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The Disposable Mug originally made for Indian Railways is an absolutely brilliant, inexpensive, eco-friendly mug that disintegrates after use.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/

Easy like Sunday morning

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Commodores singing ‘Easy’ in the background, the bit about ‘Easy like Sunday morning’ is what I am liking… As I was thinking about my next post, the Sun rose over the horizon and from our balcony I could see it taking on a yellowy hue. Very warm, very inspiring. I decided on my next post right at this moment…. here is a bit of sunshine your way

pillow cover, crochet,ganesha pendant, earrings, ganesha mask,hand painted t-shirt, sandalwood beads,blockprint bag, crochet pendant Pictures through Etsy

1. Marigold pillow cover by The Home Centric, 2. A little Elf named Big Foot by  Madsbear, 3. Ivory Ganesha Pendant by Bull Crab Studio, 4. Madhu Earring by Minoubazaar, 5. Ganesha Mask by Vintage Galaxy, 6. Hand painted Tee by Bootika, 7. Sandalwood wrist mala by Meditation, 8. Sling bag by Knottygal, 9. Crochet Jazz Saxophone pendant by Mamta

I created this mood-board with items I found on Etsy. I hope it brings a bit of summery happiness to you. Now I am off to the Ganpathy temple, inspired by my mood-board of course 🙂

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July 25, 2010 at 11:50 am

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

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/