Archive for July, 2008

*An Indian By Design Exclusive* I first saw her poring over sketches and doodles and drawings and a half-finished series of Cats on Chairs. She was so childlike in her enthusiasm, in her curiosity for feedback. Her art, much like her, is simple, genuine and rooted. In conversation with Kavita Arvind, artist, NID faculty and […]


Atmosphere, owned by Himatsingka Seide, is probably India’s first luxury home furnishing fabrics store chain.With over 2000 styles of fabrics in every store, the striking ensemble is well suited for home and commercial decor.


On the list of the coolest companies in India (Business Today, Sep 2005), Happily Unmarried started as a one stop shop for people living on their own, providing services like accommodation, furniture on hire, rugs, curtains, kitchen essentials, but later shut everything else down and focussed on creating quirky Indian products. The creators have a […]


*An Indian By Design Exclusive* By art director Bhautik Siddhapura Paint Marker on Plastic


I love her style, and I think she’s priced it very reasonably – Rs 7000 to Rs 22000. Contact Kavita Arvind. A-406, Fourth Floor, Purva Sunshine, Main Sarjapur Road, Bangalore 560008. Email: chidiyaudd at gmail.com. Website: http://www.chidiyaudd.in. Work can be couriered to other cities.


Europe belongs to Picasso, Matisse and Braque and many others. India belongs only to me. She died at an age people start discovering what they’re all about. 28. Too young. 1913-1941. But what a life it’s been.


*An Indian By Design Exclusive* Rajiv Majumdar’s 450 sq ft apartment had just enough space for his 6 foot 4 frame, his guitars, books and speakers. Though it did have its plus points. Enough light from a long balcony and enough freedom to break down all the walls as the flat belonged to his mother. […]


Supported by a vast database of landscape techniques and plant material, Aniket Bhagwat’s firm handles residential, industrial, recreation, urban, institutional landscapes, and ecological redevelopment projects. Upcoming Projects: Andaman; Currently designing a twenty two-room boutique hotel on the sea, on a land measuring 10.5 acres, which is covered with Areca nut trees and coconuts. The site […]


Loose Ends, located in Bandra, Mumbai, is a quirky garage store that retails home accessories and clothes and oddities.