Archive for August, 2008

Infomen is an Information and graphic design firm jointly run by designers Aman Khanna and Carlos Coelho. It operates from their studios in New Delhi and London. Here’s a series of eye-catching posters and bags designed by them, that’s on sale, on their site. Cosmos – A series of posters inspired from electronic music and […]


Culinary celebrity Marut Sikka’s daytime café turned evening sit-down, Magique, in the Garden of five senses is set in a Delhi public park. This Asian fusion restaurant designed by Lotus Design has created quite a buzz since it opened last year. Indian by Design serves up assorted pictures garished with a quirky identity. (p.s: I […]


Speaking Stones, 1998 by NN Rimzon . Now showing at Kashi Art Gallery as part of the ONLY ONE series.


Occupying Silence by Devashish Makhija. At Gallery Kanishkas, Calcutta. From 21 August to 10 September 2008. Write to nakedindianfakir (at) gmail (dot) com to buy/preview the catalog. I enjoyed the beautifully written notes from the past that inspired his works.


*An Indian By Design Exclusive* I featured Aniket Bhagwat last month, and there has been considerable interest in his work; landscape and architecture. So I got in touch with him (thanks to dear friend Ambrish), and dug deeper into his works and thoughts. Here’s Aniket Bhagwat, talking about his projects, meandering into thoughts on architecture, […]


Pardon My Hindi was started by Chiraag Bhakta back in 2002. Currently all the products in the PMH store are designed by him as well. He adds, ‘PMH is always looking for people to contribute an idea, whether a product, a graphic or a contribution to the e-zine (What’s the Samachar, that comes out 4 […]


*An Indian By Design Exclusive* I remember the first time I walked past the giant metal doorway, smooth pebbles curving into my flats, and experiencing Cinnamon. There was an air of quiet elegance about it. Along with a light-filled positivity that made you want to linger. Quirky artifacts, accessories and clothes were artistically placed around […]


The Craft Revival Trust covers an exhaustive spectrum of information on handicraft, handloom, folk and tribal art in Asia. The content is sourced from a wide, credible and knowledgeable network of researchers, practitioners, academics, students from across the world. Now available for sale at the Craft Online Shop Peacock Pencil, Parrot Pencil, Windmill Pencil


Paul has been a journalist, socio-cartoonist, set designer and electrical engineer prior to being a practicing product designer. He is married and lives with his wife, a toy designer, in Noida. ATE is a double bladed stainless steel pencil sharpener which sharpens large and small pencils to a comfortable sharp tip. Best feature > single […]


“ONE LIFE ON EARTH” will be on view from August 7 – 30, 2008 at Chemould Prescott Road in Mumbai and from October 4 – November 1, 2008 at Nature Morte in New Delhi. More work on her website.


Conceptualised in 2007, Memories of a Butterfly specializes in Bead Curtains and Murals. They say ‘Bead Curtains not only allow for a play with color, light and texture, but also enable us to create natural connectors between spaces. They have the ability to create privacy without disconnecting an area from the rest of the house, […]


I planted two fruit trees with them, and it was a wonderful experience. Here’s what they do, from the horses’ mouth: We plant trees for free to heal the earth. As of now, we do this in Bangalore only. So if you know any place where a tree can take root and flourish, let us […]


Good Earth just opened the doors to its enigmatic flasgship store in Saket, New Delhi. The products lend it the same air of familiarity, but the subtle yet mammoth design differences take you into a new space altogether. Designed by the immensely talented Lotus Design (Mehrangarh museum shop, Levi’s Rivet, Xylys, Khaja Chowk…), it’s dazzling, […]