Meet The Maker: Mani Shanker Singh, Fashion Designer and Founder, Son Of A Noble SNOB, Bangalore

Today on our Meet The Makers Series; we feature Mani Shanker Singh, Fashion Designer and Founder of Son Of A Noble SNOB, Bangalore. Let’s get to know about his design venture, work space, favourites picks at SNOB and his showcase … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Mani Shanker Singh, Fashion Designer and Founder, Son Of A Noble SNOB, Bangalore

Meet The Maker: Himani Grover, Founder & Designer, Chicory Chai, Gurgaon

Meet Himani Grover, iS the principal designer and founder of Chicory Chai, Gurgaon  a jewellery design studio based in Gurgaon. Let’s find out more about Himani’s label, her workspace, her inspirations and her showcase at By Hand From The Heart … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Himani Grover, Founder & Designer, Chicory Chai, Gurgaon

Meet The Maker: Pooja Sitharthan, Doodle Artist, SwitchOn, Chennai

We chat up with artist Pooja of SwitchOn; chirpy and fullon vibrant just like her doodles, Pooja loves to draw and make things in her home studio she lovingly addresses as her Happiness Factory.  Let’s find out more about her works, … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Pooja Sitharthan, Doodle Artist, SwitchOn, Chennai

Meet The Maker: M.Kalaivani, Artist / Fabric Designer, 56th Day, Goa

We talk to Kalaivani about her passion for cyanotype printing and her creative venture – 56th Day, based in Goa. Let’s find out more about how it all began, her journey so far, her inspirations and her maiden showcase at By … Continue reading Meet The Maker: M.Kalaivani, Artist / Fabric Designer, 56th Day, Goa

Meet The Maker: Meha Gupta, Jewellery Designer, Baby Baniya, Delhi

Meha Gupta designs whimsical jewellery under her brand name Baby Baniya . Let’s find out more about her works, inspirations and her jewellery collection she plans to showcase in Chennai with By Hand From The Heart makers market event. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Meha Gupta, Jewellery Designer, Baby Baniya, Delhi

Meet The Maker: Vinayak, Aishwarya, Karan – Monkeyji

We proudly celebrate all that is Indian, in all its vividness, form, color and joy. We like to think of us as storytellers, sharing our India though different medium. We have been creating for about 10 years now, but it has only been a few weeks since MonkeyJi was born. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Vinayak, Aishwarya, Karan – Monkeyji

Meet The Maker: Archana Avinash, Strings & Beads

I am Archana Avinash, Designer & Owner at Strings & Beads, a conscious lifestyle brand that marries crystal healing and gorgeous jewelry to help create balance and fulfillment in your everyday life. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Archana Avinash, Strings & Beads

Meet The Maker: Sarita Ganeriwala and Sarika Ginodia, Karomi

Working with rural and urban artisans, in West Bengal, India, our pledge is to produce ‘quality handicrafts’ in hand-loom weaving, hand-block printing, hand embroideries and combined techniques. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Sarita Ganeriwala and Sarika Ginodia, Karomi

Meet The Maker: Ummu Salma, Made in Craftadise

Ummu Salma is a home based craft entrepreneur, crochet enthusiast and craft blogger in Chennai. I am a blogger and an entrepreneur in the field of Crochet and craft. I am an engineering post graduate following my passion and turning my hobby into a thriving business one step at a time. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Ummu Salma, Made in Craftadise

Meet The Maker: Priyanjoli Basu, PRIYANJOLI

I have always loved textures and patterns, but only after traveling to places with rich textile histories and vibrant markets featuring hand-crafted fabrics that I decided to make my passion a career. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Priyanjoli Basu, PRIYANJOLI

Meet The Maker: Amrita Giriraj, VYA

I’m Amrita Giriraj, 24 years old, graduated in business and craft design from Bangalore and have an undergraduate background in Visual Arts from Stella Maris College, Chennai. For the most part of my design education, the one thing that was constantly drilled into my head was “designs don’t come from your head, they come from what you see around you. Design is nature. Nature is design. Its everywhere.” Continue reading Meet The Maker: Amrita Giriraj, VYA

Meet The Artist: Aman Khanna, Claymen

Aman Khanna is a clay artist, graphic artist, illustrator and a visual storyteller, based in Delhi; ‘Claymen’ is his works of Functional, Dysfunctional and Claymen sculptures. Aman enjoys crafting with clay and enjoys telling people stories of the clay objects and sculptures. Continue reading Meet The Artist: Aman Khanna, Claymen

Meet The Artist: Riddhi Desai, Tinyfarm

Riddhi Desai is an illustrator and graphic designer behind ‘Tinyfarm’, a design studio based in Chennai, India. Riddi will be presenting her art prinst & stationery at the 17th Edition of By Hand From The Heart event at Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai. Continue reading Meet The Artist: Riddhi Desai, Tinyfarm

Meet The Maker: Geetanjali Gondhale, Jewellery Designer

Jewellery inspired by Nature, tribes, mythology and India rich history. Sounds intriguing? Well, that is Moha for you. MOHA necklaces are a mix of the old & the new. A unique fusion of modern beads, motifs, and pendants with the tribal wearable and tassels. Moha is a Sanskrit word that means “desire”, it stems out of my desire to own offbeat beautiful silver jewellery. MOHA is a very ‘hands-on’ company and we get Silversmiths to work on pieces that have been brought together from the artisans across the country. The journey of MOHA began with only a handful of custom-made silver earrings. Photographs of these earrings garnered lot of interest on … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Geetanjali Gondhale, Jewellery Designer

Meet The Maker: Usha Prajapati, Designer

The Bodhi tree is a metaphor for life and work for this talented lady who was born in Gaya. Samoolam [Sanskrit word meaning Collective roots] is the brand by Usha Prajapati that began its journey from her fathers’ garage in Gaya. Slowly she began joining hands with women from Bihar and New Delhi and today Samoolam is spreading its wings far and wide. Hailing from a family of six children, Usha, who is the youngest has set up a nest for herself in Delhi. Her words of inspiration are found in a Fridge magnet- “There are women who make things better, simply by showing up. There … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Usha Prajapati, Designer

Meet The Maker: Pankaja Sethi, Textile Designer

A social entrepreneur, wanderer, researcher in the pursuit of stories and weaves, her passion for travel is where it all began. She started connecting with Adivasi women and weavers to learn about craft and culture, the journey that took her to places such as Jharkhand, Kutch, Odisha, and as far as Indonesia. Drawing inspiration from the raw textures, colours, forms and silhouettes of nature, Pankaja Sethi began working on creating her own range of textiles in collaboration with artisans by empowering several artists, building a dialogue between designer and weaver through ‘Kala aur Katha’ design and research studio. And that is how “Pankaja” was born. Call it art, call … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Pankaja Sethi, Textile Designer

Meet The Maker: Shwetha Sripad, Clothing Designer

Tell us a bit about yourself. Shwetha, mom of one, love all things Indian, love my artistic inclination, love to make things – lots of crafty things, completely a craftoholic! How would you describe what you do; and how long have you been making and creating? My desire is to make adorable designs for little girls; that you can’t resist picking up. I’ve just started out and love experimenting with new ideas; every new design that comes through – gives me a new high. Tell us about your recent works and your proposed showcase at the By Hand, From The Heart. BHFTH will be my … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Shwetha Sripad, Clothing Designer

Meet The Maker: Parul Khanna, Artist and Decor Designer

Tell us a bit about yourself. I am Parul Khanna, a corporate lawyer turned artist & entrepreneur. I love art and I am a self-taught artist. After working for a few years in corporate law with law firms in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, I finally decided to unleash my latent desire to be an artist & entrepreneur, so quit corporate law and started Coral Charm. How would you describe what you do; and how long have you been making and creating? I have created lamps which are very different from the often interesting, but predictable forms of lamps available in the market. I conceived the idea of making … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Parul Khanna, Artist and Decor Designer

Meet The Maker: Rachna Raghuram, Illustrator

Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m Rachna Raghuram, a self-taught illustrator and I work out of my home studio in Mysore, Karnataka. When I am not working on commissioned artwork, I am busy designing and selling illustrated products under the label ‘Doodle Doo’. I began my tryst with art over 5 years ago when I started illustrating children’s books, while also juggling a regular 9-to-5 job. It was only two years ago that I felt like I needed to express my creativity more and decided to quit my corporate job – best decision ever! How would you describe what you do; and how long have … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Rachna Raghuram, Illustrator

Meet The Maker: Savita Narasimhan , Artist and Stationery Designer

Tell us a bit about yourself. Hi everyone. I am Savita Narasimhan, classical musician-turned-entrepreneur. I grew up in Delhi in an art-loving family. After graduating from Lady Sriram College, I moved to Madras to learn classical music and perform the same, which I have done for the last 18 years. Any time that I was not practicing or performing, was spent in drawing or painting, my second passion. Following suggestions from family and friends, I decided to do an impromptu exhibition of my collection in early 2012, which not only sold out but also sowed the seeds of my company Rangalekha. I launched the … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Savita Narasimhan , Artist and Stationery Designer

Meet The Maker: Archana Avinash, Jewelry Designer and Crystal Healer

Tell us a bit about yourself. We all like pretty things with a purpose, whether its eco friendly Clothing or Organic food, we seem to feel the energy shift in these products that have a higher calling. And while we are still suckers for Stylish stuff, we cant help but be drawn towards products that truly make a difference in the long run. Welcome everyone! I am Archana Avinash, Designer & Owner at Strings & Beads, a conscious lifestyle brand that marries crystal healing and gorgeous jewelry to help create balance and fulfillment in your everyday life. Being raised in a very Orthodox Tam-Bram Family I went on to finish … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Archana Avinash, Jewelry Designer and Crystal Healer

Meet The Maker: Karunya Rajan, Fashion Designer

Tell us a bit about yourself. Karunya Rajan – born and brought up in Mettupalayam , a small town situated between Ooty and Coimbatore. After getting myself an engineering degree followed by a business administration degree , I began to realise that I was not up for anything that had to do with engineering and desk jobs! If someone asks me how I got in to designing clothes , I still don’t have an answer for that . My current profile, apart from looking after my family business  is , I am the owner + the Creative Director + Designer of Kalki Design … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Karunya Rajan, Fashion Designer

Meet The Maker: Deepika Vaishnavi, Textile Designer and Illustrator

Tell us a bit about yourself. I am a textile designer, and pattern creation is my passion. I absolutely love turning my patterns into products so that people can include them in their everyday living space. How would you describe what you do; and how long have you been making and creating?  Drama – Decor for you and your home is essentially a lifestyle brand. Launched two years ago with a small collection of handmade lamps (diyas) and cushion covers, it was for a target audience who loved “drama” and making a statement. As a textile design student, I always leaned … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Deepika Vaishnavi, Textile Designer and Illustrator

Meet The Maker: Sindoori Thillairaj, Accessory Designer

Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m Sindoori Thillairaj. I did my Bachelors in Commerce, realised that it wasn’t my calling and then pursued an MA Fine Arts in Stella Maris. This turned out to be just the vent my creative energies required and I loved the hectic structure of the 2 years. It turned out to be an ideal platform for me to build my business idea on and here we are now. How would you describe what you do; and how long have you been making and creating? A month back, my paternal aunt was reminiscing about the good … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Sindoori Thillairaj, Accessory Designer

Meet The Maker: Rashmi Prithviraj, Artisan Soap Maker

Tell us a bit about yourself. Dreamer , crafter , yoga teacher, nature lover , daughter, sister, mother,  lover of all things intrinsically beautiful ….that’s me.  Rashmi Prithviraj. I was born in Chennai and spent most of my formative years in the Gulf. I love silence, enjoy quiet walks, the company of peaceful people and also time spent by myself. I enjoy listening to soothing music and love baking. I have always believed that nature has everything to satisfy all our needs.. we just have to look a little harder. My journey into yoga and natural skin care makes my … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Rashmi Prithviraj, Artisan Soap Maker

Meet The Maker: Arsheen Moosa, Accessory Designer

Tell us a bit about yourself. Hello! I’m Arsheen, a fashion designer who graduated from NIFT. I worked in a design studio for a year creating bespoke clothing and on the side I would make little accessories to go with it. And that’s where I realised I wanted to learn and know more on that front. I hence decided to head to Bombay to do a short course at IIGJ and learnt jewellery making. Once I was back I started experimenting and creating my own pieces of jewellery and also tried my hand at footwear, and created a range of … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Arsheen Moosa, Accessory Designer

Meet The Maker: Swaathi Wudali, Artist and Designer

Tell us a bit about yourself. My name is Swaathi. A true Chennaite in every sense, I did my schooling in PSBB. An architect-turned-media professional, creativity has been my identity since childhood. I would always want to do even the smallest of things differently. After working in a MarComm startup for 2 months, here I am, looking forward to take Wud Works to greater heights! How would you describe what you do; and how long have you been making and creating? My tryst with customising handmade gifts for my friends and family started during my school days. I used to make gifts which were unique and relevant to … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Swaathi Wudali, Artist and Designer

Meet The Maker: Tusi Roy of Studio T

Tell us a bit about yourself. Craft enthusiast & a lover of Indian textiles, that’s me . I run  a design studio based out of Bangalore called Studio T (Labels include Aalo & Incy Wincy). How would you describe what you do; and how long have you been making and creating? Founded in 2013, Aalo brings in a blend of refined designs and impeccable workmanship. Aalo-Woman celebrates the new-age woman and is committed to unveil her contemporary progressive personality. At Aalo, we combine traditional fabrics with craftsmanship to create an ensemble that embodies the values of the modern woman. Our design studio creates Sarees & Stoles using natural fabrics … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Tusi Roy of Studio T

Meet The Maker: Amrita Giriraj, Sea Shells Jewellery Designer

Tell us a bit about yourself. 
 Amrita Giriraj is the name, born and brought up in Chennai, completed middle school in Holy Angels Convent and high school in Chettinad Vidyasharam. I Graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree from Stella Maris College and completed my Post Graduate Diploma Program (PGDP – 2 years) in social business and design from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology –Bangalore. As someone who’s been brought up by parents who believe in being as close to nature as possible, I believed from a very young age that the nature is the only entity on earth, that has beauty so innate it … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Amrita Giriraj, Sea Shells Jewellery Designer