Meet The Maker: Benaazir Mukherjee, MoodSwings Jewelry by Benaazir

Simplicity inspires me, be it in a conversation, an artwork, a song or a person. For me, ‘ less is more’ have more conviction and longevity. We are also on a passionate pursuit to breathe new life into age-old Indian jewelry crafts and techniques. Continue reading Meet The Maker: Benaazir Mukherjee, MoodSwings Jewelry by Benaazir

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: 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: Brijesh Deva Reddy, Atramentous

Armed with only a black marker and an array of contingent surfaces to pick from, this Chennai based artist’s use of extreme tonal contrasts in his work make a strong impact on the viewer’s discernment. Brijesh Deva Reddy, is a Graduate of product design from Symbiosis Institute of Design in Pune and a serial entrepreneur and ethnographer by profession, comic illustrator and an artist by circumstance. Continue reading Meet The Artist: Brijesh Deva Reddy, Atramentous

Meet The Artist: Aarti Karwayun

An independent artist; I create what I love. My art resonates who I am. Largely my fine art work has been stories that are centered around women. The concept idea is expressed in charcoal, one of the favorite medium that I have explored a lot. Continue reading Meet The Artist: Aarti Karwayun

Meet The Artist: Reshmi Gopinath, Varnaalaya

I am Reshmi Gopinath, an artist based in Chennai. I mostly work with acrylics and oils. I ventured into painting through the guidance of Mrs.Takako Shinoda, a professional artist from Bellevue WA USA in 2006. Since then I have been painting regularly and have been a part of juried and non juried shows in Maryland USA ,Chennai and Bagalore. Now ART is an inevitable part of me. Continue reading Meet The Artist: Reshmi Gopinath, Varnaalaya

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: Bindu Kasinadhuni, Textile Designer

It is all about the tomorrow we are leaving behind for our children. That is how Bindu Kasinadhuni describes the birth of Chakra. Creating fabrics, weaving bed linens and summer wear, CHAKRA’s fabrics are not only stylish and wearable, but also responsibly manufactured. The traditional printing methods are practiced and expertly executed on a range of cotton fabrics. Chakra was born soon after Bindu had her daughter, which was also the end of her 8-year corporate career. This was back in 2011 in New York. The one thing she was clear about was that she wanted to work with “Kalamkari” and “sustainable practices” only. Having graduated from … Continue reading Meet The Maker: Bindu Kasinadhuni, Textile 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