Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Handmade Textile with a Vintage Appeal

A couple of days ago I come across two curious Indian textile brands -- ELEPHANT LANDING (+ their FB page ) and SAFOMASI (+ FB page). Now they both are here, having one distinctive feature in common -- unpretentious illustration prints & simple yet eye-catching, playful designs definitely appealing to the inner child inside each one of us.
... i couldn't hold myself from adding a small piece of Olaf Hajek's painting (bottom left-hand corner),  as, i think, it comes so good along with these textiles. Olaf Hajek is a German-based illustrator, painter, artist, graphic designer, and author. Hajek uses folk culture, mythology, religion, history, and geography to explore the opposition between imagination and reality... /wikipedia
↑ ... a bit more on Olaf Hajek: i got to know about him @ AN INDIAN SUMMER blog, so if you'd like to see more of his India inspired illustrations, click here.
...now, SAFOMASI, founded by an Indian-British couple, Maninder Singh and Sarah Fotheringham. They create cushions, quilts, tea towels, napkins, aprons, placemates etc...
... SAFOMASI became a winner in the Bedroom category at the Elle Deco International Design Awards, India 2013 for their Camel Traders print...
... limited edition napkins and placemats which combine Safomasi hand printed illustrations with fabric woven by the Mishing tribe in Assam / as spotted here
... and a little come back to ELEPHANT LANDING - stacks of embroidered & printed cushions... so good!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Interior Crush♥ : colourful Hong Kong apartment

I am very much in love with this awesum Hong Kong flat of Aishani Khan, a Mumbai born artist & studio potter, where she lives with her husband, an investment banker, their 11-year-old daughter and a cute puppy (hint: find him/her in the last pic ;)!
The apartment feels so happy and cozy, filled with the near and dear to the heart things that have been collected through the years: bright artworks on the walls, handmade rugs, colourful textiles and uncountable knick-knacks from different parts of the world! I was definitely drooling over the littlest details of this filled with love space! EnJOY, too!
TEXT: ADELE BRUNNER / STYLING: DAVID RODEN / PHOTOGRAPHY: JOHN BUTLIN for the POST MAGAZINE  / found here

Sunday, November 9, 2014

tutti frutti: today i like...

... now, some lovely pictures before going to bed :) - fashion looks & little things that i like accompanied by  Marie Taillefer's photography...
... i like bold, rich in details jewelry pieces! gold first of all 8), but from any other materials as well! here: ISHARYA ROYAL FILIGREE ROUND EARRINGS                MARIE TAILLEFER's PHOTO ... when autumn comes, deep, juicy, berry colours & earthy tones attract me even more! thus, i am loving this saree the colour of lingonberry by EK KARKHANA .                the chair in the picture by MARIE TAILLEFER is welcoming to have a sit, tuck legs beneath, and, being wrapped in a soft knit blanket, submerge yourself in a favourite book...
MARIE TAILLEFER's PHOTO                                                                      EK KARKHANA
... usually i don't welcome much the colour BLUE in my wardrobe, but there happen some exclusions at times, -- this tunic dress e.g., by TREE OF LIFE BY NIGARISH   ART AD for BARNABE FILLION INFUSING TRAVELS PERFUMES by MARIE TAILLEFER         
... and  YELLOW is always my so very fav colour it's perfect for summer, and there is nothing better than the energy of the HAPPY YELLOW to fill the deficiency in sunlight during colder times of the year! Both: MARIE TAILLEFER's PHOTO
Both: MARIE TAILLEFER's PHOTO ... i just love stripes, do you?! / MARIE TAILLEFER's PHOTO    MAHESHWARI COTTON SILK w/ GITCHA WEAVES "RED STRIPES"

PEHCHAN WINTER 2012                                    ART AD for BARNABE FILLION INFUSING TRAVELS PERFUMES by MARIE TAILLEFER         

... a piece of fabric dyed in herbs & berries / via here      FISH PENDANT by KARMA / via here