Forest Essentials take recipes your grandmum knew and puts them into a little black dress by Dior. Based on the ancient principles of Ayurveda and the divine scents of the forests, FE comes in delicate classy packaging with a logo that retains the Indian essence (the tree is so intrinsic to India).
The most exotic and colourful one is their very potent age-defying serum – Soundarya.
Images from here and there.
Post inspired by Pii friend and talented designer‘s shopping spree one day.
The Altitude Store is an all-organic food boutique that specialises in yummy delicacies (including some really great cheese) from pristine farms situated high up in the hills. Their packaging reflects this natural, pure philosophy. Picture courtesy: Wallpaper.
Omved products are natural and based on the ancient vedic texts in India. They’ve got a bath range, a baby range, a For Him and a For Her range. But the Hair Products have the best packaging.
Located in hot and humid Kochi, this green and really cool corner is a lovely space to grab a bite, meet friends, run through your lists or just sip some perfectly chilled water from these sterilized, reusable glass bottles (with cork stoppers!) that the cafe keeps aside just for us thirsty patrons. The label is replaced with a new one every time. A small, simple way to make a reused article look and feel new. Not for sale, sadly. But we like not owning things, but experiencing them, don’t we?
Via, another lovely Pii friend and curator/ photographer/ stylist, Archana Srinivas.
Feny or fenny is the Goan drink everyone carries back with them but never get around to drinking. Made from either cashew or coconut, this potent drink comes in nice earthy packaging that your girlfriend will never crib about carrying back. And p.s – there are many many ways to be feni.
Arrack comes straight from the coconut tree into a pot and then after the tapper climbs down the tree, it’s carefully poured into old bottles and taken straight to the toddy shops where it goes straight to someone’s head.
Cardamom. From the Rainforest. We love the label the most. Postage-stamp shaped and delivered to you fresh and fragrant, straight from the rainforest. The copy makes you feel special. And the squiggly art makes you feel like you’ve received it from a little kid sitting in the forest doing this especially for you. We call him Vinod Lal Heera Eshwer :)