Péro, an ethereally lovely handcrafted clothing line and All Things Chocolate, a scrumptiously unique brand of artisan chocolate, come together in these preciously chequered gingham boxes. As collectible as they come, these boxes are. Mostly used to store stash, safety pins and paper clips. Yes, I asked around.
The anti-assemby-line, single-piece-single-tailor-made jeans. Natural and recycled raw materials make them beautiful inside and outside.
And when you order a pair, you’ll find that it comes unfussy in a denim bag with the details printed elegantly on brown paper and wrapped around your new pair of conscious jeans. Love the clarity and simplicity.
Get your pair here.
When ordering art prints online (which is where I spend a lot of time window-shopping nowadays), it’s nice to get it in a package that is durable (won’t have a scary, crushed corner when you receive it), is weather-resistant and looks classy enough for you to not trash it.
The talented folk at Kulture Shop put their heads together and came up with 2 options for your preciouses.
One – The tube sleeves in varied sizes for A4, A3 and A2 art prints. Inside is a protective, PH neutral, dry vessel to keep your new art safe from damage. There’s even tyvek (no tear-able) outer sleeves to safe guard the tubes in transit. As for the simple and bold print, Kulture Shop decided to go with silkscreen (in support of the disappearing art of silkscreen artisans).
Two – The cases. These are designed to give maximum protection to the framed artwork. It has additional bubble wrap and craft cardboard corners to make sure the wooden frame joints are protected. There’s also the very convenient handle atop the case, in case you decide to gift it. Or even better, reuse it.
Via: Team Kulture.
Arjun Charanjiva (CEO, Founder), Kunal Anand (Creative Directer, Co-Founder), Jas Charanjiva (PR, Co-Founder) and Rajeev Sathe (Director, Co-Founder)
See their work here.
A scarf, a thin rectangular towel, a dupatta, a sari, the lungi. Any of these can make the perfect carrier for that just-about-anything you’re worrying about lugging around – Screaming babies, giggly puppies, bricks or books.
What I find most appealing though is the storage factor once you’re done with it – folds neatly away and takes up minimal space.
Picture and story via Gopal MS and his fab Mumbai Paused blog. Click here to visit it.
The charming Love Travel series of city guides are known for their treasure trove of authentic Indian luxury travel tips. All laid out in a style that is almost like chatting with a friend over a cuppachai. The book is crafted out of handmade paper and the packaging is truly packed in India. Handcrafted with love and Indianness from start to end.
The luxury edition silk and khadi pouches have been designed by Sonali of Hidden Harmony, Bengaluru. The khadi is from Andhra and the silk is Mysore silk.
The striking rich blue, the simplicity of khadi and the juxtaposition of this with the luscious silk is exactly what the brand is all about.
To order your copy of the newest in Fiona Caulfield’s Love Travel series, click here.
Join Love Travel on FB, right here.
Pic courtesy: Fiona Caulfield.
In 1998, the Tamil romantic hit was Jeans. It had ARR’s soul-stirring music and Aishwariya Rai at her peachy, youthful best. It also had a super cool packaging for it’s cassette. Jeans pockets, I say!
Here’s a part of the email from Praveen (co-founder of Wooplr and Pii friend) who submitted it:
“It was the summer of ’98 and I even remember what was playing that night the shot was taken. It was from this dud of a movie called Jeans, but then the songs were melodious and the video was spectacular – especially the one that covers the then ‘7 Wonders of the World’. But what really stood out was the packaging of the audio cassettes & CDs. As this was before the internet age dawned in India, there were quite a few unconventional anti-piracy measures undertaken by the producers for the audio release. One of them was to package them in Denim Pockets – now, how cool was that.”
It’s made by hand on a farm and the packaging complements that.
The homely Madras checkered cotton wrap for the lid, a nice thin light brown paper for the label and the use of just one single, yummy colour. The cost of putting that wrap on top of every jar is balanced by doing this single colour print job on the label. Smart.
Available: At most large department stores. Or you could just visit them here when you’re in South India.