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.
‘97% India’ is the tagline. The rest of the 3% is open to the world and its influences.
With its Nandi tones and crimson shades, No-Mad crafts products straight from the heart. Distinct and very wantable.
When K first pointed me to their post, the first thing I noticed was the effort that went into each carton. The sides were hand sewn and the whole package was well thought through. Careful placement of the label that was so central and so easy to have been done in a slap-on-postage stamp kind of way. But not.
The cloth bags carry on it the very Indian buta print. A bold red and 100% cotton make these pouches very reusable. The canvas labels on it are inspired by desi laundry tags – perfect in its finish and charming in its source of inspiration.
The heritage art of beating malleable copper into sheets and then into different shapes is called Matharkaam (‘beaten work’). It’s this ancient tradition that Coppre has taken and contemporarised into modern day (very drool worthy) collectibles. Through their products, Coppre supports the few who still know this craft .
The art is characterised by the rough dots beaten on to it – making for ideal light-catchers and even better art. And it’s this that has been ever-so-subtly used on their packaging. Embossed and printed in copper on a very earthy brown pack.
To know more about Coppre, visit their FB page here.
To know more about the craft, read the Jaypore story here.
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.
Sharukh Zaidi of Studio SRZ has finally designed what I have always looked out for. But erm, couldn’t afford.
A wallet that is simple, classy and ownable by simply bartering something of your own with the kind people at Postman Shop. Towards a world like this. Soon.