Those old vintage tea tins you have sitting and gathering dust? Inside and outside?
Give them new life at Vriksha Nursery. Take the tins there and they’ll fill it in with gorgeous little plants that you can show off on your window sills. Those tea tins will thank you for it.
Get in touch with Vriksha, right here.
If you’re an old, ignored CD case in Vinod Lal Heera Eshwer‘s home, you’re in luck.
He came up with this really simple way to put up his paintings in old CD cases – “Drill a small hole on one side of a cd case. Insert painting. Hang on nail.”
Pii Tip – You could put in anything! Memorable movie tickets, notes on napkins or photographs.
In India when we travel, we like to wrap up our suitcases in colourful fabrics to protect it from getting scratches. It also makes train travel look colourful and stations look beautiful. This lovely picture was clicked by Manou of Wearabout.
p.s – Pii is off on a long journey (train, included). Back in a month’ish. Posts will reduce a wee bit.
Anokhi Cafe, Jaipur has come up with this lovely way to make prickly chairs butt-friendly.
Quillkaari make these lovely delicate, handcrafted paper accessories, and they send these across to their customers in the most endearing way. The way happy people decorate gift boxes – simple brown boxes, playful scribbles, cute messages and intricate Quillkaari decorations.
Recycle Sundays: Dump your garbage into these pots, let it sit quietly and prettily in your garden and allow it to give you compost for your plants. Free! Read more here.
Recycle Sundays: When India sends a parcel via post across the seas or airs, India wraps it in fine used muslins and cottons, stitches up the corners and sometimes even seals it with red wax. The fabric comes from old clothes and bits of tailor-scraps. P.S - When was the last time you sent a parcel of anything to anyone?
Via: Pii friend, Kavita.
The Fold Aide Box that housed the Bajaj Ironing unit that was made out of crisp cardboard that was printed with fine design and copy that guided you into folding a shirt right that won an award that was just another feather in Leo Burnett, Mumbai’s quirky hat.
Upcycle an old cloth bag into an iPad case. Featured here, a Cottons bag in murky brown with vintage floral print and a string in contrast fabric to secure it all together. So, apart from looking gypsy-chic, it also has the benefit of not looking like an iPad case to thieves.
Picture: sue_tra on Instagram
Padheyam or the famed banana-leaf packed lunch keeps food fresh just till lunchtime. As the rice is packed when it’s steaming hot, the banana leaf gives the rice a lovely, earthy flavour. Padheyam exists as Lamprais in Sri Lanka and slinks around other South East Asian countries under a variety of other exotic names.
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Sweet Corn from Venkateshwara Farms sold fresh off the cart on the streetside. Why this is featured on Packed in India is because the cart-guy snipped a neat diamond-pattern onto each pack so that the corn could breathe and therefore, stay fresh longer. Spotted at: Ebrahim Sahib Street, Bangalore.