‘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.
Images Copyright: No-Mad 97% India. Website: www.no-mad.in. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. C: +91 98203 61687
Ria Kaushal’s brand of Ayurvedic, organic, handmade goodness comes in vibrant, young packaging. Fresh, fun, friendly and very new India. Click here.
p.s – Love the name.
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.
How to happy the holi.
1-1/2 cup water
2-1/2 cups warm milk
1 tbsp blanched and chopped almonds
1 tbsp chopped cashewnuts
1/2 tbsp chopped pistachios
1/4 tbsp poppy seeds
1/4 tbsp melon (kharbooj) seeds
1/4 tbsp saunf
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1/4 cup dried rose petals
1 tsp rosewater
1/4 tsp peppercorns
1/8 tsp ginger powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2-3/4 cup sugar
15 gms cannabis leaves and buds (this is banned at many places and available in limited stores, one may not use this ingredient)
Clean the cannabis leaves and buds by removing any stick and seeds
Wash it thoroughly
In a pot, boil the water
Add all the ingredients, except sugar and milk
Let it boil on slow flame for 10 minutes
Strain and keep aside the liquid
The solid part is grinded in stone grinder by adding 1-2 tbsp warm milk
Press through muslin with back of palms, extracting the liquid into vessel
Repeat the previous two steps till 1 cup milk is consumed and the residue becomes dry and husklike
The extracted milk should be smooth
Mix the extracted milk and boiled water which was kept aside
Add remaining milk and sugar
Chill for 2-3 hours and serve.