Olie is known for its island-inspired designs, natural fabrics and simplistic design sensibilities. So when I found that they had an entire section dedicated just to boxes, I was thrilled. Thrilled to note that they’re using left over fabric to make gifting and storing a pleasure.


These boxes – available in rectangles, hexagonals, rounds and squares – are wrapped neatly in fabric and finished fine.

Ideal for storing your preciouses or gifting treasures to your preciouses.



Find Olie ware here.

Intricately designed herb-and-plant illustrations grace the packages of Kama Ayurveda.

There’s a hint of old-world English charm and there’s a bouquet of aromatherapy-inspired paintings.

Paintings that seem to have been done with a fine, fine brush and a magnifying glass.




What I liked most was that the scent of the product and the visuals on the package appealed equally to the nose and the eye. Kama also seems to have taken care to research the herbs for each product, stylise it, add magic to it and then develop it into memorable packs that would inspire you to cut it up and use it as bookmarks.

Find Kama here.

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In the 80s, apart from Camco, rat sweets were the next big thing.

Jeera candy was found in a variety of packages – from windmills to faces and slow cars.

This morning, however, a maid brought this for my friend’s daughter. And it was so kitsch that I kept it and was quite sure it needed to be featured on PII.

This bird is light-weight, uses bad plastic and has claws for a stopper. It holds around 100 jeera candy sweets, which are traditionally called rat sweets. I assume rat kaka looks like this (sans the colours, of course). The eye is a sticker that is scarily lifelike.

Makes for a perfect Halloween treat.

Pics taken on an iPhone. Feel free to use it.

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