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.
BON (Bio, Organic and Natural) bath and beauty products from Auroville use dried leaves, handmade jute, butter paper and an endearing line (“Cares the young women”) to make packaging that is just as pure as the handmade, organic goodness it holds inside.
Via designer & Pii friend, Nidhi Berera whose creations you can see at Bangalore’s Kitsch Mandi tomorrow.
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Loptop bags. Spelt so because they are not laptop bags. They’re round but they’re still used to store your laptop, in quite a comfy, colourful way. Good thing, we think, is that at least you’re not going to look like a 9 to 5 exec on your lunchbreak if you carry this one around with …
The no-fuss, no-wastage, smart book wrap. What we liked about this one is that the gentleman in the picture has used the program schedule of the Jaipur Lit Fest (where he is) to wrap his notebook. Via, Wearabout.
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.
, Shopping bag
Recycle Sundays: Old packs to make new packs. The team at Thunk in India thunk this all up. The result is used tetrapacks and plastic wrappers given a new life with banana fibre and coconut husk. Pick yours here www.thunkinindia.com