Doug (dhug means cloud in Marathi) is a hand-crafted bracelet made by women cotton farmers in India to raise money in times of drought. It’s poetic that they’ve chosen the cloud to be a symbol of this hopeful initiative.
The packaging is a simple brown with the thought neatly laid out on the front and the bracelet displayed almost like it’s a floating cloud.
It’s easy-to-make, great to look at and can be neatly parceled off to those who want to help.
Get your Doug here.
A scarf, a thin rectangular towel, a dupatta, a sari, the lungi. Any of these can make the perfect carrier for that just-about-anything you’re worrying about lugging around – Screaming babies, giggly puppies, bricks or books.
What I find most appealing though is the storage factor once you’re done with it – folds neatly away and takes up minimal space.
Picture and story via Gopal MS and his fab Mumbai Paused blog. Click here to visit it.
“Metapor Racha’ believes in the soul full imperfections created by skilled hands and questioning the perception of beauty, which forms an integral part of any utilitarian design.”
The designer duo, Ravikiran and Chandrashekar, create poetry in khadi. I loved the little sonnet they use for a shopping bag the best. Meet them here.
Pic courtesy: The Metaphor Racha FB page.
Do Bandar soap and lotion bars have absolutely nothing commercial about them or the packaging. Do bandar are the two monkeys who started it (two very pretty girls actually) and they’re right there on their product. Held together by a sturdy strip of dried palm leaf. Loved that touch. I saved mine and later used it to wrap up a gift.
A thin rim of colour around the main black & white label denotes the scent and ingredients used in a particular soap. Reminds me of a desi Lush :) Meet the bandars on their FB page, here.
When what you pack inside is colour-blocked Channapatna toys, then what you pack it with should look just as traditional, contemporary and young as what’s within. N’est pas?
Order one here to receive this lovely box with lovelier things inside.
Picture courtesy: The Varnam FB page.