Handloom cotton notecards

Notecards and envelopes with handloom cotton textile covers and prints in vegetable dye. Available at stores.

Vintage document notebooks

Vintage cover notebooks with old revenue stamps and documents. We have been experimenting with different kinds of book-binding and materials used in our journals.

Remembering Gandhi

On Gandhi Jayanti, remembering words of the Mahatma:

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”

Drawing books

Make a statement with our pocket-sized sketchbooks covered in vintage newsprint and raw silk. The drawing sheets are handmade from white recycled cotton. Chlorine, acid and lignin free. Available in a variety of sizes at our stores in Mumbai and Delhi.

Keys pendant

Keys, a layered pendant in our signature style. 24 K Goldplated. A gift for yourself. Now available at our retail stores.

Handmade journals

For the love of writing. Fresh new colours in our banana fiber journals. Hand stitched using 100% recycled paper sourced from rural recycling units. The joy of writing on textured and uneven paper is an experience in itself, come try our papers at our store in Kala Ghoda and experience its versatility.

Don’t miss the little birdie in the corner of the picture!

Luxe journal gift box

A luxe raw silk journal with matching gold-capped pencils and a ruler, all nicely laid out in an upcycled-wood box.

Mantra tea light holders

This festive season, bring home our new Mantra tea light holders from our Ananya Diwali range, packaged in red and matt-gold gift boxes. A gift for yourself.

Bookmark for Penguin India

Penguin and Anand Prakash come together with this bespoke bookmark exclusively designed for the new novel “The Golden House” by Salman Rushdie.

Picture courtesy: @penguinindia

Railing pattern

Wynberg Railing

Our childhood memories are sometimes so strong that they affect some part of our present being and thought process. A lot of my work is inspired by my past experiences and I love weaving them into stories. Simple experiences have had a significant and profound impact in my current work.

This is a cement railing at Wynberg Allen School. While I was studying there, I found these peculiar and unlike any other railings. I did observe them and also saw what went into its making; cement cast over a steel frame. I sometimes wondered how this design was reached and agreed upon. This school is over 125 years old and I am sure these railings are a few decades old.

So, below is the pattern where I will be using this.

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Typeface

The magical part of my work is the typeface selection for branding and packaging of each new product range. Corel Draw+IPhone.

Photo frame

An old-fashioned photo frame, made from seasoned teak wood. Minimal and with no metal, bling, gold, intricacies, etc. Just a simple picture frame where the centre of attraction should be the picture! Size: 4×6 inches. These will be available at our stores from mid August.

Horses inspired from Kala Ghoda

Horses, inspired by Kalaghoda. White and gold instead of the typical black. Here's our fresh new range of notecards, jewelry, pencils, cuff links, paperweights, key chains, notebooks and notepads. Now available at our flagship store at Kalaghoda, Fort.

Kalaghoda Map

We redrew the Kalaghoda map with our store location and historical places of interest. Maps and drawings have always been an integral part of our design thinking. We have used numerous authentic ones to decorate our journals and pencils. Soon, the handprinted Kalaghoda map with information on historic monuments in the vicinity, will be available free of cost for our visitors to explore the precincts.

Tiger

On Global Tiger Day, a stanza from one of my favourite poems:

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
~ by William Blake

I fondly remember Betla tiger reserve that was very close to our home, every year we would visit the wildlife park and hire a jeep with extra lights. While in the park, small movements would startle us and our guide would tell us about the animal that we could rarely see. In the small eating joint around the park, there was a notice board that had the name of the visitor who last sighted a Tiger. Many a times our vehicle was chased by wild elephants and the only animals that we saw in abundance were deer and bison.

Coming soon, a range of products with the Tiger as a theme.

Clocks at our Kala Ghoda store

Clocks, Scriptum and Taj Mahal. 24 K Goldplated. At our flagship store in Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai. Come experience a new Anand Prakash.

Flagship store now open

It is our pleasure to invite you to our flagship store at Kalaghoda, Fort, Mumbai. Come experience the result of a creative journey spanning over a decade. Anand Prakash has reached this milestone only because of you therefore we welcome you to visit us and experience the stories that we have thoughtfully curated. With the launch, we have released over fifty new products and ranges. There is something for everyone, right from luxury to the everyday; pieces of art in our signature style. 

Address: 86, Corner Shop, Plot no. 94, Natwar Chambers, Nagindas Master Road, Fort (Kalaghoda), Mumbai – 400001

Tel: +91-22-49703678

(Near Burma Burma Restaurant)

Luxe writing book

A luxury writing book with a hand loom cotton cover and an intricate metal lattice. Inspired from patterns on the Amer fort in Jaipur. Releasing in a few days from our Kalaghoda store in fort, Mumbai.

Indigo dye pendant

Pendant filled with powdered Indigo dye. India has a rich past with Indigo; right from Gandhiji’s movement for Indigo planters in Champaran to today’s popular Indigo dyed fabric. I have often loved the dye, it’s varying shades and the feel of the dyed fabric. Our Indigo journals are very popular and this pendant is an extension of that range. Here is your chance to wear the dye in powdered form in our 24 K gold plated neck-piece. This pendant was made from one solid block of brass metal by our craftsmen using basic home-made tools. Our Indigo filled pendants are a statement that you wear and it’s like no other.

We are also considering other India inspired dyes and powders to include in this range. We look forward to your feedback.

Horse Paperweight

24 K Goldplated Paperweight to adorn your table. ‘Tis the season hence many more horses to come. This will be available at our new Kala Ghoda store that is opening in a few days.

Kala Ghoda Stationery

Notebook, pencil and notepad from our Kala Ghoda range of stationery. These will be available soon from our flagship store at Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai.

Birds

While I was a child, I would observe sparrows from our veranda, their movements and chirping were naturally synchronised. Parrots in their bright plumage, screeching-by in riotous unison would fascinate me to no end. I would climb the Guava tree in our back yard and find numerous fruits half eaten by them. Then during schooling at Wynberg Allen, my brush with nature and the avian species left an indelible mark that has stayed with me till today. 
Three years ago, I decided to create a range of products with “Birds” as a theme, this was also because of the urban landscape that I lived-in had no space for them. My team researched birds, their habitats, common name, scientific name, field characters, distribution, habits, food, nesting and calling signs. We commissioned an artist to create a limited edition of water colour paintings on birds, these were mounted on framable handmade cards. We then expanded our range with handmade journals, each with textile spines and printed covers. We then went on to create metal bookmarks in the shape of a few birds. Each product comes with a booklet explaining the detailed habitat and characteristics of each bird featured in the range.

Being self taught and having started as a designer with an untrained mind, I always chose subjects and ideas that were close to my heart. I was never one of those that followed trends and forecasts. The road that I chose was less travelled and thats made all the difference.

This range took three years to complete because I couldn’t devote enough time in designing the packaging and information that would go along with it. All said and done, it has now been released and is a must for stationery collectors and bird aficionados.

Amer Range

Amer Fort Jaipur Rajasthan

The complete Amer range of office accessories, journals, jewellery, stationery, bookmarks and home decor.

Jaipur is one place where we keep going back to soak in some inspiration. On one of those trips we took a guided tour of the Amer fort; we were mesmerised by its beauty and enthralled by its history. While moving around the historic fort, we took high-resolution images of the fort, its patterns and motifs. Our team then painstakingly converted them into a range of products that will leave you spell-bound with its intricacy and brilliance.
This range takes its inspiration from the motifs and patterns found on the walls of the fort. The outer packaging of the range has been specially designed and coated to mimic the rough texture that is found on the walls of the Amer fort. All products come with a hand printed booklet that speaks about the inspiration and history.

Amer Fort or Amber Fort is located in Amer, a town located eleven kilometres from Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan. The town of Amer was originally built by Meenas and was later ruled by Raja Maan Singh I. The Amer Fort was built by Raja Maan Singh I in the 16th century and was the residence of the Rajput Maharajas and their families.
Constructed of red sandstone and marble, the attractive, opulent palace is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard. It consists of the Diwan-i-Aam, or ‘Hall of Public Audience’, the Diwan-i-Khas, or ‘Hall of Private Audience’, the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas. It is known for its artistic Hindu style elements, with its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake which is the main source of water for the Amer Palace.

Launching by the end of the month from our new flagship store at Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai.

Amer Cuff by Anand PrakashPendant in brassoffice accessories in brass

embossed and gilded notecards

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Motorcycle

Prototype. Motorcycle.

I had this on my mind for a few years and now it’s time; the first piece is ready and more will follow. With every piece we make, it gets better as we polish off the small issues that remain. Each is a labour of love, with multiple parts individually die-cast, this truly is a masterpiece! 

Coming soon to our store in Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai.

Sketch books

Sketchbooks, bound with banana fibre paper and cotton fabric. Papers are textured and handmade from 100% recycled white cotton. They are free of acid, lignin and chlorine/bleach. Available in four sizes. Launching soon from our upcoming store at Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai.

Intricate pattern 

Intricate piece of metal, inspired from patterns and motifs found on the walls of Amer fort. This will adorn a limited edition journal that will be the cynosure of all eyes. We have one of these on our table and every time we look at it, there is inspiration and joy.

Kala Ghoda Artwork

We commissioned this artwork to commemorate the opening of our flagship store at Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai. This place has a special meaning for our brand as it began its journey here over a decade ago.

The name Kala Ghoda means Black Horse, a reference to the presence of a black stone statue of King Edward VII (as the then Prince of Wales) mounted on a horse that was built by Jewish businessman and philanthropist Albert Abdullah David Sassoon. This statue was removed from the precinct in 1965 and subsequently placed inside the Byculla Zoo (Veermata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan). The memory of this iconic statue still lingers on even to this day and this area is called Kala Ghoda Artist: Archana Pereira

BLACK, office accessories

BLACK. 

There was no inspiration, reason or story. It was time for BLACK to happen.

Come experience it soon at our Kala Ghoda store, where, in all the white and gold, BLACK will stand its ground. 

Knick-knacks

Knick-knacks, some from here and some from there. The vintage 1946 newsprint says “Life in Mumbai” and I say, it has always been nice!

Amer cuff

A cuff from our Amer range. 24K Goldplated. Launching soon, the complete Amer range from our flagship store at Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai.