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.

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.

Blueprints

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The term "blueprint" is used to describe a printing method used to copy large architectural and construction drawings. It was invented in 1842 and consists of white lines on a blue background.

The drawing to be copied is drawn on translucent paper and placed against another paper sensitized with a mixture of two chemical compounds. The sensitized paper is then exposed to light. Where the areas of the sensitized paper are not obscured Stationery from old blueprintsby the drawing, the light makes the two chemicals react to form blue. The exposed paper is then washed in water. This produces a negative image, with the drawing appearing in white against a dark blue background. Various base materials have been used for blueprints. Paper was a common choice; for more durable prints linen was sometimes used, but with time, the linen prints would shrink slightly.

We have used authentic blueprints dating back a few decades to create a range of stationery and home products like serving trays, coasters, handmade journals, pencils, etc. and matching brass accessories like bookmarks, paper weights and scales to go along with it. We have also created an imitation architectural drawing in metal around some of the products to accentuate the blueprints.

DSC_2917 Old blueprint covered journal by Anand Prakash

Blueprint coaster and tray in recycled wood Blueprint Coaster by Anand Prakash

DSC_2932 Blueprint giftset

DSC_2920 Blueprint jewelry by Anand Prakash (2)

Vintage Newsprint, Circa 1971

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I love the newspaper as much as other people despise it and I read two full editions DSC_0273every single day.

This is my ode to thee!

While traveling I came across an organisation that was discarding old newspapers that were bound in volumes. These vintage newspapers are dated 1971 and have yellowed and aged with time. I aptly thought of creating a new range of handmade journals, boxes and pencils with them. I have some left which I may use on some of my walls.

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