Our intricately-cut bookmarks are now available in 24 karat gold plating.
An exquisitely hand-stitched journal inspired by the city of Jaipur using paper and printed cotton sourced from its by lanes.
It has forty blank pages recycled from natural jute fibre with no added color. Each journal comes with an intricately-cut bookmark in the shape of a Jharokha (an overhanging enclosed balcony used in Rajputana architecture)
This piece is an inspiration from a picture sent to me by Shubha ji. I challenged myself to do it as it was a very functional product. Some designs work out to be so difficult that mid-way you feel like abandoning them but then I am not one of those who gives-up easily. I kept re-doing it till I succeeded, and it was a tremendous boost to my confidence! Six months, 4 people, 12 sheets of steel and 8 dies led to a beautiful pen holder.
Many of us carry journals and notebooks and find it a problem to keep a pen around. This may come handy!
Whenever I travel, I keep my eyes open to observe and absorb everything that’s around. From the architecture to the walls, clothes to local flavours, in our subconscious we keep these impressions and for me these turnout to be inspirations for future ranges of products. On one of my trips I met a person who was into old documents, stamps and papers and an Idea was born. I sat with him and picked-up everything that he had. I often pick-up more than I need but when the ranges are ready; I end-up running short of these materials. I did the same with old maps and now I have exhausted all of them. Ideas can strike you anytime therefore are we ready? This happens very often with me and fate brings me to these very people who have helped me take out ranges like Travel Journals with old maps, Journals with old Indian stamp papers, vintage newsprint, etc.
While working on this range, I came across some really interesting documents, stamps and papers; these I have kept for my collection. Going through all of them was like re-visiting history.
This is a range of exquisitely bound and hand-stitched journals. The spine is in raw-silk and the covers are made from old and authentic papers, documents, postage and revenue stamps from pre-independence British India, dating across 1870-1946. All the documents were hand-written in Urdu, Hindi and other Indian languages.
This piece is very well written. It sums-up my tryst with design.
I have talked about my past, my motivations and inspirations, my studio, the materials that I work with, my relationships with suppliers and craftsmen, how I started, difficulties that I faced, challenges, strategies, etc. I hope you enjoy reading. (Click the picture to enlarge)
Another addition to our Scriptum range. The yellow papers with the script are actually ledger sheets from account books maintained in the 1980′s. Each Journal has a silk spine with ruled pages in mill made paper.
We would like to apologise to all our valued customers and well wishers in Mumbai on not being able to participate at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival this year. Thank you for your support across the last four years. You have helped us grow tremendously and we promise to come to your city very soon.
We have released a few new designs in our metal bookmarks range. The India map was a result of a feedback/suggestion that I received from a customer. The hearts for the coming Valentines day. The rest were to increase our existing range. Many more are coming soon.