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STYLE
Conscious Shopping at Indelust
As the recently launched destination for independent design from the Indian subcontinent, Indelust brings an emerging aesthetic to the global stage. "Our vision stems from the desire to showcase a minimal, refined and versatile style, removed from...
CULTURE
Horn Please: The Decorated Trucks of India
From the mountainous city of Leh in the north to the palm tree-lined tourist-haven of Kerala in the south, India is a vast nation of rich diversity—whether it's landscape, language, food or even automobiles. The country's intricate and ever-growing...
STYLE
Ethically Made Organic Cotton Sheets from Boll & Branch
Seeing as how humans spend up to one-third of their entire lives sleeping, investing more time and thought into making your bed a comfy palace is a logical effort. The easiest place you can start is with sheets—though much of the selection currently...
DESIGN
Utility Cruisers by Prana Cycles
by Kate Beard The inspiration to create a new company can come from many places. For Adriano Galardi and Richard Eastoe, it was a mutual love of cycling and visual design that turned their nebulous idea of creating an affordable but aesthetically...
STYLE
Matter
Chances are you're not sure where the top or pants you are currently wearing was made—or who (or what) made it. Matter is a new socially motivated business that wants to change all that by documenting every step of their attire's journey; from being...
DESIGN
Interview: Vinay Venkatraman
Vinay Venkatraman may not be your typical Danish product and interaction designer, but he's an influential one. A quick glance at his CV shows that he was educated in India and Italy, co-founded the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and...
FOOD-DRINK
Makaibari Tea Estate
by Kelly Phillips Badal At Makaibari Tea Estate in West Bengal, India, the fourth generational owner Swaraj "Rajah" Banerjee instructs, "Sip, swish, inhale sharply, then spit," proving tea tastings are undertaken with the same solemnity and ceremony...
CULTURE
Nidhi Agarwal: मानसिक (Psychic)
Within the magnificent Oberoi Gurgaon Hotel, located in India's bustling business hub of New Delhi, acclaimed artist Nidhi Agarwal is showcasing a series of chaotic and colorful mixed-media paintings. The gallery, Nature Morte, carries global prestige...
DESIGN
Max Hazan's 1996 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
With a background in building airplanes, boats and even custom furniture, Max Hazan has an endless list of references to pull inspiration and ideas from. Through this varied experience Hazan has found motorcycles to be his be all and end all in...
FOOD-DRINK
Momo Tour
by Jennifer Miller What do buffalo meat and Snickers bars have in common? They're both fillings in beloved Nepali and Tibetan dumplings called momos. The dearth of Nepali restaurants in the US has kept the momo under the dumpling radar, but in Nepal...
DESIGN
Animal Farm
Making the rounds on the web this week, a charming set of light fixtures inject sleek design—and fun—into the realm of bottle lamps, which can run the risk of looking like DIY kitsch. Animal Farm, a series of abstract pig, giraffe, penguin...
STYLE
Midsummer +1
Applying a Futurist pattern to an ultra attentive cold-embossing technique, the designers behind the new leather accessories line Midsummer +1 give an old-world Bengali craft new shape. The brilliant leather clutches—produced by a fair trade...
FOOD-DRINK
The Spicy Gourmet
Sri Lanka's rich history as an important port and trading post in the ancient world has contributed to the mouth-watering cuisine—combining traditional ingredients with influences from merchants around the world—that the country is known...
DESIGN
Holstee Recycled Wallets
Keeping your cards and cash secure, vegan-friendly Holstee wallets are made from found materials sourced around the streets of Delhi. The slim Holstee wallets are the brainchild of brothers Mike and Dave Radparvar and friend Fabian Pfortmüller...
STYLE
Ace & Jig
From the founders of LaRok clothing, Brooklyn-based label stockists and more views of their Fall/Winter 2010 collection.
TRAVEL
Let's Colour
The pet project of paint company Dulux, Let's Colour is an international outreach project in which volunteers travel to drab and dreary corners of the world and enliven them with a fresh coat of paint. "Color your world" is the tagline for the program...
CULTURE
Artists Thukral and Tagra
by Laura Neilson New Delhi-based artists Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra have found themselves at the forefront of a burgeoning Indian art movement that's not only fresh and suddenly noteworthy to Westerners (as well as the rest of the world), but...
CULTURE
Vinay Somana Ganapathy
Born in southern India, raised in suburban Connecticut and formally trained in Syracuse, Brooklyn artist Vinay Somana Ganapathy draws on multiple influences that inform his imagery and work. Mixing pen, pencil and paint, Vinay’...
DESIGN
Tom Dixon: Beat Collection
Named "Beat" for their hand-beaten production method, Tom Dixon's series of lamps and vessels is quickly becoming an iconic part of his oeuvre. After years of working in relative obscurity, Dixon is now something like England's national poster child...
TECH
Tata Nano: The $2,550 Car
Tata Motors, India's largest automaker, unveiled today what could become the Ford Model T for the 21st century, the $2,550 car. Marketed in India as the “one-lakh” (100,000 Rupee = $2,550) car, with a two...
TECH
Daily Dump Home Composting
Based in Bangalore, India, Daily Dump (an unfortunate but memorable name) offers designer clay composting containers that are a lot more rustic and stylish than the green plastic bins generally available in the West. Composting is a great way for...
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