The Fabric of India
London's Victoria and Albert Museum (aka V&A) boasts an incredible collection of handmade Indian fabrics and textiles—a collection they say is the greatest in the world. Though their exhibition "The Fabric of India" is coming to a close this weekend...
Sunclipse by ABC Carpet & Home
To fully exhibit the multidimensional beauty of their new Sunclipse silk rugs—a collection inspired by the "convergence of the sun and the horizon"—ABC Carpet & Home placed the rugs and runners in the historic Fort Totten for an advertising campaign...
Stay warm with this stylish scarf, which features a design inspired by Sol Le Witt’s wall drawings and the pillars of the Ganesh Temple in Jaipur. Using non-toxic dyes and hand-carved wooden blocks, Block Shop handprints its designs onto each textile...
Hawaii, Then and Now Rug
Brooklyn-based designers Cold Picnic have added to their repertoire a line of wool rugs hand-tufted in India. The poetically titled Hawaii, Then and Now 2' x 3' rug features an abstraction of color with a natural feel.
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...
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...
Move over, Irish linen—The Ethical Silk Company produces eco-friendly, cruelty-free silk bedding with a women's cooperative in India, using silkworms only after they've gone through metamorphosis. The result is supreme luxury with a clear conscience...
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...
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...
Riding Royal Enfield's Continental GT Café Racer
To most, the late '60s and '70s were the glory days of motorcycle design. America made muscle and the Japanese took over the industry with attractive, simple, reliable machines of all engine sizes. While Triumph's Bonneville and Honda's new CB1100...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Darjeeling Tea Garden Adoption
Like their altruistic adopt-an-olive-tree program, Nudo's adopt a Darjeeling tea garden lets you take temporary ownership of a plot of land in the glorious Himalayan tea mecca. Adopters choose an area they most relate to and receive a seasonal herbal...
Two's one-of-a-kind caftans are perfect for stylishly padding around home or covering up at the beach. Designed by Brooklyn's Monica Patel-Cohn, the handmade caftans come in a number of colors in fabrics that were hand-loomed in India.
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...
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...