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If you follow me on the Instagram , you have already seen a bit of  the interior design goodness that is going to follow in this post. I don’t know what I like more about Shivani’s  sense of style ? Is it the sheer simplicity with which she combines a plethora of Indian colors in one frame or is it the way she uses the old style of decorating while still using Indigenous crafts. The part…

Kerala Tourism is organizing a blogger competition where it will pick up some travel and lifestyle bloggers to travel Kerala and blog about God’s own country. I think its a wonderful opportunity for Peacocks in the Rain to blog live about the artisans , crafts and designers in Kerala . If you could vote for me at the following link it will just about increase my chance to bring the arts and crafts of Kerala…

Launching  ” Walk into my wardrobe ” If you have not heard it a zillion times from me already , I am going to say it again :) I wish people would think Indian garments and brands are equally cool . I wish they would  buy silk and khadi dresses and not polyester clothes which believe me you just can’t wear in an season in India. I wish people would feel PRIDE in flaunting Tussar or…

How could I refuse to feature a brand which names its beautiful exotic necklace as Mayuri :) I heard from Neena a few weeks go and was amazed by the unique design and styling of her jewelry brand called Caprilicious Jewellery. Neena comes from bangalore and has lived and worked in the UK for a number of years now. In common with Indian girls, she too loves jewellery, and has her own little traditional collection. However, living in…

What is it about ikat that pulls on our heart strings so much? To me it is the fact that this technique is so old and yet so now! The carefully drafted patterns of Ikat Weaving Technique with their slight abstraction remind me of blown up pixilated images. It is this and the fact that Ikat is an intelligent technique that can be super intricate like the double Ikat Patolas of Patan or absolutely simple…

Paulami is based out of New Delhi. She started this label/ business in 2014 January with her first exhibition in Dastkar-Delhi. Paulami studied Accessory Design specialising in crafts from NIFT Hyderabad but was keen to work for design agencies just because they sounded more glamorous at that time. After going through few companies she realised her  penchant wasn’t in softwares etc. rather in getting my hands dirty. Hence, a shift to a start-up branch of Invitation Design company…

Its that wonderful time of the year , when all you want is endless cups of chai ( or coffee perhaps) , snuggle into your quilts and read a nice happy book ( or watch your favorite movies ) . With Christmas cheer in the air if you are looking for ideas on what to gift your family and friends for their homes then look no further . Here are some of our online favorites ,…

As you know its Jaipur on our mind these days in so many ways – for the forts , the colours , the festivals and all its inspirations in design and art. But there is an equally eclectic magazine J’aipur inspired by the the jewel-like pink city of Jaipur (India)  for her beauty, culture, history and gypset spirit. The publication is truly a crossroad where east and west, old and new, converge to reveal interesting stories along…

Well the title says it all right ? We are in Jaipur at the end of December and will be blogging live on social media and here about all the cool artisans, designers and stores we meet. If you are a designer or a have store in the pink city and would like to partner with us . Write to me at : ilaDOTkapoor@peacocksintherain.com or leave a reply in the comments below… Images courtesy :…

I discovered Okhai by sheer luck on Facebook. Followed by a couple of conversations with Pooja from Okhai over telephone. It did not take too long for me to fall in love their products and the values and inspirations behind the brand. “The Okhamandal region of Gujarat has been home to many tribal cultures and nourished them from the very earliest periods of history. The stark monotony of the arid landscapes in this region is…