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I used to do pottery many years ago. Over the years as we moved cities , unfortunately I lost touch. Pottery taught me several things . PATIENCE was the most important of them and then the importance of creating something from your own hands. In an era where we probably use our fingers to only type and swipe , the joy of creating something with your own hands is unmatched. Creating your own tea cup…

Tura Turi – Its such a beautiful name. Maybe not more beautiful that the products . Two sisters Priyanka and Payal have created a quintessential Indian product for all kids and their mums (&dads) . Here are some excerpts from our our little conversation with the girls. What is Tura Turi and why this name ? Though we are PITR totally love it and think its super cute :) Turaturi is a Chhattisgarhi term for…

Pochampalli Ikat is named after a small town Pochampally near Hyderabad, Aandhra Pradesh.. The technique of Ikat weaving, which requires true precision and skill, is believed to be brought in the town of Pochampally from Chirala where it is locally called as chit-ku. The intricate geometric design finds their way into the hands of skillful weavers and makes it to the market as beautiful sarees. Earlier only sarees were woven of Ikat but now dress…

Why Lord Krishna Wears peacock feather on this head ? When one day Krishna woke first from a rest in the forest with his cowherd friends, he decided to wake everyone and call the cows grazing at a distance by playing his flute. When Krishna blew the nectar of his lips into the flute, a melodious raga with a slow rhythm and a deep base emerged from its end. This wonderful vibration enchanted the peacocks…

Amrapali is my favorite Indian jewellery brand. I wore Amrapali on my wedding and I have been buying it since I started earning :) They are traditional , chic and modern and everything that a modern Indian jewellery brand should be all about. Celebrities all over the world have endorsed them through years , yes they retail through Harrods as well , but what makes them stand out and timeless is how they constantly re-invent…

So i have to write one piece everyday if not more. Its a promise to myself . The world needs to be flooded with amazing design stories sprouting from every different corner in India . If  there is one thing you should not miss if you are in Mumbai it is Len Den – Bartered Collections.  An exhibiyion exhibited by Shreyas Karle and Hemali Bhuta . artered Collections or Len Den is on view…

Peacocks in the rain- Inspiration India Hi , I am Ila and this is my design blog. I actually wanted to call this blog as Mor in Monsoon but the name got really confusing for my non-Indian friends as one of them said ” You are going to call it MorninMonsoon , what is that going to be about ? So after a lot of pondering and sleepless nights ( yes I could not sleep…