modern twist to traditional craft

I have never seen such cotemporary renderings of a traditional art and craft.

The modern twist to Bidri work is simply stunning.

The art of inlaying silver in a dark metal is called Bidri.

The designers Suryaprakash Gowda and Vikram Sardesai are among those who define modern Indian lines.


Bidri candle stands


Bidri plates

These Indian designers based in Bengaluru, with their dedicated team under the name of Design Core India take lacquer work, stone inlay and Bidri work from traditional Indian handicraft and adapt it in such a way that the final product becomes breath-taking!


Bidri candle holders and trays


Bidri Keychains

Elegance of these stone inlay work is indesciable ?


stone inlay plates


stone inlay plates

While you are on their website do not miss lacquer work . Their recycled products are a different story altogether. I am doing that but a little later.

To know actual process of Bidri work (in detail) and links to traditional Bidri work keep reading…

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nanotech & Nobel

nanoart1.gifHow it is possible to store reams of data on ever-shrinking hard drives. How is billions of bits of information stored on something the size of a dime. The miniature your device (specially the hard disk) gets – Blame it on nanotech!

Blame it on a very specific discovery called ‘Giant Magnet-o-resistance’.

The MP3 and iPod industry would not have existed without this discovery.

In 1988 the scientists, Frenchman Albert Fert and the German Peter Grünberg each independently discovered a totally new physical effect called- Giant Magnetoresistance or GMR.

The first real application of the promising field of nanoart2.gifnanotechnology was ushered in by using GMR effect, the technology that is used to read data on hard disks. In this effect, very weak changes in magnetism generate larger changes in electrical resistance. If GMR is to work, structures consisting of layers that are only a few atoms thick have to be produced. So the nanotech owes it real application to these two scientists who has won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics only minutes ago!

(nano art images via northwestern edu.)