Zero bags- Shunya bags
Zero or shunya as called in Hindi has its origin in India. Indian astronomer, mathematician Aryabhatt in 5th century AD gave impetus to mathematics by his contribution of zero. Later its usage was detailed by another Indian scholar Brahmagupta.
This shunya bag is created by Indian graphic artist and designer Divya Thakur of Design Temple. Personal items like laptop, wallet, and notebook can be carried in this leather bag.
Mumbai based Divya’s desire to transgress the limitations of medium, origin and time has resulted in products which speaks Indian influenced contemporary design language. Her paper products are quite eclectic too.
A garden too lazy to grow up. Or if we are too lazy to look after a garden then the answer is provided by Alex Davis.
Indian designer Alex Davis creates poetry in his designs. He takes a tender fern and lily pond and then he takes a hard, stark material steel and creates a garden!
In his lazy garden bamboo sings, Olivia swirls, lily spreads, fern shy away and creepers just sit on window sill.
4 categories of ‘architectural plants’ like bamboo, lily, ivy and monestarial take root.
His creations are made of steel with laser cutting, hand craftsmanship and hand polishing.
These creations can be used indoor as well as outdoor and in water bodies too.
Please Do Not use or reproduce any of these images without written permission of the designer Alex Davis.
Continue reading steel sings the garden
Product designer Vibhor Sogani touches little bit of anarchy, jumps to the bridge across, creates a metropolis and floats into crafts and tradition and puts before us a trance. Based in Delhi this Indian designer binds functionality with urban aesthetics.
anarchy fruit platter
Fluid stainless steel against deep toned wood
bridge across fruit platter
The steel holds and wood/leather spans the space between
Continue reading fruits on my dining table
One clock swings like a flower, another lights up like a flower.
yurayura clock shine clock
These designs are from Design Ship Tora , Japan to make us happy. Below is the latest from them ‘streetlight’ and the last one is ‘floor flower’.
One light shades you, another light floors you.
In the end I am very happy ! you happy too?
This tray design I find of exceptional creative dimension. Very functional , you can carry it with one hand and so beautifully.
This creation of designer John Stefanidis is hand crafted by skilled craftsmen.
Indian furniture and decor market is at the moment filled with imported(foreign) goods or Chinese stuff. To find a true Indian designer who has merged tradition and need to modern day design is a very difficult task.
So when I found designer Krishnakumar’s site I was excited. Why? You can see for yourself.
He describes his products as:
combination of warm and cold material which is very characteristic of Indian craft products.
Not only he has designed these warm wood winners he has also experimented with palm leaves. Using natural dyes he has got these amazing effects.
Krishnakumar’s wearables are also techno delights.
(27/05/09 -Edit: I have lost designer Krishnakumar’s links. It seems he has moved away. I haven’t found his new site so far. If you know or come accross his new site, please let me know. Thanks!)