Artisan Luxe, conceptualized and owned by Snigdha Shekhar, is a new interior and lifestyle store in Delhi. Snigdha, a textile designer by training, offers a carefully hand-picked range of interior products like furniture, lighting, textiles, tableware and home accessories. The products reflect the best of Indian craftsmanship with an accent on fine detailing and quality. There are so many things that have caught my eye in this store, and I can't wait to visit the store myself!
The store is located in Delhi's Meherchand market. Take a look at Artisan Luxe's many products right here.
LouLou Des Indes
This distinctively French line of children's clothes, with delicate Indian accents, has been designed and launched by Daphné Ghesquière, a French national living in Delhi for the last 9 years. Daphné has two young children herself, and her line is inspired by their fantaisie, joie de vivre and freedom. Such lovely sheer cotton clothes and motifs - I hope Daphné launches a clothing line for adults soon!
LouLou Des Indes is available at Artisan Luxe (yes, Snigdha's store above!), and you can take a look at their collection here.
The Summer House
The Summer House is Shivangini Parihar's labour of love. Inspired by the times when life was simpler and unhurried, Shivangini designs housewares and clothing, which are then hand crafted by craftsmen based in villages. What I love about her products is that even though utilitarian, careful thought has gone into the design of each product and they are so well crafted and finished.
The Summer House products are available at Sanctum in Mumbai, and would also be available online very soon. Stay connected with The Summer House here.
The story of Arastan was born from Nisha Misra’s wanderlust and her deep curiosity about art, craft and architecture that flourished along the fabled Silk Route. She has travelled extensively, developing a deep interest in Islamic art, architecture and craft. Wherever she went, Nisha would collect rare and beautiful products as memories of the journey. Over the past year, Nisha has crisscrossed through Central Asia to Turkey and Morocco to put together Arastan – a curated store with exquisite collection of rare and beautiful products from souks and bazaars. It was a tough task for me to pick just a few products to showcase for this post - each product is a must have!
A big thank you to my reader Vyshnavi, who sent me the link to Arastan! :)
Eka`, by Rina Singh, is for women who wear their heart on their sleeves and attitude in their clothes. Eka`s gorgeous clothes in natural textured fabrics and soft drapes, are inspired by the traditional clothing in India and fluidity of layering adopted in Japanese fashion.
Sonali Kapoor's love affair with colors started with the calla lilies that she grew at her farm in Bangalore. She begun by opening a flower shop, and more recently, taking a cue from her textile designer mother, set up a block printing unit of her own. Thus was born Spring Rhythm, her store for furniture, ready to wear, and living accessories, all putting good use to the beautiful fabrics from her studio. Describing her style to be elegant but not luxurious, Sonali firmly believes in wabi sabi - 'the delicate balance of the love for beautiful things and the freedom from them'
Infonaut is the brain child of Nitasha, Aman and Carlos, trained practitioners in the art of distilling information into clear powerful and aesthetically pleasing visuals. It is also one of my favorite things to do (albeit not as successfully and beautifully as these three musketeers)! Infonaut not only helps companies and brands, but also designs products full of personality and character.
Take a look at Infonaut's impressive portfolio of projects here. Connect with them on facebook, and soon, you will be able to buy their products right here.