Syed Ali Arif
Syed shared his striking art work and the heartwarming story of his journey into the world of art with me recently. An artist at heart, Syed went through the cycle of conventional education and 'regular' jobs, before he gave in to his passion of creating art. Self taught, with an artist friend as a mentor, Syed is now sought out by independent galleries and art lovers from across the world. Using various paint techniques and mediums, his work covers subjects like Indian mythology, religion, sexuality, performing arts, individuality and self identity.
Urban Yogi brings Good Earth to Dubai!
Nisha Varman Shetty, the brainchild behind Urban Yogi, had reached out to me sometime back and shared her dreams and ideas of creating a luxury sustainable brand in Dubai. So with much delight, I announce the launch of Urban Yogi, and it's first project - a collaboration with the iconic Good Earth. Urban Yogi brings to Good Earth to Dubai via the 12th Women Exhibition currently happening at Dubai Ladies Club in Jumeirah. Click on the pic above for more details.
And, a fabulous offer for all my readers in Dubai - Just mention that you are a reader of 'An Indian Summer' at Urban Yogi's stall, and get a 10% discount on all products! Happy Shopping!
A shared love for stationary and a passion for design is what led Supriya Kejriwal and Prashish More to join forces and create the paper brand 61c. Turning the mundane everyday paper products into magical, collectible items, the duo has launched an eclectic range of notepads, cards, gift packaging, wall art and other exciting paper accessories. I am love with their Panchatantra range of products featuring quintessential Indian motifs and design.
Connect with 61c on facebook here and shop for their exquisite products right here. For a week, An Indian Summer readers can avail a special discount of INR 200 off on every purchase above INR 610 by using the code AIS61C when you shop. And if you 'like' their page on facebook, you can get an additional 6.1% discount! Just leave a note on their page to get the additional discount code.
For Ashish and Rajiv, the inspiration to create a store that provided easy access to great furniture, came when they were building their own homes. They had a first hand experience of what a consumer would like for in furniture and what was missing in this area in the online retail segment. After months of research into design and manufacturing techniques, and sourcing unique quality products, the duo has set up UrbanLadder.com. With a range of well designed furniture and decor pieces, UrbanLadder.com promises to provide a seamless online retail experience.
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