Design Tribute- JAIPUR

The city of Love, The city of Kings. A city – Pink. An oasis of the desert, a place so calm and kingly, that would shy away even the most prolific kingdoms mankind has ever seen. Jaipur, a heart, a design manifesto, and now a world heritage site, is a city that would be hard-pressed…

Design and Indian Royalty

Most kingly is the king of all. I clearly remember my experience on a personal tour of “Salim Singh ki Haveli” in Jaisalmer back in 2014. A 300 year old construction from 17th century and supposedly the only royal construction outside the walled fort of Jaiselmer, owned by the then Prime minister of State Salim…

Design and Indian Craft

Luxury is not what is expensive, it is what is scarcely available. The sight of a Kutchi embroidered clutch in a social gathering against at least a ten of other mechanized Prada and mango clutches indeed makes one emotionally connected to the skill and colors of India. Such is the rich legacy of our country….

Design as “Indian Minimalism”

Live simply, so that others may simply live. Mahatma Gandhi Minimalism is the concept of leading a simple life by realizing that “ less is more”. In other words, shunning the excessive consumerism in today’s world of excess. Terms like “Retail Therapy”, “Window shopping” have come into existence today only because of the dire urge…

Design as “Aesthetics of Excess”- Indian Weddings.

A wise person should have money in his head, not in heart. Wedding is like a Prada bag, everyone wants to have it, but are scared by what is going to take away. Some Indian weddings on the other hand are like the people who own that bag. They just needed a reason to tell…

Design as “Aesthetics of excess”- Indian Cuisines.

The only human sense that has a social connotation attached to it is “taste”. Think of India and the most prominent thing that comes to your mind is Colors. Not many would know that spices and colors have been in a relationship in India from time immemorial. A relationship so deep that some of the…

Design as “Aesthetics of excess”- Indian Cinema

I would love to work in a Bollywood film as there is so much drama and color in the films there. -Brad Pitt India is the largest producer of films in the world. The cinematic extravaganza that Bollywood brings to life surpasses the combined aesthetics that the world has to offer in this domain. One…

Design as “Aesthetics of Excess”-Indian Architecture

More is less. India is the seventh largest country in the world. Its immense scale means that not only does the landscape changes drastically from one region to the next, but so does the history and culture. Amidst of these diversities are found the ornate palaces, immensely expressive dance forms, world famous spicy food delights,…

Design Tribute

ROWENA REED KOSTELLOW Back in 2014, I got my hands on a book “Elements of design”, getting quoted that ” it is the Bible of form design”. I could not wait more to read it and was introduced to one of the most prolific design critique and an inseparable part of American industrial design education….

Design as Management

A design should be judged by its practice in order not to be fooled by its theory. Western markets have nearly reached complete standardization and organization. A standard to that extent where forecasts can be made by skillfully contemplating the long graph of its history. Industry experts can actually predict the trends, objects and even…