After all the work I did with the chindi piled up in my studio with the last collection for the @studio.artbyaarohi label, I got a call from a long-time friend and client. She had bought a pair of @americaneagle jeans online that were white distressed denim. It is only after she received them that she […]
This denim jacket got a new lease on life a few weeks ago. My daughter and I were in quarantine as we both tested positive for covid. And after the first 4-5 days of being totally miserable with full-on symptoms, we were well on the road to recovery. But still in isolation which meant I […]
Yes, I am a hoarder though not in the conventional sense. But if I see use in something then I find it hard to let go. If I see use in something but I can’t use it – I pass it on to someone who can. Many years ago when we were moving into our […]
These blue curtains hold a lot of memories for our family. My parents met and married in 1970 and this was the first set of curtains they bought back then for their new home. The fabric is a beautiful silk weave in an absolutely gorgeous blue/teal color. I understand that these cost a princely sum […]
Any project involving cloth – whether it be to upholster chairs or make garments or bags – will result in a whole pile comprising of bits and pieces of left over fabric. In the past I have used them to make little charms for the bags I make or even as little tassles for the […]
You all know me and re-cycling/ up- cycling! If there is still life left in it – you know I will figure out use for it 🙂 A few years ago (in 2013) I had papered some old melamine plates with pages from my son’s old notebook and then I painted over them. There were […]
Thank you Anushka for taking the time to speak to me about my work. Happy to have been featured in in the Little Black Book – Kolkata edition on 24th sep 2018.
I am a big believer of re-use, re-do, up-cycle and all those other ‘buzz words’. But I have always wondered about the ‘actual cost’ – human and energy cost – of upcycling/ redoing reuse etc. What is the kind of energy we expend in giving something a new avatar? When is it better to just […]
Thank you Anushka for taking the time to speak to me about my work. Happy to have been featured in in the Little Black Book – Kolkatta edition on 18th sep 2018.
We have an open plan kitchen and the breakfast counter divides the space between the kitchen and the dining/living areas. I hate being cloistered in the kitchen when the rest of the family is outside. And I do end up spending a lot of time in there as I love to cook for my family. […]