Saturday, September 14, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Stumbled onto Aarti's work via Artnlight: an incredible design blog, loved these collage/decoupage pieces by the artist. Aarti created these works from a vintage photography book that belonged to her grandfather.
"This series of mix media illustration is my way to connect things of the past and share love for "all things vintage" with the world. Old stories of simple, joyous things like Bicycles, Typewriters, Vespa, Cassettes find new expressions on my grandfathers old books from 1940s.
I have tried to bring these old things to life by adding real 2D elements like dried flowers, an unfinished poem on a real paper stuck to the typewriter, an old cassette tape with the reel pulled."
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
one of the most interesting things about your work is all the little details that you layer, could you explain your process? how much of it is digital/handmade?
what do you do to get your creative juices flowing? music/pop culture/books/magazines/tv shows
how would you describe your work? I see a lot of asian/mystical influences , what draws you to them?
who are your favourite artists/designers
how does your south asian-ness influence you/ at what moments does it peek in?
Whats your current colour palette?
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Monday, September 9, 2013
This is my first attempt at a 'personal' lust list . This section will be a curation of items of clothing, art , decor and accessories that I lust for. Forgive my layout, it was created in a hurry on an online editor, if anybody has any design advice for me to make my job easier please write to me! :)
If you want to get on the Lust list, write to me at pavitramohan @ gmail. com
1. Paneled Tank from Bhane, 2. Earrings from Isharya 3. Kareishma Saarna clutch 4. Bowl from Happpily Unmarried 5. Chair from Quirk Box 6. Wall Art from India Circus
I found the most incredible goodies in my mail last week. Sameer Kulavoor, a friend and design god, had sent me The Ghoda Cycle project documented in a book , as well as two fun flip books , that I'm going to post a video of. I absolutely have one of his illustrations on my lust list , for my home. But that's for later. Take a gander at his incredible exploration of the Ghoda cycle in all it's avatars .This is what Sameer has to say about his illustrations, "The Ghoda Cycle Project' is a visual document of the myriad avatars of bicycles in the rural and urban landscape of India.The linchpin of 'The Ghoda Cycle Project' is to lay emphasis on the framework, structure, decoration and design of the cycles ofIndia.Ergonomically these cycles may not be the best examples of bicycle design, but they have the strength to carry the hopes and aspirations of a big section of the Indian population". The illustrations have also been adapted into t shirts for fashion brand Paul Smith.
OH FLIP! - Ice Gola Flipbook from Sameer Kulavoor / BDD on Vimeo.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Manjari Sharma's work is a painstakingly detailed recreation of the ubiquitous imagery we've seen growing up in India. Her new series of photographs titled ' Darshan' - refering to the viewing of the idols or representations of the Hindu dieties in temples, is a photographic installation of nine mythological Hindu gods and goddesses. The imagery is ingrained into my head, her interpretation is a fresh take on something that I've seen countless times.