Saturday, 26 March 2011

I will be selling my new collection of cushions and kitchen textiles at the Crafty Fox market in Brixton  on 16th April, and the Designers/Makers market in the east end on 23rd April, 7th and 21st May.

Here's a sneak preview of the products I'll be selling.
There will be cushions, teatowels, napkins and lots more!

'Cows', Hand screen printed and machine embroidered cushion

'Varanasi', hand screen printed linen cushion

'Tools', hand screen printed and machine embroidered linen cushion

Hand screen printed cotton/linen tea towels, 'autorickshaw graphics' and 'chai glasses'

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The Indian Book Depot (map house) now in Delhi's Sadar Bazaar, was established in 1936 in Lahore. They have been publishing children's books, and charts and maps for educational institutions for decades. I love the graphic quality of illustration and the kitsch colours. The IBD also have a facebook page and an album showcasing all 200 retro charts they have in print.

I remember being handed 'Houses of India' and 'People of India' in the Social Studies classes in primary school. I couldn't resist buying these Indian Rupee ₹charts when I spotted them in an old stationery shop. Below are the ones I picked up! 




The women on work, first aid (bandages) and wings of birds are my favourite!
There are also ones for Bad habits, moral stories and types of insects, animals, birds, flowers... the list is unending!