The ‘ish watch’ pays tribute to IST (Indian Stretchable Time) and every one of us Indians. What Pii really liked about this piece is that the designers have spent just as much love on designing the box as they did on the watch. Created by Hyphen for Filter.
How to happy the holi.
1-1/2 cup water
2-1/2 cups warm milk
1 tbsp blanched and chopped almonds
1 tbsp chopped cashewnuts
1/2 tbsp chopped pistachios
1/4 tbsp poppy seeds
1/4 tbsp melon (kharbooj) seeds
1/4 tbsp saunf
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1/4 cup dried rose petals
1 tsp rosewater
1/4 tsp peppercorns
1/8 tsp ginger powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2-3/4 cup sugar
15 gms cannabis leaves and buds (this is banned at many places and available in limited stores, one may not use this ingredient)
Clean the cannabis leaves and buds by removing any stick and seeds
Wash it thoroughly
In a pot, boil the water
Add all the ingredients, except sugar and milk
Let it boil on slow flame for 10 minutes
Strain and keep aside the liquid
The solid part is grinded in stone grinder by adding 1-2 tbsp warm milk
Press through muslin with back of palms, extracting the liquid into vessel
Repeat the previous two steps till 1 cup milk is consumed and the residue becomes dry and husklike
The extracted milk should be smooth
Mix the extracted milk and boiled water which was kept aside
Add remaining milk and sugar
Chill for 2-3 hours and serve.
The Seed Holder Book. This magical little book is crafted from recycled corrugated cardboard and designed to hold pongamia tree seeds and a story about the need to plant trees. It’s a beautiful feeling holding this feathery light book and knowing that you’re holding future trees. It’s a better feeling when the first leaf peeks out at you a few weeks later. Created for Tulika Publishers by Vinod Lal Heera Eshwer.
The Memory Box for children. Handmade and personalised to hold little objects that are close to your heart, or your kids’. Lovely thought from the lovely folk at Elephants Remember.
Loptop bags. Spelt so because they are not laptop bags. They’re round but they’re still used to store your laptop, in quite a comfy, colourful way. Good thing, we think, is that at least you’re not going to look like a 9 to 5 exec on your lunchbreak if you carry this one around with you. From Warmly Designs.
Cardamom. From the Rainforest. We love the label the most. Postage-stamp shaped and delivered to you fresh and fragrant, straight from the rainforest. The copy makes you feel special. And the squiggly art makes you feel like you’ve received it from a little kid sitting in the forest doing this especially for you. We call him Vinod Lal Heera Eshwer :)
Recycle Sundays: Dump your garbage into these pots, let it sit quietly and prettily in your garden and allow it to give you compost for your plants. Free! Read more here.
The no-fuss, no-wastage, smart book wrap. What we liked about this one is that the gentleman in the picture has used the program schedule of the Jaipur Lit Fest (where he is) to wrap his notebook. Via, Wearabout.