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.
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.
Jackson National Integration Party Tissues. Tissues that illustrated on its pack that the whole of India - Punjabis, Maharashtrians, Parsees, Goans and all - should party together for national integration and use Jackson tissues to daintily brush off any samosa crumbs.
Last spotted at Patel Stores, Bandra. But available nationally for integration, we hope.
Via Pii friend, Purvi.
Stylish wrapping paper and droolicious stationery from New York-based designer, Nasha Mehta, on view now.