Monday, July 12, 2010

did i tell you...

...that i had started working again?

here's a little background for those who missed it..
i worked in various export houses/design studios based out of NCR, New Delhi for more than four years after graduating from NID (National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad) as a textile designer.
i was always interested in home decor and so worked on all sorts of home linen be it cushions, curtains, bedding, table linen etc for these four years.
then in october 2009 i took a break from my regular job to prepare for my marriage (blush) in january this year to my boyfriend of 7 yrs (blush some more).

i shifted to Pune in February 2010, since my new husband's job was here and then i sat at home, watched TV, played house, had loads of ginger tea etc and then got super bored of it all.
all along i knew i had to get in touch with the few seniors, friends who were also based out of Pune. one super nice senior had gotten in touch much before and told me that i should give her a buzz once i land in this new city.. i knew she ran her own textile design/ home decor studio in Pune....but it took me 3-4 months (of being in Pune) to call her and meet up with her (inspite of knowing that Pune offered no other hope for a textile designer like me)...that just tells you something about me now doesn't it...:)

well anyway...i did call her, we did meet and then she offered to partner with me on a residential interior project!!! i've been working on this project for close to a month now and hopefully will be able to wrap it up by july end.
it is my first such project yay!!!! now lets all hope there are more (or how will i eat?)!

about time i thanked Mansee Badve (erstwhile Handa a Punjabi kudi just like me :) , a senior from college and friend (if i may) for giving me reason to get out of my house everyday...especially for something i have always wanted to do..HOME INTERIORS!!




the product range offered by the studio includes curtains, cushions, bedding, table linen, blinds/screens etc.

i am planning and working on a new line of textile products (along with the interior projects), will update you all with some pictures soon (i also am aware that i might have said that many a times before).

in case you are an architect/interior designer/home owner who would like to work with us on a project please email me : bahl.kanika@gmail.com. do mention my blog in your mail just so i know that's where you found me:)

thanks for listening (or is it reading...)
love
kanika

15 comments:

nikheel said...

Great going Kanika, sounds very cool.
Best wishes and good luck!

sulagna ™ said...

good going girl...

Kanika Bahl said...

thanks nikheel and sulagna, but i must tell you guys that it is on really small scale!

:)

Bunny said...

tres cool :)

send me a status thingum for pool na?

here are the details > http://poolmagazine.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/your-status/

GB said...

That's great Kanika! All the best to you in your new endeavor, (no matter how small the scale).

:)

Kamini said...

Hey Kanika....congrats! that's really fantastic! Small scale or big...its doing what you love that matters! All the very very best to you!

Patricia Torres said...

Kanika... good job!! Well done!!! I admire you!! you are such a talented girl...

Anpu said...

All the very best Kanika...Lucky Puneites! You are extremely talented, and I am sure you are going to go places. Small or Big, you are doing what you love and are passionate abt...:-)

varsha said...

Hey Kanika,

Great to hear that!!! All the very Best!! God Bless!!

Keep Rocking!!

Bhavna said...

Congratulations Kanika! Eagerly waiting to see your projects on the blog :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Congrats Kanika,
You are doing what you love to do....that matters!!
Wish you all the best :)

Kanika Bahl said...

thank you for such faith and encouragement!

love
Kanika

Haddock said...

Those floor cushions look great.

Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

Hey Kanika - don't know how I missed this one!Sounds good, and it was lovely meeting you. I really loved your key chain!:)

Sharon

Aarti Badamikar said...

Hey Kanika!
Nice work! Through some references I have known about the NIR studio. Nice to know it that its by NIDans :)