Friday, December 14, 2012

anek designs@design mela

along with some more fabulous people, ANEK DESIGNS is showing textile and home accessories at the RED EARTH DESIGN MELA on the 17th and 18th December 2012 at the Prince of Wales Museum!!
exhibition will be on from 11am-8pm. i hope to see all you wonderful people there!!

itsy bitsy feature


a tiny feature in the Ideal Home and Garden december issue!! grab you copy now!! yay!!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


i am exhibiting at the World Trade Center, Cuffe Parade tomorrow: 7th of November and day after: 8th of November 2012!!!! the exhibition time is from 11 am to 7 pm. please come, bring friends and family, shop lots and make it a success...i will not be able to do this without you!!

p.s. yes i screwed up the spellings of bedazzled above....ahh you didn't notice....but its just one of those words that begs to be misspelled!!
see you there

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I am MUMBAI!!

its been so long since i last posted on my blog...Facebook is partly to blame for this :) but now that Facebook doesn't tempt me so much either, it is time that i get back here to share my thoughts, work and life in general.

so lots has been happening! i recently moved to mumbai since my husband decided to take on a new job...quite frankly we were both looking forward to being in bombay. pune was starting to get too comfortable and so a little boring. its been a month now in this new, crazy, super fast city and i am loving every bit of it...well apart from the roads....whats with the bumpy ride mumbai?

lets talk about the efficiency of the city.. vivek and i have moved in as tenants in a really nice complex in malad west, with infinity and inorbit malls at walking distance. we decided to move in to our new home a day early so we could sleep in a completely empty house, even before our furniture moved in, to let the vibe of the place sink in. we were woken up the next day at 6 am sharp, by our doorbell. to our surprise a newspaperwala welcomed us (how did he know we moved in at 10 pm the previous night??) with a newspaper in hand and 3 simple words..."aaj se shuru" (beginning today). we knew then that the city moved at super speed and that we would have to be on our toes all the time to keep pace with the MUMBAI!








Tuesday, June 5, 2012

anek designs now @ srishti store, pune!!


shout out to the Puneri Junta!!! anek designs is now available at the Srishti Store, Sus Road, Pune!!!! it is nothing fancy, and totally non glamorous, but if you love handicrafts this is the place to go!! get a whole lot of gifting ideas here..and if you happen to meet the owner...do mention that i told you about it!!! :D

owner Debjani Banerjee has been running the store for more that 6 years now and has been working extensively with jute material.
she undertakes corporate orders as well!


 beautiful jute folders
 lots of jute bags
 and some anek designs :)

check out their facebook page here

Thursday, May 31, 2012

copyright shopyright watermark shotermark hai rabba

this is going to be verrry interesting...trust me. just for me...click on the link below
http://www.handcraftcushions.com/kantha-pillows.html
now scroll till the bottom of the page.....and what do you see?? "Anek Design Cushion Images" yes that is right. so this manufacturer by the name of JK Handicrafts is inviting orders and queries by using our product images.

to make it easier for you, here are the cushion images, shot by me, of my products, made in pune, in 100% silk.
if you have been a part of our "Anek Designs" journey then you will surely remember these images!!

Beautifull  Quilt Pillow / Cushions Covers

Home decor kantha quilt cushion covers

Kantha Quilted Pillow Covers

Quilted Pillow And Cushion Cover

Kantha Pillow Cover

this guy who is obviously a big manufacturer has blindly stolen my images and in the process my products!
i find this tragically funny!

to top it...these products are displayed not only on his website but also websites like alibaba, hellotrade etc.
http://www.alibaba.com/product-tp/126331477/patchwork_kantha_pillow_and_cushion.html
http://www.alibaba.com/product-free/118147026/vintage_cushion_cover.html
http://www.alibaba.com/product-tp/126331561/silk_fabric_pillow_and_cushions.html

it doesn't stop here...it gets better. there are more manufacturers who are blindly using our product images on their websites like Balaji Textiles to name a few.
http://www.alibaba.com/product/in1002117476-118147026-103173880/vintage_cushion_cover.html
(this particular cushion is being sold by two different people on the same website!!!)

looking at their websites...i know that they are also openly stealing images from online shops like shopo.in and http://www.rajaandrani.co.uk/

yes i know i do not own kantha, and that the world is using it.....but you know each kantha cushion is unique right? these particular cushions were put together by me,i own these images and worked really hard to shoot them, edit them and then upload them to sell online. it just isn't fair!

through this post i wish to reach out to anyone who believes in me to support me and guide me in taking some action against this online theft.

it pains and saddens me





Tuesday, January 31, 2012

ready your shopping bags..

for we are exhibiting
find anek designs@stall no. 13!!!

come on pune...show us some love :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

that healthy resolution.....



so many of us have made healthy new year resolutions haven't we....and so many such resolutions aren't followed through....well here's your chance to change that!


meet Chandana Banerjee, a Health Coach, wellness writer, whole foods culinarian and the founder of Luscious Health a boutique wellness studio
well i knew Chandana as a freelance writer (Pink Elephant Writing Studiowho so graciously wrote about my humble blog in the Better Homes and Gardens Magazine and so i was pleasantly surprised when i got to know of her as a health coach...!!! 


Chandana will be working with people on how to reach their health goals, including stress reduction, increasing energy, losing weight, and improving their overall health and happiness quotient. she plans to accomplish this by supporting them with their food and lifestyle choices.


Chandana has always had an interest in health, holistic healing and nutrition, and has been writing about these topics quite a bit. she decided to increase this knowledge and learn in a formal training program. trained at the largest nutrition school in the world – the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) in New York, she has learnt a lot more than a 100 dietary theories.

wait, there is more to this post!! Chandana has offered a free health session for all my wonderful readers and that is YOU!!!
it is a great way for your to see how her Health and Nutrition Coaching works and how it can positively impact your lives!!

the offer is valid till: feb 15.write to Chandana at luscioushealthcoaching@gmail.com


still here....??? go grab this offer now!!!




Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jai Hind!!

 this post is dedicated to all the indian women who cook!!!
colour by chance while preparing mixed vegetables!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012

kalamkari cushions!!!!!

 krishna leela

 shree ramayana



fresh from the oven....absolutely love them and will be hard parting with these!!! available exclusively on etsy
http://www.etsy.com/listing/89873029/shree-ramayana-cushion-cover

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

my sunny balcony :)

 new bougainvillea...now lets hope it survives.. 




 how i wish these were alive and  roamed around in my balcony free!



Monday, January 2, 2012

granny's love

.....its really special isn't it?
i grew up in a joint family and was lucky to have known the love and care of my grand parents. i know many who aren't so lucky and miss out on so much!! 
my grand mother used to be an extremely independent and active woman....now she's bed ridden and its been over two years. she was an active knitter....as soon as she got to know about a pregnant relative she'd start knitting cute little baby clothes...complete from booties to vests and caps. i grew up wearing woolen vests knitted by my badi mummy. i did not appreciate them so much then....but now i do...more so since i know that my children will not have such a luxury...my mother does not knit..and now badi mummy can't!

why am i talking about grannies and kids and hand knitted woolies all of a sudden you ask? well because i want to introduce to you a very special and utterly cute new venture started by a very dear friend of mine. 


 her venture is called....granny's love and yes she sells hand knitted goodies by grannies across the country... isn't this a wonderful idea?? lima das, the woman behind this lovely venture is a textile design graduate from NID (we were in the same batch and are super pals). she has tied up with a few grannies all over the country (7 right now and growing in number) who make sweaters, vests, booties, caps and other accessories and she helps them sell these pieces on her website and facebook page for a marginal profit.

major chunk of the profit is shared with the creative grannies and some is reinvested in the venture.




 
lima hopes to expand her little idea by selling online and through exhibitions. you may even request custom items, gift baskets etc on her website. she plans to launch a line of hand crafted accessories for tiny tots very soon.
haven't you fallen in love with the duck booties already....so then what are you waiting for...go check out her website now!!!