For 25-year old Nidhi Karnavat, turning her hobby into a profession wasn’t so difficult. Drawing inspiration from famous US pop artist Andy Warhol, Nidhi quit her Investor Relations job launch Pop Goes the Art, a business she could call her own.
Innovation is the key to success, and 29-year old entrepreneur, Hinesh Jethwani, is a good example of that. Indian Hippy, his e-commerce website founded in 2009, seeks to address an important social issue– to preserve a near extinct hand-painted Bollywood film poster art, used for film advertising in yesteryears.
The term “design” has different interpretations among the youth. For some, “design” means being cool, trendy, new and functional, whereas for others it resembles an extension of their personality and individuality.
“Old is gold” goes the famous cliche, but gold is not always affordable. Plus, it’s not cool among today’s youth. Junk jewelry saves the day because it’s something that can be mixed and matched with almost everything. Read More
Indian design is becoming global, and is often associated with colours. In earlier days, design would mean traditional patterns, intricate work and the story behind a piece of work. Nowadays, design and colour have taken different meanings. Read More
In earlier posts, I mentioned how Bollywood sets trends and how popular it is among the masses. But there is a segment that doesn’t believe in following the latest trends. Instead they prefer to create their own designs and styles that reflect their personality, although it comes at a cost. Read More
Motorcycles today are getting faster, sleeker and incorporating more technology to improve performance. Today, the roads are full of pro-street Pulsars and Yamahas, something that have gotten the Indian motorcycle industry revved up. But the thump of the beast is still heard, though mellowed by government laws. The Royal Enfield’s distinct sound catches the attention of many. Read More
A major trend setter in terms of fashion in the city today is the Indian film industry, or better known as Bollywood. When celebrities are spotted in a particular outfit in a film, it is hyped by the media, and then it transcends into a fashion statement for the youth. Read More
Design Lives in Time
In the past, the word “design” would conjure up images of intricate carvings on temple pillars in remote India or mechanisms served people’s basic needs like gharats to grind grain or red postboxes at every corner of the street. But the term has evolved over the years to cover every aspect of life, especially among youth. Read More