Updates

  • Kantha Culture

    We always get very excited about new deliveries of our Kanthas and really love seeing where they end up.  In our hope to become more sustainable there is something rather satisfying about knowing that we are helping to re-purpose something that has already been re-purposed!
  • SHIBORI - The Art of Japanese Tie-Dye

    Shibori - The Art of Japanese Tie-Dye

    A short journey into the long history of the amazing art form that is Shibori - or Japanese Tie Dye - and how we use it to make some of our favourite lampshades.

  • Paisley - Pattern Over the Centuries

    Many of the printed silk sarees we choose to make our lampshades feature this iconic motif – and this is mainly because we love the designs but coincidentally these patterns symbolize so much of what inspires us – the history behind the trade between the East and West; the transfer of ideas and influences seen in textiles across the world, and the confluence of artistic inspiration which feeds into the thinking behind our designs
  • Suzani Splendour

    How can you not love a Suzani? Interior designers and home owners have loved using these in houses for years but what are they? In recent months I ...
  • Covering All the Bases - A Guide to Choosing the Size of your Shade

    We get lots of enquiries about finding the right size lampshade for your lamp base – and we try and give information on the website to help you do...
  • Discover the stories behind our silk saree lampshades

    In the pursuit of rich textiles and artisanal craftsmanship in the wonderful eclectic markets of India we discovered the most gorgeous vintages sa...
  • In Search of the Golden Thread

    A year ago, at the Delhi Trade Fair we discovered a group of artisans from Assam who were exhibiting beautiful handwoven silks and some of our fav...
  • Fixtures and Fittings

    We love talking about shape, colour and pattern when it comes to lampshades but we do also need to do some housekeeping and help with some technic...
  • Kicking off our shoes in Kerala

    When we go to India on a buying trip we try to fit in a few days of relaxation – and, of course exploration, somewhere other than Delhi and Jaipur...
  • Delhi Trade Fair

    Once a year we brave the Delhi Trade Fair – not so much to buy new stock since we already have some great suppliers, but more for inspiration.. Si...