The oldest surviving evidence of civilisation to be found in contemporary India is that of the Indus Valley Civilisation (3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 BCE). These people practiced Arts & Crafts in ceramic and metal to rival the work of the ancient Greeks to come 3000 years later. They had a practice of Rangoli, creating mandalas from sand or petals, that […]
My social calendar has been filled with inspiring events lately as I have caught up with some of the activists leading the charge towards protecting our oceans. Beyond simply sharing on their particular fields of expertise and the causes they are passionately campaigning for the reason behind the current push has been to raise awareness […]
I LOVE the colours and colour variations of natural dyes.
I LOVE that people are experimenting with plants in a way others before them have for hundreds of years.
I LOVE that consumers want to make a difference and buy something that’s better for themselves, their kids and the earth.
There are, however, some draw backs to natural […]
Most days I feel pretty good about the changes i’ve made to reduce my footprint.
I take my own bags, cups, bottles with me.
I buy whole foods in bulk and shop at growers markets.
I make a lot of my own toiletries and cleaning products.
I re-use and recycle.
Then I chat with […]
I am a hoarder. Not a serious, house filled to the brim kind of hoarder, but a hoarder no less.
I collect materials, tools, old jewellery, clothes, hats, bags, books. I love old tools and tool boxes. I have wooden tool boxes found at auction houses and flea markets, wooden boxes filled with tiny little bits, big […]
IN 2010 a Forbes Magazine article by Elaine Wong noted that 250,000 new products are launched globally each year, with a typical failure rate of 85-95 %.
This was also the year Apple first launched their hugely successful iPad tablet computer.
What did you buy that year? Do you still have it and love it? How much […]