Friday, December 28, 2012

Milan Furniture Fair 2012-Revisit

Come march and we will see the next Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2013 in Milan
Reliving some great clicks of product design from this year's fair.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

'Ljuslykta' made by sugar cubes

Christmas was peaceful and we decorated our table with a ljuslykta made by our 2.5yr old. 'Ljuslykta' means votive holder in swedish

It is made of sugar cubes pasted like brick work, leaving little gaps for the t-light to shine through. The base is a round cardboard, covered by aluminium foil. 
Fabulous product design..come again who was the designer in the house :)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Dream

Its been in my head for a while and now I have written, printed and pasted it over my working desk.

@ copyright Simi Gauba*

*Its an A3 sized poster that can be saved with a right click. Feel free to use it personally (no commercial purpose please)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Mormor by Gry Fager

One of my favorite collections; Mormor; sold at Normann Copenhagen is by a danish designer called Gry Fager.
Simply love her translation of a kitchen towel into this beautiful print on porcelain.

Mormor @ copyright Normann Copenhagen
This collection called 'stitches' is inspired by cross stitching in fabrics
@ copyright Gry Fager

Monday, December 17, 2012

Pop & Lolli

Gosh christmas is next week. While shopping for some fantastic gifts at etsy I came across this wonderful store called Pop & Lolli selling wall decals for kids room. Just love the fantastic super cute animals. 
To know more about them, click here

* all images are copyright Pop & Lolli

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pantone 17-5641 - Color of 2013

So Pantone finally released the color of the year, 2013 - Emerald, a “lively, radiant, lush green''. 
and what do I want in this green - a leather jacket! 

@ copyright Elle Deco April 2011

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Best Compliment

The best compliment a designer can get is.... see their designed product in a shopping cart

This my holiday season penguin bedding called Nunu. 
Avaliable in all Mömax stores in Austria and Germany

Monday, December 3, 2012

Doodle Rug

My doodle design rug is now avaliable in all Mömax stores in Austria and Germany.
@ copyright Mömax-designed by Simi Gauba

Thursday, November 29, 2012

My first Interview published in the pattern magazine - MOYO

This is my first interview as a designer. I have waited 15 years for this moment. Thank you Moyo and the fabulous duo, Rachael and Beth, for this amazing platform

If you are on an iPad click here to view the magazine on To download the magazine simply go to and click on the folder icon underneath the magazine.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hanna Werning - A designer par excellence

A designer that I truly admire is Hanna Werning. I simply love her colorful, alive patterns and adore her animate style. 

Hanna Werning worked as an independent designer across disciplines such as communication design, product design, visual arts and illustration, self-initiated and commissioned work. Since 2004, she has been running her own company Spring Street Studio in Stockholm, Sweden. The name comes from her time living in London where she was educated a graphic designer at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.

* All designs are copyright Hanna Werning

Monday, November 26, 2012

I love what I do

 Some new patterns I have been working on

@ copyright Simi Gauba

@ copyright Simi Gauba

Friday, November 23, 2012

Old is Gold

This time when I visited my mum, she showed me an antique piece of jewellery handed down to her by her mother. Most exquisite piece of antique Minakari that I had ever seen. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Feeling a bit christmasy!

Yup, feeling a bit christmasy..

* All designs are copyright Simi Gauba Design. Please do not copy, reproduce with permission

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fascinating store in London

I love seeing window displays. Its fascinating when the display or the interior of a store is not only able to catch the essence of the product but accentuate it.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Christmas bedding 'Krems' is in stores

My Christmas bedding Design, Krems, is avaliable in the Mömax Stores across Austria and Germany now

Friday, November 9, 2012

Mr Fix It and Which side Up- Product Samples

A few days back my fabulous friend in Sweden emailed me the pics of my pillows that she had bought from Ohh Deer! Thanks Marie!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

India - words and images

Diverse, inspiring, defining, thought -provoking, Mine, 
Colors, patterns, people, heritage, thought-Provoking, Mine, 
Family, smiles, bonds, ties, love, Mine, 
Alive, happy, together Mine

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Darshan Chopra, Class IX C, Roll No.14 - Priceless

India this time has been a journey of self exploration and finding my roots. I discovered, that my grandmother and mother are the true unsung heroes of the design world. Their work is priceless and is my true heritage.

Today I am sharing some of my mother-Darshan Ratra's (Chopra) needle work from her school days. Some of the pieces even has a date, her class, and her Roll No--Darshan Chopra, Class IXC, Roll No. 14 - Priceless

Organdy Napkin with the neatest hand-made shadow work

Organdy Napkin with hand made shadow work

Organdy smocking frock- stitched and embroidered by hand. She did'nt used a stitching machine instead sewed the whole garment by hand

Darshan Chopra-Std IX C-Roll No. 14-Priceless

Hand made Smocking

The stitching Directory- V11C- 1960
Will share more of her fantastic work in my coming posts