Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry X'mas and a very Happy 2015!

Wishing everyone a Magical X'mas and wonderful New Year! 
We are now taking a little break...see you all back in 2015! 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Believe Collection - now available at Society 6

Believe Collection now in the store before holidays…


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pantone Color of the year 2015 - Marsala

Pantone last week chose the color for the year 2015 to be Marsala (Pantone 18-438).
How does one describe Marsala? In its press release last week, Pantone described Marsala as a "naturally robust and earthy wine red." Stretching the definition a bit further they describe Marsala as the color of fine chocolates, exotic spices, and the fragrant loam of the fertile Earth.

As a designer I am not entirely convinced by the choice of Marsala especially when we are trying to de-clutter, think clean, simplistic and want less noise. Here is a color that is robust and demands attention and space. It is hard to ignore and to like. Its a bit like terracotta but doesn't really feel earthy. Its a bit like red wine but not that luxurious or rich. Its a bit like a spice but not that exotic.
Still have to come across a product that wows me in the color Marsala! We wait and watch..

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Thank you Cup by Simi Gauba

These past few months have been very busy, challenging and exciting for me as a designer, but with some great results. I am so happy with some of my designed products launched and some due to launch soon.
Amongst those launched one of my favorite is the 'Thank you' cup that I have designed for Duni - Professional and Consumer

The story behind the Thank you cup :  Everyday consumers make a choice to choose eco-friendly over regular by paying a bit more. The 'Thank you cup' which is an ecological cup, applauds every consumer for making that choice screaming on its side a message that says - You chose me, You chose green!! Thank you for helping us save the planet.

The Thank you cup is already available in coffee shops around europe and will be more visible in restaurants/shops/stores by 2015.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Art Rhombus

Its been a long lull..just been busy trying to sort the new website and the new wares to sell on the site and believe me its a looottt of work. Thought I share my favorite piece of art called Art Rhombus that I created for society 6 last week..

Thursday, September 18, 2014

'Amanda Bear' Notebook by SimiDesign

Now for some wonderful news!!

SimiDesign's first notebook - 'Amanda Bear' will be up on sale at the prestigious Minted stores in the US….

Will keep you updated as soon as it hits the stores….
Have a lovely day!

Formex Trends - Dark Fragrance

Luxurious Velvets and deep purple, spell the rich and diverse theme 'Dark Fragrance'.
Its exotic and royal at the same time….

Friday, September 5, 2014

Formex Trends 2015 - Trend : Raw Junction

Moving to the next Trend at Formex, Raw Junction.
Its rusted, metallic, with lots of teal and mustard...

Monday, September 1, 2014

"Artists around the world" bloghop

Welcome to the artists around the world bloghop! 
You must be visiting from the wonderful world of Eva Twinkles who invited me to join this bloghop!

I love her beautiful hand-painted style.

As a part of this bloghop I need to answer these 4 questions--

1. Why do I do what I do?

I do what I love to do! Design, paint, scribble, make. My passion is my profession. I have worked as a textile, pattern and product designer for the past 15 years and it just keeps getting better.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Coming from India and living in Sweden these past 7 years, my work is a mix of my Indian heritage and the simplicity of scandinavian design. I love sketching all thats close to life. From trucks to trees, from the embroidery on my mother's kantha sarees to birds..inspiration is everywhere. 3. How does my creative process work?

My creative process is a mix of medias--pencil drawing to water colors to vector drawings. Every design has its own personality and thus the difference in choice of media.
4. What am I working on now?

I have recently worked on these 2 vectors for the minted design challenge..if you log in..do vote for me ;)

In the woods by Simi Gauba

Rusted Patels by Simi Gauba

The next blogger in the hop is the very talented children's book illustrator - Kim Fleming
Her work is simply awesome ranging from Children's Characters to Illustrative Maps.

Take a look her blog here
A little glimpse into the wonderful world of Kim

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Formex Trends 2015 - Trend : Soft Nordic

Formex had 4 leading trends for the season.
Trend 1-Soft Nordic, Trend 2-Wild Wood, Trend 3-Raw Junction and Trend 4-Dark Fragrance.
In this post, I will covers one pics from Soft Nordic, which I believe is the most palpable trend in the world right now.
Soft pastels in combination with geometrical patterns and thick wovens

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Formex 2014

Tommorow Im off to visiting Scandinavia's biggest trend/home fair called Formex in Stockholm. I have been so looking forward to seeing some great new talent and products. Besides the main exhibition, Formex also has a trends hall where they are showing the seasons latest trends…more on that when Im back from Formex.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Turn into a Rug Designer

Kinder Ground is an australian company that promises to make everyone a rug designer! Puzzled ? They make modular carpets in Triangles, Hexagons and Diamonds and you put them together!
Take a look at some spectacular results….

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Budi Satria Kwan

Among many artists that I admire on Society 6, I simply love the work of designer/artist Budi Satria Kwan. His designs feel vintage and have a fairy tale feel to them. In most of his designs, he uses the colors fiery orange and yellow, that add a beautiful dream like feel to his work

* All designs in this post are copyright Budi Satria Kwan

Wednesday, May 21, 2014