Jan 9, 2012

Happy New Year from Rajboori

Wishing everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!  It has been a while since I had a chance to write on our Blog and the reason is I have been super busy traveling in Europe and India.

Last November, I was in Milan and Barcelona for a few days.  While in Milan, I got to spend some time at 10 Corso Como and really enjoyed the process of exploration to discover little treasures. What a gorgeous setup!  While browsing, the wonderful staff treated me and the rest of the customers to some champagne and hors d'oeuvres that were absolutely delectable!
10 Corso Como

In Barcelona, I stopped by Nanimarquina's beautiful and vibrant new store and had a chance to admire their collection.  I especially enjoyed the Kala rugs that are handwoven in India.  I also had a chance to see Vincon which is fantastic store to discover some unique and interesting items for your home.
Kala Rug

Once in India, we went to the dynamic and bustling city of Mumbai.  Some new discoveries included Le Mill, Anemos, and a revisit to Goodearth.

Le Mill's neutral look and modern sensibilities in their assortment had a very European flair and it was interesting to see that their sheet sets were in solid colors.  It may sound surprising to most Westerners, but in India, the general preference for sheet sets is in print!  The earth tones were a refreshing sight after seeing a myriad of color everywhere we went! 

The reproductions of antique pieces or the re-purposed antique furniture were a delight to explore at Anemos. One of the founders was glad to show us around and we admired their beautiful creations.

Goodearth was fun to explore, especially, the textiles, china, and other accessories.  And, I do love their candles!  It was nice to see a lot of refinement in the collection and attention to finer detail which we hadn't seen the last time we were there.
Armchair - Goodearth

As part of my own work for Rajboori, we have some major plans for 2012 which will be disclosed in time. However, that is keeping us very, very busy these days, while we're working on finishing the 2012 collection in which we will introduce some new techniques and fabrics besides Peace Silk, top-stitching and patchwork.

Stay tuned for more exciting news from Rajboori for 2012!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what great travels. It's so great to read a blog with a textiles focus, but moving beyond product reviews, and to really give an insight into the sourcing of the products. My experience, working in a global textiles store, is that it's a constant struggle to break misconceptions and stereotypes as to where the products are really sourced from. I have seen the manufacture of some of the highest quality produce in China and India. It's blogs like this that open peoples eyes to where their products really come from.