Here's wishing you all the joys of the season. Wish you and our loved ones a Merry Christmas and joyful New year !!!!!!!!
Michelle Kosoy is a ceramic artist runs a studio kosoy bouchard in Toronto with her glass artist husband Pierre Bouchard . She uses wooden blocks ( as used in India for mostly printing fabrics, papers etc) to give her creations (earthenware and porcelains) a highly unique style.
Her work is beautiful, charming and classy. I am in love with her color pallets of white and neutral pale shades. Well, it is not only beautiful; it is functional too. The shapes may look simple but patterns are intricate. the finished product is so elegant . Her fine lines and detail require a keen eye, a very steady hand and a good deal of patience . She has participated in various exhibitions Her work has now been picked up on by Art Gallery of Ontario, Hollace Cluny, and Good Egg in Toronto.
What a unique use of wooden blocks ? never ever could even think of ..
Do not believe me? see it for yourself :
I am so sorry for taking such long breaks. Honestly life has been on roller coaster .. but settling now , work pressure seems to be less and I am all geared up for new posts.
Just got back from a Family wedding and Mehndi ( henna) is what i am currently obsessed with !!! It seems I am not alone – let us explore together who all are passionate about mehndi and using their creativity to create a unique product which is awe inspiring and beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!
Malene Barnett's Mehndi rug – ( oh my god so different…)
Megan Noel’s Drawing ( So Beautiful and unique!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Wooden Spoon set by Parizadhe
Mehndi Jewelry from Dai Ban
Mehndi candles by all about henna
Lovely Organic clothing by Henna Baby
Judith Leiber Heena Clutch
Carlos Falchi Henna bags in snake leather
I have also posted about mehndi inspired cake in the past .. Do not think this mehndi ( henna) is going to fade away ever!!
India has been source of inspiration to many then and even now .. Sharing with you some mesmerizing Photo campaigns of International magazines, brands either shot in India or with an Indian inspiration . ………….It is amazing but most of the photo shoots invariably happened in Rajasthan which is my favorite place too, I am also soaked in the bright hues of Rajasthan!!!!!!!!!!
Starting with vintage shoots
Vogue 1956 – in Jaipur – Pink City
Voyage to India, McCall’s Magazine, 1966
Emilio Pucci, 1967
Samantha Jones in the Lake Palace of Udaipur (India), collection spring-summer 1967
Turban with Swarovski crystals of the autumn-winter collection 1969
“ British Vogue – Indian Summer – 2007”
Tim Petersen 2008 editorial shoots in India for Amica Germany .
This editorial was called “white Magic”
( images via dusjacket attic)
Monsoon Accessorize Spring Summer -09 ( Brazilian model Ana Beatriz Barros)
Free People’08 Catalog – photographed in Jaipur
Anthropologie May 2010 catalog shot at various locations in India
Sports Illustrated 2010 – Swimsuit collection photographed in Rajasthan , India
here is a complete collection of Sports illustrated 2010 swimsuit